Ready Made Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website; https://readymade-websites.co and served by sm web designs studio, Beech Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5ER and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhere to. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. My contact information is provided at the foot of this page if you have any questions.

DPA & GDPR
This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Use of Cookies
This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit. If you prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software (Google Anayltics) to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Adverts & Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact & Communication
Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.

Email List & Marketing Messages
This website operates an email newsletter program using Mailerlite email marketing software, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website, and blogposts/news/articles that may be relevant. Users can subscribe through an online automated process (via Mailerlite automated sign up forms embedded onto this website) should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the GDPR law. Under the GDPR law you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owner via Mailerlite may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database stored on Mailerlite for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

External Website Links & Third Parties
Although we only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Policy & Usage
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

If you have any questions regarding the above policy please contact me at hello@readymade-websites.co

Ready Made Websites Support
Upon purchase of a Ready Made Website you will get access to my walkthrough course, as well as a growing video tutorial library, to help you get up and running.

All support is handled through my private Facebook group – Ready Made Websites Support. Post your questions here or search the group content for answers. I hold a weekly ‘clinic’ live at 10am (BST) on a Friday for those that need help.

Note: You will be entitled to receive all future updates of the theme for the lifetime of the product or until the product is is no longer available to purchase from sm web designs.

I do not help with general WordPress related questions, theme customizations, coding modifications or any problems that might arise from them, or any problems you are having with software.

The following is NOT part of my Ready Made Websites support:

  • services to modify or extend the theme beyond the original features, style and functionality as described on the theme product page and theme demo.
  • installation Wordpress or your chosen theme on to your hosting (This can be purchased as an add-on).
  • problems with your web hosting or server environment, or issues with the WordPress installation you have installed on your own website or a client website.

If you have any questions regarding the above policy please contact me at hello@readymade-websites.co