Who I Am
I am Sue Blundell, a playwright and lecturer of Classical Studies.
My website address is: https://sueblundell.com
Your privacy is extremely important to me and therefore please read this privacy notice as it contains important information on who I am, and that I don’t collect any information, other than to provide you with information.
General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union including the United Kingdom and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information.
The Personal Information that is Collected and Used
I may collect your name, and email address only when you contact me.
The information contained on my website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by me and while I endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will I am liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of my website. I have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, I take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
- fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information
- access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
- require me to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
- require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
- receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to me, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
- object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
- object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
- object in certain other situations to my continued processing of your personal information
- otherwise restrict my processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to comply with the GPDR regulations your contact details are not kept for any purpose other than for communicating.
How to Complain
I hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about my use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
What is a cookie and what does it do?
Essentially, a cookie is a small file of text that is dropped on a user’s browser by a website, when the user visits the site.
The cookie serves to give the website a “memory”, enabling it to retain information such as…
- user settings and preferences, eg. language, font size and theme,
- geographic location and currency,
- the goods in their virtual shopping cart on e-commerce sites,
- their browsing activity, eg. frequency of visits to the site and duration of the visit,
- their password and invoice details,
- their previous purchases,
- their fields of interest
All in all, cookies are an important and often indispensable means of presenting a smooth and responsive digital experience for the users.
Based on purpose, one may speak of the following five categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Preferences Cookies
- Statistics Cookies
- Marketing Cookies
- Other/Unknown Cookies
In this categorization, the cookies to be aware of are especially the marketing cookies, that are the ones most frequently tracking, storing and using personal data.
Based on duration, one may speak of session cookies and permanent cookies.
- Session Cookies
- Permanent Cookies
Session cookies disappear once the user closes the browser window. All permanent cookies have an expiration date written in their code. According to the ePrivacy Directive, the cookie should last no longer than 12 months, but in practice, many cookies have a much longer duration. Ordinary cookies can easily be viewed and deleted by the user, as we will explain later on in this article.