Privacy Policy

Lime Designs (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.


For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (“GDPR”):

the Data Controller is Lime Designs, registered in England with company number 106344742 at 286 high Street, Dorking, RH4 1QT.

the Data Processor is Hayley Brown who can be contacted by email at

the Data subject – an Individual, you.

Categories of data:

Personal data – The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier (as explained in Article 6 of GDPR). For example name, , home address or private email address. Online identifiers include IP addresses and cookies.

Special categories personal data – The GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as ‘special categories of personal data’ (as explained in Article 9 of GDPR). The special categories specifically include genetic data, and biometric data where processed to uniquely identify an individual. Other examples include racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health data, trade union membership, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs.

Processing – means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Third party – means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Who are we?

Lime Designs is the data controller. This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. Our contact details are: 286 High Street, Dorking, RH4 1QT, Telephone: 01306 884666 Email:

For all data matters contact Hayley Brown on 01306 884666.

In general we collect data when you interact with us.

The type of date we may collect include:

  • Your name your postal address, your contact email and telephone details, the status of your property or plans for your property, other types of data we may also collect include financial information, images and photographs, reviews, complaints and or feedback.

Where we may collect this Data from:

  • You may provide us with data about you by consent, for example by filling in forms on our site or by making appointments through our site, corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, post or in person. This includes information you provide when you request a brochure, request a consultation, attend a consultation, enter into a contract with us to provide goods and or services, visit our premises and enter a competition, promotion or survey.
  • We may receive information about you from third parties for example third parties we work closely with such as, agents, business partners, sub contractors; or advertising networks, analytic providers, search information providers; or providers of background checks for example credit reference agencies.
  • Social Media: – we use third party advertising via social media channels Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. All data collected through these channels will follow that specific channels privacy policy found here: Houzz , Facebook , Twitter, Instagram , Pinterest
  • We also collect data from publicly available sources.

How we may use data collected:

  • To provide you with a service you have requested.  – You may have requested an estimate for the supply of a product or service for example, the installation of kitchen.
  • Fulfilling our contractual obligations: to carry out our obligations arising from any contract entered into between you and the Company and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us, which may include for example providing your address and or name to delivery partners and or suppliers, and contractors in the course of fulfilling that contract
  • Internal administration and management.  Maintaining our accounts and correspondence and records – we correspond primarily by email, and send our estimates, invoices, and statements by email.
  • Information received from other sources.  We work with third parties including for example, agents, business partners, sub contractors, hosting sites.  In addition, technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks or analytic providers, search information providers, and credit reference agencies which may be used to provide you with relevant services.
  • Delivering and improving the services we provide to you;
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may interest you.
  • Photographs and images – photographs of any installation at your property we have completed or in the case of goods supplied, (as an example, a kitchen), or photographs of an event held on our premises may be used in our marketing and promotional material including our website and profiles on social media platforms. Often you will have given this consent as part of formalising our engagement or as part attending an invitation to an event.
  • To keep you up to date on news, events, activities or competitions that may interest you; and
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

We may disclose your data to:

  • Agents, business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the purpose of fulfilling any contractual obligations we enter into with you.  We provide only the information they need to perform their specific services. They may only use your data for the exact purpose we specify in our contract with them.  We work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected.
  • Other third parties such as our legal and other professional advisers and or government departments where necessary;
  • We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with photographs or images of past projects or events.
  • Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in certain events:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • In the event that Lime Designs or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • In the event we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Lime Designs, its employees, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

How long will we retain your data for?

Your personal data will be retained electronically and in hard copy only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law.

A vital part of our Data Protection Policy and practice is for personal data to be retained for an appropriate period of time.  In general, no longer than two years plus the current year. Personal data is not usually held for more than two years after it ceases to be current  meaning the contract has been completed. If there is no need to keep such data for two years then it may be disposed of securely before this. We aim to assess and update data held on a bi annual basis.

Exceptions to this include financial records, complaints, contractual arrangements, company records, data protection requests, and money laundering documentation which we keep for six years and health & safety records which are kept for 50 years.

Data which has been archived will generally remain archived for two years and then will be destroyed or anonymised unless it becomes live by virtue of the data subject making it so either by a data subject request or otherwise, then the data will once more become current and the two year rule applied.

