Privacy Policy

I take your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes what personal information I collect and how I use it.

Routine Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages.

This information is not used to identify you personally.

The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes.

Personally Identifiable Information

If you send me an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private. I only store this information in my own email system so that I can respond to your message.

If you submit an intake form while working with me, your name, email address, website address, phone number, Skype username and responses will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private. I store this information in my own email system so that I can respond to your message.  A copy of the completed form is stored in my website database.

If you submit a testimonial form after working with me, your name and responses will be emailed to me (as you would expect).  You also have the option to submit a photo of yourself, although this is not required.  This information is used by me to help other clients decide whether or not to work with me.  It is stored in my own email system, in my website database and is viewable by the general public on the website.

If you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, website address, email address, IP address and message will be stored in my website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how visitors use the site.  This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • the pages you visit on alistairgill.com
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site 
(referring domains)
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

I have also implemented Google Analytics demographics and interests reporting.  This allows me to:

  • understand how my audience breaks down by age, gender, and interests.
  • better target ad spend by identifying the type of people who visit the site and who converts, so I can target ads to those specific audiences.
  • use demographics and interests to build segments for reports.
  • use demographics and interests to build remarketing lists.

This information does not include personally identifiable such as:

  • name
  • address
  • billing details

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can find out more about how Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps here.

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies.  These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services.  Learn how to opt out of Google’s cookie usage.  As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy

You can opt out of Google Analytics using this browser add-on.  This add-on prohibits the Google Analytics tracking code from using your information.  More information on this can be found in this Google help article.

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns.  Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites.  The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis.  Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Disclosures

Amazon EU Associates Programme

This site is a participant in the Amazon Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon sites.

If you purchase a product by following an affiliate link from this site, it doesn’t cost you any more but I earn a small commission.  I will only link to products I have personally used and recommend.

Which organisation is collecting this information

This site, www.alistairgill.com, is a website owned by Alistair Gill, a small business consultant based in Staffordshire, England.

Disclosure of this information

I do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments or testimonials you have submitted on this website. If you would like to have this information removed please contact me and I will do this for you.

Contact Information

If you have concerns or questions about this privacy policy please contact me for further clarification.

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