What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files stored on your computer or device when you browse this website. They are used to 'remember' information including pages and items viewed, items placed into the shopping basket and items purchased. The cookies store this information in order for to you use and purchase from this website. They cannot harm your computer or store any personally identifiable information such as your name, address, credit card or other contact details.
Cookies are essential to the effective operation of this website and enable you to shop online with us. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the website but not purchase from it. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but please refer to 'How do I manage cookies?' below for help how to turn cookies on and off should you need to.
Types of cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in the operation of this website. They are used for a variety of purposes such as remembering the pages visited, items placed in the shopping basket and that the website is in use. This website does not store any personally identifiable information within any cookie or cookie type including any text fields you have completed and credit card information.
These cookies collect anonymous information on how users browse the website, the data is merged and used to help us understand how users operate the website so we can make improvements to enhance your online experience. For example we employ Google Analytics cookies to help us record how users arrive and find the website, how they browse and use the website, so we can improve areas such as navigation, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. Other cookies may include tracking purchases for 3rd party affiliate partners, royalty schemes and promotions. Again the data stored by these cookies is not personally identifiable and cannot be used to identify any individual users.
These cookies remember your choices and preferences such as currency, items viewed, search parameters, wish-lists and any items saved for later. These cookies provide the user with an enhanced user experience making their visits more personalised and pleasant. Again any information collected and stored by these cookies is merged and is not personally identifiable and cannot be used to identify any individual users.
Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These 3rd party cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising decisions relevant to your interests. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
How do I manage cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings, it will mean that your shopping experience will be limited to browsing and that you won't be able to add products to your basket and purchase them.
To enable and disable cookies will depend on the browser you use, to help manage this we have provided the following details on how to enable cookies for the most popular browsers:-
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Internet options"
2. Click on the "Privacy" tab
3. Select 'Medium' or higher
For Google Chrome
1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Settings"
2. Click on the "Show advanced settings" link
3. Under 'Privacy' click on the 'Content Setting...' button
4. Select 'Allow local data to be set' as recommended.
For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Options"
2. Click on the "privacy" icon
3. Select 'Use custom settings for history'
4. Select 'Accept cookies from sites' and 'Accept third- party cookies'
Personal information we collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number). We refer to this information as “Order Information”.
How do we use your personal information?
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfil any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Sharing your personal Information
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site - you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
- Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Do not track
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
We will retain your information for no longer than necessary, taking into account any legal obligations we have (e.g. to maintain records for tax purposes), any other legal basis we have for using your information (e.g. your consent or our legitimate interests as a business).
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information, unless this conflicts with our compliance of a legal responsibility.
Correspondence and enquiries
When you make an enquiry or correspond with us for any reason, whether by email or via our contact form, we will retain your information for as long as it takes to respond to and resolve your enquiry and indefinitely afterward unless it is requested to be deleted AND it does not interfere with our compliance with laws and our legitimate business interest.
We retain the information you used to sign up for our email newsletter for as long as you remain subscribed (i.e. you do not unsubscribe).
The Site is not intended for users under the age of 16. We do not knowingly or intentionally gather personal information about visitors who are under the age of 16. If you are aware of, or suspect that, someone under the age of 16 is using the Site without permission, please notify us immediately by contacting us as detailed below. If you have questions or concerns about the Internet and privacy for your child, we encourage you to check out the FTC Guidelines for protecting your child’s privacy online.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing via our registered office address: ShopCurious Ltd, 52 High Street, Pinner, Middx. HA5 5PW.
Effective 20th Feb 2020