Privacy Policy

Privacy is important to us and we have added this privacy page, to explain a few quick things about the site and what info we collect, which is not much at all.

What Info Do We Collect and Why?

Whenever you comment on this blog you will be required to leave your email address.

We only collect this so we can email you about your comment if need be. However if you leave your name and email in the opt-in form box, you will then be sent a confirmation email from a mailing service (i.e. Mailchimp), and if you click that, then your email will be moved to my email marketing list, so I can send you important updates.

We will never ever sell your contact info or give it away to anyone, period! You can unsubscribe anytime.

Cookies

This blog uses a technology known as “cookies” and web server log files to collect info, such as date and time of your visit, what pages you looked at and the time you spent on each page, etc.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies.

However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Website, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users.

In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security.

Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of the site are most popular.

This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

Copyright

Under no circumstance can any content on this website be copied or reproduced in any way. This includes any of the reviews and videos that are hosted on the domain, homewareinsider.co.uk.

If any person or company does use the owner of this websites name, video, or blog content without getting written consent from the site then legal action may be undertaken against the offending parties.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer.

IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Sharing and Selling Information

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.

How Can You Access and Update Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Website or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our Website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Our Commitment To Data Security:

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Opt-In/Opt-Out

This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages.

After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us.

If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that the website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this privacy policy, we will email users who have given us permission to do so. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.

However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

Personal Data

To make your visit to the HomewareInsider Web Shop as a visitor more appealing, HomewareInsider collects information about your personal data and navigation behaviour on our Web Shop, and whether you found our Web Shop through one of our ad partners. Amongst this data is for example:

  • Country
  • Viewed products
  • IP-address
  • How you entered our Web Shop
  • Where you leave our Web Shop
  • With what kind of device you visit our Web Shop

Amongst other things, the above information is used to better understand Web Shop Visitors, to load the correct Web Shop and to show relevant ads.

Customer Data

For Web Shop Customers, we collect the same information as for Web Shop Visitors, supplemented with information the customer shares with us, for example:

  • Preferences in the Wish List
  • Ordered products
  • Contact information

Customer Accounts

To be able to place orders in the Web Shop, to participate in auctions and to leave reviews, you need an account. To create an account you need to fill in the following (personal) information:

  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Password

The data mentioned above is used for the following purposes:

  • To create and manage your account
  • To counteract fraud, abuse and/or improper use of your account
  • To show the products you have ordered in your account
  • To optimise claims and to keep track of contact history concerning Web Shop orders and products offered by third parties

The data is saved at least as long as you have an account with HomewareInsider .

Orders

Checkout – Delivery Address

Through your account, you can place orders for products on offer in the Web Shop. As a part of the ordering process, you will need to provide us with additional information besides the information needed to create an account. This pertains to the delivery address:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Delivery address
  • Phone number
  • Company name (if applicable)
  • VAT number (if applicable)
  • CoC (Chamber of Commerce) number (if applicable)

The data mentioned above and your account information are used, among other things, for the following purposes:

  • To keep you informed about the status of your orders
  • To complete the order/agreement, amongst other things the delivery and so-called after-sales obligations.
  • Billing
  • To improve our service
  • To handle questions and complaints
  • To personalise marketing activities
  • To place orders on behalf of a company

Checkout – Billing Address

After you have filled in the information pertaining to the delivery address, we ask the following data for your billing address:

  • Company name (if applicable)
  • Name
  • Billing address
  • Phone number
  • Payment method

This data is used, amongst other things, for the following purposes:

  • To be shown on the invoice
  • To contact you concerning the finalisation of the order, billing or delivery
  • To be able to receive payment and to optimise the checkout process
  • To prevent fraud and hacking
  • The selected method of payment and your IP-address are forwarded to our payment provider Adyen, after which they handle the payment

Product Reviews

You can review products from the Web Shop via My Account. You can only review a product if you have purchased it. When you leave a review the following data is gathered so that the order and the correct review can be linked to the correct email address.

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Product
  • Order number

This information is used to add the product reviews to the Web Shop and to contact the customer in case of possible complaints.

Via the Web Shop you can leave a review by clicking the “Write a review” or similar link so you can place a review after you have agreed to the terms and conditions.