Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.3dcommunications.co.uk. We know privacy and security is a major concern. We have set out the procedures we use for safeguarding your personal data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and check it occasionally as it could change from time to time. This privacy policy adheres to the guidance set out by The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Our privacy promise

3D Communications is dedicated to safeguarding your privacy online. We will only collect, store and use your personal information for specific purposes as outlined below in accordance with GDPR. We use your personal information to support and develop our connection with you. We will never sell your personal data to 3rd parties. You may contact us at any time with any privacy queries or concerns and to see the personal data you have given us and request modification.

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This can include names, addresses, email addresses, job title, company, mobile numbers, social media handles and much more.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

When you register on our website or contact us through the contact form, we may ask for data such as your name, e-mail address, billing address, and contact details. 3D Communications keeps a record of this information for tax purposes and for ensuring we fulfil our contract with you.

The only personal information we hold is what customers provide to us when they place an order on our website, sign up for the newsletter, contact us through our contact form, or sign a contract.

We sell it to nobody; however it is stored on relevant systems such as Asana, Mailchimp, Serpsat, Hubspot CRM, Zoho books, WordPress, Outlook, Google Docs, and Google Analytics which are GDPR compliant. If we are required by law to share any information, we will check with each party concerned to ensure they are happy for that to happen. An example of this would be if HMRC requested an audit.

We store sensitive data for as long as projects are in progress and customers remain active clients. Email addresses provided via the contact form are stored until consent is withdrawn, reconsent is requested every 2 years. Information required for tax and legal requirements are held for 7 years as a requirement by law.

We keep a record of any orders you make from us, so we can help to deal with any enquiries or problems you may have in the future, and so we can ensure that any information that we send to you is appropriate. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

We keep a record of any e-mail communication you send us, so we can track any problems or concerns you’ve had.

In addition to personal information, our website uses Google Analytics to ensure we are meeting your customer needs. Google Analytics stores usage data which may include your IP address, geographical location, referral source, length of visit and page views – although a lot of this is aggregated data. The legal basis for this is legitimate interest for the basis of ensuring we are meeting customer needs.

We may process the information you submit to us when you contact us for the purposes of ensuring we answer your query effectively.

3D Communications kindly requests that you do not supply any other person’s personal data to us unless required by law or you have their explicit consent to do so.

How we use your personal data

All the data we gather via our website or through communication with you is used to operate and expand the service we offer you and to personalise our service. How we use your personal data is dependent on the legal basis for processing your data. We are dedicated to using your personal data only for:

  1. Processing your orders
  2. Development and expansion of the business, including examination of customers’ shopping behaviours, measurement of advertisements and product style preferences of our
  3. Technical management of our website
  4. Reviewing our systems
  5. Providing you with information about the services we provide
  6. Letting you know about offers and news

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Legal basis for processing data

3D Communciations’ lawful basis for processing data are:

  • Consent – customers that consent to signing up for our newsletter or contacting us through our contact form
  • Legal Obligation – tax purposes.
  • Contract – customers that place an order with 3D Communications

Requesting your information

If you would like to review the data you have provided to us because you feel that what we presently have on record is incorrect, and/or you would like your data erased from our records, you can so do by contacting us using the contact details below.

Under GDPR you have a right to be forgotten, to withdraw your consent, to change the information we hold about you, and to restrict processing.

3D Communications is more than happy to comply with this in accordance with the law.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

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.

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

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Sharing with social networks

If you use the badges that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
http://twitter.com/privacy
http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

How we protect data

You recognise that the Internet is not a 100% secure platform for communication and, accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you send to us (or we send to you) via the Internet. We are not responsible for any damages which you, or others, may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information.

We take every precaution to safeguard your information. All personal data stored by us is kept on a server in a secure environment. The computer on which we work is conducted on is password protected, data held in the cloud is password protected and held on encrypted systems and third-party software have their own security systems.

The risks of a breach are minimal due to the precautions mentioned above being taken, and close monitoring is undertaken to ensure security systems are always up to date. Breaches will be identified, reported, managed, and resolved according to the ICO guidelines.

All 3D Communications data is held for only as long as necessary. We store sensitive data for as long as projects are in progress. Email addresses provided via Mailchimp are stored until consent is withdrawn, reconsent is requested every 2 years. Information required for tax and legal requirements is held for 7 years as a requirement by law.

How you can help us protect your data

Please bear in mind that whenever you willingly divulge personal data online in non- protected situations – for example on message forums, through email, or in chat spaces – that data can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal data online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited communications from other parties in return. Also remember to close your browser window when you have finished using the computer. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal data and communications. If you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet café. We cannot confirm or warrant the security of any data you communicate to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your communication, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Further information

If you have questions about your personal data or our privacy policy, please contact us. To see all the information we have about you, and to correct any inaccuracies, please write to us.