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Privacy Statement

(Updated: 9thApril 2019)

At Public Designers Ltd, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to process internal quotes / orders and to provide a more personalised website experience. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.  Our Privacy Policy has been updated to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation EU Regulation 2016/679 is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU)).

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

When you contact us, we need to know your company name, personal name, e-mail address, contact address, phone number and reason for contact. This allows us to process and fulfil your quote / order.

We also ask for your telephone number which enables us to contact you if there is a problem with your quote / order.

How do we protect customer information?

When you place a quote / order we use a secure socket layer (SSL), the secure socket layer (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Public Designers Ltd database and website CMS is protected by encrypted passwords this prevents unauthorised access to our system.

What about “cookies”?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information and are used to retain information during a single visit only. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. In line with the latest UK legislation, you will be given the option to accept or reject cookies when you visit our website. Please note that some functionality may not work as expected if you choose to reject the cookies.

Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

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

We will never disclose your information to anyone outside of Public Designers Ltd except where we have your consent; where we are required or permitted to do so by law; to other companies who provide a service to us.

 Your consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information by Public Designers Ltd. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please note that your personal information may be used by us to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. You can opt out of these communications or from our e-newsletters at any time by letting us know.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 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.

Tell us what you think

Public Designers Ltd welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please contact us using the contact form page.

Cookies

Public Designers Limited provides online services that are easy to use, useful and reliable. These can involve placing small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone or other devices. These include small files known as cookies. Read more about our use of cookies within our cookie policy: https://publicdesigners.com/cookies

Please note cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

Privacy policy

  1. Introduction

1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3 By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

1.4 Our website forms incorporate privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls (check boxes), you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the publication of your information. You can opt-out of this process at a later date by emailing us at: support@publicdesigners.com

1.5 In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Public Designers Data Controller. For more information about us, see Section 9.

  1. Credit

2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).

  1. How we use your personal data

3.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b) [in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data];

(c) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(d) the legal bases of the processing.

3.2 We may process data about your use of our website (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

3.3 We may process your account data (“account data“). The account data may include your name and email address. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.4 We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services (“service data“). The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.5 We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services (“enquiry data“). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.6 We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data“). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

3.7 We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (“correspondence data“). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

3.8 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

3.9 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

3.10 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.11 Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

  1. Providing your personal data to others

4.1 We may disclose your personal data to any member of our company insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.

4.2 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.3 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

  1. Transfers of your personal data

5.1 In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data will be transferred to our data centres within the European Economic Area (EEA).

5.2 The hosting facilities for our website are situated in the UK. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of this country. The transfer of data to our data centre will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, a copy of which you can obtain from https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.

5.3 Website developers are situated in the UK. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of this country. The transfer of data to our data centre will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, a copy of which you can obtain from https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.

5.4 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

  1. Retaining and deleting personal data

6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

6.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.3 We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a) Personal Data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 month following submission date, and for a maximum period of 50 years following submission date.

6.4 In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:

(a) the period of retention of personal data will be determined based on if an order is placed.

6.5 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

  1. Data Breach

7.1 A personal data breach means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data.

7.2 We will notify the ICO of a breach unless it is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals. Where a breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, we will notify those concerned directly and without undue delay.

7.3 We will report a notifiable breach to the ICO without undue delay, but not later than 72 hours after becoming aware of it.

  1. Amendments

8.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

8.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

8.3 We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.

  1. Your rights

9.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

9.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

9.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

9.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

  • Our details

10.1 This website is owned and operated by Public Designers Ltd.

10.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 10866000, and our registered office is at Public Designers Ltd, Heworth House, Melrosegate, York YO31 0RP.

10.3 Our principal place of business is at our registered office above.

10.4 You can contact us:

(a) by post, to the postal address given above;

(b) using our website contact form https://publicdesigners.com/contact-us

(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website;

(d) by email, using the email address published on our website.

  • Data protection officer

11.1 Our data protection officer’s contact details are: Michael Bolingbroke at the registered office above.