1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of individual customers.
1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of such persons; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
1.3 In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Zero Entropy Networks.[ For more information about us, see Section 13.]
- The personal data that we collect
2.1 In this Section 2 we have set out the general categories of personal data that we process[ and, in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, information about the source and specific categories of that data].
2.2 We may process data enabling us to get in touch with you (“contact data“). The contact data may include [your name, email address, telephone number, postal address and/or social media account identifiers. The source of the contact data is you and/or your employer.
2.3 We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and/or services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website (“transaction data“). The transaction data may include your name, your contact details, your payment card details (or other payment details) and the transaction details. The source of the transaction data is you and/or our payment services provider.
2.4 We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or that we send to you (“communication data“). The communication data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms.
2.5 We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system.
- Purposes of processing and legal bases
3.1 In this Section 3, we have set out the purposes for which we may process personal data and the legal bases of the processing.
3.2 Operations – We may process your personal data for the purposes of operating our website, the processing and fulfilment of orders, providing our services, supplying our goods, generating invoices, bills and other payment-related documentation. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website, services and business.
3.3 Relationships and communications – We may process contact data, account data, customer relationship data, transaction data and/or communication data for the purposes of managing our relationships, communicating with you (excluding communicating for the purposes of direct marketing) by email, SMS, post, fax and/or telephone, providing support services and compliant handling. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely communications with our website visitors, service users, individual customers and customer personnel, the maintenance of our relationships, enabling the use of our services, and the proper administration of our website, services and business.
3.4 Direct marketing – We may process [contact data, account data, profile data, customer relationship data and/or transaction data] for [the purposes of creating, targeting and sending direct marketing communications by email, SMS, post and/or fax and making contact by telephone for marketing-related purposes]. The legal basis for this processing is [consent] OR [our legitimate interests, namely [promoting our business and communicating marketing messages and offers to our website visitors and service users]] OR [[specify basis]].
3.5 Record keeping – We may process your personal data for the purposes of creating and maintaining our databases, back-up copies of our databases and our business records generally. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely ensuring that we have access to all the information we need to properly and efficiently run our business in accordance with this policy.
3.6 Security – We may process [your personal data] for [the purposes of security and the prevention of fraud and other criminal activity]. The legal basis of this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the protection of our website, services and business, and the protection of others].
3.7 Legal claims – We may process [your personal data] where necessary for [the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure]. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others].
3.8 Legal compliance and vital interests – We may also process your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
- Providing your personal data to others
4.1 We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.
4.2 Your personal data held in our website database OR will be stored on the servers of our hosting services providers WP Sanctuary.
4.3 Financial transactions relating to our website and services are handled by our payment services providers, WooCommerce and Paypal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
- Retaining and deleting personal data
5.1 This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
5.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
5.3 We will retain your personal data as follows:
(a) contact data will be retained for a minimum period of 2 years following the date of the most recent contact between you and us, and for a maximum period of 5 years following that date;
(b) account data will be retained for a minimum period of 2 years following the date of closure of the relevant account, and for a maximum period of 5 years following that date;
(c) profile data will be retained for a minimum period of 2 years following the date of deletion of the profile by you, and for a maximum period of 5 years following that date;
(d) customer relationship data will be retained for a minimum period of 2 years following the date of termination of the relevant customer relationship and for a maximum period of 5 years following that date;
(e) service data will be retained for a minimum period of 2 years following the date of termination of the relevant contract, and for a maximum period of 5 years following that date;
(f) transaction data will be retained for a minimum period of 2 years following the date of the transaction, and for a maximum period of 5 years following that date;
(g) communication data will be retained for a minimum period of 2 years following the date of the communication in question, and for a maximum period of 5 years following that date;
(h) usage data will be retained for 2 years following the date of collection; and
5.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
- Security of personal data
6.1 We will take appropriate technical and organisational precautions to secure your personal data and to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.
6.2 The following personal data will be stored by us in encrypted form: [your name, contact information, password(s) and cardholder data].
6.3 Data relating to [your enquiries and financial transactions that is sent from your web browser to our web server, or from our web server to your web browser, will be protected using encryption technology.
6.4 You should ensure that your password is not susceptible to being guessed, whether by a person or a computer program. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential and we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
- Your rights
7.1 In this Section 7, we have listed the rights that you have under data protection law.
7.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access – you can ask for copies of your personal data;
(b) the right to rectification – you can ask us to rectify inaccurate personal data and to complete incomplete personal data;
(c) the right to erasure – you can ask us to erase your personal data;
(d) the right to restrict processing – you can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data;
(e) the right to object to processing – you can object to the processing of your personal data;
(f) the right to data portability – you can ask that we transfer your personal data to another organisation or to you;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority – you can complain about our processing of your personal data; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent – to the extent that the legal basis of our processing of your personal data is consent, you can withdraw that consent.
7.3 These rights are subject to certain limitations and exceptions. You can learn more about the rights of data subjects by visiting https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
7.4 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data [by written notice to us, using the contact details set out below].
- About cookies
8.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
8.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
8.3 Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
- Cookies that we use
- Cookies used by our service providers
- Managing cookies
11.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 (Chrome);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
11.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
12.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
12.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
12.3 We will notify you of changes significant changes to this policy by email.
- Our details
13.1 This website is owned and operated by Zero Entropy Networks Limited
13.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 7207585, and our registered office is at 33 Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 2LZ
13.3 Our principal place of business is at Shruggs Farm, Shruggs Lane, Burston, Staffordshire ST18 0GZ
13.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website; or
(d) by email, using the email address published on our website.
- Data protection registration
14.1 We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
14.2 Our data protection registration number is [number].
- Data protection officer
15.1 Our data protection officer’s contact details are: Kirstie Bend c/o Zero Entropy Networks Limited