Privacy Policy

GDPR (also known as the General Data Protection Regulation) is a new European framework for data protection laws. It gives you greater protection and rights and will give you more control over how your data is used.

What is your new Privacy Policy?

We fully support these new regulations and have reflected our commitment to protect your rights and interests in our new Privacy Policy statement. We’ve provided clarity on what data we have, how we use it, why we need it and who has access to it. We’ve also appointed a Data Protection Officer who you can contact if you have any concerns.
Introduction
Debonair Dogz understands that customers care about the use and storage of their personal information and we value your trust in allowing us to do this in a careful and sensible manner. We have created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our customers.

By using Debonair Dogz, our website (including our mobile site), our social media pages, our dedicated telephone line and mobile texting service, you are acknowledging that we are processing your personal information and where necessary consenting to such practices, as outlined in this statement.

Personal Information that we collect

We collect personal information about you and your pet (and others if their personal information is provided by you) when you:

(a) make an appointment either personally or someone does this on your behalf;

(b) register or alter details on a customer record card that is used to record information about your pet;

(c) request a call back;

(d) sign up for our newsletter and other marketing emails (in line with Marketing below);

(f) post material to our website and / or social media page;

(g) complete customer feedback or surveys as part of your experience at Debonair Dogz;

(i) raise a complaint or dispute with us or are involved in a legally recordable incident at our premises (e.g. in relation to health and safety reporting);

(j) speak to one of our members of staff;

(k) participate in competitions or promotions

(l) and / or use our website and customer applications in any other way.

The personal information collected in the above manner may include the following about you (and others if their personal information is provided by you):

(a) full name;

(b) postal address;

(c) email address;

(d) telephone number;

(e) payment details;

(f) geo-location;

(g) machine identifiers (such as IP addresses);

(h) dispute resolution information;

(i) disability and health information;

(j) supplementary information (dietary and other preferences and special requirements);

(k) image data;

(l) behavioural data (tags and cookies – see Cookies and Tracking section below);

(m) voice recordings; and

(n) identification information (such as passports, drivers’ licences or national identity cards).

Personal information provided by third parties

We may obtain information about you from social media providers such as Twitter and Facebook or from third party websites where you have left commentary or feedback about us (for example on Yell.com, Good Doggie Guide ETC).

How we use your information

We will collect personal information:

1) in order to take the necessary steps in preparation of, or forefill our obligations under, an appointment contract:

a) Appointments and payments – provide communications about Appointments products and services being provided to you (and others if their personal information is provided by you);

b) Appointments and updates – send details of new, amended or cancelled appointments via telephone line, email or text;

c) Update you on matters affecting your appointment – contact you (and others if their personal information is provided by you) in the event of a change that affects an appointment or any data or personal information you have provided us with, such as changes to terms and conditions of appointments or this privacy policy;

d) Website service communication – provide notifications of any changes to our website or to our services that may affect you (and others if their personal information is provided by you);

e) Customer service communication – provide you with requested information or correspondence, or a response from us to an enquiry made by you;

f) To provide assistance in completing appointments – send reminder emails to continue with an appointment which has been made for your pet,

g) Maintain your Debonair Dogz Customer information card– create a profile about you in relation to your dog, to update our records, create and maintain your account.

2) with your consent:

a) Marketing communications – create a profile about you for marketing purposes to tailor our communications to you. We may use automated processes to do this;

b) Promotional offers – inform you about promotional offers and other products or services that may be of interest (in line with Marketing communications above);

c) Maintain records indicating your consent to status – to ensure we accurately reflect your wishes when communicating to you;.

3) in our legitimate interest* improve our services:

a) Market research – to contact you (and others if their personal information is provided by you) to ask about the experience using Debonair Dogzs and services as part of a continual programme of customer service improvement. This is not marketing communication and is separate to Marketing communications above. We may use third parties for example good doggie guide to provide such market research communications to you on our behalf;

b) Website customisation – to customise our website and its content to your particular preferences in accordance with the Cookies and Tracking section below;

c) Customer support – monitor calls and help train staff in relation to our customer support;

d) Product and service improvement – to improve our product and services;

e) Service analysis – to conduct research, statistical analysis and behavioral analysis. This may include providing aggregate statistical information relating to customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties.

