Privacy & Cookies

  • The privacy policy mentioned below sets out how HSC Diamonds uses and protects any information that you provide to HSC Diamonds London while using the website. Diamonds London is committed in ensuring that your privacy is protected and if we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified while using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in agreement with this privacy statement. HSC Diamonds London may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes which have been implemented overtime.
  • Personal Information Of Customer And Recipient
    • 1. To ensure that we can communicate effectively with both customers and recipients, it is very important that you provide accurate personal information.
    • 2. Please remember that we value your privacy and will never lease, rent or sell your private information. For more information, please see our privacy policy.
    • 3. During the checkout process, we ask for the following personal information:
  • Customer’s email address we use this information to provide a better customer experience by sending order confirmations, substitution information, dispatch confirmations and delivery confirmations. We will also use the customer’s email for marketing communications from time to time. Please ensure that email addresses are accurate.
  • Customer’s full name and address: We use this information for credit and debit card validation.
  • Customer’s telephone number: We use this information to contact customers in the event of problems with the order such as payment failures or delivery issues.
  • Recipient’s full name and address: We require this information in order to deliver the flowers you have ordered. It is vital that the recipient’s address is accurate. We will also use the recipient’s name and address for marketing communications from time to time.
  • This privacy policy was last updated on 22 September 2019.
  • 1. What We Collect
  • 1. We may collect the following information:
    • a) Name
    • b) Contact information including email address and in telephone number.
    • c) Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
    • d) Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers or competitions.
    • e) Facebook user id if you created an account with HSC Diamonds using Facebook.
    • f) Recipient names, addresses and related occasions where you have either sent a bouquet to such recipient or saved such details in your account.
    • g) IP address
    • h) information connected with reviews you leave on our website or app.
    • i) Marketing communication preferences.
    • j) Details of the device with which you transacted with us.
    • k) Your purchase history with us.
    • l) Your browsing history on our website or app.
  • 2. We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through you using our website or app, filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone email or otherwise. We may also collect data from you by using cookies. For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the ‘How we use Cookies’ section.
  • 3. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data or fraud detection information, from third party service providers and/or partners, and combine it with information we have about you in order to improve the service and marketing that you receive from HSC Diamonds.
  • 2. What We Do With The Information We Gather
  • We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and in particular for the following reasons:
  • Where the information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us for us to provide our services
  • For customer service and resolution purposes
  • For maintaining internal records.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided and we may personalise such content based on what we believe may be of interest to you.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the website or app according to your interests.
  • We may use the information to send you relevant, personalised communications by post in relation to updates, offers, services and products. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interest. You are free to opt out of hearing from us by post at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected]
  • From time to time, we may use remarketing and behavioural targeting services. In order to do these, we collect cookies and usage data as described below in the “How We Use Cookies” section. These cookies connect activity on this website or app with select advertising networks.
  • We may use the information for the purposes of fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety on our website and app.
  • We have a legitimate interest in obtaining and using the information as set out above in being able to provide and improve the service and marketing that you receive from HSC Diamonds. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our marketing communications or changing your notification settings within your Account.
  • 3. Who We Share Your Information With
  • In order to provide our services, we may need to provide your information to our trusted third party partners, for example:
  • Our supply and fulfilment partners in order to ensure we can process and complete your order.
  • Our marketing partners in order to offer you services and products that may be of interest to you.
  • Our technology partners to ensure we can provide a safe and secure site and improve the performance and relevance of our site to you.
  • Our customer service platform providers so you can interact with our customer service team.
  • Our professional services partners in order to comply with our legal obligations.
  • It is possible we could sell our business to a third party or re-organise our business or become insolvent. In that scenario, our database of customers is one of the biggest parts of that business and so we would need to share it with the third-party buyer and their advisers. This is in the legitimate interests of selling our business. We may also expand our group of companies and in this scenario we may share your data within our group in order to improve our products and services and because of some of our internal support services may be shared across the group. This is in our legitimate interests of cost efficiency and growing our business. Where this occurs, we will post a link to all group companies and their locations in this Privacy Policy and they will use it in the ways set out in this Policy.
  • We will cooperate with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We will also cooperate with law enforcement requests from within or outside your country of residence.
  • Where you have consented to such, our competition and brand partners From time to time, we may need to transfer your data to trusted third party partners in countries outside of the EU in order to complete the activities listed above. In such an event, we will ensure that those third party partners comply with all relevant data protection legislation in force in the EU from time to time.
  • 4. Security
  • We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
  • 5. How We Use Cookies
  • 1. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
  • 2. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website and app in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
  • 3. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website and app, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and app. The ICO provide an extensive explanation of the ways that you can block cookies, please visit for more information on how to block cookies.
  • 4. Specific cookies that may be used on our site include. The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
  • Necessary
  • Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
    __cfduid Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic.
    CookieConsent HSC Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain
    csrftoken Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
    PHPSESSID HSC Preserves user session state across page requests.
    wc_cart_hash_# HSC Unclassified
    wc_fragments_# HSC Unclassified
  • Statistics
  • Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
    _ga HSC Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
    _gat HSC Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
    _gid HSC Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  • Marketing
  • Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
    _hjDonePolls HSC Remembers if the user has previously responded to a certain form.
    _hjIncludedInSample HSC Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.
    collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
    r/collect Unclassified
    rur Unclassified
    urlgen Unclassified
  • Unclassified
  • Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.
    _hjRecordingEnabled HSC Unclassified
    woodmart_cookies_1 HSC Unclassified
  • 6. Controlling Your Personal Information
  • 1. You may exercise any of the rights described in this section by sending an email to [email protected] Please note that we will ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
  • 2. Managing Your Information. You may access and update some of your information through your Account settings.
  • 3. Rectification of Inaccurate or Incomplete Information. You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information concerning you (and which you cannot update yourself within your Account).
  • 4. Data Access and Portability. You have the right to request copies of your personal information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and/or request us to transmit this information to another service provider (where technically feasible).
  • 5. Data Retention and Erasure. We generally retain your personal information for a period of six years after your last active use of our website or app (in line with our legal obligation to keep order information for this duration for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations). If you no longer want us to keep your information, you can request that we erase your personal information and close your HSC Diamonds Account. Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information:
    • (a)We may retain some of your personal information as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, if we suspend a HSC Diamonds Account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that Account to prevent that user from opening a new HSC Diamonds Account in the future.
    • (b) We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, we may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.
    • (c) Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g. log records) may remain in our database, but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
  • 6. Withdrawing Consent and Restriction of Processing. Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you. Where you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal information by HSC Diamonds you may withdraw your consent at any time by by sending a communication to HSC Diamonds specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. Additionally, you have the right to limit the ways in which we use your personal information, in particular where (i) you contest the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your personal information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing pursuant to paragraph 7.7 and pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of HSC Diamonds override your own.
  • 7. Objection to Processing and Profiling. You are entitled to require HSC Diamonds  not to process your personal information for certain specific purposes (including profiling) where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing HSC Diamonds will no longer process your personal information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • 8. Data Security. The security of our your data is very important to us. With this in mind we will take all appropriate steps to protect your data and will treat it with the utmost care and attention. We use ‘https’ technology to secure access to all areas of our websites and apps. Access to your personal data is password-protected, and sensitive data such as payment card information is held securely by our 3rd party payment providers, and tokenized to ensure it is protected. We ensure that our systems are regularly monitored for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
  • 9. Lodging Complaints. You have the right to lodge complaints about the data processing activities carried out by HSC Diamonds before the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the UK, please read: for details of how to do this. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
  • 10. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected]
  • 11. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission, are required by law to do so or it is required for the provision of our services as detailed above. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.