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Privacy Policy

Dave Wooldridge Design operates davewooldridge.co.uk and may operate other websites. It is Dave Wooldridge Design’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Dave Wooldridge Design collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Dave Wooldridge Design’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Dave Wooldridge Design’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Dave Wooldridge Design may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Dave Wooldridge Design also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on davewooldridge.co.uk blogs/sites. Dave Wooldridge Design only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Dave Wooldridge Design’s websites choose to interact with Dave Wooldridge Design in ways that require Dave Wooldridge Design to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dave Wooldridge Design gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at davewooldridge.co.uk to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Dave Wooldridge Design are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Dave Wooldridge Design collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Dave Wooldridge Design. Dave Wooldridge Design does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Dave Wooldridge Design may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Dave Wooldridge Design may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Dave Wooldridge Design does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Dave Wooldridge Design discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Dave Wooldridge Design’s behalf or to provide services available at Dave Wooldridge Design’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Dave Wooldridge Design’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Dave Wooldridge Design will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Dave Wooldridge Design discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dave Wooldridge Design believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dave Wooldridge Design, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Dave Wooldridge Design website and have supplied your email address, Dave Wooldridge Design may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Dave Wooldridge Design and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Dave Wooldridge Design takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Dave Wooldridge Design uses cookies to help Dave Wooldridge Design identify and track visitors, their usage of Dave Wooldridge Design website, and their website access preferences. Dave Wooldridge Design visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Dave Wooldridge Design’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Dave Wooldridge Design’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Dave Wooldridge Design, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Dave Wooldridge Design goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Dave Wooldridge Design may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Dave Wooldridge Design and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Dave Wooldridge Design may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Dave Wooldridge Design’s sole discretion. Dave Wooldridge Design encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a davewooldridge.co.uk account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence. In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions 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.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Reddit will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.