Privacy & Cookies
When you place an order or register with us we will need certain information about you. during the registration and/or order process on the site. Seventh Vegan will only use this information for the following purposes:
Processing your orders, including despatch, payment and returns. For statistical and marketing purposes to enable us to improve the website and personalise it to you, and to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you should you agree to sign up to our newsletter. Seventh Vegan may use this data to analyse statistics and trends for our own marketing analysis purposes. Your personal data is contained behind secured networks and is only accessed by limited employees of Seventh Vegan. In addition, all sensitive and credit information supplied is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Technology.
All transactions are processed through a secure gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seventh Vegan respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data, and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
Please also use our Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy notice.
Purpose of this privacy notice
When we use your personal data, we must do so in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). We will only process your data in accordance with the GDPR and the DPA, our legal obligations, and in accordance with your instructions (unless those instructions are overridden by our legal obligations).
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Seventh Vegan collects, stores, uses and processes your personal data in the course of our business. This includes information that we collect and process in order to provide products or services to our customers, to operate our business and information that we collect through your use of our website, and through other interactions with our members of staff.
It is important that you read this privacy notice so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices we may issue from time to time and is not intended to override them.
Seventh Vegan is the data controller and responsible for your personal data.
We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.
Who we are and how to contact us
You 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). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us in the first instance.
Changes to the privacy notice and your duty to inform us of changes
This version was last updated on 30 September 2020.
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.
When using our website it 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 data we collect about you
We may collect various types of personal data about you in the course of fulfilling a sale or providing services to our customers.
This personal data is required to enable us to fulfil a sale or provide services to our customers. If you do not provide personal data we ask for, it may delay or prevent us from fulfilling a sale or providing a service.
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).
In this policy the term “personal data’ shall have the meaning given to it in the GDPR and the DPA.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:
Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, job title, username or similar identifier, your signature, title, and gender.
Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address, and telephone numbers.
Your financial details so far as relevant to fulfilling a sale or providing services to you, including your bank and/or building society details.
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.
Profile Data includes purchases made by you, preferences, feedback, survey responses, and correspondence.
Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services.
Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
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.
If you fail to provide personal data
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 product or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
How is your personal data collected?
We will collect personal information in the course of providing our services to our clients. This information will typically be provided by you.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Publicly accessible sources, e.g. social media and other online sources;
From a third party with your consent, e.g: your agent or representative
You may give us your Identity, Contact, Financial and Profile Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
enquire or purchase our products or services;
in the process of supplying our products or services;
completing an online form on our website;
request marketing to be sent to you;
give us some feedback.
Automated technologies or interactions.
How we use your personal data
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.
Where we have consent to do so.
Our lawful basis or bases for processing your data is as follows:
Where you are an existing customer or likely customer: Contract and Legitimate Interests;
Where your personal data is held by us on a marketing database in circumstances where we have previously sent you marketing communications and you have not objected: Legitimate Interests;
Where your personal data is held by us on a marketing database in circumstances where we have sent you a marketing communication, but you are not an existing customer or previously expressed interest in our products or services: Consent.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us or clicking the Unsubscribe link within any marketing email we send.
Our legitimate business interests include our interests in providing our products and services, complying with legal obligations, recruiting, training and developing our staff, promoting our business through marketing communications, and carrying out our administrative and operational functions. We may process personal information you provide to us where such processing is necessary in order to pursue our legitimate interests, provided that our right to do so is not overridden by your own rights and interests. You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data for promotional purposes (see above). This means we do not usually need your consent to send you promotional communications. However, where consent is needed, we will ask for this consent separately and clearly.
We will always treat your personal data with the utmost respect and never sell or share it with other organisations for marketing purposes.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a service purchase, or other transactions.
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 you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
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.
Disclosures of your personal data
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.
Internal Third Parties
External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary below.
We may also need to share some personal data with other parties, such as if we seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them, potential buyers of some or all of our business or assets or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.
We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
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.
We have put in place appropriate security measures 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 you use my personal data for?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to meet our insurance requirements, fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, and to show that we treated you fairly.
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.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Request erasure 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
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.
Request access to your personal data. 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 (Data Portability). 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. You may 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 services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, 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 limit 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.
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 before entering into such a contract.
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.
External Third Parties
Service providers acting as processors or joint controllers based in the EU who provide IT and system administration services, and specifically Diligent Commerce Limited, our software partner, who expressly require we share your personal data for the purposes of Diligent Commerce Limited providing, and us receiving, website software delivery and maintenance services;
Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the United Kingdom who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services, Credit reference agencies, and external service suppliers, representatives and agents that we use to make our business more efficient
HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.