At Dùsal Limited, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy whenever we collect, process or store personal information about you.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming law on 25 May 2018 sets out the privacy rights for individuals and provides a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate. This new law won’t alter how we use information about you, but it will make it easier for you to know your many rights regarding your personal data.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
We obtain information directly from you when you sign up for our electronic communications or contact us with an enquiry. This information may include your name, gender, billing/delivery address, order history, email and telephone number. We may also keep a record of information shared with us if you contact us by post or telephone and if you voluntarily choose to complete customer surveys, provide us with feedback or participate in our prize draws and competitions.
We collect information about you if you accept the use of ‘cookies’ when browsing the Dùsal website, (click here to view our Cookies policy). This may include details of any search terms you’ve entered, purchases you made, items viewed or added to your basket, gift list and wish list choices, voucher redemptions, brands you show interest in, web pages you visit and how and when you contact us.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
Most of the information we collect about you is to comply with our contractual obligations to you, our trade customers.
In addition, we may use information gathered when you place an order, sign up for electronic communications, browse our website or choose to receive our catalogues to provide you with information about products or services which we feel may interest you.
This information allows us to meet our legitimate interests as a business in understanding you better and providing you with the highest levels of service. It tells us what products to talk to you about and stops us from wasting your time unnecessarily with offers and promotions that are unlikely to be of interest.Information about your internet connection and browser, such as your IP address and the country and telephone code where your computer is located, is used to deliver the best possible web experience to you. It also lets us protect you – for example, by helping us to identify possible fraudulent logins from unexpected locations.
Information such as this is stored as anonymised statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and will not identify you as an individual.
DO WE SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH ANY OTHER PARTIES?
We share your data with trusted third parties employed by us or our suppliers in countries within or outside the European Economic Area to meet our contractual obligations to you in terms of processing your orders. These include the designated parcel carriers who dispatch your order and the designated payment providers who help us process payments, prevent fraudulent transactions and reduce credit risk. We also share your information with IT companies who support our website and other business systems.
You can rest assured that we provide these third parties only the information they need to perform their specific services. They will only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in our contract with them and we work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected at all times.
We also ensure that if we stop using their services, any of your data held by them will either be deleted or rendered anonymous.We will also share your information with regulatory authorities such as HMRC to comply with any legal obligations (statutory and regulatory obligations) when required to do so relating to business generally, for example tax, bribery and fraud/crime prevention legislation.
HOW LONG WILL WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We keep your data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, and in line with any legal, statutory and regulatory obligations which we are required to meet as a business. For example, if your order included a warranty, the associated personal data will be kept until the end of the warranty period. In addition, personal information gathered to fulfil an order will be retained for seven years in order to comply with our legal and contractual obligations.
At the end of the retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised (for example by aggregation with other data) so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.As you’d expect, we reassess our need to use your personal information on a regular basis and dispose of information which is no longer required.
Should an account that you have set up with us remain inactive for three years, it will be deemed inactive and we will close it. Thereafter, any personal data associated with it will be anonymised.
HOW WILL WE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU?
We will use your personal data and details of your transactions to contact you by electronic means (e-mail) or by post with our latest news, products and services (including tailored special offers, discounts, promotions, events and competitions) on the basis of our legitimate business interests. Of course, you are free to opt out of receiving our marketing communications at any time. You can do this by simply emailing our Sales team on email@example.com, or writing to us at Dùsal, 70 Nasymth Road, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2SD. You can also opt-out of future marketing communications by updating the settings in your online account if you have one, or clicking on the unsubscribe link that appears in every one of our email newsletters.
HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA SAFE?
We know that data security matters to all our customers. That’s why we treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Access to your personal data is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as payment card information) is secured by SSL encryption. We secure access to all areas of our websites using ‘https’ technology.We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we carry out testing to identify ways to further strengthen security.
WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE WITH RESPECT TO PERSONAL DATA HELD BY US?
Your personal data is set to be safer than ever under the new data protection regulations (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018. These regulations redefine your rights as governed by the lawful basis for processing used at Dusal to process your personal data – namely our contractual obligations to you, our legitimate interests as a business, and our legal or statutory obligations under law. Your rights are summarised as follows:
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?
Alternatively, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113, or by going online to https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/live-chat/.