Privacy Policy

Who we are

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Chocolate-e-Claire’s, the owner and provider of this Website. Chocolate-e-Claire’s takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions, which can be found at: https://www.chocolate-e-claires.co.uk/tscs

Please read this privacy policy carefully. 

Definitions and interpretation

1 – In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used: 

Data 

Collectively all information that you submit to Chocolate-e-Claire’s via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws

Cookies

a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below

Data Protection Laws

any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK

GDPR

the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Chocolate-e-Claire’s

Chocolate-e-Claire’s of 21 St Andrews Close, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7PL

UK and EU Cookie Law

the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronxic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

User

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Chocolate-e-Claire’s and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Chocolate-e-Claire’s and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

Website

the website that you are currently using, https://chocolate-e-claires.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions

2 – In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

  • the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
  • references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
  • a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
  • including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
  • reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
  • the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

3 – This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Chocolate-e-Claire’s and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

4 – For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Chocolate-e-Claire’s is the “data controller”. This means that Chocolate-e-Claire’s determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

5 – We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

  • Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • IP address (automatically collected)
  • Address;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 6 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

How we collect data

6 – We collect Data in the following ways:

  • data is given to us by you; and
  • data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

7 – Chocolate-e-Claire’s will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:

  • when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means
  • when you enter a competition or promotion through a social media channel;
  • when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;
  •  when you elect to receive marketing communications from us
  • when you use our services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is collected automatically

8 – To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

  • we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
  • we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.

Comments

9 – When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

10 – An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Our use of data

11 – Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

  • internal record keeping;
  • transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy

12 – We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below

13 – For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we’ll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in

  • soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under “soft opt-in” consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
  • for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we’ll provide

if you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your rights” below

Who we share your data with

14 – We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:

  • Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:
  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy

 

Keeping data secure

15 – We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example

  • access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you
  • we store your Data on secure servers.

16 – Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: chocolateeclaire2018@gmail.com

17 – If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses

How long we retain your data

18 – Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

19 – Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

20 – If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

21 – For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information

What rights you have over your data

22 – If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

23 – You have the following rights in relation to your Data:

  • Right to access– the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
  • Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems
  • Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it
  • Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
  • Right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests

24 – To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: chocolateeclaire2018@gmail.com

25 – If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/

26 – It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it

Where we send your data

27 – Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Links to other websites

28 – This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

29 – Chocolate-e-Claire’s may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Chocolate-e-Claire’s. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

30 – We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

31 – In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Cookies

32 – This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Chocolate-e-Claire’s uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products. Chocolate-e-Claire’s has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times

33 – All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

34 – Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Chocolate-e-Claire’s to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended

35 – This Website may place the following Cookies

Type of cookie

Strictly necessary cookies 

Purpose

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services

36 – You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.

 

37 – You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

38 – You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

 

39 – It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings

 

40 – For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer

Embedded content from other websites

41 – Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

42 – These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

General

43 – You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected. 36 – If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected

44 – Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

45 – This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts

Changes to this privacy policy

46 – Chocolate-e-Claire’s reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations

You may contact Chocolate-e-Claire’s by email at chocolateeclaire2018@gmail.com  

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

We also accept payments through Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Stripe privacy policy  for more details.

Attribution

This privacy policy was created using a document from https://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk/

Rocket Lawyer https://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk

Cookies

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

Strictly necessary             We use the following strictly necessary cookies: 

 

Description of Cookie

Account

Purpose

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser

Comment

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Log in

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed

Articles

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day