Privacy Policy

This page outlines our privacy policy. Please read it carefully before using this site.

By using designgulp.com (hereafter referred to as the “Site”), you are consenting to the policies listed on this page. Our Privacy Policy describes the information we collect through the Site, how we collect that information, and which parties, if any, will have access to it.

By using the Site you explicitly accept, without limitation or qualification, our practices surrounding the collection, use, and sharing of personal information provided by you in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms in this policy, please do not access, browse, or use this Site.

We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy whenever you use or access the Site to stay informed about our personal information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.designgulp.com.

How we collect your personal data

We may collect data about you by you providing the data directly to us (for example by filling in forms on the Site or by the voluntary submission of email address information) or it may be held anonymously for us through the use of cookies and/or similar technologies.

Our use of cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

(b) status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

(c) personalization – we use cookies [to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you;

(d) security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

(e) advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you; and

(f) analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

We use Google Analytics to analyze 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/.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. Please consult your browser instructions for information about how to delete or block cookie usage.

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Our use of automated information collection

The Site may use third-party Data Processors (for example the Facebook Pixel or the Pinterest Tag) to automatically link your personal information with your user profiles on those sites. As a Data Controller we will not have access to your personal information, but we may utilize their respective advertising platforms to disseminate our content to you in the future.

By using the Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with Google and our other third-party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area (EEA) residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us related to advertising on the Site, you may contact privacy[at]designgulp.com. (Available in the EU).

Email addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, or from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.

Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use in connection with the purposes for which you provided it, and that technology provider may also contact you from time to time.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the sub-section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Registration or account data

We may collect other information from you if/when you register with the Site in order to use various features. Such information could include your name, birthday, postal code, screen name, and password (if applicable). As you use the Site, we could collect other data that you provide voluntarily (such as comments that you post).

We may also collect information about you through other methods, including research surveys, social media platforms, verification services, data services, as well as public sources. We may combine this data with your registration data in order to maintain a more thorough profile.

We may use third parties to provide the functionality to allow you to register for, or otherwise enhance (plugins), the Site; in this case the third party will also have access to your information. Otherwise, we will not provide any personally identifying information about you to third parties, except if required by law.

We may use your personally identifying information for a variety of our internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the Site, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the Site, better understanding how the Site is used, and making personalized recommendations to you.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Additional rights of EEA residents

If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:

(i) access your personal data

(ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data

(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data

(iv) the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and

(v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance

We follow the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We recommend that anyone under 18 years of age participate and use our website, products or services only with parental permission and supervision.

We do not intend to collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian of a child who has provided us with such personal information would like the information deleted from our records, he or she should contact us at the email address listed in this Privacy Policy page. We will then delete the child’s personal information (if any) from our records.

Modification to this Privacy Policy

DesignGulp.com reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent versions of these policies will always be posted on the Site.

We may revise and update this Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones.

If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we plan to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our policy at the time we collected such information, we will reasonably attempt to notify you of such changes. By continuing to use our Site or services, you are deemed to consent to our then-current Privacy Policy.