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Privacy Policy


This privacy policy sets out how The Toasterie LLP  t/as The Gin Box Shop uses and protects any information that you give The Gin Box Shop when you use this website. The Gin Box Shop is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.


We never share your details and/or information we gather through this site, for any other reason than to process your order and get it to your door.

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. 


What data we collect from you, how we use it, where it is stored, what 3rd parties require your information and the respective information they use to ensure your orders are processed safely, efficiently and legally.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are making headway to ensure that we are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes in to effect on 25th May 2018. We are awaiting GDPR documents from all 3rd parties whom we deal with in order to process your orders. Not all of the 3rd parties listed below have access to your personal data.

These 3rd Parties are as follows:



Share confirmation of payment  with us. Paypal just take your cart information and corresponding price from our checkout so that you can be charged accordingly


Utilise: your full name and email, shipping address and billing address for security purposes in order to process your transaction. Barclaycard also take your cart information and the corresponding price from our checkout page so that you can be charged accordingly. They confirm with us whether you payment has been successful. They handle all your bank details - we do not.



Utilises your full name, email, and address in order to confirm you are of legal drinking age. Age-Checked store this information for our convenience so that you don’t have to be age verified through The Gin Box Shop website again.


We can observe an i.p address relating to your behaviour on our site. If you choose to engage with us through a chat portal then your personal  journey through pages on our website is stored in an archived chat. These archived details do not display any of your personal information unless you have supplied it to us in a chat. Archived chats are deleted on a 6 monthly basis.


Google Analytics

We can observe an i.p address relating to your behaviour on our site - this does not synchronise with your personal data. Google Analytics anomalously tracks your behaviour on our site - any information gathered from our customers’ behaviour is only used by The Toasterie LLP t/as The Gin Box Shop to improve our websites functionality and shopping experience. Google Analytics doesn’t have access to any user's data.


Royal Mail

We currently share shipping details with Royal Mail - they use these in order to deliver your parcel 

Parcel Force

We currently share your email address & phone number, and shipping details with Parcel Force - they use these in order to deliver your parcel and notify you of your parcel’s status. 



If you have agreed to receiving emails from us, 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. MailChimp do not use your data and you can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

Contact information, including: name, a recipient’s name, email address, telephone numbers, addresses

Products ordered

Demographic information: age, sex, postcode

Your i.p address and live/active web behaviour - this is anonymous tracking.

Other information relevant to customer surveys - only obtained through communication via MailChimp and emailing if you so wish to participate in such

For the full list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

Where is this information stored?

We store archived orders on a private and secure server using an eCommerce platform, Magento. We process orders by logging in to our Magento store, which is hosted on this secure server - this server is only accessible by three individuals, who are directors of the The Toasterie LLP, trading as The Gin Box Shop, each with different passwords. We change our individual passwords every 6 months and do not save passwords locally, so other individuals, should they get access to the physical computers we use, can’t access the eCommerce platform. If, in the unlikelihood, of there being a security breach, we can use an administration login to disable anyone of those accounts. Magento, as a system we use, has no access to your data.

On a daily basis we temporarily store packaging documents on a dispatch designated computer, in order to print them. At the end of the processing day all associated files are deleted - This computer is only accessible by the three of The Toasterie LLP t/as The Gin Box Shop directors, and is kept in a locked office. This office, is situated in an alarmed, licensed premises, which is locked at the end of the evening.

What will we do with this information


We use Barclaycard as our payment gateway and do not store any of your credit card information. Barclaycard are fully PCI compliant. We regularly fill out PCI/DSS assessments with Barclay card to ensure that we are compliant with their strict guidelines.

We use a full SSL certificate to ensure all the information we send is encrypted, including stylesheets and layout information over to the Barclaycard payment screen to create a coherent flow in your shopping experience.

You also have he option to pay through PayPal, another payment gateway who handle your banking data independently and don’t share it with us.


We use your/the recipient's address and name, as well as email addresses and/or phone numbers you provide, so that we, with our couriers services, can fulfil your order's delivery.

We require your address/recipient's address, and your email / and, or phone number in order to fulfil your order with us.

If upon checkout you have inputted your phone number and or email address you will receive notifications on your order status, or we may get in contact with you regarding your order if necessary e.g if there is a problem with your order. 

We are awaiting the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) from both Royal Mail and Parcel Force, and will include them on this site soon.


We print a physical copy/ies of your address in the form of shipping labels, and also print packaging slips; both documents are posted to you, the shipping label, with your address, being on the outside of the package, and the packaging slip, with your order details, being within. These are posted to you.

We don’t keep physical copies of your address or packaging slips ourselves. If a copy fails to make it in to a package then we either shred or burn the physical copy at the first instance of its discovery.

An archive of shipping labels is kept on our secure server in case we need to resend an order.

Shipping labels that are downloaded for printing are deleted at the end of day after processing.


We may use the information to improve our products and services but we never use your personal data, gathered through this site, to personally approach you for any other reason that to discuss your order.


We may personalise your experience with us so to provide you with a better online purchasing experience with us. 

We would not share your details with any third parties, unless we have to fulfil an order, as stated above.


If you are have ticked a box upon checkout, and thus, signed up to The Gin Box Shop newsletter and occasional promotional emails, you will receive a further email through the 3rd party, Mailchimp, confirming your agreement to subscribe to our newsletter.

Please note that you can unsubscribe from this mail-list at any time through MailChimp. 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. 

How we use cookies

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.

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 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.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, 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.

Sending us direct emails or using our contact form

Your email address and any content within an email will be stored on our secure servers and also stored locally on one of three computers, all stored in lockable offices, in licensed and alarmed premises. All computers are protected by passwords following guidelines on good password practice. Please see the following site for useful information on online cyber security:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

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:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting, but only if you tell us that you wish this to happen. Should at any point you wish us to remove your archived orders from our system you just have to ask:

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.


COOKIE Description


The association with your shopping cart.


Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.


The items that you have in the Compare Products list.


Your preferred currency


An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.


An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.


An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.


Stores the Customer Segment ID


A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.


You sesssion ID on the server.


Allows guests to edit their orders.


The last category you visited.


The most recent product you have viewed.


Indicates whether a new message has been received.


Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.


A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.


The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.


Information on what polls you have voted on.


The items that you have recently compared.


Information on products you have emailed to friends.


The store view or language you have selected.


Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.


The products that you have recently viewed.


An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.


The number of items in your Wishlist.


Used to store your consent to the age verification test on site entry.

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