Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how I, Nicolas Spooner, use and protect any information that you give to me when you use this Service.

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

I may change this policy from time to time and I suggest that you regularly check this page to ensure that you continue to be comfortable with the measures that I am taking to protect your privacy. This policy is updated on 1st January 2021. By visiting www.beyourselfcounselling.co.uk (my site) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

By continuing to use my site, you are agreeing to my use of cookies described below.

Any changes I make to my privacy and cookie policy will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any changes to my privacy and cookie policy.

For the purpose of the GDPR (Data Protection Act 2018) (the Act), the data controller is me, Nicolas Spooner, 76 Burnley Road, Southport, PR8 3LR.

Information I may collect

You may give me information about you such as name, address and phone number, by filling in forms on my site or by corresponding with me by phone, e-mail or otherwise. I may receive information about you from other sources, such as Google Analytics, or if you use any of the other services I provide, for example commenting on a blog.

With regard to each of your visits to my site, I may automatically collect the following information:

 

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from my site (including date and time); services you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

 

Cookies

My site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of my site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. From time to time I may use the following cookies:

A visit to a page on my website may generate the following types of cookie:

Functional cookies

Analytics cookies

Advertising cookies

Other third-party cookies

Functional cookies

These cookies are used to provide you with an excellent viewing experience. Without these cookies, you may struggle to use the website. The information collected is anonymous. Examples include:

Cookies to determine whether the ‘Newsletter sign-up’ has been viewed.

Analytics cookies

I may use software provided by other organisations (e.g. Google Analytics) to collect data on how you use my website. This information helps me make improvements to the website and identify when errors have occurred.

These cookies collect anonymous information such as what pages you have viewed, what content and functionality you have interacted with, the date and time you visited the site, and what hardware, software and browser you use.

These cookies also collect personally identifiable information that you provide to my via forms (such as your name and email address). This information is used to support any troubleshooting issues that may have impacted your viewing experience.

I don’t use cookies to collect sensitive information such as payment details and passwords.

Advertising cookies

I may, at some point, work with third-parties such as Google, Bing, Pinterest and Facebook (and Facebook owned channels like Instagram, Messenger and Audience Network) to provide targeted adverts. With Facebook and Pinterest, I may use a Pixel to collect anonymous information about what adverts you have clicked on. The use of these tools can tell me when and how you came to visit my website, the pages that you visited and forms you completed or products you went on to buy. This information will be used to make advertising more relevant to your interests and keep you up to date with news of products and services, including shop events, offers and promotions.

Other third-party cookies

On some pages of my website, other organisations may also set their own cookies. my website cannot access these cookies. For example, on some pages you can share the page via Facebook or other social media platforms. The organisation that has created the button will record that you have done this.

Company/Software – Classification – Purpose

Facebook.com –  Functionality, Advertising

This cookie allows the ‘share this’ function of the website. The Facebook Pixel lets my understand when you have clicked on an advert from Facebook.

Google.com – Performance

These cookies carry information about how you use my website and any advertising you may have seen before visiting my website.

They also help my show you relevant information. They work by identifying your browser and device.

Twitter – Performance

This cookie allows the ‘share this’ function of my website.

www.abundanttherapycoaching.co.uk –  Functionality, Performance

These cookies allow my to recognise you when you return to my site.

YouTube.com  –  Functionality

These cookies are set by YouTube to keep track of your preferences for YouTube videos embedded in my website.

How do I turn cookies off?

Most modern browsers will allow you to see what cookies you’ve got and delete these on an individual basis, block third party cookies, block cookies from sites, block all cookies and delete all cookies. Please note, if you choose to block all cookies from my website, some functionality may not work.

Google Analytics

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for advertising, including DoubleClick cookies, by visiting Google’s Ads Settings page.

Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of my site.

Analytical/performance cookies

I use software provided by other organisations (e.g. Google Analytics) to collect data on how you use my website. This information helps me make improvements to the website and identify when errors have occurred.

These cookies collect anonymous information such as what pages you have viewed, what content and functionality you have interacted with, the date and time you visited the site, and what hardware, software and browser you use.

These cookies also collect personally identifiable information that you provide to me via forms (such as your name and email address). This information is used to support any troubleshooting issues that may have impacted your viewing experience.

I don’t use cookies to collect sensitive information such as payment details and passwords.

Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to my site. This enables us to personalise my content for you and remember your preferences.

Google Analytics Cookies

I may, from time to time, use a programme called Google Analytics, which in turn uses cookies to help us find out how many people visit my site, which pages and parts are most popular, how long people spend in each area and what information people are searching for. All this insight helps us to understand how I can improve my site.

You can find out more about Google Analytics here developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

The internet industry body, the Internet Advertising Bureau, has set up a website to provide information and advice on cookies: www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.
Another source which gives information about how to delete and control cookies is www.aboutcookies.org/.

Uses made of the information

 

  • I  will use your information to carry out my obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and me and to provide you with the information and services that you request from me;

  • to notify you about changes to my service;

  • to administer my site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

  • to improve my site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of my service, when you choose to do so;

  • as part of my efforts to keep my site safe and secure;

  • Internal record keeping – for example, client hours;

  • To operate my business efficiently including financial records;

 

Disclosure of your information

All my dealings with you and any information that I have about you is confidential except when I may have a legal obligation to share, such as terrorism, money laundering and drug trafficking.

 

Where I store your personal data

The data that I collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination within the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although I will do my best to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to my site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once I have received your information, I will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

 

Access to information

You can request access to the personal information that I hold about you. I will provide this except in the limited circumstances in which I am permitted not to. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet my costs in providing you with details of the information I hold about you.

You may request amendments to the personal information I hold about you that is inaccurate or out-of-date. If you request that I delete your personal information, I will take all reasonable steps to do so unless I need to keep it for legal, auditing or internal business purposes.

 

Contact

Complaints, questions, comments and access requests are welcomed and should be addressed to Nicolas Spooner, 76 Burnley Road, Southport, PR8 3LR.  nicolas_spooner@outlook.com 07365 115274 Data Protection Registration reference: ZA745892