Dusted Design Partners Ltd’s (Dusted) website is intended to give clients and potential clients a clear overview of the business, its outlook and the types of advice given by Dusted.

It was an important aim of the website to provide visitors with a service that they could trust. A central part of achieving such trust is this privacy policy. It is the rigorous enforcement of this policy that protects your privacy and ensures that your e-mail remains free of the unwanted marketing e-mail.

Except as set out in this privacy policy, Dusted will never sell or give away e-mail addresses or other personal data of clients or people registering on the website without their express permission.

Dusted has, of course, notified under the Data Protection Act, but our commitment to protecting your privacy goes further than that required by legislation. If you have any questions about our privacy policy – or any other aspect of Dusted’s service – please contact us.

Consent

Whenever you give Dusted personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy, including Dusted contacting you by e-mail and SMS to let you know about its services. You do, however, have the right at any time to opt out of the firm contacting you in this way for marketing purposes.

How does Dusted use your personal data?

In addition to the specific uses mentioned elsewhere in this statement, Dusted uses your personal data to provide services to you, to carry out database administration, to inform you about changes and improvements to Dusted’s website and services and for direct marketing purposes (but you do have the option to opt out of this).

Dusted may also use your personal data to monitor the use of the site, to record traffic flows and to carry out research about its users demographics, interests and behaviour. Dusted does this to understand the users of its website and clients better. Dusted will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

To whom might Dusted disclose your personal data?

Dusted will not disclose your personal data unless the firm is obliged to do so or allowed to do so by law, or where Dusted needs to do so in order to run its business (for instance where we outsource services or other people process data for Dusted). Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

Confidentiality

Dusted respects the confidentiality of its clients and users of its website and uses systems to help keep their data secure. As more data is generated, so the chance of it going astray increases.

Dusted has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. No one can access data about our clients and registered website users without correct usernames and passwords.

Registration

Users of the website can register their interest in the services of Dusted using their e-mail address to verify their identity. Registration will give you access to the latest newsletters and email bulletins and can be tailored to your individual interests.

Measuring website activity

Statistics are collected on how and when visitors use Dusted’s website in order to administer the website and to improve services.

Website links

This website contains links to other websites. Please note that Dusted is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from a web server to your browser and is stored on your hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. You can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. Dusted only uses cookies to track use of the service. However, if you choose not to accept cookies the service will work as effectively for you.

Direct marketing

If you register on the website, Dusted may contact you by e-mail to market its goods and services, and other goods and services in which you may be interested, but you may at any time request that we stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to do this please contact us.

Communications data

Dusted may retain Communications Data (such as records of the websites you have visited, services you have used, email addresses to which you have sent messages, telephone numbers called, location data, and installation data) in accordance with the Retention Of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2003, as amended from time to time.

Access to your personal data

Individuals have certain rights of access to their personal data. If you want to request any information about your personal data, please contact us.

Inaccuracies and corrections

Dusted would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies please contact us.