This Privacy Notice explains the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.
We know that there’s a lot of information here but we want you to be fully informed about your rights, and how UZIN UTZ UK Ltd uses your data.
For example, we will explain things such as our credit checking procedure and how we combine data across the UZIN UTZ Group to build your profile.
We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.
It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. We’ll notify you of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.
UZIN UTZ UK Ltd – which we’ll refer to as ‘the company’ in this document – is a subsidiary of UZIN UTZ Group, we distribute a number of brands which we refer as business units into the UK and Ireland
For simplicity throughout this notice, ‘we’ and ‘us’ means UZIN UTZ UK and all its brands.
The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process your personal data, including:
UZIN UTZ UK Ltd is responsible for handling personal data provided under your consent For example, when you tick a box to receive newsletters, information and promotions about UZIN UTZ UK Ltd products and services by e-mail, text, phone or post.
When collecting your personal data, we’ll always make clear to you which data is necessary in connection with a particular service. Data will be kept and stored while there will be a mutual interest in maintaining a commercial relationship.
In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations with the company you are connected with. For example, if you order from us and provide a home address, we’ll collect the address details to deliver your purchase, and pass them to our courier.
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data. For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting the company to law enforcement.
In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example, we may use your purchase history to send you or make available personalised offers. We will also use your address details to send you direct marketing information by post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you.
We want to give your company the best possible customer experience. One way to achieve that is to get the richest picture we can of who it’s workers are by combining the data we have about you and the company you work for. We then use this to offer you promotions, products and services that are most likely to interest you. In the case of loyalty scheme members, we’ll also offer you relevant rewards. The data privacy law allows this as part of our legitimate interest in understanding our customers and providing the highest levels of service. Of course, if you wish to change how we use your data, you’ll find details in the ‘What are my rights?’ section below. Remember, if you choose not to share your personal data with us, or refuse certain contact permissions, we might not be able to provide some services you’ve asked for. For example, if you’ve asked us to let you know when an item comes back into stock, we can’t do that if you’ve withdrawn your general consent to hear from us.
Here’s how we’ll use your personal data and why:
We want to bring you offers and promotions that are most relevant to your interests at particular times. To help us form a better, overall understanding of you as a customer, we combine your personal data gathered across our different brands i.e. UZIN & Wolff as described above. For this purpose we also combine the data that we collect directly from you with data that we obtain from third parties to whom you have given your consent to pass that data onto us.
We know how much data security matters to all our customers. With this in mind we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it. We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and identify ways to further strengthen security.
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.
Some examples of customer data retention periods:
When you place an order, we’ll keep the personal data you give us for five years so we can comply with our legal and contractual obligations.
If you’ve not used your account for more than five years, it will be flagged as inactive
If your order included a warranty, the associated personal data will be kept until the end of the warranty period.
We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties. For example, delivery couriers, technicians visiting your home, for fraud management, to handle complaints, to help us personalise our offers to you and so on.
Here’s the policy we apply to those organisations to keep your data safe and protect your privacy:
For further information please contact our Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Officer
UZIN UTZ UK Ltd,
Unit 2 Mitchell Court,
Every time a user accesses an internet page for one of our offers, and every time a file is retrieved, data will be stored in a log file about this process. These files are not personal, so we can’t track which user requested which data. More specifically, the following data record will be stored for each retrieval:
Our websites uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” text files that are saved to your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie through your use of this website will generally be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted for a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google is commissioned by the operator of this website to use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and render additional services related to website and internet usage with respect to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storing of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to inform you that in this event, not all functions of this website may be able to be used to its full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie that is related to your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link [Add link here. The current link is tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
E-mail newsletters may contain “web beacons.” A web beacon is a mostly transparent graphic element that is hosted in the newsletter e-mail to get more information about the online behaviour of the user. Web beacons are used by third-party provider technologies to observe the newsletter usage, as well as the activity of the user on our website, and evaluate it for the purpose of adjusting the content of the newsletter and the websites retrieved to the user’s needs. You allow us to track which computer accessed a specific website, when, and from where. This data may be forwarded to a service provider for analysis and evaluation of user data. All service providers are required by us to adhere to the Federal Data Protection Act.
