Cookies and data policy

  1. Introduction

1.1    At Showroom Collective LTD we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our tribe.

1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and designers; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3    We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of Showroom Collective, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

1.4    In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Showroom Collective LTD.[ For more information about us, see Section 13.]

  1. How we use your personal data

2.1    In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a)    the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b)    in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data];

(c)    the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(d)    the legal bases of the processing.

2.2    We may process some data about the way you use our website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, 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 a very simple version of Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services to offer you a better experience each time. The legal basis for this processing is your very valuable consent.

2.3    We may process your account data (“account data“). The account data may include your name and email address. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. Again, the legal basis for this processing is your valuable consent.

2.4    We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website (“profile data“). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is one more time your consent.

2.5    We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data“). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is yes, you guessed right, your consent.

2.6    In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, 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.

2.7    Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

  1. Providing your personal data to others

3.1    We simply won’t provide your data to anyone else, your personal information is yours, and yours only.

  1. International transfers of your personal data

4.1    In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to [countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

4.2    The hosting facilities for our website are situated in The United States of America. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of this country. Transfers will be protected by appropriate safeguards.

4.3    You acknowledge that the personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

  1. Retaining and deleting personal data

5.1    This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, 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.

  1. Amendments

6.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

6.2    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

  1. Your rights

7.1    We have summarized, the best we can, the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are simply mind boggling, should you require more information you can read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

7.2    Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)    the right to access;

(b)    the right to rectification;

(c)    the right to erasure;

(d)    the right to restrict processing;

(e)    the right to object to processing;

(f)    the right to data portability;

(g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h)    the right to withdraw consent.

7.3    To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a)    consent; or

(b)    that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,

and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

7.4    If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

7.5    To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, this will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

  1. 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 do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

  1. Cookies that we use

9.1    We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)   advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you. Cookies used for this purpose are: Facebook Pixel;

(b)    analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services. Cookies used for this purpose are: Google Analytics

  1. Managing cookies

10.1  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?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

10.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

10.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

  1. Our details

11.1  This website is owned and operated by Showroom Collective LTD.

11.2  We are registered in England and our registered office is at UB2 4AS, UK.

11.4  You can contact us:

(a)   using our website contact form

(b)   by email, using the email address published on our website

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