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;
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.
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:
Purpose: Print on demand gift shop
Purpose: enable Google functionalities such as Google search, Maps, Analytics, Youtube
Purpose: enable social sharing and like
Purpose: enable Soundcloud Player
Purpose: enable Pinterest features
Purpose: enable Instagram features
Purpose: enable Wordpress blog
(3) Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to me via this website will
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
(c) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
(e) I will not provide your personal information to any third
parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
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
(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.
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
(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
(9) Updating information
Please let me know if the personal information which I hold
about you needs to be corrected or updated by contacting
treatment of your personal information, please write to
(11) Data controller
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Ann Ross.