Privacy Policy

At Biodegradable Cups, we take protecting your privacy extremely seriously. It is really important to us that you trust us with your personal information, so we want to make sure that you understand what information we hold about you and how we collect, store and process it in order to provide our services to you.

Please read this privacy policy carefully and if you have any questions about this policy or what we do with your personal information, please contact us at orders@biodegradable-cups.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal information we collect

E-commerce orders will collect your name, company name, billing address, delivery address, telephone, email, details of the products you have ordered and any delivery notes.

Contact messages will collect your name, email, telephone and your message.

When you purchase online with biodegradable-cups.com your payments are processed by Paypal who have world-class security measures in place to protect your money. We do not receive or store your payment information as this is encrypted and managed by PayPal.

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 anonymized 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

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics

We use Google AdWords as our Paid Search Marketing provider, and Google Analytics as our analytics provider to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website. Their privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), 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.

How we protect your data

We aim to protect your personal information in the following ways:

  • keeping information up to date, primarily through regular contact with you
  • storing information in secure locations, including information stored electronically
  • destroying information which is no longer relevant, unless we have a legitimate reason or statutory obligation to retain it
  • minimising, wherever practicable, the number of staff or third parties who have access to your information.

Applicable Law

This website and the use of it is governed by English law and English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any related disputes.

This policy may be updated from time to time

Biodegradable Cups reserves the right to change this Policy at any time, and any amended policy is effective upon posting to this website. Biodegradable Cups will make every effort to communicate any significant changes to you via email. Your continued use of our services will be deemed acceptance of any amended policy.

Last updated: January 2019