What Personal Information About Customers Does Online Computer Store Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and continually improve your shopping experience at Online Computer Store. Here are the types of information we gather.
Information You Give Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising future shopping for you, improving our store, and communicating with you.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses Online Computer Store. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit Web sites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalised experience at Online Computer Store if we cannot recognise you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, Online Computer Store sends Newsletters and e-mails in HTML format. If you do not want to receive newsletters from us, please adjust your account settings to reflect this by unsubscribing in the My Account section menu. We will however still send you e-mails to retrieve forgotten passwords, confirm orders, request information about not completing orders, updates on pricing and stock information, as well as a welcome message when you join us. Invoices are sent via e-mail and by using Online Computer Store you agree to receive invoices in electronic format via e-mail as per SARS requirements.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer`s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as automatic login and permanent shopping carts for storage of items in your Shopping Cart between visits.
The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of Online Computer Store`s coolest features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Does Online Computer Store Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We will never share your details with any third party whatsoever without your prior consent.
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores or assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event that Online Computer Store or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of Online Computer Store and Others:
We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law, enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements, or protect the rights, property, or safety of Online Computer Store, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
What Information Can I Access?
Online Computer Store gives you access to the following information about you for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.
What Choices Do I Have?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of such Online Computer Store features as permanent shopping carts. You can add or update certain information on pages such as those listed in the "My Account" pages.
Online Computer Store does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children`s products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use Online Computer Store only with involvement of a parent or guardian.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit Online Computer Store, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of South Africa. If you have any concern about privacy at Online Computer Store, please send us a thorough description to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly. This Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time of use. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes.
Examples of the information we collect and analyse include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Web site, including date and time; cookie number; and products you viewed or searched for.