Privacy Policy

I understand that I have a responsibility to protect and respect your privacy and look after your personal data.

This Privacy Notice, inclusive of our Terms & Conditions, explains what personal data I collect, how I use your personal data, reasons I may need to disclose your personal data to others and how I store your personal data securely.

For clarity, Benjamin Kirkpatrick may be both data controller and data processor for your personal data under certain circumstances.

I must advise that this policy is subject to change, so please check my website on a regular basis for any further changes.

Data Protection law has changed on 25 May 2018

This Privacy Notice sets out your rights under the new laws.

Who am I?

Benjamin Kirkpatrick is a musician and songwriter.

How the law protects you

Data protection laws state that I am only able to process personal data if I have valid reasons to do so. The reasons I process your personal data include, but not limited to, your consent, performance of a contract, billing and to contact you.

How do I collect personal data from you?

I receive information about you from you when you use my website, complete forms on the website, if you contact me by email or otherwise in respect of any of my services.

If you provide me with personal data about a third party, you warrant that you have obtained the express consent from the third party for the disclosure and use of their personal data.

Your personal data may be automatically collected when you use our services, including but not limited to, your IP address, device-specific information, server logs, device event information, location information and unique application numbers.

What type of data do I collect from you?

The personal data that I may collect from you includes your name, email address and IP addresses. I may also keep details of your visits to my site including, but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. I also retain records of your queries and correspondence, in the event you contact me.

Please be aware that any video, image, or other content posted, uploaded or otherwise made available by you onto your website, whether published content or not, is not subject to my Privacy Notice.

I merely process such data on your behalf, subject to our Terms and Conditions and you are responsible for any applicable legal requirements in respect of your content.

How do I use your data?

I use information about you in the following ways:

  • To provide you with information and services;
  • To comply with my contractual obligations I have with you;
  • To enable me to review, develop and improve the website and services;
  • To provide customer care, including responding to your requests if you contact me with a query;
  • To detect fraud and to make sure what you have told me is correct;
  • To provide you with information about services that you request from me or which I feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes; and
  • To inform you of service changes.

Retention periods

I will keep your personal data for the duration of the period you are a customer of Benjamin Kirkpatrick. I shall retain your data only for as long as necessary in accordance with applicable laws.

Who has access to your personal data?

For the purposes of selling merchandise on my website I process your data for the provision of services and information.

Third Parties

For the avoidance of doubt, I do not and never shall sell your personal data to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.

I work closely with a number of third parties (including business parties, service providers and fraud protection services) and I may receive information from them about you. These third parties may collect information about you including, but not limited to, your IP address, device-specific information, server logs, device event information, location information, and unique application numbers. I use their features within our website, however, in some instances, they may be acting as data controller and they will have their own privacy policies, which I advise you to read.

Your rights

In preventing the use or processing of your personal data, it may delay or prevent me from fulfilling my contractual obligations to you. It may also mean that I shall be unable to provide our services or process the cancellation of your service.

You have the right to object to my use of your personal data, or ask me to delete, remove or stop using it if there is no need for me to keep it. This is known as your right to be forgotten. There are legal and accountancy reasons why I will need to keep your data, but please do inform me if you think I am retaining or using your personal data incorrectly.

You can also make choices about Benjamin Kirkpatricks collection of your data and how I use it.

Accessing and updating your data

You must maintain the accuracy of your information and ensure all your details, including but not limited to, name and email address are kept up to date at all times.

You can also update your personal details within your record on Benjamin Kirkpatricks website by emailing

You have the right to access the information I hold about you. Please email your requests to so that I can obtain this information for you.

Use of cookies

I operate an “implied consent” policy for cookies, which means that I assume you are happy with cookie usage on the site. If you are unhappy you should either not use the site or delete its cookies after visiting the site. Alternatively you could use the anonymous usage option in your browser, such as “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” in Internet Explorer and “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari.

A number of cookies are used on this site for a variety of reasons. Using cookies helps me to understand user needs, provide personalised content, improve functionality and match relevant content and services with users.

If you want to know more about cookies and how to control or delete them, please visit, which contains detailed guidance for users.

Control Your Cookies

If you do not want to use cookies on this website, you can modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. Browser settings give users full control over their cookies, and you should be able to permit the use of cookies, prevent their use or delete them. Browsers can be set to not accept any cookies at all, but many websites will not be able to function without cookies and it can slow down your online browsing activities.

IP Address

This site also tracks the IP addresses of its users. An IP Address is a number that identifies an Internet Service Provider and user country. IP addresses do not contain personal information and help me to build a picture of who visits the site.

Links to other sites

Benjamin Kirkpatrick may provide links to third party sites. Since I do not control those websites, I encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites. Any information that is supplied on these sites will not be within my control and I cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these.

Where I store your personal data

I follow accepted ISO standards to store and protect the personal data I collect, including the use of encryption if appropriate.

All information you provide to me is stored on our secured servers within the EEA. From time to time, your information may be transferred to and stored in a country outside the EEA in relation to provision of the services. The laws in these countries may not provide you with the same protection as in the EEA; however, any third party referred to above outside of the EEA has agreed to abide by European levels of data protection in respect of the transfer, processing and storage of any personal data. By providing your data to me, you agree to this transfer and storage. However, I will ensure that reasonable steps are taken to protect your data in accordance with this privacy notice.

As the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, I cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once I have received your information, I will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Any sensitive data (payment details for example) are encrypted and protected.

Where I have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential. I ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Data Breaches

In the event of a data breach, I shall ensure that our obligations under applicable data protection laws are complied with where necessary.

Contact me

Please e-mail any questions or comments you have about privacy to me at

Your right to make a complaint

You have the right to make a complaint about how I process your personal data to the Information Commissioner:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Plugins and Tools


My website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at

Email Subscribers

If you subscribe to the blog, the following data will be stored:

  • Subscribers information (email and name if provided)
  • post notification, created to send new blog notification
  • log which has information about post notification and newsletter emails that were sent

This data won’t be misused, it’s only stored to get the info about new blog posts to you.