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The Skiers Lounge UK Privacy Policy & Cookies

Here at Ski & Snowboard LTD we care about our customer's data. To help us to operate our business and serve our customers we require personal data.

Our Privacy Policy will explain to you what data we retain, how we use this data within our business, where this data will be distributed and why we require personal data to serve our customers.

It is worded to comply with UK and EU laws and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). If you do not understand anything in our policy and have a query please do get in touch and we will be happy to answer your questions further.

Who or what is Ski And Snowboard LTD? is an e-commerce website for Ski And Snowboard LTD, based in West Sussex, United Kingdom.
Within this privacy policy, any reference to 'The Skiers Lounge' ‘Ski & Snowboard Wax’, 'SASWax', ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to Ski & Snowboard LTD.
For the purposes of our Privacy Policy and the use of our websites, the Data Controller is Ski And Snowboard LTD.

What law, jurisdiction and terms does Ski & Snowboard Wax work within?

We are based in West Sussex. All contracts and transactions will be subject to the law and jurisdiction of England and Wales.

Wherever you buy from us, our contract of sale is tied to the law of England and Wales. We of course will comply with all local laws regarding the sale of goods.

Compliance with the Law – Legal Compliance
In some instances the law may require us to process your personal data, to protect our customers, and our business. We screen our orders to help prevent payment fraud, to protect our genuine customers and those targeted by fraudsters.

Legal Consent
We are UK based and follow the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). This means in the course of conducting business we will in certain situations collect data and process it, with your consent. For example, if you are offered the chance to sign up to our email newsletters, and tick a box giving consent.

Processing Orders – Contractual Obligations
For us to process your order fully and within the law, we need a customer’s personal data to adhere to any contractual obligations.

All of our orders are shipped from our warehouse using a variety of couriers. We will need to pass your name and address information to that courier for them to deliver your order to you

Use of your data due to Legitimate Interest
As a commercial business, we may utilise your data to conduct business of a legitimate interest to you, which will not affect your statutory rights, or impact your freedom to request further information or easy deletion of this data.

This may mean that we might contact you to make tailored offers based on your past history with us. We may also aggregate this data to help us make business decisions about new and existing products and services.

The data may also be used to help provide a customised online advertising experience in your browser on various devices.

How or Where Do We Collect Personal Data?

We collect data when you make a purchase from us online or via our customer service centre by phone. If you checkout as a guest, we will only retain the data required to process your transaction.

We will use and collect your data when you create a website account – whether you proceed to purchase or not.

Your personal data will be collected when you enter a competition or draw via our website, social media or at an event.

We will collect data about you when you engage with us on social media.

Data will be collected when you write a product review on our website or comment on an existing review, or answer a question on a product page.

When you contact our customer service department to resolve a query or complaint we will collect and utilise your data.

When you have expressly given a third party permission to share your data with us we may do so. We will not contact you without this consent if we do not have a Legitimate Interest to rightfully do so.

What Data Do You Collect?

We retain the information requested on the customer or guest checkout on our website – Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Billing and Delivery Address, your Email Address and Contact Telephone Number. We will note any transaction number alongside this. We do NOT retain payment details.

We may need to request additional ID for anti-fraud or money laundering purposes, and will request this data from you.

We will retain your social media username details when you interact with us via these channels so that we can respond to any queries you might have.

We will retain any information requested and offered when contacting us via our customer service centre either by phone or via email or contact form on the website.

We will collect details of your interactions with us on our websites, including your preferences determined from your browsing and shopping behaviour. For example we will collect the products you have browsed or pages you visited to offer an improved shopping experience and send you a shopping basket reminder if deemed appropriate and useful.

Further, we collect information about your browser, location and the type of device you use to offer the best online shopping experience possible. To do this we will use cookies, which help our website work correctly. For full details on this you can view our cookie policy.

How Will Your Data Be Utilised And For How Long?

We only use your data to help you with your shopping experience with The Skiers Lounge. Your data will allow us to offer a more customised shopping experience on our website and through our online digital advertising.

You have the right through GDPR legislation to request not to share this data with us. You also have the right to use 3rd party software such as cookie blockers in your browser.

Please note that by doing this you may find that our website no longer functions correctly, and prevents you from being able to place an order safely.

We will use your data to fulfil your order, deal with complaints and to process refunds. We are also legally bound on some occasions to retain data for a reasonable period to fulfil any warranty obligations, and so that we can conduct product advisory and recalls to ensure the safety of our customers. For most products this is 5 years for legal purposes. With certain products this may be extended to 10 years.

Your data will be retained to at least the end of a given warranty period. If you ask us to remove your data, we are obliged to do so, but this may impact the ease of which any warranty claim can be made, such as proof of purchase history.

When we have requested and been given consent, we will use your data and purchase history to advise you about relevant promotions, news and services. We will never pass your details onto a 3rd party for use in this manner. You can opt out of this at any time by updating your preferences by clicking on the link in any marketing email we send or via our website.

We may use your data alongside cookies, which we will use with your consent to update your visual experience on our website to give you more relevant results.
We will use your data to protect our business AND your account from fraud and other illegal activities.

