Privacy Policy

Updated 24/05/2018

Blooming Founders Limited (Registered number 09166968), whose registered office is at 4 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS (“we”, “our”, “us”), is the owner and operator of this website.

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly.

We believe that it is important to protect your Personal Data, as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulations ((EU) 2016/679) and any UK implementing law (“Data Protection Laws”)). We are committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy.

This Privacy Policy aims to explain how we will use the data that you share with us and how we keep your data safe and secure. We always aim to be clear when we collect your data and won’t use it for anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect of us.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Laws, Blooming Founders Limited is a data controller and a data processor (depending upon what Personal Data it collects and processes from you).

By visiting www.bloomingfounders.com (“the Website”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Collecting Information

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, family status, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details. We do not hold this data, this is held by our payment provider.
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website. 
  • Profile Data includes your interests, references, feedback, survey responses and purchases or orders made by you.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services. 
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
    • make use of the Eventbrite website;
    • apply for our products or services;
    • create an account on our website;
    • subscribe to our service or publications;
    • request marketing to be sent to you;
    • enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
    • give us feedback.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and/or other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
    • Technical Data from the following parties:
      1. (a) analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU; and
      2. (b) advertising networks such as Facebook, which may be based inside or outside the EU.
    • Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
    • Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators.
    • Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside or outside the EU.

2. Using Your Data

The Personal Data of our customers and followers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes:

  • To help us to identify you when you contact us.
  • To 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.
  • To allow us to carry out marketing analysis and conduct research.
  • To allow us to contact you (including mail, email, telephone or text messages) about products and services offered by us that are similar to those that we have already provided to you or that we have a legitimate interest to contact you about, unless you have asked us not to do so. You can manage your preferences at any time by contacting us using the details set out below.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
  • To ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To administer the Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
  • As part of our efforts to keep the Website safe and secure.

We will not disclose your Personal Data to any third party except in accordance with this Privacy Policy or with your express consent.

We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:

  • If we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired or are in the process of being acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by us, about our customers, will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we have been legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

If we engage companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Any third parties we may engage are bound by strict contractual provisions with us and only have access to Personal Data needed to perform their functions, and may not use it for other purposes. In addition, they must process the Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted by the Data Protection Laws. The types of third parties that we use include:

  • Customer Relationship Management software providers,
  • Marketing and Market Research companies,
  • Online advertising platforms,
  • Secure Online payment platforms.

3. Further Information

If you would like any more information or you have any comments about our Privacy Policy, please email us at hello@bloomingfounders.com.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, in which case we will publish the amended version on the Website. You confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any change to this Privacy Policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to also check the Website regularly to determine whether this Privacy Policy has changed.

Should you wish to print a copy of this Privacy Policy for future reference, press CTRL + P to do so. This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Data we hold about individuals. It does not apply to information we hold about companies and other organisations.

We aim to keep the Personal Data we hold about you accurate and up to date. If you tell us that we are holding any inaccurate Personal Data about you, we will delete it or correct it promptly.

4. Your Rights

The Data Protection Laws give you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. An access request may be subject to an administrative fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. You additionally have the right to ask for your Personal Data to be deleted or to be moved to another provider. These are sometimes referred to the ‘Right to Erasure’ and the ‘Right to Data Portability’.

Please contact us at hello@bloomingfounders.com using the details set out in clause 6.1 if you wish to exercise any of those rights and we will be happy to assist.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you are unhappy about how we have dealt with your Personal Data. You can find the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website at https://ico.org.uk/.