Privacy Policy

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Cos Box Limited is committed to protecting your privacy.  This privacy policy communicates how and why we gather information about our customers and what we do with it. 

WHO WE ARE

Our website address is: https://cosbox.co.uk.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT:

COMMENTS

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

MEDIA

All images uploaded to the site are posted with consent from the original poster. All Frshly Squeezd images are copyrighted to Frshly Squeezd, and are not allowed to be used without consent.

COOKIES

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

ANALYTICS

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We do not share your data with any third parties. All contact form information is collected for use of general enquiries, our Weekly Squeeze email newsletter, and our Code Collabs workshops.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We collect personal data from you when you provide it to us directly and through your use of the Site. This information may include the following: 

1. Identity data:

Information that you provide including your name, contact details, gender and any information which you include in your account

2. Contact data:

Including billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone number.

3. Financial Data/ Transaction data:

Transaction and billing information, when you make any purchases from us using our site e.g. credit/debit card details. This also includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.

4.Profile data:

Information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service 

Includes username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your preferences, your profile information and how you use our Website, products and services. 

Information collected when you enter a competition or participate in a survey.

Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web – blogs and other communication data. 

 5.Marketing and Communications Data:

Includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences 

6.How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data for the following:

Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you

When necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation

To fulfil your order and maintain your online account. 

To connect in the case of a complaint or query

For research purposes, in the form of surveys, targeted advertising where we are permitted to do so.

We also collect; use and share aggregated and/or anonymised data (“Aggregated Data”) such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from you personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat combined data as personal data, which will be used in accordance to this Privacy Policy. 

7.Children

Our Site is not intended for, and should not be used by children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 18. 

8.Your rights

You have certain rights in respect of your personal data, including the right to access, portability, collect, and request the erasure of your personal data. 

You also have the right to object to your personal data being used for certain purposes, including to send you marketing. 

We will comply with any requests to exercise your rights in accordance with applicable law. Please be aware, however, that there are a number of limitations to these rights, and there may be circumstances where we are not able to comply with your request. To make any requests regarding your personal data, or if you have any questions for concerns regarding your personal data, you should contact us using the details below. You are also entitled to contact your local supervisory authority for data protection. 

2018 General Data Protection Regulations

We are governed by GDPR Law; The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, and replaced the Data Protection Act 1998; bringing with them a wider scope of protections for individuals, and greater accountability for the data controller and processor.   These regulations describe how organisations — including Cos Boxmust collect, handle and store personal information.  

These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. 

To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully. 

The Regulations are underpinned by six important principles. These say that personal data must be: 

Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals; 

Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes; 

Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed; 

Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay; 

Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; 

Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures. 

Contact Us

If you have any queries on any aspect of our Privacy Policy, please contact us on the details below: 

Email: info@cosbox.co.uk

Address: 374 Ley Street, Ilford, England, IG1 4AE

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