Betty’s Shabby Chic Boutique Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Facebook.com, Instagram.com, BigCartel.com or their related sites and services.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Facebook, Instagram, BigCartel or any third party services you access through these sites.


Personal Information


To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised BigCartel to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact me directly or leave a note at checkout.


Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It


I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:


as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order or to provide customer support;

when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time

if necessary to comply with a legal obligation such as retaining information about your purchases if required by law; and

as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services.


 Information Sharing and Disclosure


Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:


I share information with BigCartel as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under BigCartel.

Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services. This may include for example, Royal Mail and MyHermes courier service.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.


Data Retention


I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for no longer than 7 years.


Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU


I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. This will include BigCartel. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.


Your Rights


If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:


Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Save exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.


How to Contact Me


For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Elizabeth Bland (Betty’s Shabby Chic Boutique), am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bettysscboutique@hotmail.com. Alternatively, you may contact me in writing at:


Elizabeth Bland, Betty’s Shabby Chic Boutique, 6 Bishopton Court, Stockton On Tees, TS197HJ