This policy describes Accent UK’s use of your data. References in this policy to “we” or “us” shall mean Accent UK.
The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at knowyourprivacyrights.org
Please note that when you enter any subsites accessible through Accent UK Websites, such subsites may have their own specific privacy policies.
What information do we process because we have a contractual obligation with you?
When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.
In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.
We may use it in order to:
We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.
Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor our performance with respect to a particular service we provide. If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable.
We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
What information do we ask you to provide to us with your consent?
Accent UK does not generally require that you provide us with personal data in order to visit and navigate the Accent UK website. However, in order to make purchases or subscribe for email updates, we will require personal information (such as your e-mail address) so that we can contact you. Wherever possible, we aim to obtain your explicit consent to process this information.
Accent UK may also ask you to provide other information about yourself for purchases. Therefore, the information that we collect from and process may include:
We may offer opportunities to enter into activities such as contests or promotions (collectively, “Promotions”), on our own or jointly with a third party. Such Promotions may require registration and the disclosure of both personal data and non-personal data. In the event that a Promotion is offered jointly with a third party, as a result of your participation in such Promotion, your personal data and non-personal data may be shared with such third party. This sharing will be disclosed to you at the time you provide your information. By entering a Promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor and/or other third parties connected to the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising and marketing materials. Therefore, always carefully read the rules of the Promotion before entering.
What information do we collect from you automatically?
Whenever you visit or interact with the Accent UK Website, we may automatically collect certain information such as your IP address and/or another unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device ("Device") you use to access the Accent UK Website and any referring property. (A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a Website or other digital property or its servers).
Some mobile service providers may also provide us or third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access the Accent UK Website.
In addition, Accent UK, as well as certain third-party analytics and other service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you use the Accent UK Website ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include, in part, the Device you use to access the Accent UK Website, browser type, platform, operating system, IP address, viewport, the content served, the time at which a page was accessed and/or the time spent on a page, and the preceding pages views.
Therefore, the information that we may automatically collect from you and process may include:
What information do we obtain from third parties?
Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we sometimes receive data that is indirectly made up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use.
No such information is personally identifiable to you.
How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?
We process this personal data for the following purposes:
In addition, with your consent we may send you direct marketing in relation to our services, or other services provided by us, our affiliates and carefully selected partners. Although these will only be sent where you have given your consent you will be able to opt-out of electronic direct marketing by following the instructions in the communication.
Who will we share this data with, and where?
To Third-Parties as we may, from time to time, employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf, and thus, we may also share your personal data with third-party service providers that assist us with providing content, fulfilling your requests, improving our content, services or advertising, or otherwise performing services for Accent UK. As one example, if you access content or services that are published, developed or supported by a third party, your personal data may be shared with that third party for purposes related to that content or those services, including service administration and/or development. Additionally, we may share your information in order to host or operate the Accent UK Website, for data analysis purposes.
When you consent to have your personal data shared or otherwise request that we share your information, we may offer you the opportunity to consent to the sharing of your information with third parties. You may request, sometimes through your use of an interactive feature or third-party application, that we share personal data about you with a third party, and we will typically do so in those circumstances. If you consent or request to receive communications from third parties, you will need to communicate with them directly if you later decide that you no longer wish to receive their communications.
Legal Protections and Law Enforcement
We may transfer and disclose information, including your personal data, (including Usage Information and Device Identifier (including IP address)), to third parties: (i) to comply with legal obligations; (ii) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; (iii) at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; (iv) to verify or enforce our Terms & Conditions or other applicable policies; (v) to respond to an emergency; or (vi) to otherwise protect the rights, property, safety or security of third parties, visitors to the Accent UK Website or the public. We may also use Device Identifiers to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies, in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
Social Media Applications
Functionality on the Accent UK properties may permit interactions between third-party properties, such as enabling you to “like” or “share” content to third-party properties. If you choose to “like” or “share” content or to otherwise post information from or via the Bleeding Fingers Website to a third-party property, feature or application, that information may become public and the third-party property may have access to information about you and your use of the Bleeding Fingers Website, including personal data.
