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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


The Company, Vape Shoppers Limited (‘Vape Shoppers’, ‘VS’)  (the website domain being is a UK registered Company Number 13210263, Registered office 21 Wheelock Street, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9AG.

Here is our Privacy Policy, you will find all the essential information required in relation to how we handle your personal data and your rights.

This Privacy policy is effective as of the 20th April 2021.

1.       Scope and updates of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all and any use of this website and its third-party related online activities, as well as vendors, and services (including payment services) when accessed from any device.

2. What happens when you share your personal information our site or applications?

For Buyers and other users of the website, Vape Shoppers may have access to the information you share or disclose to third party users or vendors during a purchase.

For Vendors, other users will be able to review your items for sale or any reviews which may be left by customers should this function become available. Other users will be able to see any information you choose to share to your shop profile.

When you use our platform, your public username may be displayed and be available to the public and any other users accessing the site.

In order to protect your personal data there is minimal necessary access to other users’ contact, delivery and financial information and only in relation to completing a purchase to fulfil payment and delivery.

When users are completing a transaction between two parties, they may will have access to each other’s name, user ID, email address and any other relevant contact information such as delivery and billing addresses.

For example, we may allow users to share additional information by their own agreement such as telephone numbers to discuss any queries before completing a transaction,  such as when a buyer wishes to discuss any queries with the vendor before making a purchase. In these instances, vendors are not permitted to misuse that information in any way such as using it to complete the transaction on another platform or add the buyer’s information to any marketing lists. Either party are free to decline to share this information when requested if preferred.  


Vape Shoppers Limited ( is responsible for the collection and processing of your personal information and the provision of this depends on how you use our services.

Use of the Services

Vape Shoppers is a UK only platform and is responsible for the harvesting and processing of your personal data in connection with supplying our services.

Use of the payment services for Vendors

Vape Shoppers are responsible for the collection and processing of your personal data in connection with the provision of our payment services to vendors. 

Data protection and contact

If you have any questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us for further information and advice.

What personal data we collect and process

We collect your personal data when you use our Services. When you create a new Vape Shoppers account, you provide us with information via a web form,  This information can be added or updated in your Vape Shoppers account or otherwise interact with us.

Personal data you provide when using our Services or creating a Vape Shoppers account:

  • Data that identifies you, such as your name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, your username or any tax identification information you provide when setting up your Vape Shoppers account or at a later date.
  • If you use our payment services as a Vendor ( ‘Seller’), additional information (such as bank account numbers and other information) that you provide when using our payment services as a seller will be required.
  • Data relating to purchases, or sales that you provide in a transaction.
  • Content that you share with other users through our messaging tools.
  • Financial information (such as credit card and account numbers, transaction details, and forms of payment).
  • Postage, billing, and other information you provide.
  • Age verification is required by law to operate on this platform as both a vendor and a customer. We therefore require you to confirm that you are over the age of 18. Vape Shoppers will charge the Vendor for this Age Verification process.
  • You may provide us with additional information through a web form, via email or telephone or by updating or adding information to your Vape Shoppers account, dealing with inquiries, dispute resolution, customer service calls recorded with your consent, or if you contact us for any other reason.
  • Any other data that we are required or entitled by applicable law to collect and process (or may be in the future) and that we need for your authentication or identification, or in order to verify the data we have collected.

Personal data we collect automatically when you use our Services or create a Vape Shoppers account

  • Data that is generated as part of one of your transactions or that is linked to your Vape Shoppers account as a result of a transaction in which you are involved, such as transaction amount, the time and location of transactions and form of payment.
  • Data generated through any other actions when you use our Services and that is linked to your Vape Shoppers account, for example when you place items in your shopping basket.
  • Data regarding any other interaction you may have with our Services, your advertising preferences, and your communications with us.

·       Computer and connection information, such as statistics regarding your use of services from Vape Shoppers, information on data traffic to and from other websites, referral URL, information on advertisements, your IP address, your access times, your browser history data, your language settings, and your weblog information.