General conditions of website usage
Access to the sites on the company’s homepage and its pages (webpages), as well as their use, is based on the following regulations. You are only entitled to view and use the website if you state your agreement with the following rules. Our general conditions for delivery and payment remain unaffected by the content of these general conditions of use, unless express reference is made to a change.
Subject to alterations
We retain the right to change the website, as well as these terms and conditions of use, at any time and without notice at their own discretion. The website can also be discontinued by us at any time and without notice. We are not obligated to update the content on the website.
Rights on the website and contents
Any rights to or rights conferred by the website are appertained to UZIN UTZ Group or its allied companies unless otherwise explicitly arranged. The texts, documents, images, and illustrations published on this website are - unless otherwise stated - the sole property of UZIN UTZ Group and its allied companies. Any commercial use or utilisation of the website and its contents is prohibited. The brands listed on this website are the property of UZIN UTZ Group and its allied companies. The use or utilisation of these brands is expressly prohibited and constitutes a violation of trademark law. The existence of other copyright or property rights remains unaffected.
We do not accept any responsibility for the completeness, correctness, and/or currency of the information contained on the website. The user has access to the site in its “as is” state at the time. The user of our website agrees that they accept the risk associated with accessing the website and its contents. We are not responsible for damage resulting from use of this website, from the fact that the website cannot be used in whole or in part, or from loss of data or change of data on the transmission paths.
We make no guarantee that the products or goods described are always or still available. Please note further that the processing or utilisation of products or goods may only be done by competent contractors. The scope, as well as the manner, of usability or applicability of goods is the result of corresponding respective product data sheets, which are connected to the usage instructions provided on the packaging. It is the responsibility of the customer to inquire with us about the usability of individual goods. Mandatory legal regulations remain unaffected.
Internet links to third-party pages
Our websites contains shortcuts to third-party pages, using them is at the risk of the user. We neither guarantee the availability of these, nor accepts ownership of these sites or the views and other contents expressed on them.
Sometimes we will need to share your personal data with third parties and suppliers outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
If you are based outside the UK and inquire with us, we will transfer the personal data that we collect from you to the relevant company of the UZIN UTZ Group
Protecting your data outside the EEA
The EEA includes all EU Member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
We may transfer personal data that we collect from you to third-party data processors in countries that are outside the EEA such as Australia or the USA. For example, this might be required in order to fulfil your order, process your payment details or provide support services. If we do this, we have procedures in place to ensure your data receives the same protection as if it were being processed inside the EEA. For example, our contracts with third parties stipulate the standards they must follow at all times. If you wish for more information about these contracts please contact our Data Protection Officer. Any transfer of your personal data will follow applicable laws and we will treat the information under the guiding principles of this Privacy Notice.
An overview of your different rights
You have the right to request:
• Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.
• The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.
• That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).
• That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.
• Review by a Partner of any decision made based solely on automatic processing of your data (i.e. where no human has yet reviewed the outcome and criteria for the decision).
You can contact us to request to exercise these rights at any time as follows:
To ask for your information or to ask for your information to be amended contact our customer services team:
UZIN UTZ UK Ltd
Unit 2 Mitchell Court,
If we choose not to action your request we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal.
Your right to withdraw consent
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.
Where we rely on our legitimate interest
In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.
Checking your identity
To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.
There are several ways you can stop direct marketing communications from us:
• Click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in e-mail communication that we send you. We will then stop any further emails from that particular division.
• In our apps, you can manage your preferences and opt out from one or all of the different push notifications by selecting or deselecting the relevant options in the ‘Settings’ section.
• Write to:
UZIN UTZ UK Ltd
Unit 2 Mitchell Court,
Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while our systems are fully updated.
If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.
Or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns (opens in a new window; please note we can't be responsible for the content of external websites)
If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please contact our Data Protection Officer who will be pleased to help you:
• Email us on email@example.com
• Or write to us at
Data Protection Officer
UZIN UTZ UK Ltd
Unit 2 Mitchell Court,
This notice was last updated on 16.05.2018