UK Plumbing Ltd respects the privacy of its customers and any data provided by you is used only in accordance with your wishes. We want you to feel confident about the privacy and security of your personal information.
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2. Explaining the legal bases we rely on
The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process your personal data, including:
Consent - In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. An example would be when you tick a box to receive an email regarding our product information.
Contractual obligation – On other occasions, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations. An example would be, if you order an item from us for home delivery, we will collect your address details to deliver your purchase and/or pass them to our suppliers for direct deliveries.
When collecting your personal data, we’ll always make clear to you which data is necessary for connection with a particular service.
Legal obligation – When the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data. An example would be when we pass on details on details of people involved in fraud.
Legitimate interest – In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way that might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights. An example of this interest would be us using your purchase history to send you or make available personalised offers.
We will use your address details to send you direct marketing information by post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you.
We will combine the shopping history of many customers to identify trends and ensure we can keep up with demand or develop new products.
If you disclose your personal information to other companies, then that information will be dealt with according to their privacy practices.
3. When do we collect your personal data?
There are different ways that we will collect your personal data. These are:
We may collect data from publicly available sources when you have given your consent to share information or where the information is made public as a matter of law.
4. What personal information do we collect about you?
We ask you for information to enable us to provide a service to you and we collect this information by either telephone, written correspondence, email or via a website contact form.
But of course, it’s always your choice whether you share these with us
We have information about your use and purchase of our products and services (such as the number of transactions/amount of spend with us etc), which we use to manage our business, the services we offer to you and for billing. We may also use this information for marketing products and services, but we will give the option to opt-out of receiving this material.
5. How and why do we use your personal data?
We want to give you the best possible customer experience and service. One way to achieve this is to combine the data we have about you. We then use this to offer you promotions, products and services that are most likely to interest you.
The data privacy law allows this as part of our legitimate interest in understating our customers and providing the highest levels of service.
If you wish to change how we use your data, you’ll find details in section 10, the ‘What are my rights?’ below.
Remember, if you choose not to share your personal data with us, or refuse certain contact permissions, we might not be able to provide some services you’ve asked for. For example, if you have asked us to let you know when an item is back in stock, we can’t do that if you’ve withdrawn your general consent to hear from us.
Below you will find how we will use your personal data and why:
Of course, you are free to opt-out of hearing from us by any of these channels at any time.
Of course, you are free to opt-out of receiving these requests from us at any time by letting us know either in writing or over the phone.
6. Combining your data for personalised direct marketing
We want to bring you offers and promotions that are most relevant to your interests at particular times. To help us form a better, overall understanding of you as a customer, we combine your personal data gathered as described above, for example, your shopping history. For this purpose, we also combine the data that we collect directly from you with data that we obtain from third parties to whom you have given your consent to pass that data onto us.
7. Do we share your personal information with anyone else?
We sometimes use other companies to provide services to you or to provide services to us. To enable them to do this, we may need to share your personal information with them. When we do so, these companies are required to act in accordance with the instructions we give them, and they must meet the requirements of the GDPR to keep the information secure.
This is the policy we apply to those organisations to keep your data safe and protect your privacy:
Examples of the above would be:
We may share your personal information with other companies so that they can contact you with details of other products or services you may be interested in. We will only do this if you have given consent to this at the time you supply your personal data and where the companies agree to use your personal information for that purpose only. An example of this would be when UK Plumbing Ltd runs a joint event with a supplier, and you agree to receive direct communication from them.
For fraud management, we may share information about fraudulent or potentially fraudulent activity in our premises or systems. This may include sharing data about individuals with law enforcement bodies.
If you have agreed to receive information about products and services from another company and later decide not to, you will need to contact that company yourself to let them know.
8. For how long does UK-Plumbing keep personal information?
The time period for which we keep information varies according to what the information is used for.
In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely. Examples of customer data retention periods would be:
9. How we protect your personal data
We know how much data security matters to all our customers and all parties that work with us. Therefore, we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.
We secure access to all areas of our website and apps using ‘HTTPS technology.
Access to your personal data such as payment card information) is secured and tokenised to ensure it is protected.
We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we carry out penetration testing to identify ways to further strengthen security.
10. What are your rights over your personal data?
You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you. In such a case, please put your request in writing. Our main contact details are:
You have the right to request:
Your right to withdraw consent
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.
Where we rely on our legitimate interest
In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.
There are several ways you can stop direct marketing communications from us:
Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while your systems are fully updated.
Checking your identity
To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.
If you have authorised a third party to submit a request on your behalf, we will ask them to prove they have your permission to act.
A “cookie” is a text file that is allocated by our server to your personal computer (PC) when you visit our website. If you want to know more about cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org or refer to our Cookies Policy, which explains how cookies work and how you can manage their use.
UK Plumbing Ltd cookies do not collect any information regarding the use of your PC or your Internet browsing in any way.
12. Are third party sites covered by this policy?
UK Plumbing Ltd accepts no responsibility or liability for these sites. Other companies which advertise or offer their products or services on our website may also allocate cookies to your PC.
