Not sure why you’re here, as it’s the boring legal stuff that has to be here, but whatever floats your boat. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, then we’ll begin. This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Alex Aitken, the owner of this Website (www.alexaitken.co.uk). This privacy policy applies to the use of any and all Data collected by the website, or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. Fun this, isn’t it. Here’s some more fun.

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Alex Aitken, the owner of this Website. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

Definitions and interpretation
1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data – Collectively all information that you submit to Alex Aitken via the Website (www.alexaitken.co.uk). This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws. Snore.
Cookies – A small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
Data Protection Laws – Any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;
GDPR – The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
Alex Aitken – Alex Aitken, the owner of this Website www.alexaitken.co.uk;
UK and EU Cookie Law – The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011. Snore.
User or you – Any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Alex Aitken and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Alex Aitken and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services;
Website – The website that you are currently using, www.alexaitken.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
a. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
b. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
c. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
d. “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
e. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
f. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy
3. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Alex Aitken and Users with respect to this Website (www.alexaitken.co.uk). It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites, or to YouTube.
4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Alex Aitken is the “data controller”. This means that Alex Aitken determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected
5. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
a. IP address (automatically collected);
b. web browser type and version (automatically collected);
c. in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data
6. We collect Data in the following ways:
a. data is given to us by you; and
b. data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you
7. Alex Aitken will collect your Data in a number of ways; for example, when you contact him through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail, carrier pigeon, owl, semaphore, smoke signals, or through any other means, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is collected automatically
8. To the extent that you access the Website, your Data is collected automatically, for example:
a. some information is automatically collected about your visit to the Website. This information helps to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
b. Data is collected automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how they are used on this Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.

Keeping Data secure
9. Technical and organisational measures are used to safeguard your Data. Your data is stored on a secure server.
10. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let Alex Aitken know immediately by contacting him: alexander.aitken@cantab.net.
11. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention
12. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, your Data is only held on systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
13. Even if your Data is deleted, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes. What fun.

Your rights
14. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
a. Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information held about you at any time, or (ii) that such Data is modified, updated or deleted. If access to the information is provided, you will not be charged, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive”. Where legally permitted to do so, your request may be refused. If your request is refused, you will be told why.
b. Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
c. Right to erase – the right to request that your Data is deleted or removed from the system.
d. Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” your Data from being used or limit the way in which it can be used.
e. Right to data portability – the right to request that your Data is moved, copied or transferred.
f. Right to object – the right to object to the use of your Data including where it is used for legitimate interests.

15. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact Alex Aitken: alexander.aitken@cantab.net.

16. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.

Links to other websites

17. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. Alex Aitken has no control over such websites and is not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Cookies
18. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. This Website uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website.
19. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current

UK and EU Cookie Law.
20. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling this Website to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
21. See the Cookie Policy for more information about the type of cookies we use. White chocolate chip cookies.
For eating.

22. You can find a list of Cookies used in the Cookies Schedule. Mmmm cookies.
23. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
24. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
25. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
26. For more information generally on Cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete Cookies from your computer.

General
27. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person.
28. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
29. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
30. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy
31. Alex Aitken reserves the right to change this privacy policy as deemed necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact Alex Aitken by email at alexander.aitken@cantab.net.

September 2023