Who we are

Our website address is: https://designerd.co.za

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the avatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Updated May 13, 2021

Our contact forms feature takes data privacy seriously. This privacy policy explains who we are, how we collect, share and use Personal Information, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

We recommend that you read this privacy policy in full to ensure you are fully informed. However, to make it easier for you to review the parts of this privacy policy that apply to you, we have divided up the document into sections that are specifically applicable to Members (Section 2), Contacts (Section 3), and Visitors (Section 4). Sections 1 and 5 are applicable to everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your Personal Information, then please contact us using the contact details provided at the end of Section 5.

To the extent we provide you with notice of different or additional privacy policies, those policies will govern such interactions.


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 visit our login page, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Please refer to https://policies.google.com/privacy

Who we share your data with


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

If you have subscribed as a Newsletter subscriber, you have the choice to either unsubscribe or update your preferences. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of sending regular email communication and is strictly voluntary. We do not sell or share your information. 

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have multiple layers of protection from hardware, software and hosting. 

  • We believe that prevention is better than cure. 

    • We ensure that the site is always using the latest version of WordPress.
    • The site is always using the latest versions of plugins.
    • Deactivating and removing unneeded plugins or themes.
    • Making regular, secure backups of our website data
    • Exporting and archiving completed orders or donations to secure storage. 
    • We require strong, unique passwords on all WordPress accounts.
    • We have limited the number of people with access to Admin
    • We ensure each employee has a separate login. We don’t share accounts
    • We remove accounts immediately when any contractor/employee leaves the company

What data breach procedures we have in place

  • Changing all passwords.
  • Creating a fresh backup.
  • Identifying the hack and removing their code and means of access. 
  • Contacting any supervisory authority required, especially in the EU.
  • Contacting impacted customers. 
  • Looking at preventative measures that will prevent the hack from happening again, and taking action.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third parties at this time.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


Updated: 26 June 2021