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Privacy policy and cookies

The policy: This privacy policy notice is for this website; [www.katebod.co.uk] and served by Kate Bohdanowicz, and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

Policy key definitions:

  • "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the business, [Kate Bohdanowicz].
  • "you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) I control and process any personal information you provide to me electronically in the following ways. Unless otherwise defined, I only process your personal data for accounts & records, or staff administration (where applicable) purposes;

I use the contract lawful basis under the GDPR for the processing of your information to provide you with details about my services, supplying a quote or estimate.
 I shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms.
 Your personal data under the contract lawful basis is not shared with any third parties.

I collect the following information from you;

  • Your email address
  • Your name

If, as determined by me, the lawful basis upon which I process your personal information changes, I will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. I shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Any blog comments (if enabled) are handled by MODx. For information on their privacy policy please visit their website.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Data security and protection

I ensure the security of any personal information I hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. My methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Transparent Privacy Explanations

I have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way I use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.


The website sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.

They improve things by:

  1. Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  2. Remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  3. Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

The cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.

Please note that all of this websites Cookies exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes. If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively effect your experience on the site.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

First party cookies

PHPSESSID To remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service Randomly generated number When user exits browser

Third party cookies

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_gid Google Analytics - Used to distinguish users. (More Info)   24 hours
__gat Google Analytics - Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. (More Info)   1 minute



These 3rd party __atuvc and _atuvs cookies are persistent cookies that are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site in order to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.   2 years