This blog « http://www.frenchmomentsblog.com » is owned and operated by French Moments Ltd.
1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
3. Collecting personal information
3.1 French Moments Ltd complies with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office [http://ico.org.uk].
3.2 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);
(b) information that you provide to us when registering with our website (your first name and your email address);
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (your first name and email address);
(d) information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);
(e) information that you post to our website for publication on the internet (including your user name, your profile pictures and the content of your posts). Your surname will automatically be deleted from any comment posted on our site;
(f) information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication); and
(g) any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
3.3 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
3.4 We use Google Analytics to track numbers of visitors, visitor site usage statistics, location and general “traffic data”.
4. Using personal information
4.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
4.2 We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer our website and business;
(b) personalise our website for you;
(c) enable your use of the services available on our website;
(d) send you non-marketing commercial communications;
(e) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(f) send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter by clicking on the link « unsubscribe » found at the bottom of the email);
(g) send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(h) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
(i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(j) keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and
(k) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
4.3 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
4.4 Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website, and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.
4.5 We will not supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
5. Disclosing personal information
5.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
5.2 We may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
5.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
6. International data transfers
6.1 French Moments Ltd uses Aweber (based in the USA) to hold the information you provide us.
6.2 Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6.3 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 6.
7. Retaining personal information
7.1 This Section 7 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
7.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
7.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
8. Security of personal information
8.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
8.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
8.3 All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.
8.4 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8.5 You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
9.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
9.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
9.3 We may notify you of changes to this policy.
10. Your rights
10.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank).
10.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
10.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
10.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
11. Third party websites
11.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
11.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11.3 http://frenchmomentsblog.com includes social buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Stumble Upon. The buttons enable users to share or bookmark our web pages. The buttons are implemented and connected to the relevant social sites using methods or scripts outside of the frenchmomentsblog.com domain. Please be aware that these social sites are likely to be collecting information. Please refer to their privacy policies if you wish to understand their terms.
12. Updating information
12.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
13.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
13.3 Cookies may be either « persistent » cookies or « session » cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
13.4 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
13.5 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
13.6 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(a) we use the following strictly necessary cookies across all the site: a cookie is used to record if a visitor has seen the cookie acceptance bar.
(b) we use the following performance cookies which are used across all the site and by Google Analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc_, _utmz
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from geographically, and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using. If you would like to to reject or delete these cookies please go to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for more information.
(c) we use the following functional (incl. social media) cookies across all the site: Various social media sites including facebook.com, twitter.com, pinterest.com, instagram.com, youtube.com, linkedin.com, flickr.com
These cookies allow members of various Social Media websites the ability to like, share and bookmark various pages within http://www.frenchmomentsblog.com. You can find out how to block these cookies for your particular browser by clicking « help » on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
d) we use the following advertising cookies:
Doubleclick: used by Doubleclick and across all the site.
Doubleclick ‘Spotlight Tags’ are used to measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns for French Moments Ltd. If you would like to reject or delete this cookie then instructions to opt out can be found here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/
Quantcast: used by Doubleclick and across all the site.
Quantcast is an independent measurement and research company. They gather data regarding the visitors to http://www.frenchmomentsblog.com using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. We use this type of information to help improve the services we provides to our users.
If you would like to reject or delete this cookie then click the « opt out » button on the following page www.quantcast.com
13.7 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking « Tools », « Internet Options », « Privacy » and then « Advanced »;
(b) in Firefox (version 44) you can block all cookies by clicking « Tools », « Options », « Privacy », selecting « Use custom settings for history » from the drop-down menu, and unticking « Accept cookies from sites »; and
(c) in Chrome (version 48), you can block all cookies by accessing the « Customise and control » menu, and clicking « Settings », « Show advanced settings » and « Content settings », and then selecting « Block sites from setting any data » under the « Cookies » heading.
13.8 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
13.9 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
13.10 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 44), you can delete cookies by clicking « Tools », « Options » and « Privacy », then selecting « Use custom settings for history » from the drop-down menu, clicking « Show Cookies », and then clicking « Remove All Cookies »; and
(c) in Chrome (version 48), you can delete all cookies by accessing the « Customise and control » menu, and clicking « Settings », « Show advanced settings » and « Clear browsing data », and then selecting « Cookies and other site and plug-in data » before clicking « Clear browsing data ».
13.11 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
14. Our details
14.1 This website http://www.frenchmomentsblog.com is owned and operated by French Moments Ltd.
14.2 We are registered in England and Wales under company registration number 10161188, and our registered office is at 16 St Kitts Drive – Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne East Sussex BN23 5TL.
14.3 Our principal place of business is at 16 St Kitts Drive – Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne East Sussex BN23 5TL.
14.4 You can contact us:
(a) by using our website contact form;
(b) by email /writing us at: