Important information and who we are
This Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
A data controller, according to applicable data protection laws means a person who determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data is to be processed. A data processor means any person (other than an employee of the data controller) who processes the data on behalf of the data controller.
We are the data controller in respect of any personal data that you share with us, (as part of your purchase of the goods that we make available for you to buy through the Website, when you register for an account, or that we collect through the Website.
If you are buying good through the Website our Terms and Conditions will apply to that transaction.
Our contact information
Full legal name: Sunshine Soul Limited
Position: Data controller
Postal address: Unit 2, Image House Jubilee Trading Estate, E Tyndall St, Cardiff CF24 5EF
It is important that the data we keep about you is up to date and accurate. Please keep us informed of any changes to your data during your relationship with us.
The data we collect about you
Personal data or data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed or anonymous data.
We have grouped together the different kinds of personal data that we may collect, store and transfer about you:
- Identity data – including first and last name.
- Contact data – including email address, billing address, delivery address and telephone numbers.
- Financial data – including payment card details.
- Transaction data – including details about payments to and from you and other details of goods that 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 all data in relation to the account you create with us such as, your username and password (if applicable), and purchases or orders made by you.
- Marketing and Communications Data – including your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
If you fail to provide personal data to us.
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter with you (for example, to provide you with goods). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
Data we do not collect
We do not collect special categories of data which includes details about your race, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union memberships, information about your health / biometric data or information about criminal convictions and offenses.
How is your personal data collected?
We may collect your data in the following ways:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact, Profile, Marketing and Communications 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:
- purchase our goods;
- create an account on our Website;
- subscribe to our service or publications;
- request marketing to be sent to you; or
- give us some feedback.
- Enter one of our competitions.
- Join our affiliate program.
- When you visit our website via social media.
Automated technologies or interactions. During your interactions with the Website we may automatically collect usage and technical data. This data can be about your equipment, browser, actions and patterns of your website experience. We collect this data by using cookies and similar technologies. Click here to see our Cookies policy.
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 in the following circumstances:
Where we need to perform the contract, we are about to enter or have entered with you.
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
|Purpose/Activity||Type of data||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To register you as a new customer||(a) Identity
|Performance of a contract with you|
|To process and deliver your order including:
(a) Manage payments, fees and charges
(b) Collect and recover money owed to us
(e) Marketing and Communications
|(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests
(to recover debts due to us)
|To manage our relationship with you which will include:
(b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey
(d) Marketing and Communications
|(a) Performance of a contract with you
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)
|To administer and protect our business and this Website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||(a) Identity
|(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
|To deliver relevant Website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you||(a) Identity
(d) Marketing and Communications
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
|To use data analytics to improve our Website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||(a) Technical||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our Website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
|To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you||(a) Identity
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)|
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising, and we will only send marketing communications to you if we have your consent to do so or a legitimate interest in contacting you for such purposes. You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us and, in each case, you have not opted-out from receiving that marketing.
We may use your personal data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you.
Promotional offers from us
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Marketing and Communications and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us or if you provided us with your details when you enquired about our goods or service and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us. at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us because of a product purchase.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
A cookie is a small data file (not the edible kind) which is transferred to the cookie file of your web browser. Cookies are harmless text files. They can’t look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can’t carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.
Each browser saves its own cookies so if you visit our website on a Chrome browser and search for a journey and then later visit our site on the same computer but on a Firefox browser, this journey won’t be remembered. If you go back to the Chrome browser, your recent searches will be remembered and displayed to you.
What types of Cookies are on our websites?
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping basket or make use of e-payment services.
Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region)
Managing your cookies
You can manage your cookies through your browsers settings. You can turn theses off or on in the help section on your browser where you can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Please note that some parts areas of our website may not function after you have changed these settings. Please note that Sunshine Soul Limited is not responsible for any changes to make to your device or browser, so you will be changing these settings at your own risk.
If you would like more information on cookies, please visit – https://www.aboutcookies.org We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cookies.
Disclosure of your personal data
We may have to share your personal data with external third-parties as outlined in the How we use your personal data section:
- Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the UK who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
The following service providers acting as processors who provide us with services:
- GoDaddy Inc, whose hosting services we use.
- Rhythm Digital Marketing Ltd and Woocommerce who service we utilise to provide our shopping cart system on the Website.
The following providers of delivery and courier services that we use to deliver goods that you purchase using the Website:
Royal Mail PLC;
The following providers of warehouse management:
KSJ Knitwear Limited;
We may transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (the “EEA”).
Many of our external third parties are based outside the EEA so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countries.
Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.
Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US. For further details, see European Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will you use my personal data for? We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available upon request by contacting us.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: if you would like to request such action please click here
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please click on the links below to find out more about these rights:
(1) To request access to personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data held about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it
(2) To request correction of the personal data that we hold. This enables the correction of any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data provided to us.
(3) To request erasure of personal data. This enables the deletion or removal personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. A request can also be made for deletion or removal of personal data where the right to object to processing has been successfully exercised (see below), where we may have processed information unlawfully or where we are required to erase personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with requests of erasure for specific legal reasons with notification of this given, if applicable, at the time of any request.
(4) To object to processing of personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process information which overrides your rights and freedoms.
(5) To request restriction of processing of personal data. This enables a request to be made to us to suspend the processing of personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it because it is needed to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you objected to use of data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
(6) To request the transfer of personal data back to whom it belongs or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which we were given consent to use.
(7) To withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before the withdrawal of consent. If consent is withdrawn, we will not be able to provide our services. We will advise you of this at the time of the withdrawal of consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
Consent means processing your personal data on the basis that you have specifically authorised us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.