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We respect your data – What is GDPR?

We respect your data – What is GDPR?  We are sure you are starting to realise that your are getting LOTS of emails in your in boxes asking your to agree to the relationship you currently have with companies you communicate with. Some ask you to do nothing but read their privacy policy. Some ask for email confirmations. WE ARE ON IT TOO.

If you are already one of our “Pack” and signed up then your next fun and fact packed newsletter will give your the the opportunity.

GDPR and you


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a series of changes to the way that data is captured, used and managed for everyone in the EU. The purpose of this regulation is to give everyone better control of the data that can be captured and used about them. Any person you hold information on has the right to request you erase their data. So if an individual asks you to remove their data from your systems, you have to do so.

When does it come into effect?

25th May 2018 all UK companies are getting their reports and assessments in order.

Who will this affect?

To trade and keep your dogs happy we ask you to enter data for your orders on and then keep you up to date with offers or news via our marketing or business communications. If you have an inkling that’s you, you’ll need to review your processes and ensure they’re compliant by the deadline. So what are we doing to be GD


PR compliant?

1. Forms: Active opt-in

Our Contact Us forms on our websites being prepared, which will invite our visitors to subscribe to newsletters or indicate their contact preferences.

2. Privacy Policy

In addition to the above, we need to clearly set out the options separately and in plain English. For example, the acceptance of our terms and conditions needs to be clearly separated from our contact permissions. It needs to be totally unambiguous what action you are taking by selecting these options.

3. Make it easy to withdraw consent

It is going to be as easy to withdraw your permission should your circumstances change and you just say no. How? Simple. Just send us a


message to us at requesting your data being removed. Also you can use our contact us page.

5. Named parties

We have ensured our third parties all have adequate protections in place to protect your data. (WordPress/Web designer Seemore Graphics/Mailchimp/Reviews/Google/Paypal etc)

6. Privacy notice and terms and conditions

Currently, we are updating our Privacy Policy on Staglers website to reference GDPR terminology. So, we only keep your information on the website if you purchase, Paypal have their own policy for holding payment for a certain period of time. We hold the information for up to 7 years in line with HMRC business requirements.

Your data is used to process orders, market to you and communicate with you by email etc. We are collecting your data by sign up or when you choose to make a purchase on or you choose to contact us. i.e Facebook for social media)

7. Online payments

As an e-commerce businesses, using a payment gateway for financial transactions, we are aware of our own website collects personal data before passing the details onto the payment gateway.

Our website stores and records the personal details after the information has been passed on, we will then remove remove any personal information after 7 years. 

8. Third-party tracking software


Cookie policy are in place.

9. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track user behaviour. Luckily, it’s always been an anonymous tracking system — there’s no “personal data” being collected. Nevertheless, Google has stated their commitment to complying with applicable data protection laws. They said they’re working hard to prepare for the new changes and have placed keeping user information safe as one of their highest priorities. You can read all about it here.

10. Assessing our existing data

We have a good understanding and documented record of the data you hold. We are asking for your express permission on email and marketing and you will be removed if you do not sign in. This will give us a clean slate moving forward for all marketing.

11. And finally, Staglers site and CMS security

Staglers has HTTPS to send data over an encrypted connection It has SSL certificate. Our CMS provider has also addressed this.

So there you have it! Our new Privacy Policy is comprehensive (written and goes live before 25th May 2018) and, at the end of the day, we want to communicate with our loyal, regular customers who buy into what we do here at Staglers.



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