FIRST SENSE INTERIORS PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

First Sense Interiors respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it when you are using this website. The Privacy and Cookie Policy below describes how First Sense Interiors collects and uses data about its website visitors (You or the Users).

What data does First Sense Interiors collect from its Users and how is it used?

Comments

If you leave a comment on the website, First Sense Interiors collects the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymised 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 is governed by its own Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that any follow-up comments can be recognised and approved automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Contact forms

If you submit a contact form through the website, First Sense Interiors collects the data shown in the contact form fields and also your IP address. Personal data submitted through the contact form is used to communicate with the User and is retained for as long as is deemed necessary to fulfil the User request or contract. First Sense Interiors may be allowed to retain personal data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, First Sense Interiors may be obliged to retain personal data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Email subscription to the website’s blog

If you subscribe to this website’s blog by submitting your email address, First Sense Interiors uses your supplied email address to notify you when a new blog post is published. You can decide NOT to receive such emails by following the “Unsubscribe” link in the emails. You may also notify First Sense Interiors at meera@firstsenseinteriors.co.uk to be removed from the mailing list.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log into this website, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, several cookies will also be set up to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from external websites

First Sense Interiors may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) in its website. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have 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. Their use of your data is governed by their respective Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This website allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from its pages. This type of service may collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed. The data obtained through First Sense Interiors is subject to the User’s privacy settings for the respective social networks, whose collection and use of User data is in accordance with their own Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Analytics

First Sense Interiors uses Google Analytics and Jetpack to monitor and analyse website traffic and track User behaviour. These services may collect data such as referring websites, Users’ IP addresses and network locations, but no personally identifiable data is captured. Collection and use of personal data by these services is governed by their respective Privacy Policies.

Advertising

Display adverts: First Sense Interiors may serve advertising communication to its website users. These services may use cookies to collect usage data. These services may also use cookies to serve adverts tailored to the User’s interests based on online behaviour including activity detected outside First Sense Interiors.

Affiliate program participation: First Sense Interiors participates in affiliate marketing which uses tracking links. First Sense Interiors is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme and earns from qualifying purchases. First Sense Interiors is also a participant in the Awin and RewardStyle Programs which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for websites to earn commissions through tracking links. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for the purpose of earning commissions.

Sponsored content: First Sense Interiors may engage in sponsored campaigns with various brands and agencies. From time to time, sponsored campaigns use tracking pixels which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience participation. This data is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable data is collected in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

Does First Sense Interiors disclose Users’ data to third parties?

First Sense Interiors uses third party service providers to service various aspects of its website as detailed in the section above. Each third party service provider’s use of your data is governed by its respective Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Unless required by law, First Sense Interiors will not sell, distribute or reveal your email addresses or other personally identifiable data to a third party without your explicit consent.

What are your rights relating to your personal data on this website?

Withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw consent where you have previously given consent to the processing of your personal data.

Access: You have the right to obtain disclosure about the personal data that First Sense Interiors has about you.

Verify and seek rectification: You have the right to verify the accuracy of your personal data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.

Right to be forgotten: You have the right to request the erasure of your personal data held by First Sense Interiors. Please note that this does not include any information that we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to First Sense Interiors at meera@firstsenseinteriors.co.uk.

First Sense Interiors reserves the right to change this Privacy and Cookie Policy at any time. Such changes will become effective and binding after their posting on this website. You agree to regularly review this Privacy and Cookie Policy for revisions and updates. By continuing to use this website after any posted revision, you agree to those changes.

To contact First Sense Interiors about this Privacy and Cookie Policy, please email meera@firstsenseinteriors.co.uk.

Last updated: May 21, 2018