Who we are

Our website address is: https://beardsmith.ie.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

To protect your privacy and respect your rights Beardsmith will not collect any data, or use any data that is given without declaring it and obtaining permission first.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Beardsmith uses a number of tools to aid in improving our customer experience and accurate marketing of our range. Here is a simplified description of what we may do, or, collect:

When you purchase from Beardsmith you will be asked for contact information such as email address. This data will not be used to contact you except in direct relation to your order. For further contact, permission must first be obtained. Beardsmith uses PayPal and Stripe for payments.

When you sign up to the Beardsmith mailing list your data is securely saved and will only be used by Beardsmith for Beardsmith related mailings.

​Google Analytics is used to tell Beardsmith where people are hearing about Beardsmith online and where on the internet they can access our website from.

​Facebook remarketing – Beardsmith utilises Facebook for marketing purposes. When somebody signs up to, and uses, Facebook permission is given to allow Facebook to track and record certain data. This gives a snapshot of somebodies interests. By using Facebook Ads Beardsmith utilises this data to market our range and find new customers.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

For more detailed information on all of this see the below links:

PayPal privacy: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Stripe privacy: https://stripe.com/ie/privacy

Facebook info: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950

Facebook opt out: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Facebook  privacy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Google privacy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Google Analytics opt out: Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on