This privacy notice aims to inform you about how Velvet May uses and protects any information that you provide. In the context of the law and this notice, “uses” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. Our policy is not just an exercise in complying with the law, but a continuation of our respect for you and your personal information.
We may ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified. By registering for our web updates or completing a business transaction, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Our policy complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (Act) accordingly incorporating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at http://www.knowyourprivacyrights.org
Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.
Data we process
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. We have collated these into groups as follows.
How we use collected information
Velvet May collects and uses personal information for the following purposes:
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
• If you have previously agreed to our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us via email.
• We will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
• You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.
• If you believe that any information we hold is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible and we will correct it.
Retention period for personal data
We keep your personal information only for as long as required by us to provide you with the services you have requested and to comply with other law. Your information and data, including emails (except for email address if you have signed up for our web updates), will be removed from our records 30 days after your wedding date. This includes any addresses and guest names. You can unsubscribe from web updates any time. Invoices will be kept for 7 years in line with tax regulations.
We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical and electronic safeguards in place. Whilst we strive to use appropriate practices to protect your personal information, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Links to other sites
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.
Compliance with the law