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Privacy Policy

At The Hair And Makeup Handbook we take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting your privacy online.

How We Collect Data

We collect two kinds of data about our users:

  • Data that is colected automatically when you use the website. For example, it includes your IP address (the location of your computer on the internet), pages accessed, the dates/times you accessed our website. This information does not tell us anything personal about who you are, or your home address, or identify you in anyway. It simply allows us to monitor how our website is used, for example, what pages are popular with our visitors.
  • Data that you provide to us but only if you voluntarily disclose this information to us. For example, your email address for posting comments or contacting us via email. Your email is never published on our website, and is used purely to offer these options to you.

Sharing Your Information

We will not share your personal information with anyone for the purposes of direct marketing. We do not, and never will, sell, rent or giveaway your personal information to send spam or marketing emails. You do not have to disclose any personal information to browse our website.

How the Information is Used

We use Google Analytics to track user interaction. This means the non-personal information is used to carry out research on how our website is used by visitors. It helps us work out how many visitors we have, how many visitors return on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular.

Although Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, internet browser, device and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address, but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to anywhere on our website.

We may disclose anonymous aggregate statistics about our site visitors in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes. These statistics include no personally identifying information.

Visitor Comments

Should you choose to comment on any post on our website, the name and email address you enter, along with your comment, will be saved to this website’s database. It also records your IP address, and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is used purely to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of that post and is not passed on to anyone. Only the name you enter (along with the comment) will be shown on this website. If the email address you enter is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed if we have Gravatar activated.

Use of Cookies

In simple terms, a cookie is a small piece of information that a website transfers to your hard-drive to store and sometimes track information about you.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc.) to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so.

Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.

Please be aware that, as we use third party advertising and affiliates on our website, third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browsers, or using web beacons to collect information as a result of advert serving on our website.

For more information and a list of cookies on this website, please read our Cookie Policy.

Our Third Party Data Processors

We use these third parties to process a visitor’s data on our behalf:

Links to Other Websites

This website may provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are adviced to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Your Rights

Under data protection law in the United Kingdom, you have rights we need to make you aware of. The rights available to you depend on our reason for processing your information.

  • Right to access – the right to (i) request copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive”. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why. Read more about this right.
  • Right to correct – the right to have your personal information rectified if you think it is inaccurate or incomplete. Read more about this right.
  • Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your personal data from our systems in certain circumstances. Read more about this right.
  • Right to restrict our use of your data – the right to “block” us from using your data or limit the way in which we can use it. Read more about this right.
  • Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your data. Read more about this right.
  • Right to object to the use of your data – the right to object to our use of your data including where we use it for our legitimate interests. Read more about this right here.

If you would like to review or revise information you have previously provided to us online, you may do so by emailing us.

To find out more about your entitlements under this legislation, visit the Information Commissioner’s website or read the Act online. In the UK, the data protection authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) –

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page.