Personal data we may collect about you
We can only provide the goods and services ordered by you if you provide us with your personal data. The information we collect from customers when making a purchase from our store is used for billing, administration and order fulfilment purposes only and will be kept entirely confidential. Any contact information collected will expressly be contact details and payment information (such as credit or debit card). Where we use certain third parties to carry out tasks on our behalf such as delivering consignments, sending e-mails, processing credit card payments, and maintaining our customer database, these third parties have access to this information purely on the basis of conducting tasks on thelittlegifthouse.co.uk instructions, not for their own use. We won't disclose your personal information unless obliged to, or allowed to do so by law, or where we need to in order to run our business (e.g. where other people process data for us). In such circumstances, we ask those people to give us confidentiality or non-disclosure undertakings.
We may use your personal information to send you information about our products and services which you have requested from us by signing up to our newsletter. At any stage you can ask us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You can opt out of receiving any marketing communications from us by using the unsubscribe-function at the end of the marketing e-mail.
For the purposes of analysing web traffic and to improve the website in general we may store information regarding visitor's ISP domain, the time accessed and the pages visited.
In more detail:
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Website, register on the Website, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Website. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Website anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Website. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about the Users means of connection to our Website, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
We keep personal data as long as necessary to process your order. We then store the data for a maximum of two years for our own purposes. The data will then be erased unless the law requires us to keep it longer. For example, the law obliges us to keep payment records for seven years.
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How we use collected information
thelittlegifthouse.co.uk collects and uses the Users personal information for the following purposes:
To personalize the users experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Website.
To improve our Website
We continually strive to improve our Website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
To improve customer service
Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
To process transactions
We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
To administer a content, promotion, survey or other website feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To send periodic emails
The email address that Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their enquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If the User separately decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, special offers, discount codes, related product or service information, etc.
If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails they may do so by using the unsubscribe-function at the end of the email.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Website. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Website and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
What information do we share?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, thelittlegifthouse.co.uk will not sell, trade, or rent our Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Website or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties should it be necessary that we share the data in order to carry out our business with you, when this happens we require such a company to handle the data just as carefully as we do. Those companies may also only use the data for the purpose for which it was given.
Third Party Websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Website that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website's own terms and policies. For instance if you share a page or product from our site using the social media plug-ins provided for your use you should be aware that in doing so you are consenting to the automatic data transfer to such providers, for example Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect on the site to make shopping at thelittlegifthouse.co.uk possible and to enhance your overall shopping experience.
Last updated 02/06/2020