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This Privacy Policy sets out how we, tomtrends, LLC collect, store and use information about you when you use or interact with our website,  (our website)  https://tomtrends.com and where we otherwise obtain or collect information about you. This Privacy Policy is effective from May 24, 2018.

 

Contents

  • Summary
  • Our details
  • Information we collect when you visit our website
  • Information we collect when you contact us
  • Information we collect when you interact with our website
  • Information we collect when you place an order on our website
  • Our use of automated decision-making and profiling
  • How we collect or obtain information about you from third parties
  • Disclosure and additional uses of your information
  • How long we retain your information
  • How we secure your information
  • Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area
  • Your rights in relation to your information
  • Your right to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes
  • Sensitive Personal Information
  • Changes to our Privacy Policy
  • Children’s Privacy
  • California Do Not Track Disclosures
  • Copyright, credit and logo

 

Summary

This section summarises how we obtain, store and use information about you. It is intended to provide a very general overview only. It is not complete in and of itself and it must be read in conjunction with the corresponding full sections of this Privacy Policy.

  • Data controller:https://tomtrends.com, LLC

 

  • How we collect or obtain information about you:
    • when you provide it to us (e.g. by contacting us , placing an order on our website, sign up for our email newsletter, take a quiz, or create an account).
    • from your use of our website, using cookies and similar technologies, and
    • occasionally, from third parties.

 

  • Information we collect: name, contact details, payment information e.g. your credit or debit card details, IP address, information from cookies, information about your computer or device (e.g. device and browser type), information about how you use our website (e.g. which pages you have viewed, the time when you view them and what you clicked on, the geographical location from which you accessed our website (based on your IP address), your answers to quizzes or surveys, and information about your internet connection.

 

  • How we use your information: for administrative and business purposes (particularly to contact you and process orders you place on our website), to improve our business and website, to fulfil our contractual obligations, to advertise our goods and services, to analyse your use of our website, and in connection with our legal rights and obligations.

 

  • Disclosure of your information to third parties: only to the extent necessary to run our business, to our service providers, and to fulfil any contracts we enter into with you, and where required by law or to enforce our legal rights.

 

  • Do we sell your information to third parties (other than in the course of a business sale or purchase or similar event): No.

 

  • How long we retain your information: for no longer than necessary, taking into account any legal obligations we have (e.g. to maintain records for tax purposes), any other legal basis we have for using your information (e.g. your consent, performance of a contract with you or our legitimate interests as a business). For specific retention periods in relation to certain information which we collect from you, please see the main section below entitled How long we retain your information.

 

  • How we secure your information: using appropriate technical and organisational measures such as storing your information on secure servers, encrypting transfers of data to or from our servers using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, encrypting payments you make on or via our website using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, only granting access to your information where necessary and by only trusted individuals that have been trained and briefed on appropriate handling of personal information.

 

  • Use of cookies and similar technologies: we use cookies and similar information-gathering technologies such as web beacons on our website https://tomtrends.com including essential, functional analytical and advertising cookies. 

 

  • Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area: We are a company based in the United States. In certain circumstances we transfer your information outside of the European Economic Area , including to the following countries: The United States of America, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom. Where we do so, we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place, including the third parties we use who transfer your information outside the European Economic Area have self-certified themselves as compliant with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

 

  • Use of automated decision making and profiling: we use automated decision making and/or profiling. We do this in order to protect our business from harm from fraud during the checkout process via our partner Signify (privacy policy here: https://www.signifyd.com/privacy/ ).
  • Your rights in relation to your information
    • to access your information and to receive information about its use
    • to have your information corrected and/or completed
    • to have your information deleted
    • to restrict the use of your information
    • to receive your information in a portable format
    • to object to the use of your information
    • to withdraw your consent to the use of your information
    • to complain to a supervisory authority

 

  • Sensitive personal information: we collect what is commonly referred to as ‘sensitive personal information’ in only two instances on the site: birthday data and skin tone preferences in your account on our website https://tomtrends.com. Both instances are completely optional and only accepted upon the provision of explicit consent from users and are securely stored on our web servers for use in personalizing our correspondence with you via email or on site. This data is not used in any way, shape, or form to perform automated decision making other than to customize website or email content which we may think is most compelling to you. Any information stored can be viewed and removed directly on your account page or by contacting us via customer service. Please do not submit other sensitive personal information about you to us. For more information, please see the main section below entitled Sensitive Personal Information. This information is only collected if you provide it to us and our legal basis for collecting it is that you provide consent to us having this information by granting us this information in your account.

