Important Information and who we are
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how MrPets.co.uk collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide when you purchase products or services from us, contact us over the phone, by email, sign up to any of our mailing lists or take part in a competition.
For all of our services, the data controller – the entity that is responsible for personal data – is MrPets.co.uk. We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. You can contact our DPO with any questions, comments and requests by emailing us at email@example.com.
If you feel you need to, you also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).
Our website and apps aren’t intended for children under the age of 13 and we don’t knowingly collect data relating to children.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
Changes to the Privacy notice
We may change this privacy notice from time to time, to reflect how we are processing your data.
If we make significant changes, we will make this clear on our websites or by such other means of contact such as email.
This version of the privacy notice was last updated on the date set out at the bottom of the page and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.
Our websites may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
The personal data we collect about you
We collect, use, store and transfer various kinds of personal data about you to enable us to provide you with your products; to give you product and care information; to help us monitor and improve the services we provide and, where we are permitted to, to tell you about upcoming products and events that we think you may like.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together;
• Name and contact details – this includes your name, title, billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
• Payment information – this may include your bank account and/or payment card details.
• Purchase history – this includes details about products and services you have purchased from us.
• Profile information – this includes your username and password, your interests and preferences and your pet details.
• Linked account information – this includes your Facebook ID and Twitter handle if you link your accounts to us.
• Marketing preferences – this includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
• Survey responses and competition entries
• Customer service history – this includes interactions with us over the phone, via the website or on social media.
• Information about your device and how you use our websites and apps – this includes information you give us when you browse our websites or apps, including your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, as well as how you use our websites and apps.
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
Unless we have told you otherwise in a specific privacy notice, we do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data).
If you don’t provide personal data
You don’t have to give us any of your personal data but, if you don’t, you are unlikely to receive our optimal customer service experience. Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with the product you have requested).
Keeping your personal data up-to-date
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
How we collect your personal data
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
- Direct Interactions. You may give us your name and contact details and payment information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- purchase products or services from us;
- create an account on our websites or apps;
- subscribe to our mailing lists or newsletters;
- request marketing to be sent to you;
- take part in a competition, promotion or survey; or
- give us some feedback.
- Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources such as information about your device and how you use our websites and apps from analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU.
- Name and contact details, payment information and purchase history from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
How we use your personal data
We will use your personal data where we need to perform a contract with you (for example, where you’ve bought products or services), where it is necessary for our legitimate interests, where you have asked us to or where we need to comply with a legal obligation. We have described what we do with your personal data and why we do it in the table below.
You will only receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us, purchased products or services from us or told us that we can send them to you. You can tell us that you want to stop receiving marketing communications from us at any time.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
- For certain processing purposes, we may request your consent to authorise the processing. For example, if you are not a customer of MrPets.co.uk and have not enquired about our products or services, we would need a clear consent from you in order to send any communications to you about our products or services.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out in the tables below a description of what we do with your personal data and why we do it. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
|To register you as a new customer and manage your account||Name and contact details
|To perform our contract with you. We can’t set up an account for you if we don’t know who you are or what your username and password is.|
|To enable you to log into our website simply and easily without having to create a specific account and to allow you to interact with our customer service team via social media||Name and contact details
Linked account information
|We have a legitimate interest – to make it easier for you to use our website and purchase the products you’re after or get in touch with us if you have need help with a query.|
|To sell you products and other services||Name and contact details
Date of birth information
|To perform our contract with you. We can’t sell you products (or anything else for that matter) if we don’t know who you are and where you want them sent.|
|To take payments and give refunds||Payment information||To perform our contract with you and enable fast efficient payments and refunds.|
|To deliver your products to you||Name and contact details||To perform our contract with you. There’s no way of us getting your products to you if we can’t use your contact details.|
|To send you service messages, such as when we need to tell you about a change to a product or to update our privacy notice||Name and contact details||To perform our contract with you. You need to know if there are any changes to your order. We’ve also got a legal obligation to provide you with updated privacy notice information.|
|To provide customer service and support||Purchase history
Customer service history
|To perform our contract with you. You expect (and we want to deliver) the best possible customer service.|
|To provide training to our staff||Customer service history||We have a legitimate interest – so that we can make sure you get the best possible customer service.|
|To send you information about our new products and services||Name and contact details
|We have a legitimate interest – to develop our products and services and to grow our business. Plus, we’re sure you don’t want to miss the next big on-sale.
If you’re not an existing customer, we will only send this information with your permission.
|To ask you to leave a review or take a survey and to administer prize draws and competitions||Name and contact details
Survey responses and competition entries
We have a legitimate interest – to study how customers use our products/services and which products they buy, to ensure we’re giving you what you want and stay ahead of the competition.
