1.0 – Website Visitors: The personal information we collect about you and how we use it
1.1 – You can visit and browse our website without providing your name or contact details.
1.2 – Our server logs capture details of your operating system, browser software, IP address and URL, including the date and time of your visit.
1.4 – You may choose to provide your contact details (name, address, business, job title, email address, telephone number) if you do any of these things:
- Buy or return things in store
- Use our click and collect or delivery services
- Shop online
- Sign up for news and offers
- Request a brochure or make an enquiry
- Enter a competition
2.0 – Customers: The personal information we collect about you and how we use it
If you purchase products or services from us, we may use your personal information in the following ways.
2.1 – Enquiries and Information:
- Answer your questions or provide you with information you have requested
- Keep track of sales and enquiries
- Keep you informed about our products and services
- Notify you about important changes or developments to our site or services
- Provide a more personalised experience by showing you the most relevant products and offers online, and sending you the most relevant information about our products and services
2.2 – Orders and Account Management:
- Process your order
- Help with any questions if you have started an order but not completed it
- Arrange visits to your home (e.g. to carry out a survey or installation)
- Manage deliveries, returns and refunds
- Manage your account, including carrying out identity checks (if applicable)
- Manage your credit account (if applicable) including carrying out credit checks
2.3 – Customer Relationship:
- Monitor how our customers transact with us in store and online, for example by checking who has redeemed vouchers or bought our products, website or other facility
- Contact you for your views on our products and services via the following third parties:
- Publish trends and/or to improve usefulness and content of our website
- Track activity on our site to provide a more personalised online experience and to send you the most relevant information about our products and services
- Link with social media sites and services, for example, for advertising purposes
- Market research purposes, by tracking activity on our site or in store (on an anonymous basis) to identify trends and/or to improve usefulness and content
- Measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns using email analytics to track emails sent, how many were opened and whether links were followed
- Email you via a third party to invite you to complete any uncompleted purchase via our website.
- you can unsubscribe from receiving such messages at any time
2.4 – Other:
- for product liability purposes
- to deal with enquiries and complaints
- for claims management and insurance purposes
- for general record keeping purposes
3.0 – Understanding Our Customers
3.1 – We want to understand the shopping patterns of our customers, how customers select the products and services they ultimately buy, which apps and technology customers prefer to use, and how successful our advertising and promotional campaigns have been. We may use a number of different techniques to do this:
- We never see or store your payment card details. We do use a unique encrypted token that can tell the same payment card is used in different places (in store or online). This helps us build a complete picture of all the things people buy from No Hydro
- We monitor which customers redeem vouchers using a code that makes the offer personal to you When you order goods in store to be delivered, we will ask for your marketing choices as we would like to send you information about other products and services that may be of interest. We may also link your in-store order details with your online account information and your shopping patterns on our website and mobile app so we have a complete picture of all the things you buy from No Hydro
- We use email analytics to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. Marketing emails contain a pixel which tracks how many emails were sent, how many were opened, whether emails were forwarded and whether links in the email were followed
- We may monitor other websites you visit and the goods and services you look for using search engines in order to provide you with information about products and services from No Hydro which are most relevant to you
- We may connect with social media sites so that we can better target our advertising while you are using these services and improve the relevance of what you see
4.0 – How your information is accessed within No Hydro
4.1 – No Hydro is part of the Toner Damp Proofing Group. The Group uses centralised finance, supplier and customer management systems. Your information may be accessed by others in the company for administrative and analytical purposes. However, you will not receive marketing from other companies unless you have agreed to that.
5.0 – Keeping You Informed
5.1 – If you sign up to receive updates or have bought or enquired about our products or services, we may use the information we collect to let you know about our other products and services which may be of interest to you and to keep you updated with information about promotional offers and what is coming soon.
5.2 – If you leave items in your shopping basket on our website without completing a purchase, we may send you an email to follow up and ask if you need any help with your order.
5.3 – We review the products and services you buy and we also analyse your use of our website and the searches you make on this and other websites. We use this information to tailor the marketing you receive from us so it is as relevant as possible. This may include serving you with adverts on social media and other third party websites. If you agree, we may pass your information to suppliers and manufacturers who are interested in getting in touch with you about their products and services, including other companies in the Toner Damp Proofing Group.
5.4 – You can opt out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time by contacting our customer services team through one of the options on our “contact us” page or, if you have an online account with us, you can update your marketing choices on your account.
6.0 – Call Recording and CCTV
6.1 – Some telephone calls may be recorded or monitored, for example calls to our customer services teams.
6.2 – Call recording and monitoring may be carried out for the following purposes:
- Training and quality control
- As evidence of conversations
- For the prevention or detection of crime (e.g. fraudulent claims)
6.3 – We operate CCTV systems in our stores and car parks for the security of both customers and colleagues, so your image may be recorded on these systems during your visit. Your car number plate may also be recorded to manage parking restrictions.
7.0 – Retention
7.1 – We will retain your personal information for as long as needed for the legitimate business purposes described above.
7.2 – If you are a visitor to the website, we will retain your information for a limited period in order to respond to your query, provide you with the information you require or to send you updates on our products and services for as long as you indicate that you are happy for us to do so.
7.3 – If you make a one-off purchase, we normally keep records of the transaction for 7 years.
7.4 – If you are an account customer or a supplier, we normally keep records for 7 years after the closure of your account or the last purchase or sale you made. In all cases, this is for accounting, tax and product liability purposes.
