Privacy issues are very important to us, given the current regulatory and technical environment and we are committed to protecting your privacy.
Collection of Personal Data
We collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature. The use of this information may be for the following purposes:
- When ordering or registering, we will ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, credit card information or other information. We use this information in order to process your order or registration, for credit purposes and to notify you of the status of your order or account.
- We also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for any purpose other than the redemption of the gift purchase.
- We may disclose your information to other parties for the purposes of processing and fulfilling your order or registration.
We may also use the information that we collect from you to notify you from time to time about functionality changes to our website, the service that we provide and details of special or promotional offers.
Protection of Personal Data
We have taken every possible precaution to create a secure environment to protect the personal information supplied by you to us when making an order or creating an account. When an order is submitted or account created we offer the use of a secure service. Essentially we have adopted the industry standard encryption methods in that the secure service software (SSL) encrypts all information input before it is sent to us. In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and for maximum peace of mind we can advise that we have implemented strict security procedures in relation to the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us for the purpose of preventing unauthorized access. For security reasons and to protect your right to privacy we may occasionally request proof of identity from you before disclosing any sensitive information to you or accepting any order from you.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information (data) to others. We may provide statistics or analytic records about our customers, sales, traffic patterns to reputable third party vendors but this information will not include any personally identifying information on you.
We employ third parties and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples of these might be analysis of data, processing credit card payments and customer services duties. Please rest assured that those companies and individuals who have access to any such personal information are not permitted to use this information for any other purposes and they are required to process any such data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Consent and Data Protection