4) in our legitimate interest* to protect against fraud:

a) Website improvement and fraud prevention – improve our websites, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our websites and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf;

b) Security – carry out security checks when allowing you access to our services and to block fraudulent or suspected fraudulent activity.

5) in order to meet our legal obligations:

a) Taxation – ensure we meet our tax and other regulatory obligations;

b) Registration – ensure local jurisdiction regulations are complied with (where registration is necessary in such jurisdictions).* any reliance on legitimate interest shall not prejudice your interest or fundamental rights and freedoms.
Marketing
We may in the future periodically send promotional material to you about new products, special offers or other information that we think you may find interesting based on the profile we have created about you to the email addresses and phone numbers that you have provided.

If these are similar to products, services and appointments previously supplied by us to you, we will assume, under our legitimate interests to promote similar goods and services, that you are willing to receive this information unless you tell us otherwise. Please note that we do not want to send you information that you do not want to receive and you can opt out at any time (please see ‘The right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing’ below for further information).

We will always ask your permission before sending you email marketing information We do this by asking for your positive confirmation (e.g. by providing a tick or inserting your contact details in the relevant boxes) indicating that you wish to receive marketing and you can opt out at any time (please see ‘The right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing’ below for further information). This ensures you only receive information that you have given us permission to send and are willing to receive.

We may use your information to create a profile about you in order to tailor, by automated means, our communication and marketing to you. You can object to such profiling, please see ‘The right to object to automated decision making / profiling’ below).

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes and / or to ask about your experience using Debonair Dogz Dog grooming services as part of a continual programme of customer service improvement. We may contact you by email, telephone, text, social media and / or mail. We may also use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

How long we will keep your personal information

We retain your information for a range of purposes which determine the period of time for which we need to keep such information. For example (list is not exclusive):

Data Retention Period
If we recorded telephone conversations 7 days from the day of call received
For the purposes of marketing 3 years from the point of last contact with you, this may include use of our websites, appointments at our salon or responses to communications with you
For compliance with legal obligations arising from contracts entered into with you, for example tax regulations For compliance with legal obligations arising from contracts entered into with you, for example tax regulations

We will remove your data from our systems at the end of the applicable data retention periods, unless we are required by current or future law to retain your personal information for a longer period.

Our approach to information security

To protect your information, Debonair Dogz has policies and procedures in place to make sure that only authorised personnel can access the information, that information is handled and stored in a secure and sensible manner and all systems that can access the information have proportionate and reasonable security measures in place. To achieve this, employees, contractors, sub-contractors and third party suppliers have contracts, with defined roles and responsibilities.

While we take commercially reasonable measures to ensure the safety and security of your data, due to the inherent risks with the Internet, we are unable to warranty the absolute security of your data when using our services.
Transfers of your information out of the EEA
We may from time to time need to contact you and this may happen when you are abroad, when you are located outside the European Economic Area, any data communicated to you via text will be subject to adequate levels of protection that will safeguard your privacy rights.

Your rights

In order to process any of the requests listed below, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases your response will be necessary for you to exercise this right.
The right to access information we hold about you
At any point you can contact us to request details concerning the information we hold about you and your pet why we have that information, who has access to the information and where we got the information. In most cases you may be entitled to copies of the information we hold concerning you. Once we have received your request we will respond within 30 days.
The right to correct and update the information we hold about you
If the data we hold about you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us and we will ensure that it is updated.
The right to have your information erased
If you feel that we should no longer be using your data or that we are illegally using your data, you can request that we erase the data we hold. When we receive your request, we will confirm whether the data has been deleted or tell you the reason why it cannot be deleted.
The right to object to processing of your data
You have the right to request that Debonair Dogz stops processing your data. Upon receiving the request, we will contact you to tell you if we are able to comply or if we have legitimate grounds to continue. If data is no longer processed, we may continue to hold your data to comply with your other rights.
The right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing
You have the right to request that we stop contacting you with direct marketing. On promotional emails we provide an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the email which will unsubscribe you from that service. You can also unsubscribe by updating your profile preferences. If you wish to opt out with respect to more than one email address, you must complete a separate request for each email address.
The right to data portability
You have the right to request that we transfer your data to another controller i.e. another dog groomer or vet when we have received your request, we will comply where it is feasible to do so.
The right to object to automated decision making / profiling
You have the right to request that we stop profiling you in relation to our direct marketing practice, if in the future we adopt one. You can inform us and we will deal with your request accordingly.
The right to complain
You can make a complaint to us by contacting us via debonairdogz@hotmail.co.uk or to the data protection supervisory authority – in the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office, at https://ico.org.uk/.