 

Information we collect when you visit our website

We collect and use information from website visitors in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

 

Web server log information

Our website server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as the pages accessed, information requested, the date and time of the request, the source of your access to our website https://tomtrends.com(e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website), and your browser version and operating system.

Our website servers are located in the United States of America and Canada and, accordingly, your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA). For further information and information on the safeguards used, please see the section of this privacy policy entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area]].

 

Use of website server log information for IT security purposes

 Our  third party hosting provider collect(s) and store(s) server logs to ensure network and IT security and so that the server and website remain uncompromised. This includes analysing log files to help identify and prevent unauthorised access to our network, the distribution of malicious code, denial of services attacks and other cyber attacks, by detecting unusual or suspicious activity.

Unless we are investigating suspicious or potential criminal activity, We/we do not make, nor do we allow our hosting provider to make, any attempt to identify you from the information collected via server logs.

Legal basis for processing: compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legal obligation: we have a legal obligation to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of our processing of information about individuals. Recording access to our website using server log files is such a measure.

Legal basis for processing: our and a third party’s legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: we and our third party hosting provider have a legitimate interest in using your information for the purposes of ensuring network and information security.

 

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.

We use cookies and similar technologies on our website, including essential, functional, analytical and advertising cookies and web beacons. 

You can reject some or all of the cookies we use on or via our website https://tomtrends.com by changing your browser settings or non-essential cookies by using our cookie control tool, but doing so can impair your ability to use our website or some or all of its features. For further information about cookies, including how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or see our cookies policy.

 

Information we collect when you contact us

We collect and use information from individuals who contact us in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

 

Email and Contact Form

When you send an email to the email address displayed on our website we collect your email address and any other information you provide in that email (such as your name, telephone number and the information contained in any signature block in your email).

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interest(s): responding to enquiries and messages we receive and keeping records of correspondence.

Legal basis for processing: necessary to perform a contract or to take steps at your request to enter into a contract (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: where your message relates to us providing you with goods or services or taking steps at your request prior to providing you with our goods and services (for example, providing you with information about such goods and services), we will process your information in order to do so).

 

Transfer and storage of your information

We use a third party email provider/customer service management tool to store emails and messages you send us. Our third party email provider is Zendesk, Inc. located in the United States. Their privacy policy is available here https://www.zendesk.com/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/  

Emails you send us will be stored outside the European Economic Area on our third party email provider’s servers in the United States and other locations based on their sub-processors. For further information please see the section of this privacy policy entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area.

 

 

Mail

If you contact us by mail, we will collect any information you provide to us in any postal communications you send us.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation) 
Legitimate interest(s): responding to enquiries and messages we receive and keeping records of correspondence.

Legal basis for processing: necessary to perform a contract or to take steps at your request to enter into a contract (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: where your message relates to us providing you with goods or services or taking steps at your request prior to providing you with our goods and services (for example, providing you with information about such goods and services), we will process your information in order to do so).

 

Information we collect when you interact with our website

We collect and use information from individuals who interact with particular features of our website in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

 

E-Newsletter

When you sign up for our e-newsletter on our website or opt to receive news, offers, updates on out-of-stock items from us by entering your name and email address and clicking subscribe or ticking a box at checkout indicating that they would like to receive your e-newsletter, we collect your email address , information about your browser, information about the page you signed up on,  and any other additional information you may provide to us.

Legal basis for processing: your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Consent: you give your consent to us sending you our e-newsletter by signing up to receive it using the steps described above.

 

Transfer and storage of your information

We use a third party service to send out our e-newsletter and administer our mailing list, Klaviyo. Their privacy policy is available here: https://www.klaviyo.com/privacy .

Information you submit to subscribe for our e-newsletter will be stored outside the European Economic Area on our third party mailing list provider’s servers in the United States. For further information about the safeguards used when your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area, see the section of this privacy policy below entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area.

Use of web beacons and similar technologies in emails]

We use technologies such as web beacons (small graphic files) in the emails we send to allow us to assess the level of engagement our emails receive by measuring information such as the delivery rates, open rates and click through rates which our emails achieve. We will only use web beacons in our emails if you have consented to us doing so.

 

[For more information about our third party mailing list provider and they use web beacons, please see their privacy policy which is available here: https://www.tomtrends.com/privacy

 

Registering on our website

When you register and create an account on our website, we collect the following information: Email address, IP address, and any other information you provide to us when you complete the registration form.

