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Privacy Policy

 

1. Important notice

This Privacy Policy describes how we obtain and use your personal  data, why we are allowed to do so by the law, who has access to your  personal data and what your rights are. Please review it carefully.

We take your privacy seriously and use your personal data as further  explained in this Privacy Policy. We are the “controller” of the  personal data you provide to us.

You have the right to object to us processing your personal  data for our legitimate business interests or for direct marketing  purposes (including any related profiling). For more information about  your rights and how you can exercise them, please see the section Your rights.

 

2. Personal Data we may collect and why

Personal data is any information which identifies you personally  whether directly (for example, your name) or indirectly (for example,  information about your use of our products and services).

We may collect the following data about you:

  • Contact details: your name, email address, and  telephone number so that we can contact you in response to an enquiry  you make via our Site or in relation to the products and services that  we have from time to time agreed to provide to you;
  • Correspondence: we collect any additional personal  data you may provide to us from time to time if you contact us by email,  letter or telephone, through our Site, by submitting a comment on our  Site, or by any other means;
  • Survey responses: information from surveys that we use for research purposes, if you choose to respond to them;
  • Transaction details: we or our third party  providers will collect information relating to transactions you carry  out through our Site and for the purposes of fulfilling your orders;
  • Details of visits to the Sites: details of your  visits to our Site, including, but not limited to, traffic data,  location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is  required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources  that you access.

 

3. Cookies

What are Cookies?

We collect information about your use of our Site through cookies.  Cookies are information that files stored on your computer, tablet or  smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about  your visit. Cookies can help to display the information on our Site in a  way that matches your interests. Most major websites use cookies.
 

a. What cookies are used on this Site?

The cookies we and our business partners use on our Site are broadly grouped into the following categories:

  • Essential – Some of the cookies on our Site are  essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have  requested. An example of this could be a cookie used to enable you to  log into your account on our Site or which allows communication between  your browser and our Site. Our cookie preference cookie described in the  section “How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?” is also an  essential cookie. You may not be able to use our Site without these  cookies. 
  • Analytics – We use analytics cookies to helps us  understand how users engage with our Site. An example is counting the  number of different people coming to our Site or using a particular  feature, rather than the total number of times the site or feature is  used. Without this cookie, if you visited our Site once each week for  three weeks we would count you as three separate users. We would find it  difficult to analyse how well our Site was performing and improve it  without these cookies. 
  • User Cookies – We use cookies to improve your  experience by remembering your preferences so we know how you like to  use our Site. Examples of this would be remembering you so that you are  served with the same content or to remember you when you come back to  our Site. 
  • Social Sharing – We use third party cookies to  allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing  sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Examples would be if you wanted  to “like” or “tweet” about us or our products or services. Please see  our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details. 
  • Interest-Based Advertising – You will have noticed  that when you visit websites you will be shown adverts for products and  services you may wish to buy. The money made by website owners for  showing third party adverts on their websites often pays for the cost of  running the website and therefore usually allows you to use the website  without having to pay a registration or usage fee. To try and ensure  that the adverts you see are relevant to you third party cookies may be  used to collect information about the types of things that interest you,  for example websites you visit and the geography that you are based in.  Having these cookies does not increase the number of adverts you will  be shown, but simply makes the adverts you see more relevant. Please see  our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details.

b. How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your  browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if  you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of  our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will  refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you use our Site. The  “Help” menu of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to  prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser  notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies  altogether. For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies  being installed or how to delete existing cookies from your hard drive  visit the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.


c. Third party cookies

Some of the cookies described in the "What Cookies are used on our  Site" section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you  use our Site. Third parties may also read cookies on your browser to  collect information or to serve content or advertisements to you. We  have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them.  They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for  example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to  disable them, please see:

  • Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/  where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based  Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed below; and/or
  • If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium's website.

 

4. How we use your personal data

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

To provide you with the products and services you have requested
We use your personal data to accept you as a new or returning customer  to provide you with the products and services you have requested in  accordance with the Trading Terms or Terms of Trading.

To send you service communications, including in relation to changes to our Trading Terms or Terms of Trading
We use the contact details you have provided to us so that we can  communicate with you about the products and services that we provide,  including to let you know about major changes to those products and  services or to the Trading Terms or Terms of Trading between us or to  any related information.

Direct marketing (including by third parties)
If you have provided your consent or we otherwise have the right to do  so, we may use your contact details to send you direct marketing and  keep you informed of promotional offers by email, SMS, post or telephone  relating to our products and services.

You can unsubscribe from our direct marketing at any time by clicking  the “Unsubscribe” link in any of our emails or by contacting us.

Our trusted business partners would also like to use your name, email  address, postal address and telephone number to inform you of similar  products, services and promotional offers. We will only share your  personal data with our partners where you have provided us with your  consent to do so. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the  “Unsubscribe” link in any of their emails or by contacting us.

To track your usage of our website, communications, products and services
We use cookies and similar technologies to track your activity on our  Site so that we can provide important features and functionality on our  Site, monitor its usage, and provide you with a more personalised  experienced.

To provide and improve customer support
We use your personal data to be able to provide and improve the customer  support we provide to you (for example, where you have questions about  our products and services).

To maintain our records and improve data accuracy
Like any business, we process personal data in the course of maintaining  and administering our internal records. This includes processing your  personal data to ensure that the information we hold about you is kept  up to date and accurate.

To respond to enquiries, complaints and disputes
We use the personal data we hold about you to help us respond to any  enquiries or complaints you have made, or deal with any dispute which  may arise in the course of us providing our products and services to  you, in the most effective manner.

To investigate, detect and prevent fraud and comply with our legal obligations
In certain circumstances, we use your personal data only to the extent  required in order to enable us to comply with our legal obligations,  including for fraud detection, investigation and prevention purposes.  This may require us to provide your personal data to law enforcement  agencies if they request it.

