Privacy Policy

Privacy & cookies
I am committed to respecting your privacy when you use our website. My Website Privacy Policy explains how and why I collect information, and what I do with it.

The information I collect
I collect information provided by users of the site who sign up for my newsletter or contact me from the website via email. Additionally, information is collected automatically about visits to my website (see ‘use of cookies’ below).

How I use the information
I use personal information collected via this website in these ways:
– To deal with your enquiries and requests
– To communicate with you about my services, projects and events
– To meet my contractual commitments to you
– To manage services I provide to you

I hold your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purpose it was collected, in line with our retention schedule.

Data security / How I protect your information
I strive to ensure that personal information you give us is treated securely. However, please be aware that communications over the internet is not secure and may route through other countries. The information you provide via this website may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (eg Google has servers in the US). I strive to follow guidance by the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding this issue.

I continue to review and update my security and privacy measures to protect all personal information.

Use of cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites function, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information. This website utilises essential and non-essential types of cookie within the structure of the site itself and also via third parties such as Google Analytics and embedded video hosted elsewhere. Sometimes this website may contain video or animation footage hosted by a third party such as YouTube or Vimeo. Playing these videos may set cookies on your computer once you click on the video player.

I use Google Analytics for my own marketing purposes in order to monitor traffic on the website. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how website visitors use our site. I use the information in order to identify areas for improvement in the content and navigation of the site.

You can stop cookies being downloaded by adjusting your browser settings but doing so will restrict the functionality of this website. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and you can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

Marketing communications
I’d like to use your details to keep in touch and send you details of my services or events that I think may be relevant to you. I will not send you marketing if you ask us not to. I will not release your details to third parties for their own marketing purposes (unless you instruct me to do so). You can opt-out of receiving my email and/or postal communications at any point by emailing me (see contact details below).

Who I share your personal data with
I may need to share your data with business partners, collaborators, suppliers and others in order to provide the services you require, but I will let you know if I do. I do use other third-party providers (eg for emailing newsletters) but strive to ensure that they are GDPR compliant. I may also need to share your data if legally required by the police or for regulatory reasons.

Links to other websites
My website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to my website‚ so I encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. I cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from my website.

Your personal data rights
Under the new GDPR law (from 25 May 2018), you have the right to ask for a copy of the personal data I hold about you. If you would like to make a data subject access request, please write to me by email or by post using the contact details below. You can change the way you hear from me, or ask me not to contact you, at any time; just email me. To find out more about your personal data rights under GDPR, see the Information Commissioner’s website: ico.org.uk

Contact details
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact me at:
Richard Evans, 14 Pant-Y-Celyn Road, Llandough, Penarth CF64 2PG
07837 557968 / info@richevansdesign.com

This document was last updated in September 2018