Whisper and Echo understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12, below;
“Our Site” means this website, www.whipserandecho.co.uk;
“UK and EU Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015; and
“We/Us/Our” means Ventum Property Development Ltd. trading as Whisper and Echo, a company registered in England under 8713274, whose registered address is 1 Ranmoor Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3GU, United Kingdom and whose main trading address is Unit 4, Fieldhouse Way Industrial Estate, Petre Street, Sheffield, S4 7SF.
2. Information About Us
2.1 Our Site, www.whisperandecho.co.uk, is owned and operated by Ventum Property Development Ltd. trading as Whisper and Echo, a company registered in England under 8713274, whose registered address is 1 Ranmoor Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3GU, United Kingdom and whose main trading address is Unit 4, Fieldhouse Way Industrial Estate, Petre Street, Sheffield, S4 7SF. [Our VAT number is <>.]
3. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What Data Do We Collect?
4.2 date of birth;
4.4 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
4.5 demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
4.6 IP address (automatically collected);
4.7 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
4.8 operating system (automatically collected);
4.9 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
5. How Do We Use Your Data?
5.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see section 6, below.
5.2 We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:
5.2.1 Providing and managing your Account;
5.2.2 Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
5.2.3 Supplying Our services to you;
5.2.4 Responding to communications from you;
5.2.5 Supplying you with emails e.g. newsletters, alerts etc that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link on newsletters and alerts that you receive).
5.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email and/or post with information, news and offers on Our products. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
6. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
6.1 We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
6.2 Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
6.3 Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
6.4 Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:
6.4.1 The use of WordFence in the background of our Site. From their Site:
“Wordfence is the most downloaded securityplugin for WordPress websites
Our WordPress security plugin provides the best protection available for your website. Powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed, WordFence Firewall stops you from getting hacked. Wordfence Scan leverages the same proprietary feed, alerting you quickly in the event your site is compromised. Our Live Traffic view gives you real-time visibility into traffic and hack attempts on your website. A deep set of additional tools round out the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available.”
6.5 Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.
7. Do We Share Your Data?
7.1 In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.
8. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
8.2 In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will be given the choice to have your data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.
9. How Can You Control Your Data?
9.1 When you submit information via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails or by managing your Account.
9.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
10. Your Right to Withhold Information
10.1 You may access Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
11. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £5.00. Please contact Us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact details below in section 13.
Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. The data stored also facilitates the use of Google Analytics. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it. Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or safe use of Our Site and it enables Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you. By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us, such as Social Media sites.
13. Contacting Us