Terms & Conditions
Who we are
Effective date of this policy: September 2021
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
The personal information we collect might include, but is not limited to:
Cookies and usage data
If you purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, but is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information on to third party service providers when needed to complete a service you have requested (for example: email newsletters). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes
Third Party Product Providers we work in association with: When you are using our secure online cart pages, your payment is processed by a third party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
We may use your information to:
process orders that you have submitted;
to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
dealing with entries into a competition;
notify you of changes to our services;
send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
activities, promotions of our associated brands.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
We may use online advertising tools from time to time to promote our website, products or other information related to our products or services (for example sales etc). This allows us to inform you of new or exciting offers that may be of interest to you. This is done via a third party application that can display relevant advertising content on other sites that you visit after you have visited our site. No personal information is collected during this process.
You can opt out of receiving targeted marketing advertising by managing your google ads preferences, some guidance on how to do this can be found here: http://support.google.com/ads
or you can opt out of all third party vendor ads using the guidelines found on the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page
or control the use of device identifiers in your device settings.
How we protect your data
We never store or retain any of your credit card details when purchasing items from our site. All payment transactions are transacted through third party servers that are PCI compliant (such as Barclaycard or Stripe for example). Any details you share with us – for example shipping address or email address is retained on our servers, but is encrypted. We use this information to be able to contact you again if we need to. Our site is 256 Bit encrypted via SSL – when you are on a secure page the “lock” icon will appear in the address bar of your web browser.
Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
What third parties we receive data from
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.