Vaughan Designs is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your children.
This policy applies only to Vaughan Designs and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which Vaughan Designs is linked.
Collection of Information
Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about what you like and do not like. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.
The second type of information that Vaughan Designs collects is personal information. Vaughan Designs will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, Vaughan Designs can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.
Sometimes we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service. Certain information may be required, such as your name, age, internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, credit card number, in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services which may interest you. You can choose not to receive such information when you are undertaking product or service registration on our website. We may also ask about your interests, but it is your choice whether to respond.
How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to Vaughan Designs is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us, for example when you take part in a discussion forum or enter one of the competitions on our websites.
Use of Anonymous Information
Vaughan Designs automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of Vaughan Designs like the numbers and frequency of visitors to Vaughan Designs and its areas, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve Vaughan Designs to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. Vaughan Designs may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.
Use of Personal Information
Vaughan Designs will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. Vaughan Designs will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
There may be occasions where it will be necessary for Vaughan Designs to disclose your personal information to third parties. The Vaughan Designs may be required by law to disclose the information, or the Vaughan Designs may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested, for example, if you purchase products online from a Vaughan Designs powered vendor, Vaughan Designs will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to bill and deliver your products. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside the Vaughan Designs unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you may want to publish your name and email address.
No Sale of Personal Information
Under no circumstances will Vaughan Designs sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
Interacting with Vaughan Designs
When interacting with the Vaughan Designs website, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.
Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.
Access and Correction: Personal Data
If Vaughan Designs holds your personal information, then Vaughan Designs will where possible provide you with access to that information. Vaughan Designs will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
Complaints about Privacy
If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify Vaughan Designs. While Vaughan Designs accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.