We believe that it is important to protect your Personal Data, as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulations ((EU) 2016/679) and any UK implementing law (“Data Protection Laws”)). We are committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Laws, PlentyMusic is a data controller and a data processor (depending upon what Personal Data it collects and processes from you.)
1. Collecting Information
1.1. We may collect Personal Data about you from a number of sources, including the following:
1.1.1. From you when you sign up and complete a sheet music purchase or purchase a membership, which will involve creating a PlentyMusic account We will collect your full name, email address, school or academy name (if applicable), billing
information and, if you are creating a PlentyMusic account, you will be asked to provide a password.
1.1.2. From you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, in which case, this may tell us something about how you use our services.
1.2. With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect the following information:
1.2.1. Technical device information, including the device used to access our site (i.e. desktop, mobile or tablet);
1.2.2. Information about your visit, including products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, information about downloads and whether or not you have subscribed to our mailing lists.
1.3. We do not anticipate collecting any special categories of personal, within the meaning of the Data Protection Laws. For example, information about your health or ethnic origin. However, in the event that we wish to do so, you will be asked to expressly consent to the collection and processing of this Personal Data and are under no obligation to provide such consent.
2. Using Your Personal Information
2.1. The Personal Data of our customers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes:
2.1.1. To help us to identify you when you contact us.
2.1.2. To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us.
2.1.3. To allow us to carry out marketing analysis and conduct research (including creating statistical and testing information).
2.1.4. To allow us to contact you (including mail, email, telephone, visit if you are a school or academy, text or multimedia messages) about products and services offered by us that are similar to those that we have already provided to you or that we have a legitimate interest to contact you about, unless you have asked us not to do so. You can manage your preferences at any time via the “sign up” page on our website or by contacting us using the details set out in clause 6.1. below.
2.1.5. We may check your details with fraud prevention agencies, as further set out in clause 2.4 below.
2.1.6. To notify you about changes to our service.
2.1.7. To ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
2.1.8. To administer the website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
2.1.9. To improve the website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
2.1.10 As part of our efforts to keep the website safe and secure.
2.1.11 PlentyMusic uses Google Analytics to keep records of how users use our website. PlentyMusicMusic has a Data Processing Agreement with Google. It contains strict agreements on the data about whichthey may keep records. We have not given Google consent to use the information obtained from Analytics for other Google services. Google anonymises IP addresses in these circumstances
2.3. We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:
2.3.1. If we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired or are in the process of being acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by us, about our customers, will be one of the transferred assets.
2.3.2. If we have been legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
Secure Online payment platforms.
2.4. In connection with any transaction which we enter into with you:
2.4.1. PlentyMusic, may from time to time carry out credit and fraud prevention checks with one or more licensed credit reference and fraud prevention agencies. We and they may keep a record of the search. Information held about you by these agencies may be linked to records relating to other people living at the same address with whom you are financially linked. These records will also be taken into account in credit and fraud prevention checks. Information from your application and payment details of your account will be recorded with one or more of these agencies for this purpose.
2.4.2. If you provide false or inaccurate information to us and we suspect fraud, we will record this and may share it with other people and organisations. We, and other credit and insurance organisations, may also use technology to detect and prevent fraud.
3. Protecting Information
3.1. In accordance with the Data Protection Laws, we adopt strict security measures to protect your Personal Data.
3.2. All Personal Data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers in the European Economic Area. We will not transfer your Personal Data outside the European Economic Area without your express consent. We also work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
3.3. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we do transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
3.4. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of Personal Data. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose Personal Data to you.
3.5. It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer. If you have any reason to believe that your password may have been accessed by a third party, please contact us as soon as possible and we will take steps to reset that password.
3.6. We will only retain your Personal Data as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. This will usually be for a period of seven years. To allow you to return to your account to reorder we keep account data for up to 7 years. If an account is inactive for more than 7 years it will be deleted. If you would like us to delete your account details prior to this date please contact us via our customer service teams or via the contact details set out in clause 6.1. below.
3.7. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal requirements.
3.8. In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
4. The Internet and Cookies
4.1. As stated above, we may occasionally email you about our services and products. We will, however, give you the opportunity to opt-out of that communication in each email. You can also always contact us using the details set out in clause 6.1.
4.2. Please remember that communications over the Internet, such as emails and webmails (messages sent through a website), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before they are delivered - this is the nature of the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our reasonable control.
4.3. We use 'cookies' on the PlentyMusic website to monitor how people use the website. This helps us to understand how our customers and potential customers use the website so we can develop and improve the design, layout and function of the sites. A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive through your browser, to recognise your browser and which records how you have used a website. This means that when you go back to that website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about your last visit.
4.5. A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. We do not collect data from cookies unnecessarily.
Generally erased when the user closes the browser
This type of cookie remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time. This period will not exceed one year.
These can only be used via HTTPS ensuring that the cookie data is encrypted reducing the threat of cookie theft.
Whilst some cookies are exempt from recent EU legislation we do require an individual’s consent to use cookie technology and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, Flash Cookies etc) even though some of this technology is currently not being used by PlentyMusic on its website.
All cookie-related information is controlled and accessed by PlentyMusic
PlentyMusic uses this technology to track the patterns of behaviour to our site. This can include using a “cookie” which would be stored in your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings. If you modify your browser to refuse cookings from www.plentymusic.co.uk then parts of the website may not function as expected. Personal information is held securely in accordance with our policies and the law.
By accepting you agree PlentyMusic to use:
Essential Cookies The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Analytics Cookies Analytical cookies help PlentyMusic to improve the website by collecting and reporting information on its usage
Marketing Cookies These cookies gather information about your viewing habits and help us to tailor a more personalised visitor experience.
5.1. The PlentyMusic website may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any Personal Data to these advertisers or third-party websites.
5.3. We exclude all liability for loss that you may incur when using these third party websites.
6. Further Information
6.1 You may subscribe to our newsletter, in which you will find news and information about our products and services. You may cancel the subscription at any time. Every email contains a link giving you the option to unsubscribe. Your email address will only be added to the list of subscribers with your consent. This data will be stores until you cancel your subscription.
6.4. We aim to keep the Personal Data we hold about you accurate and up to date. If you tell us that we are holding any inaccurate Personal Data about you, we will delete it or correct it promptly.
6.5. Please note that we may monitor and record communications with you (including phone conversations and emails) for quality assurance and compliance. You will be advised at the start of your phone conversations with us whether any recording is taking place and whether you are comfortable proceeding on that basis. If not, we will contact you by other means.
7. Your Rights
7.1. The Data Protection Laws give you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. An access request may be subject to an administrative fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. You additionally have the right to ask for your Personal Data to be deleted. This is sometimes referred to the ‘Right to Erasure’
7.2. Please contact us using the details set out in clause 6.1 if you wish to exercise any of those rights and we will be happy to assist.
7.3. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you are unhappy about how we have dealt with your Personal Data. You can find the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website at https://ico.org.uk/
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Reviewed May 9th 2020
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