Privacy Policy

Distinct Graphics’ privacy policy

1. Who are we?
1.1. We are Distinct Graphics (“we”, “us” or “our”), a design studio in Chepstow.
1.2. We own and operate www.distinctgraphics.co.uk (the “Website”), through which you can access functionality and information in respect of the services we provide to you from time to time (“Services”) under our Terms and Conditions.
1.3. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (or any other subsequent enactment of it in the United Kingdom) (together, “Data Protection Laws”), we are:
1.3.1. a data controller in respect of any personal data that you share with us, or that we collect, through the Website (including personal data you provide to us, or that we collect, during your registration for, and subscription to, the Services we provide) or otherwise in your communications with us; and
1.3.2. a data processor in respect of personal data that you share with us as part of your use of the Services that we provide, and in respect of which you are the data controller; our and your respective obligations in relation to that personal data are set out in our Terms and Conditions, and additional information is set out in paragraph 4 below.
You can contact us at the email address on our website.
2. What does this Privacy Policy apply to?
This Privacy Policy applies to all use of the Website and the Services, and any other communications you have with us from time to time.
3. What does this Privacy Policy do?
This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
4. Processing under our Terms and Conditions
For the purposes of Data Protection Laws and paragraph 1.3.2 above only, we process “Personal Data ” (as defined in our Terms and Conditions) in accordance with the follow scope, nature and purposes:
Nature and purpose of the processing of personal data
In order that we can provide our Services to you in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Subject matter of the processing of personal data
For our provision of Services to you as our customer, as set out in our Terms and Conditions.
Duration of the processing of personal data
The term of our contract with you in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, until we delete that data in accordance with that contract.
Categories of personal data being shared between you and us
Data relating to individuals provided to us by you (or at your direction) during our provision of the Services.
Types of data subject in respect of whom we process personal data
The data subjects in respect of whom you use our Services and data is sent (or provided) to us through those Services, by you or at your direction.
For the avoidance of doubt, this paragraph 4 does not relate to our processing of your personal data otherwise than in accordance with paragraph 1.3.2 above; any processing that we undertake under paragraph 1.3.1 above is dealt with in the remainder of this Privacy Policy.
5. Fair processing
5.1. We will only use your personal data in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. We will only use your personal data in a way that is fair to you. We will only collect personal data where it is necessary for us to do so and where it is relevant to our dealings with you. We will only keep your personal data for as long as it is relevant to the purpose for which it was collected or for as long as we are required to keep it by law.
5.2. Other than as set out in this Privacy Policy, we shall NOT sell or disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless this is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or unless we are required to do so by law.
6. Collection and processing of your personal data
What personal data do we collect?
How do we collect the personal data?
Your title and name
• By you filling in a registration form at the time you subscribe to receive the Services we provide through the Website (including newsletters and other communications).
• When you fill in forms available on the Website to get in touch with us, for example to inform us of a particular issue, to make a complaint, or to request access to additional services.
• When you contact us in any other way for any reason.
Your address
By you filling in a registration form at the time you subscribe to receive the Services we provide through the Website.
Your email address
• By you filling in a registration form at the time you subscribe to receive the Services we provide through the Website (including newsletters and other communications).
• When you fill in forms available on the Website to get in touch with us, for example to inform us of a particular issue, to make a complaint, or to request access to additional services.
• When you contact us in any other way for any reason.
• When you ask us to design artwork for you and your name, address and contact details are to be displayed on the finished designs (digital or print).
Your contact telephone number(s)
• By you filling in a registration form at the time you subscribe to receive the Services we provide through the Website (including newsletters and other communications).
• When you fill in forms available on the Website to get in touch with us, for example to inform us of a particular issue, to make a complaint, or to request access to additional services.
• When you contact us in any other way for any reason.
Your username and password for accessing the restricted areas of the Website
By you filling in a registration form at the time you subscribe to receive the Services we provide through the Website.
Your business name (if applicable)
By you filling in a registration form at the time you subscribe to receive the Services we provide through the Website (including newsletters and other communications).
Why do we use the personal data?
We use the personal data you provide to us for the following purposes:
• To provide you with billing information in relation to any Services that we provide to you. This is necessary for the performance of the contract we have in place with you.
• To manage the Website, detect fraud or Website abuses, send you information relevant to the Website and in case we have any queries. This is in our legitimate interest.
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. This is necessary for the performance of the contract we have in place with you.
