Policies

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from www.bitsofstationery.co.uk 

Personal information we collect 
When you make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information, email address, and phone number. This information is required to process your order. 

Shopify is used to power this online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy

How do we use your personal information? 
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to communicate with you.

Sharing you personal Information 
Information about my customers is very important to my business. Personal information is shared for very limited reasons as follows:
* Service providers, I will share your postage details with Royal Mail only to enable me to post your order to you. 
* Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others

Data retention
Your data will be retained for as long as required to fufil your orders, I may also be legally rquired to keep this data for a time period of four years. 

Your rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
* Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
* Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
* Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
* Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection 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. 


Contact us 
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at bitsofstationery@gmail.com or by mail using the details provided below: 

Bits of Stationery 
3 Beachmont Close, Greatstone, Kent, TN28 8UG, United Kingdom