Your rights and your personal data:

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you;
  • The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data;
  • where consent is relied upon as the lawful basis for holding your data, and you withdraw your consent
  • The right to request that we provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable i.e. where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and where the data controller processes the data by automated means);
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable i.e. where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics).

We must stop processing your Personal Data unless:

  • we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms; or
  • the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Further processing:

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

How to make a complaint

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact our Data Protection Officer by email

When contacting us please ensure that you provide relevant information to allow us to identify you and state the right or rights that you wish to exercise.  We may need to contact you to request further information to verify your identity.

We will respond to you within one month of receipt of a valid request.

If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 03031231113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy, or removal from our database are welcomed and should be addressed to


What Our Clients Say About Us

April 2019
Jane and Chris

Thank you to everyone at Lime for our fantastic kitchen. We found the whole experience from design to installation entirely positive. The service was always friendly and efficient, you were great at keeping us up to speed with everything and all the trades were a pleasure to have in the house. Needless to say we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lime to our friends and hope that you continue to go from success to success.

Very best wishes
Meadvale Reigate
April 2019
A friendly and professional team, easy to interact with and very supportive with the decision making processes
Needed a contemporary kitchen design to fit a new extension. Ben and his Maraka walked through the various  design alternatives and options available, supporting changes and modifications as the layout evolved.
Their final high definition computer generated designs helped with the visualisation of the concept including the layout of the entire room which in the end made making the final choice a lot easier.
Very impressed  with the end result and have already recommended them to friends and neighbours


20th February
Brian & Gillian
“We are absolutely delighted with our home office. Thank you for your design expertise and please also thank Colin, your fitter, who is a true craftsman. The project from planning to installation was completed very efficiently. We are very pleased we used Lime Designs and not one of the high street fitted furniture chains; we feel you have provided a higher quality, bespoke product at a similar price.  We would not hesitate to recommend your company.”
Alison - Salfords
4th January

“Wow!” is the first comment that we receive from visitors to our new kitchen.  The “wow factor” is down, at the most part, to Kenny in the time and care taken by him to listen to our needs and wishes and design us a kitchen that fits both our family and pets needs.
We have waited many years to have a new kitchen installed and Lime Designs have been amazing.  We visited three “competitors” before Lime Designs and yes, their kitchens (depending on what range you chose – and there are lots to chose from!) are slightly more expensive, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.  Our kitchen cupboards come with the added peace of mind of a 10 year guarantee and we have to say, the cupboards are very well made and look great.  
Nothing is too much trouble for either Kenny or Ben and we cannot recommend them highly enough.  They have been with us from day one of the planning stage and have seen our project through to the very end.  We have already recommended them to some friends of ours and they too are very impressed with the level of service they have received and, as a result, will be having their kitchen fitted by Lime Designs later on this year.”
colette testimonial
Colette Eggington - Cobham
16th September 2017

“Being dissatisfied with the level of service I had from a well known kitchen retailer, a friend introduced me to Ben at Lime Designs in Dorking.

What I got from Ben was a very individual service and not just a ‘one size fits all’ approach which you tend to get from a High Street brand.

The experience of buying a kitchen at Lime Designs right  from stepping into the showroom through to choosing, purchasing, installation and after sales service was monitored with care and attention to detail right the way through. EVERY step was checked for customer satisfaction . This is what sets Lime Designs apart from the bigger high street names.

Lime designs doors and cabinets are very well crafted and it shows in the overall finished product, a wide choice of beautiful colours and designs . The installation was very smooth from Bens team of fitters (efficient , professional , polite ) . All my after sales queries were answered fully and swiftly and very importantly Ben is able to operate on such a high level whilst keeping his prices very competitive with the high street.

I’m constantly being complemented on the kitchen , from ‘wow’ to ‘who did your kitchen, it’s gorgeous’. I am very satisfied with the result and really am glad I went to Lime Designs.”

Claire Jones - Reigate
16th June 2017
Claire Jones

“I am so lucky to have been Ben and Kenny’s first customer!
From start to finish, their excellent and professional service has been second to none.  Their genuinely friendly and helpful approach makes buying a kitchen a really good experience.
They both have a wealth of knowledge and a wide range of resources to choose from. They’ve been great in guiding me through the process, and being on the end of the phone to answer questions.
I’m so pleased with the quality of the kitchen I’ve chosen – it looks amazing and it works so well in its space.  I can’t recommend Lime Designs highly enough”.