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Privacy Policy

Under The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) dated 25th May, 2018, we set out below how Christmas Cards for Schools Limited ('we') use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website or deal with us. We are 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 policy.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25.05.2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address and telephone number(s)
  • demographic information such as postcode and type of organisation
  • details of your visits to our website such as traffic data, and the resources that you access.

We will collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type and for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

We also collect information through 'cookies' - see "How we use cookies" below for further details.

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.
  • To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • If you agree, 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. If you do not agree, we will delete all information about you and your organisation upon receipt of verbal or written requests to do so.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, telephone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website to improve our service to you.
  • We may use your personal information to send you promotional information which we think you may find interesting unless you tell us that you do not wish this to happen.
  • 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.

    Where we store your personal data

    The data that we collect from you is stored in the UK only. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

    Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

    Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

    How we use cookies

    Our website uses normal https 'session' cookies, the lifetime of these is that they expire instantly the browser is closed, their purpose is to identify logged on users only.

    We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the website to operate. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. Cookies can help analyse web traffic or let us know when you visit our 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.

    If you register with us or if you continue to use our website, you agree to our use of cookies.

    You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website.

    Links to other websites

    Our website does not contain links to any other websites.

    Disclosure of your information

    We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

    • Only in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
    • Only if our company or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers and related parties will be one of the transferred assets.
    • Only if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other contracts; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our company, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

    Your rights

    You have the right to ask us not to use your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for those purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent that use by ticking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@christmascardsforschools.co.uk.

    You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under The General Data Protection Regulations, May 2018. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information we hold, please write to/or email Christmas Cards for Schools Limited, 7 Pease Road, North West Business Park, PETERLEE, SR8 2RD/ Email: info@christmascardsforschools.co.uk

    If you believe that any information we are holding about 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 or incomplete.

    Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

    Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@christmascardsforschools.co.uk.

    Disclaimer

    The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by us and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

    The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

    • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
    • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; wasted management or office time, whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, but this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

    This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

    Through this website you may be able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

    Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

    Copyright Notice

    Drawings and other artworks featured on our products are the copyright of the children who created them and are used by us under licence.

    This website and its content is the copyright of Christmas Cards for Schools Limited or its licensors - © Christmas Cards for Schools Limited. All rights reserved.

    Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:-

    • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
    • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our website.

    You must not use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

    If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of this copyright notice, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

St. Edwards Prep School, Reading
"All the parents were delighted with the Christmas Cards particularly the QUALITY COMPARED TO OTHER COMPANIES. With this in mind, we look forward to dealing with your company again later in the year"
Melissa Alexander, PTA