Privacy Policy Statement

JOY respects the privacy of all individuals who use our site www.joythestore.com ("Website"). Ensuring the privacy and security of your personal information is very important to us. Our privacy policy statement is given below which explains what information we gather from you, how we use it and how you may control our use of your personal information. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.  If we make changes to this policy, we will notify you by updating this statement on our Website.

What information do we need?

To register with your own JOY account we will take information about you that you provide us with so that we can process your order, resister online, setting up or amending an account with us on our Website. For example:

  • Your name, your usernames, various delivery and payment addresses, email address, contact telephone numbers, passwords, and card details which can be used when placing an order.
  • When you sign-up to receive our newsletters, we may also collect optional information such as your name, post code, and product interests. We use this personal information to tailor our email messages and to enhance our product and service offerings.
  • Information that you provide if you report a problem with our website.
  • Information which you voluntarily disclose to us by email or other means;

When you contact us with a question, feedback or other comment, you may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address and telephone number. We collect this information to verify your identity and to help us promptly answer your question or respond to your comment or feedback. We may retain this information to assist you in the future. We also may use your feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our products or website.

  • Details of your visits to our website, including but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
  • We may obtain information about your use of our site to help us develop and improve it further.

What is the information used for?

We are the sole owner of the information collected on this Website. Your privacy is of the highest importance to us, and we promise never to sell your personal details to any outside company for mailing or marketing purposes without your express permission. The data we collect from you when you register is used in many different ways, our main uses of your information are explained above which in general is to process your orders, as well as to help us understand your needs and provide you with a better service. By giving us your email and home address we can also notify you of any important changes, promotions and special offers. We may also use certain information for statistical and survey purposes.

How we use your information:

  • We may use service providers to process data, and send emails in order to help us better understand your use of our website and refine and improve the it.
  • To create, update and maintain your account with us.
  • To handle orders, deliver products and process payments and refunds.
  • To communicate with you about your orders you have placed with JOY.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and your contact details.
  • For our statistical or survey purposes to improve this website and its services to you.
  • To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer and to allow you to participate in interactive features of our website where you have chosen to do so.
  • To prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our site and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.
  • If you consent, to provide you with the latest information about special offers and new products and services that we think may be of interest to or that you have requested from us where you have been consented to be contacted
  • To enter you in any competition, promotion or prize draw and for the purposes explained in the terms and conditions applicable to the competition, promotion or prize draw.
  • We may employ third party business partners to collect personal information on our behalf. In such cases, these third parties will be subject to confidentiality agreements and instructed to comply fully with the JOY Privacy Policy.

At all times, we will offer you the opportunity to unsubscribe out of any service or update to which you have subscribed if you change your mind as any e-mail we send you will contain unsubscribe link. Alternatively you can change your email preferences or opt out of all emails by logging into My Account or by contacting our customer service team on 02032 845 944 or by email  contactus@joythestore.com.

What information is shared with others?

We may contract with other companies in order to provide certain services such as shipping, name and address verification, credit card processing and management of promotions and market research. Please note we only provide these companies with the information they need to know to ensure your privacy is protected. These companies are prohibited from sharing your information with any other companies other than JOY.

All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable privacy laws. These companies are not authorised to use your information in any manner, other than in helping us to provide you with products and services.
JOY accepts a reasonable duty of care when it comes to keeping your information secure. Our website currently uses Sage Pay a Payment Service Provider System for our online transactions so you can therefore rest assured that we take the security of your payment and personal details very seriously. We may show your information to process your order, to provide services you request, for internal business analysis purpose or we may use personal information provided by you in order to conduct appropriate anti-fraud checks.

Use of third party sites

From time to time we may include third party links to and from the websites to our partner networks, advertisers and other third parties. To gain access to these services you need to register with these third parties directly. Each site has independent privacy policies, so we do advise you to review these when you visit each site. Please note we do not have any control over the content and service of the third party sites, therefore we can't accept any responsibility for any problems that you may encounter, please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

COOKIE POLICY

What is a Cookie?

We use cookies to keep track of your current shopping session so that we can store items in your shopping bag which adds to your personal shopping experience and making the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier. Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are downloaded onto your computer or mobile or other handheld device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and help your browser navigate through the website by allowing you to log in automatically or remembering settings you selected during earlier visits (among other functions).  Cookies do not harm your computer and most web browsers allow you to turn off cookies by clicking on the relevant menu on your web browser. If you do not collect cookies your user experience may be affected on our site.

Why do we use Cookies?

Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and allow you to make full use of the online shopping and personalised features available on this website. We do not use cookies to collect or record information such as your name, address or payment details.
We use cookies on this website for the following main purposes:

  • For technical purposes essential for the operation of this website, such as keeping track of your current shopping session and enabling you to proceed to checkout and pay for products.
  • When browsing or shopping online, the website will remember preferences you make (for example your user name, language or location). This makes your shopping experience easier and more personal and enjoyable.
  • Website analytics cookies used to measure and analyse how our customers use the website. This allows us to continuously improve our website and your shopping experience.
  • Targeting cookies or advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to you. In addition, they limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as helping us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
  • To enable us to fulfil our contractual obligations to third parties, for example to pay a partner if you have made a purchase on this website by following a link from their website.

By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device and access them when you visit the site in the future.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, cookies will be set when you access this website.  By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this Cookie Policy.  If you do not consent, you must either disable cookies or refrain from using this website.

You are able to choose whether you wish cookies to be turned on or off. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, the Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

IP Addresses

We may collect information about your computer including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

CORRECTION/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION

If your personal information changes (such as your address), or if you no longer desire our services, you may correct, update or remove your personal data by logging into My Account. Alternatively you can contact our customer service team on 0845 450 2899 or by email to contactus@joythestore.com.

YOUR CONSENT

By placing an order online, over the telephone or during the registration process you will be giving us your consent to contact you to offer promotional goods and services. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing, or to opt-out of receiving regular communications from us by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data or by emailing us at contactus@joythestore.com. If you withdraw your consent to use of your personal information we will stop such use as soon as reasonably practicable.

SECURITY

JOY accepts a reasonable duty of care when it comes to keeping your information secure. Our website currently uses Sage Pay a Payment Service Provider System for our online transactions so you can therefore rest assured that we take the security of your payment and personal details very seriously. We may show your information to process your order, to provide services you request, for internal business analysis purpose or we may use personal information provided by you in order to conduct appropriate anti-fraud checks.

We also protect all of your information off-line, and all of your information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer services representative) are granted access to your personal information. The servers on which we store your personal information are kept in a secure environment.

To access your account on our site, you will need to input your account and password details. You're responsible for maintaining the confidentially of your login details and any activities that occur under your account. If you have any concerns about your login details or think they have been misused, please contact our Customer Services straight away to let us know. We can deactivate your account at any time.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this policy please contact our Customer Service team at contactus@joythestore.com.