This document was last updated September 17 2010.
1. COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Valley Industrial Products (hereafter ‘VIP’) will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering, or when purchasing VIP products. Personal information collected by VIP often is limited to email address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.
When you buy a new product, we keep this registration information on file with any information you’ve already given us on previous visits to our web site.
VIP also collects information about which pages our customers visit within VIP. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.
- Use of your Personal Information
- We use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
- To deliver services that you request.
- To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, and sending postal mail. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
VIP may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VIP or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VIP, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of VIP employees, users of VIP services, or members of the public.
Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country in which VIP or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. VIP abides by the Data Protection Act 1998 regarding the collection, use, and retention of data.
2. CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, VIP will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want VIP to communicate with you.
VIP may send out periodic emails informing you of technical service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.
3. ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current.
4. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
VIPis 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 in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the VIP Web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalised visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
6. ENFORCEMENT OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact VIP by email. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact SD2001 at their Web site, http://www.sd2001.co.uk. SD2001 will serve as a liaison with Valley Industrial Products to resolve your concerns.
7. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
VIP will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement, VIP will notify you by placing prominent notice on the web site.
8. CONTACT INFORMATION
VIP welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us by email, or postal mail.