Consent

In those cases where we need your consent to process your information, we will ask you to make a positive indication (e.g. to tick a box or insert your contact details on the relevant form or web page requiring consent). By actively providing us with your consent, you are stating that you have been informed as to the type of personal information that will be processed, the reasons for such processing, how it will be used, for how long it will be kept, who else will have access to it and what your rights are as a data subject and that you have read and understood this privacy policy.

Sharing your information

The information and data we collect is important for Debonair Dogz to look after your pet safely and we understand that you care about the use and storage of your personal information we value your trust in allowing us to do this. We would not want to share this with anyone else unless we have your express consent, we will never disclose, rent, trade or sell your personal information to any third parties for their marketing purposes.

We do disclose or transfer your data or personal information to other companies, data processors or agents employed by us to perform any necessary functions on our behalf (such as hosting and maintaining our website, providing us with data management systems, market research, customer satisfaction surveys and support services), but they are bound by similar terms to those set out in our privacy policy and may not use this information for their own purposes.

In the event that Debonair Dogz or any part of its business is sold to or integrated with another business, Debonair dogz may disclose your personal information to the new owners (and their professional advisers on the transaction) to be used by the new owners and their group of companies in the same ways as set out in this privacy policy, including to continue providing you with the same services and marketing information services as are currently provided by Debonair Dogz.

We may also provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties in order to better understand our services, website and overall customer satisfaction which may include personally identifying information.

Use of cookies

The Debonair Dogz website use cookies and tags. A cookie is a small text file that can be stored by your browser on the device you use to access internet and allows the browser to pass small amounts of information about user behaviour on the given website to a web server. Tags are pieces of code that exist on web pages and collect information about usage of the web pages.

At Debonair Dogz we use a third party company that manages the smooth operation of our internet  We also use cookies/tags to monitor visits to our website and continuously look for places to improve your website experience.. We will never share any personal information about you with these third parties and the cookies and tags used maintain your anonymity.
Cookie Consent
The first time you access a Debonair Dogz website, you will be informed about our use of cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to browse our website you consent to our use of cookies.

 

Cookie Type Example Details
Necessary Cookie Control Functionality These cookies give us critical control over the management of the cookies on your website.  These cookies are not optional. However can be switched of in your browser manually. www.allaboutcookies.org.
Analytics Google Analytics These cookies give us critical information about various pages on the websites and how our users interact with them. We use this information to improve the performance of our website and the information presented to users
Advertising Google Map Cookie This cookie is set by Google as we use Google Map. It is likely that it collects usage information.
Advertising ShareThis Cookies (enables social sharing) These cookies are set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.

How to reject and delete cookies
Should you wish to reject or block the use of cookies, you can do so at any time, usually by clicking ‘Help’ on your browser. Cookies are specific to individual browsers so if you use more than one browser, you will need to delete cookies on each browser. Please be aware though that by rejecting cookies you may not receive the optimum website experience.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact details

If you have any queries about this policy, need further information or wish to lodge a complaint you can use the details below to contact us.

Data Protection Officer
​Debonair Dogz Professional Dog Grooming
Unit 1 & 2 East Devon Business Park
Wilmington
Devon
EX14 9RL

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you have you dog groomed by us.