Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

At The Y Design Awards, we take your privacy seriously.

Introduction

1. This website, and the Y Design Awards name and image, is owned and operated by Y Design Awards. All references to 'our', 'us' or 'we' within this policy are deemed to refer to Y Design Awards.

2. We are committed to protecting your personal privacy. We provide this privacy policy to help you to understand how we collect information through this website and what we may do with any information that we obtain from you.

3. We may need to update this privacy policy from time to time so we recommend that you check you have read the most recent policy when you visit our website.



General

1. The Y Design Awards respects the right to privacy of every individual who visits our website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information we collect that is Personally Identifiable Information, how we use and store the information collected, and your rights to verify and amend the information.

2. By using this website, and providing us with information, you consent to its use in line with this policy. Y Design Awards will always handle information in compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998).



Information that we collect when you provide it

At various points throughout the site, we may ask you to provide information so that we can provide services to you. The information is collected and used as follows:

1. If you register with us, we collect your name, contact details and information on your company. This information is used by us to contact you about the activities of Y Design Awards, including the Y Design Awards.

2. If you choose to receive further information from us, we will keep you informed of future activities of Y Design Awards, including future Y Design Award schemes.

3. If you choose to receive information from third parties, your contact information may be used by carefully selected complimentary organizations to inform you of offers or events.



Other Information that we collect

When you visit the site, we log the IP address of the machine you used to access our site with. The IP address is a unique number that is used on the Internet to identify a unique computer for the purposes of allowing computers to communicate with each other.

Certain features of our site require Cookies in order to function. A Cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer, and is used to differentiate you from other users accessing our site. We use this so that we can ensure your information is kept separate from that of other users of the site. For more information on cookies, please refer to the documentation provided with your web browser software.

We may also collect information on the type of web browser that you are using, the operating system that your computer uses, and (where applicable) the link that you followed to get to our website. We use this information to produce general statistics about the numbers of unique visitors to the site and what software they use. In turn, these statistics are used to channel effort into further developing our site to meet the needs of our users.



Security

Y Design Awards takes the security of any information we hold very seriously, and will always implement security measures that are in line with, or exceed current best practices and recommendations.

Where necessary, and in common with other websites, we use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to ensure that information provided to us is not visible to anybody else when in transit between your computer and our servers. You can tell when SSL is in use by the presence of a small "padlock" symbol in the status bar of your web browser.

In addition, our web servers are housed behind a secure firewall that prevents access to our databases from unauthorized users. All of our servers are housed in a secure environment with high levels of physical security, and access is only permitted to a handful of security screened staff.



Amendments to Data

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act (1998), the controller of all information collected on this website is: Y Design Awards

If you wish to view, delete or amend any of the information we hold on you, this can be done by contacting us through the web site, or by writing to us at the address provided above. We will not charge for amending or deleting personal information, but may charge for viewing information held on you as specified in the Data Protection Act (1998).



Children (under 18's)

We encourage parents and guardians to supervise the use of the Internet by their children, and to educate them about providing personal information both on the Internet and elsewhere.

Where we expect children under the age of 18 to make use of a facility on our website, then we will display a notice stating that parental consent should be given before providing us with any information.

Information provided by those under 18 may be deleted or removed through the website, or by the parent or guardian writing to us at the address given in the section "Amendments to Data".



Third Parties

Y Design Awards does not and will never pass your information to any third party without your prior authorization. Where information is collected on our behalf by third parties (such as for the purposes of surveys), we will ensure that they comply with our policy as outlined in this document.



Direct Marketing

Y Design Awards will only ever contact you with marketing information where you have requested to receive it. If at any time you do not wish to receive such information, then you may ask us to amend our records appropriately (see section on Amendments to Data).



Further Information



If you require further information or have any questions regarding this policy, then please email us at privacy@ydesignawards.com

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