Last updated May 2018
For the purposes of data protection, this policy refers to the 1998 Data Protection Act until 25th May 2018 and thereafter the EU General Regulation (GDPR) or any subsequent, and successor, legislation.
The Firepod LTD is the data controller of the personal information we hold about you.
What is personal information?
Personal information, or personal data, refers to any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does anonymous data. Anonymous data is information where any personal identifiers have been removed.
What information do we collect?
When you shop with us at www.thefirepod.com we ask for, and collect, personal information such as your name, billing and delivery address, number, email address, items ordered and payment details. We also store passwords for any accounts that are created. Your email address is when you sign up to receive our email newsletter.
We may also collect, and third-party providers of advertisements may also collect, information regarding your visit to www.thefirepod. include where you are geographical, how you were referred to us (e.g. search engines or email marketing), your browser and device ty you viewed and duration of your visit and any search terms used.
This information may be collected even if you do not register an account with us.
How do we use your personal information?
We use this information to make your shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.
- To process your order including delivery, payment and returns.
- Online account holders require an email address and password to access their account.
- To send you special offers and promotions that may be of interest if you have consented for us to do so or we believe may be of interest may opt-out of receiving these messages at any time.
- Any information we collect about customers’ browsing and buying habits is used for statistical analysis and to continuously improve Th website and the products and services offered to our customers.
- To assist in the detection and prevention of fraud.
- Our Courier Service has selected access to your details for delivery purposes only
Why do we contact you?
We contact you to update you about exciting new product launches, sales and oers which are exclusive to our Contact List. You can opt out of marketing emails at any time – see below for more details.
We will contact you by email to notify you of updates to your order.
We will also contact you about leaving reviews for products once you have received your order.
If successful when entering any of our competitions or prize draws, we will contact you by email to notify you.
We may also contact you by telephone if there is a problem with your order or if we need to get in touch regarding a refund.
If you contact us via social media to make an enquiry, we will respond via the email you have provided when you placed your order.
For items being delivered by our courier, the courier company will send you an email or a text message with a delivery update if you provided a phone number and email address when you placed the order.
What are your rights?
Right of access – You have the right to obtain confirmation that your data is being processed and request access to your personal data. request by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the first instance, we will provide a copy of the information free of charge. However, we may charge a reasonable administration fee manifestly unfounded or excessive or to comply with requests for further copies of the same information although this does not mean charge for all subsequent access requests.
We will without delay and within 1 month of your request (subject to extensions in some cases):
- confirm what personal data we hold about you;
- provide a copy of the data in a commonly used electronic format if the request is made electronically.
- provide any supporting explanatory materials.
We can extend the time to respond by a further two months where requests are complex or numerous. If this is the case, we will inform within one month of the receipt of the request and explain why the extension is necessary.
Data portability – in addition to your access right you can require us to provide a copy of your information that we hold in a commonly readable format
Rights of Rectification and Erasure (the right to be forgotten) You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate or necessary.
You can sign up to receive marketing communications through our online sign-up form, when you create an account or during the checkout Simply tick the opt-in box at any of these stages. It is also possible to sign up for marketing communications in-store.
Marketing communications may be sent by either electronically via email or physically through the post. If you have an online account, your preferences for each or opt-in/opt-out.
How to unsubscribe from marketing communications?
All The Firepod customers have the choice to refine or opt out of receiving marketing communications from us.
If you do not wish to continue to receive marketing from us, click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in any email communications or log into your change your preferences.
The bit we cannot control…
Third party sites: Our blog may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they 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.
Do not track (DNT) is a feature offered by most browsers, with some newer browsers offering it as default. If enabled, it sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing isn’t tracked. Tracking is used for a wide variety of reasons ranging from social or advertising networks measuring effectiveness or third-party analytical services such as Google Analytics to improve customer experience and provide statistical analysis.
At present, there is not an industry-wide uniform standard that has been agreed and adopted to determine how DNT requests should be managed result, www.thefirepod.com does not currently respond to DNT requests. We will continue to review our DNT process and other new technologies.
SSL and encryption
We use the latest secure server technology to ensure your information is protected to the highest standards. We use encryption to safeguard personal information and only accept orders from web browsers that permit communication through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology – you cannot inadvertently place an order through an unsecured connection. Most web browsers above version three support this security. The encryption makes it virtually impossible for unauthorised parties to read any information that you send us. The encryption technique we use the highest standard available for e-commerce.