Merrie & Bright understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our clients and customers and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Merrie & Bright will never sell your data to anyone and complies with GDPR law.
Business name: Merrie & Bright
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO YOU COLLECT?
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. As you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.
Additionally, when you contact us, make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number.
When we work together on a project, we collect project details, guest names and addresses, and other information relevant to your project.
This data is protected by password and only accessible by staff who are required to use it for purposes of design and accounts.
HOW DO YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA?
Your data will be used for the following purposes:
To improve your experience and the performance of our website, to fulfil orders and communicate with you (via email or phone calls), to supply you with information by email that you have opted in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of all of our automated emails), supplying our services to you, personalising and tailoring our services for you, invoicing, internal record keeping, follow ups and testimonial requests, Collecting and storing any physical products that may have your personal information on it.
When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We will keep samples of your designs on file for photographing, portfolio and marketing purposes. This includes using them on social media and website, including them in sample packs and displaying them at exhibitions and events. We will not use anything with your home address on it. (If you do not want us to use your samples for future marketing, please let us know.)
Behavioural advertising – As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
– Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
– Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
HOW LONG WILL YOU KEEP MY PERSONAL DATA?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
When you visit http://www.merrieandbright.com, a small file called a cookie is placed on your browser which helps us to improve your experience and our performance. These cookies are deleted after 30-days from your last visit
When you visit http://www.merrieandbright.com and contact us via our contact form, your personal data will be deleted within 24 months of the date of your project.
When you enter into a contract with us to provide services to you, your personal data will be kept for 7 years from the date of your project.
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
HOW AND WHERE DO YOU STORE OR TRANSFER MY PERSONAL DATA?
We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
When you visit http://www.merrieandbright.com
Our website uses third party services to help host, create content for, and maintain the security and performance of Our website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the Our website.
Our website contact forms are powered by third-party provider and store no personal data.
When you enter into a contract with us to provide services, we store client details on our password protected laptop to which only Merrie & Bright has access.
Printed documents in files destroyed seven years after date of project.
We store email addresses on Google and Mailchimp. You can find their Privacy Notices to learn how they handle personal data below;
Google’s Privacy Notice: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Mailchimp Privacy Notice: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy
DO YOU SHARE MY PERSONAL DATA?
We share your relevant information with any staff and production partners required to meet the requirements for your project.
We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site — you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
HOW DO I CONTACT YOU?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details;
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Any changes will be made available on this page in writing.
This Privacy Notice was last updated 10 August 2021.