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Christopher J Ward
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PRIVACY

This is our Privacy Policy. It is written in Plain English with the minimum technical jargon necessary and no small print. We have followed the guidelines and rules of International influence, especially the European Union ('EU') General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the USA California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is being used online. So what exactly is it? PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

We are based in the UK. We endeavor to abide by the privacy laws of every country. If you are aware of any specific privacy law, rule or regulation that we have not covered, please contact us.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, we may collect your name, eMail address, mailing address, phone number and IP Address.


When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter or otherwise enter information on our site.


How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, or respond to a survey or marketing communication in the following ways:


Your payment information

We use a renown, trusted third party payment processing service to handle your payment to us. We do not store your credit/debit card information.

How we use payment information:


How do we protect your information?


Information Retention

We must comply with a number of statutory and regulatory requirements in relation to the retention of data. Your personal data must be retained for a period of no less than six years following the closure of your account with us, or six years from the date of the last transaction, whichever is the latter. We do not sell or rent your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes.

We will periodically monitor your personal information to ensure that we do not keep it for longer than is required by law.


Your Rights relating to your information

You have the Right to:

If you want to exercise your rights, have a complaint, or just have questions, please contact us.


Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These enable the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and store/remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (FireFox, Chrome, Opera etc) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies in your browser:


Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell or trade your personally identifiable information.

We may disclose and share your personal data with Business partners, suppliers, sub-contractors and other third parties that we use in connection with the running of our business:


Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google

Google's advertising requirements are defined by Google's Advertising Principles. These principles are in place to provide a positive experience for Users. Google Adwords Policy

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site or any other third party advertising system but we may do so in the future.


California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA was the first state law in the USA to require commercial websites and online services to post a Privacy Policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world), that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from Californian consumers, to post a conspicuous Privacy Policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: consumercal.org

In Accordance with CalOPPA, we agree to the following:


How does our site handle 'do not track' signals?

We do not track signals or use tracking advertising. However, if we permit a third party advertising system on our site in the future, they may use tracking beyond our control.


Does our site allow third party behavioural tracking?

We currently do not permit any third party advertising. However, if we do so in the future, they may use behavioural tracking beyond our control.


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

With regard to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the USA's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule. This defines what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.


Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the World. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:


CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act (USA) is a law that sets the rules for commercial eMail, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have eMails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your eMail address in order to:


To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future eMails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each eMail and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding our Privacy Policy you may contact us:

eMail: info at professorcad.co.uk

Unit 85, Gower View Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales, UK.


Policy Last Edited on: 15/02/2019