Data Security & Privacy Policy

Overview

We take user privacy seriously and work hard to protect it. We have created this Privacy & Cookie Policy in order to share with you our information collection and use practices. We will never sell or assign your personal information without your knowledge and/or approval. Please read this Policy carefully before sharing any personally identifiable information described below.

By using, 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. Since this is a growing web site and because Internet technologies are constantly evolving, this Policy is subject to change at any time so we recommend you check back frequently.

This Policy works hand-in-hand with the Terms and Conditions for use of this site.

For the purposes of the Data protection Act 1998, the Data Controller is Montessori Supplies, Barry Hill, Hirschenrangen 38, 90607 Rueckersdorf, Germany.

What personally identifiable information do we collect and how is it used?

When you visit, register or order products or services on our web site you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, email address, home or business address and other information. We will not collect personally identifiable information from users while they use the web site, unless they voluntarily provide it to us or authorise us to collect such information. Users may provide other information about themselves, in addition to the mandatory personal information.

We may use or disclose personally identifiable information to:

  • Operate and manage our web site
  • Enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so
  • Provide products/services that have been requested by you
  • Respond to other inquires or requests by you
  • Provide you with information about specials, sales or new products or services that the we will introduce in the future
  • Our partners and/or vendors in order to fulfil orders from you

We may disclose personally identifiable information in the establishment or exercise of legal rights or defences against legal claims, to comply with applicable laws or regulations, to comply with a valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order or to investigate suspected fraud or a violation of our Terms and Conditions of Use. We will never sell user information to any 3rd-party not affiliated with us, without consent, except in connection with the sale or merger of our company or the division responsible for such services provided.

We may also use such voluntary information for marketing our products and services to you if you have ‘opted in’ to the receipt of such marketing information from us. User are ‘opted out’ by default.

We may, from time to time, send or post surveys or requests for your feedback in order to help us make our web site and services better. Any responses we receive from users will be used only to evaluate our web site and services and no personally identifiable information from respondents will be shared with any 3rd parties, except that information provided in the Feedback/Comments areas.

What non-personally identifiable information does the company collect and how is it used?

We collect and track certain non-personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, IP numbers and browser type, access times, domain names, usage habits and other information which does not specifically identify any individual.

We may use and disclose non-personally identifiable information for any number of reasons, including but not limited to, working with business partners and improving our web site and services

Disclosure of your information

The information you provide to us may be accessed by or given to third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. Those parties may process information, fulfil 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 any personally identifiable information.

You agree that we may disclose your identity and contact details to relevant third party companies for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

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.

Newsletter / Opting out

We send out a newsletter via email to all users who have 'opted-in' to receive marketing information from us. In these newsletters we may inform you about new products, services, upcoming events or special promotions.

User may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail or by contacting us.

Cookies

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use cookies to remember you when you return to our site and enable some of our site features. It is important to note that none of the cookies store any personally identifiable information when they are created.

Please note that certain cookies may be set the moment you start visiting this website and you can choose to manage the cookies we use on this website through your browser settings at any time. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Our web shop uses two types of cookies. 

  • Session cookies: These are necessary for the correct functioning of our shop.
    According to EU law these fall under the "implied consent" of anyone using a web based shop such as this one.

  • Google Analytics: In order to gain visitor statistics in order to serve your needs better we (along with 66% of all web sites according to wikipedia) use Google Analytics. 
    If you do not wish to participate we recommend browsing in "Incognito" mode, although this may result in reduced functionality.More details are here http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/policies/privacy/partners/

Data security

We employ security measures to protect, so far as reasonably possible, your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. 

Security of the web site

Our website employs SSL encryption to ensure that information is kept private between our web server and the customer's web browser. The certificate shown on the website provides validation that our website domain is registered and can be checked by clicking on the logo.

We require that our partners (delivery companies, payment processors) ensure the security of the data that users provide to them, however, in the event of a breach of their security measures, you agree that we will not be liable for any losses or damages.

We limit access to personal information to those employees for whom we reasonably believe it is necessary to have access to it in order to provide products or services.

Viewing data stored about you (EU GDPR 2016)

You may see the personal information held about you and make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. 

To download a copy of all the information stored about you please log in to your account and go to /module/psgdpr/gdpr

Here you can download a PDF or CSV file of stored information. You may request deletion of your data by contacting us using the following form: https://shop.montessori-supplies.co.uk/contact-us

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Policy at any time, in the event that this becomes necessary after initial release, or in the event that it becomes necessary with respect to additional, deleted, modified or amended services provided by us.

We will not personally notify you of any amendments to this Policy. You are urged to check this Policy frequently in order to determine whether any changes have been made. Users understand and agree that continued use of our web site assumes that they have read and accepted this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.