Last updated: 23 August 2021
This Policy is made for and applies to anyone who is a Breezy user, customer or subscriber, or just anyone who is visiting our website, breezy.io (“Website”). Please make sure you check this policy and if you don’t agree with it, then (although we hate to turn you away) you shouldn’t use our Website or services we offer via our Website (“Services”). This is because by accessing or browsing our Website, or using any of the Services we provide, you confirm that you have read, understood and agreed to this.
Alternatively, feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
1. About Breezy
We are registered as a limited company in the UK as Partnered Limited and refer to ourselves in the first person (“we”, “our”, “us”) throughout this Policy. Our registration number is 11690208 and our registered office is 34B George Street,W1U7DP.
2. The personal information we collect
Personal information is the term we use to describe information which we collect and which can be used to personally identify someone. For example, a name, a personal address or even an IP address.
Here is a list of the types of personal data we collect:
Information you give to us (e.g. on contact forms, questionnaires or when registering or signing up)
- Contact details - such as your name, address, email address, phone number.
- Responses to surveys or promotions - thank you for your participation in these.
- Any updates to the information you provide to us - and thanks for keeping us updated.
This is essential information for us to provide the best service we can to you. If you ask us to delete it, it’s possible we may no longer be able to provide our services to you.
Information we collect automatically when you visit our Website
- Technical information - such as your IP addresses, domain names, the country you’re visiting from, files requested, your browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform.
- Information on your visit - such as the full URL clickstream to, through and from our Website (including date and time), length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs) and methods used to browse away from the page.
We keep this information anonymous as much as possible to protect your privacy.
Information we receive from other sources.
- Advertising networks and information providers - we work closely with advertising networks, analytics and search information providers and we sometimes receive information about you from them.
- Information from other websites and services we operate and provide - where this happens, we will let you know about sharing the information internally or combining it with information from the Website.
3. How do we use it?
We only ever use your information in line with data protection laws - in particular, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, otherwise known as GDPR. In short, this means we only use it where we have a legal basis to do so. These are the general legal basis for which we use your information:
- Consent - you have given clear consent to us to process your personal information for a specific purpose.
- Our contract - processing your personal information is necessary for a contract you have with us, or because we have asked you to take specific steps before entering into that contract.
- Legitimate interests - processing your personal information is necessary for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, provided those interests are not outweighed by your rights and interests.
Here are the specific reasons we process your personal information:
- to allow you to access and use our Services or our Website or to register for an account;
- to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
- for marketing, advertising and promotional purposes;
- for improving and maintaining our Website, preparing reports or compiling statistics in order to improve our services;
- to notify you about changes to our products and services and to keep you informed about our fees and charges; and
- with your consent only, to contact you (including by email or post) with information about our products and services which either you request, or which we feel will be of interest to you.
4. Sharing your information
We may share your personal information with the following categories of third parties, including:
- our service providers and subcontractors, including but not limited to payment processors, suppliers of technical and support services and cloud service providers;
- companies that assist us in our marketing, advertising and promotional activities;
- analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Website; and
- any third parties that you have agreed that we may share your personal information with for marketing purposes.
If we share your personal information to third parties, they will only legally be able to use it for the purpose of providing services to us. We make sure that third parties we share personal information with follow equivalent privacy and security procedures to our own to protect your information.
We may anonymise and aggregate your data to create health reports and statistics. This may be used for marketing or shared with third parties for purposes of academic research.
Finally, we may also disclose your personal information to third parties in certain exceptional circumstances as follows:
- if we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal information to the seller or buyer of that business or those assets;
- if we or most of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us will be one of the transferred assets;
- if we are required by any applicable law or law enforcement organisation to do so;
- in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or any other agreement or to respond to any claims, to protect our rights or the rights of a third party, to protect the safety of any person or to prevent any illegal activity; or
- to protect our rights, property, or safety, our customers or other persons. This may include exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Except for what is written in this policy, we will never share any of your personal information to any third party without notifying you and/or getting your consent. If you do consent and later change your mind, you can remove consent and therefore our permission to use this information. See below for your rights to withdraw consent.
5. How long we store your data for
We store personal information for as long as you use the Services we provide and until you either unsubscribe to the communications or opt out by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Your choices and rights
At any time:
You can choose not to provide us with personal data
If you choose to do this, you can continue to visit our website and browse its content, but we won’t be able to provide you with services, even if you have already paid for them.
You can turn off cookies in your browser settings
If you turn off cookies, you can continue to visit our website and browse its content, but our online services might be less effective.
