Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal details on our website:

Last updated: 1 October 2015

Security Direct Products Limited (Registered number 7187931), whose registered office is at our Head Offices at Rose Villa Estate, BEVERLEY, HU17 8PP, knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy and forms part of our website terms and conditions ("Website Terms").

By accepting our Website Terms or by visiting www.securitydirect.uk.com ("the Website") you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

The Website is brought to you by Security Direct Products Limited. Security Direct Products Limited believes it is important to protect your Personal Data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) and we are committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy. This policy explains how we may collect Personal Data about you. It also explains some of the security measures we take to protect your Personal Data, and tells you certain things we will do and not do. You should read this policy in conjunction with the Website Terms.

1.      Collecting Information

We may collect Personal Data about you from a number of sources, including the following:

1.1.          From you when you agree to take a service or product from us, in which case this may include your contact details, how you will pay for the product or service and your bank details.

1.2.          From you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, in which case, this may tell us something about how you use our services.

1.3.          From documents that are available to the public, such as the electoral register.

2.      Using Your Personal Information

2.1.          Personal Data about our customers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes:

 

2.1.1.              To help us to identify you when you contact us.

2.1.2.              To help us to identify accounts, services and/or products which you could have from us or selected partners from time to time. We may do this by automatic means using a scoring system, which uses the Personal Data you have provided and/or any information we hold about you and Personal Data from third party agencies (including credit reference agencies).

2.1.3.              To help us to administer and to contact you about improved administration of any accounts, services and products we have provided before, do provide now or will or may provide in the future.

2.1.4.              To allow us to carry out marketing analysis and customer profiling (including with transactional information), conduct research, including creating statistical and testing information.

2.1.5.              To help to prevent and detect fraud or loss.

2.1.6.              To allow us to contact you in any way (including mail, email, telephone, visit, text or multimedia messages) about products and services offered by us and selected partners unless you have previously asked us not to do so.

2.1.7.              We may monitor and record communications with you (including phone conversations and emails) for quality assurance and compliance.

2.1.8.              We may check your details with fraud prevention agencies. If you provide false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this.

2.2.                   We will not disclose your Personal Data to any third party except in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2.3.                   We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:

2.3.1.              If we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired or are in the process of being acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by us, about our customers, will be one of the transferred assets.

2.3.2.              If we have been legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

2.3.3.              We employ companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf and we may disclose your Personal Data to these parties for the purposes set out in clause 2.1 or, for example, for fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links) and providing customer service. Those parties are bound by strict contractual provisions with us and only have access to Personal Data needed to perform their functions, and may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998.  From time to time, these other people and organisations to whom we may pass your Personal Data may be outside the European Economic Area.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Data Protection Act 1998.

2.4.          Where you give us Personal Data on behalf of someone else, you confirm that you have provided them with the information set out in this Privacy Policy and that they have not objected to such use of their Personal Data.

2.5.          In connection with any transaction which we enter into with you:

2.5.1.              We, and other companies in our group, may carry out credit and fraud prevention checks with one or more licensed credit reference and fraud prevention agencies. We and they may keep a record of the search. Information held about you by these agencies may be linked to records relating to other people living at the same address with whom you are financially linked. These records will also be taken into account in credit and fraud prevention checks. Information from your application and payment details of your account will be recorded with one or more of these agencies and may be shared with other organisations to help make credit and insurance decisions about you and members of your household with whom you are financially linked and for debt collection and fraud prevention. This includes those who have moved house and who have missed payments.

2.5.2.              If you provide false or inaccurate information to us and we suspect fraud, we will record this and may share it with other people and organisations. We, and other credit and insurance organisations, may also use technology to detect and prevent fraud.

2.5.3.              If you need details of those credit agencies and fraud prevention agencies from which we obtain and with which we record information about you, please write to our Data Protection Manager at Security Direct Products Limited, Rose Villa Estate, BEVERLEY, HU17 8PP.

3.     Protecting Information

We have strict security measures to protect Personal Data.

3.1.          We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.

3.2.          We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.

3.3.          We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.

3.4.          It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

4.      The Internet

4.1.          If you communicate with us using the Internet, we may occasionally email you about our services and products. When you first give us Personal Data through the Website, we will normally give you the opportunity to say whether you would prefer us not to contact you by email. You can also always send us an email (at the address set out below) at any time if you change your mind.

4.2.          Please remember that communications over the Internet, such as emails and webmails(messages sent through a website), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before they are delivered - this is the nature of the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.

4.3.          We may use 'cookies' to monitor how people use our site. This helps us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout and function of the sites. A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive through your browser, to recognise your browser and which records how you have used a website. This means that when you go back to that website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about your last visit. You can normally alter the settings of your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies.

4.4.          If you do not want us to use cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. However, you may not be able to use some of the products or services on our website without cookies.

