Roberts Web Design Privacy Policy

Last modified: March 21, 2014

At Roberts Web Design we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Roberts Web Design or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

Roberts Web Design adheres to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement outlined by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Program.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website.

Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as Tutorials and Articles. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

* Information you provide – When you sign up for a Roberts Web Design account or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).
* Cookies – When you visit Roberts Web Design, we send one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences and tracking user trends, such as how people found us.
* Log information – When you access Roberts Web Design, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
* User communications – When you send email or other communications to Roberts Web Design, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
* Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to Roberts Web Design only. We do not exercise control over sites that include links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

Roberts Web Design only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

* Providing our services, including the display of customized content and advertising;
* Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
* Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;
* Protecting the rights or property of Roberts Web Design or our users; and
* Developing new services.

Roberts Web Design processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party, such as our advertising partners.

Choices for personal information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary service privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Roberts Web Design features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Roberts Web Design may not be able to provide those services to you.

Information sharing

Roberts Web Design only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Roberts Web Design in the following limited circumstances:

• We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
• We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
• We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to:
a. satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
b. enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof,
c. detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or
d. protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Roberts Web Design, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If Roberts Web Design becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to Roberts Web Design employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data integrity

Roberts Web Design processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use Roberts Web Design, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information. We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.


Roberts Web Design regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Roberts Web Design treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site.

When we receive formal complaints, it is Roberts Web Design policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Roberts Web Design and an individual.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site.

Roberts Web Design
335 Bay Spring Dr.
League City, TX 77573

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Robert Vining - Owner

335 Bay Spring Dr.
League City, Texas 77573

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Joomla Community Engagement

Volunteering our time and resources to improve the Joomla project is very important to our team in order to support open source software and strengthen the community surrounding Joomla. Roberts Web Design participates in the Joomla Bug Squad Pizza, Bugs and Fun events, which tests and provides quality assurance for Joomla when new versions are released.

Joomla Volunteer Efforts

Robert was the 2014 Co-Admin for the Joomla Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program that mentors students through open source software development using Joomla. Sebastian was also a Mentor for the 2014 Joomla GSoC students.

Robert and Sebastian both write articles for various Joomla websites, including the Joomla Community Magazine where Robert was the original Website Case Studies Editor for a year, in addition to helping organize and launch the Joomla Community Magazine in 2010. Robert still writes for the magazine from time to time, while Sebastian helps out with the Polish Joomla Magazine as well with technical articles and translations from English to Polish.

Robert served as the Host and spokesperson for All Together as a Whole, the non-profit Joomla Developers Network from 2010 through 2011. This is where he started the JoomStew Radio podcast in 2010. Robert still continues as the voice of Joomstew today which discusses current topics in the Joomla community.

Awards and Recognition

JOSCAR - Community Website of the Year 2011

Joomla! Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition Awards

The Joomla Community Magazine won Community Website of the Year at the J and Beyond 2011 event in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Robert Vining was the Website Case Studies Editor for the Joomla Community Magazine from April of 2010 to June of 2011.

JOSCAR - Joomla Innovation of the Year 2011

Joomla! Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition Awards

The Joomla Community Magazine won the Joomla! Innovation of the Year Award at the J and Beyond 2011 event in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Robert Vining was the Website Case Studies Editor for the Joomla! Community Magazine from April of 2010 to June of 2011. He also participated in the original magazine team on All Together As A Whole which created the Joomla! Community Magazine.

JOSCAR - Community Website of the Year 2010

Joomla! Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition Awards

All Together as a Whole won Community Website of the Year at the J and Beyond 2010 event in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Robert Vining was appointed Host and Spokesperson for the All Together as a Whole community from March of 2010 through June of 2011.

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About Roberts Web Design

Roberts Web Design provides dedicated Joomla Website Design, Development and Support to small and medium-sized businesses around the world.

Established in 2006 by Robert Vining, Roberts Web Design has grown to a team of dedicated professionals ready to serve your web design and development needs.

At Roberts Web Design, you work directly with Robert throughout the development of your website. From initial contact, you have direct access to the professional managing your project who can provide easy to understand answers to any questions you have.

We've built hundreds of websites using the Joomla Content Management System (CMS) and frequently give back to the Joomla open source software community by volunteering for various working groups throughout the Joomla project. Check out our Joomla Community Engagement page for details.

We also own and manage SobiTemplates, the world’s only dedicated SobiPro template club for the SobiPro directory component for Joomla. We can provide custom SobiPro templates, Joomla Modules and SobiPro Applications to extend your SobiPro powered directory.

If you have questions about what Roberts Web Design can do for your business, or you would like more information on how we can help your website improve, don't hesitate to contact us through the form below for a free one-on-one consultation!