Privacy Policy

Who we are

ADB Web Designs is the trading name for Adam Birds. The following privacy policy outlines how we protect and handle your personal information.

Our website address is and we are located at 6 Martha Close, Salford, M5 3QN.

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.

We may provide an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: 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


When 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 we discard it 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. When you log out of your account, we will remove the login cookies.

If you edit or publish an article, we will save an additional cookie 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

We use Google Analytics and Hubspot to measure visitors to our website. This helps us get anonymous statistics on how many people visit our website and understand the user-behaviour of our visitors.

We never share your personal details with Google Analytics, but we will share your personal details with Hubspot in the event that you submit them via the contact form or live chat on our website as this is where we store all of our customer data to run our business and communicate with our customers. Should you purchase any product or service from ADB Web Designs, we will share your details with QuickBooks for the purpose of running our financial accounts and providing you with electronic invoices.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 provide us with your contact information either via our contact form, live chat, a phone call or email then your contact information will be stored in our CRM database (Hubspot) and also in our email contacts (Microsoft 365).

Additional information

How we protect your data

All of our customer data is stored on highly secure platforms from both Digital Ocean, Google and Hubspot. We enable 2-factor authentication which means anyone accessing our data from outside our organisation will be unable to do so without access to a backup email or phone number.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have procedures in place from both Digital Ocean, Google and Hubspot to automatically notify us instantly of any potential breach of our customer data. This allows us to then take immediate action to change passwords and remove any unauthorised users from our systems.

What third parties we receive data from

We use the Hubspot CRM to manage our customer data and Hubspot shares limited existing company data with us as part of this service.

Questions about our Privacy Policy

You can contact us by using the contact form on our website with any queries about our privacy policy. Or if you prefer not to use the contact form, you can email us at