At Cooksongold AM, we are 100% committed to protecting the privacy and security of our customers and site visitors. This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.
If you have any questions about how we Protect Your Privacy, you can contact us via email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For all our services, the data controller (the company that’s responsible for your privacy) is Cooksongold AM
It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. We’ll notify you of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.
The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process your personal data, including:
We can collect and process your data with your consent in certain situations. For example, when you tick a box to subscribe to our email newsletters.
When collecting your personal data, we’ll always make clear to you which data is necessary for connection with a particular service.
Your personal data can be collected to comply with our contractual obligations. For example, the details we collect during the registration process like address details means we can deliver your purchase by passing this information to our couriers.
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data. For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity to law enforcement.
We also require your data in line with our legitimate interests which might be reasonably expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact on your rights, freedom or interests. An example of this could be when we use your purchase history to send you or make personalised offers.
We also combine the shopping history of different customers to identify trends, develop our services and product range and ensure we offer a personalised shopping experience.
We will also use your address details to send you direct marketing information by post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you.
Your name and contact details
|How we use your name & contact details||Why?|
|Deliver your purchases to you||We collect this data in order to perform a contract with you (fulfil your order).|
|Send you service messages by text or e-mail, such as order updates||We collect this data in order to perform a contract with you (so we can give you order updates and let you know when it has been despatched).|
|Sending you information by email, SMS, or post, about our new products, services, offers and other information.||This is to keep you up to date. We only send this with your permission|
|Fraud prevention and detection||To prevent and detect fraud against either you or Cooksongold AM.|
|Finding out what you, and other customers, like||To ensure we are giving you what you want, and to stay ahead of the competition.|
Your payment information
This means your card’s security/CVV code. We do not store this information.
|How we use your payment information||Why?|
|Take payment, and give refunds||We’ve got to do this to perform our contract with you.|
|Fraud prevention and detection||To prevent and detect fraud against either you or Cooksongold AM.|
Your contact history with us
This includes what you have said to us over the phone, live chat, email, social media and our onsite help tool.
|How we use your contact history||Why?|
|Provide customer service and support||We’ve got to do this to perform our contract with you and respond to your queries, refund requests and complaints.|
|Train our staff||We use the data collected to train our staff and to improve our customer service offering.|
|Feedback requests and reviews||We use the data collected to improve our customer service offering and to help other customers with their shopping experience.|
Order history and previously saved baskets,
This includes what you’ve bought and items you have saved in baskets.
|How we use your purchase history and saved items||Why?|
|To fulfil your order||We’ve got to do this to perform our contract with you.|
|Provide customer service and support, and handle returns||We’ve got to do this to perform our contract with you.|
|Finding out what you, and other customers, like||To ensure we are giving you what you want, and to stay ahead of the competition and offer you a more personalised shopping experience. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.|
Information about your devices (phone, tablet, computer) and how you use our website
Information you give us when you browse our site or use our app, including your IP address and device type and, your location data, as well as how you use our website.
|How we use information about your phone or laptop, and how you use our website||Why?|
|Improve our website.||To give you the best possible shopping experience.|
|Protect our website||To prevent and detect fraud against either you or Cooksongold AM, and to meet our legal obligations about looking after your data|
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Your responses to competitions, surveys and feedback requests.
|How we use your responses to surveys, competitions and promotions||Why?|
|Survey and feedback requests||We use the data collect to improve our customer service offering and to help other customers with their shopping experience. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.|
We are committed to protecting our customer’s privacy and we know how much data security means to all our customers. With this in mind, we treat your data carefully and take all appropriate steps to ensure it is protected.
We secure access to all transactional areas, including registration and checkout process, of our websites using ‘https’ technology.
Access to your personal data is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as payment card information) is secured by SSL encryption.
We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we carry out testing to identify ways to further strengthen security.
We’ll hold on to your information for as long as you have your account, or as long as is needed to be able to provide the services to you, or (in the case of any contact you may have with our Customer Care team) for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only.
If reasonably necessary or required to meet legal or regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our terms and conditions, we may also keep hold of some of your information as required, even after you have closed your account or it is no longer needed to provide the services to you.
We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties.
For example, delivery couriers so they can let you know when your order will be delivered, to help us personalise our offers to you and so on.
Here’s the policy we apply to those organisations to keep your data safe and protect your privacy:
Examples of the kind of third parties we work with are:
Sharing your data with third parties for their own purposes:
We will only do this in very specific circumstances, for example:
For further information please contact our Data Protection Officer.
To help personalise your journey through Cooksongold AM we currently use the following companies, who will process your personal data as part of their contracts with us:
Cooksongold AM is part of the Heimerle + Meule Group. The Group uses centralised finance, supplier and customer management systems.
Your information may be accessed by others in the Group for administrative and analytical purposes. However, you will not receive marketing from other Group companies unless you have agreed to it.
Sometimes we will need to share your personal data with third parties and suppliers outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
If you are based outside the UK and place an order with us, we will hold the personal data that we collect from you in the UK.
Protecting your data outside the EEA
The EEA includes all EU Member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. We may transfer personal data that we collect from you to third-party data processors in countries that are outside the EEA.
If we do this, we have procedures in place to ensure your data receives the same protection as if it were being processed inside the EEA. For example, we ensure that our contracts with third parties stipulate the standards they must follow at all times. If you wish for more information about these contracts please contact our Data Protection Officer.
Any transfer of your personal data will follow applicable laws and we will treat the information under the guiding principles of this Privacy Notice.
You have the right to request:
You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that Cooksongold AM holds at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To ask for your information, please contact Data Protection Officer, Cooksongold AM, 59-83 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3NZ, or email email@example.com. To ask for your information to be amended, please update your online account, or contact our Customer Services team.
If we choose not to action your request we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal.
Your right to withdraw consent
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.
Where we rely on our legitimate interest
In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels. We must always comply with your request.
Checking your identity
To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.
How can you stop the use of personal data for marketing?
If you have given us consent, we’ll send you marketing messages by email, text and post to keep you aware of what we’re up to and to help you see and find our products.
You can stop receiving marketing messages from us at any time.
You can do this:
Once you do this, we will update your profile to ensure that you don’t receive further marketing messages.
Please note that, as Cooksongold AM comprises of many inter-connecting services, it might take a few days for all our systems to be updated, so you might get messages from us while we process your request.
Stopping marketing messages will not stop service communications (such as order updates).
If you live outside of the UK
For all non-UK customers
By using our services or providing your personal data to us, you are expressly consenting to the processing of your personal data by us or on our behalf. Of course, you still have the right to ask us not to process your data in certain ways, and if you do so, we will respect your wishes.
Sometimes we’ll need to transfer your personal data between countries to enable us to supply the goods or services you’ve requested. In the ordinary course of business, we may transfer your personal data from your country of residence to ourselves and to third parties located in the UK.
By dealing with us, you are giving your consent to this overseas use, transfer and disclosure of your personal data outside your country of residence for our ordinary business purposes.
This may occur because our information technology storage facilities and servers are located outside your country of residence, and could include storage of your personal data on servers in the UK.
We’ll ensure that reasonable steps are taken to prevent third parties outside your country of residence using your personal data in any way that’s not set out in this Privacy Notice. We’ll also make sure we adequately protect the confidentiality and privacy of your personal data.
If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.
Or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns (opens in a new window; please note we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites)
If you are based outside the UK, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence.
Please contact our customer service team:
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You can also contact our privacy team by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you’d like to, you can write to us at:
Cooksongold AM, 59-83 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3NZ