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Privacy Policy & Cookie Information

Fair Processing Notice

When we process your personal data we are required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 until and including 24 May 2018 (“DPA”), and in substitution from midnight at the start of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (“GDPR”) (the DPA and GDPR are together referred to as the “Data Protection Legislation”).

Your personal data includes all the information we hold that identifies you or is about you, including but not limited to your name, email address, postal address, date of birth, location data and in some cases opinions that we document about you.

Everything we do with your personal data counts as processing it, including collecting, storing, amending, transferring and deleting it. We are therefore required to comply with the Data Protection Legislation to make sure that your information is properly protected and used appropriately.

This fair processing notice provides information about the personal data we process about you, why we process it and how we process it.

Our responsibilities

Douthwaite & Co Limited (“Douthwaite”) is the data controller of the personal data you provide. We have nominated James Douthwaite to act as our privacy officer and they will have day to day responsibility for ensuring we comply with the Data Protection Legislation and dealing with any requests we receive from individuals exercising their rights under the Data Protection Legislation.

Why do we process your personal data?

We process your personal data in order to fulfil the contract we have entered into with you, to receive services or goods from you, and/or to provide the services you have requested from us. We may also process your personal data to respond to any queries or comments you submit to us, including via our website, and to send you marketing communications about our products.

We may need personal data from you to be able to enter into a contract with you and provide you with all the information you need. If we do not receive that personal data from you, we may be unable to fulfil our obligations to you.

We process most of your information on the grounds of our legitimate interests (i.e. processing that is necessary to continue our relationship with you and to provide you with or receive from you (as applicable) services or products), fulfilment of our contract with you or to comply with a legal obligation.

If none of the grounds set out above applies, we will obtain separate consent from you to the processing of your personal data. You can withdraw your consent at any time. This won’t affect the lawfulness of any processing we carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent.

Who will receive your personal data?

We only transfer your personal data to the extent we need to. Recipients of your personal data include:

  • couriers and other logistics and delivery providers;
  • mailing houses;
  • our payment partners, for example Sagepay and Paypal; and
  • marketing and email marketing platforms.

Your personal data may be accessible by marketing and email marketing platforms that process personal data on our behalf and are located in the United States of America. Any such companies are registered members of the Privacy Shield which guarantees that appropriate safeguards are in place in respect of the transfer. No other personal data is transferred outside of the EEA.

How long will we keep your personal data?

We will retain your personal data for 8 years. We retain your information for this period in case any issues arise or in case you have any queries. Your information will be kept securely at all times. Following the end of the 8 year period, your files and personal data we hold about you will be permanently deleted or destroyed. If we are required to obtain your consent to send you marketing communications, any information we use for this purpose will be kept until you withdraw your consent, unless we have other legitimate reasons to retain the data.

What are your rights?

You benefit from a number of rights in respect of the personal data we hold about you. We have summarised your rights below, and more information is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office website (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/). These rights apply for the period in which we process your data.

1. Access to your data

You have the right to ask us to confirm that we process your personal data, as well as access to / copies of your personal data. You can also ask us to provide a range of information, although most of that information corresponds to the information set out in this fair processing notice.

We will provide the information free of charge unless your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or repetitive, in which case we are entitled to charge a reasonable fee. We may also charge you if you request more than one copy of the same information.

We will provide the information you request as soon as possible and in any event within one month of receiving your request. If we need more information to comply with your request, we’ll let you know.

2. Rectification of your data

If you believe personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you can ask us to rectify that information. We will comply with your request within one month of receiving it, unless we don’t feel it’s appropriate in which case we’ll let you know why. We’ll also let you know if we need more time to comply with your request.

3. Right to be forgotten

In some circumstances, you have the right to ask us to delete personal data we hold about you. This right is available to you:

  • where we no longer need your personal data for the purpose for which we collected it;
  • where we have collected your personal data on the grounds of consent and you withdraw that consent;
  • where you object to the processing and we don’t have any overriding legitimate interests to continuing processing the data;
  • where we have unlawfully processed your personal data (i.e. we have failed to comply with GDPR); and
  • where the personal data has to be deleted to comply with a legal obligation.

There are certain scenarios in which we are entitled to refuse to comply with a request. If any of those apply, we’ll let you know.

