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Privacy Policy

 

Welcome to our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

Ahoy Designs is located at:

Ahoy Designs, Sherwood Road, Buxton

It is Ahoy Designs’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://www.ahoydesigns.co.uk (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “https://www.ahoydesigns.co.uk”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Ahoy Designs 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. Ahoy Designs’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ahoy Designs’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Ahoy Designs may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Ahoy Designs also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.ahoydesigns.co.uk blog posts. Ahoy Designs only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 days.

Who we share your data with

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

Security logs are retained for 14 days.

Where we send your data

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Ahoy Designs’ websites choose to interact with Ahoy Designs in ways that require Ahoy Designs to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ahoy Designs gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://www.ahoydesigns.co.uk to provide a username and email address.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Advertisements

Ads appearing on our website 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 Ahoy Designs and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Ahoydesigns.co.uk uses Facebook & Google AdWords for remarketing

Ahoydesigns.co.uk uses the remarketing services to advertise on third party websites (including Google and Facebook) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on Facebook or the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Facebook & Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

You can set preferences for how Facebook | Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

Facebook Comments on Blog Posts

We embed Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave comment on our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Ahoy Designs 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 Ahoy Designs’ behalf or to provide services available at Ahoy Designs’ website, 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 Ahoy Designs’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ahoy Designs 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, Ahoy Designs discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ahoy Designs believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ahoy Designs, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of https://www.ahoydesigns.co.uk and have supplied your email address, Ahoy Designs 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 Ahoy Designs and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support 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. Ahoy Designs takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

We add you to our email list only when you opt-in. We do NOT opt you in my default. This is done on the Checkout page of the Checkout process or via our Blog where you can sign up to our newsletter. We ask for your Name (to allow us to personalise your email) and Email Address so you can receive our newsletter. We have or ever will give your email address or name to any other company.

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

We use Google Analytics to track social shares made at our website. Google automatically collect and store certain information in their server logs which includes device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Aggregated Statistics

Ahoy Designs may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Ahoy Designs may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ahoy Designs does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

Affiliate Disclosure

This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.

Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, Ahoy Designs uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

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. Ahoy Designs uses cookies to help Ahoy Designs identify and track visitors, their usage of https://www.ahoydesigns.co.uk, and their website access preferences. Ahoy Designs visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Ahoy Designs’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Ahoy Designs’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Ahoy Designs’ use of cookies.

E-commerce

Those who engage in transactions with Ahoy Designs – by purchasing Ahoy Designs’ services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Ahoy Designs collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ahoy Designs. Ahoy Designs 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.

For HMRC reasons we keep your order details for 6 years. After this, all information within this order is deleted. The information we hold is what you enter when on the Checkout page. This includes your order; name; address; email address and the non-mandatory field, Phone number.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Ahoy Designs may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Ahoy Designs’ sole discretion. Ahoy Designs encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This Privacy Policy was last updated: 25.05.2018