Privacy Policy

Who we are

Emma Offord, Elevate Personal Styling, Edinburgh.
My website address is:

Privacy Declaration

I regard client confidentiality very seriously and all personal information, including questionnaires and photographs, is treated in the strictest confidence. All personal data is held in confidence by Emma Offord at Elevate Personal Styling and is never shared or sold to a third party.

Data collected and why I need this

Elevate Personal Styling collects data via its website (name, telephone, email address and relevant information) for the purposes of following up a styling enquiry. The contact form is sent directly to This email address is administered solely by Emma Offord.

Who has access to your data

Your personal contact details, including subsequent data and photographs obtained, are stored digitally within your client file. Emma Offord has sole access to this client file. No data will ever be released or sold to any third party.

How long do I keep your information

The information is stored digitally in the event this can be used for reference in any future styling services that you would like to undertake with Elevate Personal Styling (this can include your colour season, measurements etc). You have the right to request to have your information file deleted.


I may, on occasion, market upcoming events, promotions or relevant marketing information to clients. I will include an opt-in option on our first correspondence requesting your consent to add you to my database (giving your permission to email you regarding such future promotions). All marketing correspondence allows the option to opt-out of receiving further marketing emails. I never share this database for use by any third parties for their own marketing purposes.

How I use Cookies

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. They are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

I use cookies on my website in order to help improve my website and provide you with a more personalised web service (e.g. giving you the ability to recall recently reviewed pages and interactions with my website). I use Google Analytics to record information about the page the viewer has seen and I can view anonymous, aggregated statistics that help me to understand my web traffic and how my site is used. This helps me to improve the future development of
the Elevate Personal Styling website. Google Analytics does not store any personal information about our website users. For more details on Google Analytics, you can view the Google Analytics privacy policy here:

Cookie usage:

Elevate uses _ga and _gid cookies to distinguish unique users, and uses the _gat cookie to throttle the request rate. Some are session cookies which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer.

More specifically I use the following cookies which carry out the functions described:

__ga. This is a Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users. The lifespan of this cookie is two years from the set/update.
__gid. This is another Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users. The cookie has a lifespan of 24 hours from the set/update.
__gat. This is a Google Analytics cookie that helps us understand how visitors are using our site so we can make it more useful. It tracks how long a visitor stays on our website in each session. This cookie is deleted within one minute of the browser session ending.

When you log on to my website you can accept my cookie policy and agree that the cookies listed, as above, can be enabled while you use our website. In the event that you reject my cookie policy, all cookies will be disabled with the exception of necessary cookies that are required for the website to run, however these do not store or use any personal information.

Contact me

If you have any questions regarding my privacy policy please email: