Design Computer is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
1. What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
- information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, number of page views and searches you make);
- information relating to any transactions carried out in this website, or in relation to this website; and
- any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. Cookies are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first-party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third-party cookies”).
We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the website. We will use session cookies to keep track of you while you navigate the website and keep you logged in. We will use persistent cookies to enable our website to recognize you when you visit and store the site that you were last interested in.
Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a user takes a particular action on one of our Services.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Google Chrome you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Preferences”, “Privacy and security”, “Site Settings”, “Cookies and site data”, and unselecting “Allow sites to save and read cookie data.”) This will, however, have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
3. Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
- administer the website;
- improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
- enable your use of the services available on the website;
- send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
- send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
- provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
- deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
If you reside within the European Union or European Economic Area (EEA), our processing of your personal information will be legitimized as follows:
- Whenever we require your consent for the processing of your personal information, such processing will be justified pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”).
- If the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and Design Computer or for taking any pre-contractual steps upon your request, such processing will be based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. If this data is not processed, Design Computer will not be able to execute the contract with you.
- Where the processing is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation, we will process your information on the basis of Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR, such as when complying with the requirements of the employment law.
- And where the processing is necessary for the purposes of Design Computer’s legitimate interests, to, for example, detect fraud, such processing will be made in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
- to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
- in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
- in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
- to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.
5. International data transfers
If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.
Where applicable law requires a data transfer mechanism, we use one or more of the following: EU Standard Contractual Clauses with a data recipient outside the EEA, Switzerland, or the UK, and verification that the recipient has implemented Binding Corporate Rules, or other legal methods available to us under applicable law.
For transfers to third countries, we have entered into Standard Contractual Clauses, approved by the European Commission, to ensure an adequate level of protection for the transfer of your Personal Data to those entities outside the EEA.
In addition, information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
6. Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password-protected) servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.
7. Policy amendments
8. Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
9. Third-party websites
The website contains links to other websites and content from third-party businesses.
10. Editing your account
You can edit your Design Computer account, information, and preferences at any time. New categories of marketing communications might be added to the preferences page from time to time. You can delete your Design Computer account at any time.
In many countries (including US and EEA countries), you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how designcomputer.com processes your personal data.