PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Paperless Weddings respects your privacy. Your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. Any information that you give us is held with the utmost care and security. It will not be used in ways to which you have not consented. We do not and will not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so.

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our website, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent? When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no. How do I withdraw my consent? If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at emma@paperlesswedding.co.uk

SECTION 3 – ONLINE SHOPPING

Your data is stored through our website’s data storage, databases and the general website application. We store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Payment: If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then our website stores your credit card data. Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted. 

SECTION 4 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. 

SECTION 5 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

COOKIES

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

COOKIE TYPE DURATION DESCRIPTION
PHPSESSID This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page.
viewed_cookie_policy This cookie lasts for 365 days to save you repeating the acceptance each time you visit. Used by the CookieLaw plugin to remember whether you have already accepted our cookie policy. This keeps us in line with The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 otherwise known as the “cookie law”.
wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx Your login details are stored in an encrypted form. A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
wordpress_test_cookie Stores the text ‘WP Cookie check’ A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.
wordpress_xxxxx Your login authentication details in an encrypted form. A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. WordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.
wp-settings-xxxxx,wp-settings-time-xxxxx Data is stored as text indicating your preferred settings. Persistent cookie, expire a little under one year from the time they’re set. WordPress uses this cookie to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
__utma Google Analytics Cookie 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt Google Analytics Cookie. 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb Google Analytics Cookie 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc Google Analytics Cookie End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit
__utmv Google Analytics Cookie 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the_setCustomVarmethod with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmz Google Analytics Cookie 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

SECTION 6 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. If our site is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact  emma@paperlesswedding.co.uk