Welcome to WeShop Limited (“WeShop”, “we”, “us”, “our” or the “Company”). WeShop is the go-to social commerce network, operating a unique online platform that can empower anyone in the world to be an entrepreneur.
We are committed to protecting your personal information when you are using www.weshop.co.uk (the “Site” or the “WeShop website”), our mobile services and any software provided on or in connection with our services (collectively, the “Service”).
In order to provide you with the Service, we will collect information about you. Your privacy is really important to us, and we understand how important it is to you. Our aim is to be as clear and open as possible about what we do and why we do it.
1. What information will we collect about you?
When you use the Service you may be asked to provide us with various types of personal information about yourself ("Personal Data"). Providing this personal information will allow you to have greater access, functionality and enhance your overall user experience. We may collect and process the following information about you:
• Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering and using the Service, including your name, gender, email address, social network logins and other miscellaneous verification information.
• Information about your device and about your visits to the Site and use of the Service (including, but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation).
• Information about any data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“content”) you download from the Site or content you upload or submit to the Site.
• Information relating to any transactions between you and us on or in relation to the Service, including information relating to Points.
• Any other information that you choose to send to us, including any request for further services, general correspondence, or if you report a problem with the Service.
The attribution of Points from us to you, made in accordance with the terms of the Agreement, will at your request either be paid direct in to your bank account or processed by a third party payment processing partner e.g. PayPal (or any third party that we may use from time to time). You may be required to provide us and the third party partner with personal information, which may include your banking details, in order to authorise your payment to you.
2. How will we use the information we collect about you?
We may use your personal information to:
• Administer the Site.
• Improve your browsing experience by personalising the Site.
• Enable your use of the Service (including any interactive features of the Site).
• Contact you by electronic mail, email or via your social network sites when necessary in connection with your use of the Service. Note you may not opt out of service related emails.
• Send you various confirmations and notifications.
• Send you marketing communications relating to WeShop or the businesses of carefully selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology, where you have specifically agreed to this. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications by contacting us here. We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing of third party products or services. In practice, we will inform you in advance if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes (including passing your information to any third party for such purposes) and seek your consent to this, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
• Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Service.
• Notify you about any changes to the Service.
• Measure traffic and usage trends. We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your device to our Service, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other Members so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual Member.
Where you submit personal information to us for publication on the Site, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the terms set out in the Agreement.
3. Who has access to your personal data?
We use some of your Personal Data to authenticate you when using the Service in order to minimise the risk of unauthorised access to your personal information.
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We might disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, our partners or other selected third parties to enable you to use the Service. Selected third parties include, but are not limited to:
• Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
• We may disclose personal information and statistical information about our Members to organisations to produce social analytics dashboards and to provide insights on social activity created by Members of the Site. We use this aggregate data to offer reporting to third party retailers who are registered to use the Site, to help them better understand their visitors. We also provide these third party retailers with personal information of Members who have recommended their products via the Service.
Information you upload to the Site may also be viewed by other Members.
We may disclose your personal information to comply with laws:
(a) When we believe it necessary to comply with laws or regulations.
(b) To assist law enforcement.
(c) To enforce the terms under which you transact or communicate with or via the Service.
(d) To protect the rights, property or safety of WeShop, Members or third parties.
(f) To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of WeShop or its assets in the event that WeShop is sold or transfers some of its assets to another party. The personal information we hold about you will be one of the transferred assets.
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between countries that may be located outside of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’), such as the United States of America. Please be aware that the information you provide may therefore be transferred to countries which may not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA, such as the United States of America.
By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing of your personal information, both within and outside of the EEA.
4. How do we protect your personal data?
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration of or unauthorised access to your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.
Please note that data transmission over the internet is not always secure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal data we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. Any transmission of data is at your own risk.
You are responsible for keeping your login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you sign in to the Site).
6. Access to your personal information
You may request us to provide you with any personal information that we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. To make this request you will need to write to us at the address provided below.
You will need to provide evidence of your identity. We will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a recent (last 3 months) utility bill showing your current address.
Please note that there will be an administrative charge applied in accordance with the applicable legislation and that we may withhold your personal information to the extent permitted by law.
7. Children’s privacy
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13. or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service without parental consent. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13 and we require anyone under the age of 16 to confirm that they have parental consent when they register for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 16 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 16 without parental consent, please contact us immediately here.
8. Other websites and services
10. Changes to your personal information
Please contact us here if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
11. How to contact us
Alternatively you can write to us at:
WeShop Ltd, 4th Floor, 30-31 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DQ.
We are registered with the Information Commissioner (“ICO”) with registration number ZA080651