PRIVACY POLICY 

INTRODUCTION 

blackdogandgingercat is a small UK business run by me, Lydia Needle. I want you to feel happy using my website and ordering from shop. This Privacy Policy details exactly what data I collect from you, how I use it, why I use it, how I protect it and any reasons why I may need to disclose it, such as for legal or tax purposes. 

SECTION 1 - WHAT DETAILS I COLLECT

When you place an order I collect specific information from you in order to complete the transaction, such as your name, address, and email address.

When you browse my store, I also automatically receive your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide me with information that helps me learn about your browser and operating system. 

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

When you provide personal information to complete a transaction, I imply that you consent to me collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

When I ask for personal information for secondary reasons, such as marketing and signing up to the newsletter, I will ask you directly for your consent and provide you with the option to say no. 

SECTION 3 - HOW DO I WITHDRAW MY CONSENT

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for me to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting me at: lydianeedle@gmail.com  

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). I would be grateful if you would contact me first if you do have a complaint so that I can try to resolve it for you. 

It is extremely important that the information I hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let me know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing me at lydianeedle@gmail.com  

SECTION 4 - DISCLOSURE

Your payment details will only be shared with service providers (such as PayPal and courier services) to complete a transaction and with third parties if I believe that it is necessary in order to comply with the law, to enforce my terms and conditions or to protect the rights, property or safety of blackdogandgingercat. 

SECTION 5 - TICTAIL

My store is hosted on Tictail. They provide me with the online e-commerce platform that allows me to sell my products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Tictail's data storage, databases and the general Tictail application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Please read https://tictail.com/privacy-policy for further details. 

SECTION 6 - THIRD PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by me will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to me.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. 

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. 

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave my store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or my website’s Terms of Service.

Links
When you click on links in my store, they may direct you away from my site. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

PayPal

I use Paypal to collect payments in my online store as I feel this has the best security for you. If you choose to use PayPal, they may also hold your personal details. Please read PayPal's Privacy Policy here.

Tictail 

My website is hosted by Tictail, which is especially designed as both an ecommerce platform and website platform. If you choose to pay with a credit card they have access to some of your details so that they can pass it onto me, as per https://tictail.com/privacy-policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics collects some details on my behalf when you visit my website, such as how you found me and what pages you have clicked on. Google Analytics shares these statistics with me. They do not include any personal details whatsoever.

Cookies

Cookies are installed on this website. They allow you to navigate my website with ease. They also allow me to see what areas of my website you are clicking on in order for me to understand what areas are the most popular and what areas to focus my marketing on. Cookies do not allow me to see any personal details about you or your computer.

SECTION 7 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site. 

SECTION 8 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it.

If my store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that I may continue to sell products to you.

Policy last updated: 24th May 2018 

SECTION 9 - QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to amend, review or delete your personal details or simply want more information, please contact me: blackdogandgingercat@gmail.com

Lydia Needle is the data controller and I am responsible for your personal data.

Contact Details
Full name of legal entity: Lydia Needle trading as blackdogandgingercat
Email address: lydianeedle@gmail.com
Postal address: 2 Underwood Road, Kingsdon, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7LQ, UK