General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Under the regulations, we are both a controller and a processor of your data.
By signing up to our website you have opted In,
When you use or order products from this website you may submit personal information to us. We may also collect information about your usage of the website as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and e-mails or letters you send to us.
Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the personal information you provide to us without your consent. We will not disclose personal information to a third party for their marketing purposes. We may from time to time ask you to fill in questionnaires in relation to your personal interests etc. In using the site you accept that your personal data may be used for such purposes.
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please write to us at 1st Floor Johnson Bros Building Overens Street Oldham Lancashire OL4 1LA. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £15 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
When you visit this website we may issue a "cookie" to your computer. This is a small program that allows us to identify your computer. Information collected in this way is used to monitor website use and may be used to personalise the content of the site for you. The cookie alone contains no information which can identify you personally. You are able to set up your computer to refuse to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies in the future, please let us know.
The Simply Firearms reserves the right to change this policy at any time. If any changes are made an updated version will be posted on this page.
If you have any questions regarding this policy please call, write or e-mail us with your concerns to:email@example.com or writing to business address
You should be aware that when you use our websites, mobile sites or apps, to improve your user experience, we may collect information using 'cookies'.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are tiny files that your computer (or mobile device / tablet) downloads when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, your web browser sends these files back to the site so it can recognise you and keep your settings, make the site run smoother, allow increased functionality and uniquely tailor the experience. Cookies cannot see what's on your computer, nor can they install programs nor viruses.
Uses for cookies fall into 4 main groups:
Certain cookies are required for you to be able to use the website correctly. Examples of essential cookie functions include:
- The website remembering what items are in your shopping basket
- Being able to stay logged into your account while browsing different pages of the website
To keep our content up-to-date, relevant, and to be able to present our website the best we can to suit our customers desires, we like to track how traffic flows through the site. This also helps us become aware of any errors or missing pages.
This information is anonymous and the data is not read on an individual basis, we look for patterns in the statistics of all our site visitors as a group. Analytical cookies track the time spent on our site, the path taken through it and where you were referred from. These do not collect specific, personal information about you, they only detect general behaviour patterns of our customer-base as a whole.
Analytical cookies could also be used to notify affiliate sites as to where visitors were referred from. Our website may advertise products and services of another company; by clicking a link through to this third-party site, cookies can be used to track the visitors we referred and their activity.
If you choose to receive marketing emails from us we could track these to gain an idea of what our customers want to see and of any technical or compatibly issues that may be arising. The only information that is monitored is how many times you opened the email and clicked links within it and what those links were. This information can only be identified to you by data that you have previously chosen to give us and that you have already said we can use for marketing purposes. We do not use emails or cookies to collect personal information on you, the only identifying factors we have are details that you have opted to input into our website. This data is not shared with any other companies.
Some cookies allow the website to remember choices and options you may have selected, for example:
- Language selection
- Remembering if you have opted in/out of emails
- Selecting a specific mobile optimised template
- Remembering if you've previously completed forms so you're not asked to do it again
- Identifying if it's your first visit to the site, some content may only be available to regular visitors
- Keeping certain products and information you see relevant to you
ONLINE BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING (OBA)
- To tailor the relevance of the adverts you see
- To restrict the amount of times you see the same advertising content
- To segment our customers into groups of similar interests so we can provide a more suitable experience for you. For example, we may group all shotgun customers separately to those interested in rifles so that the content you view is of greater interest.
We could also advertise our own products and services with OBA using cookies in the way mentioned above.
An example of OBA: You may have visited a website to purchase a car and selected certain criteria - (Make, Model, Engine Size, Colour) and your computer receives a cookie from this website. If that same car company advertises on one of our websites and gives you another cookie they can recognise that you have previously visited their site and tailor advertising towards the type of vehicle that you were previously interested in.
This OBA activity does not collect personal data and uses only records of your browsing history on that specific site to adapt future content towards your interests. Cookies can only be accessed by yourself and the website that placed them on your computer (or other internet browsing device). The data collected is anonymous, even if you are logged into one of our websites.
HOW DO I OPT OUT OF COOKIES?
In your browser settings you can see and delete active cookies. You can also set your browser to not allow cookies, please note that this will reduce functionality and potentially stop a website from working. Most browsers give the option to block cookies from specific websites or from third parties so you can ensure that you only except them from websites you trust.
The links below give information on cookie settings for specific web browsers.
Internet Explorer - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?s=cookies&r=4&as=s
Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari OSX & iOS (iPhone) - http://www.apple.com/support/
Android Phones / Tablets - http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
Cookies used in email marketing will only effect you if you have subscribed to our email updates. To unsubscribe from our database click the link titled "Manage Your Subscription" at the bottom of any marketing email from us.
OPT OUT OF ONLINE BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING
Third party solutions are available to over-ride cookies such as those effecting OBA. Please note that these solutions are cookies themselves so if using this method you cannot also delete cookies in your browser.http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Google offers its own Opt-out plugin for Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox.http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/intl/en/plugin/
OPT OUT OF ANALYTICAL COOKIES
The only external tool we use to measure site traffic and behaviour is Google Analytics. To Opt out of Google analytics please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
All database information on firearms and live ammunition is normally transmitted to third parties as direct by our licence conditions of trade within the firearms licensing units.
LICENCE HOLDERS FIREARMS & SHOTGUN CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
We make every effort here at simply to validate licence holders, you may be asked to provide additional identification whilst making any purchase or dealing with us instore.
your information will be shared with other legal organisations in the day to day running of our business and may include but not restricted to the Police, Firearms Licencing Units,
Other agencies should they request such data include NCA, Counter Terrorism Unit, GCHQ, and any part of the national police force or goverment agency.
DONOT ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE LIVE FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION WITHOUT A VALID Firearms Certificate or Shotgun Certificate.