Privacy policy

The World in My Pocket, found at https://www.theworldinmypocket.co.uk (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website. This privacy policy is designed to be transparent and show how we are using the data we are collecting through our website. We are committed to ensure that the privacy of our users is always protected, and should we ask to provide certain information then be assured that it is going to be used only in accordance with this privacy policy.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal data in accordance with our website.

 

What data are we collecting?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:

We collect the information you provide us when you leave a comment on our website or you send us a message, so that we can reply to your enquiry. The data our contact forms require are: your name, your surname, and your email address.

Information We Collect from Others: we might collect information about you from other sources, such as social media networks, when you use your accounts to login to our website. The information collected from these sources are: your name, your surname, your email address, your location, gender and age.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website. For more details please see our Cookie policy below.

How do we use the information collected?

We are collecting data in order to provide a better experience using this website and also send communications and newsletters to our customers. We present the option to not receive these types of communications and you can opt out by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or by sending a reply to the newsletter received. Please see our choice and opt-out below.

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.

Third-party services

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Our website is using the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous data:

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Cookies policy

Cookies are small pieces of text information sent to your browser when visiting a website. We use cookies to store information about your visit and enhance the functionality of your visit, no personal information or information that could be used to identify individuals is held in these cookies. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Deactivating Cookies:

Your browser has several security options allowing you to block cookies or ask confirmation before cookies are accepted. Check your browser’s manual for more details on disabling cookies.

Remember that blocking cookies will stop you from logging on and using the site.

ADVERTISING:

Affiliate program participation

The Website engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as post code). Contact information will only be used to notify the winners and award prizes.

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

 

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at info@theworldinmypocket.co.uk  to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to info@theworldinmypocket.co.uk

Amend – You may contact us at info@theworldinmypocket.co.uk to amend or update your personal information.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying with “unsubscribe” in the subject line in the email or email us at info@theworldinmypocket.co.uk

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at info@theworldinmypocket.co.uk and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us at info@theworldinmypocket.co.uk

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

This privacy policy was last updated on the 14th of May 2018.