We log the IP address of customers when they log into their account to spot potentially fraudulent activity from an unknown or non-linked location.
We will share your data with law enforcement agencies when there is a legal obligation to do so and only when the correct legal process to request this data has been made.

Who Will You Share Personal Data With?

We will only share your data with trusted third parties, who in turn are responsible for complying with the law and GDPR when utilising your data.

The data we share will only be for the purposes of The Skiers Lounge conducting its business with you, and will never be shared with third parties for their own businesses purposes without your own direct and clear consent. If we cease working with such a third party any data will be rendered anonymous or deleted for our customer’s protection.

The third parties we will work with conducting our business are as follows:

Delivery companies to ensure your orders are correctly delivered as per your instructions.

Our IT platform provider who support our website and internal systems
Direct marketing companies such as our email platform, and online shopping advertising, who help us to manage our communications with you via your internet experience and email.

How Do We Ensure The Protection of Your Data?

We treat the security of your data with the utmost importance. Our first step is to only request and retain data that is essential for the management of your business with ourselves and to ensure we give you the best experience. Our website is “HTTPS” secure ensuring the padlock symbol is visible in your browser for your piece of mind.

Payment details are not stored on our servers or within the business by other means, and are transformed into tokens so that they cannot be compromised.

All access to your data is limited within the business to those who require it to process your order or query, and we have an internal data protection officer who regularly assesses the permitted access to your data, what data is retained, and how we can ensure that it is protected at all times.

What Can I Do About The Data You Hold About Me?

We will only use your data with your consent. This may be through opting in to receive information via digital formats, by post or phone.

Additionally when placing an order with us you are as per our terms and conditions permitting us to utilise your data to fulfil your order and process any queries you may have.

As per UK law and EU data protection regulations including GDPR you have the following rights:

To request access to the personal data we have held about you
To request to be unsubscribed from receiving marketing information
To ask us to update your information when it is incorrect
To withdraw consent for us to process your data by making a request, even if you have freely given consent previously

If you wish to amend your data at any time, you can do this via your account on our website if you have one, or if you can visit our update your preferences page and complete the form if you do not have an active account with us.

You can also contact Ski & Snowboard Wax customer services at [email protected]. If you have any questions regarding your personal data

To stop receiving direct marketing emails from us, you can click on the “unsubscribe” link on any email we send to you – it will normally be located in the footer of the email. Alternatively you can contact our customer services team and they can action this for you.

You cannot update this preference in the “my account” section of our website, because your email address is your login, but we can manually amend this for you.

Please allow 48 hours after doing so for the change on our email system to take effect.

If you would like to request a copy of any information we are holding on our system, you can make a requests in writing to:

Scott Hargrave - Data Protection Officer
Ski And Snowboard LTD
The Ski Barn
Hillhouse Farm
Worthing Road
West Grinstead
RH13 8LG

Who Do I Contact If I Have a Concern Or Complaint?

In the first instance please do contact us if you have any concerns over the use of your data and the application of our Privacy Policy. Our Data Protection Officer is here to ensure we treat your data with care and correctly within current regulations.

If you are unhappy with our handling of any requests you make regarding your personal data and you are resident in the UK or EU, you can make a formal complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

They can be contacted by phone: 0303 123 1113 or you can visit them online at

What If I Still Have A Question?

If you have any questions that are not addressed by our Privacy Policy you can contact the Data Protection Officer here at Ski & Snowboard Wax You can email us at [email protected] or write to us at:

Scott Hargrave - Data Protection Officer
Ski And Snowboard LTD
The Ski Barn
Hillhouse Farm
Worthing Road
West Grinstead
RH13 8LG

Our Website Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small file of text which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser, as with most websites, when you visit our website and use certain pages or features on the site, especially when placing an order. It enables our own system to recognise you when you visit our website again and improve our service to you. This information can be used to enhance the content of our website and make your use of it easier. For more information about cookies please visit


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.

Our use of cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with govt services so we can make them better

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them.

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using The Skiers Lounge UK :

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

First party cookies

*The Skiers Lounge UK uses cookies in several places - we've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.

Our Own PERSISTANT cookies

Name Purpose Typical content
_Session This cookie speeds up your experience on our website if you visit us more than once by remembering key information if you have set your browser to allow it. For example your username when logging in, or your preferences when browsing our website. It is an anonymous customer ID cookie, so we do not save any specific data about you at all, just a unique _Session reference number

Cookies set by The Skiers Lounge UK website

Name Purpose Expires
These only last for the session (visit) to our website, and help with your movement through the website, and also let us know if you have visited from a 'Referer' i.e. another website where we may have a link, or an article about us. Expires on exit

Third party cookies

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites' on its behalf. The Skiers Lounge UK do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Provider Name Purpose More Info
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. They do not contain any personally identifiable information. Google Privacy policy
Add This _atuvc The _atuvc cookie is created and read by our JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis. Add This privacy

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

You can use the settings of your browser to block, or delete cookies as you wish. Do please note that blocking cookies may slow down your experience on our website, or cause issues with placing an order, as cookies are often required to help with a smooth checkout process!

If you have any questions about our cookies policy or feedback please contact us on 01403 915 655 or via our contact us page link at the top of the page.