Who we are

‘We’ are John Quentin author (www.JohnQuentin.com)

Our Privacy Policy – Purpose

The purpose of our Privacy Policy is to make you aware of what we will do with your Personal Data if you share it with us.

The ‘What and Why’ of Our Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting your privacy regarding any information that we may collect from you or which you may provide to us.  Our intent is to respect your privacy while also providing the highest possible quality service. We are obliged by law to operate an effective Privacy Policy. We have developed this policy so that you understand how we lawfully collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (your ‘Personal Data’) when you voluntarily provide it to us.

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where: we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations; we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and; where we do, your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, or ‘GDPR’, we are the ‘Data Controller’. GDPR is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data).

If you have any questions about this policy or about how your Personal Data may be used, please contact us.

We will review our privacy practices continuously, and as such may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

This policy is effective as of 1st July 2019.


1.           What Data will we collect from you?

We will only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with www.JohnQuentin.com (‘the Website’) in the following ways:

  • Website Activity: Sign-up to the Mailing List and complete any other online activity required to receive any content on offer from John Quentin.
  • Types of Personal Data We will collect: Email address.


  • Website Activity: Messages sent via the website contact form.
  • Types of Personal Data Collected: Name; Email address; any other Personal Data that you provide in your message(s).


  • Website Activity: Fill in a form or respond to a survey or questionnaire.
  • Types of Personal Data Collected: Name; Email address; any other Personal Data that you provide in your message(s).

2.           What will we use your Personal Data for?

We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows it. Most commonly, we will use your Personal Data to:

  • Communicate with you through a third-party hosted mailing list (Mailchimp);
  • Respond by email to your questions, comments and requests sent by e-mail
  • Improve the Website through the analysis of this information.
  • Conduct marketing research

3.           Who will we share your Personal Data with and why?

We take your privacy seriously and will not sell or trade your Personal Data, nor share it with others, except in accordance with applicable law as necessary for communication with you. 

We will share the necessary elements of the Personal Data you have chosen to give us with the selected third parties who provide services and functions on our behalf (e.g. MailChimp, our current mailing list host).  They will be given only the information they require to provide their services to us.

Our selected service providers have their own GDPR Privacy Policies. Appropriate privacy arrangements exist between themselves and us. Only reputable third parties, known to respect and safeguard individual privacy, will be selected as service providers.

4.           Do we carry out Tracking?

We will collect information automatically about your visit to our site. Any information gathered by tracking will only be used in aggregate form, and as such cannot be used to identify you personally. Such aggregate information helps us to audit the usage of our web site and improve the service provided.

5.           Do we use Cookies on the Website and what are they used for?

Cookies are small parcels of data stored temporarily on your hard drive while you are browsing a website. These are a standard mechanism used by most websites.

  • Our website will employ cookies only to provide us with general information about how our website is used. No personal information that would enable us to identify individuals is either obtained or stored in these cookies.
  • Cookies are often used to track a user’s browsing history for the purpose of targeted advertising. The website does not set any cookies of this type.
  • You can set your browser not to accept cookies. This may compromise some aspects of functionality.

By continuing to use this website with cookies enabled, you consent to our use of cookies.

6.           How will we keep your Personal Data secure?

We will employ appropriate security measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We will maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the EU GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

7.           What retention periods will apply for use of your Personal Data?

We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We will review the Personal Data that we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently, or anonymise, any Personal Data which it is no longer necessary to hold.

8.           How will we safeguard children?

The Website and our communications are aimed at adults over the age of 18.  We do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old.

Warning: If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

9.           What access to and control over your Personal Data do you have?

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. By contacting us, you can ask the following questions, or take the following actions. At any time, you may:

  • Ask us to delete your Personal Data.
  • Object to the processing of your Personal Data.
  • Ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data.
  • Withdraw any Personal Data processing consents you have given.
  • Express concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

10.        What does ‘change of purpose’ mean for your Personal Data?

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason; and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. Should we wish to apply a change of purpose, we will add a notice to that effect on the Website. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us, should the need arise.

11.        Will Personal Data be transferred internationally?

No data will be passed to organisations outside the EU.

12.        Contact

Contact us with matters relating to GDPR via the details given on the Contact page of the Website