 

5. Legal grounds for processing

Data protection law requires us to only process your personal data if  we satisfy one or more legal grounds. These are set out in data  protection law and we rely on a number of different grounds for the  processing we carry out. These are as follows:


Consent

In certain circumstances, we process your personal data after obtaining your consent to do so for the purposes of:

  • sending you marketing communications about our products and services;
  • sharing your name, email address, postal address and telephone  number with our trusted business partners so that they may market to you  about their own similar products and services;
  • conducting marketing research;
  • obtaining your credit score so that we can establish the best possible payment terms we are able to offer to you.

Necessary for the performance of a contract and to comply with our legal obligations

It is necessary for us to process your basic contact details, payment  details and information about the business you represent for the  performance of the Trading Terms or Terms of Trading between us. In  particular, we rely on this legal ground to:

  • provide you with the products and services;
  • communicate with you about the products and services that we provide  to you, including to let you know about major changes to those products  and services or to the Trading Terms or Terms of Trading between us or  to any related information;
  • provide and improve customer support; and
  • notify you about changes to our service

If you choose not to give some or all of the aforementioned  information to us, this may affect our ability to provide our products  and services to you.

In certain circumstances, we also use your personal data only to the  extent required in order to enable us to comply with our legal  obligations, including to detect, investigate and prevent fraud.

Necessary for the purposes of our legitimate business interests or those of a third party
 It is sometimes necessary to collect and use your personal data for the  purposes of our legitimate interests as a business, which are to:

  • provide you with products and services that are as useful and  beneficial as possible, including by personalising our contact with you  and making sure we tell you about all the offers that are relevant to  you;
  • better understand our customer base so that we can improve our  products and services and marketing activities (which could also benefit  you);
  • comply with our contractual obligations to third parties;
  • develop and improve our Site to enhance the customer experience;
  • train our staff so that we can provide you with a better customer service;
  • respond to any enquiries or complaints you have made, or deal with  any dispute which may arise in the course of us providing our products  and services to you; and
  • to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • ensure effective operational management and internal administration  of our business, document retention, compliance with regulatory guidance  and exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where we think there is a risk that one of your interests or  fundamental rights and freedoms may be affected we will not process your  personal data unless there is another legal ground for us to do so  (either that we have obtained your consent to the processing or it is  necessary for us to perform our contract with you or to comply with our  legal obligations).

 

6. Who we share your personal data with

We may provide your personal data to our suppliers and service  providers, including other companies in our group, who provide certain  business services for us and act as “processors” of your personal data  on our behalf. In addition, we may disclose your personal data if we are  under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply  with any legal obligation, or in order to protect the rights, property,  or safety, of our business, our customers or others. This includes, in  specific cases, exchanging information with other organisations for the  purposes of fraud protection.

In some cases, the personal data we collect from you may, for the  purposes set out above, be transferred outside the European Economic  Area (EEA) and such destinations may not have laws  which protect your personal data to the same extent as in the EEA. We  are required by data protection law to ensure that where we or our  “processors” transfer your personal data outside of the EEA, it is  treated securely and is protected against unauthorised access, loss or  destruction, unlawful processing and any processing which is  inconsistent with the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

7. How long we keep your personal data for 

We retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the  purposes(s) for which it was provided. What this means in practice will  vary between different types of data. When determining the relevant  retention periods, we take into account factors including:

  • legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;
  • statute of limitations under applicable law;
  • potential or actual disputes; and
  • guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities.

Otherwise, we securely erase your personal data from our systems when it is no longer needed.

 

8. Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  Rights What does this mean?   

1.    Rights to be informed You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily  understandable information about how we use your personal data and your  rights. This is why we are providing you with the information in this  Privacy Policy.   

2.     Right of access You have the right to obtain access to your personal data (if we are  processing it) and certain other information (similar to that provided  in this Privacy Policy). This is so you are aware and can check that we  are using your personal data in accordance with data protection law.   

3.    Right to rectification You are entitled to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.   

4.    Right to erasure This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple  terms, enable you to request the deletion or removal of your personal  data where there is no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This  is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.   

5.    Right to restrict processing You have the right to ‘block’ or supress further use of your  personal data in certain circumstances. When processing is restricted,  we can still store your personal data, but may not use it further.   

6.    Right of data portability You have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data in a  structured, commonly used and machine-readable format in certain  circumstances. In addition, where certain conditions apply, you have the  right to have such information transferred directly to a third party.   

7.    Right to object to processing You have the right to object to us processing your personal data for  our legitimate business interests or for direct marketing purposes  (including in each case any related profiling).   

8.    Right to withdraw consent to processing If you have given your consent to us to process your personal data  for a particular purpose (for example, direct marketing), you have the  right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it  does not mean that any processing of your personal data up to that point  is unlawful).   

9.    Right to make a complaint to the data protection authorities You have the right to make a complaint to the Information  Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with how we have handled  your personal data or believe our processing of your personal data does  not comply with data protection law.       


9. How to contact us

If you would like to exercise your data protection rights or if you  are unhappy with how we have handled your personal data, please feel  free to contact us by using the details set out on our Site.

If you’re not satisfied with our response to any enquiries or  complaint or believe our processing of your personal data does not  comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the  Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) by:

  • writing to: Information Commissioner’s Officer, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF;
  • calling: 0303 123 1113; or
  • submitting a message through the ICO’s website at: ico.org.uk

 

10. Links to other websites

Our website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by  third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those other  websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other  websites you visit, as they will govern the use of any personal data you  provide when visiting those websites. We do not accept any  responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third  party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

 

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 1 November 2018.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, so you may want to check it each time you provide personal data to us.