Vicki Couchman respects the privacy of website users. Vicki Couchman is based in the UK and uses and retains information for business and professional purposes in line with UK data protection regulations. Vicki Couchman may use Google Analytics. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information by using cookies on users’ computers. This information is helps create usage reports. Google stores this information. Google’s privacy policy is available here (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/). 

Personal information
Vicki Couchman will only use personal information to:
• Provide specifically requested information (i.e. answer your emails or contact you when necessary), 
• Send you communications we think may interest you, and carry out our legitimate business that may include providing communications services for others, consultancy and advisory services, education, training and preparing information with a view to publication. 
• Please inform us if you do not wish to receive any of our communications.

Consent
Consent is sought wherever and whenever possible and required. However, some information may be held for journalistic purposes (this will be clarified when the Data Protection Bill completes its passage through Parliament, which will establish the exemption covering journalism, literature and art) where consent is not required,

Disclosures
Vicki Couchman will only disclose personal information where we required to do so by law.

Information security
Vicki Couchman takes reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of personal data. All information provided is stored on secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers and devices. Vicki Couchman cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Data protection policy amendments
Vicki Couchman may update this policy from time to time by posting revisions here. Please check here occasionally for any changes.

User rights
Users may request copies of personal information held by Vicki Couchman, subject to providing appropriate evidence of identity – such as a copy of the photo pages of a passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus a copy of a (utility) bill showing your current address. Vicki Couchman may withhold information within legal limits. By e-mailing Vicki Couchman, you authorise Vicki Couchman to retain such personal information within the scope of current legislation.

Other websites
Vicki Couchman accepts no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of other websites.

Updating information
Please inform Vicki  Couchman if personal information needs correcting or updating.

Questions
Queries about this policy and data retention should be sent to: email address  vicki@vickicouchman.com
or by post to:
Data Controller, Vicki Couchman
c/o National Union of Journalists,
Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WCIX 9NB

The data controller is Vicki Couchman. The data protection fee number is: A8307817