Policy key definitions:
- “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
- GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
- PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
- ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
- Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We are a Data Controller of your information.
- Breen Educational Resources needs to perform a contract with you
- You have given Breen Educational Resources permission to do so
- Processing your personal information is in Breen Educational Resources legitimate interests
- Breen Educational Resources needs to comply with the law
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
- The right of rectification.
- The right to object.
- The right of restriction.
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw consent
breen.shop follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Reviews and Comments
When visitors leave reviews or comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Like any other website, breen.shop uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.
If you leave a review or comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
breen.shop does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a review or comment, the review or comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Breen Educational Resources offer the following tips to keep your log in details secure:
- Make your password strong – the longer and more complicated it is the harder it is for others to guess or crack, use a passphrase with non-alphanumeric characters or why not use a password manager.
- Don’t share passwords with anyone.
- Don’t re-use passwords on multiple online accounts as once a password is compromised if the details are used on another account. It can be used to gain unauthorised access allowing them learn more about you which can then be used for fraud/identity theft.
- Encryption – Breen Educational Resources uses data encryption to ensure safe and secure transactions. The Breen Educational Resources site is secured using industry standard Transport Layer Security (TLS, versions 1.2 and 1.3 currently) technology which creates an encrypted link between the web server and your browser ensuring that all data passed between us remains private and secure.
In order to be able to generate this encrypted link (signified by a padlock in the address bar), a web server requires an TLS Certificate.
TLS certificates confirm two essential factors:
- That you have a secure SSL/TLS (encrypted) link with our website.
- That the website owner is a valid and legitimate organisation.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.
We use Google Analytics for analytics, who provide their own privacy policies and cookie opt-out.
Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.
We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we are only processing personal data for the core business purposes.
Lawful basis: Consent
The reason we use this basis: It is used for processing orders, sending the orders out as well as being able to email or telephone yourselves if needed on the order.
When you place an order with Breen Educational Resources, your name, e-mail address, delivery address and your contact telephone number are collected in order to process and fulfil your orders and to notify you of your order status. The payment details are not stored at all by Breen Educational Resources and it is sent to the payment processor Stripe, which may include credit or debit card number, expiry date & security code to authorise and process your payment.
We process your information in the following ways: The address is used as a mailing address and contact details (email/telephone) are used if we need to contact the client.
Other Information Pertaining to you – Breen Educational Resources may collect other information from you such as any email messages you send to us, transcripts of any live chats you take part in and Breen Educational Resources may also record any telephone conversations you may have for training, legal obligations, warranty and improvement purposes.
This policy is effective as of 22 October 2020.