Privacy Policy


This Policy applies to our websites, web  applications, products or services that link to this policy or do not have a separate privacy policy (collectively our “Services”).

This purpose of this privacy policy is to give you a better understanding of:

·              what information we collect;

·              how we use that information;

·              how this information is shared;

·              your rights; and

·              other useful privacy and security related matters.

We hope you take the time to read this policy. It is important to check back often for updates to this policy. If we make changes we consider to be important, we will let you know by placing a notice on the relevant Service and/or contact you using other methods such as email.

Who is the Data Controller?

The BusterBox data controller is SoobyBox Limited T/A BusterBox of Unit 6 Abbey Business Park, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13, D13 N738, Ireland. (Herein known as BusterBox)

 

And, what about the Data Protection Officer, or is it DPO?

Yes, BusterBox have appointed a Data Protection Officer ('DPO'). While our DPO can be reached at [email protected], our Customer Service team will be your initial point of contact if you wish to exercise your rights. Please see the 'Your Rights' section below.

 

Information we collect

When you use our Services, we collect the following types of information:

 

Information you provide us:

We collect information about you during the account registration process for any of our Services. This information may include, but is not limited to your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, credit/debit card details and any other details as might be requested from you for the purpose of registration and/or continued use of our products or Services.

We may also collect information from you if you request information or customer support.

Additional Information collected:

We may also collect the following information:

1.           name, contact information and message if you contact us or participate in a survey, contest or promotion;

2.           details such as traffic information, location data and other communication data (including IP address and browser type) collected by your availing of the Services;

3.           device information including unique device identified;

4.           pages visited and content viewed, links and buttons clicked, URLs visited before and after you use our Service. For more information about cookies and how to manage them please see our Cookie Policy.

5.           information and communications on forums on our websites, including chat rooms and message boards, blog comments, profile comments, and chat messaging with customer service operators or other users;

6.           your betting, gaming, deposits, payments, payment method and other account transactions - these are routinely analysed to assist us in improving the Services we provide to you;

7.           your telephone or Live Chat conversations – either to place an order or a customer service call;

8.           your response to marketing campaigns from us or through our third parties i.e. open/click on such emails;

9.           your social media profile details (name, profile photo and other information you make available to us) when you connect with or contact us through a social media account;

10.      information derived based on profiling activity (see below); and

11.      information from third party databases to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

12.      Your dog(s)’ name, birthdate, size, breed and other defining characteristics such as activity level, preferences, weight and dietary requirements or allergies.

 

Third Party and Publicly Available Sources

Not all the personal information we hold about you will always come directly from you. We may also collect information from third parties such as our partners, service providers and publicly available websites (i.e. social media platforms), to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, offer Services we think may be of interest, to help us maintain data accuracy and provide and enhance the Services.

If you log into one of our products through Facebook, Facebook provides us with some of your Facebook user details. We may use these details for the purposes of our registration process and to market our products and Services to you on Facebook.

 

Cookie Collection

We collect browser and cookie information when you first navigate to our websites. We use cookies to give you a better customer experience and for use of access. Certain cookies may allow you to leave and re-enter our Websites without re-entering your password. This will be monitored by a web server. For more information on the use of cookies, how you can control their use, and information relating to our internet-based and mobile advertising, see our cookies policy.

How do we use this information

We process personal information for these Services- and business-related purposes:

 

·              Account setup, verification and management: We use personal information such as your name, email address, phone number, and information about your device to set up and administer your account, provide technical and customer support and training, verify your identity, process payment information and send important account and Service information.


As a condition to using our Services, we may ask you to share your precise geolocation so we can ensure that we are authorised to provide the Services to you in your location. The above processing is required in order for us to provide the Services to you pursuant to our terms and conditions

To verify your age and accuracy of your registration details, including disclosure of such information to third parties e.g. financial institutions and third party reference agencies. This is required for the purpose of our complying with our legal obligations 

We may also use personal information to enforce our terms and conditions.

·              Personalisation: We use personal information to deliver and suggest tailored content to personalise your experience with our Services. This is processing which is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests in delivering or presenting relevant content to our customers.

·              Marketing and events: Subject to any preferences you have expressed (where applicable), we use personal information to deliver marketing and event communications to you across various platforms, such as email, telephone, text messaging, direct mail, online, push notification or otherwise. We will do this during the period of your relationship with us and, unless specifically instructed otherwise by you, for a reasonable period of time after the relationship has ended in order to inform you about products, services, promotions and special offers which we think may be of interest to you. 

