Website Privacy Notice
We take the privacy of those who visit this website seriously and we
aim to be transparent about our processing of personal information. This
page explains what information we collect about you, and what we do
with it, as well as giving you additional information to help you
exercise your rights.
General website information
If you use this
website, we will make a record of the information your web browser sends
to us, typically identifying the type of browser you are using, and
your IP address. We record this information in order to understand the
ways in which people use our website; to detect bugs; and hostile
access. We routinely delete our web server logs after 14 days unless we
discover an anomaly (for example a security violation) in which case we
will use the information for as long as necessary to investigate and
deal with it.
We share this information only with our website hosting service
Microsoft Azure, who are under an obligation not to use your information
for any other purpose.
A “cookie” is a small data file stored by your browser at our
request. This website uses necessary cookies to enable our website to
work. We’d also like to use optional analytics cookies, for example to
recognise your web browser, tell us how and when you visit our site,
analyse trends and improve our website. We won’t set optional cookies
unless you enable them.
Social Sharing buttons
On some pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable
users to share or bookmark the web pages on other services such as
Facebook, Twitter and Google. These sites often collect information
about what you do once you click on their button. You should check the
respective policies of each of these sites to see more about how they
use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such
Emails and contact details
We process contact and related information about you if you are a:
Unless we are in direct correspondence with you – for example because
you have asked us specific questions about our products or services –
in addition to the purposes listed above, we will only use your email
and other contact information for the following purposes:
You may unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time and any
promotional email we send you will contain an option to enable you to
We do not share any of the above information with any third party except for:
It is lawful for us, under the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to process the information
described in this notice because we have a
We do not believe the way in which we are processing them is likely to cause you any harm.
We carry out some of our business
through several subsidiary companies and, as part of that business, we
may share your personal information with them. For the purposes of our
Our subsidiaries will deal with your personal information strictly in accordance with this privacy notice.
Transfer of data outside Europe
We may share any
of the information described on this page with our US affiliate Design
Works Studios LLC. If we do so, we will ensure that our affiliate signs
an agreement including model clauses approved by the European Commission
which ensure that they are required to treat your data with the same
respect as they would be required to do so if they were based in the UK.
In addition, website information is processed on our behalf by our
hosting provider (Microsoft Azure) which is also based outside Europe.
Microsoft Azure has agreed that any transfer of data to it, or onward
transfer elsewhere will be subject either to model clauses (see above)
or will rely on the rules binding on Microsoft Azure as part of its
membership of the US-EU Privacy Shield. For more information see
Microsoft Azure’s data processing agreement with us.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
If you would like to unsubscribe from any newsletter or commercial or
marketing email, we may send you, you can also click on the
‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of the email. It may take up to seven
days for this to take place.
The General Data Protection Regulation also
gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in
particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where
you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data
protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the
Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/your-personal-information-concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113