If you do not provide the mandatory information required by the registration form, you will not be able to register or create an account on our website.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interest: registering and administering accounts on our website to provide access to content, secure access to order history and status for customers and to facilitate the running and operation of our business.

Transfer and storage of your information

Information you submit to us via the registration form on our website will be stored outside the European Economic Area on our third party hosting provider’s servers in The United States and Canada. Our third party hosting provider is Shopify with servers located throughout North America and where its sub-processors may be located. Their privacy policy is available here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy

For further information about the safeguards used when your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area, see the section of this privacy policy below entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area.

 

Information we collect when you place an order on our website

We collect and use information from individuals who place an order on our website in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

 

Information collected when you place an order

Mandatory information

When you place an order for goods or services on our website, we collect your name, email address, billing address, shipping address, company name (if applicable), billing name, and information about your browser.

If you do not provide this information, you will not be able to purchase goods or services from us on our website or enter into a contract with us.

Legal basis for processing: necessary to perform a contract (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: we need the mandatory information collected by our checkout form to establish who the contract is with and to contact you to fulfil our obligations under the contract, including sending you receipts and order confirmations.

Legal basis for processing: compliance with a legal obligation (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legal obligation: we have a legal obligation to issue you with an invoice for the goods and services you purchase from us and we require the mandatory information collected by our checkout form for this purpose. We also have a legal obligation to keep accounting records, including records of transactions.

 

Optional information

We also collect optional information from you, such as your phone number or information about how your experience was in the form of a survey. We also ask you if you would like to receive marketing communications from us. For further information, see ‘Marketing communications’ in this section below.

If you do not supply the optional information requested at checkout, such as phone number. we will not be able to contact you by phone or SMS.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. 
Legitimate interests: finding out how a customer’s experience was to improve your business’ website or to be able to contact the customer by phone in relation to their order.

AND

Legal basis for processing: your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interests: you consent to us processing any optional information you provide by submitting that information to us.

 

Processing your payment

After you place an order on our website you will need to make payment for the goods or services you have ordered. In order to process your payment we use a third party payment processor (Shopify Payments) and a fraud gateway to ensure that your order is not fraudulent (Signify inc. Your payment will be processed by Shopify Payments.

Shopify Payments collects, uses and processes your information, including payment information, in accordance with their privacy policies. You can access  their privacy policy via the following link(s): Shopify Payments: https://pay.shopify.com/tos-privacy-policy

Signify: https://www.signifyd.com/privacy/

Transfer and storage of your information

Shopify Payments is located in Canada. Information relating to the processing of your payment is stored outside the European Economic Area on our [third party payment processor’s servers in Canada and the United States.

For further information about the safeguards used when your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area, see the section of this privacy policy below entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area.

Legal basis for processing: necessary to perform a contract (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: to fulfil your contractual obligation to pay for the goods or services you have ordered from us.

 

Marketing communications

At checkout and upon first arriving to the site you will have the option of receiving marketing communications from us.

 

Our similar goods and services

You can opt-out from receiving marketing communications in relation to our goods and which are similar to those which you purchase from us, by ticking a box to opt out or clicking ‘unsubscribe’ in any email from us.

We will send you marketing communications in relation to similar goods and services if you do not opt out from receiving them.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: direct marketing and advertising our products and services.

 

Transfer and storage of your information

We use a third party service to administer our mailing list, Klaviyo, Inc. Information you submit to subscribe for our e-newsletter will be stored outside the European Economic Area on our third party mailing list provider’s servers in the United States. For further information about the safeguards used when your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area, see the section of this privacy policy below entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area.

Use of web beacons [and similar technologies] in emails

We use technologies such as web beacons (small graphic files in the emails we send to allow us to assess the level of engagement our emails receive by measuring information such as the delivery rates, open rates and click through rates which our emails achieve. We will only use web beacons in our emails if you have consented to us doing so.

 

For more information about our third party mailing list provider and they use web beacons, please see their privacy policy which is available here: https://www.klaviyo.com/privacy

 

Our goods and services

You can opt in to receiving marketing communications from us in relation to our goods and services by email ticking a box indicating that you would like to receive such communications during checkout or at any time while browsing the site by entering your email address into our newsletter sign-up form.

We will send you marketing communications in relation to our goods and services only if you opt-in to receive them.