• To notify you about changes to our Services. This is necessary for the performance of the contract we have in place with you.
• To allow you to register for an account on the Website, which may include sending an email to you to confirm your details. This is necessary for the performance of the contract we have in place with you.
• To give you a new password if you have forgotten it. This is necessary for the performance of the contract we have in place with you.
• To provide customer support. This is necessary for the performance of the contract we have in place with you.
• To prevent or investigate prohibited activity. This is in our legitimate interest.
• To enforce the Terms and Conditions. This is in our legitimate interest.
How long do we hold the personal data for?
If we are providing Services to you, we will keep your personal data for as long as we have a contract with you to provide Services to you through the Website.
We will keep personal data after we stop providing Services to you through the Website, to see if you would like to start using those Services again.
After that, we will delete your personal data, except where we need to keep it for legal, regulatory or audit reasons, in which case we may do so for six years after you cease to be our customer.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see paragraph 14 below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Otherwise, we will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the reason we collected it. In making this decision, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the data, the reason we process it and, whether we can achieve that purpose without processing your data, legal requirements, and the potential risks to you from us processing your data. You can contact us for more information about how long we hold your data for.
7. Design data
7.1. By submitting your or anyone else’s data to us for print or digital reproduction, you must ensure that you have full authority and consent to supply us with that data on their behalf and you warrant to us that you have that authority.
8. Making sure the personal data we hold is accurate and up-to-date
8.1. You should only submit to us or the Website information which is accurate and not misleading.
8.2. By submitting your or anyone else’s data to us or the Website, you must ensure that you have full authority and consent to supply us with that data on their behalf and you warrant to us that you have that authority.
9. IP addresses
9.1. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
9.2. We use this data to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. We hold this data for two years.
10. Cookies
Some of our client’s websites use cookies. This website does not use cookies or collect any info about you the user. This is something that the client has requested. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the Google Analytics cookies clients use, please see the Google analytics’ cookie policy.
11. Where we store your personal data
11.1. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. These servers are remote and hosted by a third party. The third party use industry standard security and firewalls on their servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
11.2. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
11.3. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
11.4. Delivery and supply of goods. Our printed material that you’ve requested may be printed and delivered to you via a third party. They will have their own privacy policies are we are not responsible for the handling of data you have supplied us and in turn them.
12. Security
12.1. When you make any payment to us through the Website, you must make that payment to us using PayPal or bank transfer. We do not collect any payment information from you and the bank this end do not display any details about you only your name. When submitting your payment information to PayPal, please note that PayPal have their own privacy policy and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those privacy policies. Please check those privacy policies before you submit any personal data to PayPal ; these privacy policies can be found at:
• PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
12.2. We hold all personal data securely, whether the personal data is in physical or electronic format. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
12.3. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
13. Sharing personal data with third parties
13.1. We may transfer our databases containing your personal information if we sell our business or part of it to an actual or potential purchaser. This is in our legitimate interest.
13.2. In providing our Services or otherwise running our business, we use third parties which assist us in operating our business, and which process certain personal data on our behalf. We share personal data with those third parties only to the extent it is necessary for us to provide the Services, and where it is in our legitimate interest to do so. We have contracts with those third parties in which they are obligated to process personal data in compliance with Data Protection Laws. All third parties are based in European Economic Area (EEA). See our Terms and Conditions for information about third parties that we use in providing our Services.
13.3. Other third parties that we use in operating the Website, other than for providing our Services, are as set out below:
Third party
Purpose
Google, Inc. (Google Analytics)
We use this provider to supply information about your usage of the website.
13.4. In most circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However, when we receive a complaint or communication from, for example, the Information Commissioner’s Office or another regulator or relevant body (such as the Police), we may need to share personal information.
14. Other websites
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
15. Your rights under Data Protection Laws
15.1. If you would like to:
15.1.1. correct or update the personal data that we hold about you
15.1.2. ask that we delete your personal data;
15.1.3. get a copy of the personal data that we hold about you;
15.1.4. access the personal data we hold about you;
15.1.5. restrict the uses for which we use your personal data;
15.1.6. transfer the personal data we hold about you to a third-party data controller;
15.1.7. object to our processing of your personal data for particular purposes; or
15.1.8. withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data (where relevant);
Please contact us promptly through email or by post sent to our registered address. When contacting us, please include your name, email address and customer reference so that we can be sure that it is you that is contacting us and not somebody else.
May 2018