The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owner. The way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information is also detailed within this policy.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
At Studio V Ink I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of my visitors to the website. In particular I want you to know that Studio V Ink will not sell, rent or trade email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. I am currently taking steps to become fully GDPR compliant. There are 4 ways in which your data might be collected via this website, please see below for more information:
- If you subscribe to my mailing list
- If you use my contact form
- If enquire about a product or service
- By cookies used on my site
Additionally if you decide to work with me I will ask you for contact details.
Your data is kept safe and secure and there are 4 cases in which your data might be seen/shared:
- If you signup to the mailing list, your data will be sent to the 3rd party software used for my marketing automation platform. For this I use Mailchimp, please see below for more information
- If I need to share your details with a 3rd party, for example a photographer or print house. I will always ask for your permission first.
- My accountant might see your name and email address
- If you choose to pay via PayPal, your details will appear in my PayPal account.
Confidentiality commitment: Any information gathered about you during the business relationship is kept private and confidential.
What rights you have over your data
If you have contacted us and/or or started to work with us you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
At any time, you can contact us to request to view, update, delete your personal details or report a data breach, if you are concerned that one a has taken place. Please email: hello (at) studiovink (dot) co (dot) uk
Unsubscribing from newsletters
You have the option to unsubscribe from any newsletters or promotional information that comes through. Please use the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of those emails for that purpose.
Using the Contact form
Users contacting this website and/or its owner do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. I also adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, within a 3rd party newsletter software website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter software. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact me on: hello (at) studiovink (dot) co (dot) uk
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
Unsubscribing from newsletters: In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to change their email address or unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. Please use the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of those emails for that purpose.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.
The owner of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage with them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourages users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to social media platforms. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened links in social media
This website and its owner through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
Additional Information about the Google Analytics
Cookies: These cookies are used to store
information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have
been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page. The
cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your
computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the
Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by
Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser
stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser
Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further
information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below
for your convenience.
For more information on the usage of cookies by
Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice
for this product is provided below for your convenience.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
Date last reviewed: September 2019