Xbite Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, Xbite.co.uk, and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
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 Part 14, below; and
means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
2. Information About Us
Our Site is owned and operated by Xbite Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 13226251.
Registered address: Unit 1, Maison Court, Midland Way, Barlborough, Chesterfield, S43 4GD, UK.
VAT number: 419 0474 01
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What Is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
5. What Are My Rights?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the following rights, which We will always work to uphold:
The right to access the personal data We hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by Us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact Us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask Us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that We hold. Please contact Us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
The right to object to Us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
The right to withdraw consent. This means that, if We are relying on your consent as the legal basis for using your personal data, you are free to withdraw that consent at any time.
The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to Us directly, We are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask Us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling.
For more information about Our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact Us using the details provided in Part 15.
It is important that your personal data is kept accurate and up-to-date. If any of the personal data We hold about you changes, please keep Us informed as long as We have that data.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns Ourselves, however, so please contact Us first, using the details in Part 15.
6. What Data Do You Collect and How?
|Data Collected||How We Collect the Data|
|Identity information including name, title, date of birth, gender.||Entered by you during website registration.|
|Contact information including address, email address, telephone number.||Entered by you during website registration.|
|Profile information including preferences, interests, login details, purchase history.||Recorded during your interactions with our website.|
|Technical information including IP address, browser type and version, operating system||Recorded during your interactions with our website.|
7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, We must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. The following table describes how We will use your personal data, and Our lawful bases for doing so:
|What We Do||What Data We Use||Our Lawful Basis|
|Registering you on our site.||Personal data entered by you.||Necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us.|
|Providing and managing your Account.||Personal Data entered by you.||Necessary for our legitimate business interest to ensure you receive the best experience possible when accessing and using our website.|
|Providing and managing your access to Our Site.||Geographical location.||Necessary for our legitimate business interest to ensure you receive the best experience possible when accessing and using our website.|
|Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site.||Browsing and purchasing history.||Necessary for our legitimate business interest to ensure you receive the best experience possible when accessing and using our website.|
|Administering Our Site.||Personal data entered by you.|
|Supplying our products and services to you.||Personal data entered by you.||Necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us.|
|Managing payments for Our Products and services.||Personal data entered by you.||Necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us.|
|Communicating with you.||Personal data entered by you.|
|Supplying you with information by email or post that you have opted-in-to (you may opt out at any time by unsubscribing).||Personal data entered by you.|
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information, news, and offers on Our products. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
We will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected unless We reasonably believe that another purpose is compatible with that or those original purpose(s) and need to use your personal data for that purpose. If We do use your personal data in this way and you wish Us to explain how the new purpose is compatible with the original, please contact Us using the details in Part 15.
If We need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, We will inform you and explain the legal basis which allows Us to do so.
In some circumstances, where permitted or required by law, We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent. This will only be done within the bounds of the Data Protection Legislation and your legal rights
8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
|Type of Data||How long we keep it|
|Identity information including name, title, data of birth, gender.||7 Years (due to accounting practices)|
|Contact information including address, email address, telephone number.||7 Years (due to accounting practices)|
|Profile information including preferences and interests, username and password, purchase history.||No fixed retention period.|
|Technical information including IP address, browser type and version, operating system.||No fixed retention period.|
9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that We will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Legislation as follows:
We share your data within the group of companies of which We are a part. Where this involves the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, Our group ensures that personal data is protected by requiring all companies within the group to follow the same rules with respect to personal data usage. These are known as “binding corporate rules”. More information on binding corporate rules is available from the European Commission.
The security of your personal data is essential to Us, and to protect your data, We take a number of important measures, including the following:
10. Do You Share My Personal Data?
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to the following exceptions.
In some limited circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if We are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?
12. Can I Withhold Information?
You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any personal 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.
13. How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data We have about you, you can ask Us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover Our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within one month of receiving it. Normally, We aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date We receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of Our progress.
15. How Do I Contact You?
To contact Us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone number: +44 (0)844 414 5296.
Postal Address: Unit 1, Maison Court, Midland Way, Barlborough, Chesterfield, S43 4GD, UK.
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if We change Our business in a way that affects personal data protection.