We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
salonspy is a trading name of SALONSPY LIMITED who are registered in England & Wales No. 07953308. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We take care to protect the privacy of our customers and users of our products and or services that communicate online or offline with us, at events, over the phone, through our mobile applications, websites, and social media platforms.
We only collect information that we know we will genuinely use and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The types of information that we may collect on you, or that you voluntarily provide to us on this website includes:
You are under no statutory or contractual requirement or obligation to provide us with your personal information; however we require at least the information above in order for us to deal with you as a customer or service user in an efficient and effective manner.
The legal basis for processing your data is based on your specific consent that we will have requested at the point the information was initially provided, therefore we will not store, process or transfer your data outside the parties detailed above unless we have an appropriate lawful reason to do so.
One instance where we will ask you for personally identifiable information is our review submission form. Upon submitting a review, you will be asked to consent to our data processing policy which is outlined within this document.
Once submitted, your review information will be processed and stored in the website application’s database.
Another instance where our website will ask you for personally identifiable information is our contact form. Upon completing your information, you will be asked to consent to our data processing policy which is outlined within this document.
Once submitted, your information will be processed and forwarded to us within a single email sent by the website application - no information will be stored in the website application's database.
When registering a personal account on salonspy, we will collect pieces of personally identifiable information from you which are required for us to create your account. This will be stored in the website application's database.
salonspy partners with salon software providers to enable salons to send SMS messages to their customers to prompt them to leave a review. The salonspy website application does not send SMS messages directly, and never receives your mobile number.
When a software partner wants to send an SMS message, they send a request to salonspy with some details about the booking, and we respond with a unique salonspy review link. This unique link is sent out in an SMS to the customer by the software partner's system, and allows the salonspy system to verify the review as being for a verified appointment. The data salonspy receives includes;
This appointment data is stored in the salonspy website application database. Any personally identifiable information is encrypted before storage.
As an additional measure, we also exclude URLs for the API (the service which software partners use to communicate with salonspy) from our server logs to ensure that data is not logged elsewhere.
If you have received an unwanted SMS message from a salon with a link to salonspy, please follow up with your salon directly as they will be able to update your records.
You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar's storing of data about your usage of our site, and Hotjar's use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.
We may share your personal data with other organisations in the following circumstances:
From time to time we may send you relevant offers and news about our business, products and services in a number by email, but only if you have consented to receive these marketing communications.
When interacting with our website, you may be asked if you'd like to sign-up to receive our email marketing communications and will you be asked explicitly to opt-in to receiving these.
You can change your Email Marketing subscription anytime by editing your preferences or unsubscribing altogether via the link at the bottom of any of our email marketing communications or by contacting us via the details at the end of this policy.
You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you in many circumstances, by making a request. This is sometimes termed ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you (or someone else on your behalf), we will provide it to you or them free of charge and aim to do so within 30 days from when your identity has been confirmed.
We would ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information.
If any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, you may ask us to correct it.
You have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more, to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long or have its processing restricted in certain circumstances.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) regulates data protection and privacy matters in the UK. They make a lot of information accessible to consumers on their website and they ensure that the registered details of all data controllers such as ourselves are available publicly.
You can make a complaint to the ICO at any time about the way we use your information. However, we hope that you would consider raising any issue or complaint you have with us first. Your satisfaction is extremely important to us, and we will always do our very best to solve any problems you may have.
If you would like to exercise any of these above rights, please contact us via the details listed at the very end of this policy.
We retain a record of your personal information in order to provide you with a high quality and consistent service. We will always retain your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and never retain your information for longer than is necessary.
When using this website, you may be able to share information through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. For example, when you 'like', 'share' or review our Services. When doing this, your personal information may be visible to the providers of those social networks and/or their other users. Please remember it is your responsibility to set appropriate privacy settings on your social network accounts so you are comfortable with how your information is used and shared on them.
Data security is of great importance to salonspy and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your collected data.
We take security measures to protect your information including:
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when a website is loaded within your chosen browser. They are widely used to 'remember' you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a 'session cookie') or for multiple repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as 'first party cookies'), or by other websites who serve up content on that site ('third party cookies').
When (as the user) you consent to one of the optional cookie categories, Cookie Control will place a cookie to remember that decision. The name of the cookie will be the name of the category specified within the Cookie Control widget itself. That cookie will be removed when you (the user) revokes consent to that category.
These are the cookies that are essential for this website to perform its basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
Strictly Necessary Cookies are highlighted with a double asterisk (**) in the tables below:
|Category||Cookie Name||Cookie Description||Duration|
|salonspy||CAKEPHP **||Used to manage session state for users of the application.||Session|
|ssp_auth **||Used to manage login state for users of the application.||Session|
|Cloudflare||__cfduid **||The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.||1 year|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|_gat_UA||Used to throttle request rate.||1 minute|
|Hotjar||_hjClosedSurveyInvites||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.||1 year|
|_hjDonePolls||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.||1 year|
|_hjMinimizedPolls||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.||1 year|
|_hjDoneTestersWidgets||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.||1 year|
|_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.||1 year|
|_hjIncludedInSample||Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.||1 year|
The most popular web browsers typically provide additional tools to users for controlling or restricting cookies on their device. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you would like to exercise one of your rights as set out earlier in this policy, or you have a question or a complaint about this policy, the way your personal information is processed, please contact us by one of the following means:
Assigned Data Protection Officer: Adam Thomas, Director and Founder
By email: email@example.com
By post: 14 RESERVOIR STREET, SALFORD, MANCHESTER, M6 5WB
This Policy was last updated on Thursday 24th May 2018