Your use of this website signifies your consent to us collecting and using personal information about you as specified below in accordance with this Policy. Should we choose to change our Policy for any reason, the changes will be posted here, so that you are always kept informed of how we collect and use your personal information, and when we may disclose it.
You may provide personal information when communicating with us. You may use our website services or order a service and give your name, e-mail address, delivery address, credit or debit card number and expiry date so that the order can be processed and payment can be collected. Sometimes you may be asked for your telephone number. If you enter a competition or promotion on our website we will ask for your name, address and e-mail address.
It may be that you provide to us details of credit or debit cards or bank accounts in order to make payments to us. Any such information ("confidential financial information") will be dealt with as described below. We may use personal information collected about you to personalise your visits to our web site and recommend services to you and send marketing or promotional material to you. We also use the information to help us develop the design and layout of our website to ensure that our sites are as useful and enjoyable as possible. We may use such information to maintain and enforce standards of behaviour and compliance to use policy and promote trust and safety standards. We may use personal information collected about you to let you know about functionality changes to our website or changes to our terms and conditions of use. Sometimes (and only in accordance with any preferences selected by you) we or our subsidiaries, affiliated companies and trading partners might use the personal information collected about you to let you know about services or offers that you might find interesting.
We may provide aggregate statistics about our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any information that could personally identify you.
TheDesert.com reserves the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its users.
When you buy a product or service TheDesert.com may offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts the information that you input before it is transmitted to us. In addition, where secure server facility is not available we have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access and to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask you for proof of identity before disclosing any personal information to you.
A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. On revisiting this site our computer server will recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to receive cookies, this may affect your ability to fully use our services, although you may still use most of the features of our website.
If you choose during registration or use of the website to receive information about other products and services (our own and/or those of third parties), your personal information may sometimes be shared with TheDesert.com or those third parties' contractors or agents for the purpose of providing you with such information. The contractors, suppliers or agents will have undertaken not to use your personal information other than to provide you with information about those products and services. We recognise the importance of privacy to our customers and visitors. We will keep this policy under review and any changes made from time to time will be posted on this page.