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Ann Ross Design is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its visitors; this policy sets out how I will treat your personally identifiable information. 

(1)  What information do I collect? 
I may collect, store and use the following kinds of  personal information: 
(a) information that you provide to me for the purpose of communicating via email, business enquiry submit form, or social media posts and comments; 
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and me on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of my goods or services; 
(c) any other information that you choose to send to me; 

(2) Cookies 
Cookies are small text files which are stored by the browser on your computer. Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a website, can be stored in a cookie. Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

Our use of Cookies and how to opt out:
We use cookies to monitor how people use annrossdesign.com, provide the services and features offered on our website, and to improve our user experience. Some of the cookies described above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. If you prefer not to use cookies, you can choose to delete or disable cookies within your browser settings at any time. 
For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device's help material. All modern browsers provide a setting that allows a user to block third-party cookies. Please note that if you delete or disable our cookies, this may impact functionality in certain areas of the website. Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting Block all cookies using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. 

Purpose of cookies for annrossdesign.com
Session cookies - Often used for Shopping Cart and to 
remember which pages you visited, or for when you use 

the Back button. Once you close your browser or log out, 
the cookie will expire and be deleted.

Persistent cookies - Can be used to store information or 
settings about you to improve your experience on a website. 
For example, Remember me cookies which store your 
username and password when you visit a site. This is not 
used to identify you: only to make logging into a website 
faster and more convenient.

Third Party cookies - These are cookies placed by another 
website or service i.e. it has a different address to the one 
you see in your browser's address bar: in other words a 
third-party. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us. Examples include cookies created by Google's services (Google Analytics, Google AdSense), cookies stored when you share content on social sites (such as Facebook/Twitter) and those created by advertisements served from a different website (which is very common).

Third party cookies possibly used by this website:

Provider: Zazzle
Purpose: Print on demand gift shop
Policy: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/mk/policy/privacy_policy

Provider: Google
Purpose: enable Google functionalities such as Google search, Maps, Analytics, Youtube
Policy: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

 

Provider: Facebook
Purpose: enable social sharing and like
Policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Provider: Soundcloud 
Purpose: enable Soundcloud Player
Policy: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy

Provider: Pinterest 
Purpose: enable Pinterest features
Policy: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Provider: Instagram 
Purpose: enable Instagram features
Policy: https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Provider: Wordpress 
Purpose: enable Wordpress blog
Policy: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/

(3) Using your personal information 
Personal information submitted to me via this website will 
be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or 
in relevant parts of the website. I
 may use your personal information to: 
(a) administer the website and any competitions it may promote; 
(b) send you email notifications which you have specifically 
requested; 
(c) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; 
(d) Where you submit personal information for publication on my website, I will publish and otherwise use that information 
in accordance with this privacy policy. 
(e) I will not provide your personal information to any third 
parties for the purpose of direct marketing. 

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to annrossdesign.com. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this privacy policy.

(4) Disclosures 
I may disclose information about you to any of my employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. 

In addition, I may disclose your personal information: 
(a) to the extent that I am required to do so by law; 
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective 
legal proceedings; 
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend my legal rights 
(including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); 
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which I am (or am contemplating) selling; 
(e) to any person who I reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in my reasonable opinion, such court or 
authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information. 
Except as provided in this privacy policy, I will not provide 
your information to third parties. 

(5) Security of your personal information 
I will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. 
All the personal information you provide is stored on secure (password and firewall-protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from me will be encrypted using SSL technology. 

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently 
insecure, and I cannot guarantee the security of data sent 
over the internet. 

(6) Policy amendments 
I may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on my website. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. I may also notify you of changes to this privacy policy by email. 

(7) Your rights 
You may instruct me to provide you with any personal 

information I hold about you. Provision of such information 
will be subject to: 
(a) the payment of a small administration fee. 
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity 
(for this purpose, I 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). 
I may withhold such personal information to the extent
permitted by law. 
(c) You may instruct me not to process your personal 
information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or I will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes. 

Please note that we may need to retain certain information 
for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or 
when required by law.

(8) Third party websites 
The website contains links to other websites. I am not 
responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third 
party websites. 

(9) Updating information 
Please let me know if the personal information which I hold 

about you needs to be corrected or updated by contacting
hello@annrossdesign.com

(10) Contact 
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the 
treatment of your personal information, please write to 
hello@annrossdesign.com

(11) Data controller 
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Ann Ross.