Privacy Policy

At THE FABRIC SALES we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This notice describes what personal data we collect, how we will use that data and how we keep your data safe. For additional information regarding our services, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

If you have a question that is not answered here, or if you would like more information about how we collect, use and store your personal data, you can contact us at any time by emailing hello@thefabricsales.com.

1. WHO IS THE DATA CONTROLLER?  

Under the data protection law, the data controller is responsible for ensuring that your data is held securely, that you are given accurate information about how your data is used, and that your rights regarding your data are respected.

THE FABRIC SALES' web shop is owned and run by The Fabric Sales Ltd. , Avenue Jean Volders 20, 1060 Brussels, Belgium. 

Should you have any queries about our use of your personal data, please email hello@thefabricsales.com

 2. WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT? 

We collect and process only the data that is required to allow us to provide our services to you. We collect the following data when you browse or shop at www.thefabricsales.com

a) We process the personal data required to complete and despatch your purchase, including your name, billing address, delivery address, payment details, mobile number, telephone number and email address. We collect your email address in order to send you confirmation of your order; we collect your telephone number so that we can contact you if there are any issues with the order.

b) We collect your email address when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

c) If you register for a THE FABRIC SALES account, we collect your name, email address, password, country, day and month of birth and additional information regarding your favorite fabrics and your marketing preferences.

d) We collect and process data about your browsing on www.thefabricsales.com, including the pages you visit and how you interact with these pages. If you have registered for an account, we collect browsing data about your access to the dedicated areas of the website.

e) If you are a customer of www.thefabricsales.com, or if you have given us your consent, we collect and process your personal data for direct marketing activities.

f) If you provide us with someone else's data - for example, if you purchase a product to be delivered to a friend or as a gift - we will collect and process the personal data required to complete the transaction such as the name, delivery address and other contact details for your friend. If you are receiving an item as a gift, we will process your data only to fulfil the gift request and our contractual obligations.

3. HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT? 

We collect and process your personal data for the following purposes:

a) To fulfil our contract with you, including taking payment, shipping and delivery;

b) To provide you with relevant information about our products and services via our marketing communications and advertising;

c) To help you take full advantage of our website, including placing and holding items in your shopping bag.

d) To improve the performance of our website and our promotion of the website;

e) To send you updates to important information such as our Terms & Conditions.

 

4. WHAT IS OUR LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA? 

Under the Law we must have a valid reason for using your personal data and we may not collect, store or use data about you that is not compatible with that reason. There are four valid reasons for our use of your personal data:

5. WHO WILL PROCESS YOUR DATA? 

Your personal data will be processed by the internal staff of THE FABRIC SALES  who have been specifically trained and authorized for this processing.

Your personal data will also be transmitted to third parties that we use to provide our services; these parties have been rigorously assessed and offer a guarantee of compliance with the legislation on the processing of personal data. These parties have been designated as data processors and carry out their activities according to the instructions given by THE FABRIC SALES . 

The third parties in question belong to the following categories: couriers.

Under some circumstances we may be required to disclose or share your data without your consent, for example if we are required by the police, the courts or for other legal reasons. Your data may be transmitted to the police, judicial and administrative authorities, in accordance with the law, for the investigation and prosecution of crimes, the prevention of and protection from threats to public security, to allow THE FABRIC SALES to ascertain, exercise or defend a right in court, as well as for other reasons related to the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

We may also transfer your personal data to a buyer or potential buyer in the event that our assets are acquired by another organization. The purchaser will be required by law to use your personal data only as described in this Privacy Policy.

6. HOW LONG TO WE KEEP YOUR DATA?

We keep your personal data for a limited period of time in line with our data retention policy. The specific retention period will vary according to the reason for processing your personal data. After this period, your data will be permanently erased or otherwise irreversibly rendered anonymous.

Your personal data are retained in accordance with the following criteria:

When you have purchased goods from www.thefabricsales.com, we will retain the billing data until the end of the relevant accounting period, normally seven years from the billing date;

When you make a payment, we will retain your payment details up to the certification of the payment and the completion of the relevant administrative-accounting formalities regarding your right of withdrawal and the terms applied for the disputing of the payment;

When you provide us with personal data in order to use the services of www.thefabricsales.com, such as marketing communications subscription, we will keep your data for this purpose until the termination of the service or until you cancel your subscription to the service;

When we use your personal data and browsing history to analyse your behaviour in order to customise the website and to show you personalised sales offers, we will keep the data for analytical purposes until you ask us to delete it;

When we use personal data for market research and satisfaction surveys, we will keep the data until you ask us to stop.

 

7. YOUR RIGHTS 

You have the right to request a copy of the data that we hold about you (and we will provide this to you free of charge once we have confirmed your identity).

If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal data, please email or write to us using the contact details in this policy.

If we do hold data about you we will:

  • give you a description of it
  • tell you why we are holding it
  • tell you who it could be shared with
  • tell you how long we will keep the data
  • if the data was not provided by you, we will give you any available information such as the source of the data
  • tell you if the data has been used for automated decision making
  • let you have a concise and clear copy of the data

You have the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the personal data we hold about you and to stop us using your data until it has been corrected. We want to make sure that your personal data is accurate and up to date and we will be happy to correct or remove data you think is inaccurate. You can also update your own information at any time by logging into My Account at www.thefabricsales.com.

You have the right at any time to oppose our processing of your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest. You will need to explain the reasons behind your request and allow us to consider your request and respond.

You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data. After receiving and reviewing your request, if legitimate it will be our responsibility to cease processing promptly and to delete your personal data.

You have the right to receive a copy of your data that we process based on your consent or on the basis of a contract with you in a standard format. If you wish, where technically possible, we can transfer your data directly to a third party indicated by you.

To ensure that the data of our users are not subject to breaches or illegitimate use by third parties, we will ask you to confirm your identity before carrying out your request.

 

8. SECURITY

We protect your personal data with specific technical and organisational security measures aimed at preventing your personal data from being used illegitimately or fraudulently.

9. COMPLAINTS 

If you believe that THE FABRIC SALES is processing your personal data in contravention of the Law, you can file a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for compliance with the rules on personal data protection.

 

10. CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review in order to reflect changes in our services and in privacy regulation. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 20th January 2020.