7.5 – Your information may be retained for longer than this if there are valid legal grounds for us to do so, for example if required by law or court order, or as needed to defend or pursue legal claims.
8.0 – Working with Service Providers
8.1 – We engage service providers to run our website and IT systems, to help us administer accounts, to conduct credit checks and fraud screening, and to handle marketing campaigns.
8.2 – We work with a large number of suppliers who provide products and delivery services to us.
8.3 – We will only provide these companies with the information they need to deliver the service we have engaged them for and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
8.4 – Whenever we share personal information about our customers or visitors to our website with our service providers, we will put in place contracts which require the service provider to protect the information and keep it secure.
9.0 – Other Disclosures
9.1 – Your information may be shared within the Toner Damp Proofing Group for account management (including credit accounts), analysis and reporting.
9.2 – Your personal data may be disclosed to the following third parties for the purposes described below:
- tax, customs and excise authorities
- regulators, courts and the police
- fraud screening agencies
- central and local government
- insurance companies
- other professional advisors
9.3 – We may also disclose your personal information if we believe that the disclosure is necessary to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or otherwise protect and defend our rights, property or the safety of our customers and other users of the website.
9.4 – We may disclose and/or transfer your personal information in connection with a reorganisation of all or part of our business, if the majority of our shares are bought by another company or if we transfer all or some of our assets to another company.
10.0 – Transferring information to other countries
10.1 – Some of the companies who provide services to us may be located outside the United Kingdom.
10.2 – We use IT software providers who are located in United States of America, for example. As a result, your personal information may be transferred outside the UK. We will ensure that those service providers comply with any legal requirements that apply to the transfer of personal information outside the UK.
10.3 – We require the service provider to sign the approved European Commission Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries.
11.0 – Security
11.1 – We are committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to No Hydro.
11.2 – We use appropriate measures to protect the information that you submit through our website and the information we collect and store about our customers.
11.3 – Internally, we restrict access to personal information. Only employees who need the information in order to do their jobs have access to it.
11.4 – Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our website and any transmission is at your own risk. 11.5 11.5 – Once we have received your information, we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft and unauthorised use, access or modification.
11.6 – If you have created an account or registered to use any online services, your account details may be password protected.
11.7 – It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential and to sign out once you have finished browsing.
12.0 – Changes to this policy
13.0 – Links to other websites
13.1 – Links may be provided on our website to other websites that are not operated by us.
13.2 – If you use these links, you will leave our website.
13.3 – You should note that we are not responsible for the contents of any third party website.
13.4 – External sites will have their own privacy policies which you should read carefully.
14.0a – Your Rights
14.1a – Marketing – If you have an online account you can access, update and correct your personal information – including your marketing choices – using the account management facilities.
14.2a – You can opt out of receiving marketing at any time by using the unsubscribe option in the message or by contacting our customer service team (add contact us link).
14.3a – You can opt out of postal and telephone marketing by contacting us using the contact us link on the website.
14.5a – If you prefer not to receive marketing which is tailored to suit your customer profile, please contact our customer service team (contact us link).
14.6a – You will still receive generic marketing unless you opt out of receiving marketing entirely.
14.7a – If you opt out of receiving marketing emails from No Hydro, you will no longer receive any of the tracking pixels that are associated with them.
14.8a – You can find out more about how to disable Email Analytics in our Cookies Policy (add cookies link).
14.1b – Access and Correction
14.1b – If you would like to correct or update any of your other personal information, or if you would like a copy of the personal information we hold, please contact the No Hydro Data Protection Officer at the address below.
14.2b – We may need to ask for proof of your identity before we can respond to your request.
14.3b – We are committed to ensuring that all customers can exercise their data privacy rights without barriers.
14.4b – If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made in order to access and/or receive your personal data in a way which meets your individual needs, please inform us either in an email or over the phone and we will work with you to carry out your request in the most suitable way possible.
14.1c – Other Rights
14.2c – You may also have the following rights in relation to your personal information:
- in certain circumstances, the right to restrict or object to the processing of your personal information (including profiling), or request that your personal information is deleted
- where you have provided personal information voluntarily, or otherwise consented to its use, the right to withdraw your consent
- in certain circumstances, the right to receive a copy of the personal information which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that we transfer that information to another party (known as “data portability”)
- the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority (see further below)
15.0 – Contact No Hydro
Data Protection Officer
Unit 20B Work West Enterprise Centre
301 Glen Road
Or emailing them at:
firstname.lastname@example.org (marking emails for the attention of the Data Protection Officer)
15.2 – If you are not satisfied with our use of your personal information or our response to any request made by you in relation to your personal information, you have a right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
16.0 – Legal Basis for Processing
16.1 – Some of the information we collect is provided by you voluntarily (and therefore with your permission). (Example when you sign up to join a mailing list or submit a query).
16.2 – If you purchase items from us, or if you supply products or services to us, most of the information we collect is necessary so that we can fulfil the contract between us.
16.3 – The remainder of the information is collected for our legitimate business purposes, which include:
- To keep in touch with current, past and prospective customers
- To provide online account management and related services
- To gain an understanding of how our customers interact with us so we can provide the most relevant products and services
- To monitor the use of our website and improve its facilities
- To identify suspected criminal activity and take appropriate action
- To manage our supply chain and the relationship with our suppliers
- To protect and defend our rights
16.4 – When we collect personal information from you we will indicate whether it is mandatory or voluntary – this is done on the website by using asterisks to mark mandatory fields.