Desizest Privacy and Cookies Policy
This Privacy and Cookies Policy is for this website; Desizest, and served by desizest.com who governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.
Desizest understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you, and in a manner that is consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.
The policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of our site. Please read our Privacy and Cookies Policy
carefully and ensure that you fully understand the policy. Your acceptance of our Privacy and Cookies Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy and Cookies Policy, then you must stop using our site immediately.
1. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies only to your use of our site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from our site (whether we provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the Privacy and Cookies Polices of any such websites before providing any data to them.
2. What Data Do We Collect?
Some data will be collected automatically by our site; other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it, for example when signing up for an account. Depending upon your use of our site, we may collect some or all of the following data:
· Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers
· Financial information such as credit / debit card numbers only at the time of purchasing a fee paying ad
· Inform you of new products and services available from us. You may request that we stop sending you this information at any time
· IP address (automatically collected)
· Web browser type and version (automatically collected)
· Operating system (automatically collected)
· A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected)
3. How Do We Use Your Data?
All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
We may use your data to provide the best possible products/ services to you. This includes:
- Providing and managing your account
· Providing and managing your access to our site
· Responding to communications from you
· Market research
· Analysing your use of our site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our site and your user experience
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on our products/services. We will not however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam, and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
Advertisers whose content appears on our site may engage in what is known as “behavioural advertising” – advertising which is tailored to your preferences, based on your activity. Your activity is monitored using Cookies. You can control and limit your data used in this way by adjusting your web browser’s privacy settings. Please note that we do not control the activities of such advertisers, nor the information they collect and use. Limiting the use of your data in this way will not remove the advertising, but it will make it less relevant to your interests and activities on our site.
4. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
We only keep your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 3, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.
5. Do We Share Your Data?
We may share your data with other companies to supply products and services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
We may compile statistics about the use of our site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
In certain circumstances we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal information, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of us.
6. Social Media Platform
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate in 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 upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms, and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. 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.
7. How Can You Control Your Data?
When you submit information via our site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails and at the point of providing your details.
Your advertisement information can be shared by users of the site with other users via the Desizest website or through social media. We therefore recommend that advertiser’s discretion is exercised. Desizest will not be held liable if information such as names, email addresses, or telephone numbers are shared in this way and therefore users should take great care before submitting any personal information.
8. Your Right to Withhold Information
You may access certain areas of our site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
9. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £10. Please contact us for more details at email@example.com
Cookies means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of our site and/or when you use certain features of our site.
By using our site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. We also use third party Cookies on our site, however these Cookies are not integral to the functioning of our site.
All Cookies used by and on our site are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
Before any Cookies are placed on your computer or device, a pop up will appear requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended
Certain features of our site depend on Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings but please be aware that our site may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies on your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu on your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
You can choose to delete Cookies at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access our site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date, and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device, if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
11. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about our site or this Privacy and Cookies Policy, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Changes to Our Privacy and Cookies Policy
We may change this Privacy and Cookies Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on our site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy and Cookies Policy on your first use of our site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.