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Design Squared - Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is designed to aid compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

This Privacy Policy explains how we may use information that we obtain about you through your use of our website and services. You do not have to give us any information in order to use our website and this policy covers what we collect and how we use, disclose, transfer and store your information.

How we collect your personal data

Your personal data may be collected by us in several ways, including:

  • During the course of dealings with you, or for/on behalf of a client;

  • When you provide information to us by filling in forms on this web site or via email/letter;

  • When you contact us;

  • When we collect publicly available information about you or your business (including through electronic data sources);

  • When we collect your personal data from our clients, consultants, suppliers and other advisers; and

  • Where we have collected your details at meeting, or via an introduction from an existing contact and feel that you may be interested in our services.

The type of personal data that we may collect

The categories of your personal data that we may collect includes the following:

  • Contact details (including names, postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers); and

  • Professional/educational information such as job titles, companies you have worked, previous roles, and professional experience and educational qualifications.

Use of personal information

We process personal information about you for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with information and services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you as permitted under applicable law;

  • To maintain and develop our relationship with you;

  • To carry out services we have agreed to provide to you; and

  • To comply with legal and professional obligations.


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. When we collect contact information from you (for example, when you provide us with your business card or when you are the person instructing us on behalf of your employer), we may add your details to our contacts database or our mailing lists.

You can exercise the right to unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to

Third Parties

We may disclose your information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • We are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, in order to comply with anti-money laundering requirements);

  • You have consented to us sharing your information in this way;

  • If we use a third-party service provider to deliver services that involve data processing, translation, technology, research, banking and payment, client contact, data entry and processing, litigation support, marketing and security services and other similar services; and

  • In order to investigate or respond to or resolve problems or inquiries or defend our interests (including, but not limited to, professional indemnity insurers, brokers, auditors and other professional advisors).

We may collect information about you from third parties if you do not provide these to us from publicly accessible sources, e.g. companies house; your website, social media platforms or a third party/individual who has introduced you to us.

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link, it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.


Your consent


By submitting or providing to us your personal information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Your information

The privacy law gives individuals the right to access and amend their personal information. If you would like to request a copy of your information we hold about you, or hold on file, please contact us.

We want to ensure that your information is accurate and up to date. If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you update your email address or name, please let us know the correct details by sending an email to

This privacy policy

We may need to revise this Privacy Policy in future. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. This Privacy Policy was last updated in January 2019.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact

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