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Consent: you give your consent to us sending you information about our goods and services by signing up to receive such information in accordance with the steps described above.

 

Transfer and storage of your information

We use a third party service to administer our mailing list, Klaviyo, Inc. Information you submit to subscribe for our e-newsletter will be stored outside the European Economic Area on our third party mailing list provider’s servers in the United States. For further information about the safeguards used when your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area, see the section of this privacy policy below entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area.

Use of web beacons [and similar technologies] in emails

We use technologies such as web beacons (small graphic files in the emails we send to allow us to assess the level of engagement our emails receive by measuring information such as the delivery rates, open rates and click through rates which our emails achieve. We will only use web beacons in our emails if you have consented to us doing so.

 

For more information about our third party mailing list provider and they use web beacons, please see their privacy policy which is available here: https://www.tomtrends.com/privacy

 

 

Information collected or obtained from third parties

This section sets out how we obtain or collect information about you from third parties.

Information received from third parties

Generally, we do not receive information about you from third parties. The third parties from which we receive information about you will generally include partner companies who we are doing a joint promotion with..

It is also possible that third parties with whom we have had no prior contact may provide us with information about you.

Information we obtain from third parties will generally be your name and contact details, but will include any additional information about you which they provide to us.

Legal basis for processing: necessary to perform a contract or to take steps at your request to enter into a contract (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: where a third party has passed on information about you to us (such as your name and email address) in order for us to provide services to you, we will process your information in order to take steps at your request to enter into a contract with you and perform a contract with you (as the case may be).

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: where you have asked that a third party to share information about you with us and the purpose of sharing that information is not related to the performance of a contract or services by us to you, we will process your information on the basis of your consent, which you give by asking the third party in question to pass on your information to us.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: where a third party has shared information about you with us and you have not consented to the sharing of that information, we will have a legitimate interest in processing that information in certain circumstances.

For example, we would have a legitimate interest in processing your information to perform our obligations under a sub-contract with the third party, where the third party has the main contract with you. Our legitimate interest is the performance of our obligations under our sub-contract.

Similarly, third parties may pass on information about you to us if you have infringed or potentially infringed any of our legal rights. In this case, we will have a legitimate interest in processing that information to investigate and pursue any such potential infringement.

 

Where we receive information about you in error

If we receive information about you from a third party in error and/or we do not have a legal basis for processing that information, we will delete your information.

 

Our use of automated decision-making and profiling

We use automated decision making and profiling on our website. We do not consider that this has any legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you.

You have the right to object to our use of automated decision making and profiling described in this section. You can do that by opting-out of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with the method described in the relevant section below. If you do not want us to process your actual IP address (usually the IP address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider) when you visit our website, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or a free service such as Tor.

 

Automated decision making

Automated decision making is decision making by technological means (i.e. by a machine) without human involvement.

Use of automated decision making for display advertising]

We automate the display advertisements containing our products and services on other websites you visit, you based on the fact that you have visited our website using cookies. Logic involved: automatically displaying advertisements to individuals who have visited our website results in increased efficiencies and costs savings for us than manually displaying advertisements or displaying advertisements by different means.

Significance and envisaged consequences: cookies will be used to recognise the fact that you have visited our website in order to display advertisements to you (unless you have blocked such cookies) and will collect information about your online behaviour.

 

Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of your information to evaluate personal aspects about you, in particular to analyse or predict things like your performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

 

Use of profiling for web analytics

Our web analytics services, Google Analytics and Qubit, Inc. use collects information such as your location (based on your IP address) and your behaviour (based on cookies) when you access our website (such as the pages you visit and what you click on) and how much you are spending on our site. We will only process information from cookies if you have consented to us setting cookies on your computer in accordance with our cookies policy. Information collected about you, once collected is anonymised and stored on an aggregate basis. IP addresses are anonymized at the point of collection on our site.

Logic involved: by automatically analysing and categorising information such as the location (based on IP address) as well as the behaviour and devices of visitors to our website (using cookies), we are able to gain a better understanding of what our website visitors want (in terms of the content of our website and our products), how to improve our website and how to advertise and market our services to them.

Significance and envisaged consequences: cookies will be used to track and store information about your behaviour and device on our website (unless you have opted out from receiving such cookies by using our cookie control tool and your location will be analysed based on your IP address. We may target advertisements or content on our site based on the level of interest we receive from certain visitors and their behaviour on our website.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation) and the basis upon you give us consent to use this by opting into cookie tracking.

