(To be read in conjunction with our Cookies Policy)

This privacy policy sets out how colourful beautiful things uses and protects any information that you give colourful beautiful things when you use this website.  All the personal information we collect from the website and any associated activities will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

colourful beautiful things is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you provide us with information by which you can be identified when using this website, then it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

colourful beautiful things 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 19 May 2018.

Who we are

colourful beautiful things is an interiors, design and lifestyle blog based in London, UK.   Our website address is https://www.colourfulbeautifulthings.co.uk.  Contact us at info@colourfulbeautifulthings.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This blog is run on a WordPress theme which by default does not collect any personal data about visitors.

However some of our plugins may collect personal data, please see the relevant section below.

Personal data that we collect about you also depends upon how you use this website e.g. whether you leave comments or whether you sign up to receive our newsletter.  Again, please see the relevant sections below.

This website also uses cookies, which is explained in more detail below and in our separate Cookie Policy.

We collect, retain and process data on the basis of legitimate interest to enable us to provide our services to you.  If you sign up to our email newsletter we collect your name and email address on the basis of active consent.

Personal information may be used:

  • to provide you with information or services that you request
  • to improve the content of the website
  • to notify you of changes to the services we offer
  • to customise the content and/or layout of our web pages for you
  • to notify you of events, offers or promotions
  • to support your relationship with us

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to review web traffic, not personal information about an individual. We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what page they look , how they reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website.

You can choose to opt out of analytics tracking here and you can see the Privacy Policy for Google Analytics here.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.  Cookies contain bits of information that websites transfer to your computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies can make the internet more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular website such as ours.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks
  • Offer you free content (thanks to advertising and affiliate links)
  • Continuously improve our website for you

Click here for more information about how we use cookies, which cookies we use and your choices about whether to accept them or not.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. 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.

Advertising

We sometimes use outside advertising networks and companies in order to display ads on this site. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons in order to collect data in the ad serving process, over which we have no control.  Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.

These cookies and/or web beacons are collected by the companies and/or advertising networks, themselves and we do not have any access to this information.

Accessing the information we hold about you

You can request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. If you wish to see a copy of your personal information, or change any information that you have provided to us, please email us info@colourfulbeautifulthings.co.uk.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How to contact us

If you would like to contact us regarding any aspects of this privacy policy you can do so by emailing us at info@colourfulbeautifulthings.co.uk.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms. By submitting your information to us you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the website so that you are aware of the information we collect.

Continued use of this website will signify your agreement to this policy.