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Your Privacy

Privacy, Data Protection and this website's use of Cookies

We are committed to privacy and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy on-line is an evolving area and we believe websites have to constantly evolve to meet these demands.

Your local currency

To help you see our book prices with post to you in your local area from the UK to the USA and beyond we need to use a cookie to help manage this for you. You can even see how much books are in other areas by clicking their flag.

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The only Cookies after that you should encounter on our website happen only if you decide to order a book from the site directly, purchase a floral art demonstration ticket or book to attend a workshop. We take payment through paypal and it is actualy PayPal who place these additional Cookies; so they can manage your purchase on your behalf. If you wish to make a purchase you have to agree to this use of cookies.

We do not use tracking or other marketing cookies or any other cookies of any other kind. Other websites can use Cookies in completely different ways and your browser has different security settings that enable you to control what websites can do with the cookies that they may set.

Our website does not otherwise place cookies or store your personal details. Details that are taken are taken solely by PayPal and protected by their security systems - for more information visit Privacy Policy for PayPal users

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PayPal

You can only pay through PayPal by agreeing to PayPal's use of cookies. PayPal place cookies to enable PayPal to manage 'Add to Cart' and 'View Cart' on our website when you are making a purchase.

Books, Courses and Ticket Purchases.

Your supplied information is used solely to process your purchase through to delivery and is not passed on by us to any other entity or used for marketing unless you have given us your expressed permission to do this.

What is a Cookie?
A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about how a website is being used..

Should you ever discover cookies set by our website - with the exception of your use to purchase books or courses through paypal, we would appreciate you sending this information to us at websupport@gillmcgregor.com

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Zoom

Why do we use Zoom?

It is popular, freely available and helps us to create a more ‘live in the moment’ togetherness that normally happens when we experience events in the ‘real’ world. See and speak with your friends, family, as the event starts.

So what is Zoom?

Zoom is software, an application/ program, that allows people to see and speak to each other over the internet. Zoom is a great way for us to get together and enjoy the wellbeing this creates while we socially distance ourselves to keep us all safe.

Do you need to join Zoom?

To join one of our events you do need to have a Zoom account and also to have downloaded the latest version of the software.

Zoom is free for you to use.
Many people already use Zoom to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues. To start using zoom just visit www.zoom.us 

Only registered users are able to join our events held through Zoom.

Why? This is so that only those who have purchased tickets are able to take part. Purchase information is held solely on Paypal. We do not share this information with any other entity.

Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance Updated: April 13, 2020 - see the full statement - www.zoom.us/gdpr

The protection of private information is fundamental to the trust Zoom users have given us (ZOOM) when choosing our service. In order to be compliant with GDPR we have implemented the following updates to our platform and practices. Platform Zoom’s products now feature an explicit consent mechanism for EU users. Existing or new users coming from IP address detected from EU when signing into the Zoom desktop or mobile application, or joining a meeting without being signed in, across any platform (Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, Web, ChromeOS) will be presented with a one-time privacy policy update. Consent to the updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service are stored for compliance purposes. Audio notifications can be enabled for users who are joining a meeting that is being recorded, via the telephone. Visual recording indicators are also present.

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Global privacy expectations of video teleconference providers: 21 July 2020 - see the full statement - https://ico.org.uk

Data protection and privacy authorities from around the world have today published an open letter to video teleconferencing companies, reminding them of their obligations to comply with the law and handle people’s information responsibly.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp uptake in the use of video teleconferencing software, increasing risks around the collection and use of personal information. The open letter provides video teleconferencing companies with principles to help them identify and address some of the key privacy risks, and better protect people’s personal information.

The open letter is signed by six authorities brought together through the Global Privacy Assembly’s International Enforcement Cooperation Working Group: the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, the Switzerland Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

The letter is for all video conferencing companies, but has also been sent directly to Microsoft, Cisco, Zoom, House Party and Google.

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Background
So how did we all get here? On 26 May 2011 the European Commission made the controversial 'Cookies Directive' law. It applies to the UK and all European countries. It mandates that the use of cookies on European businesses' websites must be disclosed and explicit consent for their use is obtained from their users. The Information Commissioner's Office gave UK businesses 12 months in which to achieve compliance.

Many people thought this was a big step backwards, some that the legislation was so unworkable that it would 'have' to be amended, but, as it stands, UK business websites are required to make this disclosure from 26 May 2012.