Skarper Privacy Policy

This is Skarper’s privacy policy. Skarper respects your privacy and is committedto protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to howwe look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless ofwhere you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the lawprotects you.

1.        Important information and who we are

Purpose of this privacy policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how Skarper collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you sign up to our email updates, purchase a product or take part in a competition.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy supplements other notices and privacy policies and is not intended to override them.


Blue Sky IP Ltd trading as Skarper is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as "Skarper", "we", "us" or"our" in this privacy policy).

We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please contact our data privacy manager by emailing them:

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office(ICO), the UK regulator for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

Changes to the privacy policy and your duty to inform us of changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This version was last updated on 17 August2023.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

2.        The data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

·      Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.

·      Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.

·      Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details and or data collected by third party financial facilitators for example only – WorldPay, Stripe, PayPal.

·      Transaction Data includes detailsabout payments to and from you and other details of Skarper and other productsand services you have purchased from us.

·      Technical Data includesinternet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, timezone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating systemand platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access thiswebsite.

·      Profile Data includes your username and password, purchasesor orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and surveyresponses.  

·      Usage Data includesinformation about how you use our website, products and services.

·      Marketing andCommunications Data includes your preferences in receivingmarketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We also collect,use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical ordemographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from yourpersonal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal youridentity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate thepercentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if wecombine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it candirectly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personaldata which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collectany Special Categories of Personal Data about you(this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophicalbeliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade unionmembership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nordo we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

If you fail toprovide personal data

Where we need tocollect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have withyou, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able toperform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example,to provide you with Skarper or other goods or services). In this case, we mayhave to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you ifthis is the case at the time.

3.        Howis your personal data collected?

We use differentmethods to collect data from and about you including through:

·      Directinteractions. You may give usyour Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or bycorresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includespersonal data you provide when you:

·      apply to join ourLaunch Club

·      apply to buySkarper or our other products or services;

·      create an accounton our website;

·      request marketingto be sent to you;

·      enter acompetition, promotion or survey; or

·      give us feedbackor contact us.

·      Automatedtechnologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we willautomatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions andpatterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and othersimilar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visitother websites employing our cookies. Please see our cookie policy for furtherdetails.

·       Third parties or publicly available sources. We will receivepersonal data about you from various third parties and public sources as setout below:

Ø  Technical Datafrom the following parties:

§    analytics providers such as Google based outside the UK;

§    advertising networks based inside OR outside the UK; and

§    search information providers based inside OR outside the UK.

Ø   Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers oftechnical, payment and delivery services based inside OR outside the UK.

Ø   Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators based insideOR outside the UK.

Ø   Any data or images collected at any Skarper events.

4.        Howwe use your personal data

We will only useyour personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use yourpersonal data in the following circumstances:

·      Where we need toperform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

·      Where it isnecessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and yourinterests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. Legitimate Interest means the interestof our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to giveyou the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We makesure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative)and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimateinterests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interestsare overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or areotherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further informationabout how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact onyou in respect of specific activities by contacting us.

·      Where we need tocomply with a legal obligation that we are subject to.

Generally, we donot rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data althoughwe will get your consent before sending third party direct marketingcommunications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdrawconsent to marketing at any time by contacting us.

Purposes forwhich we will use your personal data

We have set outbelow, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use yourpersonal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have alsoidentified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we mayprocess your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on thespecific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if youneed details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process yourpersonal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.


Type of data

Lawful basis for processing  including basis of legitimate interest

To register you  to join our Skarper Launch Crew or as a new customer

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

Performance of  a contract with you

To process and deliver  your order including:

(a) Manage  payments, fees and charges

(b) Collect and  recover money owed to us

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Financial

(d) Transaction  

(e) Marketing  and Communications

(a) Performance  of a contract with you

(b) Necessary  for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

To manage our  relationship with you which will include:

(a) Notifying  you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(b) Asking you  to leave a review or take a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Marketing  and Communications

(a) Performance  of a contract with you

(b) Necessary  to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary  for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how  customers use our products/services)

To enable you  to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance  of a contract with you

(b) Necessary  for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our  products/services, to develop them and grow our business)

To administer  and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data  analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of  data)  

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(a) Necessary  for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of  administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the  context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

(b) Necessary  to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver  relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand  the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing  and Communications

(f) Technical

Necessary for  our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services,  to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To use data  analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer  relationships and experiences

(a) Technical

(b) Usage

Necessary for  our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and  services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business  and to inform our marketing strategy)

To make  suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of  interest to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(d) Usage

(e) Profile

(f) Marketing and  Communications

Necessary for  our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our  business)


We strive toprovide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularlyaround marketing and advertising.

