Your data matters
Looking after the personal information you share with us is important. We would like to tell you when we collect your information, what we use it for, who we share it with and how we look after it.
City Plumbing Supplies Holdings Limited (trading as City Plumbing, PTS and The Bathroom Showroom) is part of the Highbourne Group of companies.
This is our privacy notice, telling you what data we collect, what we do with it, who helps us process it and how you can exercise your rights with regards to your personal information.
Our Privacy Promise:
The protection of your privacy and personal information is important to us. We make sure that not only do we have appropriate security measures in place, but that any other organisation we work with to provide a service also meets the same standard as us.
We will respect your privacy. You should receive marketing emails only from us. We will make sure that any boxes you need to tick if you are happy to receive marketing are presented clearly and at an appropriate time.
We will make it clear at the point when we request your information, what we are collecting it for and how we are going to use it.
We will collect and use your personal information only if we have your permission or we have sensible business reasons for doing so.
We will minimise the amount of information we collect from you to what we need to deliver the product and services you have requested.
We will be clear in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.
We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected and we will make sure we store it safely, and delete it securely.
Do remember that our websites are accessible via the internet. Please remember that if you post any comments or links on any of our sites that they can be read and accessed by anyone and everyone.
Who we are:
City Plumbing Supplies Holdings Limited is a company registered in England with the number 02489546 and is part of the Highbourne Group of companies. Our address is Highbourne House, Eldon Way, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SL. We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s office – our registration number is Z1656911.
The Highbourne Group of companies is Highbourne Group Limited (company number 06216887 and whose registered address is Lodge Way House Lodge Way, Harlestone Road, Northampton, England, NN5 7UG) and its subsidiary companies (as defined in s1159 Companies Act 2006) and any references to Group shall be construed accordingly.
What information we collect about you and how do we use it:
If you are a customer, we collect personal data to:
Respond to your enquiries, complaints or rights requests.
Quote for, or provide, a service.
Keep you informed about our products and services.
Process orders, and to follow up on orders that are not completed.
Arrange visits to your home or premises to carry out a survey or installation.
Manage your account, including verifying your identity if necessary.
Manage your credit account, including carrying out credit checks.
Notify you about important changes or developments to our site or services
Manage deliveries, returns and refunds
Process competition entries
Deal with product liability issues
Deal with enquiries and complaints
Manage claims and for insurance purposes
Manage record keeping
Use your purchase history to manage rebates and supplier claimbacks
Conduct market research
Publish trends and/or to improve usefulness and content of our website
Track activity on our site and to provide a more personalised online experience
Link with social media sites and services, for example, for advertising purposes
If you are a supplier, we collect personal data to:
Process and manage orders
Manage deliveries, installations, returns and refunds
Deal with product liability issues
Manage accounts, including conducting credit and other background checks where applicable
Notify you about important changes or developments to our websites, services and policies
Manage our supply chain
Handle rights requests, enquiries and complaints
Manage claims and for insurance purposes
Manage record keeping.
Conduct Market Research
This personal information may include, but is not limited to the following details:
Name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, copies of identification, account name
Delivery addresses, payment details, contact information, complaint / enquiry information, delivery photographs, survey and installation details
Identification, purchase history and trends, credit limits, contact information, account activity, log in details
AML and credit check results, fraud investigation
Like many websites, our server logs capture details of your operating system, browser software, IP (Internet Protocol) address and Uniform Resource Locator (URL), including the date and time of your visit.
Sometimes information about you might be provided to us by another source such as:
Next of kin / delegated authorities
Your employer in partnership/business with us
Credit / Default Agencies
Third-party service affiliates or suppliers who have sought your consent
We do record and/or monitor some telephone calls
For example calls to our customer services teams. We do this for the following purposes:
Training and quality control
As evidence of conversations
For the prevention or detection of crime (e.g. fraudulent claims)
What legal basis do we use to process this information?
When a business like ours processes your data we have to have a legal reason for doing so, which is also known as the legal basis. There are a number of legal bases which may differ depending on the type of personal data we are processing and for what purpose. We’d like to explain this in as clear a way as possible:
When you sign up to something like the receipt of marketing emails, this is done with your Consent.
Where you provide data to us so that we can fulfil a service, e.g. set up of an account, provision of a quote or estimate, or an order, this is a Contract.
If we need to process your information because other laws and regulations tell us to, we do so under a Legal Obligation, e.g. maintaining a record of a transaction.
Additional contact with you after you have made a purchase, for example telling you about another closely related product or service is processed under Legitimate Interest.
