Privacy Policy

Sorry to get all serious and legal-sounding, but every website has to have a Privacy Policy! Here goes…

 

This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal http://www.seqlegal.com).

 

  1. Collecting personal information

1.1   Through this website I may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a)      information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);

(b)      information which you provide for the purpose of subscribing to email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);

(c)      information which you provide for the purpose of entering competitions on this website (including your name, email address and postal address);

(d)      information which you provide when using the services on this website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);

(e)      information relating to any purchases you make of my goods,  (including your name, address, telephone number, email address and card details);

(f)      information which you post to this website for publication on the internet (including your user name, profile pictures and the content of your posts);

(g)      information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to me or send through the website;

(h)      any other personal information that you choose to send to me;

1.2     Before you disclose to me the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

 

  1. Using personal information

2.1     Personal information submitted to me through this website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

2.2     Your personal information may be used to:

(a)      administer this website and business;

(b)      personalise this website for you;

(c)      enable your use of the services available on this website;

(d)      send you goods purchased through this website;

(e)       send you goods and/or provide you with services won via competitions on this website;

(f)      supply to you services purchased through this website;

(g)      send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;

(h)      send you an email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform me at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);

(i)       send you email marketing communications relating to this website, where you have specifically agreed to this (you can inform me at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(j)      provide third parties with statistical information about this website’s users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);

(k)      provide third parties with your personal information insofar as reasonably necessary to send you goods and/or provide you with services won via competitions on this website (including your name, email address and postal address);

(l)       deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to this website;

(m)     keep this website secure and prevent fraud;

2.3     I will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

 

  1. Disclosing personal information

3.1     I may disclose your personal information to any of my employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

3.2     I may disclose your personal information:

(a)      to the extent that I am required to do so by law;

(b)      in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c)      in order to establish, exercise or defend my legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention);

(d)      to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that I am (or am contemplating) selling;

(e)      to any person who I reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in my reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

3.3     Except as provided in this policy, I will not provide your personal information to third parties.

 

  1. International data transfers

4.1     Information that I collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which this website operates in order to enable me to use the information in accordance with this policy.

4.2     Information that I collect may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area

4.3     Personal information that you publish on this website or submit for publication on this website may be available, via the internet, around the world. I cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

4.4     You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 4.

 

  1. Retaining personal information

5.1     Personal information that I process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.2     Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, I will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

(a)      to the extent that I am required to do so by law;

(b)      if I believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c)      in order to establish, exercise or defend my legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).

 

  1. Security of personal information

6.1     All electronic financial transactions entered into through this website will be protected by encryption technology.

6.2     You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

 

  1. Amendments

7.1     I may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on this website.

7.2     You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

 

  1. Your rights

8.1     You may instruct me to provide you with any personal information I hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

(a)      the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and

(b)      the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, I will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

8.2     I may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

8.3     You may instruct me at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

8.4     In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or you will be provided with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

 

  1. Third party websites

9.1     This website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2     I have no control over, and am not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

 

  1. Updating information

10.1    Please let me know if the personal information that I hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

 

  1. Cookies

11.1    This website uses cookies.

11.2    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

11.3    Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

11.4    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that I store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

11.5    This website uses both session and persistent cookies.

11.6    The purposes for which cookies are used on this website, are set out below:

we use cookies to recognise a computer when a user visits the website; track users as they navigate the website; enable the use of a shopping cart on the website; improve the website’s usability; analyse the use of the website; administer the website; prevent fraud and improve the security of the website; personalise the website for each user; target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users; and enable the use of Social Media sharing;

11.7    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

11.8    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

11.9    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.

11.10  You can delete cookies already stored on your computer.

11.11  Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.