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Privacy Policy
We have created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. It tells you how and when we gather any information and what we do and don't do with it.

In essence, we don't take information without you actually giving it to us and we don't pass that information on to anyone else.
Cookies are small files on your computer which contain items of data. For example, if you are visiting a shopping site and put items in your shopping cart, then details like the item, price, and quantity will probably be stored in a cookie and used when you go to the check out. You can delete cookies yourself, but most will "expire" (delete themselves) after a period of time.

Cookies are used on this site, e.g. the shopping cart requires them to work.
Data Collection
When you place an order we use an order form for customers to request information, products, and/or services; and we collect personal information (eg. your billing/delivery address), and financial information (eg how you would like to pay for your purchase).

Contact information from the order form is used to ship purchases. Your contact information is also used to get in touch with you should we need to ask you a question about your order or to fulfil your request.

Financial information is used solely for billing for products and services. If you use HSBC Secure ePayments we do not see your credit/debit card details, the transaction is handled by HSBC Bank on our behalf.

Any data collected by us is collected with your consent. We don't use any mechanism to collect any data that you do not directly type onto one of our forms. The only exception to this is the IP address sent with forms and the type of browser you are using (e.g. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) so you get correctly formatted pages on your screen.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Other Parties.
We will not disclose any information to any other parties other than delivery services except as required for legal purposes. (e.g. your address is given to The Post Office/Royal Mail so that they may know where to deliver your order.)
Mailing Lists
We believe that newsletters etc. are best sent to people who actually wish to receive them.

We will send you emails about your current order.
E.G. Order received notification, order dispatched, invitation to write a review.

We will not automatically add your email address to our mailing lists without your prior consent.

Any emails that we do send after your order has been completed are sent only if you consent to receive them, and all carry an "un-subscribe" link at the foot of the email

We do not send random marketing emails to personal email addresses (spam).

We will not pass your email address (or anything else) to any other businesses.
External Links
This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Where appropriate we use industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology.
Data Protection Act 1998
We fully agree to the principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and fully comply with the provisions of the act.

These are the eight Data Protection Principles of the 1998 Act. In summary the act requires that your information is:
1, fairly and lawfully processed
2, processed for limited purposes
3, adequate, relevant and not excessive
4, accurate
5, not kept longer than necessary
6, processed in accordance with the your rights
7, secure
8, not transferred to countries without adequate protection.

We believe they make for good business practice.
Data Quality/Access
If you wish to know all the data held by CurioQuest on yourself, please write, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to the address shown on our Contact Us page.

Full details of the Data Protection Act can be found at the Data Protection Registrars web site:
Contacting us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact us by mail, email, telephone, etc. Full contact details are posted on our Contact Us page.

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