Brenda Hammond is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Brenda Hammond 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 10th December 2023.
What we collect
We may collect the following information via our Contact form and Newsletter form:
- name and email address
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to communicate with you via newsletter and writing updates. Your details stay with Brenda Hammond, and is not used for any other purpose.
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 online.
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. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
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.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following way:
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing email@example.com
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ‘first party cookies’:
First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Alternatively ‘third party cookies’ may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing:
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use Google Analytics to analyse how users use the site. Google will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from another site such as twitter, facebook, you tube and these sites may set their own cookies.
Our cookie usage
How to restrict Cookies
If you wish to restrict cookies then you can do this through your browser; the Help menu within your browser should tell you how. In addition, www.aboutcookies.org explains how to control cookies when using the internet. For information on how to control cookies on your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.