Newsletter Policy

Introduction
We are open about what data we collect from our web site and what we do with it. New EU legislation called the GDPR now sets out comprehensive requirements for all companies handling personal data. This includes a number of things we must tell you of when we collect data from you. We have covered all these off in this Privacy Policy. We have done our best to make this policy as simple and clear as possible. With this in mind we have laid out this document in question and answer format.

What we will send
Our newsletters may, from time to time, contain links to websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. Should you subscribe to a third party website or newsletter, then you will have given your consent independently. We will not share your personal details with any third party company.

What data will be collected about me?
If you choose to sign up for our newsletter, or enter a promotion then only the data we ask you to enter will be stored on a UK server. We collect your data solely to provide the service or information you have requested i.e. to send you the newsletter, enter you for a competition etc. We don’t use your data for any kind of profiling or subsequent marketing.

Who is responsible for my data?
Any data collected about you on any of the UK Design Group owned web sites will be kept under our control. UK Design Group can be contacted using the following details:

Postal: The Data Controller, UK Design Group, 119 Chapelon, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 2EW

Email: admin@ukdesigngroup.co.uk

How long will you keep my data for?
If you sign up to the Sunstart newsletter we will keep your details for as long as you remain a subscriber. If you unsubscribe then we will delete your details immediatley.

What if I change my mind?
You can withdraw your consent to us storing and using your data at any time. In the case of your newsletter subscription you can simply use the “unsubscribe” link contained in every newsletter email. In the case of any promotion or other forms on our websites please email your request to admin@ukdesigngroup.co.uk . If you contact us from an email account which isn’t the one we have on file for you then we will need to validate your identity and may request additional details (such as a phone number) to do this before completing your request.

Where will my data be stored?
On UK based secure dataservers

Will you give my data to anyone else?
Apart from if we should be required to do so by law (e.g. a court order, or legal request from a law enforcement agency), we will not give or sell your data to anyone else.

Accuracy: If any of the data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete then you can provide the correct or complete data and we must update the data we hold.
Access: You have the right to view the data we hold about you and to receive copies of this data in digital format.
Erasure: You can request that we erase all the data we hold about you.
Restriction of processing: In some cases you can ask us to retain your data but not do anything with it.
How do I exercise my GDPR rights?
If you want to exercise any of your rights in relation to data we hold about you then please email: admin@ukdesigngroup.co.uk or write to the Data Controller at the address given above (see “Who is responsible for my data?”)

Please provide details in your email/letter of what actions you would like us to take. For most requests we will need to verify your identity so that we don’t give out information to the wrong person, so please provide a contact phone number where we can contact you, or other details that might help us validate your request.

What if I have a complaint?
If you are concerned about how we manage your data, or how we have handled a request to exercise your rights, then please get in touch with us to discuss it. To do this please send an email detailing your concerns to admin@ukdesigngroup.co.uk

If you are not satisfied with the response you can take your concern to the Information Commissioner’s Office. For details of how to do this please refer to the ICO web site: https://ico.org.uk/

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