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Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this
policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to this policy,
you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(1) This privacy policy

This web privacy policy statement was made using an SEQ Legal precedent
document. Other precedent documents available from SEQ Legal include
services agreement precedents.

(2) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of
this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser
type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit,
page views, website navigation;

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us
on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any
purchases you make of our goods or services;

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with

(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to
our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;

(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.

(3) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and
stored by the browser.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser
requests a page from the server.
This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on this website.
We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the
website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise
you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your
browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted,
or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics
generates statistical and other information about website use by means of
cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated
relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.
Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Our advertisers/payment services providers may also send you cookies.

We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. 
These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.  To determine your
interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.  You
can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using
Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at:  You can opt-out of the Adsense
partner network cookie at: 
However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies
from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an
opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the
Google browser plug-in available at:

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you
to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can
refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and
selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will,
however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites,
including this one.

(4) Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the
purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you
services purchased via the website;

(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(h) send to you [our newsletter and other] marketing communications
relating to our business [or the businesses of carefully-selected third
parties] which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you
have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can
inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing

(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users - but
this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will
publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you
grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information
to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment
services provider, PayPal or Google Checkout.  You can review the PayPal
privacy policy at and the Google Checkout privacy policy at We will share information with
PayPal and Google, only to the extent necessary for the purposes of
processing payments you make via our website and dealing with complaints
and queries relating to such payments.

(5) Disclosures
We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers,
agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the
purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including
providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention
and reducing credit risk);

[(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset
which we are (or are contemplating) selling;

[(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other
competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where,
in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably
likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information
to third parties.

(6) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred
between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use
the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the
United States and Russia) which do not have data protection laws equivalent
to those in force in the UK and European Economic Area.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the
website CMS will be published on the internet and may be available, via the
internet, around the world.  We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such
information by others.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(7) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the
loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure
(password- and firewall- protected) servers. All financial electronic transactions
you make to us will be encrypted using shared SSL technology.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we
cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.
We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the

(8) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version
on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are
happy with any changes. 

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(9) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold
about you.  Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00);

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose,
we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a
solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill no more than 3
months old, showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing
purposes by email at any time.  In practice, you will usually either expressly
agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing
purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of
your personal information for marketing purposes.

(10) Referrals, Associates and Third party websites

This website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the
privacy policies or practices of third party websites. We accept no liability or
responsibility whatsoever for any dealings, financial or other you may have
with these referrals, associates or third parties.

(11) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs
to be corrected or updated.

(12) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your
personal information, please contact us by email or by post to High Street
Shops online, PO Box 5303, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 1JZ.

(13) Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this
website is High Street Shops online.

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