Oddly it seems that even though you are ON the Johnson Banks website, we also have to tell you that. So in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and to avoid confusion, the Johnson Banks website (as you may already know) is www.johnsonbanks.co.uk. Our trading name is Johnson Banks Design Limited (on account of the ‘Johnson Bank’ in the USA who have over-zealous lawyers and kicked up a bit of a fuss), and we are registered at Crescent Works, Crescent Lane, Clapham, SW4 9RW. Should you want a nominated representative then we have decided that it’s Michael Johnson. Lucky him.
We don’t collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address etc), except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. And no, we are not selling off your details to dodgy photo libraries. Honest.
We collect data when you register to receive our email newsletter or ask to hear more about specific projects. We collect this data to occasionally share ‘stuff’ with you (which almost inevitably falls into your junk mail anyway) such as:
– our occasional email newsletter
– news on specific projects that you’ve signed-up for
– and the lucky few might get a Christmas or New Year card. Exciting stuff eh?
When we get our act together, there will one day be a shop too, which means we will record transactions, because we will have to charge for stuff. True.
When you use the Johnson Banks’ website several cookies are copied onto your computer or device. A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that holds some website settings, is not used to track you in any way, helps manage your session on the site, is automatically removed soon after you leave and is sadly nothing resembling a biscuit. At all.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies (the web ones. Real ones are much harder to turn down). Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to block all cookies, parts of the Johnson Banks’ website may not work properly. Just saying.
You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Further information on how to prompt or block cookies on various browsers is available on the All About Cookies website (which sounds like a lot of fun).
Johnson Banks uses Google Analytics as a web analytics service to analyse the use of Johnson Banks’ website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google, so if that is spinning you out we suggest checking out how to opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics.
They are securely stored on our server and email databases (we use Campaign Monitor and Highrise CRM), guarded night and day by Orc-like cyber techies constantly rebutting any attempt by the Kremlin to hack a small design company’s server. By providing personal details during sign-up you are consenting to the use of those details for the purposes of identifying you as a ‘unique user’, but that’s basically it, we promise.
The information you provide to us won’t be shared with any other entity or organisation, without your clear consent, aside from our service providers who operate our newsletters and emails. We won’t use the information submitted through the sign-up process on the website for any other purpose and we will not pass your contact details to any third party for the purpose of making any marketing communication to you. No crafty hidden tick boxes at Johnson Banks towers.
Long sentence approaching: all data collected will be held within the European Union and the European Economic Area or other territory complying with the legal and technical guidelines laid down for handling data by the European Union and will only be used for the specific purpose for which it was sought and to which you consented. (And breathe). It will not be used for any other purpose whatsoever. Any personal data we hold on you will be deleted or updated upon request and any inaccurate or misleading data held will be changed or deleted upon your request. Honest.
Details of the data we hold on you will be provided on request. Any request of this nature should be directed to email@example.com or just email Michael directly to spin him out.
As required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - you might just have heard of this by now, we’re thinking – Johnson Banks follows strict security procedures in relation to the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access or use of such data (those Orcs we told you about earlier). In the event, however, that Johnson Banks or its staff are required to undertake any act under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act or similar legislation Johnson Banks shall be entitled and occasionally obliged to do so without informing you. We would also ask that in such circumstances you co-operate with Johnson Banks. Please.
You have the right to access any of the information held about you by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to unsubscribe from anything we send you, obviously, that’s if we have anyone left on our database after this.
Last updated: 21 May 2018