You can choose for us not to use your personal information for marketing
We will request your consent to do this, but you can choose to refuse your consent. If you have given your consent and want to retract it later, then you can either unsubscribe to the communications or opt out by contacting us at email@example.com.
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time, to request that we:
- update any personal information which is out of date or incorrect;
- delete any personal information which we are holding about you;
- restrict the way that we process your personal information;
- provide your personal information to a third party provider of services; or
- provide you with a copy of any personal information which we hold about you on request to email@example.com (although we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee for this if requests are excessive or repetitive).
You have the right to withdraw your consent in relation to us processing your special categories of personal data (as mentioned above) at any time. You can do this by contacting us through online chat or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you withdraw your consent to us processing your personal data, especially the special categories above, this will mean that we are unable to provide our Services to you and may mean that we have to terminate any Subscription, close any Brand Account or remove access to certain or all Services in accordance with our Breezy Customer Terms of Service, that you can find here.
7. Transfers of information
The personal data we collect is processed at our offices in London and in any data processing facilities operated by the third parties. Technology businesses often use third parties to help them host their application, communicate with customers, power their emails etc. We carefully vet any services we use to ensure they adhere to high standards of security and privacy.
Below is a list of the main third party providers we use:
- Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services, CommonCrawl, Sentry, MOZ, Alexa, Ahrefs
- Analytics: Mixpanel, Segment, OneSignal, Google Analytics, Freshsales
- Communications: Mailchimp, Intercom, Reply.io, Octopus CRM, LinkedIn
- Payments: Chargebee
8. Security of your personal information
Our responsibility to you
At Breezy, we have physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to protect and secure the information we collect. We are committed to protecting personal information from loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration, unauthorised access and destruction and we take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information.
We make every effort to protect your personal information. However, there is always an inherent risk, beyond our control, in sending information over the internet. If we do ever encounter any online data breaches, we commit to taking prompt action to resolve the situation to protect your information.
We use Chargebee for payment transactions and so do not hold payment or payment card data.
Your responsibility to us
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access your online account, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
You may also be subject to our Breezy Customer Terms of Service found here.
9. Third party websites
What are cookies?
- Cookies help us provide you with the best possible experience. When you re-visit our Website, cookies allow our Website to recognise you, remember your preferences and tailor your use of our Website. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our Website and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
- Cookies are referred to as either "session" or "persistent" cookies, depending on how long they are used for:
- Session cookies only last for the duration your online session and disappear from your device when you close your browser. Session cookies are not stored on the hard drive of your device.
- Persistent cookies are stored on the hard drive of your device after the browser has been closed and last until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. Persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.
For more information, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies do we use?
- The types of cookies that may be used on our Website fall into one of four categories as follows:
- 'Strictly necessary' cookies. These cookies are essential for the operation of our Website and enable you to access certain features. Without these cookies, we would be unable to provide you with the online Services you request, for example, remembering your login subscription decisions and logging into your account. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
- Functional cookies. Functional cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. They also remember your preferences (such as your username, language and region) on our Website and enable us to personalise our content for you. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising.
- Analytical cookies. Analytical cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Website. For example, they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of our Website which may require maintenance. All of the information collected by these cookies is anonymous and is only used for statistical purposes.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies may be placed on your device by us or by trusted third parties. They remember that you have visited our Website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and involves the monitoring of interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (for example, your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Although behavioural advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet they cannot identify you personally, even if you are signed in to our Website. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
- Our emails and Website pages may contain a web beacon to track whether you open an email and if you click on any of the links in the email or Website page. We may use this information to help us analyse the types of topics that you are interested in, for fraud detection and to let our advertisers know how many of our anonymised, aggregated users click on their advertisements. When you delete the email, the web beacon will be deleted.
- When you browse our Website some cookies may be set by third parties, over which we have no control. When you visit a page with embedded third party content, the service provider may set their own cookies on your device. You may also encounter third party cookies resulting from our use of third party services, which help us monitor traffic on our Website. We do not control the use of these cookies and you should refer to the relevant third party websites for more information.
How can I manage or disable cookies?
- There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies. Your browser settings should allow you to accept or reject cookies and you can set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie.
- You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Most browsers will have a help feature or menu that will tell you how to delete or disable cookies. You can also delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the settings of your add-on or visiting the manufacturer's website.
- Please be aware that if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely it may affect the way our Website operates and you may not be able to use certain features of our Website or Services.
11. Contact us
If you believe we have breached your rights, you can follow the procedure in this article - https://intercom-complaint-link - or you can make a complaint to the UK Information Commissioner's Office (https://ico.org.uk) or seek remedy through your local courts if you believe your rights have been breached.