This privacy and security policy is for talkytoaster.me.uk, free.talkytoaster.me.uk, shop.talkytoaster.me.uk and subscription.talkytoaster.me.uk operated by talkytoaster and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Your data is collected and used in full compliance of the GDPR; you can find a full list of the rights you have as a “data subject”, here: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-to-be-informed/ and in non-technical language what your rights are here: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/is-my-information-being-handled-correctly/
If you have an account on this site, purchased services or goods, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners may use any information submitted by you to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses].
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
This website uses SSL/TLS [HTTPS] for all content offered, to protect customers from security risks associated with login credentials and other personal data submission. The level of SSL used is PCI DSS and NIST compliant (this means that this sites security exceeds that of many commercial and financial websites, probably including your bank). All privileged accounts use two-factor authentication (2FA) to ensure that only those authorised to access personal (your) data on this site (to perform their duties; process orders, etc.) can do so securely.
Subscription customers can enable 2FA to further tighten the security of their account.
This site has an A+ rating on the SSL Test at Qualys. Factoring in many different aspects of an SSL implementation, this test is a perfect indicator of just how seriously a host takes transport layer security.
It also has an A+ rating as well as being declared PCI DSS compliant from https://www.htbridge.com/ssl/.
No credit/debit card data is captured or stored on our servers, all such data and payment details are handled securely via Square, Stripe, or your own bank. All communications with the card processor (the company that validates and carries out the card charges) are fully encrypted and utilizes Tokenisation for extra security. The card entry form is hosted by the card payment processor (Stripe/Square). Stripe and Square are certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the card payments industry.
This site is also regularly patched and tested for other potential security vulnerabilities, these are quickly fixed.
Finally, this site also uses a number of defensive technologies and techniques to detect and block attackers.
All accesses are logged and all attempted hacks are reported to ISPs and hosting providers and if required also to law enforcement. This is for the protection of legitimate visitors/customers of this site.