Thank you for visiting our website. We are pleased that you are interested in our company and our products. Protecting your personal information is extremely important to us. With this in mind, we treat all personal information you communicate to us (such as your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number) as strictly confidential. Our data protection and privacy practices are in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The data processor within the meaning of the Data Protection Act is Esselte UK Limited. We have appointed a data protection officer within our business.
Collection and use of your information
Collection, processing, and/or use of your personal information takes place exclusively for the purpose of transacting business, particularly in order to provide our online services, especially the user account, and to handle payment transactions. Storage of your personal information takes place exclusively within our company. After collection, your personal information is transmitted via the Internet using 128-bit SSL encryption. Your credit card information is not stored by us, but rather is collected and processed directly by our payment service provider Wirecard AG. In addition, you can give us permission to send you informational materials or newsletters from Esselte UK. This permission is granted as part of the registration process when you first register.
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may share your information with selected third parties including: business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you; advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others; analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site (see below).
If you have given us personal information, we will not disclose this to third parties on principle without your permission. Disclosure takes place only within the scope of the permission granted, if any, granted by you, to the extent necessary to process your inquiries, your use of our services, or to subcontractors that have been commissioned by us, who receive the necessary information only for the purpose of performing, entering into or concluding the commercial transaction or contract, or, to fulfil legal obligations to bodies that are entitled to information.
We take technical and organizational measures to safeguard our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your information by unauthorized parties. Access to your customer account is possible only after entering your personal password. You should always treat your login information as confidential and close the browser window when you have concluded your communication with us, especially if you are using a shared computer.
Types of cookies used
Strictly necessary cookies
We use strictly necessary cookies to do the following:
• To identify you as a user on individual pages so that the pages are presented correctly.
• To make sure the website works and the functions are executed correctly.
• To support new user registration.
• To save your preferred settings, such as language or search settings.
Analytical cookies collect information on how users use our website. They help us to improve the functionality of our website, to see which areas of the website are of greater interest to our customers, and to learn more about the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. All of this helps us offer our users the best possible use when they visit our website.
We use performance cookies to do the following:
• To prepare statistics on how our website is used,
• To see how effective our advertising campaigns are, and
• To access known user behavior that is not associated with specific individuals and use it to improve our website.
How long are cookies stored on your device?
All of our secure pages use temporary cookies ("session cookies") that are limited in term to a single session. These cookies are used in order to assign a session ID to you and save that ID so that you can move around without interruptions between the various areas of our website. This session ID is also used for internal reporting purposes. It is not possible to identify you personally based on this session ID. These kinds of cookies also do not leave any accessible information on your hard drive. Most of your cookies from direct providers are session cookies, which expire after the Internet browser is closed.
Our analytical cookies from direct providers and third-party cookies are permanent cookies, since they are used in order for us to better recognize user patterns over a longer period or in order for us to offer additional functions that you have requested in connection with the personalization of the website and with stored content. These may be stored on your computer for 24 hours, depending on the function they help to execute.
How are cookies managed?
You can use your browser settings to manage cookies in general, and you can also use our cookie tool to manage cookies specifically for our site alone. We place cookies in order to save your cookie settings. If you decide to opt out of cookies in general via your browser settings, you will need to readjust your settings in our tool each time you visit.
Deletion and deactivation of cookies via browser management
You can manage your cookies via your Web browser. At any time, you can set your browser to notify you every time you receive a cookie. This allows you to decide for yourself whether or not to accept the cookie. At no time can the cookie read data from your hard drive, and you can remove it from your computer at any time. You can find more information about this in your browser's help section.
Our website uses "AddThis," a bookmarking plugin from AddThis, 1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA, 22182, USA ("AddThis"). AddThis allows you to bookmark pages and share content from our website on social networks. Cookies are used when AddThis is used. The data generated in this process (e.g. time of use or browser language) is transmitted to AddThis in the United States and processed there. Further information on the data collected and how AddThis uses it is available at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy. You can find information on the nature of the data processed and the intended use thereof on this page. We do not process the data in question. When you use AddThis, you also agree to the processing of data by AddThis. You can refuse the use of your data at any time by using an "opt out cookie" or by opting out directly with AddThis at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
Deletion and modification of your personal information
You have a right to receive information, at no charge, regarding the personal information that is stored, as well as a right to correction, erasure, and blocking of your personal information. You can revoke your consent to the use of your personal information either in general or for specific purposes vis-à-vis Esselte UK Limited at any time, with effect for the future. We will then delete your information from our database without delay. You can also have your information modified and corrected. To do this, you can use our contact form or contact us by post at Waterside House Cowley Business Park, Uxbridge UB8 2HP. All Esselte newsletters also include information on how to stop receiving them. We will confirm your revocation of consent and the deletion of your data for you via e-mail upon request.
This site is controlled and operated by Esselte UK Ltd.
Esselte Limited is a limited liability company registered in England under Registration No.1451078 having its Registered Office at Waterside House, Cowley Business Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2HP.