Privacy Policy Statement

The UK Gift Specialist has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate a firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the The UK Gift Specialist website and other areas of our business.

Website Security

We do not collect or store any financial information, such as credit card details. This is done by our payment processor – SagePay.

We use your IP (Internet Protocol) address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and your shopping basket and to gather broad demographic information.

Use of Cookies on our website

Our website uses cookies to keep track of your shopping basket.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk or memory so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Two types of cookies are used on this website:

Session Cookies

These are temporary cookies that remain in the memory of your browser until you leave the site.

Persistent cookies

These remain in the cookie folder or file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. Find out more about cookies.

How we use Cookies on our Site and what Information we collect.

Session Cookies

  • To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information. The information is not used by us for any other purpose than the correct operation of the web site. When you complete your visit to our site, the information is deleted.

Persistent Cookies

  • We do not use any persistent cookies to collect information or to store information about you, your cart contents or any other data whatsoever.
  • This may change in the future. If so, the information will be stated here.

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you will not be able to use our site if cookies are disabled.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyse website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as “P3P” features (Privacy Preferences Platform). You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The latest versions of browser technology are P3P enabled, which means that they are capable of automatically reading privacy policies. So far, they have only have the capability of providing you with the ability to manage your preferences in relation to cookies. This means that before you start surfing you must decide how you want to manage cookies – both first-party and third-party cookies.

Order Forms, & Contact Data

Our site’s order form requires users to give us contact information (such as name, email, and postal address), unique identifiers (such as username and password) and demographic information (such as postcode. This data is stored for use in our marketing communications and analyses.

Contact information is used to process and ship orders and to send information about our company. Contact information is also used to send promotional material to our customers. Users may opt-in and opt-out of these activities at any time. Unique identifiers (such as username and password) are collected from website visitors to verify identity.

Demographic and profile data is collected and may be used to tailor our visitor’s experience at our website showing content that we think might interest them and displaying content according to their preferences.

The UK Specialist will not share your details with any third party.

Data Access

You have the right to access the data we hold in your records. We will supply this within 40 days of the request being received by us, at a nominal charge of £10 per access request. To request access please write to us at The UK Gift Specialist, Anthony House, 3 Hawbank Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 5EG.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact: Email: [email protected]