We have a strong respect for your personal privacy and the protection of your data. We will only collect data when it is absolutely necessary to conduct our business. All marketing communications are sent via our double opt-in email list or posted on our social networks (never direct).

We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or intentionally make public your personal information.

1.0 Personal Information that this website collects and why we collect it

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

1.1 Website “Visitor” Tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor (see Section 5.0 below).

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found in see Section 3.0

1.2 Our News Blog

Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our news blog, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors detailed below. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website although if the supplied email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed.

Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either 1.) remove the comment or 2.) remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.

NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.

1.3 Contact Forms and Email Links

Should you choose to contact us using the forms on our website, or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website. The resulting email message will be transmitted and stored on our email system.

2.0 How We Store Your Personal Information

As detailed in section 1.2 above, if you submit a comment to a blog post published on this website some personal information will be stored in this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website.

This “comment data” is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of WordPress (the content management system that this website is built on). In the near future, we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.

The IP address of anyone attempting to log in to our WordPress site is recorded on our site database for security reasons, based on the number of failed attempts we block IP addresses for a certain period. This information is purged on a regular basis when the site is inspected for software updates.

3.0 Cookies

See our dedicated Cookie Policy.

4.0 Web Hosting

All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

Our website is hosted by 1and1 on a virtual server within a UK data centre. Full details of 1and1’s data centres can be found on the 1and1 website.

We use a third-party web developer, they can see IP address information (used to administer the website) but no other personal data.

5.0 Our Third-Party Data Processors

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third-parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.

6.0 Data Controller

The data controller of this website is: Anchorman Insurance Consultants Ltd., a UK Private limited Company with company number: 3631690

Our registered office/trading address is:

Anchorman House
8 Cranmere Road
EX20 1UE

7.0 Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the changelog below.