Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

1.       Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of [our website visitors, service users, individual customers and customer personnel].

1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of such persons; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3    Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can [specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the collection, sharing and publication of your personal data]. You can access the privacy controls via [URL].

1.4    We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of [our website and services], we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

1.5    In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to [data controller name].[ For more information about us, see Section 14.]

2.       Credit

 

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3.       The personal data that we collect

3.1    In this Section 3 we have set out the general categories of personal data that we process[ and, in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, information about the source and specific categories of that data].

3.2    We may process data enabling us to get in touch with you ("contact data").[ The contact data may include [your name, email address, telephone number, postal address and/or social media account identifiers].][ The source of the contact data is [you and/or your employer].][ If you log into our website using a social media account, we will obtain elements of the contact data from the relevant social media account provider.]

3.3    We may process [your website user account data] ("account data").[ The account data may [include your account identifier, name, email address, business name, account creation and modification dates, website settings and marketing preferences].][ The primary source of the account data is [you and/or your employer, although some elements of the account data may be generated by our website].][ If you log into our website using a social media account, we will obtain elements of the account data from the relevant social media account provider.]

3.4    We may process [information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and/or services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website] ("transaction data").[ The transaction data may include [your name, your contact details, your payment card details (or other payment details) and the transaction details].][ The source of the transaction data is [you and/or our payment services provider].]

3.5    We may process [information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or that we send to you] ("communication data"). The communication data may include [the communication content and metadata associated with the communication].[ Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms.]

3.6    We may process [data about your use of our website and services] ("usage data"). The usage data may include [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use]. The source of the usage data is [our analytics tracking system].

3.7    We may process [identify general category of data].[ This data may include [list specific items of data].][ The source of this data is [identify source].]

4.       Purposes of processing and legal bases

4.1    In this Section 4, we have set out the purposes for which we may process personal data and the legal bases of the processing.

4.2    Operations - We may process [your personal data] for [the purposes of operating our website, the processing and fulfilment of orders, providing our services, supplying our goods, generating invoices, bills and other payment-related documentation, and credit control]. The legal basis for this processing is [our legitimate interests, namely [the proper administration of our website, services and business]] OR [the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract] OR [[specify basis]].

4.3    Publications - We may process [account data] for [the purposes of publishing such data on our website and elsewhere through our services in accordance with your express instructions]. The legal basis for this processing is [consent] OR [our legitimate interests, namely [the publication of content in the ordinary course of our operations]] OR [the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract] OR [[specify basis]].

4.4    Relationships and communications - We may process [contact data, account data, transaction data and/or communication data] for [the purposes of managing our relationships, communicating with you (excluding communicating for the purposes of direct marketing) by email, SMS, post, fax and/or telephone, providing support services and complaint handling]. The legal basis for this processing is [our legitimate interests, namely [communications with our website visitors, service users, individual customers and customer personnel, the maintenance of relationships, and the proper administration of our website, services and business]] OR [[specify basis]].

4.5    Direct marketing - We may process [contact data, account data and/or transaction data] for [the purposes of creating, targeting and sending direct marketing communications by email, SMS, post and/or fax and making contact by telephone for marketing-related purposes]. The legal basis for this processing is [consent] OR [our legitimate interests, namely [promoting our business and communicating marketing messages and offers to our website visitors and service users]] OR [[specify basis]].

4.6    Research and analysis - We may process [usage data and/or transaction data] for [the purposes of researching and analysing the use of our website and services, as well as researching and analysing other interactions with our business]. The legal basis for this processing is [consent] OR [our legitimate interests, namely [monitoring, supporting, improving and securing our website, services and business generally]] OR [[specify basis]].

4.7    Record keeping - We may process [your personal data] for [the purposes of creating and maintaining our databases, back-up copies of our databases and our business records generally]. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [ensuring that we have access to all the information we need to properly and efficiently run our business in accordance with this policy].

4.8    Security - We may process [your personal data] for [the purposes of security and the prevention of fraud and other criminal activity]. The legal basis of this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the protection of our website, services and business, and the protection of others].

4.9    Insurance and risk management - We may process [your personal data] where necessary for [the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks and/or obtaining professional advice]. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the proper protection of our business against risks].

4.10  Legal claims - We may process [your personal data] where necessary for [the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure]. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others].

4.11  Legal compliance and vital interests - We may also process your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.