Silk Web Designs is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for silkwebdesigns.co.uk, specifically:
How the information you supply is used
My policy on sharing this information
How I protect your information
How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information
HOW THE INFORMATION YOU SUPPLY IS USED
Should you send me an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information remains private and confidential. I will store this information within our own email system so that I am able to respond to you.
Should you contact me by phone, you can be assured that your information will remain confidential, safe and secure at all times.
Should you comment on a blog post on our website, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in the website database (as you would expect). Your registered name (user name) and comment are the only information viewable by the general public on our website.
OUR POLICY ON SHARING THIS INFORMATION
silkwebdesigns.co.uk does not actively track you as an individual and we take your privacy very seriously. I do not share your personal information or email address any with third parties.
All information you provide is held as “Strictly Confidential” and I am serious about protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We have security procedures in place to ensure this website is safe from hackers and other potential threats. I am continually monitoring these procedures to ensure the safeguarding of your personal information at all times.
HOW YOU CAN CORRECT ANY INACCURACIES IN THIS INFORMATION
Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website blog posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact me and I will do this for you.
I sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.They improve things by:
remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
In most cases, I will let you know before I store a cookie on your computer by providing a message similar to this: sets a cookie.
MEASURING WEBSITE USAGE (GOOGLE ANALYTICS)
I use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. I do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. I do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. Below are guidelines for deleting and resetting your cookies in the most popular browsers:
Internet Explorer 10
Open Internet Explorer, click the ‘Tool’ icon in the top right corner, click ‘Internet options’. In the ‘General’ tab check ‘Delete browsing history on exit’, select the Cookies and website data checkbox and then click Delete.
Open Firefox, click ‘Tools’ then Options, select the Privacy tab then select ‘Remove individual cookies’ link, then click ‘Remove all cookies’. Click close then ok to shut the open windows.
Open Google Chrome, click the menu icon in the top right corner titled ‘Customise and control Google Chrome’, scroll down and click ‘tools’, then click ‘Clear browsing data’. When a new page opens check ‘Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data’, click ‘Clear browsing data’ in the bottom right.
Open Safari, select the Options icon (top right corner ‘spanner image’), then select Preferences, click the Privacy tab, select the Details button and then click Remove all.