Personal data we collect in connection with the use of cookies and similar technologies

We may use cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to harvest data while you are using our services. This will be collected from the devices used (including mobile devices) which you access our services from.

The data collected may include the following usageand device-specific information:

  • Information about the pages you visit, the access time, frequency and duration of visits, any links you may view and other actions you perform as part of your use of our Services and in advertising and email content.
  • Data relating to your activities and interactions with any advertising partners including data about the advertisements you were shown, how often they were shown, how often they were shown and whether you took any action upon viewing them such as clicking through or making a subsequent purchase.
  • The user segment or demographic into which you as a user fall, for example age bracket.
  • The nature of the device type in use, such as the operating system and version, browser, device ID or identifier, advertisement information, individual device token and cookie related information and identification.
  • The IP address from which your device accesses Vape Shoppers Services.
  • Location data, including your general location data (such as from IP address) and the precise location data of your mobile device.

Personal data from other sources

We may also collect personal data about you from other sources and from third parties to the extent permitted by applicable law if required. This may relate to the following data:

  • Data from public sources (for example, demographic data).
  • Data from data providers (e.g. "Know Your Customer"/identity verification, demographic, interest-based and online advertising related data)
  • With regard to our payment services for sellers: data from government or other sources concerning any previous convictions of the respective seller, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Purposes and legal basis for data processing

We reserve the right to process your personal data for various purposes within the law, such as processing your personal data to provide and improve our services, to personalise your user experience while using the Vape Shoppers website, to contact you in relation to your account and the services we are providing, to provide customer support or to provide you with personalised advertising and marketing communications. Furthermore, we may utilise data to detect, prevent and investigate suspected fraudulent or illegal activity and may also share this information with third parties including any service providers acting on our behalf for these purposes.

We process your personal data to fulfil our contract with you and to provide you with our Services. This may include the following purposes:

  • Processing of personal data relating to you or your company for the purpose of enteringintoa contract with you and ensuring we execute it.
  • Provision of some of our services, including but not limited to enabling and performing transactions with other users (inclusive of the sharing of your personal data to said users wherever necessary to perform the transaction. This may include terminated, failed or any voided purchases, for example such as providing your return address to the buyer in order for them to return a product purchased via yourself, displaying your own transaction history to you, providing and enhancing certain features in relation to payment processing, ratings and account management, providing any other services we may choose to offer should you use these, and ensuring the usability of our services. We may provide you with notifications relating to the execution of transactions and your usage of our Services in accordance with your stipulated communication preferences when creating your account.
  • Enabling the delivery of purchased items by logistics/delivery service providers including notifications in connection with the delivery (such as tracking information), the latter to the extent permitted by applicable law without your consent.
  • Providing general customer support including the solution of problems with your Vape Shoppers account, mediation of disputes, providing other services within the scope of customer service and enforcement of any claims. For these purposes, we may contact you via email, telephone, SMS/WhatsApp or by post.
  • Enforcement of our Terms & Conditions.
  • Publication and promotion of your company and products and related content on the website. When we share the content of your listings and any related personal data with third parties, this is in accordance with an agreement which restricts the use of this personal data by the third party and strictly only in a manner which is necessary to fulfil their contractual obligations to Vape Shoppers. Such third party providers are contractually obligated to take suitable security measures when handling and processing this data and it is prohibited for them to pass on any personal information contained in your account to any further third parties.

Where necessary we may transfer your personal data to processors or any of the following for one or more of these purposes:

  • Other Vape Shoppers users
  • Any external service providers such as couriers where or payment processing platforms where applicable.
  • External providers of websites, applications, services and tools.

We are legally bound to process your data to comply with legislation to which we are subject. This is to include the following:

  • Involvement in the investigation or proceedings (including any judicial proceedings) which may be instigated by any public or government body in particular for the purposes of detecting, investigating and any potential prosecution of illegal activity.
  • In order to comply with requests for relevant information we may receive from third parties based on any statutory rights they have to this information, such as in the event of the infringement of intellectual property, product piracy or the sale of counterfeit products or any other activity deemed to be unlawful.
  • To ensure the data security of our services.
  • Retention and storage of your personal data to ensure compliance with specific legal retention guidance.

