Privacy Policy - GDPR - Cookie Policy

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CUSTOMERS

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented this privacy notice to inform you, our customers, of the types of data we process about you. We also include within this notice the reasons for processing your data, the lawful basis that permits us to process it, how long we keep your data for and your rights regarding your data.

This notice applies to all customers of Iwetech.

 

A)      DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES

Under GDPR, all personal data obtained and held by us must be processed according to a set of core principles. In accordance with these principles, we will ensure that: 

  • Processing is fair, lawful and transparent 
  • Data is collected for specific, explicit, and legitimate purposes
  • Data collected is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing
  • Data is kept accurate and up to date. Data which is found to be inaccurate will be rectified or erased without delay
  • Data is not kept for longer than is necessary for its given purpose
  • Data is processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage by using appropriate technical or organisation measures
  • We comply with the relevant GDPR procedures for international transferring of personal data

  

B)     TYPES OF DATA HELD

We keep several categories of personal data on our customers in order to carry out effective and efficient processes. We keep this data in a customer database relating to each customer and we also hold the data within our computer systems, for example, our E-commerce system.

Specifically, we hold the following types of data:
 

  • Personal details such as name, address, phone numbers
  • Purchase history such as items purchased and amount spent
  • Payment details required for payment (held securely by Paypal)
  • Activity on our website

 

C)      COLLECTING YOUR DATA

Your data is collected when you shop with us.

In store you have the option to provide us with further information to add to our accounts system, while our EPOS software will also record the transaction.

When purchasing online, you will required to input your personal data, such as name and address, to qualify for delivery. If you choose to pay by credit card ‘Sage Pay’ will securely capture your payment information and handle the transaction. If you choose ‘PayPal’ then ‘PayPal’ will securely handle all of your personal information. Very little is transferred to Iwetech in this instance.

D)      LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

The law on data protection allows us to process your data for certain reasons only. We process your data in order to comply with legal requirements or in order to effectively manage any transactions we have with you.

The information below categorises the types of data processing we undertake and the lawful basis we rely on.

Activity requiring your data

Lawful basis

Ensuring you receive your purchased items

Legal requirement

Ensuring we can contact you regarding errors, faults or damages

Our legitimate interests

Ensuring we can fulfil warranty claims, discounts and sales objectives

Our legitimate interests

Allowing us to market our products to you via mailing lists

Our legitimate interests

Ensuring we can review sales data vital for business development and analysis

Our legitimate interests

Dealing with legal claims made against us

Our legitimate interests

Preventing fraud

Our legitimate interests

Ensuring our administrative and IT systems are secure and robust against unauthorised access

Our legitimate interests

 

E)      SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF DATA

We do not process any special categories of data for customers who shop with Iwetech.

F)      FAILURE TO PROVIDE DATA

Your failure to provide us with data may mean that we are unable to fulfil our requirements for transactions and purchasing from our stores. This could include being unable to offer you service, or assist with queries or warranty information.

G)     WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

Employees within our company will have access to your data which is relevant to their function. All employees with such responsibility have been trained in ensuring data is processing in line with GDPR. 

Data is shared with third parties for the following reasons:

  • Ecommerce sales records
  • Email Campaigns (MailChimp)
  • Delivery of goods purchased (DPD, An Post)
  • Instore sales records (Magento Software) 

We may also share your data with third parties as part of a Company sale or restructure, or for other reasons to comply with a legal obligation upon us. We have a data processing agreement in place with such third parties to ensure data is not compromised. Third parties must implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of your data.

H)      PROTECTING YOUR DATA

We are aware of the requirement to ensure your data is protected against accidental loss or disclosure, destruction and abuse. We have implemented processes to guard against such.

I)        RETENTION PERIODS

We only keep your data for as long as we need it for. Some data retention periods are set by the law. Retention periods can vary depending on why we need your data.

We keep records of our registered and Ecommerce customers personal information indefinitely, or until the data is requested to be erased.

 

J)      AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING

Automated decision making means making decision about you using no human involvement e.g. using computerised filtering equipment. No decision will be made about you solely on the basis of automated decision making (where a decision is taken about you using an electronic system without human involvement) which has a significant impact on you.

 

K)      CUSTOMER RIGHTS

You have the following rights in relation to the personal data we hold on you:

 

  • The right to be informed about the data we hold on you and what we do with it;
  • The right of access to the data we hold on you. More information on this can be found in the section headed “Access to Data” below and in our separate policy on Subject Access Requests”;
  • The right for any inaccuracies in the data we hold on you, however they come to light, to be corrected. This is also known as ‘rectification’;
  • The right to have data deleted in certain circumstances. This is also known as ‘erasure’;
  • The right to restrict the processing of the data; 
  • The right to transfer the data we hold on you to another party. This is also known as ‘portability’;
  • The right to object to the inclusion of any information;
  • The right to regulate any automated decision-making and profiling of personal data.

 

L)      CONSENT

Where you have provided consent to our use of your data, you also have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This means that we will stop processing your data.

 

M)     MAKING A COMPLAINT

If you think your data rights have been breached, you are able to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner (ICO). You can contact the ICO at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or by telephone on 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745.

 

N)      DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE

Our Data Protection Officer is: 

Robert Fennelly
robert@iwetech.ie

 


 

Cookie Policy

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

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Cookie Type Reference:

COOKIE NAME

COOKIE DESCRIPTION

CART

The association with the customer's shopping cart.

CATEGORY_INFO

Stores the category info on the page to load pages faster.

COMPARE

The items in the customer's Compare Products list.

CUSTOMER

An encrypted version of the shopper's customer ID.

CUSTOMER_AUTH

Indicates if the customer are currently logged in to the store.

CUSTOMER_INFO

An encrypted version of the shopper's customer group.

EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE

Indicates if caching is disabled or enabled.

FRONTEND

The customer's session ID.

GUEST-VIEW

Determines if guests can edit their orders.

LAST_CATEGORY

The last category visited by the shopper.

LAST_PRODUCT

The most recent product viewed by the shopper.

NEWMESSAGE

Indicates whether a new message has been received.

NO_CACHE

Indicates if the cache can be used to store information.

PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART

A link to information about the shopper's cart/viewing history.

RECENTLYCOMPARED

Items recently compared b the shopper.

STF

Information on products the shopper has emailed to friends.

STORE

The store view or language chosen by the shopper.

USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE

Indicates if the shopper allows cookies to be saved.

VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS

The products recently viewed by the shopper.

WISHLIST

An encrypted list of products added to the shopper's wishlist.

WISHLIST_CNT

The number of items in the shopper's wishlist.