PRIVACY POLICY

Skirtingboardsandchandeliers.com (the Website) is a personal blog, owned and operated by Donna Ford (the Data Controller) of Unit 14038, PO Box 6945, London, W1A 6US. By using this Website, you are indicating your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy. If you disagree with any of the terms below, please do not use this Website. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. 

My commitment

I am committed to protecting your privacy and will ensure that the information I obtain from you and use will always be processed and transferred in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). A copy of this policy is provided by link in the welcome email received by all subscribers to Skirting Boards and Chandeliers' newsletters and on the subscription pop-up. In operating my business via the Skirting Boards and Chandeliers’ website, your data is processed in the UK and all storage sites and/or documents are password protected. 

We do our utmost to ensure that our server hosts are secure and fully accredited.  Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for any illegal breaches that may occur. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and so we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through 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.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

We may collect personal information from you such as your name, email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. Emails are collected and stored via Mailchimp and Privy and  I do not process your email further, do not download it and do not share it with any third party (e.g. with brands).  Photography and Room Service clients in addition to their name and email also share their telephone number and address which will be kept safe and can be removed if requested from my database.

Automatically-Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable. For more information please read the advice at AboutCookies.org.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters and other relevant and targeted promotional communications. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries or feedback;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity;
  • To provide third parties with statistical anonymised information about our users;
  • To allow me to meet with you to carry out business outlined in Room Service and Photography.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
  • Mailchimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.
  • Squarespace.com – If you are a Squarespace.com user and logged into Squarespace.com when commenting on a post at this site, Squarespace may track your visit to this site and keep a record of your comment as per their own cookie and privacy policy.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.

Newsletters

I will use your email address to email you the Skirting Boards and Chandeliers newsletter which may contain direct or indirect marketing material (for example, sponsored posts about interiors products and brands and brand advertisements) and/or  advertisement of services that the Website may offer from time to time (for example, interior design services). When you subscribe to receive my newsletter, you consent to receiving this marketing information which forms part of my blog. If you do not wish to receive such marketing information, you should not subscribe to the newsletter. You can continue to use my website freely, without subscribing to the newsletter. 

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

If you subscribed to my newsletter prior to the 25th May 2018, you will continue to receive it but I will provide an opportunity for you to unsubscribe - an 'unsubscribe' button is available at the bottom of all newsletters sent by Skirting Boards and Chandeliers.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

OPT-OUT – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify me at skirtingboardsandchandeliers@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

ACESS – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to skirtingboardsandchandeliers@gmail.com.

AMEND – You may contact us at skirtingboardsandchandeliers@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information.

FORGET– In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to skirtingboardsandchandeliers@gmail.com.

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

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security or National Insurance 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.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at skirtingboardsandchandeliers@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Skirting Boards and Chandeliers reserves the right to alter the terms of this policy at any time. Changes will be notified to you using the e-mail address you provide to me (if you subscribed for Skirting Boards and Chandeliers updates) or by an announcement on this site. Your continued use of this site will indicate your agreement to such changes. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us at skirtingboardsandchandeliers@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: 17 May 2018


Other LEGAL STUFF

Sponsored content

Occasionally, I get compensation to give my opinion on products or services. I may also get compensation to feature products in my interior photographs across the blog and social media. Even though I receive compensation for the posts, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences.

Brands have no editorial control over the content of my sponsored posts. Most of the time, I recommend products that I already own from brands I love. Sponsored content is always clearly labelled at the end of the article.

Please note that Skirting Boards and Chandeliers does not allow advertorials. There are no affiliate advertising links on the blog or newsletter. Similarly, there are no traditional image or text-based advertisements.

Terms & Conditions

If you continue to browse and use this blog, you are agreeing to comply with the terms and conditions of use. If you disagree with any of the points described below, please do not use this blog. The use of Skirting Boards and Chandeliers is subject to the following terms of use:

1. The content of the pages of this blog is for your general information and use only.

2. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. You acknowledge that such information may contain inaccuracies or errors. I exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors.

3. Your use of any information on this blog is entirely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that any tutorials or information available through this blog meet your specific requirements and skills.

4. Comments on this blog are welcome, encouraged and appreciated. Those deemed to be spam, solely promotional in nature or offensive will be deleted. For this reason, all comments are moderated. Note that including a link is permitted, as long as it’s related to the post itself. I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice.

5. This blog includes links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not mean that I endorse those websites. I am not responsible for the content of those sites. Please note that once you visit such external sites, you are subject to their own terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please use the contact form.

Copyright Notice

This blog, including its content (words and images), is copyright (©) of Donna Ford – Skirting Boards and Chandeliers. Some rights reserved. Product photographs used are copyrighted to their respective owners.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form, including text and images, is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Please read the terms of this license very carefully. Some of the main points are outlined below:

You are free to redistribute the content in any medium or format. However, in order to do so, you must give appropriate full credit and a link to the original post. For example, adding the caption “Photo credit: Donna Ford” when inserting my photographs. Note that using only “Image source” as a caption with no owner information is not sufficient according to the terms of the license.

Finally, under no circumstances, you may modify/transform the content, or use it for commercial purposes without prior explicit consent. If in doubt, please contact me and I will respond as soon as I can.