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PRIVACY POLICY

Designitude Associates are committed to protecting any information you share with us and respecting your right to privacy. This policy describes how we will make use of the data we handle in relation to our business, considering the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

It also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing which we carry out. 

Cookies Policy:

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or looking at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

For more information on how we use cookies and how that affects you, please consult our Privacy Policy below.

Your data:

We may collect and process the following data from you:

  • Your name.

  • Your email address and phone number.

  • Your marketing preferences, including any consents you have given us.

Using your information:

We will use the information we have on you in a number of ways. 

As part of doing our business, we have sought legitimate interests including: 

  • The data will be used to monitor our efficiency and record. 

  • We use IT systems to carry out the above and to investigate incidents. 

  • We can opt to send you daily updates and promotional materials by post or email. 

  • We use data to engage with them to take part in market analysis or customer reviews. 

For reasons required by law:

  • We store data such as employee reports to conform with legal requirements. 

  • We could respond to law enforcement requests for information.

Withdrawing consent:

You will always be able to withdraw your consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above.

In some cases, we can send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling we carry out for direct marketing, at any time.

You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, or by contacting us using the details set out below in the “contact us” section.

Protecting you information:

Please rest assured that all the personal information that you provide is stored securely on our servers. All your personal data will be encrypted, we will take all steps necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and GDPR guidelines.

We will retain your personal data for as long as we need to carry out the relevant activity for which it was provided or collected.

Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our or Designitude Associates legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws. 

Your rights:

Under GDPR, you have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data, to correct, delete or restrict the processing of your personal data, and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, readable format.

In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing.

Much of the information listed above must be provided on a mandatory basis, so that we can make the appropriate legal checks to administer your project involvement. We will always inform you which information is mandatory when it is collected. Some information is optional. If this is not provided, we may not be able to provide you with appropriate assistance, services, or support.

Contact us:

We hope that we can assist with any queries you may have about the way we process your data. If you have any concerns about how we process your data, or would like to opt out of direct marketing, you can get in touch at info@designitude-associates,com or by writing to our London office with attention to Data Controller, Designitude Associates, Kemp House, 152 - 160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX

Links to other websites:

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or under:

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Outside the EU:

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Disclaimer:
 

Our web site may also use the HotJar website recording service. HotJar is a product that may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. The information collected does not include bank details or any sensitive personal data. Our website may also use Infinity Call Tracking to record inbound phone calls from our website to help us manage our marketing performance. Data collected by HotJar and Infinity from the Designitude Associates website is for Designitude Associates internal use only. The information collected is used only to improve our website.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in April 2020.