The types of cookies they use and how they use the information generated by them will be governed by their own privacy policies and not ours.
13. Contacting the regulator
If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners’ Office.
You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.
Or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns (opens in a new window; please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).
Website design, images, logos and content remain the copyright of UK Plumbing Ltd. No part of www.uk-plumbing.com should be reproduced or used without written permission from the marketing department of UK Plumbing Ltd.
Browsers are permitted to copy and print all or part of this website for the purpose of reviewing your information regarding UK Plumbing Ltd.
The information included within this website has been compiled with care to ensure it is correct. However, any information is subject to change without notice. We advise you to contact any of our branches for clarification on any points, or alternatively, you may contact us via our email address: email@example.com.
UK Plumbing Ltd does not have any control of sites that are accessible through website links.
UK Plumbing Ltd nor any of its directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss or damage to property and claims of third parties arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the information and content.
16. Any questions?
We hope this Privacy Notice has been helpful in setting out the way we handle your personal data and your rights to control it.
If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please contact us, and we will be pleased to help you:
UK Plumbing Ltd Cookies Policy
What are cookies?
Some cookies collect information about browsing when you access our websites via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed and your journey around a website. Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or any other personal details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from any of our websites, or other websites, you can use your browser to do this.
How are cookies managed?
The cookies stored on your computer or other devices when you access our websites are designed by:
· UK Plumbing, or on behalf of UK Plumbing and
· Third parties who broadcast web banner advertisements on behalf of UK Plumbing
What are cookies used for?
The main purposes for which cookies are used are:
· For technical purposes essential to the effective operation of our websites and site navigation.
· For UK Plumbing to market to you, particularly web banner advertisements and targeted updates.
· To enable UK Plumbing to collect information about your browsing patterns, including to monitor the success of campaigns, competitions etc.
· To enable UK Plumbing to meet its contractual obligations
A table of all cookies used on our website can be found here:
|Name of cookie||Why we use it||Expiry|
|Google Universal Analytics - Dressipi|
|_ga_gat_gid||_ga and _gid are used to distinguish individual users by means of designation of a randomly generated number as the client identifier, which allows calculation of visits and sessions._gat is used to distinguish between the different monitoring objects created in the session.Further information can be found in Google in http://goo.gl/sVMMMc||_ga Persistent - One year from settings or update._gat Persistent - Ten minutes from settings or update._gid Persistent - Twenty four hours from settings or update.|
|Google Maps and Google +|
|SID,HSID,APISID,SAPISID,SSID,NID AID,CONSENT,OTZ,GAPS,1P_JAR,ANID,SIDCCOGPC||Google Maps, Google + download certain Google utilities and can store certain preferences, for example, the number of search results per page or activation of SafeSearch filter, as well as to tailor the advertisements shown in Google search, or ‘Social Sharing’ cookies for the G+1 button for footnote recommendation.||AID - Persistent - One year from settings or update. OTZ - Persistent - One month from settings or update. NID - Persistent - Six months from settings or update. All others: - Persistent - Two years from settings or update.|
|IDE,DSID,id,_drt_,_sonar,FLC||These are publicity cookies used to improve advertising. Usually used to target publicity according to contents that are relevant for a user, improve performance reports of the campaign and avoid showing advertisements that the user has already seen further information on Doubleclick cookies in https://goo.gl/2aiHzY||IDE - Persistent - One year and seven months from settings or update. _sonar - Persistent - One year from setting or update. FLC - Persistent - Nine months from settings or update. DSID – Persistent - 10 days from settings or update. id, _drt_ - Persistent - Two years from settings or update|
|wp-settings-1,wp-settings-time-1||These cookies are only stored for users who login to the WordPress Admin of the site.||Until the user logs out of WordPress.|
|PHP||Generic session cookie.||Until the user’s browser is closed.|
|wp_woocommerce_session yith_ywraq_session||Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.||Persistent.|
|cc_analytics||The cookie tool on this website remembers your privacy settings for the next time you visit the website.||Persistent|
How do I disable cookies?
Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular computer browsers are set out below.
|Google Chrome||Internet Explorer|
|1. Choose Settings> Advanced2. Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”.3. Click “Cookies”||1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”2. Click on the “privacy” tab3. Select the setting the appropriate setting|
For tablet and phone browsers please see the table below.
|Android browsers||IOS Safari|
|1. Tap on the 'Settings' option of your internet browser from your home screen or under 'Apps'.2. Under the 'Internet settings' section tap on the 'Privacy' menu item.3. Select your option for the 'Accept cookies' option.||1. Tap on the 'Settings' application from your home screen.2. Find and tap on the 'Safari' menu item.3. Under the 'Privacy & Security' section tap on the 'Block cookies' menu item.4. Select any option other than 'Always block'.|
ALL OTHER BROWSERS - Please consult your online Help files,
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general, the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our site.
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This notice was last updated on 01/10/2021