A World of Oak A Touch of Pine
Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

What information do we collect

We collect data from you when you register on our site or place an order with us (whether as a guest to the site or from a personally created account). You can, however, visit our site anonymously at any time.

What do we use your information for?

We may use your information in the following ways:

  • To personalise your shopping experience by being able to respond to your individual requirements
  • To improve our service to you by evaluating feedback and information from you
  • To improve our customer service and technical support
  • To process transactions (your information both public and private will not be shared, sold, exchanged or given to any 3rd party company for any reason whatsoever without your consent, except for delivering the intended product or service that you have requested from us
  • To send periodic emails to include email marketing – you can unsubscribe from any marketing contact from us through the link at the bottom of the email
  • To administer a promotion, event or for our customer database
  • To assist you in the event of a problem completing your purchase
 

How long do we hold your data?

Personal data relating to transactions is anonymised after seven years and your account will be removed after seven years of inactivity.

Personal data that is used for marketing purposes will be retained indefinitely unless you choose to opt out.

How do we protect and safeguard your personal information?

We have a variety of security measures in place to protect your personal information. These include electronic safeguards, such as encryption, and physical safeguards and security.

Card payments are encrypted by our secure third-party payment provider. No payment information is stored by us.

Your Consent

By using our site you consent to our Privacy Policy and Terms and conditions.

Withdrawing your consent

If you would like to withdraw your consent, please contact us directly. Once you notify us of your request, we will respond to you as soon as possible. Wherever possible, we will anonymise all records relating to you and to your account, including all transactions and communication.

Who has access to your data?

Access to your personal data is restricted at all times. Only our employees or trusted agents will be able to access your data. Their access and activities are restricted to the purposes outlined above. These parties are:

  • Us; we have direct access to your data.
  • Our web designers, Polyspaston Ltd., host our website and have access to personal data to ensure its corrects function.
 

Changes to our privacy policy

If we decide to change or update our privacy policy, we will do so on this page. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy.

Unsolicited Email Policy

Internet user privacy is of upmost importance to us and our customers. Our success depends on our ability to maintain the trust of our customers. To this end, we have two overriding policies:

Message recipient policy

Before customers can receive email messages, advertising or promotions, customers must have agreed to receive such messages, by either purchasing from us or by opting into one of our mailing lists. Any recipient may request at any time to be removed from our list, and we will comply with that request. In addition, we will thoroughly investigate any allegations made by recipients relating to unsolicited messages.

Policy against advertising our website using unsolicited email messages

We require that all e-mails promoting our business or its products are sent only to customers who have agreed to receive such messages. We prohibit any advertising of our brand and website using unsolicited email messages. If you feel you've been sent unsolicited emails promoting our brand or website and would like to register a complaint, please email us using our contact page. We will immediately investigate all allegations made related to unsolicited messages.

Your email address is safe with us. We never sell or share your email addresses with other companies.

You can unsubscribe at any time. We require that each email message sent out from us includes an easy way for subscribers to remove themselves via an unsubscribe link. If you receive a newsletter or email and decide you don't like it, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

If you feel you've been sent unsolicited email and would like to register a complaint, please email us using our contact page.

Definition of Spam

Spam is unsolicited email sent in bulk. Any promotion, information or solicitation that is sent to a person via email without their prior consent, where there is no pre-existing relationship between the sender and the recipient, is spam.

Cookies

We provide online services that are easy to use, useful and reliable. These can involve placing small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone or other device. These include small files known as cookies.

Every time you visit our website (http://www.atouchofpine.co.uk) we collect the following information:

a. Technical information relating to the Internet Protocol(IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. We obtain this data through our analytics tracking system. We process this data, so we can monitor and analyse how our website is used so we can improve our website and the products/ services we offer.

b. Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL), clickstream to, through and from our website (including data and time),products/ services you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page. We process this data, so we can monitor and analyse how our website is used so we can improve our website and our products/services.

Our website and blog use Google Analytics and Jetpack to monitor site performance and visitor engagement. We use MailChimp to collect signups to our newsletter.

All these services use cookies to function.

Most web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings. You may set up your computer to reject cookies altogether, in that case, you may not be able to use certain features on our website.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gooptout.

Social networking websites

Social networking websites may place cookies on your computer. Social bookmarks are a way of saving links to web pages that interest you, and sharing those links with other people. You should read their respective privacy policies carefully to find out what happens to any data that these services collect when you use them.

More about Cookies

For more information about how to manage your cookies, visit aboutcookies.org.

A World of Oak A Touch of Pine
May 2018