If we send you a marketing email or SMS, it will include instructions on how to opt out of receiving these marketing communications in the future. You can also manage your information through your customer login area when you login to your account. Please allow up to 48 hours for any changes you make to your marketing preferences to be fully processed. Please remember that even if you opt out of receiving marketing emails, we may still send you important Service information related to your accounts and subscriptions. 

Most browsers and applications also allow you to control notifications settings. For example, when you first download our application on IOS, you will be asked to allow or block notifications from our application. Please refer to your browser/app settings for full details. 

We will, from time to time, send you marketing material which may of particular interest to you based upon your behaviours i.e. your purchase and subscription activity, trends and interests. These marketing messages will provide you with information about the products, services, active promotions or offers available to you by BusterBox and information about products and services provided by our selected partners and third parties. 

Except where we use your personal data for marketing purposes on the basis of your prior written consent and subject to any opt out preferences you notify to us in respect of electronic direct marketing communications, we process personal data for marketing purposes as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests in promoting our products and services. 

We may publish customer names and images, along with any prizes received through our promotions, on our websites in accordance with our legitimate interests.

 

·              Risk Management: In order to provide the Services to you and for our legitimate purposes, we process personal data to evaluate and manage risks to our business.

 

·              Show and measure ads and Services: We use a combination of information collected such as advertising cookies, your email address and your onsite activity to show you targeted and relevant advertisement on a selection of whitelisted websites across the world wide web and social media websites. This information can also be used to measure and analyse the effectiveness and reach of these ads, to help us improve and refine our marketing strategy in accordance with our legitimate interests.

 

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·              Surveys and polls: If you choose to participate in a survey or poll, any personal information you provide may be used for marketing or market research purposes in accordance with our legitimate interests.

·              Diagnostics, research and development: We use personal information for internal research and development purposes, to help diagnose system problems, to administer our websites, to improve and test the features and functions of our Services, to develop new content, products and services. To carry out testing and analysis. This processing is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests.

·              Messaging, and community forums: A number of our Services provide features including website messaging services, and community forums or blog comments for collaboration, peer connection, games, and information exchange purposes. Depending upon the Service, the personal information you choose to post, share, upload, or make available is public and visible to others who use those Services. You should never post or share any information that is confidential or about others unless you have permission to do so. We may use information you provide in community and event profiles and forums to personalise your experience and to make content and peer connection recommendations. These services may have their own Terms of Use and, where appropriate, their own privacy statements.

·              Legal and regulatory obligations: We may be required to use and retain personal information for legal and compliance reasons, such as the prevention, detection, or investigation of a crime; or fraud. We may also use personal information to meet our internal and external audit requirements, information security purposes, and as we otherwise believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, which may include laws outside your country of residence; and (b) to respond to requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities, which may include such authorities outside your country of residence.

·              Profiling: In accordance with our legitimate interests detailed below or to comply with our legal obligations, we carry out profiling and analysis based upon your location data, age, interests and behaviours for the following purposes:

1.           Customer segmentation to offer you tailored products and services, and more relevant marketing. For example, if you indicate your dog is a certain breed or size, we will aim to primarily send you marketing material related to your interest to the products your dog may like;

2.           Risk and trading analysis; and

3.           Licensing and legal obligations i.e. Age Verification, prevention of fraud or commission of a crime.

·              Other purposes: We may be required to use and retain personal information for; loss prevention; and to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or those of other persons in accordance with our legitimate interests.

 

How is the information shared

Your personal information may be transferred or disclosed, subject to appropriate agreement, to third parties, for the processing of that personal information based on our instructions and in compliance with this policy and any other appropriate confidentially and security measures.

 

Our third-party service providers & partners:

BusterBox may, from time to time, retain trusted third parties to process your information to provide us with services globally, including for customer support, information technology, payments, sales, marketing, data analysis, research and surveys. As part our agreements with our partners, we may be required to share your information for the purposes of calculating fees and benefits owed.

 

Third parties for legal reasons:

We will share personal information when we believe it is required, such as:

·              To comply with legal obligations and respond to requests from government agencies, including law enforcement and other public authorities, which may include such authorities outside your country of residence;

·              In the event of a merger, sale, restructure, acquisition, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings); and

·              To protect our rights, users, systems, and Services.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you, as a data subject have a number of rights which are detailed below. Some of these only apply in specific circumstances and are qualified in several respects by exemptions in data protection legislation. We will advise you in our response to your request if we are relying on any such exemptions.

 

·              Access to personal data: You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. Should you wish to make such a request, please see the Contact Us