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TPS Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 


The PowerStore Inc (The Company) is fully committed to full compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The company has a Data Protection Policy to ensure that the company and people working on its behalf (this includes employees, temporary staff, contractors, volunteers, consultants, partners (and their staff) and Members of the Company), are aware of their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and comply fully with that Act.

 

Statement of Policy

The company needs to collect and use information about people with whom it works in order to operate and carry out its functions. These may include members of the public, current, past and prospective employees, clients and customers and suppliers. In addition, the company may be required by law to collect and use information in order to comply with the requirements of central government. This personal information must be handled and dealt with properly however it is collected, recorded and used and whether it is on paper, in computer records or recorded by other means. CCL Components Ltd regards the lawful and appropriate treatment of personal information as very important to its successful operations and essential to maintaining confidence between the company and those with whom it carries out business. The company therefore fully endorses and adheres to the Principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.Handling personal / sensitive data CCL Components Ltd will (through management and use of appropriate controls, monitoring and review):

  • use personal data in the most efficient and effective way to deliver better services 
  • strive to collect and process only the data or information which is needed 
  • use personal data for such purposes as are described at the point of collection, or for purposes which are legally permitted 
  • strive to ensure information is accurate 
  • not keep information for longer than is necessary 
  • securely destroy data which is no longer needed 
  • take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard information (including unauthorised or unlawful processing and accidental loss or damage of data)
  • ensure that information is not transferred abroad without suitable safeguards
  • ensure that there is general information to the public of their rights to access information
  • ensure that the rights of people about whom information is held can be fully exercised under the Data Protection Act 1998

These rights include:

  • the right to access their own personal information within 40 days of request
  • the right to prevent processing in certain circumstances 
  • the right to correct, rectify, block or erase information regarded as wrong information
  • ensuring that the Company will have an officer specifically responsible for data protection in the Company
  • providing guidance and training for Members and officers at an appropriate level
  • ensuring that any breaches of this policy are dealt with appropriately

The Principles of Data Protection

The Data Protection Act stipulates that anyone processing personal data must comply with 8 principles of good practice. These principles are legally enforceable.Summarised, the principles require that personal data:

  • shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless specific conditions are met
  • shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes
  • shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which it is processed
  • shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes
  • shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act
  • shall be kept secure, i.e. protected by an appropriate degree of security
  • shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of data protection

The Act provides conditions for the processing of any personal data. It also makes a distinction between personal data and 'sensitive' personal data.Personal data is defined as data relating to a living individual who can be identified from:

  • that data
  • that data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of the data controller and includes an expression of opinion about the individual and any indication of the intentions of the data controller, or any other person in respect of the individual

Sensitive personal data is defined as personal data consisting of information as to:

  • racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinion
  • religious or other beliefs
  • Trade union membership
  • physical or mental health or condition
  • sexual life
  • criminal proceedings or convictions

Cookies

What are cookies?

We put small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Cookies are used to: 

  • measure how you use the website, so that it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Our cookies cannot read other data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We do not use cookies for collecting personal user information.

Why do we have a cookies banner appearing on our website?

We have a banner at the top of the page when you come to our website. This highlights that this website uses cookies. We need to make you aware that cookies exist, to comply with the EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive).When you see the banner, you can:

  • tick the box to accept the cookies and continue
  • ignore the banner - it will either disappear after 30 seconds or after visiting 5 pages. This will automatically accept the cookies 
  • change your preferences to turn off cookies. This will have an impact on your experience using this website. If you choose to disable cookies, it will do this for every website you visit 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website.We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address), so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

Electronic payments

Where our website provides facilities for electronic payments, the data collected through these pages are securely encrypted for your protection.You can check this in the address bar by ensuring that the address starts with 'https'. You can also use your browser to check the security certificate on any payment page. 

Copyright

Content contained in or linked to our website is the property of the respective data owners, and includes information which may be subject to Copyright.You can copy information that does not have a copyright notice, e.g. application forms. Read our policy on the re-use of public sector information. 

Date: August 2016 

This privacy policy sets out how The PowerStore Inc uses and protects any information that you give The PowerStore Inc when you use this website. The PowerStore Inc is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The PowerStore Inc may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at website@thepowerstore.com

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The PowerStore Inc 12621 East FM917, Suite A Alvarado, TX 76009 USA.If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.