This Policy was last modified on 12 Dec. 2006.
Acupuncturesupply.co.uk is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Online Privacy Statement below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for additional details about particular products and services that you may use.This Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by Acupuncturesupply.co.uk through the majority of its Web sites and services, as well as its offline product support services. It does not apply to those sites, services and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy statements.Collection of Your Personal InformationIn order to access some Acupuncture-direct.co.uk services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your credentials. As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternate e-mail address. Finally, a unique ID number will be assigned to your credentials that will be used to identify your credentials and associated information. At some Acupuncture-direct.co.uk sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. If you choose to make a purchase or sign up for a paid subscription service, we will ask for additional information, such as your credit card, debit card or bank account information and billing address, which is used to create a billing account and to make payments through our online payment gateways Paypal.We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with Acupuncture-direct.co.uk sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mails from Acupuncture-direct.co.uk, we may use web beacons, customised links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click, in order to provide you with more focused e-mail communications or other information.In order to offer you a more consistent and personalised experience in your interactions with superherb.co.uk, information collected through one Acupuncture-direct.co.uk service may be combined with information obtained through other Acupuncture-direct.co.uk services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customise certain services to your geographic area.Use of Your Personal Information Acupuncture-direct.co.uk collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to enter the same information repeatedly; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products and services; and displaying content and advertising that are customised to your interests and preferences.We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailouts to inform you of other products or services available from superherb.co.uk and its affiliates. Personal information collected on Acupuncturesupply.co.uk sites and services may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country in which Acupuncturesupply.co.uk or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using a superherb.co.uk site or service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside your country.
Sharing of Your Personal InformationExcept as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside Acupuncturesupply.co.uk and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some Acupuncturesupply.co.uk sites allow you to choose to share your personal information with selected Acupuncturesupply.co.uk partners so that they can contact you about their products, services or offers. Other sites do not share your contact information with third parties for marketing purposes, but instead may give you a choice as to whether you wish to receive communications from Acupuncturesupply.co.uk on behalf of external business partners about a partner's particular offering (without transferring your personal information to the third party). Some Acupuncturesupply.co.uk services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Acupuncturesupply.co.uk and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mail outs, providing customer support, hosting Web sites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Acupuncturesupply.co.uk; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of superherb.co.uk (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of aucupuncturesupply.co.uk services or members of the public.Security of Your Personal Information Acupuncturesupply.co.uk is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to prevent access to your information by subsequent users.Acupuncturesupply.co.uk will NEVER ask you for your password. Any email or other communication requesting your password should be treated as unauthorised and suspicious. If you believe someone else has obtained access to your password, please change it immediately by logging in to your account at My Account and changing your Profile settings, and also contact us right away.Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.Since your credit card is handled by PayPal, a third-party company specialised in online processing, we do not have any of your credit card information. PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, is most popular and preferred payment processor. More details about PayPal can be found at its website http://www.paypal.com.
Use of Third Party Ad NetworksThe majority of the online banner advertisements you see on Acupuncturesupply.co.uk Web pages are displayed by Acupuncturesupply.co.uk. However, we allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Acupuncturesupply.co.uk Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Acupuncturesupply.co.uk does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.Changes to This Privacy Statement We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Acupuncturesupply.co.uk will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this statement periodically to be informed of how Acupuncturesupply.co.uk is protecting your information.