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Mike Weaver Communications

Mike Weaver Communications Ltd Privacy Notice

  • Last reviewed - 25th May 2018
  • Next review scheduled for - 25th May 2019

Who we are

At Mike Weaver Communications Ltd, we are dedicated to building and preserving meaningful and trustful relationships with the users of our website. We want you to understand that Mike Weaver Communications Ltd has no activities or business in selling user data to other companies and businesses for marketing activities. In this Privacy Notice, we provide detailed information about why we collect personal information, when this happens and how we use it. Additionally, it highlights what steps we take to make sure your data remains secure with us.

The website domains belonging to us that collect personal information and data are:

Collection of data

Our website uses Cookies to collect and deliver personalised information to users. This information includes browsing and purchasing behaviour, pages viewed, and customer ‘journeys’ throughout our website. Cookies allow us to market to you and monitor the success of our website.

Example of how we use Cookies: Users who have used the shopping cart function on the Mike Weaver Communications website before will have their shopping cart in the state they left it previously when they next use the website. If there were products added to the cart during a previous visit, then they will appear on the next visit, unless they have been removed.

We explicitly ask you to allow Cookies through a notice on our website when you first use the site. After a period of time, these preferences expire and you will be asked again.

For more information, we recommend that you read the ICO guidelines on Cookies here.

Google Analytics

When using www.mikeweavercommunications.co.uk or www.mwc.co.uk, data is collected by an external service, Google Analytics. This service allows us to collect information on user and visitor behaviour within our website and through the use of our e-newsletter, which is distributed through a third-party provider, MailChimp (there is a section on this service and our use of it further on).

We use Google Analytics to allow us to understand how effective our website and content is at delivering value and meeting customer expectations. The way we process this data is to understand how many visitors use certain parts of our site, how much time they spend on those areas, and what pages on our website they visit next. It allows us to work from a user’s perspective so that we can deliver the best experience possible. This information is not used for the purposes of identifying anybody, and we do not attempt to do so. Additionally, the provider of this service, Google, does not attempt this either.

Mailing lists

When you first visit our website, a window will appear on the page asking you to subscribe to our e-newsletter. If you choose to do so, you have the option to select what kind of marketing material you want to receive from us.

There is no requirement for you to sign-up. However, we feel that your experience with us is greatly improved if you decide to receive further communications from us.

You also can opt-in through the user area on the website by ticking the box to subscribe to our e-newsletter.

Our e-newsletter is delivered by the service MailChimp. We gather statistics and information regarding email opening and click rates using the industry-standard technologies contained within the software. This allows us to monitor the performance of our marketing content against industry statistics. For more information, MailChimp has a privacy notice available to view here.

You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time, by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ on the bottom of an email from us. Another way to do this is by emailing our Marketing team via reuben@mwc.co.uk  with a request to be removed from the list.

Purchasing information

When purchasing products through our site, payments are processed by SAGE Pay or PayPal. Our shopping cart system is built through a provider called Actinic. They provide the framework this shopping cart and link this to the payment processing companies. We do not have any access to your payment information and it cannot be seen by us. Additionally, we have an SSL certificate, meaning that all card information is kept private.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to view, amend, or delete (in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, known as the ‘right to be forgotten’) the information that we hold on you, whether it’s on our website, stored in our mailing list or Google Analytics database. Email your request to Reuben O’Connell via reuben@mwc.co.uk to do so.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This policy was implemented from the 25th May 2018 in accordance with the new GDPR regulations, replacing a privacy policy which followed the guidelines set out in the Data Protection Act of 1998. This policy will next be reviewed on the 25th May 2019.