MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Inspire Makers is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data. When you share your personal information with us, you have a right to expect that information to be treated with total confidentiality. Therefore, it is our responsibility to manage personal data that you provide to us with care and in accordance with all data protection legislation and industry best practice.
If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, please contact us so that we may resolve it to your satisfaction. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).
It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if your personal information changes by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT DATA IS BEING COLLECTED?
Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data. We may process certain types of personal data about you as follows:
- Information that you provide by filling in a form on the Website, such as your name, email address, address and telephone number.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Website, we collect necessary information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card/debit card details, Apple Pay and Paypal details), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
- When you visit the Website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Website, and information about how you interact with the Website. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.” Please see our Cookies section below for more information.
Where we are required to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you do not provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will only use your personal data when legally permitted. This is:
- Where we need to perform the contract between us.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
We use Order Information held about you in the following ways:
- To fulfil any agreement we have entered into with you after your communication with us, such as a website order or workshop booking (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations);
- Communicate with you about the agreement we have entered into;
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud;
- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We only store the personal information you have provided. We do not store or see any credit card information on our systems. All credit card transactions are cleared using Square.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Website (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Under law, we use a condition called ‘legitimate interest’ to process your data. Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending marketing communications.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have:
- requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us; or
- if you provided us with your details and agreed at the point of entry of your details for us to send you marketing communications; and
- in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
On every communication we send, you will have the option to unsubscribe. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by emailing us at email@example.com.
Where you opt-out of receiving our marketing communications, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, product/service experience or other transactions.
We do not share your personal data with any third parties for marketing purposes.
WILL THE DATA BE SHARED WITH ANY THIRD PARTIES?
We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information.
We share your Personal Information with third party suppliers and partners in order to fulfil our contract with you.
We use trusted third parties such as WordPress, WooCommerce, Square, Google and Facebook Inc who have their own Privacy Policies. Inspire Makers is not responsible for the data policies or procedures or the content of any linked web sites and we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
- Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
- Professional advisers including HR, lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
- Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Facebook and Instagram
Please note that our Facebook and Instagram pages are public and you should only share on here what you are willing to be made public.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
If you are a European resident, you are in control of your data and have the right to:
- have any inaccuracies in your personal data corrected
- restrict the data held about you
- have a copy of the personal data held about you
- have your data deleted
You can see more about these rights at:
If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to 5 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AB
In all cases, your request will be fulfilled unless there is a legal reason not to do so which will be explained to you at the time of your request. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Website), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF DATA
Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.
Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
- We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission; or
- Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
- Where we use providers based in the United States, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.
- If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are small data files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number which can be used to recognise your device, when a user of this device returns to a website that it has visited before. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Some cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website and use its features. The use of these cookies is essential for the website to work at its best.
Performance cookies are used to help us improve your website experience and collect information about how you use our website and how often. These cookies only gather information for statistical purposes and do not gather any information that can personally identify you.
We also use Google Analytics to help measure how you interact with our website content. These cookies remember what you have done on previous pages and how you’ve interacted with our website.
Social plug-in tracking cookies are used by many social networks, like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter etc. We integrate these modules into our website to help provide services to you that you have explicitly requested when you interact with these social networks. These cookies are used for things like advertising, analytics, and/or market research. We, therefore, recommend that you leave cookies turned on.
The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 90 days and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as: www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you use our website without opting out, it means that you understand and agree to data collection for marketing ads to you.
We may use online advertising tracking apps to analyse the impact of any paid advertising we conduct. To opt-out of online advertising tracking you can find out more at https://optout.networkadvertising.org
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
By law, we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
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