Summary of how we use your data
- Hickies uses your personal data to manage your relationship with us, allow you to purchase products and services from us, deal with invoicing and ensure that we can communicate with you efficiently.
- Data is shared with third party agents who assist us with the sale and provision of our services.
- Where we rely on your consent, such as for direct marketing, you can withdraw this consent at any time.
What does this policy cover?
This policy describes how Hickies Ltd will make use of your data to purchase services from our website (Hickies.co.uk).
It also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing which Hickies carries out. More information about your rights, and how to exercise them, is set out in the “What rights do I have?” section.
What information do we collect?
We collect and process personal data about you when you interact with us and our websites, and when you purchase services from us. This includes:
- your name
- your email address
- your phone number
- your address
- your payment details (including your billing address or PayPal account or bank details, as appropriate)
- information related to the browser or device you use to access our website;
How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?
We process this personal data for the following purposes:
- To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract: this is relevant where you make a purchase from us. This includes:
- verifying your identity;
- taking payments;
- communicating with you;
- providing customer services and arranging the delivery or other provision of services;
- Where we have a legitimate interest. This includes:
- providing an enhanced online user experience such as “likebox”.
- to conduct research, analysis and analytics.
- Where you give us consent:
- we will send you direct marketing in relation to our relevant products and services, or other products and services provided by us, our affiliates and carefully selected partners.
- we place cookies and use similar technologies in accordance with our Cookies Policy and the information provided to you when those technologies are used
- on other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the data for the purpose which we explain at that time.
Withdrawing consent or otherwise objecting to direct marketing
Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above. In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling we carry out for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, or by contacting us using the details set out below.
What rights do I have?
You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format, and to ask us to share (port) this data to another controller.
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).
These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.
To exercise any of these rights, you can get in touch with us – or our data protection officer – using the details set out below. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to an EU data protection authority where you live, work or where you believe a breach may have occurred.
How do I get in touch with you?
We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your data. If you have any concerns about how we process your data, or would like to opt out of direct marketing, you can get in touch at email@example.com
Which Hickies entity is my data controller, and which affiliates might my data be shared with?
The data controller for your information is Hickies Limited. Your personal data may be shared with other members of our group and certain third party agents.
How long will you retain my data?
Where we process registration and sales data, we do this for as long as you are an active user of our sites and for 12 months after this.
Where we process personal data for marketing purposes or with your consent, we process the data until you ask us to stop and for a short period after this (to allow us to implement your requests). We also keep a record of the fact that you have asked us not to send you direct marketing or to process your data so that we can respect your request in future.
Where we process personal data in connection with performing a contract, we keep the transactional data for six years from your last interaction with us (or such longer period as may be required by law).
This policy is written in English with a reference translation in another language (if necessary). In the event of any conflict in interpreting or construing the terms of this policy, the English version shall prevail.
When you visit Hickies.co.uk, we place a small text file called a cookie in your computer hard disk.
This file allows us to track you so that we are able to provide basic functionality to you such as shopping carts. They are also used to provide an enhanced online user experience and provide you with functionality such “likebox”.
In addition, it allows us to analysis your interaction with our website (including pages visited, search terms and images viewed). This is irrespective of whether you choose to make a purchase or not.
Most browsers allow you to reject cookies; but if you do so, certain functionality may be unavailable and certain webpages may not display properly.
We may share your data with these third parties to allow us to process your transactions and provide you with the services that we offer.
- Omni Finance
- Sage Pay
- The Arts Council of England
- Go Cardless