POP Studios

Privacy and Cookie Policy

POP! Studios uses cookies to store and collect information about your usage of the Website, and affiliate websites.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information containing a string of characters that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device and uniquely identify your browser or device. These send the information stored in them back to our web server when POP! Studios web pages are accessed.

Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to load your personal settings and preferences. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but contain an option for you to turn off the cookie acceptance if you prefer. If you turn off your cookie acceptance, you may not be able to sign in to POP! Studios sites or access our services.

What Are Cookies Used For?

Cookies allow our site or services to know if your computer or device has visited our site or services before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how our site or services is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

Additional system information we may gather includes time, type of web browser being used, the operating system/platform, your IP address, the website from which you link to POP! Studios, and CPU speed. We also take note of whether and how you use the information and services that we provide by recording website traffic patterns, user click streams and by maintaining log files of users’ access to website files.

What Types Of Cookies Does POP! Studios Use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” POP! Studios routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below. 

Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.

Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used the POP! Studios site and/or services. For example, information related to the unique username you have provided. These cookies may also be used to allow us to know that you have logged in, so that we can serve you fresher content than a user who has never logged in and make your visit to the POP! Studios site more relevant to you and the information you require. We also use cookies to track aggregate Service usage and experiment with new features and changes on the Service. The information collected is used to improve how the Service works.

Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you chose to no longer see advertisements, whether you made an edit to an article on the Service while logged out, when you logged in or out, the state or history of Service tools you’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you’ve customised the Service in other ways, such as customising the toolbars. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.

How Long Will Cookies Stay On My Device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First And Third Party Cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to POP! Studios [and third-party cookies] are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for POP! Studios, for example to help us understand how our service is being used.

Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

Privacy Notice

There may be a requirement to take notes of conversations with POP! Studios personnel. These notes could include queries, complaints, preferences and services in which you have shown an interest.

Information is also obtained by the use of cookies in your web browser (please see our Cookies Policy, also in this Chapter). This could be which pages of our website you have visited, the location of your computer and any search items you may have entered.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal data to send you details of the services you have requested, to improve our services and to provide you with personalised updates for other services that may be in your interests. We may also use it to send you marketing material. We will contact you regarding changes to your account, for updates and upgrades, amendments to our services and to provide customer services.

If the Law requires, your data may also be used to prevent, detect any fraudulent or criminal activities and if we were requested, to submit data to law enforcing bodies or Courts.

You Choose How We Use Your Personal Information

You always have a choice as to how we collect your personal information, how we use it and communicate with you. You choose how we send marketing material to you whether customised or not and if we send it to you or we don’t. You have the choice to receive phone calls.

How Can You Access, Control or Amend Your Personal Information?

As required by applicable Law, you have the right to access your personal information; to correct, amend, and request a deletion or place a restriction on how we use it. You have the right to know what data we hold about you and we are happy to provide a copy of that data in a structured and readable format.

If any data we hold about you is incorrect, outdated or incomplete you have the right to ask us to correct and update it. You also have the right to object to us holding your data and processing it in any way. With this in mind, you can ask us to delete it or restrict how we use it. Although this is governed by applicable laws it may restrict or impact any access you have to some of our services.

To request a copy of any information we may hold about you please contact Data Protection Office, POP! Studios, The Polishing Shed, North Mill, Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1DZ. You can also send an email to info@popstudios.co.uk

If you wish to amend or update your information, please email info@popstudios.co.uk

Privacy Notice

You have the right at any time to request that we amend, update or delete your information and to also cease from using your information for any direct marketing activity.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell or disclose any personal information to any third party, whether this is for marketing or advertising purposes.

We would gather your consent if this unlikely event arose. However, we may disclose your information within the POP! Studios corporate entity in order to comply with any legal necessity regarding any User Agreements and to assist with our marketing and advertising activity.

Your personal information may also be shared if we are required by Law or to detect, prevent or investigate any illegal or fraudulent activity that may be related to our services.

At all times we will minimise the amount of personal information we disclose and will only share what is relevant and deemed a necessity for the purpose gained.

Should we sell, expand or reduce the POP! Studios entity, this may involve the movement of territories or even selling the business as a whole to new owners.

If this is the case, any relevant personal data will be transferred to the new owners, managers or any controlling entities. This will be covered under our terms as stated in this Privacy Notice. You will be notified of any business sale or transfer and you will be given the option to opt out of any of your data being retained by the new entities. 

Third Party Sites

We do not sell or give your information to anyone.

This Policy does not cover third parties and their services, nor do we take any responsibility for the way they use your information should you have signed up for their services via a link from our website.

This could be for outsourced events not operated by POP! Studios, recruitment sites and services, other Franchise opportunities or relevant business activities.

We cannot guarantee the security or privacy of your data if you disclose your information to any third party. Please consult these Parties directly and review their website for their Privacy Policy.

Privacy Notice

How Long Will We Keep Your Personal Information?

We will keep your personal information for as long as deemed necessary for the purpose it was collected, to provide you with any of our services that you have requested by visiting and logging in to our website and for any other legal or policy disputes.

We may, periodically, use your personal information to contact you to check and data- cleanse our files, making sure you still consent to us holding your personal information and that our services are relevant.

Where Your Personal Data Will Be Processed

Your data will only be processed within the UK. If any data is collected outside the UK it will be transferred to our UK base.

Cookie Policy

Targeting Cookies

POP! Studios and our advertising partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. This information may be shared with organisations outside of POP! Studios, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.

How To Control And Delete Cookies

If you want to delete cookies you can find out more information on cookie settings at third-party information sites.

Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website or services and other parts of our website and services may not work properly.

 Introduction

This Privacy Notice is effective from 23rd May 2018 and contains the procedures regarding the handling of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

This Policy explains how we collect and use the data when you interact with our website and with our Franchisees’ websites, the retention and protection of your personal data, and how to contact us if you are not happy with the way your data is held and managed.

The scope of this Policy applies to the POP! Studios website and wherever else this Privacy Notice may be mentioned or referenced, regardless of how the site is accessed. It is possible that we will amend this Policy from time to time; any updated versions will be posted on this site showing the effective date.

Personal Information

What do we class as personal information? This is information relating to an identifiable natural person. A person who can be identified directly or indirectly, by a name, email, location data or more specific factors relating to, including to but not limited to the physical, genetic, or social identity of a natural person.

We do not and will not use any personal information that has been changed or amended so that it can no longer be used to identify a specific person.

How We Collect Your Personal Data

We will only collect your personal data when you call, or email any of the @popstudios.co.uk email addresses, visit our website or use our services. For instance, but not limited to, if you have signed up to our newsletter, requested a call from POP! Studios, requested a call back regarding POP! Studios Franchise knowledge or shown an interest in attending a photoshoot. This is classed as collecting your data with your consent.

We may need to collect and process your data for Legal compliance. There may be a legitimate interest for us to collect your data which might reasonably be expected as part of running a business.

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

When using our website we will collect your name, telephone number and email address along with other details as shown on the contact form and for items relative to your items of interest. At times there may be an option for a postal address. A telephone number will be collected should you call our offices or any POP! Studios personnel. Your email address will be collected with any correspondence, queries or contact sent to any of the @popstudios.co.uk email addresses.