How do we protect customer information?
As required by the UK Data Protection Legislation, all personal data is held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Act (the GDPR). Personal Information is kept confidential and only shared with compliant services providers in relation to the running of the business. ‘All Personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject’ (Article 5 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
Information we Collect:
(d) Information from other sources: From time to time we may obtain information about you from third party sources such as social media platforms and our joint marketing partners. We take steps to ensure that such third parties are legally permitted or required to disclose such information to us. Examples of the information we may receive from other sources include: demographic information, device information (such as IP addresses), location, and online behavioural data (such as information about your use of social media websites, page view information and search results and links). We use this information, alone or in combination with other information (including Personal Information) we collect, to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing and content to you and to develop and provide you with more relevant products features, and services.
(e) Information from the use of our Mobile Apps: When you use our mobile apps, we may collect certain information in addition to information described elsewhere in this Policy. For example, we may collect information about the type of device and operating system you use. We may ask you if you want to receive push notifications about activity in your account. If you have opted in to these notifications and no longer want to receive them, you may turn them off through your operating system. We do not ask for, access or track any location-based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our Mobile Apps or Services.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We may use and disclose Personal Information only for the following purposes:
(a) To promote use of our services to you. For example, if we collect your Personal Information when you visit our Website and do not sign up for any of the Services, we may send you an email inviting you to sign up. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send. In addition, we may use information we collect in order to advertise our Services to you or suggest additional features of our Services that you might consider using.
(b) To send you informational and promotional content in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email or newsletter.
(c) To bill and collect money owed to us. This includes sending you emails, invoices, receipts, shipping costs and alerting you if we need a different credit card number. We use third parties for secure credit card transaction processing, and we send billing information to those third parties to process your orders and credit card payments.
(e) To communicate with our Members about their account and provide customer support.
(g) To provide information to representatives and advisors, including solicitors and accountants, to help us comply with legal and accounting requirements.
(h) To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
(i) To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you are a Subscriber to any of our services and no longer want to be contacted please unsubscribe directly from that newsletter or email; or you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to update or delete your data. If you contact us, we may remove or update your information within a reasonable time and at no expense to yourself.
Public Information and Third-Party Websites
(a) Blog. We have public blogs on our Websites. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you want it removed, contact email@example.com
If we are unable to remove your information, we will tell you why.
(b) Social media platforms and widgets. Our Websites include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. We also maintain presences on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
We may disclose Personal Information to the following types of third parties for the purposes described in this policy:
(a) Service Providers. Sometimes, we share your information with our third-party Service Providers, who help us provide and support our business. For example, if it is necessary to provide you something you have requested (like enable a feature such as Social Profiles), then we may share your Personal Information with a service provider for that purpose. Just like with the other third parties we work with these third party service providers enter into a contract that requires them to use your Personal Information only for the provision of services to us and in a manner that is consistent with this policy. Examples of Service Providers include payment processors, hosting services and delivery services.
Notice of Breach of Security
If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our system that materially affects you then we will notify you as soon as possible and report the action’s we took in response.
Safeguarding Your Information
We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information.
Our credit card processing vendor uses security measures to protect your information both during the transaction and after it is complete. Our vendor is certified as compliant with card association security initiatives, including the Visa Cardholder Information Security and Compliance (CISP), MasterCard® (SDP), and Discovery Information Security and Compliance (DISC).
Accuracy and Retention of Data
We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do so. If your data changes (for example, if you have a new email address), then you are responsible for notifying us of those changes. Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your Personal Information. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide you with our Services. We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal or tax obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our Agreements.
We will give an individual access to any Personal Information we hold about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request to access, correct, amend or delete information we hold about them by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . Unless it is prohibited by law, we will remove any Personal Information about an individual from our servers at your request. There is no charge for an individual to access or update their Personal Information.
Contact and further information
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, regarding the disclosure, correction, blocking, or deletion of data, and regarding the retraction of any consents that have been given, please contact: email@example.com .