Digital Content Agency Barton Cartwright Communications London

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Privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how we, Barton Cartwright Communications (registered office address: Ground Floor, 11 Pierrepont Street, Bath BA1 1LA) together with our group companies (we, us, our, Barton Cartwright) process your personal information (you, your).

Unless otherwise defined in this privacy policy, terms used in this privacy policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Use, accessible from www.bartoncartwright.com.

Your privacy is very important to us. This privacy policy sets out what we do with any information you give us, including:

  • what information we collect
  • how we protect it
  • how we use it


This privacy policy applies to visitors of our websites, including www.contentstrategist.uk, www.contentdesigner.uk and adrie.co.uk, individuals who interact with our content and services, and individuals who contact us or receive our communications.

Our privacy policy also relates to any personal information you may provide to us by telephone or text, by email, through our social media or other correspondence. 

We will only use any personal information that we may collect about you in accordance with our privacy policy.

We may review and change this policy. We advise you to check for updated regularly.

What information we collect

We may collect “personal information” as well as “usage data” using cookies.

Personal information includes, but is not limited to information you provide voluntarily, for example, through contact forms, quote requests or newsletter signup. For example:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Your project details
  • Your résumé or personal profile


Usage data includes, but is not limited to:

  • What device you use, your browser, your location, IP address, websites and social media you visited before and after your visit to our site.
  • What pages you look at on this site, the time, date and duration of your visit
  • Any search terms you use to find our website, as well as links you follow to our site.
  • What you looked at on our website and for how long.
  • What type of personal information we collect depends on the circumstances and the content or services you use. In general, “personal information”, “personal data” or similar terms refers to any information that identifies you or relates to you. But the exact meaning of personal information will be determined by the law of the country of your residence.

4. Intellectual property

Information from third parties Third parties may provide to us information about you if you work for a supplier or client and they contact us and offer your details as a point of contact. How we use information The information you provide voluntarily helps us tailor information we provide to your needs, for example, to provide you with a quote or send you our newsletter. Quotes don’t oblige you to anything and you can unsubscribe from our newsletter whenever you so choose. We use the information you provide: to improve the way you interact with our website and our services. to improve security and data protection on our website and systems. to keep you informed about any relevant events or services we believe you would find useful, including our newsletter and any marketing messages. You may opt out of this service if you so choose. to provide you with information on any services you have requested from Barton Cartwright Communications. occasionally to contact you for the purposes of market research or to specifically improve your personal approach to our website and services. personal data is used exclusively for purposes permitted by the Act or the GDPR. Your personal information will never be disclosed to any third party without your express approval. You may also request that we remove your personal information from our database by contacting us at [email protected]. When we contact you directly you will also find a link in that email through which you can adjust your privacy settings, including unsubscribing from our newsletter service. At times we may disclose aggregate statistics regarding our clients, site visitors, and sales in order to display our company profile and services to potential partners, advertisers, and reputable third parties or for relevant legal purposes. However, this will not include any identifying information and is purely used statistically.

Information sharing and disclosure

We may share or be compelled to share your personal information with third parties for the following purposes:

  • with our suppliers and service providers to be able to provide you with services, including but not limited to content and design services, security tools, hosting, plugins, software, licences, subscriptions, consulting, accounting and payroll;
  • to successor or partner legal entities or potential acquirers for the purposes of a joint venture, collaboration, financing, sale, merger, reorganisation or similar event relating to our business;
  • to courts, authorities (for example, tax, audit), law enforcement or other third parties where we are required by law to do so;
  • our professional advisers such as our accountants, auditors, lawyers, bankers, insurers and other advisers; and
  • other third parties where you have provided your consent.

International transfer of your personal information

We are an international digital content agency active in the United Kingdom (UK) and European Economic Area (EEA) and may transfer your personal information to our group companies and service providers in countries different to your country of residence. We may handle your personal information in the UK, in the EEA or in the United States of America where our Google Analytics servers are located.

Where we transfer your personal data to our group companies, suppliers or other third parties outside the EEA or UK, we will only do so, where we are satisfied that your data protection rights are adequately protected by appropriate technical, organisational, legal and contractual safeguards in accordance with data protection laws.

These safeguards may include the standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission and where transfers are to the United States of America, the EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield.

How long we keep your information

We will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes listed above or longer, as may be required by law.

You can contact us for further details of applicable retention periods.

After the retention period, your personal information will either be securely deleted or de-identified and it may be used for analytical purposes.

Access to your personal information

Under Data Protection Act 1988 and GDPR you have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal information held by us (where such data is held). This is free, provided that your requests are not “manifestly unfounded or excessive” (for example, repetitive).

To access any of your personal information held by us, email [email protected] with the subject “Data Access Request”. We will respond to your request within one month.

To find out more about your rights under the Data Protection Act, visit the Information Commissioner’s website: www.dataprotection.gov.uk or read the Act online at: http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm.

If you believe that any information held is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us at your earliest convenience at the above contact details so that we may make corrections.

Security

Due to our concern for the safety and security of your information, we take reasonable precautions with our technological and systematic resources in order to avoid any loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal data.

We review our security procedures at regular intervals to highlight areas for improvement. Only authorised staff members have any access to user information, and our database is hosted securely. Although we are unable to provide any guarantee against security breaches due to the exploitable nature of technology, we ensure that all precautions suitable are taken to avoid this.

If Barton Cartwright Communications is sold

If the business Barton Cartwright Communications is sold, or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to the prospective purchasers and their advisers, as well as our advisers, and our records will be transferred to the new owners.

Children’s privacy

Our websites are not intended for children and we do not seek to collect information about children. If you have any concerns about your child’s privacy in relation to our content or services or if you believe that your child may have entered personal information in relation to our content or services, you can contact us at [email protected].

We would need your personal information for a contractual requirement, to enter into a contract for our services or for employment with us. If you fail to provide us with your personal data, we may not be able to provide our services or engage with you for recruitment purposes.

Changes

Barton Cartwright Communications operates within the United Kingdom and European Economic Area (EEA). Our website adheres to UK Data Protection Legislation, which from 25 May 2018 includes EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UK government has announced plans to replace GDPR in its legislation with new and potentially diverging data protection laws. We are committed to ensuring that we continue to work within the relevant legislation and may therefore have to amend this privacy policy.

Any updates made to this privacy policy will be displayed on this page. If you do not consent to the changes, you should not use this site.

Your acceptance of this policy

Your use of our website constitutes consent to this privacy policy and the collection and use of information as specified elsewhere in this privacy policy. If you do not consent to this usage, please avoid use of the Barton Cartwright Communications website.

When using our website please note that due to the nature of site hosting and interaction with our partners, the information held by Barton Cartwright Communications may be transferred to and stored in locations outside of the United Kingdom and European Economic Area where similar protections do not apply as laid out within this policy.

We ensure that we take all reasonable security precautions to prevent your information from being lost or misused and to maximise the security available for this data. Your submission of your data constitutes consent to this information storage procedure.

How to contact us

If you should wish to contact us about our website and/or our privacy policy, feel free to get in touch via email at [email protected].

Our company details

Barton Cartwright is the trading name of the company Barton Cartwright Communications Limited, registered in England and Wales (Company Number 09516747) – VAT Registered: (Registration Number 213 412 950).

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