Privacy Policy

WHO WE ARE 

Alice Stephenson, I am a tech lawyer with a number of years’ experience in helping and advising tech companies manage their legal risks while allowing them to grow and flourish.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA IS COLLECTED

Your name and email address if you subscribe to my newsletter

Technical data about the device used by you to access our website which we obtain through server logs and the use of cookies and similar technologies (see below),including the internet protocol (IP) address of the device and characteristics of such device

Usage data about your visit, which we obtain through server logs and the use of cookies and similar technologies (see below), including the pages viewed by you, how you moved about our website and how you interacted with particular pages

HOW YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS USED

Sending you my email newsletter, where you’ve subscribed to receive it

Administering and protecting the website through security monitoring, reporting and testing

Delivering relevant content and advertisements through LinkedIn and understanding the effectiveness of such adverts

Improving and optimising the website and marketing

WHO YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS SHARED WITH

Those providing technical services to me (including external consultants).

I use MailChimp to run my mailing list and send you updates.

LAWFUL BASIS

Under data protection law, there has to be relevant lawful bases in place for the use of your personal data. For website visitors, this is:

·      Consent when you sign up to receive updates from me. You can withdraw your consent and be removed from the list at any time.

·      Legitimate interests for protecting the security and stability of the website and understanding how the website is used by visitors.

HOW DOES OUR WEBSITE USE COOKIES

The website uses small text files,  called cookies, which are stored on your device when you access and use  certain features of our website.

As cookies are unique, we can use  them to distinguish you from other users for the purposes described above, however the  analytical cookies are configured so that your IP address is anonymised.

To find out more about cookies, how  to refuse them and how to change your device’s cookie settings, you should  visit the ICO Cookie Guidance.

The website is developed using the Webflow platform and uses the following cookies:

Cookie: GoogleAnalytics (_ga, _gid, _gat_gtag_UA [string])

Type: Analytics

Duration: 2years (_ga), 1 month (_gid and _gat)

Domain: AliceStephenson.com

Further information: See Google Analytics Cookie Usage and the Google  Privacy Policy

There are also some other cookies out  there from other companies. These "third-party cookies" might track  how you use different websites, including mine. These include ShareThis (used to share content from my site) and Webflow (used to develop the website).

You can turn them off, how to do this will vary depending on the  browser you are using.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Server logs are retained for up to 12 months. All of the analytics and advertising tools that we use are configured to anonymise the IP address of your device so that we can’t identify you and we may retain this data indefinitely.

Marketingcontact details are retained until you unsubscribe or object to receiving direct marketing.

YOUR RIGHTS

Under data protection legislation, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal data, as below:

·      The right of access(obtaining a copy of your data)

·      The right to rectification(correcting your data)

·      The right to erasure(deleting your data)

·      The right to restrict processing (to stop use of your data for a time limited period)

·      The right to data portability (to move your data to another organisation)

·      The right to object(to object to our use of your data)

·       Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling (to know if and how we use any technology to make decisions about you)

There are some limited exemptions to  these rights, so they may not apply in every scenario. For further  information on these rights, please see the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.

If you wish to make a request in  relation to any of these rights, please contact: hello@alicestephenson.com

QUERIES AND COMPLAINTS

In the first instance, we would hope  to resolve any queries or concerns you have in an informal way, if you  contact: hello@alicestephenson.com

You also have a right to complain to  the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as the regulator of data  protection. For further information, please see: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/