Privacy

1. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  1. information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
  2. information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your name and email address);
  3. information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address); and
  4. any other information that you choose to send to us.

2. Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use “session” cookies on the website.  We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available here.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

3. Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

  1. administer the website;
  2. improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
  3. enable your use of the services available on the website;
  4. send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  5. send to you marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  6. provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
  7. deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

4. Advertising

  1. Ever notice “Ads by Google,” “Sponsored Links,” or the AdChoices icon AdChoices icon as you browse this website? Ads like these show all across the Internet. This website uses AdSense to show Google Ads on sites that are part of the Google Display Network, in order to help defray the cost of hosting and maintaining this website. You may come across such ads when you’re viewing this site. In addition to seeing ads based on the content of this site, you may also see ads based on your interests and more. To learn more, manage your ads settings with web-based tools and controls, and provide feedback about the ads you see, click on the AdChoices icon AdChoices icon in the corner of the ad. You can also learn more about Google’s ad policies here.
  2. The owner of this web site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.es, and amazon.it.

5. Disclosures

We may disclose information about you insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

6. International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Areas (EEA).

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

7. Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

8. Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

9. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee.

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

10. Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

11. Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

12. Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to philip@sibeliusblog.com.

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