effective date: 1 October 2021
Gather ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://www.wearegather.uk website (the "service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our service and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve the service. By using the service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Service is the http://www.wearegather.uk website operated by Gather.
Personal data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the service or from the service infrastructure itself (e.g. the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
Data controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this policy, we're a data controller of your personal data.
Data processors (or service providers)
Data processor (or service provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the data controller. We may use the services of various service providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data subject (or user)
Data subject (or user) is any living individual who is using our service and is the subject of personal data.
information collection and use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.
types of data collected
While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("personal data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but isn't limited to:
first name and last name
billing and payment information (including debit/credit card details)
cookies and usage data.
We use your personal Information to provide our services to you, which includes: offering products for sale, processing payments, shipping and fulfillment of your order, and keeping you up to date by email on new products, services and offers and other information that may be of interest to you.
We may also collect information how the service is accessed and used ("usage data"). This usage data may include information such as your computer’s internet protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking cookies data
Examples of cookies we use:
session cookies: we use session cookies to operate our service
preference cookies: we use preference cookies to remember your preferences and various settings
security cookies: we use security cookies for security purposes.
use of data
Gather uses the collected data for various purposes:
to provide and maintain our service
to notify you about changes to our service
to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so
to provide customer support
to gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our service
to monitor the usage of our service
to detect, prevent and address technical issues
to provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you've opted not to receive such information.
legal basis for processing personal data under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
we need to perform a contract with you
you've given us permission to do so
the processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
to comply with the law.
retention of data
Gather will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our service, or we're legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
transfer of data
disclosure of data
disclosure for law enforcement
Under certain circumstances, Gather may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Gather may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
comply with a legal obligation
protect and defend the rights or property of Gather
prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service
protect the personal safety of users of the service or the public
protect against legal liability.
security of data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we can't guarantee its absolute security.
your data protection rights under GDPR
If you're a resident of the EEA, you've certain data protection rights. Gather aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data. If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
the right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you: whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your personal data directly within your account settings section. If you're unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you
the right of rectification: you've the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete
the right to object: you've the right to object to our processing of your personal data
the right of restriction: you've the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information
the right to data portability: you've the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format
the right to withdraw consent: you've the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Gather relied on it to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You've the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the EEA.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service ("service providers"), to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our service is used. These third parties have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
For example, we use Wix to power our online store. You can read about how Wix uses your personal data here.
We may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyse the use of our service.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page here.
links to other sites
Our service doesn't address anyone under the age of 18 ("children"). We don't knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you're a parent or guardian and you're aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we've collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.