www.supportsmalluk.co.uk - The Support Small UK Emporium

Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website, and Support Small UK,

the owner and provider of this Website. Support Small UK takes the privacy of your

information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data

collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.


This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions,

which can be found at: https://www.supportsmalluk.co.uk/about/terms.


Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data - collectively all information that you submit to Support Small UK via the

Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions

provided in the Data Protection Laws;

Cookies -  a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit

certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the

Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause

below (Cookies);

Data Protection Laws - any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but

not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing and supplementary

laws, regulations and secondary legislation;

GDPR - the UK General Data Protection Regulation;

Support Small UK,    we  or us - Support Small UK of Tocknells Cottage, Cheltenham Road, Painswick, GL6


UK and EU Cookie Law - the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 & the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2018;

User or you -  any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed

by Support Small UK and acting in the course of their employment or (ii)

engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Support Small

UK and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such

services; and

Website - the website that you are currently using, www.SupportSmallUK.com, and

any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms

and conditions.

1. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

  1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses,

clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts

and partnerships;

4. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";

5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment

of it;

6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Support Small UK and Users with

respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from

this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media


2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Support Small UK is the "data

controller". This means that Support Small UK determines the purposes for which,

and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

1. name;

2. profession;

3. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

4. demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;

5. financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;

6. IP address (automatically collected);

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

1. We collect Data in the following ways:

1. data is given to us by you; and

2. data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

1. Support Small UK will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:

1. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;

2. when you purchase something or make enquiries at a pop up shop we run, at an event or any other in person transaction Support Small UK may have with you;

3. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;

4. when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;

5. when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is collected automatically

1. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for


1. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website.

This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and

navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with

which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its


2. we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie

settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we

use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".

Our use of Data

1. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to

provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website.

Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

1. internal record keeping;

2. improvement of our products / services;

3. transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

1. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our

legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in

certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).

2. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we'll need your consent,

whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:

1. soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have

previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more

details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar

products/services). Under "soft opt-in" consent, we will take your consent as

given unless you opt-out.

2. for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent;

that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by,

for example, checking a tick box that we'll provide.

3. if you are not satisfied with our approach to marketing, you have the right to

withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see

the section headed "Your rights" below.

3. When you purchase something from a pop up shop or register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Keeping Data secure

1. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for


1. access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is

unique to you.

2. we store your Data on secure servers.

3. payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a

lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this


2. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected

data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data,

please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail


3. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your

information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and

many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is

supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

1. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold

your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in

this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

2. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax

or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

1. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:

1. Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold

about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such

information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about

you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly

unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may

refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons


2. Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or


3. Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from

our systems.

4. Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your

Data or limit the way in which we can use it.

5. Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer

your Data.

6. Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we

use it for our legitimate interests.

2. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your

consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing

your Data), please contact us via this e-mail


3. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is

handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection

authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The

ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.

4. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us

informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Links to other websites

1. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no

control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites.

This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to

read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

1. Support Small UK may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this

may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Support Small UK.

Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so

transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly

controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the

Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

3. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is


Do we share your Data?

1. Support Small UK may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and

services to you on our behalf. These may include sub contractors, volunteers,

professional services, payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities,

advertising, and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to

some or all of your data. Where any of your Data is required for such a purpose,

Support Small UK will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be

handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the

obligations of the third party under the law.

2. Support Small UK may compile statistics about the use of our Website including data

on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data

will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any

anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We

may from time to time share such Data with third parties such as prospective

investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used

within the bounds of the law.

3. Support Small UK may sometimes use third party data processors that are located

outside of the United Kingdom and European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA

consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). Where we

transfer any personal Data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to

ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK

under the Data Protection Legislation including:

a. Using Standard Contractual Clauses “SCCs” as a mechanism to safely process

data outside of the UK and EEA to third countries that have not been granted

adequacy; or

b. Is a Country that has been granted adequacy which confirms its data protection

legislation is adequate to safeguard data processing.

4. In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain Data held by Us,

which may include your personal Data, for example, where we are involved in legal

proceedings, where we are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a

governmental authority.

1. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer.  Support

Small UK uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to

improve our range of services.  Support Small UK has carefully chosen these Cookies

and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

2. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU

Cookie Law.

3. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a

message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to

the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Support Small UK to provide a better

experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of

Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as


4. This Website may place the following Cookies:


Type of Cookie                                                                                           Purpose

Strictly necessary cookies -                                       These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies -                         They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies -                                                These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

By using the Website, you agree to our placement of functionality cookie.

1. You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.

2. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default,

most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details,

please see the help menu in your internet browser. You can switch off  Cookies at any

time, however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website

more quickly and efficiently.

3. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information

that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not

limited to, personalisation settings.

4. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that

you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser

if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

5. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please

refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from

your computer.


1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person.

We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe

your rights will not be affected.

2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or

part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-

provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and

enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right

or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England

and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive

jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

1. Support Small UK reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem

necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be

immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of

the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.  


 You may contact Support Small UK by email at HELLO@SUPPORTSMALLUK.CO.UK.


1. This privacy policy was created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (https://www.rocketlawyer.com/gb/en).


This privacy policy was created on 29 January 2023. Last edited on 4th December 2023 by K&K Legal Consulting. 



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