5.      Turning Off Cookies in Different Browsers

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

6.      Links

6.1.          The Website may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer Personal Data to these advertisers or third-party websites.

6.2.          These third-party websites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on the Website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalise advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies (also called "ad networks" or "network advertisers"), including information about how to opt-out of their information collection.

6.3.          We exclude all liability for loss that you may incur when using these third party websites. 

7.      Further Information

7.1.          If you would like any more information or you have any comments about our Privacy Policy, please either write to us at Data Protection Manager, Security Direct Products Limited, Rose Villa, BEVERLEY, HU17 8PP, or email us at [email protected]

7.2.         We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to you, in which case, we will publish the amended version on the Website.  You confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any change to this Privacy Policy from time to time.  It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether this Privacy Policy has changed. 

7.3.          You can ask us for a copy of this Privacy Policy and of any amended Privacy Policy by writing to the above address or by emailing us at [email protected] This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Data we hold about individuals. It does not apply to information we hold about companies and other organisations.

7.4.          If you would like access to the Personal Data that we hold about you, you can do this by emailing us at [email protected] or writing to us at the address noted above. There may be a nominal charge of £10 to cover administrative costs.

7.5.          We aim to keep the Personal Data we hold about you accurate and up to date.  If you tell us that we are holding any inaccurate Personal Data about you, we will delete it or correct it promptly. Please email us at [email protected] or write to us at the address above to update your Personal Data.

 

 


Communications

You agree that email and other electronic communications can be used as a long-distance means of communication and acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

We will contact you by email or provide you with information by telephone or in writing



Website

 

Please read these terms and conditions carefully as they contain important information about your rights and obligations when using this website (the 'Website') and in particular clause 7.3

The Website is owned and operated by Security Direct Product Ltd ('we'/'us'/'our'), a limited company (trading as Security Direct), registered in England and Wales under company number: 7187931.  Our VAT Number is: 990908675. Our Head Office address and Registered Office is Rose Villa, Bentley, Beverley HU17 8PP.

The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our Website.

By browsing on or using the Website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions which, together with our privacy policy, governs our relationship with you regarding the use of our Website.

1.      ACCESS

 

1.1.          You will be able to access parts of the Website without having to register any details with us. However, from time to time certain areas of this Website may be accessible only if you are a registered user.

1.2.          You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

1.3.         We make reasonable efforts to ensure that this Website is available to view and use 24 hours a day throughout each year however, this is not guaranteed. The Website may be temporarily unavailable at anytime because of: server or systems failure or other technical issues; reasons that are beyond our control; required updating, maintenance or repair

1.4.          Where possible we will try to give you advance warning of maintenance issues but shall not be obliged to do so.

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2.     INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

2.1.         The content of the Website is protected by copyright (including design copyrights), trade marks, patent, database and other intellectual property rights and similar proprietary rights which include, (without limitation), all rights in materials, works, techniques, computer programs, source codes, data, technical information, trading business brand names, goodwill, service marks utility models, semi-conductor topography rights, the style or presentation of the goods or services, creations, inventions or improvements upon or additions to an invention, confidential information, know-how and any research effort relating to Security Direct Product Ltd (trading as Security Direct), moral rights and any similar rights in any country (whether registered or unregistered and including applications for and the right to apply for them in any part of the world).

2.2.          You acknowledge that the intellectual property rights in the material and content supplied as part of the Website shall remain with us or our licensors.

2.3.          You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on the Website subject to the condition that the material may only be used for personal non-commercial purposes. Copying or storing the contents of the Website for other than personal use is expressly prohibited.

2.4.         You may retrieve and display the content of the Website on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices.

2.5.          You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Website.

2.6.         You acknowledge that any other use of the material and content of this Website is strictly prohibited and you agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works from such material and content.

2.7.          No licence is granted to you to use any of our trade marks or those of our affiliated companies.

3.      DISCLAIMER

 

3.1.          It shall be your responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through the Website meet your specific requirements.

3.2.          We will not be liable to you if the Website is unavailable at any time.

3.3.          We attempt to ensure that the information available on the Website at any time is accurate. However, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of material on this Website. We use all reasonable endeavours to correct errors and omissions as quickly as practicable after becoming aware or being notified of them. We make no commitment to ensure that such material is correct or up to date.

3.4.          All drawings, images, descriptive matter and specifications on the Website are for the sole purpose of giving an approximate description for your general information only and should be used only as a guide.

3.5.          Any prices and offers are only valid at the time they are published on the Website.

3.6.          All prices and descriptions supersede all previous publications.

3.7.          Every effort is made to keep information regarding stock availability on the Website up to date. However, we do not guarantee that this is the case, or that stock will always be available.

3.8.          The Website is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties o