Privacy Policy

This page explains the WhiteStar Privacy Policy. By visiting my website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
This policy was last reviewed and amended on Thursday 10th May 2018.

 

What personal information do I collect about you?

I gather two types of information from you:

  • Information you actively give us, which includes comments on my blog or messages you send us. I use this information to deal with your request and never share this information with anyone outside of my business;
     
  • Information your web browser gives us, such as your computer's IP address, your city and your screen size. I also monitor your use of the website by seeing which pages you visit and how long you spend on them. I send this information to Google's "Google Analytics" service so that I can measure how effectively my website is at giving you the information you're after.

How I use cookies

"Cookies" are small files which your web browser transfers to your computer when you visit a site. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as providing information to the owners of the site.

Like many websites, I use cookies to help us monitor your use of the website. These cookies are used by Google Analytics so that I know when you've visited one page and then another. I also use cookies if you login to my website with a username and password we've given you.

What cookies do I use?

Each cookie has a unique name which you can use to identify where it came from.

  • Some features of my site use Javascript. I set a has_js cookie if you have javascript enabled, so I can give you the best possible experience; 
     
  • Google Analytics uses cookies with the following names to monitor visitors to my website, so that I can improve the experience for all users: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz. Read more about the Google Analytics privacy policy;
     
  • If you login to my site in order to post a comment, I will also store a cookie so that I can identify you as a logged-in user.

 

How I protect your privacy

I do not engage in any marketing or advertising practices using cookies which identify you or your computer and I never share personally identifiable information with those outside of my business. I share anonymous website usage information with Google Analytics as listed above.

Sharing your data with third parties:

If you are a client or potential client, I may share limited personal information with trusted partners (such as graphic designers, copywriters, SEO specialists), in order for them to provide quotations and undertake work for you on my behalf.

I may share and store your personal data with third parties who provide online software, but purely for my own use. All of these companies have satisfied me that they themselves are GDPR compliant or will be by May 25th 2018.

Currently I use:

  • Intuit QuickBooks for managing my accounts. Only persnal data relating to financial transactions is stored in here. See their Privacy Policy;
  • HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Sales & HubSpot marketing handle my Customer Relationships. See their Privacy Policy;
  • MailChimp to handle my email marketing.See their Privacy Policy.

 

Disclosure of your information:

I may disclose information in special cases when I have reason to believe that disclosing this information is:

  • reasonably necessary to comply with the law; 
     
  • to protect my rights and those of my users.

 

How you can manage your privacy

Although using cookies helps me to improve my site, you do not need to accept my cookies in order to access my website. The majority of web browsers allow some control of cookies. Find out how to change cookie settings in your browser.

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