Legitimate interest: : improving our website for our website users and getting to know our website users’ preferences so our website can better meet their needs and desires. Also to serve advertisements to you which seem most relevant to the visitor.

 

Use of profiling in marketing emails

We use web beacons in our marketing emails to analyse who opens our emails and what actions they take (for example, what they click on). 

Logic involved: by analysing how our email recipients respond to our emails, we are able to improve the content and effectiveness of our emails and gauge who is most interested.

Significance and envisaged consequences: your behaviour when you open our emails will be tracked using small gif files (web beacons), including open rates, click through rates, and what items you clicked on in an email.

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Legal basis for processing: legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interest: analysing the level of engagement and effectiveness of our marketing emails and content

 

Disclosure and additional uses of your information

This section sets out the circumstances in which will disclose information about you to third parties and any additional purposes for which we use your information.

 

Disclosure of your information to service providers

We use a number of third parties to provide us with services which are necessary to run our business or to assist us with running our business and who process your information for us on our behalf. These include the following:

 Our third party service providers are located in the United State and Canada.

Your information will be shared with these service providers where necessary to provide you with the service you have requested, whether that is accessing our website or ordering goods and services from us.

We do not display all the identities of all of our service providers publicly by name for security and competitive reasons.  we will provide you with such information where you have a legitimate reason for requesting it (where we have shared your information with such service providers, for example).

Legal basis for processing: legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interest relied on: where we share your information with these third parties in a context other than where is necessary to perform a contract (or take steps at your request to do so), we will share your information with such third parties in order to allow us to run and manage our business efficiently.

Legal basis for processing: necessary to perform a contract and/or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Reason why necessary to perform a contract: we may need to share information with our service providers to enable us to perform our obligations under that contract or to take the steps you have requested before we enter into a contract with you.

 

Disclosure of your information to other third parties

We disclose your information to other third parties in specific circumstances, as set out below.

Providing information to third parties such as Google Inc.  Google collects information through our use of Google Analytics on our website. Google uses this information, including IP addresses and information from cookies, for a number of purposes, such as improving its Google Analytics service. Information is shared with Google on an aggregated and anonymised basis. To find out more about what information Google collects, how it uses this information and how to control the information sent to Google, please see the following page: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/]

 

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interest(s): meeting our contractual obligations to Google under our Google Analytics Terms of Service (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html)

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the browser plugin here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Transfer and storage of your information

Information collected by Google Analytics is stored outside the European Economic Area on Google’s servers in the United States of America.

For further information about the safeguards used when your information is transferred outside the European Economic Area, see the section of this privacy policy below entitled Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area.

 

Sharing your information within our business’ group of companies, including Seed Beauty for internal administrative purposes, including client, customer and employee information.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interest
: running and managing our business effectively.

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Legal basis for processing: necessary to perform a contract [or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract] (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Reason why necessary to perform a contract
: we need to share your information with other companies in order to be able to meet our contractual obligations to you or to take steps at your request prior to entering a contract., for example because of the services or information you have requested.

 

Sharing your information with a prospective or actual purchaser or seller in the context of a business or asset sale or acquisition by us, a merger or similar business combination event, whether actual or potential.

Legal basis for processing: legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interest(s)
: sharing your information with a prospective purchaser, seller or similar person in order to allow such a transaction to take place.

 

Disclosure and use of your information for legal reasons

 

Indicating possible criminal acts or threats to public security to a competent authority

If we suspect that criminal or potential criminal conduct has been occurred, we will in certain circumstances need to contact an appropriate authority, such as the police. This could be the case, for instance, if we suspect that we fraud or a cyber crime has been committed or if we receive threats or malicious communications towards us or third parties.

We will generally only need to process your information for this purpose if you were involved or affected by such an incident in some way.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: preventing crime or suspected criminal activity (such as fraud).

 

In connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement our legal rights

We will use your information in connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement of our legal rights, including, for example, sharing information with debt collection agencies if you do not pay amounts owed to us when you are contractually obliged to do so. Our legal rights may be contractual (where we have entered into a contract with you) or non-contractual (such as legal rights that we have under copyright law or tort law).

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest: enforcing our legal rights and taking steps to enforce our legal rights.

 

In connection with a legal or potential legal dispute or proceedings

We may need to use your information if we are involved in a dispute with you or a third party for example, either to resolve the dispute or as part of any mediation, arbitration or court resolution or similar process.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest(s): resolving disputes and potential disputes.

