This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe. We know that there’s a lot of information here but we want you to be fully informed about your rights, and how African Palms Ltd uses your data.
We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.
It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. We’ll notify you of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.
When you are using the African palms website, African Palms Ltd is the data controller.
2. What is African palms Ltd
African Palms Ltd (Co.Reg No. 1809993) Is owned by the African Palms Association (Charity number 291988)
3. The Legal Basis we rely on
In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations.
For example, if you order palm crosses from us for delivery, we’ll collect your address details to deliver your purchase and invoice you. We will also have to pass these details to a courier company so that they can deliver the Palm Crosses your ordered.
In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent.
For example when your place an order or contact us via our website you will be asked for consent
In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests
For example each year we will send a card to order Palm Crosses by post.
4. When do we collect your personal data?
- When you order online via our website
- When you place an order by telephone with us
- When you post an order to us
- When you create an account with us.
- When you ask us to email you information about a product or service.
5. What sort of personal Data do we collect
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
In order to fulfil your order we normally collect the following:
- Sometimes telephone number
- Sometimes email address
- Our website:
- IP addresses
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
6. How and Why do we use your personal data
To process any orders that you make using our website, by telephone or post or in person. If we don’t collect your personal data during checkout, we won’t be able to process your order and comply with our legal obligations.
To send you relevant, personalised communications by post in relation to updates, offers, services and products. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interest.
You are free to opt out of hearing from us by post at any time.
7. How we protect your personal data
We know how much data security matters to all our customers. With this in mind we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.
This includes both physical and electronic records
8. How long do we keep your personal data
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
We keep information about orders for three years, and any information relating to tax issues for 10 years.’ Inactive accounts are closed after 3 years
9. Who do we share your personal data with
We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties.
For example, delivery couriers, for fraud management, to handle complaints, and so on.
10. Where your personal data may be processed
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We use only companies which practise secure processing of online funds so that you, as a potential customer, can be assured that your private information will be safe and secure. We strongly recommend that you do not send credit card numbers by email but use the Paypal facility on our website or telephone us directly.
11. What are your rights over the personal Data
An overview of your different rights
You have the right to request: Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases. The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.
That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).
That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.
Review by African Palms of any decision made based solely on automatic processing of your data (i.e. where no human has yet reviewed the outcome and criteria for the decision).
You can contact us to request to exercise these rights at any time as follows:
To ask for your information please contact The Data Protection Officer, African Palms ltd, 46 Brandon street, London,SE17 1NL or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To ask for your information to be amended please contact us by email: email@example.com, telephone 020 7703 0719, by post African Palms Ltd, 46 Brandon Street,London,SE17 1NL
If we choose not to action your request we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal.
Your right to withdraw consent
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.
Where we rely on our legitimate interest
For example, sending you an order card
In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation.
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.
Checking your identity
To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.
If you have authorised a third party to submit a request on your behalf, we will ask them to prove they have your permission to act.
12. Contacting the regulator
If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.
Or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns (opens in a new window; please note we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites)
If you are based outside the UK, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence.
13. For all non-UK customers
By using our services or providing your personal data to us, you expressly consent to the processing of your personal data by us or on our behalf. Of course, you still have the right to ask us not to process your data in certain ways, and if you do so, we will respect your wishes.
Sometimes we’ll need to transfer your personal data between countries to enable us to supply the goods or services you’ve requested. In the ordinary course of business, we may transfer your personal data from your country of residence to ourselves and to third parties located in the UK.
By dealing with us, you are giving your consent to this overseas use, transfer and disclosure of your personal data outside your country of residence for our ordinary business purposes.
This may occur because our information technology storage facilities and servers are located outside your country of residence, and could include storage of your personal data on servers in the UK.
We’ll ensure that reasonable steps are taken to prevent third parties outside your country of residence using your personal data in any way that’s not set out in this Privacy Notice. We’ll also make sure we adequately protect the confidentiality and privacy of your personal data.
We’ll ensure that any third parties process your personal data only in accordance with their legitimate interests. These third parties may be subject to different laws from those which apply in your country of residence. Please note that we do not take active steps to ensure that any overseas recipient of your personal data complies with the laws which apply in your country.
14. any questions
We hope this Privacy Notice has been helpful in setting out the way we handle your personal data and your rights to control it.
If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please contact our Data Protection Officer who will be pleased to help you:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
Data Protection Officer
African palms Ltd
46 Brandon Street
This page was last updated: 24 May 2018