Phase Eight - Privacy Policy

Your Privacy Is Important To Us

At Phase Eight we take your privacy very seriously and are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our customers. We fully appreciate and respect the importance of data protection and security on the Internet.

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) outlines how your personal information is treated and forms part of our terms and conditions. This Policy explains:

  • What information we collect when you use the Phase Eight website (the “Site”), when you communicate with us, or when you visit one of our stores.
  • How we use your information.
  • How we share your information.
  • How long we keep your information and how it is stored.
  • Our approach to sensitive personal information.
  • What options you have to control your information.
  • The rights you may have in relation to your personal information.
  • How we communicate changes to this Policy.

Please contact our Customer Services team if you would like to discuss this with us or have any questions, comments or suggestions relating to this Policy.

About us

This Site is run by Phase Eight (Fashion & Designs) Limited (“Phase Eight”). For the purposes of applicable data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (as amended or superseded) Phase Eight is the “controller” of the personal information collected through the Site, by phone or in any Phase Eight store.

How do we collect information from you?

1. Information we collect when you visit our Site

We will collect personal information that you provide to us when you:

  • create an account on our Site;
  • place an order through our Site;
  • fill in forms on our Site, for example to leave feedback, enter a competition or respond to a survey;
  • subscribe to our mailing list.

We will also collect certain information automatically when you visit our Site, in particular:

  • when you access our Site, we use “cookies” to make it easier for you to use our Site. These cookies record data about the pages you browse and the activities you carried out during your visit. Further details about our use of cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy here;
  • we record details of the resources that you access to visit our Site (for example, URL addresses, traffic data etc.);
  • we record information about the type of device you have used to visit our Site, your device settings, and the cause of any system errors. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have further details on what information your device makes available.

2. Information we collect in our stores

We will collect personal information that you provide to us in our stores when you:

  • ask us to provide you with a digital receipt;
  • subscribe to our mailing list;
  • enter a competition or respond to a survey.

3. Information we collect when you contact us

We will collect personal information about you when you contact us by telephone, e-mail, or via social media.

4. Information we collect if you apply for a job with us

You may be able to apply for a job with us through our Site, in-store or through third party websites such as LinkedIn. The personal information we collect about you may include your name, contact details, employment history, and any information set out in your CV.

How we use your information

1. For the performance of a contract between you and us:

  • to provide you with an account on our Site, if you choose to sign up for one;
  • to fulfil any order that you place with us;
  • to collect payment from you;
  • to provide you with a receipt, if you ask us to send this to you electronically;
  • to protect and defend our legal rights and interests.

2. Where we have a legitimate interest in using your personal information:

  • to administer and monitor our Site, including to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device, and to allow you to participate in interactive features when you choose to;
  • to analyse any feedback that you provide on our services, and to improve our services;
  • to collect payment from you;
  • to administer competitions that you have entered;
  • to review and assess any job application that you submit to us.

3. Where you have provided your consent to our use of cookies:

  • Further details about our use of cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy here;

4. If you have consented to receive marketing information from us, we may use your information in the following ways:

  • we will process details of your previous transactions and contact you by e-mail with information about goods and services similar to merchandise you have purchased (however we never store your payment details);
  • if you have consented to us doing so, we will share your information internally within the TFG Brands (London) group in order to send you tailored offers or other information we believe will be of interest;
  • if you provide your mobile telephone number in our preferences centre and if you have consented for us to do so, we may contact you with marketing messages which have been tailored to match your preferences.

You have the option to unsubscribe from our e-mails through a link at the bottom of every e-mail we send to you. You have the option to unsubscribe from our text messages by following the instructions in the text message or contacting the Customer Services team.

If you want to change the details that you have registered with us, or would like to amend your subscription preferences or unsubscribe altogether, this can be changed in the “My Account” section of our Site or by contacting our Customer Services team.

How long we keep your information

We retain the information you provide for the following periods:

  • for as long as you subscribe to receive marketing information;
  • for as long as your account is being used and for a period of three years after the date you cease to use your account, after which period we will anonymise the personal information on file by deleting the personal information and allocating a personally unidentifiable unique reference ID and store the remaining information for a period of five years (“Data Retention Period”). After this time it will be permanently deleted from all systems and back-ups. If you wish to set up an account after this period this will be treated as a new account and your transaction history will not be available;
  • in the case of any contact you may have with our Customer Care team for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reports and trend analysis

Our Data Retention Period has been determined to cover credit risk, fraud detection and customer service periods, as well as to cover regulatory requirements, and the resolution of disputes or fraud prevention.

How we store your information

Your information may be processed by our staff or by the staff of our suppliers to the extent necessary to fulfil your order. By submitting your personal information to us, you agree to the transfer of your personal information, its storage and processing.

We will keep the data which we collect from you on a secure server. Any information you give us relating to credit card details is handled by a PCI DSS compliant third party and encrypted using secure server technology. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access and require our suppliers to do the same.

Where we have given you a password (or where you have chosen one) to access certain parts of this Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you do not share a password with anyone.

Sensitive personal information

We do not seek to collect sensitive personal information (i.e. information relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual orientation or criminal records). We ask that you do not provide such information to us.

Rights you may have

You may have certain rights in relation to personal information that we hold about you. These include the right to request access to your personal information, to request that it is erased, that its processing is restricted, or that any inaccurate personal information is rectified. You may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information, or in some circumstances to obtain a copy of the personal information in a machine readable format. You also have the right to complain about the use of your personal information to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you have any questions about this privacy Policy and practices of this site you can contact us at info@phase-eight.co.uk.

Changes to this Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this Policy, and if the changes are significant, we may provide you with additional notice such as adding a statement to the homepage of the Site or sending you an e-mail with the update.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy Policy and practices of this site you can contact us at info@phase-eight.co.uk.