1.3 The Site is owned and operated by The Design Basket, a company registered in Ireland with the company registration number 504196 and having our place of business at The Regional Development Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road., Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.
2. Types of Information collected
2.1 Personal Data
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and include your title, name, surname, gender, email address and contact details. This information is required for you to become a registered user of the Site, whether as a customer or as a designer who wishes to sell products through the Site ( a “Seller”), and access certain areas or features of the Site. We may also from time to time collect data such as your preferences and interests and other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
We do not ever store any financial information from you. All payments are processed through a secure third party payment provider (PayPal). If you have provided us with the personal data of another person, you confirm that he or she consents to the processing of his or her personal data and that you have informed him or her of our identity and the purposes (as set out above or elsewhere) for which that personal data will be processed.
We may conduct customer surveys from time to time by email, that will give us information that will be used to improve your experience of shopping at the Site. You do not have to answer these questions, but if you do we can communicate with you in a more relevant way and try to improve the user experience of the Site.
2.2 “Non-Personal Data”
3. Purposes for which we hold your Information.
3.1 Personal Data
We will only process your personal data for specific purposes: i.e.
(a) to pass customer details to the relevant Seller to enable them to fulfil an order and for customer administration;
(b) for administrative reasons to support the completion of the transaction and to enhance our relationship with you;
(c) planning and managing The Design Basket’s business activities, including analysis of customers’ shopping habits, product and style preferences;
(d) to pass on details of your order (but not payment details) and personal information where you have purchased a gift from a wedding list on the Site to the users who created this wedding list;
(e) to periodically send your our newsletter about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided, provided you have consented to such communications by email;
(f) to contact you by email for market research purposes to seek your views on the Site and on our services and those of our Sellers.;
(g) internal record keeping; and
(h) to respond to any queries you submit to us.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the emails we have sent you (if any), writing to us at the address set out above or by emailing us at email@example.com .
3.2 Non-Personal Data
We use the non personal data gathered from visitors to the Site in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise the Site.
4. Retention and Disclosure of Data
4.1 We only share your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003. We shall not pass your personal data to any third party including marketing affiliates and partners unless we have procured your express consent to do so.
4.2 We may disclose your personal data if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, search warrant or legal process served on The Design Basket or the Site or regulatory order or other statutory or legal requirement.
4.3 We keep a record of all transactions made through the Site together with any e-mail correspondence sent to The Design Basket through the Site. This means that any queries or problems may be dealt with efficiently, and also so we can ensure that any information that we send to you is relevant.
5. Sale of Business
6. Data Protection
6.3 Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.
Your personal data is held on secure servers hosted by our Internet Service Provider. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your personal data.
8. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data