PRIVACY POLICY & GDPR - COMMUNION ANGELS & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY

  1. Important Notice

This is the Privacy Policy for www.firstholycommunionday.co.uk & Communion Angels

The policy describes:

Our policy is to keep the personal information we receive from this website completely confidential and used solely for internal purposes. It will not be shared with any other parties, except when you are forwarding on your orders to third party suppliers for the purpose of processing and dispatching your orders. Each supplier will have their own Privacy Policies in place. Please review this policy carefully.

This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

  1. About Communion Angels & First Holy Communion Day

This website is run by myself, Jo Wijngaarden as the owner of the Communion Angels & First Holy Communion Day business. This is an online shop that that supplies First Holy Communion and other religious sacrament goods and services.

We operate a drop-ship arrangement with various suppliers for some of our products, this means that you order with us atwww.firstholycommunionday.co.uk and your order is fulfilled by a third party supplier.  Your address details are only passed onto these suppliers for the purpose of fulfilling your order.  Each supplier is required to comply with the GDPR regulations.  No financial information is shared with our drop-shipping partners.

We can be contacted on 07766 782311 or communionangels@hotmail.com regarding any questions with this policy. Jo Wijngaarden is the controller of the personal data you provide.

  1. What personal data do we collect

Personal data is any information which identifies you personally – for example, your name. This Privacy Policy is concerned with the personal data for the following:

We collect the following data from you when you place an online order:

  1. Use of Personal Information

The personal information collected on this website, will be used to provide the services requested. This will include:

  1. Security of Information

We are committed to ensuring your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks. When you place orders for a gift voucher, we use third-party websites PayPal and Klarna to process the transactions securely.

Third-Party Services

WordPress

We use a third-party service, WordPress to publish a website Blog and two subsidiary websites, www.firstholycommuniondresses.co.uk and www.communiondressesforgirls.uk. We use a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the website. For example, the number of users viewing pages on the website, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the website and help us improve it. It is possible to contact us via these two WordPress websites, again using Jot Forms and the data is handled in the same way as on the main website www.firstholycommunionday.co.uk . 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on the main website www.firstholycommunionday.co.uk. From this we may collect certain information about your visit, such as the type of browser you use, the date and time you accessed the website, the pages you access whilst visiting the website, and the web address of the website from which you linked to my website. This is only used for statistical analysis purposes, to help improve and administer the website, and it will not be shared with any other parties. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify visitors. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. Please read Google’s own Privacy Policy.

PayPal

We use PayPal to process purchases. Please read PayPal’s own Privacy Policy before using its website.

Klarna

We use Klarna to process purchases. If you have any concerns, please read Klarna’s own Privacy Policy before using this form of payment.

Jot Form

We use Jot Form to create online forms to enable customers to submit requests for information, requests for appointments or for a quick and easy way to contact us regarding our products and services.  Data is only held for the duration of the enquiry and will then be deleted. Please read Jot Forms’s own Privacy Policy before using its website.

Mail Chimp

We use Mail Chimp as a way of creating an email campaign based on ‘Requests for Information’ submitted on our ‘Request for Information’ Jot Form.  Customers who sign up for updates on the website for the forthcoming season, will receive updates from us regarding new products and services on offer for that season.  If you do not wish to receive updates, please do not sign up for this service.  At the end of the season (usually July), all data will be deleted from both the Jot Form and Mail Chimp databases.  Please read Mail Chimp’s own Privacy Policy before using its website.

EKM – Ecommerce Provider

Our online shop is hosted on an EKM platform, data will be collected from you during the ordering process and stored on EKM servers. EKM take security and privacy very seriously and take great care to keep this information safe.

The EKM platform and its content and databases are located on their own servers, housed within a secure datacentre in Manchester which is ISO27001 and PCI-compliant, and has BS5979 security on-site.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. The website and online shop is hosted by EKM, one of the UK’s leading hosted ecommerce solution.  WordPress is used to create our blog and our subsidiary websites. All transactions placed on the online EKM system are subject to end-to-end encryption. WordPress is a popular Content Management System, used to provide content for over 15 million websites. WordPress uses cookies for two purposes:

Cookies set by EKM

When browsing the internet and using online services, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your web enabled device, this includes small files known as cookies.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies are used to improve services for you, for example:

EKM uses cookies in several places. We've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Name

Purpose

Content

Expires

Optimizely

Analytics

Unique ID

2025

Google Analytics & Tag Manager

Analytics

Unique ID

2025

ekmPowershop_cookie

Ascertains your country to deliver correct currency

Your country and currency

On Exit

ASP Session ID

Tracks your visit to our website

Unique ID

On Exit

Zoho

Live Chat Service and CRM

Unique ID

On Exit

For online shop visitors, EKM will deliver cookies to your browser, these are listed below.

Name

Purpose

Content

Expires

ekm_USERNAME

Temporary cookie generated to test if cookies are enabled on the visitors browser.

TestCookies=ACTIVE&RS=FALSE&
logged_in=USERNAME&ServerID=***

72 hrs (3 days)

ekm_pp_USERNAME

Stores a unique reference to visitors cart contents. Stores authentication details for customer logged in section.

Unique ID

On Exit

ekm_tmp_ORDERNUMBER

Stores a reference to the visitors order number after an order has been generated.

Unique ID

On Exit

We also use third-party cookies.

These are installed by third parties (including Google Analytics) with the aim of collecting information to carry out research into the behaviour and demographics of visitors to my website. I do not gather personal information which could be used to identify visitors or their personal data.

Third-party links

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information – your rights

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Policy Changes

Changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change.

This policy was created on 14 May 2018

This policy is the first version, and no updates have been made.

Questions and feedback

I welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send these to communionangels@hotmail.com

Consent

By using this website, you consent to this privacy policy.