Private Policy

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

23 May 2018

Christine Long is a freelance marketing consultant and designer, trading as Ribbon Media.

Ribbon Media takes the privacy of its customers very seriously. We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our website, and we are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. For the purposes of this notice, Ribbon Media is the data controller.


This policy (Privacy Policy) applies to information collected and used by Ribbon Media relating to our existing and potential customers. This Privacy Policy assures you that no information is given to any third-party without your express permission and that any information we collect is confidential.

Types of information collected

We collect information to enable us to deliver professional services requested by our clients. This is provided to us in a number of different ways, including:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us (for example when you correspond with us by mail, phone, email or our website form)
  • From the public domain, including corporate/school websites and networking platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter (insofar as you choose to make your profiles publicly visible)
  • From third parties who provide it to us (for example colleagues in your organisation, peers in your sector)
  • From notes of meetings you attend with us
  • In some circumstances, you may provide us with personal information about other people relevant to the professional services we are providing. In this case, we rely on you to ensure that you have a lawful basis for providing such personal information to us.

Some of the information that we collect can be used to identify you (personal information). This information may include the following:

Personal information



Work address

Telephone numbers (work, mobile)

E-mail addresses

LinkedIn profile

Twitter username

Information relating to website visitors

Ribbon Media only collects information about website users through the contact form that is completed and sent to us requesting a response, so it is presumed that this information is given with your consent in line with this policy.

We may use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of behaviour patterns about visitors to our website. This helps us to determine the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone (non-personal information). We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Ribbon Media does not use Cookies in order to gain information about website users.

How we use your information

Ribbon Media uses the personal information that we collect about you, or that you provide to us via conversations, emails or meetings, to contribute to the delivery of our work and to maintain contact with you regarding specific projects or pieces of work we undertake with you. We will also make occasional contact with you supplying information that we consider will be relevant and useful to you and to meet out regulatory obligations as a service provider, such as marketing communications providing advice and news via email, phone, letter, text message, social media or in person.

Sharing information

Ribbon Media would never sell your personal information to third parties. However, we will disclose some of the personal information that we collect with your permission for the purpose of delivering agreed professional services.

Accessing your information

If at any time, you would like to review, change or delete your personal information, you can do so by emailing

Information security

Ribbon Media makes every effort to ensure your personal information is protected from accidental loss or unauthorised access, use, alteration and disclosure. Your information is stored on computers and servers in the United Kingdom, and your personal information is protected by maintaining safeguards in compliance with applicable UK and EU regulations.

Links to other websites

At times our website may contain links to other websites that are operated by trusted partners, and not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We recommend that you review the Privacy Policy of each site you visit as Ribbon Media does not control, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Email communication

As part of our general communication process we occasionally produce and distribute an email or newsletter to share ideas with you and pass on information that we feel may be of interest to you. Please be assured we do not rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses and you can choose to opt out of receiving this type of correspondence from us by replying to the email ( with unsubscribe. Upon receipt of this instruction your details will be removed from our database.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change and the updated Privacy Policy will be posted on our website,

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to this Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Christine Long, Ribbon Media

Phone: 01189 700165

Mobile: 07920 141724





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