3. Collection of YOUR personal data
The section below will detail the types of data that is collected, in addition to the methods of collecting this data.
3.1 User provided information
SHIELDACADEMY.CO.UK will collect direct information provided by you (via contact forms, for example) to provide quotations, make telephone contact, or to email you concerning any information you may request.
3.2 Automatically collected information
Whilst visiting our website, some additional personal data may be collected, including but not limited to personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information concerning the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use.
3.3 How YOUR data on our website is collected and stored
Data will be collected on our website in the following ways:
a) Via web contact forms on our website
Data provided via our website forms is manually submitted by the user, and stored in an encrypted MySQL database.
b) Via Google Analytics tracking
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic and user behavior, enabling us to enhance the user experience and analyse marketing.
All data is stored on Google’s secure servers.
c) Via web server tracking software provided with our web hosting
Our web hosting provider may track user behaviour and monitor potential security threats, and as such will collect data designed to keep the website operational and your information secure.
All data is stored on our web host’s secure servers and will be made available in association with a relevant data protection request.
d) Via browser cookies
Further information on browser cookies and how to manage them can be found in section 12 of this document.