Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously. Here’s more details about what information this website retains, what we do with it, and how we protect your browsing experience.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate: The AnnShakespeare.com website is protected using SHA-2 256-bit encryption and a 2048-bit signing algorithm which encrypt the information you provide us and keeps sensitive data safe. The padlock icon, displayed next to our URL in the web browser, indicates a secure mode where communications between browser and web server are encrypted. This type of connection is designed to prevent anyone from reading or modifying the data you exchange with the website.

What information about you do we collect? This website obtains basic information – name, email address and telephone number, and your message – from the contact form on our website when you provide it to us. This information is used to respond to your query and not for any other reason. Your details will not be added to our mailing list unless you ask us to or agree to a request from us in this regard.
We also collect information about you from our Mailing List subscription form, which is located in the footer of our website. By subscribing to our Mailing List, you are by definition asking us to provide you with updates as and when such updates become available. You can cancel your Mailing List subscription at any time by contacting us through our Contact Form.
Data is also collected by Google Analytics – see our Cookies Policy, here.

Cookies: Our website uses cookies. You can view our Cookies Policy here.
What do we use for your information for? The information you provide us through the contact form on our website will be used by us to respond to your query. The information you provide us through the Mailing List subscription form will be used by us to notify you about new blogs, news and other events associated with Ann Shakespeare and her work.

Disclosure to third parties: The information you provide will never be shared with third parties without your express and prior consent.

How long do we retain your information? We will retain the basic information you provide us through the Contact Form until such a time we have responded to your initial enquiry and/or brought your initial enquiry to completion. We will retain the information you provide us through the Mailing List subscription until such a time that you ask us to remove you from the mailing list or to delete your information.

Your information, your rights: Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, you can access and receive the information we have, correct or update it, restrict its use, object to us storing it, ask to have it deleted, or complain to a supervisory authority such as the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Data Protection Officer: Ann Shakespeare

Legal notice – website nasties: The owner of this website makes no warranties of any kind that this website and emails are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. (We’ve taken all reasonable care to ensure that bugs and other computer nasties aren’t lurking about). In no event shall the owner of this website nor any agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting in the use of this website.