Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy (please scroll down for Cookies information)

This policy explains how we will treat information about you. By using our website you accept this privacy policy.

Laura Dickinson, trading as Laura Affleck Creative (“we” or “us”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of any information you provide us with.

Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’)

We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Use and collection of personal information

Our website does not collect any personal information about you unless you choose to give it to us. We collect and process data about you as follows:

  • If you make contact with us, we may store records of that contact
  • Information which you provide us with when you fill in forms on our website (lauraaffleck.com). This could include information you provide when you subscribe to our newsletter, make comments or other posts on our website, and information we are given by you when you contact us about our website or enter a competition on our website.

We will only use your personal data in the following ways:

  • To communicate with you via our newsletter
  • To notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy
  • To monitor how unidentified users make use of our website, using such tools as Google Analytics.

Our “Lawful Reasons” for processing your personal data

Under GDPR legislation, we declare that we operate on the basis of “consent” when sending you our newsletters. You will not receive our newsletters unless you have opted in to receive them.

Where your personal data is stored

The data we collect from you may be transferred to and stored by a third party outside of the European Economic Area, for example by an email marketing service whose services we use to send out our newsletters. By providing us with your personal data you agree to the aforementioned transfer and storing of your data by a third party. We take all possible steps to ensure the safety and security of your data. Unfortunately, information provide dover the internet is not completely secure and so we cannot guarantee the security of your data when transmitted to our site. Transmission of your data is at your own risk.

Security & disclosure of your data

We may disclose your personal data to third parties in the following instances:

  • if we are under a duty to do so to comply with or meet a legal obligation.
  • In the event we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we might disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer or seller.

Your rights

You are within your rights to ask us not to process your personal data for any marketing purposes.  We will inform you before collecting your data if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we plan to disclose your information to any third party for marketing purposes. If you are unsure of how we are using your data, need clarification or wish to know what data we have about you, you can contact us on laura@lauraaffleck.com

Our site may contain links to advertisers and affiliates. If you click a link which takes you away from our site and onto the site of such a site, please be aware that these advertisers and affiliates have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept responsibility or liability for their policies.

Cookies

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways.  One way is through our use of ‘cookies’.  Most websites use cookies in order to make them work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.  They help us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site.  Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit.  They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the site, how you navigated through the site and what information and documentation was of interest to you.  This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit.

Some of our cookies are used to simply collect information about how visitors use our website and these types of cookies collect the information in an anonymous form.

Where there is a login process relating to buying products or services from us we also use cookies to store personal registration information so that you do not have to provide it to us again on subsequent visits.

The rules about cookies on websites have recently changed.  If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser.  You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer.  You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive.  However, please be aware that if you do delete and block all cookies from our website, parts of the site will not then work.  This is because some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of our website to operate.  To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site.  Alternatively, you may opt out of receiving information from us by e-mail, telephone or post.  E-mail us on laura@lauraaffleck.com

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we make in the future to our policy will be shown in this Privacy Policy document. If appropriate we will also inform you by email of changes to our Privacy Policy.