This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Who we are

Lyndon Darkes Design
Tel: 01562 851198
Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not collect any personal data from site visitors unless the visitor makes an enquiry.

For the purpose of making an enquiring, our website may collect the following information.

  • Your name
  • Appropriate contact information including email address and phone number,
  • Your enquiry or message

The information gathered by the contact form is received directly by us in the form of a standard email and is not stored on the website or web server.

We do not request, collect or retain any sensitive data.


We do, on occasion, email all our current clients with important information regarding our services or occasional offers. In these cases, we use a mailing client called MailChimp with a separate mailing list which gives all recipients the option to unsubscribe. This operates as a standalone entity so even our most active clients can unsubscribe from these occasional mailings without disrupting our contracted services. Follow these links to view MailChimp’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


Upon your first visit to our website, you may have noticed our banner alerting you to the use of cookies by our website
Cookies used by our website

We use a total number of 5 cookies

1 cookie tracks only our admin staff as and when they add or modify content on the website.

The other 4 cookies are anonymous and only collect data about the visit but not the visitor. These are part of Google Analytics which gives us data about the number of visitors to our site and statistics about page popularity etc. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy about its analytics service at

Cookie Category: Necessary (1)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name: PHPSESSID
Cookie purpose description: Preserves user session state across page requests.
Initiator: Web server
Data is sent to: Germany (adequate)

This only records the details of Administrators when they log in to the back end of the site to edit and update website content. This does not log any visitor’s details.

Cookie Category: Statistics (3)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie Name: _ga
Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Initiator: Script tag
Source: https://www
Data is sent to: United States (adequate)
Prior consent enabled: No

Cookie Name: _gat
Cookie purpose description: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Initiator: Script tag
Source: https://www
Data is sent to: United States (adequate)
Prior consent enabled: No

Cookie Name: _gid
Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Initiator: Script tag
Source: https://www
Data is sent to: United States (adequate)
Prior consent enabled: No

Cookie Category: Marketing (1)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

Cookie Name: collect
Cookie purpose description: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Initiator: Script tag
Source: via https://www
Data is sent to: United States (adequate)

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please view our detailed Cookie Policy

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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.


Our website has Google Analytics installed which allows us to track and compile anonymous visitor statistics. The information collected ranges from simple traffic volume to the type of browser you are viewing our website with. This information is valuable to us not just for marketing analysis and quantification, but to improve the usability, security and load speed of our website content. Google Analytics is a popular, secure, flagship webmaster product from Google. The privacy and security of Google Analytics data is a high priority at Google that you can read more about on Google’s Analytics Data Safeguarding page. Google also offer a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that will allow you to automatically Opt-out of all websites that track your activity via Google Analytics. No personal information is collected by Google Analytics.

Social Network Sharing

We encourage users to share our content and/or like us on the popular Social Media websites. In order to make ‘Social Sharing’ accessible, our website utilises widgets either provided directly from the Social Networks and/or via amalgamative widgets from third parties. Cookies and privacy implications from the social networks vary and will be dependent on your nominated privacy settings with each Social Network. Social Sharing buttons will only deploy cookies if you are signed to that respective Social Network at the time of being on our website.

Who we share your data with

We do not ever pass on personal data to third parties.

How long we retain your data

We keep contact form submissions for 12 months for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

In the case that our services are retained, your data becomes vital to the service we carry out on your behalf. Once our services are terminated, we keep your details on record for 24 months in case our services are reinstated. You can request that this information is deleted at any time.

What rights you have over your data

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.

We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Where we send your data

We use Microsoft 365 software and our collected data is encrypted and stored securely using Microsoft OneDrive within the UK.

Our contact information

Please contact us at or on 01562 851198 if you have any privacy-specific concerns.

How we protect your data

We are constantly reviewing or privacy procedures and take the security of client’s data extremely seriously.

We use Microsoft Office 365 throughout the business and we are almost entirely cloud based using OneDrive. Office 365 is a highly secure environment that offers extensive protection in multiple layers: physical data centre security, network security, access security, application security, and data security. All files are encrypted in transit to and from the cloud and at rest. You can learn more about the Office 356 security environment and data encryption on their website.

We use robust security software on all company devices, software and virus definitions are updated daily.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As we have already stated, the personal data we hold is non-sensitive and kept to a minimum. In the event of a data breach we will investigate to find out the extent of the breach and contact everyone who may have been affected with details. We will be honest about our findings and update on any progress made in tracing and rectifying the breach. We will put in place procedures that ensure that similar breaches are ruled out.