1. YOUR DATA
"your data" means any information about you which is personally identifiable, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number, email address, Registration Name, Password, where applicable, and other information from which you can be identified and which you may disclose to us or otherwise via the site at any time. This information is known as “personal information” because it is capable of identifying you as a living individual. Personal information is afforded certain protections under data privacy and other laws and you can be assured that your personal information will be handled at all times by us in compliance with such laws.
We may also collect information from you at the site that does not personally identify you, thought it may be unique or consist of or contain information that you consider personal. For example, we automatically collect the following information: clickstream information such as the address of the web site that you came from before visiting our site, which pages you visit on the site, what country you are browsing from and what default language your internet browser is set to, which browser you used to view the site and any search terms you have entered on our site. This information is anonymous meaning we cannot identify you personally.
2. COLLECTION OF YOUR DATA
We collect your data when:
2.1 you create an on-line account;
2.2 you place an order;
2.3 you make a complaint or enquiry or provide other feedback to us;
2.4 you place a comment on the site;
2.5 you submit an entry to a competition or prize draw; or
2.6 you disclose your data to us through the site at any other point.
3. USE OF YOUR DATA
3.1 We use your data to:
3.1.1 process the registration of your on-line account and maintain your on-line account;
3.1.2 process and complete orders you place via the site;
3.1.3 process and deal with any complaints or enquiries made by you;
3.1.4 monitor, develop and improve the site and your experience;
3.1.5 make comments available on the site;
3.1.6 where (and only where) consented to by you, to send you and keep you updated with information by email/post/telephone about existing and new services and special offers from us.
3.1.7 where (and only where) consented to by you, to send you information by email/post/telephone about products or services of selected third parties; and
3.1.8 where you are a prize winner, to publish or otherwise make available a list of prize winners.
3.2 To opt-out of receiving any information pursuant to paragraphs 3.1.7 or 3.1.8, you can:
i. amend your preferences accordingly in your on-line account;
ii. use the facility contained in any such communication; or
iii. email us at [email protected] stating your name.
Your request to be removed from our email list may take up to five (5) business days to become effective. Please note that you may receive emails that were already in process even though we have removed you from our list. Even if you are removed from our list, please know that if you place an order on our site we will send you an email confirmation.
3.3 your data will be held by us for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, for the settlement of any potential disputes which may be raised or otherwise in accordance with legal requirements.
3.4 Please be aware that when you choose to post a comment review to the site, this and any personal data that you choose to include in it may be made available on the site and therefore be accessible to any visitor to the site. Please therefore think carefully about the content of your comment and only make available what you are happy for others to read.
4. PASSING ON YOUR DATA TO THIRD PARTIES
4.1 We may pass on your data to other parties as follows:
4.1.1 to our employees, agents and sub-contractors to administer your on-line account and orders and other parts of the services;
4.1.2 to third parties in the circumstances set out in Clause 3.1.8;
4.1.3 some general statistical information about the site user base, sales patterns, traffic volumes and related matters may be passed on to reputable third parties and cookies (see 6 below) and other web analytics may be collected and processed by a third on our behalf but these details will not include information personally identifying you;
4.1.4 we may disclose your data to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or where required by law;
4.2 we do not actually pass your data to third persons other than in the circumstances set out in 4.1 above. Any administration or correspondence under paragraph 4.1 (save in the case of 4.1.2) is conducted by us on behalf of third parties and they do not have any access to your data unless you yourself choose to contact them or give your consent to such third persons directly.
5. DATA SECURITY
5.1 We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your data. All the data collected by us is stored on a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all personally identifiable information you input when you place an order before it is sent to us.
6.2 For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.
7. ACCESS TO AND UPDATING YOUR DATA
7.1 Where you are a registered on-line account holder, you may access and update your data contained in your on-line account. You must make sure that you update your data as soon as possible with any and all relevant changes.
7.2 If you would like to receive a copy of your data held by us, please email [email protected]
8. LOCATION OF AND TRANSFERS OF YOUR DATA
Your data may be held or accessed by howies entities or its affiliates in Europe and the US in the course of providing the site and services to you. We also use third party providers in order to fulfil the purposes set out in paragraph 3 above who may be located in countries in Europe or in the US. In terms of any such transfers, we ensure that your data is transferred with relevant and appropriate contractual and other safeguards in place to ensure that it is kept secure and handled in accordance with relevant privacy laws. When you access or use this site, you consent to this transfer of your data on these terms. Please also note that if you choose to post a comment on the site then this and any personal data you choose to include in it may potentially be available to site users worldwide.
9. OTHER LINKS
Please be aware that the site may link to other web sites that may be accessed by you through our site. We are not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these linked web sites and encourage you to review the policies on these other sites.
10. CONTACTING US
11. GO AND PUT THE KETTLE ON
If you just read all that, well done! Go and put the kettle on for a cuppa. We hope it all made sense and you know what you need to know, you can always ask us if you need anything else.