G W Thomson operates a comprehensive policy for privacy and security. We aim to store the minimal amount of information possible to allow you to make purchases and offer you recommendations.
We do not disclose, lease or rent any information submitted to us to 3rd parties for marketing purposes. 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 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 SSL encryption system which goes through the payment provider Sage Pay. We do not handle or store this data, therefore it cannot be 'hacked' from our servers. G W Thomson staff do not have visibility of credit card details.
Optionally, you can supply us with a telephone number when ordering. This is generally only used if we are unable to contact you via email.
If you wish, you can contact us to have your profile deleted at any point in time.
All sensitive information is processed over a secure server.
We do not send marketing emails to random personal email address (spam), however from time to time we may send newsletters and special offers to registered customer email addresses. All of which include a facility for you to unsubscribe from such service by clicking on the link at the bottom of every newsletter sent. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter using this process anytime. To subscribe for the newsletter, you must opt in. Either in the checkout, or elsewhere on the site.
During the checkout process we may temporarily store your email address. This is not used for marketing purposes unless you opt into the newsletter. We may send you follow up email(s) if you do not complete the checkout process to remind you of the items in your cart for future reference and allow you to complete the purchase more easily.
All of our data collection and storage conforms to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
We collect and store data in cookies which is sent securely to re marketing companies, whose algorithms may determine if you will see advertising related to your browsing on other websites. You are able to opt out of these adverts at any time (more information below).
Cookies are necessary to purchase items at G W Thomson. They are used to identify items in your shopping bag, shortlist, and also your browsing history so we can make better recommendations. The cookies themselves do not store any personal identifiable information. Instead, they store a 'key' on your computer which then identifies information stored temporarily on our own server. You can disable cookies in your browser to prevent this, however you will not be able to use the primary functionality of this website. You can disable cookies in your browser's settings. If you are unsure how to do this, follow this link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
We use Google Analytics to track visitor numbers and behaviour. This service is to help us continually improve our service and does not track any personally identifiable information. If you wish to opt out of this, you should disable cookies in your browser.
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After visiting G W Thomson you may find advertising banners on other websites associated with your browsing history. The technology behind these services are based on cookies. This is a service offered to suggest alternate styles or items which may be of interest to you. This is an anonymous service and no personal or identifiable information is recorded by this advertising method, however if you do not wish to view these type of adverts you can opt out of these services at the following links: