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Privacy Policy

Here at BeerBods we take your privacy seriously. Please take a minute to read this document (the ‘Privacy Policy’) that explains how we use your personal information and the choices you have. By proceeding to use this site, you are consenting that we process your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Cheers!


1. What information do we collect?

- Information you give us through registration;
- when you purchase an item;
- when you enter information on certain pages on the site or when you contact us by phone or email. This includes your date of birth, name, email address, phone number, address and/or social media profile details;
- transaction details, purchase history and items saved on your basket;
- payment information and bank details such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, as well as billing and shipping details;
- other information we may ask in connection with promotional offers, surveys, contests or other marketing activities.

Information we collect using cookies and other tracking technologies, such as device information, IP address, usage and location data. Check the Cookie section for more details.

Information we receive from other sources, such as when somebody buys a gift for you on our site and from our affiliates and partners we jointly offer services with or from advertisers, about your interactions with them. This may comprise your name, geographic location, age, shopping habits, user-generated content (such as blogs and social media postings), social media user name or other social media profile information (such as number of followers), in each case as permitted by law. We rely on the lawful basis for processing (which could be the consent you give to third parties) prior to us receiving that information for processing. Refer to the third party privacy statements of each of the websites you interact with for further details of that party’s processing.

2. How do we use your information?

We use the information you give to us to:

- process any order that you make and make sure you have a great experience using our services;
- provide customer service and support and respond to your queries and requests;
- notify you that it’s your lucky day and you have been selected as a winner of a contest or sweepstake (or to confirm your entry to future competitions or events);
- protect and prevent against fraud;
- enable our experts to conduct data analysis to help us improve our services and advertising, including showing you our adverts as you browse the web. We also anonymise and aggregate personal information (so that it does not identify you) and use it for purposes including testing our IT systems, research, data analysis, improving our site and app, and developing new products and services; and
- keep you updated on our latest announcements or send you post and emails with information about our products that we believe may be of interest to you. If you would like to change your communication preferences or if you no longer want to be part of our mailing list, please click the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the footer of every e-mail we send you, or contact us here.

We use the information we collect to:

- administer our site and improve your browsing experience, including tailoring content offered to you. We use data profiling in order to make the content we make available to you more interesting and relevant. You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing. See 6. Your rights (and how to exercise them!) for more details.
- to identify and prevent default in payments, fraud and other harmful activity, to defend our rights or property and to protect the rights and interests of our consumers and users; and
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

We use the information we receive from other sources to:

- combine it with information you give to us and information we collect about you for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive). These are companies approved by you, such as social media sites.

In accordance with the law, we will only retain your personal information for the period necessary to accomplish the purpose for which it was provided. We keep this data under periodic review to ensure it is still necessary for us to retain it. 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.

3. How we share your information?

We may share your personal information with our affiliated companies and with reputable service providers that help us run our business and improve our services and your customer experience, including matters such as warehousing and delivery, credit card and data processing, marketing and advertising, IT hosting and market research. In order to ensure the security of your transactions and prevent or detect fraudulent transactions, we may also share your information with our fraud screening partner. We won’t otherwise sell or distribute your personal data unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Be aware that our site includes social network plugins, so certain data (your current IP address, visited sites, date and time) is forwarded to these social media services even if you are not registered with them. If you are already logged into the social media service when you click on the social media button, the social media service may also use this data to identify your user name and possibly even your real name. Unfortunately, we have no control over the extent, nature and purpose of such data processing or their privacy practices – we suggest you review their privacy statement.

You can rest assured that we’ll only disclose your information for the specific purposes mentioned in Section 2 and that your data security is being taken care of. These third parties are bound to process your personal data only on our strict instructions and when they can offer adequate technical and organizational measures to protect it.

We may also disclose your personal information as necessary to protect the security and integrity of our site according with the law, in the event that we sell or transfer –or negotiate to sell or transfer- all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, or as required or authorized by law.

4. Sharing information overseas

We may transfer your personal information to service providers located in countries other than the one in which you live (only to the extent that it is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in Section 2). But worry not, we will take appropriate steps to provide an adequate level of protection using the standards set within the EEA as minimum (even after Brexit!). No matter where you reside, your data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy and as required by the law.

5. Security of data

We adopt technical and organisational measures to protect your data as comprehensively as possible. In addition to the commitment of our employees to secrecy and a careful selection and monitoring of our service providers, who are bound to comply with high security standards for the protection of your personal data, we also secure our operating environment adequately.

Our website uses https, which means that anything sent between your device and our servers will be encrypted, preventing others from snooping in on your data. The SSL certificate tells you that pages you visit on our website are provided by us. All of our payment processing is handled by a trusted third party and we do not store any credit card details on our systems. We use a Content Management System (CMS) that is tested from a security point of view on a regular basis. We also keep this updated to ensure that any issues that may arise get fixed. We follow best practice and adhere to the principles set out by OWASP to protect against attacks such as Cross-Site Scripting or SQL Injection.

Our website is hosted in secure data centres within the UK. Access to these services are restricted internally. Any information we have stored on databases is encrypted by default. We take backups of our website and associated services every day, and these are kept for up to 7 days. We do not use any personal information during any internal testing of our website.

6. Your rights (and how to exercise them!)

As a much loved user of our site, you have the right to request details of personal information which we hold about you as well as the purpose of its processing (you can check in Section 2] the lawful basis we rely on to process your information). You have the right to object to this processing if you wish, but please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out tasks above for your benefit. In addition, you have a right to demand the correction of incorrect data and the deletion of that which is inappropriate or no longer needed.

If you are seeking to exercise any of your statutory rights, please click here.

Your request will be investigated by our Data Protection Officer. A response to your request will be provided in writing as soon as possible and certainly within 30 calendar days of the days we received the request. We expect that our procedures will deal fairly and promptly with your request. However, if you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

7. Cookies

Like many other websites, we make use of cookies to improve your experience on our website. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. This can then be used to remember your actions and preferences. An example being that we’ll set a cookie when you close our newsletter banner, as it wouldn’t be preferable to show you this repeatedly.

We also use 3rd party services that set cookies, at the time of writing these are:

- Google Analytics (to track visits to our site, click here to opt out)
- Facebook (to link to our Facebook targeting)
- Discourse (to show comments from our community forum)
- LinkedIn (to link to our LinkedIn targeting)

You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking the link below: Cookie Settings

 

Browser controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:

- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Apple Safari
- Mozilla Firefox

Disabling most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu

8. Contact us

Just so you know, our legal name is BeerBods Limited. We are registered in United Kingdom with registration number 08053746 and VAT number GB177294569.

If you are seeking to exercise any of your statutory rights or if you have any comments, queries, or complaints please contact us at hello@beerbods.co.uk or call us on 01905 912 482 or write to us at:

BeerBods Ltd
Unit 9a Highgrove Farm
Pinvin
Worcestershire
WR10 2LF

9. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review. Any changes we may make to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted here. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 19th September 2019 and it’s version number 2.

Phew. If you’ve read all of this then it’s probably time for a beer.

 

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