Privacy Notice

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1. Introduction

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will let you know how we handle the personal data you give us as well as how the law protects your privacy.


2. Who we are

We are made up of a number of companies, all forming part of the Mayborn Group. This privacy notice is issued on behalf of the Mayborn Group so when we mention “we”, “us” or “our” we are talking about the company in Mayborn Group responsible for processing your data.
The team at The Gro Company is excited to announce that we’ve joined the Tommee Tippee family and we will shortly be moving the Grostore to Tommee Tippee
The company in Mayborn Group responsible for data collected from individuals in this country until [17 December 2019] is:

The Gro Company
Address: Malvern House, Yeoford Way
Exeter, Devon
Telephone: 0844 557 2960

The company in Mayborn Group responsible for data collected from individuals in this country from 17 December 2019 is:

Mayborn (UK) Limited
Mayborn House, Balliol Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8EW.
0191 250 4435


3. What personal data do we collect?

· If you have registered to receive our marketing emails, your: name, email address and the date of birth or due date of your child/children.

· If you have purchased anything from us, your: name, billing/delivery address, order history and receipts, email and telephone number.

· Details of your interactions with us through our customer services, for example details of any complaints or comments you make.

· Your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels.

· We may, where we have a lawful basis for doing so, also collect personal data about you from third parties who provide us with additional publicly available information about you.


4. When do we collect your personal data?

·   When you make an online purchase, or a purchase from us at a show or exhibition.

·   When you register to receive marketing emails.

·   When you engage with us on social media.

·   When you contact our customer service team.

·   When you enter prize draws or competitions.

·   When you choose to complete any surveys we send you.

·   When you’ve given a third party permission to share with us the information they hold about you.

·   When you access our website, which uses cookies. To find out more about the use of cookies and how you can manage them, please read our cookie policy.


5. How do we use your personal data?

To make our products available to you

We use your personal data to:

· process any orders that you make by using our websites, or at shows or exhibitions. This is to enable us to perform our contract with you.

·  respond to your queries, refund requests and complaints. Handling the information you sent enables us to respond. We may also keep a record of these to inform any future communication with us and to demonstrate how we communicated with you throughout.

· measure how satisfied our customers are.

We rely on our contractual arrangements with you as the lawful basis on which we collect and process your personal data when you make an order for products. We rely on our legitimate interests as a business when providing customer services and measuring customer satisfaction.

For marketing purposes

With your consent, we will use your personal data, preferences and details of your transactions to:

·  keep you informed by email about relevant products and services including tailored special offers, discounts, promotions, events, competitions and so on. Of course, you are free to opt out of hearing from us at any time

· administer any of our prize draws or competitions which you enter.

For administrative and internal business purposes

We may use your personal data for our internal business purposes, such as enhancing our site, improving our services and products and identifying usage trends. We may also use your data to monitor the use of our website and ensure that our website is presented in the most effective and relevant manner for you and your device and setting default options for you.

It is in our legitimate interests as a business to use your personal data in this way. For example, we want to ensure our website is customer friendly and works properly and that our products are efficient and of high quality.

For security and legal reasons

We use your personal data to protect our business and your account from fraud and other illegal activities. This includes using your personal data to maintain, update and safeguard your account.

In some cases we will use your personal data because it’s necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation (such as if we receive a legitimate request from a law enforcement agency). In other cases (such as the prevention of fraud) we will rely on our legitimate interests as a business to use your personal data in this way.


6. Who do we share your personal data with?

We will never sell any of your personal data to a third party. However, in order for us to provide our services to you, we share your personal data with our trusted third party service providers and/or our group companies, as detailed below. Whenever we share your personal data, we put safeguards in place which require these organisations to keep your data safe and to ensure that they do not use your personal data for their own marketing purposes.

Examples of the sort of third parties we work with are:

· Delivery companies.

· IT companies who support our business systems and databases.

·  Marketing companies who help manage our communications with you.

· Internet companies to show you products which we think might interest you whilst you are browsing the internet. You can read our cookie policy for more details.

· Customer service providers.

It is in our legitimate interests as a business to work with these service providers since we may not have the capabilities to provide these services ourselves. In each case, we will ensure that the service provider is only allowed to use your personal data in order to provide the services to us and for no other purpose.

Other professional services

We may need to disclose your personal data to our insurers where we believe that it is required under our contractual relationship with our insurance provider.

Group companies

We may share the personal data we collect with other organisations in the Mayborn Group where those other companies share various operations and business processes with us. We will do this in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, or because it is in our legitimate interests to do so.

Transfer of your personal data outside the EEA

We may need to transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) for example to the USA, in the following circumstances:

·  Where you have requested a service which is fulfilled by one of our group companies which sit outside of the EEA; or

· Where we work with a supplier which processes some of its data outside of the EEA.

These countries may not have the same data protection laws as the UK and the EEA and so your personal data may not be subject to the same protections. In such cases we will always make sure that any transfer of your personal data is subject to appropriate safeguards to ensure it is handled in accordance with the rules which apply in the EEA and under the guiding principles set out in this privacy policy.


7. How long do we keep your data?

In broad terms, we will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This means that the retention periods will vary according to the type of the data and the reason that we have the data in the first place.

We have procedures in place regarding our retention periods which we keep under review taking into account our reasons for processing your personal data and the legal basis for doing so.


8. Your rights

You have a number of rights relating to your personal information and what happens to it. You are entitled to:

·  access personal data we hold about you;

·  require us to correct any mistakes in your personal data;

·  require us to delete personal data concerning you in certain situations where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it;

·  object at any time to processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, normally by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in an email we have sent you;

· object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal data; and

·  otherwise restrict or temporarily stop our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that we hold at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To make such a request, please contact us.

If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.
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9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 14th May 2018.


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