Here at Hearing Solutions UK, we take your privacy and the processing of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we have prepared this Privacy Notice where we describe our contact details, information regarding what personal data we process and what rights you have towards us and how you may defend them. Always feel free to contact our customer support if you have any questions about our processing of personal data or this Privacy Notice.
Contact Details to the Controller
Contact details for the Controller’s Data Protection Officer:
What is personal data?
“Personal data” is any information relating to an identifiable or identified person (you as a user). An identifiable person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, for example by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his or her physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
[The processing of special categories of data, defined as personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, and data concerning health or sex life, is prohibited, subject to certain exceptions.]
Personal data which we handle
Your personal data may only be processed by us with your given consent, when it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or when it is necessary for our compliance with a legal obligation. The processing of the personal data, the specific purposes for the processing, the legal basis for the processing, and for how long we store your personal data, is described below.
Hearing solutions UK takes your privacy seriously. All personal data collected is processed internally for providing custom furniture to match an individual’s needs. Personal data is held for minimum 7 years as we wish to ensure we retain details of your needs and purchase for the full possible life of our products. Data is stored securely at our head office servers and is managed by our inhouse team for inhouse reporting and processing.
The one exception to this is covered by our mail marketing partners and is covered bellow:
We utilise mailing services through our partners Epsilon Abacus (registered as Epsilon International UK ltd), a company that manages the Abacus Alliance on behalf of UK retailers. These retailers operating in the clothing, collectables, food & wine, gardening, gadgets & entertainment, health & beauty, household goods, and home interiors categories, provide their customers’ name and address details and purchasing histories to the Abacus Alliance for processing in a co-operative environment. Only individuals who have not objected to sharing their contact details with third parties, such as Abacus Alliance Members, can be contacted by the retailers who are part of the co-operative. Epsilon communications are designed to tell you about the benefits we can offer so that you have access to our best deals. From this information retailers can tailor their communications, sending people suitable offers that should be of interest to them based on what they like to buy.
Please note that Epsilon Abacus may transfer data outside the EEA. The transfer will take place in the presence of appropriate safeguards, including standard data protection clauses adopted by the EU Commission. If you would like more information, please call us on: 0800 8108818
If you wish to stop receiving mail from us, you can join our suppression list by mailing [email protected] . We will ensure that you no longer receive future communications.
If you wish to further limit the amount of unsolicited direct mail you receive, we recommend registering with the Mailing Preference Service (www.mpsonline.org.uk). This is a free service which will remove your name and address from lists used for postal marketing by the members of the Direct Marketing Association.
Summary of your rights towards us:
You as a user have the possibility to claim several rights towards us. Such rights are listed here and thereafter described in detail below. You find our contact details at the top of this Privacy Notice.
- Right to be forgotten
- Right to withdraw consent
- Right to access
- Right to rectification
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to data portability
- Right to object
- Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Right to be forgotten
You have the right to request that we delete any personal data that we process about you. We will delete the data as soon as possible, but at least within one month’s time. If the personal data is needed for fulfillment of our contractual duties towards you or to preserve it with legal ground, we will however not delete the information until the data is no longer needed. We will also, without your explicit demand, delete such personal data that we have collected but do not longer have a lawful right to process. We will inform you about this, if it would occur.
Right to withdraw consent
You have the right to withdraw your given consent at any time. If you do so, we will erase such personal data which is not subject to any other legal ground than your given consent. The erasure will be done as soon as possible. Please note that your withdrawal of consent does not oblige us to erase personal data which is processed based on a contractual relationship or any other legal ground.
Right of access
You have, at any time, the right to receive confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed. You have also the right to access that personal data and to receive the following information:
a) The purposes of the processing
b) The categories of personal data concerned
c) The recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data have been or will be disclosed
d) The envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored or the criteria used to determine that period
e) The existence of automated decision-making and profiling
Right to rectification
You have, at any time, the right to demand us to correct any inaccurate personal data within a month’s time. You have also the right to complete incomplete personal data, taking into account our purposes of the processing, by the means of providing a supplementary statement.
Right to restriction of processing
You have, instead of demanding us to delete any data, the right to demand us to restrict our processing of your personal data. This may be achieved if
a) You have reason to believe that the accuracy of the personal data is not correct, and the restriction shall be in place during a period that allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data
b) The processing is unlawful but you don’t want us to delete the personal data
c) We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims
d) You have objected to processing concerning profiling or automated decision-making, whereby a restriction shall be obtained during the period when we assess whether our legitimate ground for the processing override your legitimate ground.
You have the right to retrieve the personal data which we process about you and that you have provided to us. You have also the right to demand that we transmit such personal data to another data controller if the personal data is collected based on your consent or if the processing of the personal data is carried out by automated means by us, if we deem it technically feasible.
Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you. This can be done when the personal data is processed as part of automated decision-making, including profiling, and direct marketing, if such processing would be carried out (see “Personal data that we process” above).
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have, at any time, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data. Regardless of where we carry out our business, even if it would not be in the member state which is your country of residence, you have the right to lodge your complaint to your national supervisory authority. Please follow to the link below to find the contact details to your national supervisory authority:
About this Privacy Notice
With regard to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), we must disclose what personal data we collect and process about you, and for what purposes. In this Privacy Notice, you find all such information that we are obliged to inform you.
The Regulation in its entirety in your language, may be accessed by following this link:
Would you like to defend your rights, which are listed in this Privacy Notice, you may contact us using the contact information listed above.