Privacy & Cookies Policy
We will need to update our policy from time to time so please check it for regular updates.
What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information necessary to provide you with the services 5 Island Web Design offer:
your name, address, contact telephone numbers & email addresses for general correspondence between us.
You may also be required, where necessary, to provide us with certain login details in order for us to carry out aspects of our services on your behalf. Typically these include your login details to existing web hosting & domain registration sites.
How we use your personal information?
We only use your personal information to fulfil the services we offer through our business. We will use your personal information to:
• administer the website;
• improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
• enable your use of the services available on the website;
• send you goods ordered direct from us and our suppliers we deal with on your behalf
• send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
• send you email notifications regarding the services you use on this website;
• send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to by email;
• deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
• keep the website secure and prevent fraud;
• verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website;
We may need to disclose your personal information among our team or other companies we work with but only those who will be providing you with the services you require. These may include printers or companies that require certain information about your business. ie. your name, address and contact number so they can send you the marketing material you have had designed and ordered through our services.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
• to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
Security of your personal information
We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We do not have our own IT servers as we host our website on a cloud based platform and therefore a third party shall have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and although our website holds the relevant SSL certificate for additional security we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
Any personal information extracted from correspondence via email or phone is stored on our own in-house software protected by an Apple passcode or where in paper form is secured in a lockable filing cabinet only accessible by an employee of 5 Island Web Design.
Storage of Payment Details
We take payment using BACS and therefore do not store credit card details. We do not share customer details with any 3rd parties.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Some cookies are used for advertising, so you are shown adverts that are more personalised to you, based on your previous internet behaviour.
There are two different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website:
Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future.
Persistent cookies remain in your browser once you have left the site and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit. For example to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visited again within a certain timescale.
An example of a cookie includes:
storing information to personalise the website to your chosen requirements
a website that sells things may use a cookie to record items you have in shopping basket
cookies can be used to record users behaviour on a website, for example to record the pages they have viewed
Cookies we use
We use a number of different cookies on the our website and the sub domains and third party systems we run.
We use a google analytics cookie on our website and all our online systems to record website usage. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone, we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites, and we do not share this information with anyone.
You can opt out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features we use by clicking here.
• We use a number of essential session cookies to enable certain parts of the website to function properly.
Managing cookies on your computer
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the about cookies website. Please bear in mind that cookies help a website run correctly.
The law that controls how cookies are used on websites has changed. There is more information about cookies on the Information Commissioners website.
Third Party Links
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you, have it corrected, amended or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Our contact details are:
firstname.lastname@example.org or send us mail to:
5 Island Web Design, Samson Hill Cottage, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR