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PRIVACY & COOKIES POLICY

Direct Sewing Machines is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use information given at the time of ordering or when making an enquiry by whatever means is collected lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We do not pass your personal information on to third parties.

All transactions that you initiate with Direct Sewing Machines on this web site are confidential. Your name will not be added to any third party mailing lists.

The Data Protection Act

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a duty to protect any information we collect from you. It will not be disclosed to any other organisation unless you give explicit permission, or there is a legal obligation to do so. We collect information about you for two main reasons:

To process your online order.
To provide you with the most efficient possible service.

The information collected will be used to personally keep in touch and let you know of any offers, sales or promotions that Direct Sewing Machines are carrying out (if you have selected to receive these emails/newsletters).

Right to request information

You have a right to request a copy of any personal data held by Direct Sewing Machines at any time, in order to check its accuracy. If you wish to do this, please write (explaining that your interest is in personal data maintained by Direct Sewing Machines) to: Direct Sewing Machines, 10-12 Chapel Street, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 2BY.

Changes to this policy

This privacy policy will change from time to time as we develop the range of services on the website. When this privacy policy changes, we will place an updated version on this page.

Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. You should always check the privacy policy before using this site, even if you have visited it in the past. This ensures that you will be aware of any changes.

Changes to our privacy policy do not affect information we already hold about you.

This statement was last updated on 18/07/13.

Law

These Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be governed by the laws of England and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. We are required by law to inform you that sales can be concluded in English only and that no public filing requirements apply.

Other

Our VAT number is: 183332612

We are a member of FSB.

All correspondence must be in English.

Our usual opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm.

Cookies

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. These pieces of information are used to improve the services we provide to you. We use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site. To purchase products on our website, you will need cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you can still browse the site and use it for research purposes.

We do have relationships with carefully-selected suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit.

  • Google Analytics. [Cookie names: _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz ]. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For more information see the Google Privacy policy.
  • Google Maps. [Cookie name: NNID PREF]
  • Remarketing. We use Google remarketing codes to log when users of this website view specific pages or take specific actions. The implementation of this code makes it possible for us to provide targeted advertising in the future through third-party vendors such as Google. If you do not wish to receive this type of advertising you can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting theirĀ Ad Settings. Alternatively should you wish to opt out of all third-party vendor use of cookies you can visit theĀ Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them.

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.