This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR), the data controller is Gareth Breeze, located in Manchester UK.
Information we collect from you
Information you provided at the time of creating an account, completing a purchase or, subscribing to our mailing list.
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site (theshameoflife.com).
All records of correspondence, with our members of staff both online and offline.
Your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration, error diagnosis and website performance analysis.
Information about your usage of our site by using a cookie file to help deliver a personalised service.
Information we process through 3rd parties
In order to perform as efficiently as possible, we use third parties to process some data for the following purposes.
Onsite Behaviour (aka Cookies) – Just like 99.99999% of websites in the world, we use website tracking technology, such as Google Analytics, to improve site performance, diagnose bugs/glitches and inform future development. These kinds of software do not identify individuals without consent. If you have previously consented for Google to personalise advertising to you, Google Analytics may associate your visitation information on our website with your behaviour on other devices when signed-in to your Google Account. This may allow us to track your behaviour on this site anonymously, across different devices and pair up session data. For more information about Google Analytics visit here https://www.google.com/analytics or here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics. Please note you can access and/or delete the data Google has on you via Google My Activity. You can also install a Google built add on to your browser to block Google Analytics here.
Form Submissions – In order to efficiently handle requests to subscribe to our mailing list we use a secure, US based, third party applications to collect and transfer the contact data between our website and our email marketing system. If a contact does not wish to subscribe to our mailing list, their data is blocked from being sent to our email marketing system, but is stored, for record keeping only, within the collect & transfer third party applications.
Advertising (aka Cookies) – In order to re-engage you after leaving our site, we may reach you via social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) or Google’s Display Network, promoting our products and services. Opt out of this change the settings of your internet browser to block cookies from our site. However, doing so will result in a depersonalised experience on our site.
Exceptional Circumstances: We may share your data…
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. If our assets or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
Storing Your Information
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. If you have chosen a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
The internet is not a secure medium. However, we have put in place various security procedures to protect your information. When we ask you to submit sensitive personal financial information, such as your credit card number, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology, making these pages secure. We do not retain any credit or debit card details on our system. In addition, we have strict security protocols in place to protect our customer database, and only allow access to it when absolutely necessary and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of such details.
Our websites may contain links to other websites and you should be aware that we are clearly not responsible for the privacy practices on other websites. We recommend that you individually check the privacy statements of each and every other website that you visit.
We will not process personal data for marketing purposes without your consent. You can exercise your right to choose which marketing communications you receive by unsubscribing from our mailing list (if you are already subscribed), or blocking cookies from our site via our alert or your internet browser’s settings.
If you have an online account, you can review and change your contact information at any time through your account preferences. You can request to have your data erased by emailing contacting our Data Protection Officer [email protected], and we will act upon the request within one month.
Access to information
The GDPR gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the GDPR. We have an obligation to provide you with any personal data we hold, on request to [email protected]
Changes to our policy