Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Data protection is a matter of trust, and your trust is very important to us. Blue Horizon Diving Limited is committed to keeping your data safe and respecting your privacy in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

​This Privacy Policy provides you with up to date information about how any personal data we collect from you, or you provide to us, will be processed.

2. About Us

When we say ‘we’ or ‘us’ in this Privacy Policy, we mean Blue Horizon Diving Limited.

​We are what is known as the ‘controller’ of personal data (also called ‘personal information’) you provide to us and we collect.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us using the details below:

​Email address: [email protected]
Postal address: 18 Glenfield Gardens, Paisley, UK, PA2 8BF
Attention: Data Privacy Team

3. How We Use Your Data

We must receive or collect information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market our services. This takes place, for example, when you enter your email address on our website to subscribe to our email newsletter. The types of information we receive and collect depend on how you use our services.

3.1. Email Newsletter Subscription

Purpose: For our core business purpose of sending deals we find. The legal basis for sending the newsletter is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.

If you wish to subscribe to our email newsletter, the following information is required:

  • Email address

​We use a double opt-in feature for our email newsletter. To subscribe, you must enter your email address on our website and then complete the extra confirmation step in the email we send you.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.

3.2. Technical Service Provider

Purpose: For our core business purpose of sending deals we find by email newsletter. The legal basis for sending the newsletter is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.

The technical service provider Constant Contact is our processor for sending email newsletters.

Processed data:

  • Email address (required)
  • Subscription date (automatically collected)
  • Internet protocol address (also known as ‘IP address’) (automatically collected)

When you subscribe to the newsletter, your behaviour regarding our newsletter is recorded (for example, tracking the opening of emails and clicks on links).

These data are stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, which you may do at any time. You can find the link to do so at the end of every newsletter. As soon as you have unsubscribed from the newsletter, you shall no longer receive any offers from us, and your personal data will no longer be used and are deleted immediately.

3.3. Contacting Us (Via Email or Contact Form)

Purpose: The processing of personal data serves to facilitate contact, prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the safety of our information technology systems. The legal basis for the processing of the data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.

Processed data:

  • First and last name (required)
  • Email address (required)
  • Messages that are sent to us (required)

Your messages and our replies are stored for a period of three years for the purpose of proving the provision of proper information.

3.4. Customer Service

Purpose: The processing of the personal data facilitates contact, prevents misuse of the service and safeguards security. The legal basis for the processing of the data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR. Insofar as the data processing is necessary for completing a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR shall serve as the permissive standard for the data processing.

Processed data:

  • Name
  • ​Messages
  • ​Phone number (if you contacted us by phone)

4. How Long We Keep Your Personal Data

We will never retain your personal information for any longer than is necessary for the purposes we need to use it for.

  • Email address: As long as you are an active member of Blue Horizon Diving. Active is defined as receiving our emails and/or signing in to our site.
  • Contact form messages and/or email: Your messages (including name/email/phone number) and our replies are stored for a period of three years for the purpose of proving the provision of proper information.

5. Cookies Policy

5.1. What Are Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website with your browser.

5.2. How We Use Cookies

​We use cookies to operate and provide our services, for example, to provide our web-based services, improve your user experience, analyse how our services are used and customise our services. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

​In visiting a page on bluehorizondiving.co.uk, your browser may store the following types of cookie:

  • Essential: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: In order to improve our services and monitor for problems, we use anonymous analytic cookies to follow visitors on our site. These cookies tell us if you’ve visited our site before, what pages on our site you’ve seen and if you have taken certain actions (signing up). The information held by this system is anonymous and cannot identify an individual user.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • ​Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Affiliate tracking cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website and any subsequent purchases, they do not identify any individual. This information will be shared with our affiliate platform providers.

​Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

5.3. How to Disable Cookies

Most modern browsers will allow you to control which cookies you want to accept for any particular website. Although the exact mechanism will vary between browsers you will usually find a “cookies” or “privacy” section under the “Help” menu of your browser’s toolbar. Please note,if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.We will never retain your personal information for any longer than is necessary for the purposes we need to use it for.

6. Your Rights

You have rights relating to your personal data. These may include a right to:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction of your personal data.
  • Request erasure of your personal data.
  • Object to processing of your personal data.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data.
  • Request transfer of your personal data.
  • Withdraw consent.
  • Complain to your regulator – in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Some of these rights (such as the right to withdraw consent) can be exercised by unsubscribing from our email newsletters by clicking the link in the email newsletter. Others (such as the right to request correction of your data) can be exercised by amending details on your profile.

 

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact us [email protected] and clearly explain the information you are requesting.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity. This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.