Privacy Policy

The Guitar Marketplace respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we process and look after your personal data when you visit our website, or use our app (regardless of where you visit it from). 

It also tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. 

Please also use the Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy policy.

Purpose of this privacy policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how The Guitar Marketplace collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website (and mobile app), including any data you may provide through this website when you sign up to our newsletter, purchase any products or services or take part in a prize draw or competition. 

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy supplements other notices and privacy policies and is not intended to override them. 

Controller

The Guitar Marketplace LTD is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as The Guitar Marketplace, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy).

We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below. 

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please contact our data privacy manager in the following ways:

Full name of legal entity: The Guitar Marketplace LTD

Email address: [email protected]

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issuesa (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance. 

Changes to the privacy policy and your duty to inform us of changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This version was last updated on 18th February 2021 

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

We may collect the minimum amount of personal data to enable you to enter into any prize draw and competition and allow us to run the promotion. If you are a winner, it may be necessary to collect more detailed information from you in order to award your prize to you. You will be notified of this at the time we notify you if you have won.

If you fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services or to enter you into a competition). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us or refuse your entry to a competition. We will notify you if this is the case at the time. 

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  1. Viva Wallet based inside the EU;
  2. Parcelforce based inside the EU;
  3. Klaviyo email & SMS marketing based inside the EU.

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

To find out more about the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal data, please see the Glossary below.

Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data although we will get your consent before sending third-party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below. 

Purpose/ActivityType of dataLawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a new customer(a) Identity  (b) ContactPerformance of a contract with you
To process and deliver your order including: (a) Manage payments, fees and charges (b) Collect and recover money owed to us(a) Identity  (b) Contact  (c) Financial  (d) Transaction  (e) Marketing and Communications(a) Performance of a contract with you  (b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)
To manage our relationship with you which will include: (a) Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy (b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey(a) Identity  (b) Contact  (c) Profile  (d) Marketing and Communications(a) Performance of a contract with you  (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation (c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)
To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey(a) Identity  (b) Contact  (c) Profile  (d) Usage  (e) Marketing and Communications(a) Performance of a contract with you  (b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business)
To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)(a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Technical(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise) (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you(a) Identity  (b) Contact  (c) Profile  (d) Usage  (e) Marketing and Communications  (f) TechnicalNecessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences(a) Technical  (b) UsageNecessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you(a) Identity  (b) Contact  (c) Technical  (d) Usage  (e) Profile  (f) Marketing and CommunicationsNecessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)

If you are the winner of the competition you will be invited to participate in publicity exercises relating to the competition. Your participation is not compulsory but would be greatly appreciated by us. If you do not wish to participate your participation in the competition or chances of winning will not be affected in any way.

However, if you do not wish to participate in any publicity and decline to be named as the winner, we may still have to provide your details to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) as proof that the competition has been properly administered and the prize awarded. This is a legal requirement we must comply with. If you require detail of how the ASA will use and process your personal data, please let us know.

Marketing 

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. 

Promotional offers from us 

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing). 

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us, entered a competition or prize draw and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third-party marketing 

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes. 

Opting out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time. 

Where you opt-out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.