SAM Cases Ltd (www.samcases.co.uk) takes your privacy seriously. We are registered under and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
1 SAM Cases Limited complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 when dealing with all data received from visitors to the site.
2 We only hold the data necessary to offer services provided on our website.
3 Data is only used for the purposes described in our entry on the Data Protection Register.
4 We only hold personal data for as long as necessary. Once data is no longer needed it is deleted from our files.
5 For administrative reasons email subscription data may be passed to and stored securely with third party service providers located outside the EEA (European Economic Area).
6 We regularly email website news and information updates to those customers who have specifically subscribed to our email service. All subscription emails sent by us contain clear information on how to unsubscribe from our email service.
7 We never sell, rent or exchange mailing lists.
8 We may however share commercial and technical data with our partners where a customer has accessed and used our website via a site belonging to one of our partners. However, such information will also be subject to our partners' privacy policies.
9 If you subscribe to our email service via a partner site, that partner may wish to send you details via email of other products and services, which may be of interest to you. However when you subscribe directly to our email service you will be asked whether or not you wish to receive such emails.
11 In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, we never send bulk unsolicited emails, (popularly known as Spam) to email addresses.
12 We may send emails to existing customers or prospective customers who have enquired or registered with us, regarding products or services directly provided by us.
13 All emails sent by us will be clearly marked as originating from us. All such emails will also include clear instructions on how unsubscribe from our email service and any future emails. Such instructions will either include a link to a page to unsubscribe or a valid email address to which you should reply, with unsubscribe as the email subject heading.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. SAM Cases Limited would like to advise on what data we hold, how it is stored and how we use it.
1 We do not hold any of your personal data, only data relating to your order (e-mail address, name and invoice/delivery details). These are the details provided by you and are necessary to enable us to fulfil the contractual obligations of sale between us.
2 Any financial details provided to pay pro-forma invoices via credit card are destroyed immediately after payment has been authorised.
3 SAM Cases Limited take your privacy seriously and will only use this data to administer your account and to provide details or information that you have expressly requested. The data is stored securely within our servers and is protected using up-to-date security software and IT protection which contain firewalls.
4 Your data will be retained for 7 years after termination of our relationship, to comply with our statutory requirements.
5 SAM Cases Limited will never disclose your data to any third party or sell or transfer our e-mail database.
We trust you understand and should you need any clarification please feel free to contact us at any time to find out what details we may have for you.
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Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website and to identify any problems such as broken links. Google Analytics stores information about the pages of our website that you visit, how long you spend on our website, how you got here and what you clicked on. This helps us to improve our website. We do not store your personal information, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
Below is a list of the cookies that may be stored on your computer or mobile device when visiting our website. From time to time we may change this list as we introduce or remove functionality from our website. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.
|meerkat||When we have news that we wish to highlight, we show a notification bar along the bottom of the browser window. Inside this bar is a Close link which, when clicked, will make this bar disappear. The purpose of this cookie is to remember to keep the bar hidden so that it doesn't keep popping up as you browse different pages of the website.||When you close your browser|
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|__atuvs||This cookie works in combination with the ___atuvc cookie and ensures that the user is seeing the correct tally when sharing a page.||When you close your browser|
|_ga||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form so that we can measure website usage.||2 years|
|_gat||This cookie operates in conjunction with the _ga cookie to throttle the request rate.||10 minnutes|
|_utma||This cookie is placed by Google Analytics and stores the number of visits you make to our website, plus the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.||2 years|
|_utmb||This cookie is placed by Google Analytics and is used to check approximately how long you stay on our site: when your visit starts, and approximately when it ends.||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This cookie operates in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.||When you close your browser|
|_utmt||This cookie operates in conjunction with other Google Analytics cookies to throttle the request rate.||10 minutes|
|_utmz||This cookie is placed by Google Analytics and stores information on how the site was reached (e.g. via direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign such as an ad or email link).||6 months|
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