Who we are

Our website address is: https://ploosdesignstudio.com.

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 Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


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 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.


Who we share your data with

Some of your personal data may be shared with third-party affiliates that provide services to our company, to the extent necessary to provide their services.

The usual third-party data recipients are:

  • Government authorities and regulators overseeing our operation and complying with legal requirements.
  • Freight forwarders used to ship orders.
  • Reliable providers of services with whom we cooperate to conduct our activities, such as web hosting service providers, marketing and email/sms services, customer surveys and targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Legal and other professional counselors, courts and law enforcement agencies in order to exercise our legal rights.
  • Social networks and other websites that may be linked to our website (e.g. social sharing, links, etc.).
  • Suppliers and market analysts who receive statistical data, but which are in no way personalised to specific individuals.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We follow strict security procedures when registering and storing your personal data, as well as protecting it from loss or destruction. The data you provide to us is protected by SSL encryption technology.

We may disclose your data to our trusted third-party partners for the purposes set out in this Policy. We require all third parties to have appropriate technical and operational security measures in place to protect your personal data, in accordance with current law.

What procedures have we put in place for you to exercise your rights.

Under certain circumstances and by law, you have the right to:

Find out if we retain your personal data and, if so, what that data is and why we retain/use it.

Request access to your personal data by receiving a copy of your data that we legally retain.

Request the correction of your personal data that we hold. As long as you maintain a user account on our website you can make the corrections directly on the website.

Ask for your personal data to be deleted where there is no need to continue processing it.

Object to the processing of your personal data for newsletter purposes by removing your registration from our mailing list.

Oppose automated decision-making, such as creating profiles, that should not be the subject of automated decision-making using your personal data or profile.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or another party in electronic and structured form in order to transfer the data to another corresponding body.

Withdraw your prior consent to collect, process and transmit your personal data for a specific purpose. After we receive the notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will cease to process your information for the purpose or purposes for which you originally agreed, unless we have other legal basis to do so legally (e.g. accounting obligations).

If you wish to exercise any of these rights you may request so with an email notice from your registration email on our website, to our email: hello@ploosdesign.com.

Also, for some of your rights there are automated procedures, such as deleting your email from the newsletter recipient list that exists in each message.