This page outlines how The Pretty, Good Project (TPGP) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.
- How we use your data
- Links to other websites
- How we choose what products to feature
1. How we use your data:
If you sign up to our mailing list, we will send you our regular email newsletter, which should keep you up to date with news from The Pretty, Good Project! You will be free to unsubscribe yourself from this at any time.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure and that our processes are compliant with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. You have a right to complain to the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) if you think there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We use MailChimp to send our email newsletters. Your data will be stored securely in compliance with GDPR using MailChimp. We will keep your email address until you decide to opt-out of receiving the newsletters. You can opt-out either by clicking the unsubscribe option in the newsletter or by contacting us. You can contact us at any time to find out what personal information we hold on you and to update it. To contact us, please use our contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email email@example.com
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
A cookie is a small text file automatically stored on your computer in your browser. Cookies contain basic information on how you use the Internet, and are recognised whenever you visit a website. Cookies aren’t used to identify you personally (e.g. your name or address). You can configure your browser to accept or reject all cookies or tell you to alert you each time a website wants to set a cookie on your site. If you choose to disable all cookies in your browser, this will have an effect on the functionality of TPGP and all other websites.
- Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on the site
- how long you spend on each site page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
- Receiving commission through affiliate links (Amazon Affiliates)
We use Affiliate links as a way to generate a small income for the work of The Pretty, Good Project. This is a very common way for people to make an income through their websites. Affiliate links are links to external company websites where you can then buy products from the sellers directly. Embedded within the link is a special code identifying TPGP as an affiliate of that company. If you then go on to purchase a product as a result of clicking on that link within 24 hours, The Pretty, Good Project will receive a small percentage of the sale (usually between 0.5-10% of the sale price) as commission. This is at no additional cost to you and only if you actually buy.
Cookies are used to track which website people are being referred from and ensure that any commission we make as a result of any purchases you make (as detailed above) gets back to us. Any purchases you make supports the continuing work of The Pretty, Good Project to champion the benefits and possibilities of inclusive design to make life easier as we age and nicer for us all. We thank you very much for this.
Please assume that any/all links from prettygoodproject.com or our social media are affiliate links which we may receive a small referral fee if you go onto buy a product from their site.
Currently the only affiliate program we use is Amazon Associates. (The Pretty, Good Project is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk)
If we ever use any other affiliate programmes they will be listed on this page.
3. Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites of interest, including affiliate links. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
4. How we choose which products to feature:
The Pretty, Good Project is not impartial; we openly favour what we (the people who test products for us, the designers we work with, Laura – the founder, and various other relevant professionals) think is beautiful, thoughtful design. Only the things that score consistently highly with our testers make it to our shop.
But we are honest; if we think a product has flaws we say so no matter what (even if they ask us really nicely with chocolates or wine!). If we were ever to write any sponsored content, we would always make this very clear, including our reasons for doing so.
The information and opinions expressed by The Pretty, Good Project are intended for general information purposes only. TPGP simply raises awareness of existing products already on the market (or coming to market) which are openly available for anyone to find or buy for themselves. The information we provide is solely intended as a snapshot of key product and design features and how they may be useful in different scenarios, but then leave the next step entirely up to you. We do not make recommendations because that would be impossible – no two people’s lives are the same and your life choices are up to you, not us.
We do our best to keep product descriptions up-to-date and correct, but it is your responsibility to carefully examine full product information provided on the website of the individual sellers.
To discuss individual needs and specialist adaptations, we always recommend getting advice from your GP, local community equipment supplier, Daily Living Centre or Occupational Therapist, who do amazing work every day.