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GDPR Notice

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Notice

 

The new GDPR law comes into effect on 25th May, 2018 when many will benefit from the added privacy protection this law will afford.  As part of this new GDPR legislation, anyone who receives emailed correspondence must agree to this.  

Allied Traders Ltd have collected your information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.  Your information is additionally used to provide customer support and to arrange any deliveries we make.  

Currently to be able to service your needs we hold contact details for you in the form of your name, address, contact telephone number/s and email address.  This information is only used and will continue to only be used to send standard emails, such as order queries and acknowledgement where relevant, invoices, statements and occasional emails/mail shots from our marketing department of new products and/or special offers that are relevant to you. 

Your data is only used by Allied Traders Ltd and is not passed on to any third party.  We do not and would never sell, rent or lease our customer lists to third parties. The only exception to this would be to disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal process served on Allied Traders Ltd or our site, to protect and defend the rights of property of Allied Traders Ltd or to act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Allied Traders Ltd or the public.

Any unused customer account is archived during the second year from our computer records with any relevant data associated with those customer accounts being stored in our archives for the purposes of retaining documents needed by law to support taxation and other such documentation.  Our records are regularly reviewed and destroyed as soon as they are no longer needed to be retained as part of such compliance.

Use of Cookies:  Any of the sites created by Allied Traders Ltd use ‘cookies’ to help customers personalise their online experience.  A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run any programme or to deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to the site customer and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued that cookie to you.

By using cookies we provide a convenience feature on our websites to save you time by telling the web server that you have returned to a specific page and a cookie helps Allied Traders Ltd to recall your specific information on subsequent visits, which in turn simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses and such like.  This enables the information you have previously provided to be retrieved so you can easily use the features that you personalise or customise.

Of course you have the ability to accept or decline our cookies, usually by simply modifying your browser setting to decline cookies should that be your preference.  If you do choose to decline cookies you may not be able to fully experience any interactive features offered by Allied Traders Ltd services or web sites that you visit.  When personal information such as a credit card number is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through use of encryption such as the SSL protocol.  SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer.

However to comply under the new regulations, we do require you to give your consent for us to continue holding your data as of the 25th May, 2018.

Currently all our customers have already had to opt in for receipt of any marketing material including newsletters and our customer loyalty programmes where applicable.  If however this is no longer your preference, we request that you send us an email with UNSUBSCRIBE as the subject and we will do the rest to ensure that you are removed form the Loyalty and/or marketing options of your account.

Allied Traders Ltd encourages you to periodically review our Statement which may occasionally require updating to continue being able to protect your information.