Blipstar never has access to your financial information as this is dealt with securely by PayPal or Stripe.
It is your responsibility that any data you upload (e.g. for use in your store locator) is compliant with any applicable Data Privacy regulations.
At Blipstar we are aware of our responsibility to protect your privacy, which is very important to us.
You also have a responsibility to abide by any relevant Data Privacy regulations.
As part of our responsibility, we let you know what information we collect when you use our services, and why we collect it. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we need it for the operation of our service.
You may browse our public site and service without providing us with any personal information whatsoever. If you choose to sign up for our free trial or full service, we require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information and other personal information. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or individual feature, although this may prevent you from engaging in certain website activities or services.
All our business and computer systems, including this website have been designed to the best of our knowledge to comply with all relevant national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy within all the territories we offer the service. This includes but is not limited to the UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA), EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD), EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR), Australian Privacy Act 1988 (APA), EU-US Privacy Shield, US Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), US Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
To the best of our knowledge our compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with any specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact us via the Support form on our website.
Blipstar does not employ Site tracking techniques, such as Google Analytics.
You need an account to use the Blipstar, either on the free trial or the full service. Blipstar requires an email address when you create an account - we recommend this is a company email address rather than a personal email address.
Blipstar stores, processes and maintains your account data solely to provide the service to you.
By uploading information for use in your store locator you confirm that it adheres to any Data Protection regulation. In most cases this won't be relevant as the data is related to stores/dealers and not individuals. If you upload information that can be linked to an individual person you must have their permission to display it on your store locator (i.e. publically).
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, phone calls or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
Your personal information, including your email address, is primarily used to help us provide our services and meet our contractual commitments to you. We may use your information to inform you about relevant service or product changes that may affect our service and updates; to help customize your experience; to protect us and other members of our services against errors and omissions, violation of the User Agreement, fraud and other criminal activity; to enforce our User Agreement; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection of your details. These uses improve the Site and our service to meet your needs.
Blipstar only shares personal information with other companies or individuals in the following very limited circumstances:
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms and Conditions, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk within the community of Blipstar members. (d) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (e) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Blipstar, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries (if any).
We will not disclose your personal information to any other Third Party.
Data that is provided to us is stored on secure servers.
The transmission of information via the internet is not secure. We cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and therefore the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk. Where you have chosen, or where we have given you, a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
If you contact us using any Support or Contact forms on our website, or you send an email to one of our email addresses, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to any outside organization or person for any other purpose whatsoever. Any such data will be collated into an email and sent to our internal staff in order to respond to your enquiry. Our mail servers are securely protected and the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
Blipstar supports the secure SSL protocol meaning all data is encrypted when being sent across the web. We aim to implement pseudonymisation of data storage at the earliest opportunity, which would ensure that data requires additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify any individual.
We restrict access to personal information to Blipstar employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
You may find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies, which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.
We acknowledge that all individuals have the right to access the personal information/data that we maintain about them. Any individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his query via our Support page on the website. If requested to remove data, we will respond as quickly as possible, and full resolution is not likely to exceed one week.
When you use our services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes.
The relevant data protection and privacy regulations in the countries we operate give you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10 which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the Support form on our website.
We will report any unlawful data breach of our database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
The data controller of this website and service is: Paul Clarke who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy was last updated: May 10th 2018