In the event of any query relating to privacy matters, please contact Ralph
Bartlett via any of the methods outlined on our Contact Us page.
This website uses essential cookies to store your session number and log in
status. This ensures that other users of the site cannot see or modify the
contents of your shopping basket, and that you cannot see or modify theirs.
No sensitive information is stored in the cookie.
If you do not wish us to store a cookie on your computer, you will need to
disable local cookie storage in your web browser. This is easy to do using
Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and all other commonly used
A work around has been created within our coding to enable you to purchase
without using a cookie, however the operation of the site will be slower and it
may be necessary for you to log in multiple times during the checkout process.
Cookies on this site will identify themselves as being from the Hobbyandliesure domain and will usually consist of apparently random letters
and numbers. No one other than our site can read your cookie and deleting it
when not on our site will not affect orders you have previously placed.
PRIVACY - EMAIL CONTACT
As with almost all businesses, Email communication is stored on our password protected computers for an indefinite period unless deletion is requested.
PRIVACY - PRODUCT QUERIES
Where a technical product query is made, an unlisted part is queried, or a warranty / guarantee issue is discussed, the email or form submission will be shared with the supplier or manufacturer of that product in order to provide service.
PRIVACY - SITE VISITING AND ORDERING
Personal and order details are collected online and by telephone at point of
order, or enquiry, lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998
and General Data Protection Regulation 2016, herein referred to as GDPR,
under which we are fully registered.
Once received your details will not be disclosed to any third party, except
where required to process your payment and arrange delivery of the goods. Your
email address will be added to our Newsletter receivers list only if you select
that option by going to the Newsletters link and signing up. Each newsletter
published includes clear instructions on how to cancel future issues. All
Newsletter sign ups since we started online were opt-in only, and
therefore remain compliant with the GDPR regulations.
Your name & address, and in some cases telephone number and/or email for
tracking purposes, will be passed only to the following organisations: Credit
Card merchant services - for security checking and sale authorisation. Delivery
Organisation (e.g. Royal Mail, DPD, Fedex, Parcelforce, Hermes etc) for
delivery. We do not maintain or keep a postal mailing list - if you wish to be
kept updated on new products, we recommend you join our email newsletter using
the link at the bottom of the page. Our email newsletter mailing list software
stores only your email address and no other details whatsoever. All Newsletter
sign ups since we started online were opt-in only, and therefore remain
compliant with the GDPR regulations.
In the event of online payment by credit or charge card, we do not see your card
details as they are processed directly on the card services website - either via
a separate page or an inserted frame. For offline or pre-order payment, where
payment is processed manually, no payment details are kept on any form of
computer system - only on paper file within our office. Online ordering
processes are protected by both SSL secure layers, encryption and password
Cookies are used in the implementation of this site only to pass non-sensitive
information during the ordering and log in processes, and do not store card
details or payment information.
PRIVACY - EMAIL NEWSLETTERS
Our Shimmer Newsletters are sent by email to all those who have subscribed,
and contain release updates, special offers and news.
We undertake not to abuse your email address. We appreciate you taking your time
to subscribe to and read our newsletters - please be assured that we will never
pass your email address on to third parties. All Newsletter sign ups since
we started online were opt-in only, and therefore remain compliant with
the GDPR regulations.
Your email address is stored behind a secure log in on our newsletter system
control panel. It is not accessible to anyone else and no one else who receives
the newsletters can see your address. If you wish to remove yourself, simply
wait for a newsletter and follow the unsubscribe instructions at the top or
If you are unable to unsubscribe, please email us by replying to the latest
newsletter you have received and we will manually remove your address.
RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN / RIGHT OF DATA REQUEST
The new GDPR gives you the right to request copies of any data we hold on you
and the right to request that data be deleted. The regulations permit a
merchant to store such data where needed for (1) accounting and taxation reasons
(2) warranty and safety reasons. Therefore if you have a completed order
with us, we will accept requests to delete your data but are unable to delete
any part of the transaction or sale record which we must store for the reasons
noted above. You have a right to request a copy of the data we
store, although in all cases it will be identical to that which you have already
received as order confirmations or as email correspondence.
The GDPR defines a data processor as any person or any body who handles your
data. Therefore our primary data processor is Ralph Bartlett. Other employees of the business will handle your data in so far as
is needed to process your orders or reply to your enquiries, and no more.
External data processors will, by definition, include payment gateways and
processors, delivery organisations, and any third party sites through which you
contact and/or make purchases from our business.