Privacy Policy

Updated April 2018

This Privacy policy applies to the Cookery School at Little Portland Street website and governs data collection and usage. By using the www.cookeryschool.co.uk and www.corporatecookery.co.uk websites, you consent to the data practices outlined below.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

We have put in place a number of physical, electronic, and managerial safeguarding procedures to secure the information we collect online.

 

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you make a purchase through our website, we collect some personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, address and telephone number, for the purposes of contacting customers in relation to orders.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected, which can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This is used to inform statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. This information allows us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. This data may be used to deliver customised content and targeted advertising to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

We do utilise the services of third-party provider software to provide services to you and that can involve the sharing of some of your information which may be hosted on third-party servers outside the UK. A list of third-party services that we use are:

  • Campaign Monitor to send you transactional emails about your orders. You will also receive email newsletters if you have signed up to our database. You may unsubscribe from our email newsletters at any time.
  • WordPress – our website hosting platform.
  • WooCommerce – our E-commerce platform as a plugin on WordPress
  • PayPal – system for taking payment online either through logging in to your own customer account or making card payments
  • Worldpay – system for taking card payments online and over the telephone
  • Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages are visited, how long is spent on the site, how visitors got here and what they click on. This Analytics data is collected via a tracking tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information

We have vetted the security of these services as being of good quality. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these companies on their websites. If you do not wish your details to be shared in this capacity, you must tell us at the time of booking with us.

Cookery School at Little Portland Street does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

 

REQUIRED INFORMATION

To place an order with Cookery School at Little Portland Street, you must provide your name, billing address, phone number and email address. We create a name label for all attendees using your first name. The billing address is required for online payments to be processed. Your phone number and email address are required to be able to make contact in the event of any changes to classes or courses you have signed up to and for sending booking confirmation. For cookery classes and courses you will also be asked to inform us of any food allergies.

 

REQUESTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM US

Cookery School at Little Portland Street does not use or disclose any personal information without your explicit consent. You may, at any time, request to see, or request changes to, the information that we hold on you by calling our office on 0207 631 4590, however formal identification may be required.

We will only disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Cookery School at Little Portland Street or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Cookery School at Little Portland Street; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Cookery School at Little Portland Street or the public.

 

DO YOU KEEP MY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DETAILS ON FILE?

We do not keep any records of your credit/debit card details within our organisation in any form, either written, electronically or in a database. Once you enter your details online, the transaction is processed via our payment processer and no details are recorded by us.

When you place an order with us over the telephone, your credit/debit card details are processed entered directly into the PDQ machine and there is no record of your financial details retained by our organisation.

 

Cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site. A cookie is information saved by your web browser.  If you would like to find out more about what cookies are or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

 

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

WordPress: Our websites runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

 

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.