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Privacy

 

We take your privacy very seriously and our goal is to protect your information. We will at all times comply with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that the personal information you give us is kept appropriately secure and processed fairly and lawfully. In this section you can find out:

  1. what personal information we collect
  2. how and when it is collected
  3. what we use it for now
  4. how we will use it in the future
  5. details of any third parties to whom we may disclose your personal information.

If you have any questions about the way in which your information is being collected or used which are not answered by this Privacy Statement please contact us on 01483 281417

Changes to our Privacy Statement
We may change our Privacy Statement occasionally so please check this page from time to time. Any changes to the Privacy Statement will become valid 30 days after it has been posted on the site.

Why do you need to collect my personal information?

When you place an order with us we collect certain personal information from you, for example, your name, postal address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and credit/debit card numbers. We use this information to identify you as a customer, to process your order to deliver products, to process payments and to update our records. We also use this information to generally manage your account with us and to provide you with information about our products.

We will also collect personal information from you at other times, such as if you register to receive email updates from us or to enter a competition (even if you do not place an order with us). This will be used to provide you with information about our products.

Sometimes we may ask you for other details, for example product size and category preferences, age and any special dates (such as birthday and anniversary). These will be used to enhance our service to you. Providing us with this sort of information is entirely voluntary, however we may not be able to process your order if you do not provide us with all the requested information.

Entering a competition
If you enter a competition, information is collected to check the entry. It may also be used to contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. If you have agreed to do so we may also use this personal information to inform you of other products and special offers from Kitbag and/or provide your personal information to other carefully selected companies or organisations in order that they may inform you of their products and services.


Do you give my personal information to other third parties?

Where you have consented to our doing so we may also share this information with other carefully selected companies or organisations in order that they may inform you of their products and services.

In certain circumstances we may share your information with our partner companies and service providers (including the companies we have chosen to handle our order despatch service and our delivery company) who act on our behalf with activities such as

  • fulfilling orders
  • processing payments
  • carrying out promotional services
  • data management

We will only provide these companies with the information which they need to carry out their services and they will not be allowed to use the information for other purposes. They will only be allowed to use your information in the way in which we instruct them and as permitted by the UK's Data Protection Act 1998.

You also acknowledge and agree that in certain circumstances we may be obliged to disclose personal information relating to you to third parties, for example, in order to

  • conform to any requirements of law
  • comply with any legal process
  • to prevent and detect fraud
  • to protect and defend the rights and property of Kitbag

At all times where we disclose your information for the purposes of fraud prevention it will remain secure.

Sending your data overseas
It may be necessary for us to transfer your information to countries outside the European Union which do not provide the same level of protection as the UK. If we for any reason need to do so, we will make sure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Statement and the UK's Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable data protection laws so that your personal data is kept secure.


Is there any other information you collect about me?

We may monitor or record your communications with us, for quality control and training purposes. We will at all times comply with the requirements of UK Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that the personal information you give us is kept appropriately secure and processed fairly and lawfully.


How do you protect my personal information?

Your information is contained on a secure server database, which is accessible only by a limited number of employees who have authorised access rights to such information.

  • When you are asked to enter any personal details or credit/debit card information you can be assured that the website will be secure. This is easily identifiable by an icon in the bottom of the browser window resembling an unbroken key or a closed lock.
  • All sensitive and credit/debit card information you supply to the Veritas Gifts Store is transmitted via Secure technology. This ensures that the information being sent is secure.

  • Your personal information is password-protected to prevent unauthorised access to it. Do not divulge your password to anyone.

What should I do to protect my personal information?

Your personal information is password-protected to prevent unauthorised access to it. We recommend that you:

  • create a password that cannot be easily guessed (as a guide a mixture of 6-8 letters and numbers is best)
  • do not divulge your password to anyone
  • change your password from time to time