Privacy Policy - Compliance with Regulation EU 2016/79 - the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
How we use your information:
By entering into an agreement with us and In order to provide you with our products and services, or to reply to any enquiries, we collect professional information (e.g. business related data) about you and your company submitted to our websites, passed on during telephone conversations, included in emails and mobile messaging and any other form of written or verbal communication. For example, we might keep a record of your name, work address and associated delivery addresses, work email address and work telephone number/s.
This Privacy Policy tells you what to expect when we collect and process personal information. For professional personal data  (e.g. business related data) the legal basis for this is our legitimate interests, namely the control and maintenance of our website and/or  business administration and/or the performance or creation of a contract between you and us.  For employment related personal data, the legal basis for this is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of legal rights and/or the performance or creation of a contract between you and us as an employer and/or employment and fiscal legal obligations.
We will not store any of your information outside of the European Economic Area [EEA].
Should we decide to process any personal data for a purpose other than that for which it was collected, we will provide you with information on that other purpose and with any relevant further information prior to that further processing.
In all cases we will hold your personal information securely, either in hard copy invoice files or digitally within an accounting software
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
We hold the IP addresses of visitors to the website.
By continued use of our website, you consent to the Company collecting analytical and professional information about you and your organisation in accordance with the terms set out in this Policy. You also consent to the Company using the analytical and professional information for market research, marketing, sales, customer relationship management (CRM), operational, financial and legal purposes in accordance with the terms set out in this Policy.
We may automatically log personal data or link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals. However, we will only use this information to help us respond to queries you may have about our products or services or to tell you about other products and services that we think you may be interested in. We will not pass this information on to any third parties.
The Internet browser that you use may make use of a feature called a "cookie" to assign identification to your computer. We do not use cookies to store personal data or to link personal data to non-personal data, unless you have first agreed to this by selecting the "Remember Me" option. If you select this option, a cookie will be placed on your computer which will allow our website to recognise you when you return to our website. No personal information will be stored in this cookie.
We use a number of different cookies on our site. 
Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete our cookies having visited the site.
Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics and Performance
Cookie name: Google (Analytics)
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
DU and UY send out e-newsletters/ marketing material occasionally to keep our customer up to date with products and offers. This may be done via email or telephone. We use a third party service MailChimp for Newsletters. We only send/contact existing customers that have purchased from Designs Unique and persons who have previously requested information or signed up to the Newsletter. Customers can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.
Any email sent to us, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by us for reasons of security and for monitoring compliance with office policy. Email monitoring or blocking software may also be used. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to us is within the bounds of the law.
We use a third-party provider Paypal to provide a secure payment method for all purchases from Designs Unique.
Courier Services
We use Third Party providers to deliver goods, we only use the required details to provide the service requested.
Your rights
Under the Data Protection Act and EU GDPR, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you, namely;
The right to be informed; why we process the personal data, who we share the data with and how long we will store the data for (see above)
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
The right not to be subject to an automated decision
To make an enquiry about any personal information we may hold, you need to put the request in writing addressing it to our Data Protection Officer, at the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone. If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes or exercise any of your other rights by, once again, contacting the Data Protection Officer.
Disclosure of personal information
Generally we will not disclose personal data to third parties not listed in this Policy without your consent. However there may be circumstances where we can pass on personal data without consent for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymised statistics.
More information on your rights can be found at
Links to other websites
This Privacy Policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
We keep our privacy Policy under regular review. Please ensure you look at it regularly to be aware of any updates.
How to contact us
You can write to: The Data Protection Officer, Designs Unique, 86 Lanchester Road, Maiden Law, County Durham, DH7 0QU.
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