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Mark is a technology geek, so he understands how important privacy and personal data is. GDPR is designed to protect your personnel data.

It is the policy of Mark Johnstone and www.markjohnstone.co.uk  to respect your privacy regarding any information, we may collect from you or which you may provide to us, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand, how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).  

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where: 

I. We have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations; 

II. We are performing a contract with you for services;  

III. We have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. 

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Mark Johnstone, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy. 

This policy is effective as of 01/01/2020. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such, we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content. 

1. Personal Data

We collect via our website markjohnstone.co.uk (or our “Website”) Personal Data that you provide to us. We only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website in the following ways:  we collect your email address, first and last name. We automatically collect certain information, when you visit our Website – such as the type of browser and operating system, you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.  

2. Use of your Personal Data  

We will only use your Personal Data, when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use your Personal Data to: 

I. Process and manage your use of our website; 

II. Respond to your questions, comments and requests; 

III. Improve our services and Website through analysis of information. 

3. Sharing of your Personal Data  

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:  

4. Keeping your Personal Data secure  

We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.  

5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data  

We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.  

6. Children  

This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.  

7. Access to and control over your Personal Data  

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email mark@markjohnstone.co.uk:  

I. see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to; 

II. ask us to change/correct your Personal Data; 

III. ask us to delete your Personal Data; 

IV. object to the processing of your Personal Data; 

V. ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data; 

VI. withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and 

VII. Express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data. 

8. Change of purpose 

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us. If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. 

9. Contact Us Email for Privacy Questions

www.markjohnstone.co.uk/contact/