 

For ongoing compliance with laws, regulations and other legal requirements

We will use and process your information in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject. For example, we may need to disclose your information pursuant to a court order or subpoena if we receive one.

Legal basis for processing: compliance with a legal obligation (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legal obligation(s)
: legal obligations to disclose information which are part of the laws of the United States of America.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). 
Legitimate interest: where the legal obligations are part of the laws of another country and have not been integrated into the United States’ legal framework, we have a legitimate interest in complying with these obligations.

 

How long we retain your information

This section sets out how long we retain your information. We have set out specific retention periods where possible. Where that has not been possible, we have set out the criteria we use to determine the retention period.

 

Retention periods

 Order information: when you place an order for goods and services, we retain that information indefinitely or until you request that we delete unless this conflicts with our compliance of a legal responsibility.

Correspondence and enquiries: when you make an enquiry or correspond with us for any reason, whether by email or via our contact form ,we will retain your information for as long as it takes to respond to and resolve your enquiry and indefinitely afterward unless it is requested to be deleted AND it does not interfere with our compliance with laws and our legitimate business interest.

E-Newsletter: we retain the information you used to sign up for our e-newsletter for as long as you remain subscribed (i.e. you do not unsubscribe) or if we decide to cancel our e-newsletter service, whichever comes earlier.

 

Criteria for determining retention periods

In any other circumstances, we will retain your information for no longer than necessary, taking into account the following:

  • the purpose(s) and use of your information both now and in the future (such as whether it is necessary to continue to store that information in order to continue to perform our obligations under a contract with you or to contact you in the future);
  • whether we have any legal obligation to continue to process your information (such as any record-keeping obligations imposed by relevant law or regulation);
  • whether we have any legal basis to continue to process your information (such as your consent);
  • how valuable your information is (both now and in the future);
  • any relevant agreed industry practices on how long information should be retained;
  • the levels of risk, cost and liability involved with us continuing to hold the information;
  • how hard it is to ensure that the information can be kept up to date and accurate; and
  • any relevant surrounding circumstances (such as the nature and status of our relationship with you).

 

How we secure your information

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to secure your information and to protect it against unauthorised or unlawful use and accidental loss or destruction, including:

  • only sharing and providing access to your information to the minimum extent necessary, subject to confidentiality restrictions where appropriate, and on an anonymised basis wherever possible;
  • using secure servers to store your information;
  • verifying the identity of any individual who requests access to information prior to granting them access to information;
  • using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt any information you submit to us via any forms on our website and any payment transactions you make on or via our website;
  • only transferring your information via closed system or encrypted data transfers

 

Transmission of information to us by email

Transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure, and if you submit any information to us over the internet (whether by email, via our website https://tomtrends.com or any other means), you do so entirely at your own risk.

We cannot be responsible for any costs, expenses, loss of profits, harm to reputation, damages, liabilities or any other form of loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your decision to transmit information to us by such means.

 

Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area

 

We process data both inside and outside of the United States and rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders. Countries where we and our data processors process data may have laws which are different, and potentially not as protective, as the laws of your own country.

Your information will be transferred and stored outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in the circumstances set out below. We will also transfer your information outside the EEA or to an international organisation in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject (compliance with a court order, for example). Where we are required to do so, we will ensure appropriate safeguards and protections are in place.

 

Server log information

Information collected when you visit our website is transferred outside of the EEA and stored on the servers of our third party hosting company , Shopify. You can access their privacy policy 

Country of storage: Canada and the United States

Safeguard(s) used: our third party hosting provider has self-certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

 

Contact form and Email

Information you submit to us via our contact form is transferred outside the EEA and stored on our third party email and customer service systems. Our email provider is Klaviyo Inc. You can access their privacy policy here: www.tomtrends.com/privacy. Our customer service system provider is Zendesk. You can access their privacy policy here: https://www.zendesk.com/company/customers-partners/eu-data-protection/

Country of storage: United States. This country is not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

Safeguard(s) used: our third party email provider has self-certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

 

 

E-Newsletter

Information you submit to us when you sign up for our e-newsletter is transferred outside the EEA and stored on our third party mailing list provider’s servers. Our third party mailing list provider is: Klaviyo. You can access their privacy policy here: www.tomtrends.com/privacy

Country of storage: The United States. This country is not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

Safeguard(s) used: our third party mailing list provider has self-certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.