We collect personal information from you when you (i) submit questions or material to us, (ii) register on this website, (iii) purchase a product from us, (iv) e-mail us or post content on our social media pages or (v) enter one of our competitions. The type of personal information we may collect (if applicable) includes the following: name, gender, user name, password, email address, postal address, phone number, and mobile number. Credit card information is held securely on a financial services approved location and cannot be accessed by us.
We use such personal information collected through this website for the purposes of:
• providing a personalised service;
• enhancing the user experience of this website;
• conducting market research surveys;
• fulfilling product orders;
• recording your full purchase history;
• running features that incorporate submissions to the website;
• running competitions; and providing you with information about, and access to, products and services we offer, either ourselves or jointly with or on behalf of other organisations.
We only collect your personal information in accordance with our Terms, above. When you register on the website as a member (if applicable), you will be required to provide us with your full name, your date of birth, your email address and your country of residence. We will also give you the option of providing your gender and mobile number (the “Registration Information”). Information relating to your use of the website is detailed at paragraph 3 below. We use the Registration Information only where you allow us to do so and only in respect of the offer and activities on the website that you request. If you enter a competition on the website, we will use the Registration Information to contact you to let you know if you have won and also to deliver your prize. Each competition has its own rules and they will be visible when you enter the competition online. Please ensure that you read them fully. Please also read paragraph headed “Competitions and Surveys”.
You warrant that the Registration Information is true, accurate and current and you shall inform us of any changes made to the Registration Information. You shall not pretend to be any other person when providing us with the Registration Information.
USE OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We may use the Registration Information from time to time to offer you services and products based on the preferences that you identify during the registration process when you become a Member, and based on any preferences of which that you subsequently make us aware. We will obtain your permission to carry out such promotions during the registration process when we obtain your Registration Information. To offer you such third party services, and provided you have given us permission, we may email you at the email address that you give us when you give us the Registration Information or subsequently.
We will use the Registration Information in relation to any goods or services that you purchase directly from us so that we can deliver such goods or services to you. If you wish to receive information about our products or services, or the products or services offered jointly with or on behalf of other organisations, please check the appropriate box on the registration page, competitions page or other relevant form or page through which the information is collected.
If you are under 13 years of age you cannot become a member of the website. Wherever we require it, you will be asked for your date of birth and we may refuse you access to certain areas of the website. No information should be submitted to us without consent of the relevant parent or guardian.
NOTE TO PARENTS
This website is not directed specifically at children under the age of 13. We do not permit registration as a Member by, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from, anyone under the age of 13, except as set out above in relation to competitions. Please make sure that your child does not give us personal information online without asking your permission.
If you believe that your child under the age of 13 may have registered on the website, you can contact us at email@example.com and we will tell you what personal information, if any, we are holding in relation to your child. At your written request, we will either suppress the child’s personal information or place limits on the use and/or disclosure of the child’s personal information.
DATA PROTECTION AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
We recognise that the Registration Information and the information that we capture during your use of the website is personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) and we hereby acknowledge that we shall treat the Registration Information and all other information that you give us in accordance with the Act and as set out in the paragraph entitled, Use of Registration Information.
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer need our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may store the personal information that you send to us via this in our databases. We will only keep your personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary taking into consideration our need to answer queries or resolve problems, provide improved and new services and comply with legal requirements under applicable law(s). This means that we may retain your personal information for a reasonable period after you stop using our services or stop using this website.
We internally use personally identifiable information about our customers to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyse website usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customise our website’s content and layout. We believe these uses allow us to improve our website and provide better service to our customers. We may use a customer’s email address and mailing address or phone number, to contact a customer regarding an order or administrative matters or notices. We may use information in the file we maintain about a customer to resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
If for some reason you believe that you have received any SPAM e-mail from us which you have not authorised us to send you, please inform us immediately by emailing us at mailto:email@example.com.
Personal data collected via this website is controlled by Ming Ray Limited. In the event that you would like to view a copy of the information that we hold on you, you may do so at any time by requesting a copy to be sent you on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
PASSING INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
We shall not sell, share, hire or otherwise deal in any of your personal information or Registration Information with third parties unless you give us specific permission to do so when you register on the website or through a subsequent affirmative confirmation on the website. However we work with partner organisations including our US partner company [name specifically]. Provided that you are over 13, we may wish to send you information in relation to these partners’ products or services. We will seek your consent, or if you are under 13 the consent of your parent or legal guardian before we do so. We will also periodically give you the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving such email communication.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES
We may offer free newsletters to share information with you about the website, about us and our affiliates and subsidiaries, or about our business partners and advertisers and sponsors. You may receive a newsletter either by registering for a particular newsletter or in conjunction with a special feature or membership for which you have registered on the website. You may cancel your free email subscription by following the instructions provided on the website or, in some instances, in the designated area of certain newsletters or emails.
COMPETITIONS AND SURVEYS
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
To help ensure that your personal information is safe and secure, we use state of the art security systems to encrypt your personal details, making it virtually impossible for them to be read over the internet.
Furthermore, we take reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep your details of your order secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the website.
The Ming Ray website (mingray.com) places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites.
Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high quality website and online experience for our users, and some collect information about browsing behaviour.
By using and browsing the Ming Ray website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.
Personal Information can also be known as Personal Data and means any information relating to you as a natural person that is capable of directly or indirectly identifying you. (On websites this is typically at least your e-mail address).