At Method Design LTD, we're committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you're happy with any changes. By using our website, you're agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected] or by writing to The Studio, 14 Grange Ave, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 7QA. Alternatively, you can telephone 01905 458696.
We are Method Design Ltd, and we solve problems and creating better user experiences with design solutions. Method Design Limited is a company limited by guarantee(no. 07339836). The registered address is Granta Lodge, 71 Graham Road, Malvern, WR14 2JS.
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, make a purchase, enter a competition or if you register to receive one of our regular newsletters.
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf(for example to process orders and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we require them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. We will not release your information to third parties beyond the Method Design Limited network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
When you are using our secure online payment pages, your payment is processed by a third party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.
You have a choice about whether you wish to receive information from us or not. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us then you can inform us when we collect your information.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: [email protected] or telephone on 01905 458696.
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We're working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: [email protected] or write to us at: The Studio, 14 Grange Ave, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 7QA Alternatively, you can telephone 01905 458696.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Method Design Limited holds about you. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive. We may also charge a reasonable fee to comply with requests for further copies of the same information.(we may charge £10 for information requests) to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it's treated securely. Any sensitive information(such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Non-sensitive details(your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given(or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse this type of information in order to increase our Service's functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
Google Analytics are used to analyse how users interact with our website. All data on this provider is removed after 26 months. This allows us to compare months together before the data is removed.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive.
The cookies collected by this website are listed below:
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Drift Online chat bot, allow Method to chat directly with customers.
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To find out how to manage and disable cookies please refer to https://cookies.insites.com/disable-cookies/ or your browser’s help options for more information.
Please remember that if you amend your cookie settings your browsing experience may be negatively affected and you may be unable to use some of our online services.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union("EU"). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you're agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
Where Method Design is using your personal data on the basis of consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. You also have the right to ask Method Design to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Tell us via email at: [email protected] or write to us at: The Studio, 14 Grange Ave, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 7QA Alternatively, you can telephone 01905 458696.
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on April 2018.