Last updated: April 27, 2024

Our GDPR Policy

Acorns.Community CIC (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the acorns.community website (the “Service”).

We Acorns.Community CIC are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.This GDPR Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose personal data when you visit our website or use our services, and your rights and choices regarding your personal information.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this GDPR Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this GDPR Privacy Policy, terms used in this GDPR Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at https://acorns.community

Legislation: The GDPR is the primary legislation governing data protection in the UK. In addition to the GDPR, the UK has implemented the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), which supplements and tailors the GDPR requirements for UK-specific contexts.

Information Collection

While using our Service, we may collect personal information about you when you interact with our website or use our services. This may include:

  • Information you provide to us, such as your name, email address, and contact details when you sign up for our newsletter or create an account.
  • Information collected automatically, such as your IP address, browser type, time zone and device information when you visit our website.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our service or benefit from the convenience of cookies.

For example;

If you choose to leave a comment on our website, you have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. This is done for your convenience, so you won’t need to re-enter this information when leaving another comment. These cookies will remain valid for one year.

When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, we will establish several cookies to store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies are active for two days, while screen options cookies remain valid for a year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account can remove the login cookies. This can also be achieved by regularly clearing your own cookies from your browsing data history.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the website. We collect the order information provided. Do Not Track does not alter the websites data collection and use practices.

Data Use Purpose

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide and improve our services, including personalising your experience and responding to your inquiries.
  • To fulfil any orders placed through the website (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations.
  • To communicate with you about our products, services, and promotions in line with the preferences you have shared with us.
  • To comply with legal obligations and enforce our terms of service and screen orders for potential risk and fraud.

Service Providers

We may work with third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

For example, we use Woo Commerce and Stripe to power our online store. We may use Google analytics to help us understand how our customers use the site.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information, however only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Data Security

The security of your personal information is important to us, to protect from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure.  When you enter personal and financial information on our websites. The https:// before the web address name indicates it is encrypted with secure socket layer technology (SSL). Although we follow industry standards to protect you, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. So while we will always strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Rights and Choices

You have the right to:

  • Access, correct, or delete your personal information.
  • Opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us.
  • Object to the processing of your personal information, for example by opting out of
  • Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
  • Or learning about how Woo Commerce uses your personal information here: https://woocommerce.com/pl/privacy-policy/
  • Or opting out of some browser services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt out portal here: https://optout.aboutads.info/

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Minors Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

International Data Transfers

If you are a non UK resident and you are accessing our site for our services. We note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil those services with you that you have requested. Your personal information may be transferred to and processed in countries outside of your jurisdiction, where data protection laws may differ. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to these countries.

Data Retention

When you place an order through the site or leave comments on the website, the personal information provided to maintain that order is retained unless you request deletion. Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely so that the approval of follow up comments can be automated to prevent moderation queueing.

Compliance With Laws

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • With your consent.
  • To our service providers and partners who assist us in operating our website and providing our services.
  • To comply with legal requirements or protect our rights and interests.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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