Privacy and cookies

Revised 21st May 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

We are required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective 25th May 2018, to disclose information about who we are and what personal data we collect about visitors to this website (including the cookies used). See here for more information about GDPR.

This business

Trades as:
Chris Simmons Design
(as a "Sole Trader")

Trades from:
70 Glenfield Avenue
SO18 4EU

What information do we collect and why do we collect it?

1. For the purpose of monitoring use of this website, we collect, store and use information about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, computer type, its operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, which pages you look at).

2. If you contact us by email or other communication, we will record your name, your email address, your contact phone number (if supplied to us) and any other information that you choose to send to us.

This information is recorded only for us to contact you and is not used for any marketing purposes. You may confirm or decline permission for us to retain this information, or may request its removal from our records at any time by contacting us by email, phone or in writing at the address shown above.

We do not provide information to any third parties unless obliged to by law.

How we may use your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website (e.g. by email) will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(c) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(d) send to you communications relating to our business where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require any communications);

(e) deal with enquiries and complaints made by you or about you relating to the website.

(f) Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not provide your personal information to any third parties except as defined below in this privacy policy.


What are cookies?

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.

We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on this website. We use the “session” cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website and use the “persistent” cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit again.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies may, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

“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 used on this website

Statcounter (page/visitor) counter

The Statcounter cookie is used to determine the first time, returning and unique visits to this site, and the individual pages viewed.

Statcounter cookie name: sc_is_unique
Retention period: 1825 days (five years)

Social networking media

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social websites need to know who you are to work properly.

Facebook cookie name: datr
Retention period: two years

Facebook cookie name: c_user
Retention period: 30 days

Facebook cookie name: locale
Retention period: one week

Facebook cookie names: reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref and reg_ext_ref, wd, presence, p, lsd
Retention period: Less than one day (when you close the browser window)

Facebook cookie names: xs (followed by numbers), lu, sct
Retention period: If the “keep me logged in” checkbox is ticked, then when the user logs in,
the cookies will be persistent (retained after the browser exits). If the “keep me logged in” checkbox is not ticked, then the cookies will be session cookies (cleared
when the browser exits).

Facebook cookie names: cookies beginning with _e_ ( followed by a four character random string, followed by an underscore and then an incrementally increasing number, starting at zero)
Retention period: Less than one day (when you close the browser window)

Twitter cookie names: guest_id
Retention period: two years

Twitter cookie name: pid
Retention period: 541 days

Linkedin cookie name: X-LI-IDC
Retention period: Less than one day (when you close the browser window)

Linkedin cookie name: bcookie
Retention period: two years

Linkedin cookie name: lidc
Retention period: Less than one day (when you close the browser window

Google cookie: Channel ID
Retention period: Less than one day (when you close the browser window

Security of your personal information

We will take technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data sent to us over the internet.

Your rights

You may instruct us by email or in writing to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
Note: Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address). We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us by email or in writing at any time not to process your personal information.

You may instruct us by email or in writing to update, amend or remove the personal information which we may hold about you.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents or suppliers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) 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);

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to any third party.

Third party websites

We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites which may be linked from this site.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please contact us by email or by post to:

Cappa Dustcaps Ltd
Manor Farm House
Old Burghclere
RG20 9NS