How we look after your Personal Data
The GDPR is an EU-wide data protection law from May 25, 2018, replacing the previous Data Protection Directive from 1995. The GDPR regulates all processing of personal data for residents in the European Economic Area (EEA). It applies to companies operating in the EEA and to companies outside of the EEA that process personal data of those living in the EEA.
For online orders:
For online orders, we collect your name, email address, telephone number, billing address and dispatch address. In respect of any payment details, we will only ever store your payment type, the last four digits of your card details and expiry date. This data will only be used to process your order using our payment partners (PayPal or Stripe Inc or Klarna Bank AB) secure payment platform systems. We also collect records of email correspondence (including further information we may request from you) when you contact us to request information, report a problem, or provide feedback on our products and services.
Klarna Bank privacy statement.
How we use your information?
We will use your information to provide you with information about your appointment and your purchase. We also will use your information for internal record keeping, billing, and accounting and market research purposes. If you have sent us with any queries via email or phone regarding our website or our products/services we will use your information to respond to you. If you give us feedback (in the form of testimonials and photographs), we may use it to improve our services and we may publish it online or offline to promote our business and our services. We will ask for permission before publishing.
Who we share your personal information with?
Our websites are hosted by Shopify Inc. with SSL certificates for all our domains https://www.flinnandsteel.co.uk. With SSL enabled automatically, visitors can access a constant, secure connection on every page of our site. Through SSL, visitors see a lock icon next to our URL in the browser, showing that their information is safe. This encrypts and protects any data that you send us online. Our website address is https:// and not http; meaning that you are viewing our website in secure mode.
Cookies What are cookies?
Cookies are very small, completely safe and secure text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (For example; Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) then sends these files back to the website or application every time you return so that your user personal settings can be recognised. Cookies are useful and help website developers and companies improve your website browsing experience. Some cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. Other types of cookies are used to monitor and improve our website's functionality and performance.
- Remember your settings during and between visits.
- Allow interaction between our website and social networks like Facebook.
- Gather anonymous data about our users and the way they interact with our website to serve relevant and functional content.
- Continually improve our website for you.
- We do not sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
What cookies we use on our website?
Anonymous analytics cookies: Whenever a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These help us find out whether or not you have visited our website before, how many individual unique users visit the site, what pages they look at most frequently etc. Analytics provide anonymous user behaviour information.
Social website cookies: Our website allows you to ‘Like’ and share content on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. This functionality is enabled through use of third party cookies. In this case, privacy implications vary and are dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen when registering with the social media sites. Our site enables sharing through:
Session cookies: Session cookies are used for users’ movement through the website. They allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies are not stored on your computer. They expire when you close your web browser.
Card Payment Security at our studio or by telephone: Flinn & Steel Ltd takes secure card payments. We follow the AIB Merchant Services Operating Guide which forms a part of our Merchant Agreement and contains the procedures that need to be followed regarding card acceptance. All businesses that accept payment by credit and debit cards must follow the procedures set out by the Card Schemes, AIB Merchant Services our Acquirer and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). These standards exist to protect both the retailer and customers. We follow some basic procedures that are strictly enforced by the Card Schemes and have to be validated regularly by the PCI DSS.
If for any reason you are concerned that the data we hold for you on your account is incorrect, please email our customer services team at email@example.com who will assist you amend any data. You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. Should you wish to have your personal data removed from our systems entirely please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at Flinn & Steel Ltd, Cybor House, 1 Tapton House Road, Sheffield, S10 5BY.
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