GDPR Privacy policy

Who I am

My website address is: https://www.sarahkercoaching.com. As part of our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors and service users at all times.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Contact  forms

My contact form is a convenient way for visitors to send enquiries to me. I understand that you trust me with your personal information and I am committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself. I do not use your information for marketing purposes and only retain your information until all necessary correspondence between us is concluded. The form is submitted to a Gmail email account gateway – their privacy policy is here.

Cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

This site uses very few cookies, the ones it does use are for aggregated statistical tracking purposes and do no identify the user. You are not tracked on this website but when you return you may notice the site responds more quickly.

Should users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Embedded content from other websites.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, hyperlinks etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Please check these websites for details of their own Privacy, GDPR and Cookies policies. Should users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from these websites onto their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from these websites and their external serving vendors.

Do I share your data?

Analytics

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to enable me to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. So that I can monitor my site traffic patterns like-for-like, year-on-year, the User and Event Data Retention settings within my Google Analytics administration settings are currently set to never expire. I do not collect information via Google Analytics for either retargeting or advertising purposes.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

The Google Analytics Terms of Service, which all Google Analytics customers must adhere to, prohibits sending personally identifiable information (PII) to them. This is a policy that I expressly agree and comply with.

Anonymising IP Addresses

For your privacy and protection, my website analytics settings are set to anonymise a visitor’s IP address. This means that Google Analytics will substitute the final 3 digits of any visitor’s IP address with ‘000’ so that it cannot be tracked to an accurate location. Google Analytics will be able to establish a country and perhaps a region of origin, but won’t be able to isolate a more detailed location such as a specific street, town or city. My website settings also instruct Google Analytics to refrain from tracking visitors who include a ‘Do Not Track’ header when browsing our site.

Your contact information

Your contact information is retained by me for future correspondence between only you and I. You have the right to request that I delete your contact information. However, I may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam).

Additional information

How I protect your data

Your data may be available to me via a personal compute or via a mobile phone or other device. This computer requires a password-protected access procedure in order to access any data contained on the internal hard drive. Further password-protected procedures exist in order for me to access webmail or IMAP email accounts. My mobile devices are protected with fingerprint encryption or 4-6 digit numeric access codes.