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    Mint and May 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.

    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 15, below;

    “Our Site” / “Website”

    means this website (www.mintandmay.co.uk) and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. www.mintandmay.com) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

    “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; and

    “We/ Us / Our / Mint and May”

    means Mint and May, a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 09622859 whose registered office and trading address is 45 Sunny Gardens Road, London, NW4 1SJ;


    Our Site, www.mintandmay.co.uk and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. www.mintandmay.com), is owned and operated by Mint and May, a limited company registered in England under 09622859, whose registered office and trading address is 45 Sunny Gardens Road, London, NW4 1SJ.

    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.

    Some data will be collected automatically by Our Site (for further details, please see section 15 on Our use of Cookies), other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it, for example, when signing up for an Account. Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following data:

    • name;
    • business/company name;
    • contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
    • demographic information such as post code, address, preferences and interests;
    • financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
    • IP address (automatically collected);
    • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
    • operating system and device information (automatically collected);
    • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

    5.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see section 6, below.

    5.2 We use your data to provide the best possible products and services to you. This includes:

    • Providing and managing your Account;
    • Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
    • Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
    • Processing your orders;
    • Supplying Our products and services to you;
    • Personalising and tailoring Our products and services for you;
    • Responding to communications from you;
    • Supplying you with email newsletters that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by using the links provided in Our emails);
    • Market research;
    • Contacting you about leaving a review on a product once your order has been completed;
    • Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;

    5.3 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 or post with information, news and offers on Our products or 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 Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.

    6.1 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.

    6.2 Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and submitting information to Us. If We do store or transfer data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between Us and any third parties We engage and the use of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements.

    6.3 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.

    6.4 Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide Us with the online e-commerce platform that allows Us to sell our products and services to you.

    Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

    Payment:

    If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

    All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

    PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

    For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

    6.5 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.

    7.1 We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.

    7.2 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. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

    7.3 In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.

    8.1 We may, from time to time, expand or reduce Our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of Our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by Us.

    8.2 In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

    9.1 When you submit information via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (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.

    9.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.

    10.1 You may access certain areas of 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.

    10.2 You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information see section 15.

    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 hello@mintandmay.co.uk or using the contact details below in section 18.

    If after you opt-in to our newsletter, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for Us to contact you, at anytime, by clicking on the link in any of our newsletters or contacting Us at hello@mintandmay.co.uk.

    This Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools, such as the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons (e.g., “Like,” “Tweet” and “Pin It”), which let you share actions you take on the Sites with other media. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

    This Site may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. Mint and May has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof.  This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

    We use cookies and similar technologies on Our Site to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

    Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device for accessing the internet when you first visit a site or page. The Cookie will help Our Site to recognise your device the next time you visit.

    Cookies do many things. For example, they can help Us to analyse how well Our Site is performing, or even allow Us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

    Certain cookies contain personal information. For example, if you click to "remember me" when logging in, a Cookie will store your username. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you. Instead, cookies will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use Our Site, or a user's general location.

    Please note that cookies can't harm your computer.

    15.1 Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other 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 products and services. For more details, please refer to section 5, above, and to sections 15.2 and 15.3 below. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

    15.2 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

    Name of Cookie

    Purpose

    Strictly Necessary

    _session_id

    Unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

    No

    _shopify_visit

    No data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by Our Site provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits

    No

    _shopify_uniq

    No data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

    No

    cart

    Unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.

    Yes

    _secure_session_id

    unique token, sessional

    No

    storefront_digest

    Unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

    No

    _shopify_s
    _shopify_y 

    Used to remember a visitor's order/cart history

    No

    ajs_anonymous_id
    ajs_group_id
    ajs_user_id 

    Browsing and usage data cookies

    No

    currency customer's last choice of currency No


    15.3
     By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. We use third party Cookies on Our Site to enable social media features, advertising and payment services as well as analysing Our Site traffic and usage. For more details, please refer to section 5 and 15.2, above. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and more information can be found on the relevant third party websites listed below.

    Third Party

    Purpose

    Details

    Privacy policy

    Facebook

    Social Sharing

    Enables social sharing with Facebook.

    www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

    Twitter

    Social Sharing

    Enables social sharing with Twitter.

    www.twitter.com/privacy

    PayPal

     Payment Transactions

     Unique PayPal Transaction cookie to each user

    https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/cookie-full


    15.4
    All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

    15.5 Cookies enable Us to provide you with the best possible experience and service of our website. 
    The first time you accessed our Site you should have seen a message bar at the bottom of the screen, which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

    However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please do so. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

    15.6  Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown above in section 15.2. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 15.11, but please be aware that Our Site may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

    15.7 Our Site uses analytics services provided by Alexa, Bing, Facebook and Google Analytics. 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. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site, products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

    15.8 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit Our Site and it may not be possible for Us to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below in section 15.11. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

    15.9 The analytics service(s) used by this Website uses the following Cookies:

    Name of Cookie

    First / Third Party

    Provider

    Purpose

    _gat

    First

    Google

    Used to throttle request rate.

    _ga

    First

    Google

    Used to distinguish users.

    _gid First Google
    Used to distinguish users.


    15.10 
    We use web beacons on Our Site to track your navigation around it. As with analytics cookies described above, web beacons help Us to understand how you use Our Site and enable us to improve it in the future.

    15.11 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. Please be aware that this is not generally a per-site setting and will prevent all websites from using cookies, not just Ours. Please also be aware that by disabling cookies in your browser, you may impair the functionality of Our Site. The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:

    Google Chrome:
    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB%2015.11.2%20Microsoft

    Internet Explorer:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835

    Microsoft Edge:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge
    (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

    Safari (OSX):
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB

    Safari (iOS):
    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

    Mozilla Firefox:
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

    Android:
    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en


    15.12
    We use Google Analytics Advertising Features, including Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting and Google Analytics Demographic and Interest Reporting. We also use Microsoft to advertise our products.

    You can opt out of customized Google ads by visiting:
    Google Ads Preference Manager

    To opt out of receiving interest based advertising from Microsoft:
    Microsoft Ads Preference Manager

    To opt-out of Google Analytics:
    Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on


    15.13 You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

    15.14 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

    16.1 In addition to using cookies on Our Site, we use cookies and similar technologies in some of the emails we send to you. Just like the cookies on Our Site, these are used to help Us understand your use of Our Site and to keep improving it.

    16.2 We use web beacons in some of Our emails. We use web beacons to detect when (or whether) you open an email and how you have interacted with it, and other information such as your email client, web browser, computer or device, and IP address. Web beacons may also be used to serve up emails in a particular format that is best suited to your computer or device.

    16.3 Emails from Us may contain links. Each one of those links will contain a unique tag which enables Us to track which links are being used and by whom. This information can then be used to improve and tailor our emails in the future.

    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.

    If you have any questions about Our Website or this Privacy Policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us