Privacy matters to me but it can be confusing. This page explains my approach to privacy on www.AnthonyScanlon.com as well as the parent site: www.TonyBoston.com.
- The site collects anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of my pages you viewed.
- Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. I can’t control them but I don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
- If you sign up. I take great care to keep your information safe and I’ll never share it with others without your express permission.
- I never share your data with 3rd parties except to help me deliver my own services.
These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.
Measuring my visitors
I measure visitors to my website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within my site, how you arrived at my site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so I don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited my site.
The information collected from analytics helps to understand what parts of my site are doing well, how people arrive at the site and so on. Like most websites, I use this information to make my website better.
You can learn more about Google Analytics.
Facebook, Twitter and other social networks
These services provide social buttons and similar features which are used on my website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.
To do so I embed code that they provide and do not control it myself. To function, their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook uses this to say “x of your friends like this”. I do not have any access to that information, nor can I control how those networks use it.
Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As my website is very inoffensive, this is not a concern for most users.
If you sign up for a service
When you sign up for any of our services – paid or otherwise – I will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address.
I will also collect and store information about your use of our services so as to improve them. For example, I keep a log of what features are being used at any time.
I also log account and transaction history for accounting purposes, and to monitor my business activities.
I may send you email notifications regarding your service (such as invoices) or which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or notifications when a report is completed). You have the ability to opt out of any of this communication at any time.
I will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver my own services, as detailed above.
I use a variety of payment providers to bill for our products online. These companies will have access to your personal and payment information only. When paying by credit card, I never have any access to your credit card details, nor is this information stored on any of the servers managed by me.
The third parties I use are WooCommerce (to provide shopping cart functions and ability to purchase items on my site), PayPal (to process credit cards and accept payment via PayPal), Amazon Payments (to process credit cards and accept payment via Amazon) and Simply Commerce (to process credit cards and accept payment via MasterCard).
We share information with these companies only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.
I take many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions include:
- Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data
- Hardware stored in secured data centers behind firewalls and managed by Godaddy.
- All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
- Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location
Whilst I take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.
Of course you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. I or anybody else associated with www.AnthonyScanlon.com will never ask you for your password, so please don’t trust anybody asking you for it.
Updates to this policy