Privacy Policy

Who we are

DesignerMim is a solo creative studio based in Cape Town, South Africa. Miriam Haynes-Janari is the owner and creator of this site. She is a Surface Pattern Designer, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer. The full website address is: https://designermim.com

 

Comments

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 anonymised 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.

 

Media

If you upload images to the website or via email, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. 

 

Contact & briefing forms

If you submit our contact or briefing forms we will collect your full name and email address for the sole purposes of fulfilling your query. We will not distribute your information to a third party. 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.  

The purpose of our forms is to ensure DesignerMim receives the necessary information from potential client or collaboration. The information you provide will enable the Designer to respond timeously to your enquiry. The data will be stored in an access-controlled folder on the designer’s hard drive and encrypted external hard drive. Your dataset will not be made available to any 3rd party without your consent. You are under no obligation to consent to this, and there will be no adverse effect or retaliation if you choose not to. 

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.

 

Analytics

By default, we do not collect any analytics data. Our web host collects some anonymous data. 

 

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 recognise 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 submitted a contact form, a briefing form, 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. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or how we handle your data please contact us admin@designermim.com