The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Visiting Our Website
When you visit the website it collects visitor information on your visit such as which pages you viewed, how long you spent on each page, your IP address, your browser version, your operating system and information requested along with the date and time of any request. This information is stored in the web server user logs.
The web server user logs are stored on a third party server who host our website. This server is located in the United Kingdom.
Our third party server company stores this information for routine server maintenance, analysis and security of the web server to help guard against unauthorised access to the network, the distribution of malicious code and to detecting unusual or suspicious activity.
Unless our third party web server provider is investigating suspicious or potential criminal activity on the website, we do not allow our website server provider to make any attempt to identify you from the information collected via the server logs.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Your Personal Data
BC Designs INT (‘BCDI’) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
BCDI has appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions, please contact us, using the details below.
BC Designs INT
Company Registration Number: 10769737
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: BC Designs INT, Allens Farm, Colchester CO7 7BN
Telephone number: 01206 827100
The Point of this Notice?
This privacy notice will let you know how we look after your personal data when you visit our website and/or otherwise engage with BCDI, it also provides an explanation of your privacy rights
and how the law protects you.
What Personal Data?
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We are a manufacturer and supplier to trade and as a result rarely engage with personal information for end customers, our engagement is generally limited to occasional delivery engagement, to assist in identifying stockists of our products, to address general enquiries and also to address warranty related issues.
BCDI collects and processes personal data through visitors use of this website, and individuals wider engagement with us, including when you get in touch with us using a web form, sign up to receive a newsletter or when you contact us about our products (over the phone or in person) so we can provide services to you, and in performing those services.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
- Identity & Contact Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, address, email address and phone numbers.
- Financial & Transaction Data includes bank account and payment card details, payment details to and from you.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us, your communication preferences and use of this website.
- Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
- We do not collect any sensitive or Special Category Personal Data about you.
How we use your personal data
We use personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need it to perform or support the performance of a contract to supply our products, entered into with you or one of our stockists.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, specifically relating to financial record keeping.
- We do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so.
To see the full outline of how we manage your Personal Data click the DOWNLOAD BCDI
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls.
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Resources & Further Information
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
May 2016 Edited & customised by: BC Designs Ltd