This policy has been updated on 24 May and on 14 June 2018 to comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) recently enacted in Europe. Though it it a bit odd because I am mostly not in Europe.
Yes, you can browse this site anonymously. We only collect data when you fill out a form. If you don’t tell us who you are, we won’t know. However Google might know. They do follow you around like lost puppies. But evil puppies that sell your data to advertisers. More on that below.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you inquire about a booking or make one you will be asked for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number. We need this information to be able to communicate with you about your booking, that is what we use it for.
By giving us such information, you consent to our using it in the manner described in this policy.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at email@example.com. We will destroy your personal information within seven days of receipt of your withdrawal of consent.
Website pages that were visited and your IP address may also be recorded by third parties from your browser as set out in this policy. We use google analytics to see what web pages get visited and which ones get more attention. We don’t collect any information that identifies you personnaly.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use personal information to allow us to process your inquiries and bookings, and to send out newsletters if we ever do that. If you do not wish to receive our rather infrequent newsletters, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or, alternatively, when we send you a newsletter, it will contain a provision for you to opt out of receiving further newsletters (unsubscribe).
Other than newsletters you’ll be corresponding with an individual (Gerard V or his agent) on an individual basis. That communication is treated as confidential and is only used by Gerard V and his team to facilitate your booking, to answer your questions, and to do your show. And perhaps we will email you after a show to follow up or ask about a future booking. You always have the right to ask to be deleted.
If you provide a testimonial to us after an event, we may post the text online, along with your name and organisation. If you don’t want to be identified please let us know when you provide the testimonial.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless you have consented to such disclosure or where we are required to do so by law.
The other time there'll be a google cookie is when we are testing a new version of a web page. Google uses the cookie to make sure that the page you see is the same one when you refresh it - even though there might be two versions. After a while we delete the poorer performing page and keep the better page. This is a service called Google Optimize.
All security on our Websites is treated seriously. Where applicable, we undertake security steps, including use of SSL technology, on our back-end systems that store customer account information and to protect data transmissions. However, this is not a guarantee that such data transmissions cannot be accessed, altered or deleted due to firewall or other security software failures.
If you have any further concerns about security, please email our Customer Service team at email@example.com
DELETING YOUR DATA
If you want us to delete your data for any reason at all just send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete the data we have (which isn't much). However we cannot delete financial records associated with a show because that is needed for tax compliance purposes. So what we will delete is your name and address details etc.. And unless you insist otherwise - we keep a list of "unsubscribed" emails (nothing else) to make sure those are never accidentally re-added by mistake.