PRIVACY POLICY BETWEEN QUIET EXPLOSION AND USERS OF THE GIFTIE® SERVICE

PRIVACY POLICY

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data collected from you will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated.  We are registered on the Data Protection Public Register. Our Data Protection Registration Number is CSN6099368. To find out more information about the Data Protection Register, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website www.ico.org.uk.

We may collect and process the following data about you: (i) information that you provide by filling in forms on retail partner’s e-commerce websites, and the Giftie® Service. We may also ask you for information if you enter a competition or promotion or when you report a problem with the Giftie® Service, (ii)if you contact us, We may keep a record of that correspondence, (iii) We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them (iv)details of your visits to retail partner’s e-commerce websites, and the Giftie® Service including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, browser version, cookie details, how long you stayed on a page, your domain name and internet protocol (IP) address, operating system and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access, (v)  other data to ensure and check compliance with Our Terms of Use and/or otherwise as required by law. When you view content on the Giftie® Service, We may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs, including but not limited to internet protocol (IP) addresses, internet service provider (ISP), clickstream data, browse type and language, viewed and exit pages and date or time stamps.

The Giftie® Service may use cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Giftie® Service. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the Giftie® Service or browse the Giftie® Service and also allows us to improve the Giftie® Service. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that We store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We may use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Giftie® Service. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Giftie® Service, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/ performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Giftie® Service when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Giftie® Service work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Giftie® Service. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Giftie® Service, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Giftie® Service and any potential advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Giftie® Service. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log onto the Giftie® Service. Please note that our advertisers, if We have any, may also use cookies, over which We have no control.

We will always aim to ensure that all information about you is as accurate as possible and not held for longer than necessary. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers.  Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Giftie® Service; any transmission is at your own risk. We may collect and store personal data on your Device using application data caches and browser web storage (including HTML 5) and other technology.

The data that We collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff outside the EEA that work for us or for one of our suppliers.  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We use information held about you in the following ways: (i)  to ensure that content from the Giftie® Service are presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, (ii) to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, (iii) to send you information about our publications and other related products and services, (iv) to notify you about changes to the Giftie® Service, (v) to verify your email address, (vi) to monitor, develop and improve the Giftie® Service and/or your experience, (vii) assist in and administer the provision of the Giftie® Service to you, (viii) to investigate any suspected breach of Our Terms of Use or the breach of other terms and conditions otherwise relating to you, (ix) to collect trend data on retail patterns and products, (x) for support purposes.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

As anonymised or trend data made available to partners as a normal part of our business, or individually identifiable data supplied for support purposes.

In the event that We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If We or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

If We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply Our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

The Giftie® Service may contain links to and from the websites (via banner ads) of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates (and including, but not limited to, websites on which the Giftie® Service is advertised).  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services, such as contact and location data. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you. Please email us at support@hellogiftie.com with any such requests.

In the future we will make available functionality through our customer portal to view any and all data that we hold about you. In this case, no fee will be payable for exercising that service.

Any changes We make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept them to continue your use of the Giftie® Service. Continued use of the Giftie® Service and any products or services provided by us will signify that you agree to any such changes.

By submitting your personal information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to support@hellogiftie.com.

GENERAL

The Terms of Use, and any other legal notices published by Giftie in the Giftie® Service or any end-user licence agreement in respect of any Giftie® Service offered by Giftie, will constitute the entire agreement between you and Giftie.

If any provision of the Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use, which will remain in full force and effect.

No waiver of any term of this the Terms of Use will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Giftie’s failure to assert any right or provision under the Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

The Terms of Use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. Any claim or dispute between you and Giftie that arises in whole or in part from the Giftie® Service will be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction in England and Wales.