You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature (such as our Facebook, Twitter or other social media pages, or a similar feature on a third-party property) through which you allow us to collect and share (or the third party to share) information about you, including personal data. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third-party property give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections,” or if information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third-party property or interactive service.
Accent UK uses commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your personal data, and we use reasonable efforts to obtain the agreement of our third-party service providers to take steps to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal data we share with them. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% private and secure. Please be careful to avoid ‘phishing’ schemes, where someone may send you an e-mail that looks like it is from Accent UK asking for your personal data. You understand that any message or information you send to an Accent Property may be read or intercepted by others. Accent UK does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the Accent UK Website and provide us with your information at your own risk.
Information relating to your method of payment
Payment information is never taken by us or transferred to us either through our website or otherwise. Our employees and contractors never have access to it.
At the point of payment, you are transferred to a secure page on the website of a reputable payment service provider. That page may be branded to look like a page on our website, but it is not controlled by us.
Direct debit (if applicable)
When you agree to set up a direct debit arrangement, the information you give to us is passed to our own bank, Lloyds Bank, for processing according to our instructions. We do not keep a copy.
We keep this information only for the duration of the direct debit arrangement.
We are registered under the direct debit guarantee scheme. This provides for the customer’s bank to refund disputed payments without question, pending further investigation. Direct debits can only be set up for payments to beneficiaries that are approved originators of direct debits. In order to be approved, these beneficiaries are subjected to careful vetting procedures. Once approved, they are required to give indemnity guarantees through their banks.
How do we treat children's personal data?
The Accent UK Website is open to all individuals however, if you are under 18, then you require consent from a parent or guardian. We do not knowingly collect or permit the collection, storage or use of any personal data from anyone under 18 years of age. If we become aware that a child under 16 is attempting to submit this information, we will inform the minor that he, she or they are ineligible to do so. We will then remove this information from our records.
For Residents of the United States
If you are a parent or guardian who knows or has discovered that your child under the age of 13 has submitted his or her personal data or other information without your consent, permission or authorization, upon request, we will promptly: (a) provide direct notice to youindicating what, if any, personal data of your child has been collected and how it has been used and/or disclosed; (b) remove your child’s personal data or other information from our database, cease the use of such information and direct any other party with access to such information to do the same; and (c) by notice to you, confirm compliance with the foregoing.
Access to your information (personal data) and your rights
Notice to California Residents
Your California Privacy Rights: If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: (a) information identifying any third party(ies) to whom Accent UK may have disclosed, within the preceding calendar year, your personal data for that third party’s direct marketing purposes; (b) a description of the categories of personal data disclosed; and (c) to obtain such information free of charge. To request such information, please submit your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Accent UK will respond to these requests within thirty 30 days. Requests that come to Accent UK by other means may result in a delayed response.
For Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA)
How can you access your personal data and what are your rights?
If you would like a copy of the personal data that we store about you in our customer databases, please contact us using the details given in the “Contact us” section below.
This is in addition to your legal rights, including the right to access a copy of your personal data, the right to request the deletion or updating of any inaccurate personal data and the right to object, in some cases, to our processing of your personal data. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the details given in the “Contact us” section below.
Where we are processing personal data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You may also have, for some data processed by us, a right to data portability, i.e. the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format and transmit your personal data to another data controller. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the details given in the “Contact us” section below. You may be asked to provide some proof of identification so that we can verify that it is you making the request.
If you are concerned that we have not complied with your legal rights or applicable privacy laws, you may contact us or your local data protection authority.
Data may be processed outside the European Union
Our websites are hosted in the USA.
We may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time in other aspects of our business.
Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union.
For example, some of the software our website uses may have been developed in the United States of America or in Australia.
Retention of personal data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out in this policy or to otherwise comply with any applicable laws and regulations concerning the mandatory retention of certain types of information.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.
Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.
Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
Our use of re-marketing
Re-marketing involves placing a cookie on your computer when you browse our website in order to be able to serve to you an advert for our products or services when you visit some other website.
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