The GUITAR PK website takes great care to safeguard personal data provided by you and to process this data fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force at the end of May 2018.
When will I need to provide my details?
We may collect personal information from you (e.g. name or email address) when you sign up for one of our email newsletters. Our newsletter templates and mailing lists are hosted and sent by MailChimp (more info: https://mailchimp.com/about/) and Substack (more info: https://substack.com/about).
Why do you need my details and how do you use them?
The main reason we need your personal details is so that we are able to communicate with you and keep you informed about news relating to the musician and artist GUITAR PK.
We will only contact you if you tell us that you are happy for us to do so, usually when you fill in the newsletter subscribe form on the home page. You may also have subscribed via our Bandcamp page (see Bandcamp’s own privacy statements: https://bandcamp.com/). So we may add the information you submitted via Bandcamp or any other third party store to our MailChimp mailing list.
What if I don’t want you to use my details anymore?
If you ever change your mind about whether you want to hear from us then you can always amend your preferences by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails or any other emails sent from a third party e.g. Bandcamp. Alternatively, you can contact us at: email@example.com.
How do you keep my information secure?
We will take precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of personal information you give us on this website. Our website does not store your personal information directly when you enter it into our newsletter subscribe form. Your data (e.g. name and email address) is stored securely via our third party mailing service MailChimp.
We may send communications to you by email (via the MailChimp mailing service). E-mail is not a fully secure means of communication, and whilst we do our utmost to keep our systems and communications protected we cannot guarantee this.
Do you pass my details on to any other organisations or individuals?
Any information you provide is us is held in strictest confidence. We will never sell your data to another organisation. If we ever need to send data to a third party working on our behalf e.g. a music store selling our merchandise we will make sure the company has signed a data processing agreement with us, so that they are bound to take care of your data in the same way we do.
We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies and their use is standard across most websites. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our website or help us tailor our content to you.
The cookies on our website are used to improve visitors’ experience and are not used to identify you personally. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device or computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. The GUITAR PK website uses a minimal number of cookies or third party scripts to enhance user experience and measure performance.
Cookies used on this website
- Adobe Fonts – for design and creative purposes we use Adobe Fonts for the visual layout and presentation of HTML text.
- Google Analytics – GA helps us measure website performance so we can improve the user experience.
- jQuery – we use design related jQuery scripts to enhance the user experience e.g. animated content.
- Substack – for newsletter subscriptions via the embedded Substack webform in the footer.
We sometimes use a short tracking code on links we send out in email newsletters (currently via MailChimp) and post on social networks. We cannot use this to identify people personally. It is used to understand how people share and respond to our communications to help us improve them.
External web content
We often embed content from external media providers on our website. The most common kind of content embedded on the site are video players from YouTube or music players from Spotify, and Bandcamp. These services may collect statistics and information on your use of the embedded content.