Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
- UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
What information is being collected and why?
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
Should you choose to contact us by phone or e-mail, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors. Email data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
The personal information you provide may include your name, e-mail address and telephone number as well as other information about yourself to enable us to provide you with a quotation.
When you give us information about another person, you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them and to consent to the processing of their personal data.
How will we use the information about you?
We receive and store any information you provide us via email or telephone.
We use the information that you provide for such purposes as:
- To contact you.
- To provide our service to you (e.g. quotations).
- To alert you to service upgrades, updated information and other new services.
- To disclose the information if required by law.
We will only ever use your personal information to respond to quotation requests and provide our website and design services to you.
Who will it be shared with?
We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information.
We will not share your information with any external organisations other than for the above purposes.
Where we store your personal information
You may exercise your right to have your personal data removed from our records at any time by contacting us at email@example.com or by the methods explained at the end of this notice.
You have a right to ask for a copy of your information and to correct any inaccuracies.
Links to other websites
Sites provided by Mercer Design contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of this when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
The data controller of this website is:
Mercer Design, (Mercer Associates Ltd)
Whose registered office is:
The Cow Byre, Woodlands End, Mells, BA11 3PE
Telephone: 01373 812589
Last updated 18th May 2018
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How to contact us
Telephone: 01373 812589
General information about data protection may be found here: https://www.dataprotection.gov.uk
A PDF copy of the GDPR can be found here: ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/files/regulation_oj_en.pdf