Privacy
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.

Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information or make a purchase.
Information that you provide when you communicate with us via our contact form.

Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
If you have previously purchased goods or services from us we may provide to you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in.

Disclosing Your Information
We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.
Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third Party Links
On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Cookies In Use on This Site
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

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 like Facebook
Continuously improve our website for you
Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
We do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
Pass data to advertising networks
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
We use cookies to make our website work including:

Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Google – Privacy Policy
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

Twitter – Privacy Policy
Facebook – Privacy Policy
Google – Privacy Policy
Pinterest – Privacy Policy
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use:

Google Analytics – Privacy Policy
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Privacy Policy and Data Statement

Who we are

Evolutioncreativity. Our website address is: https://evolutioncreativity.co.uk

Media

If you have given us permission to use your photographs on our website, we will remove any EXIF/location meta data before uploading.

Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;
(b) status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;
(c) personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you;
(d) security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;
(e) analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services;
(f) Facebook pixel – allows us to personalise ads on Facebook and ad partner platforms on the rare occassions we run paid ads.

Embedded content from other websites

Our website includes embedded content (e.g. maps, videos, images, articles, posts 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.

We embed content from:

(a) Google Maps – Google’s privacy policy https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=uk
(b) Youtube – Youtube’s privacy guidelines https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines
(c) Facebook – Facebooks data policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor our website usage.  IP address data is anonymised.  In this instance, Google is our Data Processor and data is stored for 14 months.

Our Newsletter

You can sign up to our newsletter using just your email address.  You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of each newsletter.

Who we share your data with

We use anonymous statistical data of session and Centre usage to feedback to our funding providers. This ananymous data may also be used in newsletters, reports and articles shared on a website, social media and other media.

We use Google Analyitics to collect information and monitor how our website is being used.  This will include IP address information but not individually identifiable IP addresses.

We use the Facebook pixel to help target our advertisements (when used) on Facebook, Instagram and Facebook ad partners. Facebook Inc. is certified under the Privacy Shield framework. Our newsletter is managed via MailChimp who subscribe to the Privacy Shield Framework.  MailChimp’s privacy policy – https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy

 How long we retain your data

Comments and website registration

Comments and website registration are switched OFF.  If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Analytics

Google Analytics is set to store IP data for 14 months

Newsletter email

We will delete unsubscribed email addresses every 6 months.

What rights you have over your data

You can request a copy of any personal data we hold about you.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

If you have provided your email address to sign up to our newsletter, you can request to unsubscribe at any time. A link to unsubscribe is at the end of every newsletter.

You can also 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.

Data protection laws are complex.  You can find out more about your data rights at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights

Who to contact about your data

Privacy Policy and Data Statement updated 27th May 2018