Cookie and Privacy Policy

QD Design ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from QD Design - Terms of Service

Our Privacy Philosophy

We take your privacy seriously. Your personal data is valuable and not to be treated lightly. We fiercely value our own privacy and assume you do too. Therefore we collect the minimum of personal data necessary (and where possible, none at all) when you use our site.

We will never share, lend, sell or make available in any manner, personal information about you to advertisers, partner organisations or other third parties.

Neither will we sell advertising space on our website to third parties who may use their own tracking cookies.


We use cookies on this website.

A cookie consists of a small, harmless text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Cookies can be Session based (they disappear as soon as the visitor closes the browser window for the current visit to a site) or Persistent (have a set expiry period). Persistent cookies are the ones that allow site owners to see if the visitor is a new or returning visitor.

Google Analytics

Like millions of other websites, we use the 'industry standard' Google Analytics tool to measure how many visits the site gets, which pages are visited most and what sort of device a visitor is using. This helps up keep the site content relevant, focus on providing useful information and make the user experience more fulfilling. It does this using the aforementioned Cookies.

The cookie tells us about your visit but not who you are. Data is anonymous and does not permit the identification of individuals.

We have not activated the User ID function within Google Analytics, so your personal identity and specific IP address etc will always remain undetectable by us and Google.

We expressly forbid Remarketing (those occasions where you keep seeing an advert or banner for a product or service and you get the feeling it is following you around the web). We believe this is intrusive and, at times, down right creepy.

Google Analytics provides us with a dashboard of information about our site traffic. The source data for this is stored in Europe but may also be shared with other countries outside the EU. Google's privacy policy is available at

You can opt-out of having your activity on the Service made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

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For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Social Media Cookies

Where we have either embedded links to or content from Social Media sites - Facebook or Twitter for example - and you are a logged in user on that site, the social media site may set a cookie recognizing you have visited our site and so that you can correctly view how many times a page has been shared. This is outwith our control.


Collection of Personal Data

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;

(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your name, email address, telephone number, postal address, and company details);

(c) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website including information relating to any purchases you make of our templates;

(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and

(e) any other information that you choose to send to us (such as when sending a message or query).

Using Personal Data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send to you downloads purchased or requested via the website;

(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(h) send you our newsletter and other marketing communications if you have given us the permission to do so;

(i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

Other Disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

International Data Transfers

If you are located outside the United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United Kingdom and process it there.

Data Security

We will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on secure servers or devices.

We explicitly use https on this site (the secure form of hypertext transfer protocol) to ensure that traffic between your browser and our servers is encrypted and cannot be intercepted.

You are responsible for keeping any password and user details required by elements of the site confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Under GDPR, QD Design is the Data Controller for the personal information you may provide.

You have specific rights in relation to the personal information you provide to us...

How to Contact QD Design?

QD Design can be reached by email

How long do we retain your information?

For no longer than strictly necessary, taking into account any legal obligations we have (e.g. to maintain records for tax purposes), or any other legal basis we have for using your information (e.g. your consent, performance of a contract with you or our legitimate interests as a business).

Where is your data stored?

On secure and encrypted computers, hard disk or other devices. Where hard copies exist, those documents are stored securely in locked filing cabinets. In all cases, your personal information is only available to QD Design.

Policy Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Updating Your Information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. You may contact us via email at