Who we are

The following brands are all part of Be Your Change Ltd –

  • Freedom From Phobia™ – https://FreedomFromPhobia.com
  • The Confidence Alchemist™ – https://TheConfidenceAlchemist.com
  • The Keith Factor™ – https://TheKeithFactor.com
  • Winning in Life and Work™ – https://WinningInLifeandWork.com
  • HypnoTainment™ – https://HypnoTainment.co.uk
  • Freedom Technology™ – https://Freedom-Technology.com
  • Reclaim Your Confidence™ – https://ReclaimYourConfidence.com
  • BYC Link (short linking service) – https://byc.link

Be Your Change Ltd’s website is https://be-your-change.co.uk.

In addition, Be Your Change Ltd owns and operates the web services for the following –

  • ChookieggArt – https://ChookieggArt.com
  • Keith Blakemore-Noble public figure site – https://BlakemoreNoble.com
  • Keith Blakemore-Noble’s personal site – https://Blakemore-Noble.net

This privacy policy applies to all of these brands and their associated sites, and explains how we collect and use your data. Please be aware that not every site will use all of these mechanisms, we only use the minimum we need to be able to provide you with the service each site offers.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We embed Heateor’s Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave comment at our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

We also use Haeteor’s GooglePlus Comments plugin on some of our websites for you to be able to comment at our webpages using your GooglePlus account. From this interaction Google automatically collects and store certain information in server logs like IP address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Most of our sites use contacts forms to enable you to get in touch, to ask questions, to subscribe to newsletters, or to make appointments.

We only ever ask for the minimum information necessary. We store the data in a secure database on our servers (which are based in the USA), and sometimes that data may be accessed by us by email (our email servers are located within the EU).

We will never share your data with third parties, except where required and explicitly directed by law, nor will we ever sell your data to third parties.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

You can find out more about all the cookies used on each site by going to their respecting Cookies page.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

In running and maintaining the websites we may collect and process data about you, this includes Information about your use of the sites, including details of your visits, including pages viewed and the resources you access. This information includes traffic data and other communication data.

We use Google Analytics cookies to gather this information to assist in improving the website experience for you. They are used for statistical purposes to track how many users we have and how often they visit our websites.

We collect information listing which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users and from which countries.

We may gather information about your general internet use from use of the cookie.

Where used, these Analytics cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. This information will not identify you personally.

Who we share your data with

We may share some of your data with the following, where required in order for us to carry out your wishes or to fulfil your orders –

Stripe.com, Paypal.com – for payment processing so that you can make secure payments to us; at no time do we ever receive or see your credit card or financial details.

RoyalMail.com or other similar delivery service, if we need to physically send you something.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our websites are hosted in our own secured servers within Amazon’s AWS cloud, located in the USA. These servers also host our databases, where we store any information which you provide is un connection with doing business.

Your contact information

If you have any privacy concerns, or wish to request that your personal data are deleted, then please email us your fill request to gdpr@be-your-change.co.uk and we will act upon is as soon as possible.

Additional information

How we protect your data

All our websites are only accessible via secured https: protocol. This means that the connection between your computer and our server is secure and encrypted.

Any financial data are handled securely by our payment processors, Stripe.com or PayPal.com – we do not receive any of your financial account details as a result.

All our customer data are stored in our own secured customer database, on our AWS-based server, and are not accessible by any third parties.