Your email address
When a visitor sends an email to The Curious Cat, the IP address of the sender is sent along with the email. This can aid us in identifying any suspicious activity.
Your email address will never be sold or given to anyone else. Your email address is never made publically available. The Curious Cat will never send you unsolicited email even if we think you would find it useful.
Credit Card/Bank Details
The Curious Cat does not have access to your credit card or bank details. All such information is dealt with securely by Paypal and the banking system.
Policy key definitions:
• “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, Jane Kirk t/a The Curious Cat.
• “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
• GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
• PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
• ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
• Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.
Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.
• We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because [provide reason].
• Legitimate basis: Legitimate Interests
The reason we use this basis: It is in the form of copy invoices for bookkeeping, contact and postage purposes
We process your information in the following ways: We only monitor where orders come from, in the form of county or country of origin.
Data retention period: 7 Years
Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.
Your individual rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights on the ICO website;
• the right to be informed;
• the right of access;
• the right to rectification;
• the right to erasure;
• the right to restrict processing;
• the right to data portability;
• the right to object; and
• the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.
Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.
Transparent Privacy Explanations
We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.
If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.
Email marketing messages & subscription
Under the GDPR we will use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list when this is active. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal date” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.
Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.
Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences, otherwise contact the EMS provider.
Our EMS provider is; [not applicable at present]. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;
• Email address
• I.P address
• Subscription time & date
Resources & further information
• Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
• Data Protection Act 1998
• Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
• The Guide to the PECR 2003
• Small business GDPR policy template