If deemed necessary, we may transmit your personal data to processors or any of the following bodies for any of the objectives stated above:

  • Law enforcement agencies, courts, government agencies or public authorities.
  • Third parties in the event of statutory information claims against us.
  • Third-party service providers.
  • Third parties involved in the process of or overseeing judicial proceedings, particularly if they submit a legal order, court order or equivalent legal order.

We process your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. This includes the following purposes:

  • The prevention, detection, mitigation and investigation of potentially unlawful activities that may result in harmto your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person, unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect.

Where necessary, we transmit your personal data to processors and the following recipients for one or several of the purposes described above:

  • Law enforcement agencies, courts, government agencies or public authorities, intergovernmental or supranational bodies.
  • Any third parties who are involved in or overseeing judicial proceedings.
  • External service providers where applicable.

We may process your data if deemed necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by ourselves or third party, with the exception of where such interests are overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms. To align our legitimate interests with your rights we will only do so for the following purposes:

  • The participation in proceedings (inclusive of judicial proceedings) conducted by courts, law enforcement agencies, governmental bodies or public authorities, intergovernmental or supranational bodies, with particular relevance to the purposes of detecting, investigating and prosecuting unlawful acts, unless there is statutory obligation to this effect and we legitimately assume that the disclosure of the data in question is necessary to avert imminent disadvantages or to report a suspicion of an illegal act. In such instances we will only disclose information we believe to be necessary, such as any personal or trading names, location, postcode, telephone number, email address, any previous usernames or log in information you may have used, IP address, fraud complaints and purchase/sale history.
  • The protection of the legitimate interests of third parties in relation to any civil law disputes, unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect, if we may legitimately assume that it is obligatory to disclose such data to third parties to prevent imminent damage.
  • The prevention, detection, mitigation and investigation of fraud, security breaches or any other prohibited or unlawful activities, including assessment of corresponding risks (e.g. through the use of captchas or the telephone number stored in your Vape Shoppers account for two-factor authentication), unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect.
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of the information security of the services provided, unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect.
  • The provision of functions for users to make the processing of transactions more flexible or convenient such as the administration of several delivery addresses if required.
  • Analysis and improvement of the Services from Vape Shoppers by reviewing site usage data or information from users about blocked or crashed pages specifically to identify and resolve these issues, and to providean improved user experience, including as part of product development.
  • Analysis of telephone conversations with our customer service representativeswhich we may record with your awareness.
  • Advertisements by post (according to the communication preferences stipulated in your Vape Shoppers account).
  • To the extent permitted by permissible by law without your consent, communications with you via electronic mail (for example email, SMS, WhatsApp or social media) or telephone to offer you vouchers, discounts and special offers, to conduct market research, opinion polls and surveys, and to inform you about our Services in accordance with the marketing preferences stipulated in your Vape Shoppers account. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us or change your mind at any point, you canunsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link in any email you receive. For technical reasons, the implementation may take a few days.
  • Customisation of page content to display the items and services you may be interested in based on the actions you take while using the platform.
  • Evaluation of the quality and success of our email marketing campaigns (such as through analysis of opening and click or conversion rates).
  • Assessment of the status of a service we are providing, such as through tracking mail.
  • Initiation, preparation and execution of a company acquisition, e.g. in the event of a merger with another company or takeover by another company. If such an event were to occur, we will require the merged entity to comply fully with this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal data. Should your personal data be processed for any purpose not specified in this Privacy Policy, you will be informed in advance of the processing of your data for this new purpose.
  • Assertion of or defence against legal claims, including those asserted by one Vape Shoppers user against another Vape Shoppers user.

