Terms and Conditions, Cookies and Privacy Policy

This is the website of Gardiner Design Associates (GDA). By using this website the user agrees to be bound by its Terms of Use, Cookies and Privacy and acknowledges that it contains proprietary intellectual property and copyright information, the terms of which are set out below. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website. Users returning to this website should check these terms as GDA reserves the right to change them at any time without notice.

Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions of GDA form a binding part of any agreement or contract GDA enter into.

In these terms of use, the word “Site” shall mean the GDA website and the phrase “the Service” shall mean the services and facilities made available through the Site.

Legal disclaimer
GDA seeks to ensure that all the material on this Site is accurate and up-to-date. Nonetheless, the content of the Site is provided without any warranty or responsibility. You should not make significant decisions based on the information provided on this Site without obtaining appropriate independent advice.

Gardiner Design Associates, to the extent permissible by law, excludes all liability which may arise from your use of or reliance on the content of this Site or any linked website.

Privacy Policy
The Privacy Policy of GDA has been updated in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data protection laws. We take our data privacy responsibilities seriously at GDA and want you to understand how we collect, store and handle your personal data. Click here to view our Privacy Policy.

Free pitches
GDA say no to free pitches. It’s not good business for anyone. We believe in the true value of our work and expect the same from those we work with.

Free exclusivity
GDA sometimes work with clients with competing interests. We ensure absolute confidentiality on every project. However, we cannot offer exclusivity without a reciprocal commitment.

Copyright & Intellectual Property
The copyright & IP in the contents of this Site is owned by or licensed to Gardiner Design Associates except where explicitly stated otherwise. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. All Rights Reserved. On the occasion that GDA allows limited reproduction of some of its text and images, where: 1. GDA has granted explicit written permission 2. Text, graphics, photographs and other images may only be shown with an appropriate credit stating that the material is reproduced with the permission of Gardiner Design Associates and that Gardiner Design Associates own the copyright in the material. All the Intellectual Property in our design sketch draft drawing plan mock-up concept image photograph copy proof artwork model illustration origination or other belongs to Gardiner Design Associates. Any infringements will be pursued seriously – Click here for our Copyright & Assignment Notice. For more information from the Intellectual Property Office click here.

This Site uses a content management system called WordPress and WordPress use session cookies for non-logged in visitors to this Site. As this Site is built using WordPress, these cookies apply to users of this Site. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed. If you wish to manually remove any cookies that have been set by this Site, you can clear the cookies using your browser’s settings. Cookies cannot access information stored elsewhere on your computer or cause any harm. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on this website. For more information from The Information Commissioner’s Office click here. Visit About Cookies website which offers guidance for modern browsers.

Google Analytics
This Site uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use and navigate this Site. Google Analytics cookies set on this site are _ga, _gat, _gid. GDA use this information to analyse usage of the website so that we can continually work to add new features and improve the user experience of it. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and whereabouts they came to the site from. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally. Google will store this information. To view Google’s privacy policy click here.

Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

As a convenience to you, GDA may provide, on this Site, links to Web sites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. GDA makes no warranty, endorsement or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked Web sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. This website does not contain sponsored links, adverts, or runs any kind of revenue-generating advertising. You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our site on any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to link to or make any use of the content on our site other than that set out above, you must email us first.

This site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and encrypt any data. You can check it is using SSL by the closed padlock symbol in your web browser’s address bar.

Loss or damage
Although care is taken to check and test material at all stages of production, GDA cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst use material derived from this Site, howsoever caused.

Governing law
These terms of use and your use of the Site and/or the Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in connection with all matters relating thereto.