When you place an order with Frank Knighton Suite Centres Ltd (“Frank Knighton”) in store or via the telephone, the information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our products and services to you. This is to ensure that we can carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us.
Why do we collect information and how do we use it?
Under the GDPR we must have a lawful reason for using (or 'processing') your personal information. One of the lawful reasons is 'legitimate interests'. Legitimate Interests means that we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests in doing so.
So, what does this mean? When you provide your personal details to us, we use your information for our legitimate business interests to ensure we can provide you with the best service possible and help us ensure you only receive relevant information from us.
We will process the personal information you have supplied to us to conduct and manage our business to enable us to give you the best service and products and provide the best and most secure experience. These are what we consider our 'Legitimate Interests'.
We collect your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number in order that we may fulfil our service and delivery obligations to you as our customer. We keep your information for either 6 years or 10 years; 6 years is the default retention period (after which it will be securely disposed of) but as our product structures carry a guarantee of 10 years, if you have purchased any product from us for which this guarantee applies, then we will keep your details for a 10 year period after which it will be securely disposed of.
Information will be shared with partners and suppliers so they can process your personal information on our behalf. We only share information that allows them to provide their services to us or to facilitate them providing their services to you. For example, if you require a fabric sample, in order to fulfil this requirement, we will pass your information on to our supplier to be able to fulfil this service to you, our customer.
We will never sell your details to other companies so that they can market to you.
Using our website
During each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect the following information from you:
Technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, the country and telephone area code where your device is located, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our websites (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from page, and any phone number you dial to contact our telesales or customer services departments.
This information will be used to administer our websites and telephone services, and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes. It allows us to improve our websites and telephone services to ensure that information is provided in the most effective manner for you (and for your device). It allows you to participate in the interactive features of our service if you choose to do so. It will also allow us to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you.
We may combine the information you give to us with information that we collect or buy from third parties about you. We use this information for the purposes set out above.
The personal information collected in this way is held on file for as long as necessary to provide the products and fulfil the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes and enforcing our agreements.
When we process your personal information for our legitimate interests, we will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests – we will not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law)
How do we store your data?
Any personal data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers and/or those of the service provider hosting our site on our behalf.
We do not transfer personal data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Economic Area for processing and storing.
Frank Knighton will only retain personal data for as long as is necessary to provide the products and fulfil the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations. If you have any questions relating to our retention or destruction of your data, please contact Richard Knighton, Managing Director at Frank Knighton Suite Centres Ltd, Wood Street, Ilkeston, Derbys, LE7 8GE.
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (EU 2016/679), we employ strict physical, electronic and administrative security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage both on-line and off-line. The transmission of information via the internet is, however, not secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically by you. Any transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
You should be aware that if we are requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your personal information, we may be obliged to do so.
Access to information and other rights
You have the right to access information we hold about you. If you wish to exercise your right of access, you must submit a written request and provide proof of your identity before we supply the information to you.
If you have any questions or concerns with how Frank Knighton processes your personal information please do not hesitate to contact us via our website or by email to email@example.com.