Privacy Policy

1.      Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and customers; in this policy we explain how we will handle your personal data.

1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to your personal data; 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 our website and services, 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 Black Edge Style Ltd.  For more information about us, see Section 17.

2.      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 Black Edge Style Ltd.  If you log into our website using a social media account, we will obtain elements of the contact data from the relevant social media account provider.

2.3    We may process your website user account data (“account data“).  The account data may include your account identifier, name, email address, business name, account creation and modification dates, website settings and marketing preferences.  The primary source of the account data is you, although some elements of the account data may be generated by our website.  If you log into our website using a social media account, we will obtain elements of the account data from the relevant social media account provider.

2.4    We may process information relating to our customer relationships (“customer relationship data“).  The customer relationship data may include your name, the name of your business or employer, your job title or role, your contact details, your classification / categorisation within our customer relationship management system and information contained in or relating to communications between us and you.  The source of the customer relationship data is you.

2.5    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.

2.6    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.

2.7    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 google analytics.

3.      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, and credit control.  The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website, services and business.

3.3    Publications – We may process account data for the purposes of publishing such data on our website and elsewhere through our services in accordance with your express instructions. The legal basis for this processing is consent, namely the publication of content in the ordinary course of our operations.

3.4    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.

3.5    Personalisation – We may process account data and/or usage data for the purposes of personalising the content and advertisements that you see on our website and through our services to ensure that you only see material that is relevant to you.  The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely offering the best possible experience for our website visitors and service users.

3.6    Direct marketing – We may process contact data, account 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 our legitimate interests, namely promoting our business and communicating marketing messages and offers to our website visitors and service users.

3.7    Research and analysis – We may process usage data and/or transaction data for the purposes of researching and analysing the use of our website and services, as well as researching and analysing other interactions with our business. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring, supporting, improving and securing our website, services and business generally.

3.8    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.

3.9    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.

3.10  Insurance and risk management – We may process your personal data where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks and/or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

3.11  Legal claims – We may process your personal data where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense 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.

3.12  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.

4.      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    We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice.

4.3    Financial transactions relating to Black Edge Style Ltd website and services may be handled by our payment services providers. 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.

4.4    In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure 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. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

5.      International transfers of your personal data

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

5.2    You acknowledge that 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.

        For Example:  If you comment on our social media or review our services via our website this may be visible to others in other parts of the world

6.      Retaining and deleting personal data

6.1    This Section 6 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.

6.2    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.

6.3    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, 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.

7.      Security of personal data

7.1    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.

7.2    We will store your personal data on secure servers, personal computers and mobile devices, and in secure manual record-keeping systems.

7.3    The following personal data will be stored by us in encrypted form: your name, contact information, password(s) and cardholder data.

7.4    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.

7.5    You acknowledge that the transmission of unencrypted (or inadequately encrypted) data over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

7.6    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).

8.      Your rights

8.1    In this Section 8, we have listed the rights that you have under data protection law.

8.2    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 complain to a supervisory authority – you can complain about our processing of your personal data; and

(f)    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.

8.3    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/.

8.4    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.

        Laura Coote – laura@blackedgestyle.co.uk

9.      Third party websites

9.1    Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2    In general we have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

10.    Personal data of children

10.1  Our website and services are targeted at persons over the age of 18.

10.2  If we have reason to believe that we hold personal data of a person under that age in our databases, we will delete that personal data.

11.    Updating information

11.1  Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

12.    About cookies

This website uses cookies which are stored on your browser.  You can usually modify your browser settings to prevent this happening.  However, by disabling cookies, or certain types of cookie, you may hinder your user experience on this and other websites, or prevent them from working entirely.

The only way you can however disable ALL cookies from any website is to disable accepting cookies from them in your browser.  Although we can’t help you with that we do suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers section.

This cookie policy applies to this website only and does not apply to any websites that this website may link to. 

By continuing to use this website without adjusting your browser’s cookie settings, you agree that Black Edge Style Ltd can place these cookies on your device.

17.    Amendments

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

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

17.3  We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.

18.    Our details

18.1  This website is owned and operated by Black Edge Style Ltd.

18.2  We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 12483757

18.3  Our principal place of business is in Stockport, UK

18.4  You can contact us:

(a)    using our website contact forms;

(b)    by telephone, on the contact number published on our website

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

19.    Data protection registration

19.1  We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

19.2  Our data protection registration number is ZA764685

20.   Data protection officer  

20.1 Our data protection officer’s contact details are:  laura@blackedgestyle.co.uk         

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