This website is owned and operated by James Hailes trading as Kent Kids Parties.
We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy in line with new EU-wide
Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
This policy explains (hopefully in plain English) how and why we use information you
have given us and how we keep it secure. GDPR also gives you new rights and
much more control over your personal data. We’ll tell you about all this this below as
2. How do we collect information from you?
Obviously we collect information about you when you contact us about products and
services. We also collect limited information when you visit our website via cookies.
These help us improve and personalise our site. We’ve explained more about both in
sections 3 and 4 below.
3. What are cookies and how do we use them?
work away in the background to help website owners measure how visitors interact
with website content.
For example, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google
Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. Google then
give us reports with information like the number of views we get for a particular page
on our website so we know what’s popular and what’s not. These cookies will not
contain personally identifiable information about you.
can easily turn off cookies in your browser settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
4. How we handle information collected when you contact us about products or services?
GDPR requires all businesses to have a lawful basis to process personal data about
a customer/prospective customer. The law sets out six different lawful bases to
choose from. Business owners have to explain to you how and when we process
your data and the legal basis for each occurance. Currently our processing fits into
three of the six available bases.
‘Contractual’ basis – this is when processing you data is obvious and necessary,
for example you submit an enquiry and ask us to get back to you or you contact us to
book a show. Please be assured, we will only use this data for the purposes of
offering relevant services to you.
‘Legitimate Interests’ basis – we may contact you again after we have provided our
services. For example we often send an email thanking you for hiring us and we
might email you in the future to remind you about our services. The law says
businesses cannot send marketing emails or texts to individuals without specific
consent. However, there is a limited exception if you are a previous customer as long
as we only contact you about the same or similar products. The jargon for this is ‘soft
opt-in’ – so no affirmative consent required.
‘Legal Obligation’ basis – some processing is necessary because we have to
comply with the law. For example, when you hire our services. HMRC require us to
keep records for at least 5 years.
5. Security of your data
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated
securely. We will absolutely not share your information with third parties for
a) When you call, email or contact us via our website, any personal information
you give is recorded and stored electronically. We do not keep any paper
b) We use Google as our email provider. Google services are compliant with
GDPR and email is encrypted by default.
c) We use a third party LiveChat provider, Tawk.to. They enable customers to
chat with us online in real time. If you use the LiveChat on our site we will
only use any data you supply in accordance with our legal obligations above.
Tawk.to use Google Cloud data-storage which is fully compliant with GDPR.
More here https://www.google.com/cloud/security/gdpr.
d) We use a third party CRM (Customer Relationship Management) provider,
Giggio. Giggio are fully GDPR compliant. When we enter information into
Giggio it is fully Encrypted (SSL). More details are here
e) We use a third party form provider, Jot Form. When you fill in an enquiry or
booking form on our website the information is sent across a protected 256 bit
SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection that uses a SHA256 Certificate. This
is the same level of protection used by online banking or e-commerce
f) We use a third party accounting provider, Mazuma. For HMRC purposes they
record details of our bookings and the customers who hired us. When we
pass personal information across the Mazuma portal it’s protected with a 256
bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection.
6. Your rights under GDPR
(GDPR) provides increased rights for individuals and below is the full list. They don’t
apply in all circumstances. However, if you wish to exercise any of these rights
please contact us using the details below and we’ll be happy to help.
● The right to be informed about the processing of your personal information.
● The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have
incomplete personal information completed.
● The right to object to processing of your personal information.
● The right to restrict processing of your personal information.
● The right to have your personal information erased (the “right to be forgotten”).
● The right to request access to your personal information and to obtain information
about how we process it.
● The right to move, copy or transfer your personal information (“data portability”).
● Rights in relation to automated decision making which has a legal effect or
otherwise significantly affects you.
7. How you can complain
a. If you are not happy with how we handle your data or you have any
complaint then you should tell us by email. Our address is
b. If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal
information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information
Commissioner’s Office. This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
8. Contact details
You can contact us:
a. by post, to 53b West Street, MAIDSTONE, ME17 1HX.
b. using our website contact form
c. by telephone, on 01622 858168 or 07956 495538
d. by email, using firstname.lastname@example.org