Your privacy, GDPR and our cookies policy

We (Saplings Web Design Ltd) take your privacy and the protection of your personal data extremely seriously, and advise our clients to do the same. The use of this website is possible without any indication of personal data; however, we may ask for personal data when you contact us.  Wherever this happens, we will always ask you for explicit consent.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a ‘data subject’ (i.e. you) shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Saplings Web Design Ltd (often referred to as the ‘data controller’ further below).

Any internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

You can fine out more about how GDPR affects you at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.

What data we collect

Anonymous data

This website may store a number of general types of data and information that are not considered ‘personally identifiable data’ (personal data) such as the type and version of browser you’re using, the website from which your reach our website (referrers), the date and time of your access, your ISP and other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our IT systems.

We don’t draw any conclusions about the data subject from this information. Rather, this information is needed to deliver and optimise  the content of our website correctly. Any anonymous data is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

Personal data

In a few instances, we do deliberately collect personal information from you, the data subject, where you consent to us doing so. On this website, those instances are:

Contact and Enquiry forms

Where you complete one of these forms, we will always ask you to provide us with consent to retain and process your data. This is done in order to address and resolve your enquiry. Following the completion of this initial enquiry, we may retain your personal data for a short period of time, usually up to 6 months, whereby your data will then be removed.

At any time you may request for us to keep your personal data on file for future business needs or correspondence.

Emails

When you contact us by e-mail (or via a contact form), the personal data you transmit is automatically stored and processed in order for us to respond to your enquiry.

Third parties

Saplings Web Design Ltd will never transfer your personal details onto other third parties.

Your rights

Under the GDPR you have a number of rights relating to your personal data:

Contact details

If you wish to exercise your rights as defined in the GDPR legislation and outlines above, please use the details below to contact us as the data controller:

Saplings Web Design Ltd

2 The Saplings
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST17 4LH

Phone: 07817941484

Email: chris@saplingswebdesign.co.uk

Website: www.saplingswebdesign.co.uk

Cookies

This website uses cookies; text files that are stored on your computer via a web browser such as Chrome or Safari.

Many websites and servers use cookies. They allow a website or server to differentiate and identify the individual browser of the data subject from other web browsers that contain other cookies. They do not allow us to identify you as an individual. We use these cookies to provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible otherwise.

You can find information on enable and disabling cookies in your web browser at https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/how-to-enable-cookies/. Please bear in mind that without cookies, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable as intended.

Google Analytics

We use a web analytics component called Google Analytics to collect, gather, and analyse data regarding the behaviour of visitors on our website. This includes data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. These analytics are mainly used for the optimisation of websites including our own, and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of any internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

Google Analytics places a cookie on you machine or device. With each hit on one of the individual pages of this website, the web browser  will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which lets them understand the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie is used to store personal information such as the access time, the rough location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the user. At any time you may disable the use of cookies on your machine (see above) and remove any existing cookies.

In addition, you have the possibility of objecting to a collection of data by Google Analytics by downloading a browser add-on from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. The installation of this browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained at https://www.google.com/analytics/.