4. Right to restrict processing

In some circumstances you are entitled to ask us to suppress processing of your personal data. This means we will stop actively processing your personal data but we don’t have to delete it. This right is available to you:

  • if you believe the personal data we hold isn’t accurate – we’ll cease processing it until we can verify its accuracy;
  • if you have objected to us processing the data – we’ll cease processing it until we have determined whether our legitimate interests override your objection;
  • if the processing is unlawful; or
  • if we no longer need the data but you would like us to keep it because you need it to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.

5. Data portability

You have the right to ask us to provide your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you are able to transmit the personal data to another data controller. This right only applies to personal data you provide to us:

  • where processing is based on your consent or for performance of a contract (i.e. the right does not apply if we process your personal data on the grounds of legitimate interests); and 
  • where we carry out the processing by automated means.

We’ll respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event within one month from the date we receive it. If we need more time, we’ll let you know.

6. Right to object

You are entitled to object to us processing your personal data:

  • if the processing is based on legitimate interests or performance of a task in the public interest or exercise of official authority;
  • for direct marketing purposes (including profiling); and/or
  • for the purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.

In order to object, you must have grounds for doing so based on your particular situation. We will stop processing your data unless we can demonstrate that there are compelling legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Automated decision making

Automated decision-making means making a decision solely by automated means without any human involvement.

We don’t carry out any automated decision making using your personal data, although any payments we take by card may be automatically rejected if, for example, there are not enough funds in your account or if payment details you have provided are incorrect.

Your right to complain about our processing

If you think we have processed your personal data unlawfully or that we have not complied with GDPR, you can report your concerns to the supervisory authority in your jurisdiction. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). You can call the ICO on 0303 123 1113 or get in touch via other means, as set out on the ICO website - https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or would like more information about the ways in which we process your data, please contact James Douthwaite who acts as our privacy officer on james@douthwaites.com.



Introduction to Cookies

What are Cookies and how are they used?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for more information.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


What Cookies are used on our site?

Please see below for the category types, associated cookies are and what they do.

Cookie Name Originating Page First or Third Party Purpose Expiry
__utma All First Required for Google Analytics tracking Two years
__utmb All First Required for Google Analytics tracking Thirty minutes
__utmc All First Required for Google Analytics tracking At end of browser session
__utmz All First Required for Google Analytics tracking Six months
__utmv All First Required for Google Analytics tracking Two years
__utmx All First Required for Google Analytics tracking At end of browser session
__atuvc Various First Required for AddThis functionality Two years
PREF Various Third - Google Google Maps functionality Two years
khcookie Various Third - Google Google Maps functionality Unknown
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Pages with embedded Youtube Videos Third - Youtube To allow embedded Youtube videos 28 Feb 2013
PREF Pages with embedded Youtube Videos Third - Youtube To allow embedded Youtube videos 10 Years
xtc, uid, uvc, uit, psc Various Third - AddThis Allows sharing buttons on website all 2 years (except uit - 1 day)
datr, lsd, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref, wd Various Third - Facebook Interacting with Facebook and 'Like' functionality Unknown
JSESSIONID Various Third - Sagepay Used during checkout process allowing secure payment by Credit/Debit card At end of browser session
Dynamically generated paypal cookie names Various Third - Paypal Used during checkout process allowing secure payment using Paypal Unknown
_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT Various First Mailing list functionality to integrate with Mailchimp Unknown
googtrans Various First Allows pages to be translated into other languages At end of session

Controlling the use of Cookies

To get the most out of your experience with using our website cookies should be enabled. Most web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies with the standard installation settings. If cookies are not set to work on your browser the result could mean the performance of this website will be affected and will also restrict your usage of this website which may mean you are unable to buy anything from us.

You are able to check to see if cookies are enabled specifically for PCs by doing for following for each browser type;

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window (use the cog icon in IE 9.0) and select 'Internet options'.
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Under the Settings section check the level is Sset to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  • Settings above Medium will disable cookies and could cause the site to function not as we would expect.

Google Chrome

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Then select the Privacy icon
  • Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'

Safari

  • Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
  • Click 'Save'

Any other browsers not mentioned including Smart Phones and Tablets and MACs? If you use a browser not mentioned above or a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet please use either their help section or own website to check the cookie settings.

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