With approximately 90 minutes to go until the new GPDR legislation takes effect it’s time to make sure that we are compliant with all things pertaining to data.
We have met with a consultant who explained things to us in detail, and we have discussed the issues with those we work alongside in marketing, accounting and HR. We’ve also observed with interest the flurry of emails from many companies we are in touch with urging us to subscribe, not to unsubscribe, to resubscribe or not to say goodbye (the sob stories and pleading were at times a little amusing…)
Someone explained to me today that some of the new privacy policies go against the intention of the new legislation in that the many pages of clauses, sub clauses, bullet points and details make it far more difficult for members of the public to understand what is going on. We therefore decided to keep things as simple as possible.
When you engage with The Kitchen as a customer we will usually acquire your email address and phone number. These enable us to serve you. We will then add your email address to our list of subscribers within the Mailchimp programme. This is used to send you email with news of events and offers as we believe you have a legitimate interest in hearing from us. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Your phone number is only retained if you have called or texted us, so that we can recognise you if you get back in touch. Please ask if you would like this to be deleted.
If you engage with us as a supplier, or requesting a charitable donation, enquiring about something or for another reason we will ask you if you would like to join our mailing list. Without this permission we will not add you and your emails to us will be deleted.
We do not share your personal data with others.
I would also add that we are not perfect and if for any reason your email address has been added to our mailing list in error you can unsubscribe easily. For example if after a long email exchange enquiring about a cake you decided to go elsewhere or cancelled at the last minute.
I hope that this explains things. We enjoy sending out our newsletters and love the feedback we receive from customers. We hope to see you all very soon!