Purpose of this policy

This Website Privacy & Cookie Policy (the ‘Policy’) informs you of our commitment to privacy and explains the ways that Tweed Togs collects, uses and discloses information about you when you visit the Tweed Togs website (the ‘Site’). By visiting and browsing the Site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.

Please note, this Policy covers the Site only.  Tweed Togs is committed to protecting and respecting your personal data and your privacy and will process any personal data we hold about you in full compliance with applicable UK data protection laws.

It is important that you read this Policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.  This Policy supplements other notices and privacy policies and is not intended to override them.

This Site contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of this Policy’s terms and conditions.

Unauthorised use of this Site may give rise to a claim for damages and be a criminal offence.

Changes to the Policy
The content of the pages of the Site is for your general information and use only. We may without notice, from time to time, add or change functions, features or products to the Site or add/change services.  This may result in periodic changes to the Policy so please refer back regularly to review any amendments.

Third-party links
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information or to enable you to donate money or clothing to Tweed Togs. They do not signify that we endorse the website. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

If you go to another website from this one, please read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information. Information we may collect from youWe may collect and process the following data about you:

You are not obliged to provide this information but this may help us to provide you with the best service.

How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Collecting and using information
We will not collect personal information about you when you visit our Site, unless you choose to directly provide such information such as when contacting us via email and by completing online forms.  We do not disclose any personal information, however obtained through this Site, without explicit permission from the person to whom it relates.

We will use this personal information to process your request and when applicable, respond to you. By contacting us in this manner, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information for the purpose of responding to your request.

[We do store information collected from visitors to the Site for statistical monitoring purposes and to help respond to comments made about the site.]

IP addresses
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to help us provide an effective service on the Site.

We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about your activity on a website. They help us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

If you register with us or if you continue to use the Site, you agree to our use of cookies.

[On 26 May 2012, new rules about cookies on websites came into force. The Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about a user’s use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the user’s use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for web site operators and providing other services relating to web site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate a user’s IP address with any other data held by Google. Users may refuse the use of cookies (as above). By using the Site, the User consents to the processing of data about that user by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.]

Social Media
Tweed Togs also maintains a presence on social media channels including Facebook.

If you share content from a Tweed Togs social media website, a cookie may be used by the service you have chosen to share that content.  Tweed Togs does not control these cookies.  You should check the relevant third party main website for more information.

How long do we store your data?
We will keep the information and data relating to your use of the Site only for as long as we consider it necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.

Where is the information stored?
Information which you submit via the Site is stored on a computer located in the European Economic Area (this is necessary in order to process the information and to send you any information you have requested). In addition, if you use the Site while you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with the services requested.

Protecting Information
We strive to protect all personal information we receive online with appropriate safeguards and security measures. However, the Internet is not a secure medium and neither the privacy of your communications, nor that of visitors to this Site, can be ensured. Accordingly, by visiting this Site, you acknowledge and agree that Tweed Togs does not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and that you do so at your own risk.

Providing Access and Maintaining Accuracy
We will provide access to the personal information we collect and retain about you and use all reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of your personal information.

Contact details
If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or wish to know how to access any of your personal information held at Tweed Togs and the Site, please contact us at:

Tweed Togs
Room 2
Business and Arts Hub
Old Church Road
Peebles EH45 8LH

Email: tweedtogs@gmail.com

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK regulator for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).  We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.