Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains what personal information (data) about you we, Paul Kirk trading as Paul Kirk Design, will hold, how we collect it, and how we will use that information. We are required to notify you of this under data protection legislation.

We may update this Policy from time to time. Please check this page occasionally to check that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

This privacy policy applies to our website https:paulkirkdesign.co.uk only. It is important to read the privacy policies of external websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policy and procedures of any other external website.

This policy was last updated on 20 May 2018.

What personal data we collect, where and why we collect it

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, website contact forms, website post comments or through chat or social media. This information could include:

  • Name and title
  • Contact information including email address and/or telephone number
  • Demographic information such as delivery address, billing address, postcode, preferences and interests

Or as you interact with us, including via paulkirkdesign.co.uk website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We may also collect tracking data when you use our website, or when you click on one of our adverts (including those shown on third party websites).

We will only use and disclose your personal information for the purpose for which you have provided it to us as determined at the time of collection or through your subsequent consent, including:

  • Giving you information about our products or services that you request from us
  • Managing our business operations (e.g. customer relationship management (CRM) system, opt-in marketing database, service desk, customer service and support system)
  • Our own company transactions
  • Fulfilling any other purpose for which you provide the Personal Information.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

Cookies

A Cookie is a text file that downloads and stores information about your visit to the device you are accessing the site from. The details of your previous visit are remembered for the next time you visit the website using that device

Cookies help us improve the performance of the website as it remembers your preferences and we can make tweaks based on visitor behaviour and statistics. We sometimes place cookies on your device which help us serve relevant adverts to you when you visit other websites.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

The categories of cookies we use on the website and the function they perform is listed below.

1. Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to operate correctly and cannot be disabled without ruining the usability of the website. The law does not require us to ask consent to use these cookies and they will always be placed when you use this website.

2. Analytical/performance cookies.

Analytics cookies are used to gather anonymous data on how visitors use the website.

They look at what pages are the most popular, how long visitors stay on them, if and when a user gets an error message and other similar useful data which we use to improve how the website works and make information easier to find. This data is anonymous and we cannot track you individually using analytics cookies.

3. Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to potentially personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

4. Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links uou have followed. We may use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

More information about the individual cookies we use, and the purposes for which we use them, are as follows:

Third Party Cookies

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, social media feeds, maps, 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.

It’s important for you to know that we have no access to or control over cookies used by these companies or third-party websites. We suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

 

 

Google provide information about their cookie and privacy policies including their YouTube service and G+ here http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

AddThis provide information about their cookie and privacy policies here http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/

Facebook provide information about their cookie and privacy policies here https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Twitter provide information about their cookie and privacy policies here https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

Blocking / Managing Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.

a few helpful articles on this:

If the browser you like to use is not listed above, normally there is a ‘Help’ option on your browser to find out about how it handles cookies, or visit the site you downloaded it from for more information.

Google analytics provide a browser plugin to prevent their analytics cookies being placed https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or you can use your browser settings to disallow analytics cookies.

AddThis – To opt out of AddThis cookies go to http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mails, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, providing production assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services. Such companies and individuals will have access only to personal information needed to perform these functions, but may not use it for any other purposes and are required to process the data in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection legislation.

How long we retain your data

We will only retain your Personal Data for a limited period of time. This will be for as long as we need it to fulfil the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

For users that register on our website (if applicable), 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.

Exceptions to the limited time period are – If you leave a comment on a post/page, 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.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Access to your personal data

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you.You have the right to ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. There is no charge for such a request.

If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email hello@paulkirkdesign.co.uk

Changes to this notice

We may change this privacy notice from time to time. If you use our website regularly, please visit this page regularly to check this notice.