Data Protection & Privacy
Archer Adams Limited ("We") is strongly committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is Archer Adams Limited, 2 Chiltern Street, London W1U 7PR.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following personal information about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED, and when you report a problem with our site;
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders;
Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access; and
If you choose to invite friends to join our site, we may ask you for their email addresses which we may use to contact persons by email with.
IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
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.
For the same reason, 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 will help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
To estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
To speed up your searches;
To recognise you when you return to our site.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. 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.
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.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
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;
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
To notify you about changes to our service.
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data (the order form or registration form).
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers? wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006, as well as any of our associated companies, including but not limited to, our marketing agencies, event management companies and distributors who will communicate with you only on our behalf and who will not contact you about their own products and/or services.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
If ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets; and
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 exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates, including but not limited to our marketing agencies, event management companies and distributors. 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.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Archer Adams Security Policy
We take the security of your personal information seriously. When you submit your credit card details, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to guard your information.
The ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED website is powered by Venda (www.venda.com) and uses a secure server. All your personal information and credit card information between your PC and the server are transmitted in an encrypted form.
Can't access secure pages?
If you are having trouble getting into secure pages, it may be because your browser, your corporate firewall or proxy has not been set up to allow access to secure pages. In these cases contact IT support at your company.
Many companies access the Internet using a specially programmed computer known as a 'Firewall'. Any data coming in or going out has to get past the firewall first. The firewall may contain programs that mediate access between the Internet and the user.
Verified by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode
To give you even more confidence in shopping online with ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED.com, we have introduced Verified by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode. These services enhance your existing card account against unauthorised use when you shop with us.
To use this service, you must first register with the bank or other organisation that issued your card. To find out more about these services:
Click here to visit the Visa website
Click here to visit the Mastercard SecureCode website
Once you've registered and created your own private password with your card issuer, you will be automatically prompted at checkout to provide this password each time you make a purchase.
Please note: Your Verified by Visa or Mastercard SecureCode? password is not your ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED.com account password. ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED.com does not have access to your Verified by Visa or Mastercard SecureCode? password.
Additional security standards
The ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED transactional website is fully PCI DSS Compliant.
PCI DSS (The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) ensures unbeatable security & protection of sensitive customer information - including credit cards. Customers can have complete confidence that their personal data is as safe as possible when they purchase products online at ARCHER ADAMS LIMITED.com.
The requirements for Tier 1 Certification include:
Security management policies
Critical Protective Measures
Links to other sites
This website may, from time to time, contain links to other websites. We are only responsible for the privacy practices on this site. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website that you visit.
Changes to this security policy
We reserve the right to change our security policies at any time. Accordingly we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies.