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Privacy & Cookies

Our privacy, and the privacy of all visitors to https://www.paradoxicalvista.org, is important to us. Accordingly, we have created a policy that ensures your privacy is maintained.
Paradoxical Vista company details are as follows;
Paradoxical Vista
TEL +44 (0) 07938 583223
EMAIL: HI@PARADOXICALVISTA.ORG

Notice

This policy tells you, among other things, the types of information we gather from you, how we may use or disclose that information and our efforts to protect it. Please read this policy carefully, and feel free to contact us at hi@paradoxicalvista.org if you have any questions regarding its contents.

1. Types of Information Collected

In connection with your use of our site, we ask for and may collect a variety of information from and about you in different ways. For example, when you request information from our site, we ask for and store your and/or your business’ name, title, address, email address and other identifying contact data. In addition, we collect information about your specific requests, comments and suggestions. We may also collect the information you disclose in any of our chat rooms, discussion groups and bulletin boards, when they become available.

1.2 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 e-mail 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.

1.3 Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

1.4 Analytics

Paradoxical Vista uses the Google analytics package. Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

1.5 Mailchimp

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our email newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our email campaigns or by contacting us at hi@paradoxicalvista.org.

1.6 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist

What we collect and store
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
Products you’ve added to the wishlist: we’ll use this to show you and other users your favourite products and to create targeted email campaigns.
Wishlists you’ve created: we’ll keep track of the wishlists you create, and make them visible to the store’s staff
We’ll also use cookies to keep track of wishlist contents while you’re browsing our site.
Who on our team has access
YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

Wishlist details, such as products added, date of addition, name and privacy settings of your wishlists
Our team members have access to this information to offer you better deals for the products you love.

1.7 Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

2. Use of Cookies

Use of our site might require that you accept the use of cookies, which are small data files that our Web site might send to your browser for storage on your computer’s hard drive. We may use cookies to protect confidential data, track activity at our site and better serve your needs and interests. Please see below for more information.

3. Use of Information

We use your personally-identifying information to identify you as a user of the site and to respond to your inquiries, identify market trends and formulate business plans. If you grant us permission to contact you about our products and services, we may use your email address to contact you directly regarding services or products that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also associate your personally identifying information with information we collect about your preferences and activities at the site, such as the particular pages you request at the site and purchases or other transactions you effect through or based on information on the site. We may vary the content you receive in future visits to the site based on your preferences and activities.

We may combine your personally-identifying information and information about your preferences and activities, with those of all or a particular group of our users to prepare collective profiles of our users and their activities. For example, we may track the number of our users who view certain pages or use certain features or compile the total dollar amount of sales conducted through or based on our site in a particular geographic region. Such information and other information we derive from individual users’ information allows us to continue to grow and provide you with quality fellow users through more accurate marketing and advertising of our Web site. We store any personal information indefinitely but only if we are in communication via telephone, email or letters. Any information stored by us with a company that we no longer do business with or hasn’t contacted us within a 12month period. Will be deleted from all our databases.

4. Disclosure of Information

Finally, we may disclose information to fulfil certain legal and regulatory requirements or if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is legally required or necessary to protect others’ rights or to prevent harm.

Choice

We will request your permission to send your personally-identifying information to others, and if you do not grant such permission we will restrict the use of your information to maintaining your use of the site.

In addition, we will not send unsolicited messages to users of our site who do not indicate that they wish to receive such messages.

Access

At any time after you have logged on to our site, you may contact us at to request access to the information we have collected regarding you or your business or to notify us of changes to such information. If you request any such changes, we will contact you by email or fax to confirm those changes. Once confirmed, any new item of information will replace the corresponding information previously provided.

5. Your Rights

Any EU citizen who is registered or living, or possesses a passport of an EU Country is protected by the GDPR. You have the following rights.

  1. You have the right to be informed if we are storing any information about you and how it’s being used.
  2. You can request any personal or additional data we may have on our databases.
  3. Please contact us to update or remove any data we may have at any time.

How Paradoxical Vista uses cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at hi@paradoxicalvista.org

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at hi@paradoxicalvista.org

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect

Paradoxical Vista is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Paradoxical Vista may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from August 2016.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  1. Name and job title
  2. Contact information including email address
  3. Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  4. Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.

We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You will always be offered the option to unsubscribe from any further mailings.

We may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.