Privacy Policy

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline. We recognise that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com”, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us. “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers’, consumers’ and online visitors’ privacy on our website.


Who we are

Our website address is: www.the-art-of-wind-and-water.com

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: www.automattic.com/privacy/ After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.  If you visit our comment login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.  When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.  For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services. Once information is processed, it is discarded or stored in our files. Please note we are also required to retain this information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations. We keep customer data for 7 years as required by HMRC. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

If you leave a comment on our blog, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


Safeguarding Your Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

PayPal Payment Information

We use the payment gateway PayPal, who have their own security measures to safeguard your personal information. They also have their own separate and independent privacy policies. “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” employ reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures to maintain the security and confidentiality of any and all PayPal data and information, including data and information about PayPal users and PayPal. When placing an order through PayPal, no financial information is made available to us. We are provided with your name, email and address only. This information is used internally to complete your purchase.


Copyright Notice

This website and its content is copyright of “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” 2008-2020. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

* you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal, non-educational and non-commercial use only.

* you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.

* you may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.


Website Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by“The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” take no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Liability

The material displayed on our Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, and third parties connected to us, hereby expressly exclude: all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation, any liability for:

  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
    loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time; and

For any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information Sharing
“The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

  • Trusted Third Parties: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, who also operate their own separate and independent privacy policies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services. Example: postal service, website domain hosts.
  • Compliance with Law: We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Third Party Links
On occasion, our website may provide links to third party websites. These third party websites have separate and independent privacy policies and are not under the control of “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com”. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.


Contact Us
For purposes of EU data protection law, “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” is the data controller of your personal information. We follow the guidelines set out in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016. The latest update to our privacy policy is 6 February 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at admin@the-art-of-wind-and-water.com

Agreeing to Terms
If you do not agree to “The Art of Wind and Water and the-art-of-wind-and-water.com” privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site. Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.