Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting your privacy. Hip Watches operates a comprehensive policy for privacy and security. When you visit, order or register with us we aim to store the minimal amount of information possible to allow you to do this. All of our data collection and storage conforms to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Cookies

We use cookies to better the users experience while visiting our website. Where applicable we use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to our website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows our website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Our website also uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Personal Information

We do not disclose, rent or lease any information submitted to us to 3rd parties for marketing purposes, except as stated in this policy. We do not use any of your data for any reason, except as stated in this policy, but to successfully ship your order to you. You have the option to sign up for an account in the checkout process. This means that your user data is stored on our servers. We may, sometimes, employ 3rd party companies for marketing purposes. In these cases, we may pass your name and email address on to a trusted 3rd party provider. Examples include sending e-mail newsletters, feedback requests and analysing data. The companies involved will not sell or lease your data, and will not market to you themselves.

We store your name, address and telephone number if you register for an account with us.  This is optional, but enables you to place further orders without having to enter your details again. Your details are also stored in relation to unregistered orders. We do not store your credit card information.  It is processed over a secure encryption system which goes through the payment provider Sagepay.  We do not handle or store this data, therefore it cannot be 'hacked' from our servers. All sensitive information is processed over a secure servers.  

 

Contact & Communication

Users contacting our website do so at their own discretion. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

We may use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services that we offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to our email newsletter program but this would be made clear to you and your express permission granted when submitting any form to email process. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that our website participate in are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. We will not ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

We may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.