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Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Affordable Website Designs. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance. At Affordable Website Designs, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because this site gathers certain types of information about our users, I feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information I gather and how it is used.

INFORMATION Affordable-Website-Designs.me.uk
GATHERS AND TRACKS

Affordable Website Designs gathers three types of information about users:
  1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to email a friend.


  2. Information that users provide when enquiring about or booking a service.


  3. Information Affordable Website Designs gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience.


  4. All articles, downloads and online games, news etc., are provided free for information and entertainment. Affordable Website Designs derives its revenue mainly from sales of its own products, however we do have some affiliates who provide free services or advertise related products. In order to offer these. providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does Affordable Website Designs divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Affordable Website Designs Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Tell A Friend Service
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking tell a friend . The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not tracked, retained or used for any other purpose.

2. Polling
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Affordable Website Designs may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

Mandatory Information

When users enquire/purchase products or services they are required to supply their details which may include mailing address and/or payment information. Affordable Website Designs requires this to enable us to process the orders and send our products to the correct address. Affordable Website Designs retains this information in case of returns, queries and may send occassional information on new products to our clients, but does not pass this information on to any third party except in the case of fraud, deception or other court action required by UK law.

Children
Affordable Website Designs will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking
Affordable Website Designs tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Affordable Website Designs does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Cookies
Affordable Website Design does not currently use cookies although we may in the future. These are small text files (called a "cookie") are placed in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Affordable Website Designs may at some point include cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

USE OF INFORMATION

Affordable Website Designs uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to enable users to tell their freinds about our services, participate in polls or surveys. We do not currently offer a regular subscription newsletter but may send occassional updates and service notifications to our clients. Affordable Website Designs never shares addresses / mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

Affordable Website Designs creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

Affordable Website Designs uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

Affordable Website Designs operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Affordable Website Designs. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.


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