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This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site
Howtogetorganizedathome.com, including any information you may provide through our site when you purchase a product
or service, sign up to our newsletter or take part in a prize draw or competition.
By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.
Sharon Rowe [is/am/are] the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or
“our” in this privacy notice).
Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: Sharon Rowe
Email address: [email protected]
Postal address: Braestones Longthwaite Road, Wigton, Cumbria, UK, CA7 9JR
If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information
Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful
if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.
It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your
personal information changes by emailing us at [email protected]
- WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.
We may process certain types of personal data about you as follows:
• Identity Data may include your first name, maiden name, last name, username, marital status, title, date of birth and
• Contact Data may include your billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
• Financial Data may include your bank account and payment card details.
• Transaction Data may include details about payments between us and other details of purchases made by you.
• Technical Data may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in
types and versions, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices
you use to access this site.
• Profile Data may include your username and password, purchases or orders, your interests, preferences, feedback and
• Usage Data may include information about how you use our website, products and services.
• Marketing and Communications Data may include your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us
and our third parties and your communication preferences.
We may also process Aggregated Data from your personal data but this data does not reveal your identity and as such in itself
is not personal data. An example of this is where we review your Usage Data to work out the percentage of website users
using a specific feature of our site. If we link the Aggregated Data with your personal data so that you can be identified from
it, then it is treated as personal data.
We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity,
religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about
your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
- HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We collect data about you through a variety of different methods including:
• Direct interactions: You may provide data by filling in forms on our site (or otherwise) or by communicating with us by
post, phone, email or otherwise, including when you:
• order our products or services;
• create an account on our site;
• subscribe to our service or publications;
• request resources or marketing be sent to you;
• enter a competition, prize draw, promotion or survey; or
• give us feedback.
• Automated technologies or interactions: As you use our site, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your
equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. We collect this data by using cookies, server logs and similar
technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites that use our cookies. Please see
• Third parties or publicly available sources: We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and
public sources as set out below:
• Technical Data from the following parties:
• analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU;
• advertising networks [such as [Mediavine] based [inside OR outside] the EU]; and
• search information providers [such as [Google] based [inside OR outside] the EU].
• Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services [such as [PayPal]
based [inside OR outside] the EU].
• Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based
inside the EU.
- HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when legally permitted. The most common uses of your personal data are:
• Where we need to perform the contract between us.
• Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights
do not override those interests.
• Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending
marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any
time by emailing us at [email protected]
Purposes for processing your personal data
Set out below is a description of the ways we intend to use your personal data and the legal grounds on which we will process
such data. We have also explained what our legitimate interests are where relevant.
We may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground, depending on the specific purpose for which we are
using your data. Please email us at [email protected] if you need details about the specific legal
ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Purpose/Activity Type of data Lawful basis for processing
To register you as a new customer (a) Identity
Performance of a contract with you
To process and deliver your order
(a) Manage payments, fees and charges
(b) Collect and recover money owed to
(e) Marketing and
(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests to
recover debts owed to us
To manage our relationship with you
which will include:
(a) Notifying you about changes to our
(b) Asking you to leave a review or take
(d) Marketing and
(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests to keep
our records updated and to study how
customers use our products/services
To enable you to partake in a prize
draw, competition or complete a survey
(a) Identity (a) Performance of a contract with you
(e) Marketing and
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests to
study how customers use our products/services,
to develop them and grow our business
To administer and protect our business
and our site (including troubleshooting,
data analysis, testing, system
maintenance, support, reporting and
hosting of data)
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests for
running our business, provision of
administration and IT services, network security,
to prevent fraud and in the context of a business
reorganisation or group restructuring exercise
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
To deliver relevant content and
advertisements to you and measure
and understand the effectiveness of our
(e) Marketing and
Necessary for our legitimate interests to study
how customers use our products/services, to
develop them, to grow our business and to
inform our marketing strategy
To use data analytics to improve our
website, products/services, marketing,
customer relationships and experiences
Necessary for our legitimate interests to define
types of customers for our products and
services, to keep our site updated and relevant,
to develop our business and to inform our
To make suggestions and
recommendations to you about goods
or services that may be of interest to
Necessary for our legitimate interests to develop
our products/services and grow our business
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have:
(i) requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us; or
(ii) if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion or free
(iii) in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by emailing us at
[email protected] at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving our marketing communications, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result
of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need
to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to find out more about how
the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please email us at
If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify
you and we will explain the legal ground of processing.
We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.
- DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4
• Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
• Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal,
insurance and accounting services.
• HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions
who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
• Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in
accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in
accordance with our instructions.
- INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal
data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.
Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your
personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by
ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
• We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection
for personal data by the European Commission; or
• Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms
approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
• Where we use providers based in the United States, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the EU-US Privacy
Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.
If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the
right to withdraw this consent at any time.
- DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally 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 such data. They will only process your personal
data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable
regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
- DATA RETENTION
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the
purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the
personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which
we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data)
for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research
or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
- YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the
• Request access to your personal data.
• Request correction of your personal data.
• Request erasure of your personal data.
• Object to processing of your personal data.
• Request restriction of processing your personal data.
• Request transfer of your personal data.
• Right to withdraw consent.
You can see more about these rights at:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at [email protected]
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge
a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with
your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your
personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed
to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your
request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request
is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
- THIRD-PARTY LINKS
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those
connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are
not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of
every website you visit.
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Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
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First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and
other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this
Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your
cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another
computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use
non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services.
This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or
internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo
cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or
information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’).
LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline
marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and
information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of
enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email,
in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further
demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising,
please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services.
RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone
number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and
services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices
about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage:
based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of
the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to
opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the
Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European
Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or
and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European
on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher
Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third
parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-toserver connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and
the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP
address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age;
geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and
hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both
online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from
advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising
Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital
about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating
system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date
and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any
personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your
browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier
(such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to
this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of
greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to
collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit
www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.