This privacy policy applies between you, the User of the Website and Laura Dorset the owner and provider of this Website. Laura Dorset takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to our Terms and Conditions.
Definitions and interpretation

1. Definitions

Data: all information that you submit to Laura Dorset via this website and incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws.

Data Protection Laws: any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to GDPR, and any national implementing and supplementary laws, regulations and secondary legislation.

GDPR : The UK General Data Protection Regulation

Laura Dorset, we, or us: Laura Dorset of 3 The Halt, Hambrook, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8FJ

User or you: any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Laura Dorset and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Laura Dorset and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.

Website: the website that you are currently using,

2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

a) the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

b) references to subclauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

c) a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

d) “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;

e) reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

f) the headings and sub-headings do not form a part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this policy

3. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Laura Dorset and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Laura Dorset is the “data controller”. This means that Laura Dorset determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

5. We may collect the following data, which includes personal Data, from you:

a) name;

b) contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

c) financial information such as credit / debit card numbers

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

6. We collect data in the following ways:

a) data is given to us by you; and

b) data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

7. Laura Cove will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:

a) when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;

b) when you register with use and set up an account to receive our products/services;

c) when you complete surveys that we use for research purposes (although you are not obliged to respond to them);

d) when you enter a competition or promotion through a social media channel;

e) when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;

f) when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;

g) when you use our services;

h) you leave comments the site

  • When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Data that is collected automatically

8. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

We automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to the Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

Our use of Data

9. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible services and experience when using our website. Specifically, Data may be used buy us for the following reasons:

a) internal record keeping

b) improvements of our products / services;

c) transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;

d) contact for market research purposes which may by done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website;

e) user comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

10. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “your rights” below).

11. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we’ll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft opt-in:

a) soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar product/services). Under “soft opt-inn” consent, we will take your consent as a given unless you opt-out.

b) for other types of e-marketing, we are required etc obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we will provide.

c) if you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find our how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your rights” below.

12. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Keeping Data secure

13. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

a) access to your account is controlled bu a password and a username the is unique to you.

b) we store your Data on secure servers

c) payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this technology.

14. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this email address:

Data retention

16. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold onto your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

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

b) For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.

17. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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. 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.


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