Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Michelle McCartan uses and protects any information including ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) that you give while using the Michelle McCartan website.  PII, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Michelle McCartan may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from August 2019.

When do we collect information?

  • When you submit your details via our online forms on the Michelle McCartan website

  • During a phone call enquiry

  • Once you email us

What we collect
We may collect the following information: 

  • Contact information including email address and phone numbers

  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

  • Other information relevant to your or our enquiry

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: 

  • We may use the information to get in touch and reply to your enquiry

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services

  • We may periodically send emails about new services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided

Data Protection
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Electronic data is stored on secure servers. Paper files obtained are stored on secure premises.

Cookie Policy
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

What cookies does this site use?
The information below describes the cookies used on the Michelle McCartan website and what they are used for. Currently, michellemccartan.com uses a opt-in / opt-out consent method which means that a cookie consent notice is provided when arriving at the website. 

If you are not happy with this consent method then you should either not use this site, update your settings or you should delete cookies from michellemccartan.com having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Session Cookies
Michellemccartan.com use session cookies to remember you as you navigate around the website. These are deemed strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then the website may not function correctly. An example of a session cookie names is CMSSESSID5de26521.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for can be found here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html.

Google Analytics
Michellemccartan.com uses Google Analytics to understand how the site is being used (eg. What pages visitors go to most often) in order to improve the user experience. User data is aggregated and completely anonymous. Examples of these cookie name are __utma, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz.

You can read Google’s position on privacy as it details its Google Analytics service here: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Other analytic cookies used are: LinkedIn Insights, Facebook Pixels and Mailchimp.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. 

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:.

  • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at michelle@michellemccartan.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence. You can also click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any of our emails.

  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information please contact us to discuss in further detail. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).