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PRIVACY POLICY COMPLIANT WITH GDPR - MAY 2018

 

BACKGROUND:

This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and “IT Supplier” a website owned by TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) the owner and provider of this Website.This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website.

TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website,  www.IT-Supplier.co.uk and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with ourobligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our Site and You will be required to read and accept this Privacy Policy when signing up for an Account. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using ourSite immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:  

“Account”

means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our Site, or the contact form used on any page within to contact us;

“Cookie”

means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Site when you visit certain parts of our Site and/or when you use certain features of our Site. Details of the Cookies used by our Site are set out in Part 14, below; and

Cookie Law

means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;

“Data”

means collectively all information that you submit to the “IT Supplier” a website owned by TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) via the Website.This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998

IT Supplier

means“IT Supplier” a website owned by TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk);

User

means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by “IT Supplier” a website owned by TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) and acting in the course of their employment;

Website

means the website that you are currently using (https://it-supplier.co.uk) and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. (subdomain.it-supplier.co.uk) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditi

ons.;

 2. Information About Us

Our Site is owned and operated by TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk), a limited company, registered in England under company number 05845293.

Registered address: TI (TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS) LIMITED, Vista Business Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow, Heathrow, TW4 6JQ.

Main trading address: TI (TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS) LIMITED, Vista Business Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow, Heathrow, TW4 6JQ.

VAT number: 927 435 705.

Data Protection Officer: S Sharma.

Email address: dataprotection@thetigroup.com.

Telephone number: 0203 3285655.

Postal Address: TI (TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS) LIMITED, Vista Business Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow, Heathrow, TW4 6JQ.

We are regulated/monitored by ICO (Information Commissioner's Office). Contactable here https://ico.org.uk/

 3. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that We have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

 4. What is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

 5. What Are My Rights?

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

a) The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact Us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part 15.

b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.

c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.

d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.

e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.

f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.

g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.

h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 15.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

6. What Data Do We Collect?

Depending upon your use of our Site, We may collect some or all of the following personal data (please also see Part 14 on our use of Cookies and similar technologies:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Email address;
  • Telephone number;
  • Business name;
  • IP address;
  • Web browser type and version;

 7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?

Under the GDPR, We must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract of sale with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:

  • Providing and managing your Account;
  • Providing and managing your access to our Site;
  • Supplying our products and/or to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you and ship goods via distributors and delivery couriers.
  • Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
  • Supplying you with information by email that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by Emailing DataProtection@thetigroup.com).
  • Sending you a review request using Safebuy reviewing system

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email and telephone with information, news, and offers on our products and services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

Third Parties (including Google Analytics , Google Analytics for Display Advertising , Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Maps, DoubleClick Campaign Manager , Youtube , AddThis , Zopim / Zendesk) whose content appears on our Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below in Part 14. Please refer to Part 14 for more information on controlling cookies. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.

 

 8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):

  • Most information will be collected via customers contacting us by using one of the forms on the website. We will retain the data for the entire period of discussion with the customer or 1 year;
  • Where a customer has purchased goods or services, we will keep the data for the period of the warranty on the product purchased plus 1 year;
  • Where we can easily determine that a customer conversation is complete, we will remove the data;

 

 9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?

We will only store or transfer your personal data within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. This means that your personal data will be fully protected under the GDPR or to equivalent standards by law.

The security of your personal data is essential to us and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:

  • UK Data Centre
  • Server, Storage, Firewall, Switching hardware owned and operated by us, in our data centers, in the UK
  • Highly secured and firewall protected server systems
  • Secured nominated access to personal data giving only access to authorised individuals

 

 10. Do You Share My Personal Data?

We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply certain products and/or services. These may include payment processing, analytics, delivery, review systems and marketing. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.

  • UK based product distributors whose details are not shown here for security reasons. They will be given name, delivery address and telephone number details for the provision of dropshipping services to allow us to complete the contract of sale with you/customers. All distributors are Fully GDPR compliant.
  • Sagepay UK Limited, who are UK based and will be receiving electronically your details for the purposes of checking credit card validity and fraud detection and receipt of payments. Fully GDPR compliant.
  • SafeBuy, a review system that submits an unbiased review request to you on a one time basis. Highly beneficial to customers as a mechanism to get unbiased reviews in the market. SafeBuy are also fully UK based and GDPR compliant.
  • Secured nominated access to personal data giving only access to authorised individuals

If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 9.

If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR, as explained above in Part 9.

In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

 

 11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?

  • In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails and at the point of providing your details and by managing your Account). If you are unable to see the opt out options due to email systems removing links, you can also email us dataprotection@thetigroup.com
  • You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
  • We also use a system called MailChimp which allows you to opt in and opt out of marketing and promotions as you wish.

 

 12. Can I Withhold Information?

You may access certain areas of our Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may restrict our use of Cookies. For more information, see Part 14

 

 13. How Can I Access My Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask Us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.

All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15. To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use. You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell Us everything we need to know to respond to your request as quickly as possible.

There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.

We will respond to your subject access request within 15 working days and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

 

 14. How Do You Use Cookies?

Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our Site and to provide and improve our products and/or services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third-party Cookies are used on our Site for Analytics, Live Chat functionality. For more details, please refer to the table below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of our Site and your use and experience of our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.

All Cookies used by and on our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our Site may not function fully or as intended.

Certain features of our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown in the table below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below, but please be aware that our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.]

The following first-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie Purpose Strictly Necessary
frontend Website sets this cookie for internal admin purposes yes
cookielaw Cookie sets when a user click on "Accept" on cookie information bar yes
external_no_cache Abstract session cookie, linked to `frontend`. Expires after closing the browser. yes

and the following third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie Provider Purpose
__cfduid zopim.com Live Chat
__cfduid zopim.io Live Chat
__stid sharethis.com Social Share Widget
__stid sharethis.com Social Share Widget

our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve our Site and the products and/or services offered through it.

The analytics service(s) used by our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The analytics service(s) used by our Site use(s) the following Cookies:

Name of Cookie First / Third Party Provider Purpose
__utma First TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) Google Analytics Tracking
__utmb First TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) Google Analytics Tracking
__utmc First TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) Google Analytics Tracking
__utmt First TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) Google Analytics Tracking
__utmz First TI (Technology Innovators) Ltd T/A (The TI Group / IT-Supplier.co.uk / Buy-Apple.co.uk) Google Analytics Tracking

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.]

 15. How Do I Contact You?

To contact Us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details for the attention of Data Protection Officer (Mr Sharma):

Email address: dataprotection@thetigroup.com

Telephone number: 0203 328 5655.

Postal Address: TI (TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS) LIMITED, Vista Business Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow, Heathrow, TW4 6JQ.

 16. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Any changes will be immediately posted on our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.