Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Statement

This privacy policy is for the website www.wonderfulthingsgifts.co.uk and is presented by Ruth McMurray. This document outlines the responsibilities and rights of the individuals who choose to use it. 

At Wonderful Things, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site and subscribers to our mailing list. Here you’ll find information on how we treat data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to our mailing list.

You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 24th May 2018
 

Visitors to our Website

When someone visits www.wonderfulthingsgifts.co.uk we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. 

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. “Wonderful Things” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. 

 

What we collect

We may collect the following information:
Name
Contact information including email address
Bank Card details when orders have been made
Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
Other information relevant to customer service

 

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
We will never sell your information.


Mailing List

We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletters. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. Your information is securely stored within mailchimp. 

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with GDPR and on the lawful basis of consent, which will be digitally recorded by Mailchimp.

You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing wonderful_things@mail.com


Third Parties

As well as using mailchimp to store personal information. We use an online  payment  company called Stripe who process all of our card payments. They secruely obtain vital information including your name and bank card details from online orders at www.wonderfulthingsgifts.co.uk. They use this information to process payments and to check for any fraudulent acts. 
We will sometimes share your information with other trusted third parties such as delivery couriers. 

 

Access to Your Personal Information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you.  You can Email your request to wonderful_things@mail.com at any time. 

 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. 
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. 
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.