Disclaimer and Privacy

Gillian Goodson Designs is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Gillian Goodson Designs and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Gillian Goodson Designs. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Gillian Goodson Designs take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


Privacy

This privacy policy sets out how Gillian Goodson Designs uses and protects any information that you give Gillian Goodson Designs when you use this website.

Gillian Goodson Designs is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Gillian Goodson Designs may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 March 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers and/or course, workshops and events

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping. 
  • Responding to queries.
  • Event management purposes.
  • Invoicing.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services. 
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.  
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or phone. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

This website uses cookies to collect information.

Cookies are small data files, which are placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smart phones or tablets) as you browse this website. Gillian Goodson Designs use cookies for technical purposes to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses this website. The cookies used are essential to the effective operation of our checkout service as cookies are used to remember your selections for purchase. 

We also use Analytics to track the GIllian Goodson Designs website usage so that we can continuously improve our services. Analytics use first-party cookies to provide generic and non-personal statistical information to us. 

We do not use cookies to collect or record any personal details and we do not share any cookie information with third parties. 

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use. The site may not operate properly if some or all cookie functions are switched off. 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

The ‘Data Controller’ of the personal data collected when registering for a course or providing contact information on this website is Gillian Goodson Designs. Gillian Goodson Designs process your personal data in order to take all necessary actions with respect to the organisation of the event you are registering for, contact query and to inform you about future news and events. 

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, we only use your information for the purposes that you have provided it for, eg to respond to queries, course bookings and for mailing further information.
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us, please contact us for details.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

All Gillian Goodson Designs staff members that are responsible for the organisation of events or responding to queries will have access to your personal data on a strict “need-to-know” basis for the purposes described above. 

Gillian Goodson Designs will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes described above. 

You can at any time contact Gillian Goodson Designs should you need any support while processing your personal data. Additionally, you have at any time the right to contact us if you want to:

  • access and rectify your personal data;
  • erase your personal data after the event you registered for has finished;
  • restrict or object to the processing and transfer of your personal data;
  • receive your data in order to transmit them to another controller (‘right to data portability’); or
  • lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if you feel that we have not acted in line with the applicable Data Protection legislation.

Particularly with regard to processing for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data. In that event, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.

Under no circumstances, will Gillian Goodson Designs take any decisions about you that are based solely on the automated processing of data and that produce legal effects or that significantly affect you (“automated decision-making”).

Please contact us with any questions, comments or issues about this privacy statement or Gillian Goodson Designs’s data collection and processing activities.