This is also the legal basis we use to nurture the business relationships that we have with our commercial partners.
We also use Legitimate Interest where we identify suspected criminal activity such as fraudulent claims or the use of stolen payment card details, we will record details of the suspected criminal activity and may take appropriate action, including refusing to accept orders, make payments or give refunds. We may also report the incident to the relevant bank or payment card issuer or to the police or other appropriate authorities.
Some data is classified as ‘special category’ and requires particular protection. As a rule we do not not collect this type of data for customers, visitors to our website or suppliers. If we do need to process this data we will obtain Explicit Consent to do so or we will use our right in Establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim.
Occasionally we may need to process criminal conviction data. In this situation we use Legal Claims i.e. processing in connection with legal or potential legal proceedings, obtaining legal advice or establishing, defending and/or exercising legal rights.
We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information of children under the age of 16, because the mechanisms whereby we collect personal information are not applicable to this age group.
Who we share data with:
Like most organisations, we engage service providers to assist us in ensuring our business runs smoothly and our ability to provide continued services. We work with a large number of suppliers who provide products and delivery services to us.
We will only provide these third parties with the information they need to deliver the service we have engaged them for and they are prohibited from using that information for any other reason. Whenever we share personal information about our customers or visitors to our website with these third parties, we will put in place contracts which require the protection of the personal information.
Your information may be shared within the Highbourne Group of companies for account management (including credit accounts), analysis and reporting.
Your personal data may be disclosed to the following third parties:
Tax, customs and excise authorities
Regulators, courts and the police
Fraud screening agencies
Duplicate payment reviewers
Central and local government
Other professional advisors
In order to process any application for credit we will supply your personal information to credit reference agencies (CRAs) and they will give us information about you, such as about your financial history. We do this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check your identity, manage your account, trace and recover debts and prevent criminal activity. We will also continue to exchange information about you with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including about your settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time. CRAs will share your information with other organisations. The identities of the CRAs, and the ways in which they use and share personal information, are explained in more detail at experian.co.uk/legal and transunion.co.uk/legal/privacy-centre.
We may also disclose your personal information if we believe that the disclosure is necessary to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or otherwise protect and defend our rights, property or the safety of our customers and other users of the website.
We may disclose and/or transfer your personal information in connection with a reorganisation of all or part of our business, if the majority of our shares are bought by another company or if we transfer all or some of our assets to another company.
Links to other websites
Links may be provided on our website to other websites that are not operated by us. If you use these links, you will leave our website. You should note that we are not responsible for the contents of any third party website. External sites will have their own privacy policies which you should read carefully.
Our Marketing activities
You may receive direct marketing from us if you have signed up to this or where we have a previous relationship, e.g. if you have bought products and services from us before. You have the right to stop receiving this marketing material at any time.
If you have an online account you can access, update and correct your personal information – including your marketing choices – using the account management facilities.
You can opt out of receiving emails or text marketing at any time by using the unsubscribe option in any email message you receive. v
You can opt out of postal and telephone marketing by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer not to receive marketing which is tailored to suit your customer profile, please contact us at: email@example.com and confirm which accounts this affects. You will still receive generic marketing unless you opt out of receiving marketing entirely.
We may use direct or anonymised information to engage in data analysis, data matching and profiling activities for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to:
Website Activity (cookie history)
Investigation and identification of fraud, money laundering and other potential unauthorised activities,
Financial Viability analysis/reports
Business partner/client portfolio position, performance, risk positions
Credit defaulting / exposure
Cookies are little packets of data that sit on our website, in some cases to make it work, and in some cases to add additional services. For more information about cookies, how to look after them, even how to turn them off, please visit our Our Privacy Portal
If you are making a request on behalf of someone else please complete this form.
We have an obligation to respond within one month of receiving your request. If your request is a complex one, the response time can be extended by up to two months. We will let you know about the extended response date, alongside an explanation, within the original one-month time frame.
If required, identification will be requested within the one-month time frame and only limited to what is necessary for confirmation. We might require a copy of your driving licence, passport or a utility bill. We will only request these details via Our Privacy Portal.
If we are not able to comply with a request we will inform you of this within the one-month time frame and provide an explanation outlining our justification.
Your right to complain
If you do not agree with our reasoning you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: +44 303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)
Changes to this Privacy Notice
If we make changes to our privacy notice we will show you what they are here. If these changes are significant, we may also choose to email relevant individuals with new details. If we are required by law, we will obtain your consent to make these changes.