To perform our contract – you won’t be able to win if we can’t use your entry!
|To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||Name and contact details
Information about your device and how you use our websites and apps
We have a legitimate interest – for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent and protect fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise.
We’ve also got a legal obligation.
|To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you||Name and contact details
Information about your device and how you use our websites and apps
|We have a legitimate interest – to study how customers use our products/services and which events they attend, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy. So that we can ensure that we’re giving you what you want and stay ahead of the competition.|
|To use data analytics to improve our website, products and services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||Name and contact details
Information about your device
|We have a legitimate interest – to better understand our customers’ needs and to optimise our service and experience.|
Marketing messages and promotional offers
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased products or services from us. You’ll also receive these communications if you have said that we can send them to you when you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or signed up for a newsletter.
You can tell us that you want to stop receiving marketing communications from us at any time. You can do this by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any email we send you or by contacting us directly by email, post or over the phone.
We’ll process any such request as quickly as we can, but it might take a few days for all of our systems to be updated. Don’t worry about not getting products or services you’ve ordered or the – stopping marketing communications won’t stop service communications, so you’ll continue to get all the information you need.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Sharing your personal data
We’re serious when we say we’re committed to protecting your privacy – we want to earn and maintain your trust, so we do not sell any of your personal data to any third party.
We do, however share your personal data with certain companies who play an essential part in enabling us to provide our products and services to you, such as payment providers, fulfilment centres, IT and system administration providers and others who help us run our business. You can rest assured however that we require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law and we do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes.
We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name and contact details and your payment information.
We do, however, share your personal data with the following categories of companies as an essential part of being able to provide our products and services to you, as set out in this notice:
- Trading divisions or departments within MrPets.co.uk
- The Companies that do things to get your purchases and services to you, such as payment service providers, order packers and delivery companies
- Professional service providers, such as marketing agencies, advertising partners, IT and system administration providers and website hosts, who help us run our business
- Credit reference agencies, law enforcement and fraud prevention agencies, so we can help tackle fraud
- Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
- Companies approved by you, such as social media sites
- Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Sending your personal data to countries outside of Europe
Sometimes we might need to transfer your personal data to third-party processors outside the European Economic Area (EEA) – for example, this might be required to process your payment details or provide support services. We will only do this if there are appropriate safeguards in place to make sure your personal data receives the same protection as when it is being processed inside the EEA.
Keeping your personal data secure
We’re committed to keeping your personal data secure and have put in place high levels of security to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will we keep your personal data for
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Details of retention periods for various aspects of your personal data are available in our retention policy which you can request from us by contacting us.
In some circumstances, you can ask us to delete your data: see the section detailing your legal rights below for further information.
In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your legal rights
You have lots of legal rights relating to your personal data, including the right to object to processing of your personal data or to withdraw consent. Remember, we’ve tried to make it easy for you to stop direct marketing messages – you can always do this by clicking on an unsubscribe link in any of our emails or getting in touch via email, phone or post
You can get more information on each of the rights we’ve summarised below by taking a look at the glossary in the bottom section of this privacy notice:
- The right to request access to your personal data.
- The right to request correction of your personal data.
- The right to request erasure of your personal data.
- The right to object to processing of your personal data or to withdraw consent.
- The right to request restriction of processing your personal data.
- The right to request a transfer of your personal data to another service provider.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above or if you have any questions or a complaint, please contact us.
No Fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
We recognise that some of the privacy law terminology can be a bit complicated so we have included a Glossary to provide a bit more detail on the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy notice.
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract. For example, where we are sending you a product you have purchased from us or where you have entered a competition on our website, we will be processing your personal data on the basis that it is necessary for us to do so in order to perform a contract between us.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
Your legal rights
You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
It’s in MrPets.co.uk’s legitimate business interest to keep its customers, members and contacts informed of our latest content, products and services and to manage and administer their memberships and purchases. We process customer and client data and use direct marketing as part of this legitimate interest. It’s necessary for us to use a variety of direct marketing channels and messages to ensure our contacts are kept informed, and wherever possible we make sure the messages we send are targeted and relevant. Any direct marketing we undertake complies with e-privacy rules on consent. We will keep your data safely and securely for as long as necessary or according to your instructions, and we review the data we hold at least once every two years. If you’d like more information about how we store your data, please contact us directly. In particular you could expect to receive from us: A weekly email update bulletin highlighting our latest trending content, downloadable reports, and forthcoming events and training. A weekly or bi-weekly email update on forthcoming events. Occasional email updates on surveys or webinars we are running or new reports (or partner reports) we have published. Occasional direct mailings or telemarketing calls about our forthcoming training, products or events. Occasional account management calls to check in on how you are getting on with any of our products or services you use. You can manage your preferences and unsubscribe from any or all of these different types of email at any time. To opt out just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org