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Privacy Policy

Last updated; November 2020

1. Information we collect

Information Michelle Hodson Design may collect which you have provided us include:

Name, business name, email address, invoice address, delivery address, home address, telephone number, and social media handles.

When you visit the Michelle Hodson Design website, it may also collect certain information through the use of “cookies” and other automated means. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive.

See more information on ‘cookies’ below.

2. Use of information

Where we use your information, it may be because you have consented to doing so or because the company consider we have a legitimate interest to do so. Where we do rely on a legitimate interest to use your information, we will always ensure that this is done in a way that respects your rights. We may from time to time wish to send you communications and material which may be of interest to you via marketing emails. You will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving these types of communications from me every time a marketing email is sent to you. Please see “4. Your Rights” for further information on this. Other reasons may include using information because we have a legal obligation to do so or because we have to fulfil contractual obligations. 

 

 Examples:

  • You have submitted an enquiry/order on the website, or other online channels, and we use this information to respond and process any quotations/orders

  • You have passed your information on via a business conference or similar environment

  • You are an existing customer and we have service/product updates to send you via marketing emails (you can opt out at any time)

 

3. Sharing information

We do not sell, otherwise disclose, or share information we collect and hold about you, except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may also share information with service providers who perform functions and services on our behalf. Such third parties will be appointed as data processors and will be provided only with information necessary to perform the services on our behalf but are not authorised to use such information for any other purposes.

We may disclose information about you if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, or in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials.

We reserve the right to transfer information about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets, in accordance with applicable law. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Following such a sale or transfer, you may contact the entity to which we transferred your information with any inquiries concerning the processing of that information.

4. Your Rights

You have certain rights to the information we process about you as expressly provided for by applicable law. You may request access to the information Michelle Hodson Design holds about you, update, amend or correct the information, and in some circumstances you may object to our use of your information.

You also have the right to request that we cease sending marketing communications, whether by email or otherwise, to you. You can do this by (i) clicking the unsubscribe link displayed in any of the marketing e-mails you receive, or (ii) otherwise requesting that we do not process your information for marketing purposes.

5. Data Transfers

Michelle Hodson Design may transfer to and store the information collected about you in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected, including the United States or other destinations outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect the information as described in this Privacy Policy and comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of information to countries outside the EEA.

By submitting your information to us, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.

6. How we protect your information

Personal Information may be processed by either automated or manual methods.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will endeavour to do our best to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Michelle Hodson Design. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Any third party service providers we use abide by data protection and strong privacy policies so that data is handled appropriately and lawfully.

7. How long we keep your information for

Michelle Hodson Design only retains your information for as long as needed to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected, unless otherwise provided by law. If you would like to know how long we hold any specific information, then please contact us and we can provide further details.

8.  Links to other websites

Our website may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites operate independently from us. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent that any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the websites’ content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.

9. Cookies

A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser which may then be stored on your system. We use cookies to gather information about the visitors to our website (as they enable us to improve our website and deliver a better and more personalised service).

Such information may comprise the following information:

  • Date and time;

  • Originating IP address;

  • Type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser);

  • URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser);

  • Object requested;

  • Completion status of the request;

  • Geographic location; or

  • Language preferences.

Third party cookies are in use on our website for which they will have their own privacy policies. We do not control the use of third party technology and we are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

An example of third party cookie use on our website is as follows;

This website uses Google Analytics, this is a service of Google Inc. ("Google") Google Analytics uses "cookies". The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States for us to evaluate and improve our website. 

When you access our website you will receive a clear notice advising you that the website you are visiting intends to use cookies and by continuing to use the website you consent to their use as described in this privacy policy.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies from our website, our system will issue cookies. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking "help" on your browser's menu. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website’s features.

For more information about what Cookies are, and how to manage them please visit All About Cookies

10. Updates to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our processing of your information and privacy practices. We will display a notice on our website to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the Privacy Policy when it was most recently updated.

11.   How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the use of cookies, if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, blocking, or deletion, or to object to the processing of your information, please write to us at:

Data Protection Officer 

Michelle Hodson Design

3 Brickyard Close

Balsall Common

CV7 7EN

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