Bottles & Cans
General Data Protection Regulations
the kinds of information that we may gather via our services,
how we use your information,
when we might disclosure your information and
how your information is managed and kept securely.
Please note that our policy applies only to Bottles and Cans services. It does not apply to any websites owned and managed by other companies to whom we may provides links or who may link to us.
What information do we gather about you?
We gather two types of information about you.
In the first instance we will have your personal information which you will have voluntarily provided when you subscribed, placed an order, entered a competition or completed a survey.
In addition, we gather tracking information as you navigate through our website.
Surveys and Market Research
Bottles & Cans may conduct voluntary surveys periodically which include the collection of personal information from our readers. This data may be collected via our website or email. Our survey data will only be used in aggregate form only with no personally identifiable information released.
Paid Products and Services
Our website is free to access, but we do sell products such as subscriptions back issues and t-shirts. To facilitate these purchases, we collect and store billing information. We share this information only with third parties who require it to complete the transaction. Examples of this might include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
Information Collected Through Technology
What do we do with the information we gather about you?
Bottles & Cans via Google Analytics will use the data gathered to perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of subscribers, purchasing patterns and for marketing and customer service purposes.
If our readers subscribe to our email newsletter, you will receive them until such time as you tell us that you no longer want them. We will not share, rent, swap or sell your email address with any third parties without your consent. If you receive an email from us in error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and we will resolve the issue promptly.
Having provided Bottles & Cans with your email address as a subscriber and/or customer, we reserve the right to periodically send you promotional emails about Bottles & Cans products, services and occasional events. It is your right to opt out of receiving these emails at any time by contacting email@example.com
Account and Service-Related Email
User surveys greatly help us to improve our website and magazine so we may send you an email inviting you to participate in user surveys. Any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties. Any if presented, we would only use aggregated data.
Emails From You
Unless you are using a secure and encrypted email service, please be aware that you should exercise caution when emailing us as any personal information contained within it may be accessible but others. For example, please do not send credit card details via email - use the secure forms on our website. If you do contact us, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
With whom do we share the information we gathered?
Bottles & Cans will not under any circumstances sell, rent, swap or authorise any third party to use your email address without your permission.
In order for us to provide a full range of service, we contract with third parties to provide services on our behalf, this includes credit-card and billing, processing, shipping, website analytics, or to advertise our products across the internet. Bottles & Cans only provide these companies with the information they need to perform their services effectively. These third parties parties are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for Bottle & Cans and they may not share or resell this data. We have thoroughly checked the third parties we use to ensure that they are working within the General Data Protection Regulations.
How to opt out from receiving newsletters and promotional offers
If you no longer wish to receive a Bottles & Cans newsletter, click on the “unsubscribe” link which can be found near the bottom of each newsletter. By doing this you will instantly be opted you out of all future emails.
Is your information protected?
We use reasonable precautions to protect our users' personal information and to store it securely. The information that you provide to us is stored on a hard drive which is secured in a safe.
Whilst we take all appropriate measures to safeguard your information, it is impossible to guarantee its absolute security. We recommend that you further protect your data by using unique complex passwords for your accounts with us and for accounts with third parties that you link to any of your accounts with us. Please remember not to share your password. If you believe that any of your interactions with us are not secure, please contact us immediately. See the contact page on our website.
We retain your information for no longer than is necessary. We will determine what is necessary by reference to the lawful basis for processing set out above and our legitimate interests. If you have any questions about how long we keep your information, please contact us.
Children Under 18
It is not our intention to collect any personal information from anyone under the age of 18. Our entry to the website has an age barrier and any subscriptions, competitions, surveys or orders all flag up the requirement to be over 18. Where it is brought to our attention by a parent or guardian that their child or ward has provided us with personal information, we will make every effort to delete their information promptly.
Changes to This Policy