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Privacy Notice

First published 5th July 2004
Last updated 15th August 2023


The Lyndenlea website is a personal project that has no connection to any professional or commercial activity. My processing of personal data in relation to this website is therefore not covered by the UK General Data Protection Regulation ("UK GDPR") – see Article 2(2) – or the Data Protection Act 2018 – see Section 4(2). Nevertheless, I remain committed to protecting your privacy and security, and this policy explains how and why I use your personal data, to ensure you remain informed and in control of your information.

Your personal data (i.e. any information which identifies you, or which can be identified as relating to you personally) will be collected and used by me, Martin S Pearson, a private individual. For the purposes of data protection law, I will be the data controller.

What information I collect

I collect personal data that you provide to me, for example when you communicate with me via the Contact Me page.

Occasionally, I may collect information about certain people from public sources. This could include public databases, news or other media. I don't do this to everyone, and it is the exception not the rule.

I do not collect or store sensitive personal data.

How I use information

I only ever use your personal data with your consent, or where it is necessary:

In any event, I will only use your information for the purpose or purposes for which it was collected, or for closely related purposes.

Disclosing and sharing data

I will never sell your personal data.

How I protect data

I employ a variety of physical and technical measures to keep your data safe and to prevent unauthorised access to, or use or disclosure of your personal information. Electronic data and databases are stored on secure computer systems and I control who has access to information (using both physical and electronic means).

All electronic forms that request personal data will use the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to encrypt the data between your browser and my website. Of course, I cannot guarantee the security of your computer, the Internet or any other computer network, and any online communications (e.g. information provided via email or my website) are at your own risk.

Keeping you in control

I want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data. While you have no legal rights in this context (as the Lyndenlea website is a personal project), I will nevertheless undertake to grant you the following:

While I will always try to respond to your satisfaction, there may be situations where I am unable to do so.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact me using the form provided on the Contact Me page.

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are small text files that are collected by your browser from websites you visit which are then stored on your device. Cookies are widely used in order to enable website functionality and to make websites work more efficiently. Functions usually performed by cookies can also be achieved by other means, for example using device fingerprinting techniques or hyperlink auditing (commonly known as "ping tracking").

Neither I nor any third parties use cookies or similar technologies on the Lyndenlea website.

Links to other websites

This website contains hyperlinks to many other websites. I am not responsible for the content or functionality of any of those external websites.

If an external website requests personal information from you, the information you provide will not be covered by this website's Privacy Notice. I encourage you to read the Privacy Notice of any website before providing any personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

I will amend this Privacy Notice from time to time to ensure it remains up-to-date and accurately reflects how and why I use your personal data. The current version of this Privacy Notice will always be posted on the Lyndenlea website.

Changes have previously occurred on the following dates: