What are cookies?
are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a
small text file that is placed on your computer by websites that use
them as a tool which remembers your preferences to enhance your
experience of the website.
your browser, but this may mean that you will not be able to enjoy the
full functionality of websites that use them.
Creations uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website
traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics
does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any
other data held by Google.
AK Creations uses reports provided by Google Analytics to help understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Creations uses MailChimp to create a double opt-in pop-up form when you
first enter the website asking you to subscribe to a mailing list. The
information required to add you to this list is your email address and
list will be used by AK Creations to run occasional email campaigns to
inform subscribers of new products and special offers.
“ User email campaigns
automatically place single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in
every email sent by our users. These are tiny graphic files that contain
unique identifiers that enable us and our users to recognize when their
subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These
technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date,
and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. We use this
data to create reports for our users about how an email campaign
performed and what actions subscribers took.”
If at any time you wish for your details to be removed from the AK Creations mailing list, either contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will remove your details, or just click on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of a campaign email.
Data collected by AK Creations when you place an order and how that is handled
When you place an order with AK Creations, you are taken through a Paypal hosted checkout page.
payment details are handled directly by Paypal and are never captured
on this website. Paypal is PCI (Payment card industry) compliant and so
adheres to a set of specific security standards that were developed to
protect card information during and after a financial transaction.
information that AK Creations does receive on your order is your email
address, your name, your postal address and your phone number (if you
These details will only be used by AK Creations to contact you about the order you have placed.
email AK Creations receives through Paypal as notification of your
order (including the details above) is printed off for my tax records
and is required by HMRC to be kept for a minimum of 5 years after the
submission deadline for that tax year.
personal details (email address, postal address, name and telephone
number) are ever passed on to any third party by AK Creations.
service providers, such as Paypal have their own privacy policies in
respect to the information you provide for your purchase-related
transactions. For these providers, AK Creations recommend that you read
their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your
personal information will be handled by them.
you place an order with AK Creations, the personal information you
provide is taken as consent to collect your data and use it for the
specific purpose of dealing with that order only.
you provide your personal information for marketing purposes (by
submitting the pop-up form to be added to the mailing list) you will be
asked directly for your expressed consent. Then, because AK Creations
uses the double opt-in option, you will also need to verify your email
address to confirm your consent to receive other contact from AK
Creations by email.
Links to other websites
Creations has no control over how your data is handled on other
websites and therefore has no responsibility for the protection and
privacy of any personal information you may provide whilst visiting
other websites. Other websites have their own privacy policies and you
should make sure that you have read through them before continuing to
use the site.