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The Fair Trade Store Privacy Policy

THE FAIR TRADE STORE is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our website. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By registering or placing an order on this website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

Information That We Collect From You

When you visit, register or order products or services on www.thefairtradestore.co.uk you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, contact details and credit or debit card information.

We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and e-mails or letters you send to us. 
 

Use of Your Information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our website and to supply the goods or services you have requested. It will also enable us to bill you and to contact you where necessary concerning your orders. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website or our services. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know by email about other products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know at enquiries@thefairtradestore.co.uk

Disclosure of Your Information

THE FAIR TRADE STORE does not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfillment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.

Those parties process information, fulfill and deliver orders, process credit card payments and provide support services on our behalf. We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our website to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.        

Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Cookies

This website uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer.

Cookies are small amounts of information, which we store on your computer.
They do not allow us access to your computer and do not store any details relating to you or your credit cards. They are used by most websites and are designed to improve your experience and journey whilst on that site.
Cookies are not computer programs, and can't read other information saved on your hard drive. They cannot be used to disseminate viruses, or get a user's email address etc. They only contain and transfer to the website as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to that website.

They are also used after you have logged on as part of that process. You may set up your computer to reject cookies by following the relevant instructions which can be found at www.aboutcookies.org  In that case, you may not be able to use certain features on our site. If you do not wish to receive cookies in the future, please let us know at enquiries@thefairtradestore.co.uk

If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place orders or benefit from the other features that use cookies. Data collected by this site is used to:-
  (a) Take and fulfill customer orders
  (b) Administer and enhance the site and service
  (c) Issue a unique identifier (e.g. customer login)
  (d) Monitor customer account status beyond that required for individual purchases
  (e) Only disclose information to third parties for goods delivery purposes
 
Unless you have indicated your objection when disclosing your details to us, our system will issue cookies to your computer when you log on to the site. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the site during future visits. They also allow us to monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the site for you.

For further reassurance, please click on the green triangular icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen when viewing this website. 

Security and Data Retention

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
The standards we set are in line with the requirements of The Data Protection Act 1998.

Accessing and Updating

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us at enquiries@thefairtradestore.co.uk We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to THE FAIR TRADE STORE`s website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

Contact Us

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to enquiries@thefairtradestore.co.uk