Promotionaloffers from us

We may use yourIdentity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what wethink you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how wedecide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we callthis marketing).

You will receivemarketing communications from us if you have said you want to be informed whenwe launch Skarper or have requested information from us about or purchased Skarperor other goods or services from us and you have not opted out of receiving thatmarketing.


We will get yourexpress opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third partyfor marketing purposes.

Opting out of marketing

You can ask us orthird parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by followingthe unsubscribe or opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or bycontacting us at any time at the details shown above.

You can unsubscribe from marketingcommunications at any time by clicking on the link in any email you receivefrom us

Where you opt outof receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal dataprovided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warrantyregistration, product/service experience or other transactions.


You can set yourbrowser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websitesset or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that someparts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. Formore information about the cookies we use, please see our cookie policy.

Change of purpose

We will only useyour personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless wereasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reasonis compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation asto how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the originalpurpose, please contact us.

If we need to useyour personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we willexplain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note thatwe may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, incompliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

5.        Disclosuresof your personal data

We may share yourpersonal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in thetable above.

·      Other companiesin the Skarper group acting as joint controllers or processors and who arebased inside or outside the UK and provide IT and system administrationservices and undertake leadership reporting.

·      Service providersacting as processors based inside or outside the UK who provide IT and systemadministration services.

·      Professionaladvisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers,auditors and insurers based in the UK and other countries who provideconsultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.

·      HM Revenue &Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or jointcontrollers based [in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processingactivities in certain circumstances.

·      Third parties towhom we may choose to sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or ourassets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge withthem. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use yourpersonal data in the same way as set out in this privacy policy.

We require allthird parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it inaccordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers touse your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to processyour personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with ourinstructions.

6.        Internationaltransfers

It is possiblethat from time to time some of our external third parties are based outside theUK so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of dataoutside the UK.

Whenever wetransfer your personal data out of the UK, we ensure a similar degree ofprotection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the followingsafeguards is implemented:

·      We will onlytransfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide anadequate level of protection for personal data.

·      Where we usecertain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved for use inthe UK which give personal data the same protection it has in the UK.

Please contact usif you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us whentransferring your personal data out of the UK.

7.        Datasecurity

We have put inplace appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from beingaccidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered ordisclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to thoseemployees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business needto know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and theyare subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put inplace procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and willnotify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legallyrequired to do so.

8.        Dataretention

How long will youuse my personal data for?

We will onlyretain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil thepurposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying anylegal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retainyour personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if wereasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to ourrelationship with you.

To determine theappropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, natureand sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm fromunauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which weprocess your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes throughother means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or otherrequirements.

By law we have tokeep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity,Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customersfor tax & legal purposes.

In somecircumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see your legal rights below for further information.

In somecircumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer beassociated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we mayuse this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

9.        Yourlegal rights

Under certaincircumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to yourpersonal data as follows:

Request access to your personaldata (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). Thisenables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and tocheck that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personaldata that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete orinaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify theaccuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personaldata. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where thereis no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right toask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfullyexercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may haveprocessed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase yourpersonal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not alwaysbe able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons whichwill be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personaldata where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party)and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want toobject to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rightsand freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing yourpersonal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstratethat we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information whichoverride your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personaldata. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personaldata in the following scenarios:

·       If you want us to establish the data's accuracy.

·       Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us toerase it.

·       Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require itas you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

·       You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verifywhether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personaldata to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party youhave chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used,machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automatedinformation which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we usedthe information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we arerelying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affectthe lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent.If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products orservices to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time youwithdraw your consent.

If you wish toexercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the detailsabove.

No fee usuallyrequired

You will not haveto pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the otherrights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearlyunfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to complywith your request in these circumstances.

What we may needfrom you

We may need torequest specific information from you to help us confirm your identity andensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of yourother rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is notdisclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact youto ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up ourresponse.

Time limit torespond

We try to respondto all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take uslonger than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made anumber of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.