Ablebox Cookies & Privacy
This notice is designed to help you understand what cookies are, how Ablebox uses them and the choices you have regarding their use.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or other device when you visit the Site, this allows the Site to recognise you as a user either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits ( a ‘persistent cookie’). They are not harmful and do not contain any information such as your home address, date of birth or credit card details.
The cookies we use fall into two broad types:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as setting up an account cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies
In order to keep the Site, its services and products relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use our Site. For example, we can see which parts of the Site and products are most popular, identify when errors occur, and test different versions of a page or feature to see which one works best.These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised which means we can’t identify you personally. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet, but do help with serving advertising.
They enable you to transact whilst other non-essential cookies enable us to give you and enhanced, personalised web experience and determine relevant products to show you.
To personalise and improve your customer experience.
To recognise the device that you are using.
To record the areas of the Site that you have visited, products you have viewed and time spent browsing, as well as the products you purchased. Ablebox uses this information to help make the website more user friendly, develop our Site design and to continuously improve the quality of the service we provide.
To distribute visitors to our Site evenly across platforms to ensure the content is served at the fastest possible speed.
Cookies are an essential part of how our Site works, as they remember certain information about a visitor.
Ablebox uses its own 1st party cookies these are placed there and used solely by Ablebox.
Are cookies safe?
Yes. The information stored in cookies is safe and anonymous to any external third party, and your account security is never compromised. You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and www.youronlinechoices.com/. For a video about cookies visit https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/technologies/cookies/
Can I turn off cookies?
To change your cookie settings, or if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used, you should amend the settings provided in your web browser to prevent us from storing cookies on your computer hard drive.
For information on how to disable cookies, please consult the “Help” tab of your browser via the menu bar.
The following Cookies are used for Analytical purposes:
Google Tag Manager
Website visitors who don’t want their data used by Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.
Visitors can also opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings
This Cookie Notice was last updated on 14th February 2019 and further changes will be communicated by updating this notice.
At Ablebox we take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal data. We aim to be clear about how we use personal data and this privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data, what personal data we process and why. It includes the relevant requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”, and applies to both when you visit our website, and when you use our services. The website and our services are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Ablebox is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “Ablebox”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice). When we refer to Ablebox we mean:
Registered address: 23 Buckland Road, Pen Mill Trading Estate, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5HA. Company Number 02547129
If you have any questions or concerns about this notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this notice, whilst intended to be as complete and accurate as reasonably possible, is not exhaustive and may be updated from time to time. The most up to date GDPR Privacy Notice will be available on our website.
What type of personal data do we process?
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. We may need to collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
- Identity data – your full name and title.
- Contact data – your work contact details, such as Company name, address, telephone numbers and email address.
- Financial data – includes bank account details and credit limits
- Transaction data – includes details about payments to and from you
- Technical data – includes internet protocol (IP) address and other technology on the devices you use to access this website
- Marketing preferences – includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us.
This information will be collected primarily from you as information voluntarily provided to us, however we may also collect it where lawful to do so from (and combine it with information from) public sources, third party service providers, government, tax or law enforcement agencies and other third parties. We may also automatically collect technical data about your browsing actions from our website.
If you fail to provide personal data we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services or products). In this instance, we may have to cancel a service or product you have with us but we will try to notify you if this is the case at the time.
How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
- Direct interactions – you may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you purchase a product from us, or when you give us some feedback.
- Automated technologies or interactions – as you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your browsing actions. We collect this personal data by using cookies.
- Other Documents – we may use CCTV and/or telephone recordings for monitoring purposes
Why is the personal data collected?
Ablebox collects and uses personal data only as necessary for the purposes for which it was obtained and when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Orders – to process and deliver your orders and to inform you about the status of your orders.
- Account maintenance – to create and maintain your account with us.
- Customer service – to provide you with customer service, including responses to your enquiries, complaints and general feedback about our products. Customer service may be provided through various forms of communication, including email, letter, telephone and in person.
- Consumer engagement – to get you more actively engaged with our products and services. This may involve the use or publication of consumer generated content.
- Monitoring & Recording – to protect employees and third parties, by establishing facts, compliance with regulatory procedures, prevention or detection of crime.
Disclosure of your personal data
Your personal data will be made available for the purposes detailed above on a need to know basis and only to management, sales / customer service teams, legal, logistics, audit, compliance, information technology and other corporate staff who properly need to know these details for their functions and responsibilities.
Your personal data may also be made available to third parties providing relevant services to us, such as auditors / compliance managers, providers / call centres, IT hosting / IT maintenance providers and recruitment providers. Ablebox have a written contract with all third parties and require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Your personal data may also be shared for financial purposes. We will supply your personal information to credit reference agencies “CRAs” and they will give us information about you, such as about your financial history. We do this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check your identity, manage your account, trace and recover debts and prevent criminal activity. We will also continue to exchange information about you with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including about your settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time. CRAs will share your information with other organisations. The identities of the CRAs, and the ways in which they use and share personal information, are explained in more detail at http://www.experian.co.uk/crain/index.html
Storage of personal data
Appropriate security measures are in place to prevent your personal data from being accidently lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
Personal data retention
Your personal data is only retained for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Once we have determined we no longer need to hold your personal data, we will delete it from our systems.
Your rights and how to exercise them
With reference to your personal data, in certain circumstances you have the following rights:
- the right to be told how we use your information and obtain access to your information
- the rights to have your information rectified, erased or place restrictions on processing your information
- the right to object to the processing of your information, e.g. where the processing is based on a legitimate interest
- the right to data portability, which allows you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services
- the right to withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions
- the right to object to any decisions based on the automated processing of your personal data, and
You can exercise any of these rights by submitting a request to email@example.com. We will provide you with any action taken upon your request to any of these rights within one month of receiving your request. This may be extended up to two months if necessary, however we will inform you in this instance. Please note we may have to ask you to verify your identity when you seek to exercise any of your data protection rights.
You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s office “ICO”, the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues – www.ico.org.uk. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.