1.5 This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
2. Controller and third party links
2.1 We are the controller and responsible for your personal data.
2.3 You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us in the first instance.
3. Collecting personal data
3.1 Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
3.2 We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
- (a) Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
- (b) Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
- (c) Financial Data includes bank sort code, account and payment card details.
- (d) Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
- (e) Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
- (f) Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
- (g) Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
- (h) Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
3.4 We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
3.5 Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
4. Personal data collection methods
4.1 We use different methods to collect data from and about you including:
- (a) Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide if you:
- (i) apply for our products or services;
- (ii) subscribe to our service or publications;
- (iii) request marketing to be sent to you;
- (iv) enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
- (v) give us some feedback.
- (c) Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
- (d) Technical Data from the following parties:
- (i) analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU;
- (ii) advertising networks; and
- (iii) search information providers based inside OR outside the EU.
- (e) Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services based inside OR outside the EU.
- (f) Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators.
- (g) Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources such as Companies House.
5. Using personal data
5.1 We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- (a) Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- (b) Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- (c) Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
5.2 Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
5.3 We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
5.4 Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
To register you as a new customer
To process and deliver your order including:
(a) Manage payments, fees and charges
(b) Collect and recover money owed to us
To manage our relationship with you which will include:
(b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey
To enable you to partake in a promotion or complete a survey
To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
Type of data
(e) Marketing and Communications
(d) Marketing and Communications
(e) Marketing and Communications
(e) Marketing and Communications
Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
Performance of a contract with you
(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us
(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)
(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business)
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)
5.5 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
5.6 Marketing – we strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:
- (a) Promotional offers from us – we may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing). You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us or if you provided us with your details when you registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing;
- (b) Third-party marketing – we will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any other company for marketing purposes;
- (c) Opting out – you can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by [contacting us] at any time. Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.
5.7 We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
5.8 If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
5.9 Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
6. Disclosing personal data
6.1 We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 5 above:
- (a) Internal Third Parties as set out in the [Glossary].
- (b) External Third Parties as set out in the [Glossary].
- (c) Specific third parties with whom we may need to share your personal data in order to provide certain requested products or services to you.
6.2 We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
7. Security of personal data
7.1 We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
7.2 We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
7.3 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8. Retaining personal information
8.1 We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
8.2 To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
8.3 In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
9.2 This version was last updated on 25th May 2018.
9.3 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
9.4 We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
10. Updating information
10.1 It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
11. Your legal rights
11.1 Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please click on the links below to find out more about these rights:
- (a) Request access to your personal data.
- (b) Request correction of your personal data.
- (c) Request erasure of your personal data.
- (d) Object to processing of your personal data.
- (e) Request restriction of processing your personal data.
- (f) Request transfer of your personal data.
- (g) Right to withdraw consent.
11.2 If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and:
- (a) you will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances;
- (b) we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response; and
- (c) we try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
12. About cookies
12.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
12.3 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
12.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
13. Our cookies
13.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
13.2 We use the following cookies:
- (a) Strictly necessary cookies – these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing service;
- (b) Analytics/performance cookies – they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily; 8
- (c) Functionality cookies – these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region);
- (d) Targeting cookies – these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
13.3 You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
This cookie enables us to:
• Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
• Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests.
• Recognise you when you return to our site.
14. Analytics cookies
14.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
14.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
14.3 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
15. Third party cookies
15.1 Our website also uses third party cookies. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.
16.1 Lawful Basis
- (a) Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
- (b) Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
- (c) Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
16.2 Third Parties
- (a) Internal Third Parties
- (i) Other companies within our group and who are based in the United Kingdom and provide IT and system administration services and undertake leadership reporting.
- (b) External Third Parties
- (i) Service providers acting as processors which may be used to provide certain products and services to you) based in the United Kingdom who provide database and other IT and system administration services.
- (ii) Professional advisers acting as processors including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the UK who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- (iii) HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
17. Your Legal Rights
17.1 You have the right to:
- (a) Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
- (b) Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
- (c) Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
- (d) Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
- (e) Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
- (f) Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
- (g) Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.