Your Privacy

As a company Stone Dam Mills Limited, are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our customers and visitors to our website. In particular, we are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. We comply with all relevant data legislation including GDPR and in this Privacy Policy we’ve provided lots of detailed information on how, when and why we collect your personal information, and how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file containing information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record keeping purposes and allows us to analyse traffic patterns on our website. Cookie’s are unable to give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies; consult your browser’s manual or online help if you want information on restricting or disabling the browser’s handling of cookies. If you disable cookies, you can still view most of the information on our website, however some of the functionality and personalisation may not operate correctly.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Transactional data

Transactional data, for example information given to us in a sale transaction such as telephone numbers, addresses or email addresses, are used in our logistics to ensure accurate and informative facilitation of delivery and to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.


Who we share your data with

Your personal data may be shared with other companies or disclosed to a third party whom facilitates the transaction process.

We may also share some of your personal data with, or obtain your personal data from, the following categories of third parties:

Government authorities, law enforcement bodies and regulators when this is necessary to process an order or a request from you, or for legal or security purposes, or as required by law.

Courts, tribunals, legal advisors and / or insurers in order to comply with our legal obligations; exercise our legal rights (for example in court cases); enable the prevention, detection, investigation of crime or prosecution of offenders; and protect our employees, customers and other third parties.

Suppliers providing services to us in order to help us run our business and improve our services and your customer experience. For example we may share your personal data with:

·       suppliers who deliver goods directly to you, or service providers who pack and deliver goods to you.

·       companies who help us get your feedback on our services

·       companies who facilitate card transactions/payment service providers

·       companies who help us improve our business by analysing when customers visit our website.

Google/Facebook and other digital media providers to show you advertising that might interest you while you’re browsing the internet, in apps and on websites.

We select very carefully what necessary personal data is used to facilitate your transaction and require that any of the above listed examples comply with high security standards for the protection of your personal data, including deletion of your data when our relationship with them ends.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Links to other sites

Our website may contain links to information on other websites. On websites we do not control, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting those sites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.


How we protect your data

We are committed to taking appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. When you provide your personal data through our website, this information is transmitted across the internet securely.

Stone Dam Mills Limited adheres to high security standards in order to protect your payment card details when you are sending us this information.