GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation
Any website that collects any data that might identify you has a responsibility to take special care with that information. I have an obligation to tell you if your data is stored anywhere, or is collected and used for any purpose. You have the right to know what that purpose might be.
This is all a result of new regulations that came into effect during May 2018 – GDPR. But what is GDPR?
A new regulation relating to data that can be used to identify an individual
Only necessary data will ever be collected, and only ever used with your consent. Examples of this might include if you contact us and we need to reply to you, or if you make a purchase from the shop.
This Policy is updated from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.
Information We Collect
In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
- Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information or make a purchase.
- Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
We may gather information about your general internet use by using various types of cookies.
You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.
The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website.
This Website Will:
- Remember what is in your shopping basket
- Remember where you are in the order process
- Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure. You need to be logged in to complete an order.
The following are not Strictly Necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).
This Website Will:
- Offer support and information via email using the Contact page
- Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics – but this will not identify you.
This Website Will:
- Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook and via other means.
This website will not
- Share any personal information with third parties, unless we are legally obliged to do so.
Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
- To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
- To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
- To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
If you have previously purchased goods or services from us we may provide to you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in.
Where your consent has been provided in advance we may allow selected third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated goods and services which we believe may interest you. Where such consent has been provided it can be withdrawn by you at any time.
Storing Your Personal Data
In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our best to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is treated stored securely. User data will be purged if an account has been inactive for a period of 6 months.
Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, Sending such information is entirely at your own risk.
Disclosing Your Information
- In the event that we sell any or all of our business, any relevant and current customer information would be passed to the buyer as part of our assets.
- Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
- To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
Third Party Links
This gives me an aggregated overview of how many people visit the site, which country they come from, and which browser they use. It helps me make sure the site works with those browsers, and to see if people are visiting.
There is nothing in this data which can identify you as an individual.
Access to Information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our postal address is:
96 Heol Heddwch