Hutchings Timber Ltd is a company registered in England under company number 03704051. Our registered office is 79 Albert Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 9JQ . We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This policy, together with our Terms and Condition sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us will be processed by us. We strictly adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and GDPR legislation from the 25th May 2018.
Protecting Your Security
To ensure that your credit, debit or charge card is not being used without your consent, we will validate name, address and other personal information supplied by you during the order process against appropriate third party databases. By continuing to use the website you accept these terms and conditions and accordingly consent to such checks being made. In performing these checks personal information provided by you may be disclosed to a registered Credit Reference Agency which may keep a record of that information for payment clearance, credit reference, order fulfilment, delivery, data analysis or customer support. You can rest assured that this is done only to confirm your identity, that a credit check is not performed and that your credit rating will be unaffected.
We may need to disclose your personal data where we are under a legal duty to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements. We may also need to disclose it to protect our rights, property or safety of our customers or others which includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our service and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.
We and our group of companies may also wish to provide you with information about special features of our website or any special service or products which we think may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an email with “NO MAIL” in the heading to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
We may also want to provide you with related information from third parties, which we think may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an email with “NO RELATED INFORMATION” in the heading to “email@example.com”.
If, at any time, you wish to have your information removed from our active databases, please send an email entitled “REMOVE FROM DATABASE” to “firstname.lastname@example.org”. If you do any of these actions, we will take steps to ensure that your preferences are updated or the information is deleted as soon as reasonably practicable. There may be a small delay in updating our database and so you may still receive communications which we have already processed in our system before you updated your preferences.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 6 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.
Please note that the information we gather from the following technologies does not specify any specific individual and is used by us as statistical data only about our users browsing actions and patterns.
We may also collect information about your computer, including your domain name, IP address, operating system, browser version, how long you stay on a page, the route you took to navigate through the pages and the website you visited prior to accessing our site.
Texts Relating to Delivery
If you provide us with your mobile number, we may text or call you to advise you that your item is ready for collection in store, or to update you on the progress of your delivery.
This service is provided without a cost to you. You therefore agree, when providing your mobile number, that we can contact you solely for the purpose of these updates. We will not charge you for these texts or calls, although your network may charge you to recieve texts or calls.
How We Protect Your Information
We endeavour to protect the information you provide and have various security procedures in place. We store the information provided to us on our secure servers where it can only be read by authorised personnel. Any payment transactions are encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This protects your data while being sent over the internet from being intercepted and misused by third parties.
We have installed a mechanism that uses digital server identities so that you can be sure that the website you access is hutchingstimber.com. This is done using one of the internet Trusted Certification Authorities. When you access the secure pages of our site your browser will be provided with an electronic certificate confirming that you have accessed our site and all communications will be encrypted. When you create an online order, request or feedback that is then passed on to the relevant destination using the same level of encryption, this includes credit card verification. Firewalls are used to block unauthorised traffic to the servers and the actual servers are located in a secure location which can only be accessed by authorised personnel.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. We also recommend that you avoid using the same password for different online accounts.
Sale of Business
Links from this Site to Other Sites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Updating Your Details
If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, (e.g. your email address, home address, name, contact number or payment details) please update your details in My Account. Alternatively, send us an email entitled “CHANGE OF DETAILS” to “email@example.com” or send a letter to The Website Editor, 79 Albert Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 9JQ or you can telephone us on 01304 374906.
Should you wish to access the personal information that we hold about you please write to “THE CORRESPONDENCE TEAM” at the above postal address.
How to Contact Hutchings Timber Ltd
Making a Complaint
If you wish to make a complaint about the way that we handle your personal data, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office through their website www.ico.org.uk.