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VeryPC website privacy policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 11 May 2018.

VeryPC Ltd ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Our mission is to help you learn and inspire you with technology. To do that, We show you personalised content and ads We think you’ll be interested in based on information We collect from you and third parties. We only use that information where We have a proper legal basis for doing so.

We wrote this policy to help you understand what information We collect, how We use it and what choices you have about it. We welcome your questions and comments on this policy, please feel free to email datateam@very-pc.co.uk.

  1. Introduction
    1. This policy (together with Our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data We collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand Our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it. We keep certain basic information when you visit Our website and recognise the importance of keeping that information secure and letting you know what We will do with it.
    2. For the purpose of the previous Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (the Act), the data controller is Very PC Ltd of Unit 5, Parkwood Business Park, Parkwood Road, Sheffield, S3 8AL (registration number 504 4896).
    3. This policy only applies to Our Site. If you leave Our Site via a link or otherwise, you will be subject to the policy of that website provider. We have no control over that policy or the terms of the website and you should check their policy before continuing to access the site.
  2. Information We may collect from you
    1. We may collect and process the following data about you:
      1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on Our Site very-pc.co.uk (Our Site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use Our Site, subscribing to Our service or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with Our Site.
      2. If you contact us, We may keep a record of that correspondence.
      3. We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
      4. Details of your visits to Our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, operating system, browser usage and other communication data, whether this is required for Our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
  3. IP addresses and cookies
    1. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to Our advertisers. This is statistical data about Our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual and We will not collect personal information in this way.
    2. We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help Us to improve Our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
      1. To estimate Our audience size and usage pattern.
      2. To store information about your preferences, and so allow Us to customise Our Site according to your individual interests.
      3. To speed up your searches.
      4. To recognise you when you return to Our Site.
    3. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of Our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Our system will issue cookies when you log on to Our Site.
    4. All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
    5. Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
    6. Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings, please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
    7. The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

      Name of Cookie

      Purpose

      Strictly Necessary

      very-pc.co.uk

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      Yes

    8. The following third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device: 

      Provider

      Purpose

      Doubleclick.net

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      Google.com

      To estimate Our audience size and usage pattern.

      notifications.google.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      Pardot.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      pi.pardot.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      Sharethis.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      cdn.syndication.twimg.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      Twitter.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      Platform.twitter.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

      syndication.twitter.com

      To enable Us to deliver a better and more personalised service.

    9. Our Site uses analytics services provided by Pardot and Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
    10. The analytics services used by Our Site use Cookies to gather the required information.
    11. In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
    12. You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
    13. It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
  4. Where We store your personal data
    1. The data that We collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for Us or for one of Our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
    2. All information you provide to Us is stored on secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
    3. 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; 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.
  5. Uses made of the information
    1. We use information held about you in the following ways:
      1. To ensure that content from Our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
      2. 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.
      3. To carry out Our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us.
      4. To allow you to participate in interactive features of Our service when you choose to do so.
      5. To notify you about changes to Our service.
    2. We may also use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and We may contact you about these goods and services by post, telephone or electronically.
    3. If you are happy for Us to use your details in the ways listed in this section (5), please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which We collect your data to opt in.
  6. Disclosure of your information
    1. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
      1. In the event that We sell or buy any business or business assets, in which case We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or business assets. We will not sell your personal data as a product in its own right.
      2. If We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
      3. In order to fulfil contractual obligations to you as our customer or to fulfil orders placed with Us by you as our customer.
  7. Your rights
    1. You have the right to ask Us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if We intend to use your data for such purposes or if We intend to disclose your information to any third-party for such purposes. You can opt-in to such processing by checking certain boxes on the website forms We use to collect your data. You can exercise your right to opt-out of marketing communications when you submit your data by not checking these boxes or at any time by contacting Us at datateam@very-pc.co.uk.
    2. Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of Our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
  8. Access to information and your options
    1. You have options in relation to the information that We have about you which are described below. To exercise these options, please contact us. If you're an EEA user, you can:
      1. access the information We hold about you. We'll usually share this with you within 30 days of you asking Us for it.
      2. get your information corrected or deleted by contacting, datateam@very-pc.co.uk.
      3. object to Us processing your information. You can ask Us to stop using your information, including when We use your information to send you marketing emails or push notifications.
      4. Complain to a regulator. If you're based in the EEA and think that We haven't complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland or with your local supervisory authority.
    2. We only send you marketing material if you've agreed to it but, if you'd rather We didn't, you can easily unsubscribe at any time.
  9. Changes to Our privacy policy
    1. Any changes We may make to Our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. However, We advise that you check this page regularly to keep up to date with any necessary changes.
  10. What We do with the information that We collect
    1. We use the information We collect to provide a service for you. We commit to showing you content that’s relevant, interesting and personal to you. To do that, it’s necessary for Us to use your information to:
      1. respond to your enquiry
      2. recommend products and services that We think may be relevant to you. But when We do send marketing materials, each time you will have an option to unsubscribe.
    2. We have a legitimate interest in using your information to create a service that We think is relevant to you.
  11. How long We keep your information for
    1. We keep your information only so long as We need it to provide or service and communicate relevant information with you. When We no longer need to use your information and there is no need for Us to keep it to comply with Our legal or regulatory obligations We will remove your details from Our systems.
    2. If you opt out to receiving information from Us We will unsubscribe you from further marketing mailings, but keep your data as outlined in point 11.1 above.
  12. Contact
    1. Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to datateam@very-pc.co.uk.