Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The Ecology Centre is committed to protecting your privacy online. Our policy explains how we will do this.

What information do we collect?

  • We collect email addresses.
  • Registration: on some parts of the site we may ask you to register, and if you do we ask for your name, email address, geographical address and other personal information.
  • From time to time we will ask you for further information, for example if you make a purchase or enter a competition.
  • We may also use cookies. For an explanation, see the section on cookies below.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files which many web sites transfer to your hard disk. They can inform the web site what pages you visit, and your preferences, which enable web sites to provide you with a more personalized service. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or to warn you before accepting them.

We use cookies, but most parts of our site can be accessed even if your cookies are turned off. But you may find there are parts of the site which you cannot access if your cookies are turned off.

How do we use your information?

We use the information to help us understand more about how our web site is used, to improve our site, and to send you information about us and our products which we think may be of interest to you, both electronically or otherwise.

In the case of our online material, your personal information may be used to enable us to verify you are a subscriber and to deliver the online material to you.

Unless you have informed us that you do not wish to receive further information from us or our associated enterprise company, we and they may send you direct mail.

When do we share information?

We do not sell your personal information to others.

We share your information with our associated enterprise company.

A number of other people's web sites have links on our site. If you link to their sites, they may collect information. Such sites are not within our control and are not covered by this privacy statement.

If we believe that your use of the site is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained through the site about you to the extent that it is reasonably necessary in our opinion to prevent, remedy or take action in relation to such conduct.

Security

All personal and credit card information is encoded using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology before being sent over the Internet. To protect your data further, your credit card information is always stored in encrypted form in a database that is away from our Web site database, so it isn't connected to the Internet. Credit card transactions are issued a digital certificate, ensuring that your data can only be read by our transaction system as long as your browser shows its secure mode symbol (such as a key or closed lock).

To make the most of the security on our site, we recommend using either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher, both of which enable SSL. We also recommend setting your browser's preferences to accept cookies and enable JavaScript.

Children

Some of our pages are specially designed for children. We do not send unsolicited direct email to users who have indicated on registering of those pages that they are under 13. Children under 13 should ask a parent, guardian or teacher for permission before sending us information online.