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Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy

At Lauren Aston Designs, I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to my website and subscribers to my newsletter. I will not be using the data you give me in any way apart from how I specifically state I will be doing so. Please read on to find out why I collect your data, how I use it and how I will not disclose it to others.

Visitors to my Website

When you, or anyone else, visits my website I use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  This is for my own marketing purposes to find out which pages are most popular on the website, and to research customer patterns within the website. I do not access any of your personal data using Google and I do not allow Google or anyone else to make an attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the site.

If I do want to collect any personal data that identifies you through the website, I will be upfront and honest about this, and will give you the right to opt out at any time of giving me your data, or any personal details whatsoever.

Mailing Lists

I would like to send you up to date news, offers and information as part of my monthly e-newsletter. I may also want to inform you of any new kits, designs or products I have for sale, or to download. To do this, I will need some personal information from you – your email address and your name. I use this data to email you about products I am selling, events I am attending, blogs I have written and anything else I feel is relevant or of interest to you. I may also contact you to check I have your information correct, or to check you are happy still receiving content from me. I will never give, sell, trade or rent any of your data to or with other organisations or businesses.

I use a third party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver the newsletter. Using Mailchimp’s reports on the email, I gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For information around how Mailchimp use your data please see their privacy notice.

I will not use the data you give me to subscribe to my monthly newsletter in any other way. It will not be saved on any other system aside from the Mailchimp list you signed up for, and I will not transfer it to any other lists unless you allow me to do so.

I may occasionally email you to ask you if you are happy remaining on our mailing list – but I will always refer to our privacy notice to remind you of your rights, and if you do not want to continue receiving information from me, I will remove you from that mailing list.

You have the option to unsubscribe at any time to my e-newsletter, either by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails, by emailing [email protected] or by going into your Mailchimp account and unsubscribing.

Once you have chosen to unsubscribe from my emails, I will delete all data I have on you and it will be removed from my system permanently.


If you have purchased products from Lauren Aston Designs, I will hold your data for a maximum of 3 years and may from time to time email you with information that I feel you will be interested in, such as new products similar to the one you purchased from me, or new kits if you have purchased a kit before. I will only contact you with these products or new designs if I believe I have a legitimate interest to do so. The information that I send you will only be relevant to the product that you purchased from me, and will not be used in any other form.

Links to other websites

Any links that I refer to on my site or in my blog are not covered by this privacy notice. If you have questions about how those sites use your data, please check their privacy notice.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to access the personal information I hold on you. Email your subject access request to [email protected] and I will respond to your request within 1 month.

Holding your data

I will hold your data for a maximum of 3 years unless you tell me that you would like it removed or you would like to retained for longer. In either circumstance, I will notify you beforehand to find out what you would prefer. You will always be given a choice and I will not do anything with your data that you do not explicitly consent to.

Changes to this privacy notice

I may update this privacy notice from time to time under regular review, and am not under obligation to email you every time I update it. It will always be accessible in the footer of our website This privacy notice was last updated on 23rd April 2018.

Cookie Policy

Last updated: 30th April 2018
Lauren Aston Designs (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third­ parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third ­party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How Lauren Aston Designs ses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

  • Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third ­party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third­parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can your find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third­party websites:

  • AllAboutCookies: tp://

  • Network Advertising Initiative: tp://

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