Dram Communications Privacy Policy

On 25 May 2018, a new law will come into effect which is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will protect and empower all EU resident’s data privacy and reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.

We have updated our privacy policy to explain how we will continue to protect data.

 

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of information:

  1. information about your visits to our website and activity on our website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation).
  2. personal information that you provide to us including name, address, telephone numbers, email address and invoicing details.
  3. any other information that you choose to send to us.

 

What do we use your information for?

Your data will be used for two broad purposes:

1. Marketing communications

After 25th May 2018, in-line with new legislation, Dram Communications will only send marketing communications to clients who have expressly opted-in or have chosen not to opt-out of receiving information from us.

If you contact a member of the Dram Communications team by phone and provide your name, postal address, telephone number and email address, we may in line with data protection legislation, use this information to contact you on matters solely relating to Dram Communications.

 

2. Communications relating to your engagement with Dram Communications

Dram Communications reserve the right to hold personal data for the purposes of contacting you with important information about the nature of work in which you have engaged us.

 

Your right to opt-out of marketing communications

You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from Dram Communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email from us, or by emailing us atdavid.macleod@dramcommunications.com.

Each time you enquire or enter into a contract with Dram Communications by any method, you will be provided with or directed to our updated privacy policy, the contents of which will override your previous communication preferences, unless you expressly state otherwise.

 

Use of third parties

There are some instances where data is shared with third parties for the essential purpose of fulfilling our professional obligation to you. For example, your contact details are shared with a partner organisation such as a PR firm for the purposes of delivering the necessary services you require. However, we only share the information that is necessary for any given purpose. Dram Communications holds copies of our data protection policies to verify their compliance with data protection law. Your data will neverbe shared with or sold to third parties for marketing purposes.

 

Cookies

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 stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit and to understand your preferences in relation to the use of our website.

The purpose for this activity is to ensure we are constantly meeting the needs of our online visitors and providing the very best user experience.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Please read Google’s privacy policyfor further information.

 

Other individual rights

From the 25th May 2018, new data protection legislation will be introduced across the EU. You can read more about the rights this legislation gives to individuals by clicking on the following link: Information Commissioners Officer (ICO).

 

Changes to our privacy policy

Dram Communications review this policy regularly to keep in line with any changes.  This privacy policy is up to date taking into account GDPR regulations.