EVERY LITTLE GIN THING DATA PROTECTION POLICY CONTEXT AND OVERVIEW
Every Little Gin Thing needs to gather and use certain information about individuals.
These can include clients, business contacts, employees and other people with whom Every Little Gin Thing has a relationship and whom it may need to contact.
This Policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the Company’s data protection standards – and comply with the law.
Why this policy exists
This Data Protection Policy ensures that Every Little Gin Thing:
- Complies with data protection law and follows good practice
- Protects the rights of staff, clients and partners
- Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data
- Protects itself from the risks of a data breach
Data Protection Law
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 describe how organisations – including Every Little Gin Thing – must collect, handle and store personal information.
These regulations apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials.
To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely, and not disclosed unlawfully.
The GDPR 2018 is underpinned by six important principles. Personal data must be:
- Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
- Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
- Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
- Retained only for as long as necessary
- Processed in an appropriate manner to maintain security
PEOPLE, RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This policy applies to all Every Little Gin Thing staff
This policy applies to all data that Every Little Gin Thing holds relating to identifiable individuals. This can include:
- Names of individuals
- Postal addresses
- Email addresses
- Telephone numbers
- Any other information relating to individuals
Data Protection risks
This policy helps to protect Every Little Gin Thing from data security risks, including: Breaches of confidentiality – for instance, information being given out inappropriately.
Failing to offer choice – for instance, all individuals should be free to choose how Every Little Gin Thing uses data relating to them.
Reputational damage – for instance, Every Little Gin Thing could suffer if hackers successfully gained access to personal data.
Everyone working for Every Little Gin Thing has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled properly in line with this policy and data protection principles.
The Director is responsible for ensuring that Every Little Gin Thing meets its legal obligations.
Reviewing all data protection procedures and related policies, in line with an agreed schedule
Arranging data protection training and advice
Handling data protection questions from staff and anyone covered by this policy
Dealing with requests from individuals to see the data that Every Little Gin Thing holds about them (Subject Access Requests)
Checking and approving any contracts or agreements with third parties that may handle Every Little Gin Thing personal data
Ensuring all IT systems, services and equipment used for storing data meet acceptable security standards
Performing regular checks and scans to ensure security hardware and software is functioning properly
Evaluating any third-party services Every Little Gin Thing is considering using to store or process data, such as cloud computing services approving any data protection statements attached to communications.
Every Little Gin Thing will provide training to staff to help them understand their responsibilities when handling data.
All data must be kept secure by taking sensible precautions and following the guidelines below.
Strong passwords must be used on all systems.
Personal data should not be disclosed to unauthorised people outside Every Little Gin Thing.
Data should be regularly reviewed and updated if it is found to be out of date. If no longer required, it should be deleted.
Staff should request help the Director if they are unsure of any aspect of data protection.
These rules describe how and where data should be safely stored.
When data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorised people cannot see it. Data print-outs should be shredded and disposed of securely when no longer required
When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorised access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts:
Data should be protected by strong passwords that are changed regularly. If data is stored on removable media, these should be locked away securely when not being used.
Data should only be stored on designated drives and servers and should only be uploaded to approved cloud computing services.
Data should be backed up frequently. These backups should be tested regularly.
All servers and computers containing data should be protected by approved security software and a firewall.
The Regulations require Every Little Gin Thing to take reasonable steps to ensure data is accurate and kept up to date. It is the responsibility of all staff implement this. Data should be kept in as few places as necessary. Staff should not create any unnecessary additional data sets.
Subject Access Requirements
All individuals whose personal data is held by Every Little Gin Thing are entitled to:
- Ask what information Every Little Gin Thing holds about them and why
- Ask how to gain access to it
- Be informed how to keep it up to date
- Be informed how Every Little Gin Thing is meeting its data protection obligations
- Access requests from individuals should be made by email, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclosing Data for Other Reasons
In certain circumstances, GDPR 2018 allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject.
Under these circumstances Every Little Gin Thing will disclose such data in response to a proven legitimate request, seeking assistance from the Company’s legal advisors where necessary.
Antenn-i Creative Ltd T/A everylittleginthing.com is registered in England and Wales under company number 5675178 and we have our registered office at 16 Stoney Butts, Preston PR21RT. We are a limited company.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), we are the data controller.
Our address is:
Every Little Gin Thing
7a – 11b Park Street,
Information we may collect from you
When you place an order with us, we need to know your name, email address, telephone number, delivery address and payment details. We collect information about you for two reasons: firstly, to process your order, and secondly to keep you up to date with its progress.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on the everylittleginthing.com Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the everylittlegingthing.com Website, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
Details of transactions you carry out through the everylittleginthing.com Website and of the fulfilment of your orders. We do not store credit or debit card details.
Details of your visit to the everylittleginthing.com Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
The internet is not a secure medium, but we have put in place various security procedures to keep your personal information confidential. These cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.
Because the internet is global, your information may be transferred outside the EEA (European Economic Area) to countries that do not have similar data protection legislation during use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps set out above to keep your information secure. By submitting your information, you consent to these transfers.
We also want to be able to inform you of any product updates or promotions. Accordingly, we may choose to contact you by email with our newsletter, with new product information, competitions and special offers. If you don’t want to receive the newsletter, then please remove the tick from the box on the delivery details page by clicking on it.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
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 everylittleginthing.com or substantially all of its 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.
to protect the rights, property, or safety of everylittleginthing.com, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com
The everylittlegingthing.com Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
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.