Privacy Policy

UK Privacy Policy

Leeds DEC’s Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal data we collect from you or you provide to us, and also to help you make informed decisions when using Leeds DEC’s website and services.


By using or accessing Leeds DEC’s website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), the data controller is Leeds DEC, 233- 236 Roundhay Rd, Leeds, LS8 4HS


What information is collected
In order to buy goods from us, a user must first complete the registration process. During registration a user is required to provide their contact information (such as name, e-mail address, and postal address).  Users are also required to provide and verify a valid e-mail address before the account creation process can be completed.
You acknowledge, therefore, that we may collect and process the following data about you:
•    Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website (at www.leedsdec.org.uk/shop This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, posting material or requesting further services. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
•    We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
•    Details of transactions you carry out through our site and the fulfilment of your orders.
•    Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.
 
Our Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data we store for each user session that gives you a unique ID number. We use cookies to allow us to personalise your experience on our website and to allow you to move from page to page while staying logged into your account.


You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, but if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. 


Log Files
We do track certain information such as type of browser and log on time for our own use. We use this information only to track from where our users may be coming and what type of software they are using. We keep this information so we can continuously improve our users' online experience and improve Leeds DEC’s website. None of this information can ever be traced back to any specific person and is useful only to LeedsDEC. 


Correction/Updating Personal Data
LeedsDEC users are able to change their personal data at any time through their account on the LeedsDEC website. 
By submitting your personal data, you agree to staff processing your payment details and your order. We take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Uses made of your information
We use information held about you in the following ways:


•    To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
•    To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
•    To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
•    To allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so.
•    To notify you about changes to our service.
•    Leeds DEC does not share, sell or rent your contact information. 

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:


•    If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
•    If we our substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers and Ambassadors will be one of the transferred assets.
•    If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Service or terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property of safety of Leeds DEC, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


How we protect your information
Leeds DEC takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.


LeedsDEC uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal data is required. To make online purchases from LeedsDEC, you must use an SSL-enabled browser. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet.


We encourage you to take precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Among other things change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser.


While we use both passwords and usernames to protect information online, we also take steps to protect users' information off-line. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices and only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment and professionally maintained. Please keep in mind that you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by notifying us accordingly at the time or by contacting us at any time at info@leedsdec.org.uk 

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy and should be addressed to info@leedsdec.org.uk

 

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