By using our website, you agree to be bound by this Policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to East African Trading Company, Montague House, Lambridge Street, Bath, BA16RX.
Who are we?
Registered office: Montague House, Lambridge Street, Bath, BA1 6RX.
Company registered in England & Wales No. 8292964.
What information is collected?
The personal information we collect may include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when and on what type of browser / device.
If you purchase a product from us, your credit/debit card information is not held by us. It is securely collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.
Some services may require you to provide us with your personal information. For example, an email address to create an account and contact details and address for delivering your purchases. If you choose to withhold this information in such cases you may not be able to access certain areas or carry out certain actions on our website.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- Improve our products, services, website and communications
- Process payments
- Send communications you have requested and that may be of interest to you, such as order updates and email communications
- Dealing with competition entries
- Notify you of changes to our services
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.
Who has access to your information?
Our data is a vital business asset that needs to be handled responsibly by experts. We understand how important it is to keep data both secure but also compliant with the latest directives around data privacy such as GDPR being able to rely on a professional organisation with secure technology and robust business practices is a necessity.
Your information may, for the purposes set out in this policy, be disclosed to:
- Authorised people at East African Trading Company, our supplier organisations and third party service providers working on our behalf for the purpose of completing tasks and providing services such as payment and order processing and sending email communications. When we use third party service provides, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver that service.
- Selected third parties to use your information, to provide you with information about goods and services by post. We will do so on the basis that we have legitimate interest to do so.
We will not sell or rent your information to third-parties without your consent.
East African Trading Company takes the security of your personal data very seriously. We seek to use reasonable organisational, technical and administrative measures designed to protect Personal Information, and we take every effort to protect your personal data from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. If you do not want to receive marketing communications from us then click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in email messaging, or by contacting us by email at: email@example.com.
Access & update your information
You have a right to request access to the information we hold on you. You can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To comply with your request, we may ask you to confirm / prove your identity. Your information will be sent to you via email unless otherwise requested. Subsequent requests of information may incur an administrative fee.
If you would like us to amend or correct the information we hold on you then contact us via the details above to update it.
We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected. The East African Trading Company website is secured with SSL encryption which can be seen via the ‘lock’ icon on your browser.
Non-sensitive details (such as email address) are transmitted over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where you have chosen a password, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
If personal information is compromised following a breach of security, East African Trading Company will promptly inform customers and those who we hold information on of the breach.
By using our website, you (the visitor) agree to allow third parties to process your IP address, in order to determine your location for the purpose of currency conversion. You also agree to have that currency stored in a session cookie in your browser (a temporary cookie which gets automatically removed when you close your browser). We do this in order for the selected currency to remain selected and consistent when browsing our website so that the prices can convert to your (the visitor) local currency.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit the support website for your browser. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
We may also use tracking and tagging technology in order to better understand how people use our website in order to improve it. We may also partner with third parties in order to serve advertising based on your usage of this site. This information is anonymised and aggregated. In order to opt-out of this tracking you can update your settings on your mobile device, browser or social network.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you accessed them using links from our website.
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on 04.11.2020.