Where necessary, we transmit your personal data to processors and the following recipients for one or several of the purposes described above:

  • External service providers.
  • Other Vape Shoppers users.
  • Law enforcement agencies, courts, government agencies or public authorities, intergovernmental or supranational bodies.
  • Third parties who are involved in or overseeing judicial proceedings.
  • Payment service providers including Viva Wallet
  • Other companies in the context of a company acquisition, however they will be bound by the particulars of this Privacy Policy and you will be informed in the event of any change to this agreement prior.

With your consent, we process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Marketing communications by telephone or electronic mail (such as email or SMS), unless these communications are permitted without your consent under applicable law. We may engage third parties to send marketing communications on our behalf.

Where necessary, we maycommunicate your personal data to processors and the following recipients for one or several of the purposes described above:

  • External service providers we choose to work with to improve user experience
  • Third parties using our single sign-on service (as authorised by you in each single case)
  • Other third parties with whom we partner to offer you specific services (as described at the collection of the respective user consent).

International data transfers

Some recipients of your personal data are located outside of the UK or have offices in countries where data protection laws may provide a different level of protection than the laws in the UK. When transferring personal data to such recipients, we provide appropriate safeguards.

Storage duration and erasure

Your personal data will be stored by us and our service providers in accordance with applicable UK data protection laws to the extent necessary for the processing purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Subsequently, we will delete your personal data in accordance with our data retention and deletion policy or take steps to properly render the data anonymous, except in the event that we are legally obliged to keep your personal data for longer (for example if it is required for legal compliance, tax, accounting or auditing purposes).

The retention periods are generally between 6 and 10 years (e.g. for contracts, notifications and business letters). As far as legally permissible or required, we restrict the processing of your data instead of deleting it (e.g. by restricting access to it). This applies in particular to cases where we may still need the data for the execution of the contract or for the assertion of or defence against legal claims, or where such retention is otherwise required or permitted by law. In these cases, the duration of the restriction of processing depends on the respective statutory limitation or retention periods. The data will be deleted after the relevant limitation or retention periods have expired. This may apply to some of our third party service providers.


Rights as a data subject

Subject to possible restrictions under UK law, as a data subject, you have the right to access, correction, erasure, restriction of processing and data portability with regard to your personal data. Additionally, you can withdraw your consent and object to our processing of your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests. You can also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority should you feel it is necessary.

You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data by us at any time. As a result, we may no longer process your personal data based on this consent in the future. The withdrawal of consent has no effect on the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

You have the right to obtain access to your personal data that is being processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or could potentially be disclosed, the estimated period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, any available information as to the personal data’s source (where they are not collected from you), the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information on its details. Your right to access this may be limited by national law.

You have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. While considering the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. The right to erasure may be limited by national law.

You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing to the extent thatthe accuracy of the data is disputed by you,the processing is unlawful, but you oppose the erasure of the personal data,we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims oryou have objected to the processing.

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit such data to another controller ('right to data portability').

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your place of work or the registered office of the controller.

If your personal data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also applies to profiling.

The exercise of the above data subjects' rights (such as right to access or erasure) is generally free of charge. Where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character, we may charge an appropriate fee (at most our actual costs) in accordance with the applicable statutory regulations or refuse to process the application.

Cookies & similar technologies

When you use our platform and services, we and selected third parties may use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a better, faster, and safer user experience, also to better understand and save your preference for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction or to show you personalised advertising. Cookies are small text files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device when you use the Services.

Third parties are not allowed to use your data except for the purpose of helping us to conduct and improve e our business.

Data security

 We protect your personal data through technical and organisational security measures to minimise risks associated with data loss, misuse, unauthorised access and unauthorised disclosure and alteration. To this end we use firewalls and data encryption, for example, as well as physical access restrictions for our data centres and authorisation controls for data access.

Do we disclose any information to outside Parties?

No. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal identifiable information. We may release your information to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect ours and others rights, property and safety.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section which establishes the us, disclaimers and limitations of liability governing the use of our website

Your Consent

By using this website you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend and update our privacy policy from time to time. We will post these changes on this page. It is your responsibility to regular review this policy for any changes.

Vape Shoppers Limited

21 Wheelock Street, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9AG

20th April 2021

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at