Privacy

Purpose of this statement

This statement tells you how I will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

GDPR 25th May 2018

We may hold clients data, which is kept securely and NOT passed on to third parties.  Any data held is generally required for website/imagery upkeep and maintenance. Once a client instructs us to carry out work, we keep data in order to fulfill our contractual obligations to you. Data can include your email address, in order for us to communicate. Our commitment to you is that we will respect your preferences and only send information we think is valuable.

Please click the button below to agree to us holding your data in order to carry out any contractual work under lawful basis.

You can also ask us to delete or request to view all of your data from our systems by clicking the link below.  Once deleted please be aware that we will not be able to retrieve this information, and any website backup or other data will be lost.  If you do choose this option, please make sure to back up any data you need for the future yourself.

Automated collection of personal information: As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information will/may automatically be recorded by Claire Downes Web Design. This may include your Email, IP address, browser type, and information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

Use of Cookies: In compliance with the 26/05/11 Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 we inform the user of this site cookies are used within this web site. An explanation on what cookies are and how to configure your browser cookie settings is available at aboutcookies.org. Claire Downes Web Design makes use of Google Analytics tracking cookies, a session id cookie, and a javascript detection cookie.

Non-automated collection: Where you are required under this website to provide personal data, this will be used for the following purposes:

  • Administration of enquiries: Contacting you with information that we think may be of interest to you as a potential client.
  • Third party access: Your personal data that you have provided will NOT be sent to third parties and will remain confidential, accessible only by those who have a legitimate need to know within Claire Downes Web Design.  This data collection will have no effect on individuals, and will not be shared with third parties.
  • Your data may be kept for a period of time.
  • Changes to this statement: This statement, and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed, can change from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

If you have any queries relating to this privacy statement please email me at claire@clairedownes.co.uk

Terms and Conditions

WEB SITE

1. Information published on Claire Downes Web Design website is provided as information to customers and is subject to change without notice. Whilst Claire Downes Web Design use all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained on my web site is current, accurate and complete at the date of publication no representations or warranties are made as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of such information. Claire Downes Web Design cannot be held liable for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of or any action taken in reliance on any information appearing on the web site. No warranty is given as to the freedom of the website from viruses or any other malicious programmes or macros.

2. Claire Downes Web Design will try to keep the website available but cannot guarantee that it will operate continuously and cannot accept liability for its unavailability. You must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with or hack into any of the company’s computer system, servers, web site or routers.

3. Links from the company’s web site are for convenience and information and the company cannot accept liability for products, service or information obtained from any linked site. The existence of a link does not imply endorsement of a provider, product or service by Claire Downes Web Design.

4. The contents of the website are the property of Claire Downes and are subject to copyright law and intellectual copyright laws. Customers may download or print individual sections for personal use only.

5. Personal information that is collected and handled by Claire Downes Web Design are in accordance with UK law and are not sold to third parties.

Privacy Policy

Please read this agreement entirely and carefully before accessing this web site. By accessing the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below.

If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use this site. 

Who we are

Our website address is: https://clairedowneswebdesign.co.uk/

Accessibility

We try to make every effort to ensure that the information available on our web site is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know.

Write to us at the address contained within our Contact page and we will provide the information to you in an alternate format.

It would be helpful if you can be as specific as possible when describing the information you seek. If you prefer to call, visit our contact page for the up to date telephone numbers.

Privacy

Whilst the owners of this web site do not collect any customer or user information we do use ‘Cookies’ in order to collect statistical information on visitors to our website.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.

Cookies will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Using this technology does not mean that we automatically know any information about you. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Please consult the help files of your browser to find out more about this option.

No Warranties

This web site is provided on an “as is,” “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or NON-INFRINGEMENT or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.

No oral advice or written information provided shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice.

Third Party Content (if applicable)

We are DISTRIBUTORS (NOT PUBLISHERS) of the content supplied by visitors and other third parties. Accordingly, we  have no more editorial control over this content than does a public library.

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by members, visitors and other third parties are those of the respective author(s) and we are not responsible for any material posted by third parties.

We cannot and do not endorse it in any way, nor do they vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, we expressly disclaims any liability associated with material posted by third parties.

Disclaimer of Liability

The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site and the Internet generally. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this web site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST

PROFITS that result from the use or inability to use the web site and/or any other web sites which are linked to this site.

Nor shall they be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the web site; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorised access.

Countries which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Online Conduct

Visitors agree to use the web site only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the web site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, county, national or international law.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by us. Nor is an endorsement of us implied by such links. They are for convenience only, as an index in a public library.

Accuracy

Every effort is made to provide information that is accurate. However, information contained in this web site are subject to change at any time by the site owner or the Publisher.  Copyright in this web site rests with the site owner unless otherwise indicated.

Information Subject to Change

Any information on this web site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice

LEGAL NOTICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, 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.

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

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Cookie Control

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

The Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

How are Cookies used?

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with govt services so we can make them better

You can manage these small files and learn more about them here All About Cookies.org. There’s also a cookies awareness video (below) and further information on how to remove cookies at About Cookies: how to control cookies

Our Cookies

We are the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Our company will not sell, share, or rent this information to others. When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone.

These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.

If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. Also, If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. 

First Party Cookies

These are cookies set by our web domain known as ‘first-party’ cookies. Some are necessary to the functionality of the site, others provide information to us that we analyse to monitor and improve the site.

These first-party cookies do not store or collect any personal information or anything that make you personally identifiable to us. Typically, the cookies generate a random, unique number to store information about a user.

Control & Delete Cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website. If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information

Analytic Cookies

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: [_utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz]. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: [http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/].

Cookie Name: _utma

Expires: 2 years from set/update

Cookie Name: _utmb

Expires: 30 mins from set/update

Cookie Name: _utmc

Expires: End of browser session

Cookie Name: _utmz

Expires: 6 months from set/update

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

Yes please keep my data in order to keep us up to date with relevant information

Please Delete my information, or let me know what information you have for me