PRIVACY POLICY

Hills Design believe in the right to privacy for all our visitors to our site and especially how we handle your data in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (2018). Though we love sharing what we’re doing, there are a few things we believe need to be kept private. This includes your personal details. We aim to give you sufficient information for you to be able to understand what we are doing with your data in a transparent way.This Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site and how we use cookies on this website.

By using our website you consent to our collection and use and disclosure of your information as described in terms this policy. If we change our policy and/or procedures, we will update this Policy to keep you aware of what Information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Your continued use of the website or services after this policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Policy, as amended.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Hills Design reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason. Please check our website regularly for any changes to our site.We review this on a regular basis as part the GDPR 2018 guidelines.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

If you follow a link direct from Hills Design website or to another site, this policy will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the information handling practices of third party sites and we do not endorse or approve that sites’ policy towards its visitor policy. We advise you to review the privacy policies appearing on those sites before sending them any personal data.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT & HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

As a visitor you do not have to supply any information to view our website

If you choose to send and email via our website or to phone Hills Design, then you have provided you information voluntary and you agree to the use of such data being used in accordance to our privacy statement.

WHEN & WHERE WE COLLECT YOUR DATA

We collect personal information on visitors to Hills Design website and at different points which can be offline as well. These include:  

When you visit Hills Design website we may obtain a record of site statistics about this use. This does not include your IP address or any other information other than the date/time and pages visited.

When you make an enquiry by emailing direct to Hills Design, via social media Twitter/Facebook /Instagram. Or over the phone. At face to face events.

We may be given personal information/business voluntary by yourself. Such as address email, telephone number company, details etc.

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

Children’s Privacy below the age of 13

If you are under the age of 13 we do not currently provide any design service to children under the age of 13 years.

Hills Design has never knowingly collected any personal identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that your child as sent us any personal data then please do get in touch with us and we will immediately remove this.

Sometimes we may obtain a record of site statistics about use of our Website, but not in a format that identifies any individual.

Your information is stored on our webserver and is backed up on a daily basis. We also keep some of your data on paper file.

Our site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

USE OF COOKIES

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

Cookies that we use are;

  • moove_gdpr_popup – This is used by the GDPR cookie popup consent selection tool

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT?

Disclosing your information.
We will never use your information/data in a way incompatible with this privacy notice.
Hills Design will not put any information/data about you on general release without your permission, nor will we sell ever sell or give such information to third parties.

We use this information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information to provide information to you that you request from us relating to Hills Design services.

We will only share your information with chosen suppliers who provide a service (third parties) if required and we will ask your permission to do so. These include our third party web developers/service providers.We will share your information with our web developer to enable them to host the website gain access to site, carry out hardware or software maintenance including back ups security updates plug in’s and any requests that the client needs on the website.

We also may share some information with your consent with our suppliers such as printers /illustrators /photographers if required for a project.

Where appropriate, personal information if asked to do so may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or third parties where necessary or desirable to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

Hills Design will not transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area. The EEA comprises certain countries within Europe (including the EU), which have similar laws on Data Protection. Other countries outside the EEA may not give the same level of protection to your information.

Hills Design uses appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.

Personal/Business information you have given will be only stored and used for limited purposes and to fulfil the purpose that we collected it for. For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our clients including contact, identity, financial data for six years. This information is also shared with our professional accountant.

In some cases we may anonymise your personal data and design work for our own research and in this situation we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

COPYRIGHT

All copyright, database rights, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in the content of this website such as text, graphics, logos, images, buttons, underlying source code and software are the sole property of Hills Design. Any use (including copying, reproduction, duplication, transmission and display of content of this website) without the express written permission of Hills Design for purposes other than viewing of information is strictly prohibited

Your legal right - Access To Information

Any personal information is controlled by Hills Design.

Under the new act you have a statutory right to see a copy of the information we hold about you. The statutory fee that we allowed to charge for this is £10. You have the right to request from us any personal information that we hold concerning you and rectify any errors in this information. Please let us know of any changes so we can keep our records up to date. You may request to have your information we hold removed at any point by contacting info@hillsdesign.co.uk. Hills Design 75 Leckhampton Road Cheltenham GL53 0BS. Tel 01242 234142