Please help us to ensure that the standards of design and customer service in the KBB industry are elevated to the highest possible level.

By recognising and accrediting individuals in the KBB industry we can help to reassure potential customers that the advice they receive is genuine and work towards the elimination of "cowboy traders".  

 

In these times when kitchens and bathrooms are becoming more integrated living spaces within our homes, rather than mere utility areas, it seems strange that anyone can become a kitchen or bathroom designer with no structured training or qualifications.  It seems even more unusual that there are professional qualifications for designers who colour coordinate curtains, wall coverings etc and who suggest furniture styles and positions, yet anyone can walk off the street and call themselves a kitchen or bathroom designer.  No offence at all intended to interior design professionals, but a bad kitchen design can actually be dangerous!

Of course most people working in kitchen and bathroom sales and design are knowledgeable about their products and well versed in the principals of design, but the point is they do not HAVE to be, and potential customers have no way to tell if they are dealing with a professional or not.

The FKBD will offer a solution and help to ensure that customers can have confidence in their chosen designer by accrediting competent individuals and working with other organisations to provide education and continued professional development.

 

Our mission is to Focus on Kitchen and Bathroom Design

and we promote the highest possible standards of design by:

Providing a professional association for kitchen and bathroom designers

Working towards the introduction of formal structured training and qualifications

Offering unbiased and independent guidance and advice to the public

.....Appreciate the Importance of Design

 


 
 

 

Rules for the Forum.

You are welcome to leave your thoughts on any kitchen, bedroom or bathroom related matter. Please feel free to ask questions which other visitors or our members may be able to answer.

Submission of an article does not guarantee publication.

Where an article is critical of an individual or a company the FKBD will be obliged to offer the other party an opportunity to reply or respond.  We might seek this response before the original article is published, so that comment and response can be published together.

Please keep it clean.

Submissions in plain text only, no HTML or links allowed.

 

help is just around the corner, we haven't finished writing it yet!

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Privacy Policy for users of the FKBD website.

 

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

 

Our website may use cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

 

(1)      Credit

 

This document was created using a template privacy policy from www.seqlegal.com.

 

(2)      What information do we collect?

 

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

 

          information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, and page views;

 

          information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our services;

 

          information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;

 

          information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;

 

          any other information that you choose to send to us;

 

[(3)     Cookies

 

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

 

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

 

Our advertisers may also send you cookies.

 

We may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website.  These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.  To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.  You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.  You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.  However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

 

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many website.

 

(4)      Using your personal information

 

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

 

We may use your personal information to:

 

          administer the website

 

          improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

 

          enable your use of the services available on the website;

 

send you general FKBD communications;

 

send to you our newsletter by email. (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

 

          provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but not the identity or personal details of any individual user;

 

          deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and

 

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

 

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

 

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal.  You can review the PayPal privacy policy at www.paypal.com.  We will share information with  PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments.

 

(5)      Disclosures

 

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

 

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

 

(a)      to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

 

(b)      in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

 

(c)      in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

 

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

 

[(6)     International data transfers

 

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

Personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.  We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

 

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

 

(7)      Security of your personal information

 

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

 

We will store all the personal information you provide on secure password and firewall protected servers.

 

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

 

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password except when you log in to the website.

 

(8)      Policy amendments

 

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. 

 

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

 

(9)      Your rights

 

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  Provision of such information will be subject to:

 

(a)      the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and

 

(b)      the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.

 

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

 

(10)    Third party websites

 

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

 

(11)    Updating information

 

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

 

(12)    Contact

 

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.