Opie oils and your data
We take online security very seriously, that's why Opie Oils promise to protect your personal and credit card information with the highest levels of data privacy and security.
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Data Protection Legislation
Opie Oils are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and your data is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). Our data protection registration number is Z1812143.
What personal information about customers does Opie Oils gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and improve your shopping experience at Opie Oils. We use the information to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders, products, services and promotional offers, update our records and recommend merchandise and services that might be of interest to you. We also use this information to improve our store and platform, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.
Information You Give Us
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising future shopping for you, improving our stores, and communicating with you.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use "cookies" and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses Opie Oils.
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how visitors use this web site. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form; no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on this website. The anonymous information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for use by Opie Oils only.
To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Opie Oils if your computer supports such capabilities.
Information from Other Sources
We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
What About Cookies?
- Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as 1-Click purchasing, personalised greetings and storage of items in your Shopping Basket between visits.
- Please see our controlling cookies page for information on how to restrict and disable cookies and our cookie details page for information about the specific cookies we use on www.opieoils.co.uk.
Does Opie Oils share the Information it receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. Opie Oils shares customer information only as described below;
Third Party Service Providers
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by the UK's Data Protection Act.
We sometimes use a third party company to record your visit (through "cookies") for later analysis, however anything marked as sensitive (such as input fields & our whole basket area) is ignored and your visit is anonymous, therefore any data you enter is not transmitted to any external server.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that Opie Oils or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of Opie Oils and Others
We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of Opie Oils, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in a way that is contrary to the commitments made in this Privacy Notice.
With your consent
Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside of the European Economic Area in the course of sharing information as set out above, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by the applicable laws on data protection.
What Information Can I Access?
Opie Oils gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with Opie Oils for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. Personal and transactional account information can be viewed by logging in to your account.
Opie Oils uses services provided by ConstantContact to manage our list of email addresses for people who have indicated that they wish to receive newsletters and other marketing information from us.
What Choices Do I Have?
- As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of other Opie Oils features.
- You can add or update certain information in your account.
- If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, select 'No' for 'Would you like to receive emails from us?' when registering or click 'Safe Unsubscribe' from any Opie Oils email. You may also write to us at the address found on the Contact page.
- Google Analytics publish privacy and opt-out information.