Online Kitchen Store

Privacy Policy


Online Kitchen Store Ltd takes the privacy of personal data seriously and the legal and compliant treatment of this data is at the core of our operations.

We therefore ask you to please read the following important information which explains how we collect, store and use your personal data.

Who are we?

Online Kitchen Store Ltd is a Home Improvement business offering finance options to our customers.

Online Kitchen Store Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under 795093, we are a credit broker and not a lender, Credit facilities are offered from a panel of lenders.

Online Kitchen Store Ltd 07517642 has its registered office at 42 High Street, Flitwick, Beds MK45 1DU.

What do we mean by Personal Data?

By personal data (or personal information), we mean information that relates to you and is used to identify you, either directly or in conjunction with other material we hold.

How do we collect information from you?

We collect personal information about you as and when you consent to us doing so by signing our Data Consent forms, or by indicating consent on our online forms. We gather your consent in writing before entering business relations with you.

What type of information do we collect?

The information we collect may include your name, address, email address and phone number.

We may also ask for evidence of your identity, for example your passport, driving license, proof of residence or income.

Why do we collect information from you?

We use your personal information for the following:

  1. Provision of advice and services or to provide you with the information, products and services you have requested from us.
  2. To comply with legislation in relation to anti money laundering regulations and the Financial Services Act.

How do we protect your personal information?

Any personal information we collect, record, or use in any way, be it on computer, hard copy or in any other form, is secured through our safeguarding processes to ensure that we meet our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation enforceable from 25th May 2018.

What are your rights surrounding your personal information?

The GDPR enhances your rights surrounding your personal data. This includes:

  1. The right to be informed – we will provide you with a copy of this privacy policy before seeking your consent to store/process your personal data.
  2. The right of access – you have the right to request a copy of any personal information we hold on you. This will be provided in a structured format, free of charge, within 30 days of your request. Requests can be made in writing, by phone or by email, to any of the contact details of our Data Protection Officer provided below.
  3. The right to rectification – you have the right to request us to rectify any of your personal data which you believe is inaccurate or incomplete. We will respond within one month (this can be extended by two months where the request for rectification is complex). Requests can be made in writing, by phone or by email, to any of our contact details provided above.
  4. The right to erasure – you have the right to request ‘to be forgotten’, i.e. for us to delete all records of your personal data. We will comply with your request, unless we have a legal obligation to continue to hold your personal data, in which case we will inform you of the reason we are unable to complete your request.
  5. The right to restrict processing – you have the right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of personal data – in this case we will retain just enough information about you to ensure that the restriction is respected in future.
  6. The right to data portability – you may request a copy of your personal data, in order to use it for your own purposes across different services, e.g. moving it from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way. We will provide the data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form, e.g. CSV files. This will be provided free of charge and within one month (this can be extended by two months where the request is complex).
  7. The right to object – you have the right to object to us processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes, and historical or statistical purposes, and we will respect this request as soon as we receive it (by post / email / phone, details of which are provided above).
  8. The right to complain: If you wish to request further information about any of the above rights, or if you are unhappy with how we have handled your information, contact the Data Protection Officer (see section 7.2 for contact details). If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint or believe our processing of your information does not comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ 0303 123 1113.

How we decide how long to retain your data?

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying and legal or contractual requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purpose for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and any applicable legal or contractual requirements.

Who do we share your personal information with?

We do not share your personal with anyone external to Online Kitchen Store Ltd.

Security

Technical and organisational security measures have been put in place to ensure any personal data in our control is suitably safeguarded. We have limited access to direct employees and authorised service providers who require such information to deliver our services and for the purposes outlined in this policy.

While we have endeavored to protect our systems, it is impossible to guarantee that any information, during transmission or while stored on our systems, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

Childrens Privacy

The Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under thirteen, do not provide your personal information on or to the Site. Users who are below the age of eighteen (18) should not use the Site without permission from their parent or legal guardian.

Phishing / Spoofing Schemes

If you receive a request to provide sensitive information (including your Account password, or any payment information) via email or to a website or individual claiming to be us, that does not appear legitimate, please do not respond or disclose your information. Please immediately report any such communication or request to us at: services@onlinekitchenstore.co.uk

Cookies & Similar Technologies

Like many companies, we (and our service providers) use cookies and other similar technologies to collect, store and track information about your Site usage. This information helps us to provide, operate, improve and personalise our Sites.

What are Cookies

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are stored on the hard drive of the device you are using, be it a PC, mobile phone, or tablet. These letters and numbers are used to allow a website to remember certain bits of information, so that the user experience can be improved next time you visit.
By using our website you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How we use Cookies

When you visit our website it is likely we will create cookies which are stored on your device. For the duration of your 'session' on our website these cookies help us to deliver the correct information and ensure you only have to enter required information once, thereby improving your browsing experience.

We also use web analytics to understand how many people have visited our website, what they have looked at and how they found us etc. This gives us a better understanding of how our website is working. All data accrued cannot be used to identify personal information and merely gives us a general idea of how our website performs.

This overview of the type of cookies we use is based on categories outlined by the International Chamber of Commerce, in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. Some cookies may appear in multiple categories.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function. By disabling these cookies, some aspects of a website will either not work, or not work properly, such as secure logins, location services, and e-commerce functionality.

Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies gather information to help improve the day to day performance of a website. By analysing data collected we can enhance popular pages, fix bugs and error messages etc. All data is based on totals and averages and is strictly anonymous. For example we use Google Analytics, which creates several first-party cookies. The data that Google collects is kept strictly private and confidential and won't be shared with anyone else. We don't feel that Google Analytics is a breach of privacy as we are merely aggregating the data survey. The information that is collected is used to understand website trends and performance.

Category 3: functionality cookies
These are cookies which provide a 'memory' for the website, this enables the website to remember any personal choices you make (for example, your username, language or geographic location). A website may provide local weather reports, traffic updates and other similar localised information. These cookies are also used to remember changes you may make to text sizes, fonts and other customisable elements of the website. The information these cookies collect may be made anonymous and can't track activity on other websites.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
We nurture the use of social media websites and believe sharing is a key part of how people access new information. Social media networks are a popular way of doing this. To enable people to share information via popular social media, our website may have functionality allowing this type of activity.

The owners of social media websites may place cookies on users' devices and they will have their own cookie policies. We have no control over these companies' cookies policies.

How to turn off cookies

Most web browsers enable you to decline or block cookies (check the “Help” or “Settings” menus of your browser to learn more). It is your right to decline cookies however doing so may disable certain features within our website(s) and compromise your experience.

 

Updates to this Policy

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed periodically and updated to comply with any new legislation – the most recent of which is the GDPR, which has been introduced and was enforced from 25th May 2018.

This policy was updated on July, 2020.

 

 

 

 

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