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Why is Bonk & Co updating its privacy statement?
We now meet the high standards required by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and have updated our privacy statement to reflect that. We also strive to simplify language and remove jargon, to make our privacy statement easier to read and understand.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR is a regulation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for everyone within the European Union (EU). As we believe that all our customers can benefit from its mandates, we’re implementing it globally. The GDPR requires greater openness and transparency from companies on how they collect, store and use personal data, while also imposing tighter limits on the use of personal data. You can learn more here.
What information do we collect about you?
As part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information that you give to us when you register online, purchase something from any of our showrooms, purchase over the telephone or enter our competitions and surveys. This includes;
We use this information to manage your account, support and process your order, authentication, processing of payments and marketing (unless you have opted out).
How long do we keep it for?
The periods for which we keep your information depends on the purpose for which your information was collected and used. We will not keep your personal information for longer than is necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements.
In all cases, our need to use your personal information will be reassessed on a regular basis, and information which is no longer required for any purposes will be disposed of.
Who do we share it with?
We share your information will the following business partners. They will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
Whilst we will take all reasonable steps to protect and secure your personal data, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any messages transmitted between you and us via email as these are potentially accessible by others. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss relating to any email message sent by you to us or by us to you. We use the following third party services to contact you via email;
Mailchimp automatically place single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every email sent to our mailing list. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable us to recognise when our subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. We use this data to create reports for our users about how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took. You can unsubcribe from these emails at any time through the link at the bottom of the messages or by contacting us.
We know how much trust you place in us when you share your personal data. Because of that we place great importance on the security of your personal information and will always take appropriate precautions to protect it.
Whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us online and you must understand that you do so at your own risk. We never hold your credit card details on our website or in our own records.
We take care to protect your personal information. We take steps to ensure that access to personal information is restricted to employees who need it and that all employees who handle personal information are fully trained and kept up-to-date on our data management, security and privacy practices. Our employees are notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure your information is protected
How do we protect your Information across borders?
The internet works as a global environment. This means that using it to collect and process personal data often involves the international transmission of data including outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)
Our third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, are located in or have facilities that are located in a different country or territory to the UK. If you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of one of our third-party service providers, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
Your personal data is protected under applicable laws such as the European Commission Data Adequacy or they are certified with the international Privacy Shield Framework.
Your Rights under applicable Data Protection Law
You retain all rights to your Personal Information and can request access to it at any time (please note that these rights don’t apply in all circumstances and that the date portability is only relevant from May 2018)
Subject Access Request
If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address;
Bonk & Co
8 Harbour Road
Google Analytics & Cookies
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Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website.
Many websites do this to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites.
www.bonkandco.com uses third-party cookies to measure use of the website including the number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what information is most popular and can influence future website content and development.
For this purpose, www.bonkandco.com uses Google Analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data gathered cannot be used to identify any user personally.
You can control your acceptance of cookies and/or disable them entirely in your web browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
In May 2011, EU Privacy Laws on the use of browser cookies came into force. This statement has been drafted to explain the types of cookie that this site uses, and to show that this website complies with the new EU legislation. More information on the new changes can be found from this Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) publication.