In order for me to operate my business and provide my services to You, it is sometimes necessary for me to collect or process information about You. In general terms, this information will take one or more of the following forms:
1. Information that you provide to me directly, such as in the situation where you complete an online form
2. Information about how you use my website or my services, such as which pages you visit, how frequently you visit the site and so forth
Who I am
In terms of your use of this website, I, Joel V. Peddle of Knights for Neighbors, act in the capacity of Data Controller, and should you have any questions or concerns about the data I hold about you, I can be contacted using the information below:
Data Controller: Joel V. Peddle
Correspondence address: 2665 Harrington Drive, Decatur, GA, 3033
Email correspondence: Joel Peddle, email@example.com
Definition of ‘personal data’
When I refer to ‘personal data’ I mean any information that allows me to identify you personally. Obvious examples include your name, email address, phone number, or credit card information. I ask for your name, email address, and phone number on my donation form to personally thank you for your patronage. If you do not donate to Knights for Neighbors using the Donate button, no personal information will be collected.
I will always seek to gain your explicit consent to providing this information before I collect it from you, although this may not be the only legal basis on which I collect the data.
Who I share data with
I operate on a strict ‘need to know’ basis for all data that we work with, and that is particularly true for any personal data. The only people/organizations that are granted access to personal data are contractors with Knights for Neighbors who provide web design and/or support services.
How your data is protected
I take the security of all personal data very seriously, and that data is protected in a number of ways:
Access control: Access to personal data is strictly limited. Only I, Joel, and my content specialist, Ginia Taylor, have access to donor personal data submitted through the website. Backend access to the website is controlled by individual user accounts.
Data encryption: Squarespace secures data with SSL encryption, which means that all traffic to and from their servers is encrypted. This applies to my own administrative access to the website as well as that of users of my services.
Access to your personal data submitted through the website
In the situation where you have directly provided personal information to us through this website (such as by completing an online donor form), you have a number of rights regarding the personal data that I hold:
· You have the right to obtain from me confirmation about whether any such data is being held;
· You have the right to require that I provide you with whatever data I am holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
· Even if you have consented to me processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that permission at any time;
· You have the right to require me to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;
· You have the right to require me to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’);
Cookies & ‘similar technologies’
Cookies allow me to better understand how users are using my website and other related services. They can also be an essential part of providing certain online functionality. They are all essentially small data files placed on your computer (or other device) that allow me to tell when you have visited a particular page, or performed a particular action (such as clicking a particular button) on my website.
These technologies are used by most websites as they provide useful insight into how the services are being used, as well as improving speed, performance and security, and enabling us to improve my personalization of your experience.
These are small text files placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
· Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
· Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
· First-party cookies are set by the site you are visiting.
· Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.
There are a number of ways that you can influence how cookies are used on your particular device. Most commercial browsers (such as Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) allow you to set preferences for whether to allow or block website cookies.
They will also provide tools that allow you to remove any cookies that have already been set. Using the ‘Help’ functionality of your browser, or an internet search, will help you to understand how to use these features for your particular browser.
You can always use your browser’s ‘private’ or ‘incognito’ mode to browse websites anonymously.