Collection and use of personal information
Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact an individual.
Here are some examples of the types of personal information we may collect and how we may use it:
The personal information that we collect
When you order a product from our website or affiliated online retailer, we will need to process information such as your shipping address, billing address name, and email address. If you sign up to our mailing list, we’ll collect similar information to give you relevant details on offers, competitions, and just general news that you might find interesting.
What happens if I don’t provide the necessary personal information?
If you fail to provide certain information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered into with you (such as providing you with our products or services), or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations.
How do we use your personal information?
The vast majority of the personal information we collect allows us to deliver your product to you and ensure that if any issues arise we can solve them with you, your courier, or within Tech Charge. As our products come with a 2 year warranty, we also store some personal data to be able to verify that you have purchased one of our products and are eligible for the warranty.
We will also use personal data to keep you posted on Tech Charge’s latest product announcements, company updates, upcoming events, or ask for ratings and reviews.
From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our products, terms, conditions, and policies. As this information is important to your interaction with Tech Charge, you cannot opt out of receiving these communications. If you have particular concerns about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org we will be happy to help.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing our processes, fixing problems that customers experience, data analysis, and research to improve our products, services, and customer service. However, we always make sure that the amount of personal data used is the absolute minimum required to do the job.
If you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.
COLLECTION AND USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
We also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
We may collect information such as language, unique device identifier, referrer URL, location, and the time zone where the order was placed so that we can better understand customer behaviour and improve our products, services, and advertising.
Our website, online services, email messages, and advertisements may use "cookies". These technologies help us better understand how people use our website, what they need help with, tell us which parts of our websites people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files of text which are sent by websites and stored on a user’s computer, phone or tablet. They contain a code which identifies the user and their purpose is to help keep track of the user’s activity on the website. Different types of cookie are used for different reasons.
What kind of cookies are in use on our website?
These are temporary cookies which will be deleted when you close your web browser. They are there to keep track of everything that you have added to your cart – if we didn’t use these cookies then your cart would empty every time you clicked on a new link.
These types of cookies are used so that you are shown more relevant and interesting ads on websites such as Facebook and Instagram. We do limit the period that you see these ads so that you don’t get spammed by us.
We also use marketing cookies to measure the effectiveness of our online marketing efforts.
We use these third-party cookies to monitor how you use our website so that we can optimise our site and give you a better browsing and shopping experience in the future.
What if I don’t want cookies on my device?
By using our website, you consent to these cookies being placed on your device for the reasons described above.
It is possible to clear cookies from your computer or phone and to change your web browser settings to reject or accept any new cookies from being stored. The way that this is done will differ between browsers – please refer to the help section of your browser for guidance.
If you do decide to reject web cookies then please be aware that our website will not be fully functional as the items in your cart will not be retained as you go through the checkout process.
Disclosure to third parties
Tech Charge shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, payment processing, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, and providing customer service. These companies are obligated to protect your information to the same standard Tech Charge does.
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Tech Charge to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
How do we protect your personal information?
Tech Charge takes the security of your personal information seriously. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for encrypting data in transit. At rest (i.e. when not transferring it), we encrypt your data. When your personal data is stored by us, we use computer systems with limited access housed in facilities using physical security measures. Online data is stored in encrypted form including when we utilize third-party storage.
When posting about Tech Charge in a chat room or social networking service, the personal information and content you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to share or submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a Facebook or Twitter posting, that information is public.
How long do we keep your personal information?
Your rights to your data
You have a right to have any personal information we hold on you corrected if it is inaccurate. If we have made a mistake and hold data that we have no legal or commercial obligation to hold, you can also request its deletion.
To these ends, we will provide you a list of your personal data we hold, and for what purposes we hold it. We may decline to process requests that are clearly frivolous (i.e. they are non-specific or not related to data protection), jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made through emailing us at email@example.com
Right to withdraw consent
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact our Data Protection Designate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Data Protection’ in the subject line. Where we are providing you with marketing information, you can also change your marketing preferences by using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of our marketing emails to you. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so.
When a privacy question or access/download request is received we have a team which triages the contacts and seeks to address the specific concern or query which you are seeking to raise. Where your issue may be more substantive in nature, more information may be sought from you. All such substantive contacts receive a response. If you are unsatisfied with the reply received, you may refer your complaint to the relevant regulator in your jurisdiction. If you ask us, we will endeavour to provide you with information about relevant complaint avenues which may be applicable to your circumstances.
Changes to this privacy notice
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