THE LEGAL BIT
We are trying to keep stuff really simple, but we have to have a few legal bits in place to protect both you and us.
We use four terms a lot in this page:
- The User – that means you
- The Company – that means us
- Abruzzi Partners Ltd is the name of this company that trades as Really Useful Stuff
- Data – This is information about you that is used by us to help provide our service.
This Policy applies between you, the User of this Web Site and us, Abruzzi Partners Ltd the owner and provider of this Web Site.
This policy is important because it applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems. So it sets out what we do with the knowledge we have about you.
When you register with Really Useful Stuff we ask you for some information.
That means we may hold stuff about you on our records like:
date of birth;
contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
IP address (automatically collected);
web browser type and version (automatically collected);
operating system (automatically collected);
a list of URLS starting with a referring site, your activity on this Web Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and
Cookie information (see below).
The important bit is what we do with that information that is personal to you:
We keep the information stored about you for as long as you keep using our web site and stay connected to us. We can store this information for up to 6 months.
We promise we won’t tell anyone else anything about you. Unless the law tells us to or lets us share that information. So we will not tell your personal stuff to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
We keep your personal stuff really safe/ All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
We might use your information for ourselves in order to improve our service, for example we might want to get better at:
- Internal record keeping;
- Improvement of our products / services;
- Transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
- Contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Web Site.
Third Party Web Sites and Services
The company may, from time to time, have to get others to help us do stuff such as
- Delivery of purchased items
- Search engine facilities
- Advertising and marketing.
When they are doing work for us they may need to use your personal data but we will not under any circumstances allow them to share your information with anyone else.
And of course any of your information that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Changes of Business Ownership and Control
We don’t intend selling our company but you never know we could expand or reduce or change ownership.
Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant be transferred along with the company and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was supplied by you.
In the event that any Data submitted by Users will be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will be given the choice to have your Data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.
Controlling Access to your Data
Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
- Use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
- Sharing Data with third parties.
- Your Right to Withhold Information
You may access certain areas of the Web Site without providing any Data at all. However, to use all Services and Systems available on the Web Site you may be required to submit Account information or other Data. You can withhold any data about you but it might restrict you from using all of the site.
Accessing your own Data
You may access your Account at any time to view or amend the Data we hold about you. You may need to modify or update your Data if your circumstances change. Additional Data as to your marketing preferences may also be stored and you may change this at any time.
You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal Data on payment of a small administration fee of £1.00
Data security is of great importance to Abruzzi Partners Ltd and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected online.
Apart from the biscuit varieties, Cookies are on your computer and track your data movements.
This means a small text file will be placed on your computer by Abruzzi Partners Ltd when you visit certain parts of this Web Site. This allows us to identify recurring visitors and to analyse their browsing habits within the Web Site. Where e-commerce facilities are provided, Cookies may be used to store your shopping basket.
Abruzzi Partners Ltd may set and access first-party Cookies on your computer. These Cookies are integral to the services provided by the Web Site to you.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling Cookies may prevent you from using the full range of Services available on the Web Site.
You may delete Cookies, however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Web Site more quickly.
Please ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your browser if you are unsure as to how to adjust your privacy settings.
Changes to this Policy
Any changes will be immediately posted on the Web Site and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Web Site following the alterations.