Effective From Date: April 26, 2018
Information We Collect.
(a) Our Service: We may collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your full name, phone number, email address, home address or similar, when you submit an enquiry, create an account or purchase a product on our Sites online shop. We occasionally send promotional emails only if you have opted in to receiving our marketing emails; however, we may send you service related emails related to your account. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may opt out of them by canceling your account.
(c) Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile application each time you access our Sites. For example, when you access our Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your operating system, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and other such information. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
(d) Information Related To Data Collected: The Writing Equipment Society collects your name and email and any other information you provide when either contacting us online or shopping on our Sites online store.
(e) Access And Retention Of Data Controlled: An individual who is a current or former The Writing Equipment Society customer who seeks access or wishes to correct, amend or delete inaccurate data should either login to their account if applicable or contact us. If we receive a request, we will acknowledge it within seventy-two (72) business hours and handle it promptly and as required by law.
We will retain personal data we process for as long as needed to provide our services. The Writing Equipment Society will retain this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
How We Use Your Information. We use the information that we collect to operate and maintain our Sites, respond to your enquiries and to help improve our online offerings.
How We Share Your Information.
(a) Personally Identifiable Information: The Writing Equipment Society will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of The Writing Equipment Society (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). Any personally identifiable information you elect to make publicly available on our Sites, such as posting comments, will be available to others. If you remove information that you have made public on our Sites, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of our Sites, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
(b) Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns.
(c) Instances Where We Are Required To Share Your Information: The Writing Equipment Society will disclose your information where required to do so by law, if subject to subpoena or other legal proceeding or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of The Writing Equipment Society, our users or others.
(d) What Happens In The Event Of A Change Of Control: We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, and other User information related to The Writing Equipment Society may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
(e) Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting: We do no display advertising on our Sites.
(f) Testimonials: We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our Site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us.
Storage and Processing. Your information collected through the The Writing Equipment Society may be stored and processed in the Europe, the United States or any other country in which The Writing Equipment Society or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. The Writing Equipment Society may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we will not transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.
How We Protect Your Information. The Writing Equipment Society is concerned with protecting your privacy and data, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to The Writing Equipment Society or guarantee that your information on the The Writing Equipment Society may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical or managerial safeguards. When you enter sensitive information (such as log in credentials) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us.
GDPR. Please review our GDPR page to find out about our approach to GDPR.
Compromise of Personal Information. In the event that personal information is compromised as a breach of security, The Writing Equipment Society will promptly notify our customers in compliance with the appropraite law.
Data Access, Correction, Deletion, and Opt Out. For current The Writing Equipment Society customers you can review, correct, update or delete inaccuracies to the information about you that The Writing Equipment Society keeps on file by contacting us. We will acknowledge your request within seventy-two (72) hours and handle it promptly and as required by law. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
Children’s Privacy. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, The Writing Equipment Society does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
The Writing Equipment Society
c/o The Hamilton Pen Co Ltd
Unit 10 Trident Park