Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting www.samanthahohnsondesign.com. We take the protection of your privacy and confidentiality seriously. We understand that all visitors to our website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party. We do not sell your data to third parties.

What personal information do we process?

The Personal Data (data) we process are names, addresses, contact numbers, email addresses and private address, and for customers placing orders, bank account details. In some cases this data is processed externally under contract. We collect this data directly from you when you brief us to provide interior design services, place an order from our shop or sign up to our newsletter.

What is this data used for?

We use your data to provide our interior design services, to process any shop orders and occasionally to send out our newsletter.

Who is your data shared with?

Your data is shared with our payment processing and web hosting service providers. These providers have stated Privacy Policies that meet the requirements of the 2018 Data Protection Act.

In order to supply our interior design services we may need to pass your details onto third parties. In these circumstances we will specify that your data is to be protected and is only to be used in accordance with this policy.

We may share your information in the following circumstances:

  • To suppliers, for quotation and the realisation of interior deliveries.
  • To sub-contractors and other third parties as necessary to deliver all or some of the services.
  • To professional photographers for the purpose of portfolio imagery.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation

How we will not use your data

Samantha Johnson Design will not share your information with other companies for their marketing purposes, and will not sell or seek to make financial gain from your information, aside from our own marketing activities. We only share your personal information with third parties who have your consent and who have been engaged by yourself or Samantha Johnson Design in respect of facilitating the delivery of our service.

From time to time we may wish to contact you with news and information about Samantha Johnson Design that may be of interest to you, but please let us know if this is not something you want to receive.

Who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations?

The 2018 Data Protection Act requires that we have a Data Controller responsible for setting a Privacy Policy that ensures regulatory compliance. Samantha Johnson is the Data Controller

How is your data stored?

Samantha Johnson Design is governed by the data protection laws in the United Kingdom and takes all reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure.

Data in digital form is stored on password protected personal computers and on service providers’ secure servers, and in secured locations if in hard copy or other media.

How you can check what data I have about you?

You should contact sj@samanthajojhnsondesign.com if you want us to provide you with the type of Personal Data I hold on you. We are required to provide this to you within one month.

How can you ask for data to be removed, limited or corrected?

You have the right to tell us if you:

  • Don’t want to be contacted in the future by us
  • Would like us to correct, update, or delete your personal information in our records
  • Wish to report any misuse of your personal information

Please contact sj@samanthajohnsondesign.com if you want any changes made to your data.

For how long do I keep your data, and why?

We retain data for the duration of the client’s business relationship with us and for up to 5 years after completion of a project. Financial records are held for seven years to comply with HMRC requirements, records held by my payment processor and hosting company will be held in accordance with their Privacy Policies.

Our Cookie Policy

We use cookies to help us to administer this website. We will not use cookies in combination with your personal information without your prior consent.

We use cookies for a number of purposes to allow us to provide some of the mechanisms for online shopping and to see how our website is being used so we can improve the site and to enable traffic monitoring. 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. On the various websites operated by Samantha Johnson Design we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site.

To order products on the Samantha Johnson Design website, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don’t wish to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but you are able to manage these by using the specific instructions for each individual browser (or mobile phone provider, where applicable).

Cookies won’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in the cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors that can sometimes occur on websites.

They are not computer programs, and cannot read other information saved on your hard drive. They cannot be used to disseminate viruses, or get user’s e-mail addresses etc.

Our Cookie Policy

To make full use of the online shopping and personalised features on the Samantha Johnson Design website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information.

However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You should be aware by doing so, there may be instances when certain features of our website may not function as a result.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 1 February 2020. By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you.

Email: sj@samanthajohnsndesign.com

Telephone: +44 (0) 1494 882219