PRIVACY POLICY

INTRODUCTION

This privacy policy outlines how AZ2, a trading name of AKADATA LIMITED, utilises and safeguards the information you provide when using this website in compliance with UK data protection laws. We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your information in accordance with this policy.

Please note that this policy is subject to periodic updates. We encourage you to review it regularly to ensure your satisfaction with any changes.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT WHEN YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITE

When you access our website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including your web browser and IP address. We may also assign a unique, randomly generated identifier to your device.

As you navigate our website, we gather additional information about the web pages you visit, the duration of your visits, and the links you click on each page. Additionally, we may record the keywords you used to find our website and the third-party websites that referred you to us.

This collected information, referred to as Device Information, does not personally identify you (e.g., it does not include your name or address), and we retain it only for as long as necessary to facilitate your use of our website for its intended purposes.

We collect Device Information through Cookies, which are small data files placed on your device's browser when accessing our website. Cookies often contain an anonymous and unique identifier to help identify your device.

Some cookies are necessary for our website's proper functioning, such as storing information in your shopping basket/cart. These cookies:

  • Are not personally identifiable to you as an individual
  • Are placed solely to facilitate the essential functions of an e-commerce website

We do not require your explicit consent before placing these cookies.

Occasionally, we may also use cookies placed by third-party companies to track and monitor your website visits. These third-party cookies may indirectly identify you as an individual. We will always seek your consent before placing those cookies in such cases.

Additionally, we may collect information about your website actions and log them in record files. This data may include your IP address, the device and browser you are using, your internet service provider, and timestamps. We retain this information only for as long as necessary.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT WHEN YOU MAKE A PURCHASE OR REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT

When you purchase or register for an account on our website, we may ask you to provide certain personal information.

The information we collect may include:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your contact information (such as telephone number or email address)
  • Your date of birth

You may also need to provide your credit or debit card details when making a purchase. We take precautions to protect your card information and do not store it on our systems. Instead, we securely transmit the information to our payment processor, who returns a secure 'token' that we use for future purchases. For identification purposes, we may store partial card information such as the last four digits, card type, and expiry date.

We refer to this data as Personal Information.

HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DEVICE INFORMATION

We utilise the Device Information we collect to identify potential risks and prevent fraud, enhance and optimise our website, and analyse the effectiveness of marketing and advertising campaigns.

The Personal Information we collect is used to fulfil your orders, communicate with you as a customer, and identify potential risks and fraudulent activities.

We may provide you with information or promotional material regarding our products and services with your consent.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DEVICE INFORMATION

We may share your personal and device information with third-party data processors who assist us in handling your information.

Additionally, we may share your personal and device information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, respond to lawful requests for information, or protect our rights.

REMARKETING AND BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING

Occasionally, we share your device or personal information to provide targeted advertisements or marketing communications that interest you. AKADATA LIMITED does share information with third-party networks such as Google, Bing, or Facebook.

DO NOT TRACK

Our website does not alter its data collection and usage practices in response to Do Not Track signals from your web browser.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

You have specific rights if you reside in a country where the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies. Don't hesitate to contact us to exercise your rights, such as accessing, receiving a copy of, or rectifying your data.

For more information about the UK GDPR and your data protection rights, please visit the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

We would like to clarify that our website is aimed at the UK market, and as such, if you choose to visit our site, you do so accepting the terms and conditions and any applicable data protection regulations that may apply in the UK, including the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

This link provides guidance and resources specifically designed for individuals, helping them understand their rights and how their personal data is protected under the UK GDPR. It covers topics such as access to personal data, making a complaint, and managing privacy settings.

The website is maintained by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK's independent authority for data protection. It is a reliable source for individuals seeking information about their data protection rights and how to exercise them.

Please note that the UK GDPR empowers individuals with rights and protections when it comes to their personal data. Understanding these rights can help individuals make informed decisions about their privacy and data protection.

Please be aware that while we make efforts to comply with various privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), our primary focus is on adhering to the requirements of the UK GDPR.

HACKING

We want to make it clear that our website does not use any Content Management System (CMS) platforms, including WordPress. Our website has been custom-built to ensure maximum security, performance, and control over our systems and data.

We have implemented strict rules to prevent access to the WordPress administration area (wp-admin) or any similar derivatives, which we do not use. Additionally, any attempts to access files with .asp extensions are actively blocked.

We also have measures in place to detect and block any malicious attempts involving x0 codes or any other suspicious patterns. Our systems are designed to identify and respond to such activities swiftly.

It's worth noting that we do not use the mod_security module. However, we do take security seriously and continuously work to maintain a safe environment for our users.

While we discourage hacking attempts, we appreciate the creativity involved. So, if you're a hacker, have fun trying, but rest assured that our systems are well-prepared to defend against such attempts.

We remain committed to ensuring the security and privacy of our website and our users. If you discover any potential vulnerabilities or have any concerns, please report them to us immediately.

DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller responsible for the processing of your personal information is AZ2, a trading name of AKADATA LIMITED.

AKADATA LIMITED is registered in England and Wales under company number 14175009.

Our registered office address is: Mansion House, Manchester Road, Altrincham, England WA14 4RW

Please note that visitors are not received at this address.

GENERAL TERMS

AKADATA LIMITED reserves the right to make any necessary changes and take appropriate actions to grow and expand the website. This includes periodic updates to this policy to reflect changes in business practices, operational needs, or legal requirements.

For further information or any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us using the provided details below.