Privacy & Cookie Policy

Amethyst Weddings understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.

This Policy applies to Our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of Our Site. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it.

Your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account”
means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;

“Cookie”
means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12, below;

“Our Site”
means this website, http://www.amethystweddings.co.uk/;

“UK and EU Cookie Law”
means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015;

“We/Us/Our”
means Amethyst Weddings
of 230 Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5HW.

2. Information About Us

2.1.1 Our Site, http://www.amethystweddings.co.uk/ is owned and operated by Amethyst Weddings of 230 Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5HW
2.1.2 Our data protection officer is Sian Bowron who can be contacted at enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk if required.

3. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from Our Site (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4. What Data Do We Collect?

Some data will be collected automatically by Our Site for further details see section 12 on Our use of cookies, other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to Us using it for the purposes set out in section 5, for example, when using the contact form on Our Site. Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following data:
4.1.1 Name;
4.1.2 business/company name;
4.1.3 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
4.1.4 IP address (automatically collected);
4.1.5 operating system (automatically collected);
4.1.6 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

5. How Do We Use Your Data?

5.1.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). For more details on security see section 6, below.
5.1.2 We use your data to provide the best possible information, advice and services to you. This includes:
5.1.2.a.1 Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
5.1.2.a.2 Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
5.1.2.a.3 Supplying Our information and services to you;
5.1.2.a.4 Personalising and tailoring Our information and services for you;
5.1.2.a.5 Responding to communications from you;
5.1.2.a.6 Supplying you with email newsletters, updates and special offers that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on the emails;
5.1.2.a.7 Market research;
5.1.2.a.8 Analysing your use of Our Site [and gathering feedback] to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;
5.1.3 In some cases, the collection of data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and We will be limited in the [products and] services We can provide you without your consent for Us to be able to use such data.
5.1.4 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on Our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
5.1.5 Under GDPR we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following basis applies:
1.5.a) you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes;
1.5.b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract;
1.5.c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
1.5.d) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;
1.5.e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or
1.5.f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

6. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

6.1.1 We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it. In any event, We will conduct an annual review to ascertain whether we need to keep your data.
6.1.2 Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
6.1.3 Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.

7. Do We Share Your Data?

We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

8. How Can You Control Your Data?

When you submit information via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and at the point of providing your details).

9. Your Right to Withhold Information and Your Right to Withdraw Information After You Have Given it

9.1.1 You may access Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
9.1.2 You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information, see section 11.
9.1.3 You may withdraw your consent for Us to use your personal data as set out in section in 5 at any time by contacting Us using the details set out in section 13, and We will delete Your data from Our systems. However, you acknowledge this may limit Our ability to provide the best possible information, advice and services to you.

10. How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Please contact Us for more details at enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk or using the contact details below in section 13.

11. Cookies

Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our information, advice and services. By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. We use third party Cookies on Our Site for statistics, advertising services and marketing. In addition, Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics, which also use Cookies. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling Us to better understand how people use Our Site.

12. Summary of Your Rights under GDPR

Under the GDPR, you have:
12.1 the right to request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by Us;
12.2 the right to complain to a supervisory authority;
12.3 be informed of what data processing is taking place;
12.4 the right to restrict processing;
12.5 the right to data portability;
12.6 object to processing of your personal data;
To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us using the details set out in section 13 below.

13. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us by email at enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk, by telephone on 07818 226729, or by post at 230 Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5HW. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under section 10, above).

14. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.