Privacy Policy

Who we are

Flashbang Studio (“we”, “our”, “us” or “Flashbang”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Flashbang Studio is a limited company (with company number 10580283) registered at 10 Hillyglen Close, Hastings, TN34 1XU.

We are a design agency who exists for the purposes of helping businesses and individuals better position themselves in their market through design and communication and executing it via the services we provide, as detailed on our Services page.

Our commitment and obligations to you

We take the collection, usage and security of your personal data seriously. We can only use your personal data under law if we have a good reason for doing so. The law provides examples of those reasons. These include:

  • To perform or fulfil a contract we have with you; or
  • If we have a legal duty; or
  • If it is within our legitimate business interest; or
  • If there is a public interest reason for doing so; or
  • If you have given your consent.

A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information. But even then, it must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you. If we rely on our legitimate interest, we will tell you what that is.

Types of personal data we collect about you

  • Your contact details (submitted by you on the contact form)
  • Financial data (for payment)
  • Complaints information
  • Technical Information (IP / Cookies)

What personal data we collect and where from

You may give us information about you when filling in forms on our website https://www.flashbangstudio.com (“our site”) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you subscribe to our services, complete a survey, sign up to a newsletter, post material on our site or social media, report a problem with our site, or request further services. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address, phone number, and personal description about the customer and/or the responsible party of the customer.

Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to our we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), cookies and methods used to browse away the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Automated decision making

We do not use automated decision-making processes during our relationship with you. Applications and decisions are always reviewed manually.

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

E-mail marketing and newsletters

We will only contact you by electronic means (email) with information about Flashbang’s services similar to those which you have shown an interest in and only if you have consented to this.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

You have the right to ask us not to process your information for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by opting out of receiving future marketing communications from us at any time by following the directions contained in the marketing email to unsubscribe. You can also exercise this right at any time by contacting us at studio@flashbangstudio.com

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

How we share your personal data

We take your privacy very seriously and we’ll only share your information where:

  • we need to for the purposes of providing you with products or services you have requested;
  • we have a public or legal duty to do so e.g. to assist with detecting fraud and tax evasion, economic crime prevention, regulatory reporting, litigation or defending legal rights;
  • we have a legitimate reason for doing so e.g. to manage risk, or assess your suitability for services; or
  • we have asked you for your permission to share it, and you’ve agreed.

Third parties

We may share with third parties, including:

  • business partners, suppliers and subcontractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
  • fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity;
  • provided you have consented; marketing, market research, advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others;
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the website

Where we store your personal data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security of your personal data

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to our site; any transmission of your data is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our member and associate member organisations, clients, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

How long we keep your information

We will retain your personal information for as long as you use our services and for a reasonable time thereafter. After you have terminated your use of our services, we will retain your personal information for up to 10 years and thereafter may store it in an aggregated and anonymised format.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to the Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check this page frequently to see any updates or changes to this Privacy Policy.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to studio@flashbangstudio.com