This policy will explain how we collect data when you communicate or transact with us, whether you are a regular customer or a one-off visitor, it gives you an explanation of everything we do or don’t do with your details. It’s a long read but will reassure you that your information will be safe with us.
WHY DO WE STORE YOUR DETAILS?
Retaining some of your information allows us to personalise our service to you, such as being able to recommend things you might like, based on your previous purchases, letting you know about special offers and sales or giving you a preview of new styles that will be arriving shortly. Added to that, your shopping experience will be quicker and smoother if we already have some of your details on our system. But remember, we can always erase anything we have about you if you wish; you just have to let us know.
YOUR INFORMATION – WHAT WE COLLECT, WHEN AND WHY
When you interact with us, we gather things like your name, your email details, delivery and billing addresses, phone number etc.. This might be when you place an order, create an account, sign up for a discount or a newsletter or enter one of our competitions.
We use your data for the following purposes:
Name & Address – to send you your purchases.
Email address – to send you order confirmations, updates, delivery progress and refund updates. We would also use your email address for marketing bulletins, newsletters etc. if you opt-in to receive these.
Phone number – to send update texts regarding delivery information. We will never use your phone number for any other purpose.
Password – this is your unique security to access your account, your orders, your account preferences and to enable you to edit as and when you wish.
Rest assured, we only look at your information that’s necessary to carry out our business, and deliver the service you’ve requested. We also keep details of anyone you send a Popsoda.co.uk gift to, but those details are never used for marketing materials.
You can always choose to unsubscribe or restrict the information you supply to us. This will mean that you don’t receive notifications, offers or newsletters. See more information about how to unsubscribe below.
When you make a purchase from us, we will only ever hold the minimum details required in order for you to reference back to a purchase, and we cannot access your payment method as soon as the transaction has been completed. These minimal details will be deleted once we believe you would no longer wish to refer to that purchase (typically about three years). When you place an order, your payment is processed via a third party company, either Pay Pal or Alta Pay and they control that payment data.
We will send you, from time to time, service emails which are designed to give assistance following your interactions with the website. These are personalised emails, specifically for you and separate from our newsletters. If you wish to stop receiving these, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link provided at the base of each email.
If you use social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc., we might occasionally use information available from those external sources to show you ads we think will be relevant to you, based on your interaction with us. This only happens if your security settings permit it and although there is no escaping ads on these platforms completely, you can manage what adverts are shown to you in your privacy and ad settings within your social media accounts.
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION
Keeping limited information about you and your preferences, allows us to offer the smoothest possible service when you visit our site or communicate with us. For example, this could be placing an order, querying something through customer service, or us sending you a discount code or promotion. It also allows us to speed up payments as we are able to quickly establish we know each other and have transacted before. If you do order from us, your data allows us to keep you up to speed on where your order is and arrange a delivery or return. Certain details you share with us enable us to tailor make our communications to you and make sure we are telling you about things we believe you are interested in.
Lastly, knowing about our genuine customers, helps us detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication (with your consent), surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
To quickly process your transactions.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the "How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?" section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and 'members-only' content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us
SAFE & SECURE
Popsoda.co.uk will never share, sell, rent or trade your personally identifiable information to any third parties without your prior consent.
Our networks are all secured and your personal details are contained within these networks. Access is only given to a small number of people who need to see it in order to fulfil your requests.
It is sometimes necessary for us to allow another company to access your data in order to perform services on our behalf – this could be a payment platform (as we use payment experts rather than process your financial transactions ourselves) or a delivery company. We make sure anyone who provides a service for Popsoda.co.uk enters into an agreement with us and meets our standards for data security and they commit to not using your data for anything other than we have requested in order to complete our service to you.
If we ever run a competition via a third party organisation or advertise, we will only involve your data if you have agreed to that. The organisations we use are always selected with the most care to ensure they operate completely within the guidelines specified by the relevant authorities and have the same level of security and integrity that we do.
Like all organisations, Popsoda LTD is bound by the law and if required to do so (for example, when requested by the police or a regulatory or government authority investigating illegal activities) we would have to share your information.
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above.
Popsoda.co.uk operates on a secure web server which automatically records your public internet protocol ('IP') address and also generates a log file.
Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.
Cookies cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us.
Cookies will not damage your computer.
Please be aware that by limiting or deleting cookies you may not enjoy as good an experience on our website or have access to many of our enhanced features.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting customer service.
You can view the cookies we collect below
LIST OF COOKIES WE COLLECT
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|COOKIE name||COOKIE Description|
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
If you would like to see the personal information we hold on you, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and include some proof of your identity.
You have the right to inform us of any inaccuracies or changes, or to restrict or object to the processing of your personal information. Remember at all times, your data is YOURS and we want you to feel in control of how it is used and stored.
If you have an account with us, you can amend your personal details and email contact preferences at any time, just sign in on the Popsoda.co.uk and select ‘My Account’ at the top of the page.
We will keep your information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice and to fulfil our legal obligations. We will not keep more information than we need. The retention period will vary according to the purpose, for example if placing an order we will typically keep your data for up three years, whereas when registering for our newsletter we will continue to hold your data until you unsubscribe.
Under the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations, you have many rights to enable you to control how organisations use and control your data. These include:
The right to be informed
The right of access
The right of rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, The Information Commissioner’s Office. Contact details and further information on data protection regulations and laws can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public.
HOW CAN YOU MODIFY, REMOVE OR OPT-OUT OF INFORMATION HELD
To modify your e-mail subscriptions, please let us know by modifying your preferences in the "My Account" section. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production.
To delete all of your online account information from our database, sign into the "My Account" section of our site and remove your shipping addresses, billing addresses & payment information. Please note that we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping. This information will not be held for longer than three years.
If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletter and any other contact, you can do so via the manage your setting section in your account.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
No organisation can promise 100% security as we cannot anticipate what advances there will be in unscrupulous computer hacking, viruses etc., but you can rest assured that Popsoda will operate to the highest possible standards and endeavour to protect you.
LET US KNOW
If you have any comments or concerns about this policy or any other area of our website, please click here to send us your feedback. We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.
UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
Any changes made to this policy will be posted on this page.
This policy was last modified on the 23rd May 2018