Privacy Policy


UKVapes is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This summary, together with our full privacy policy and terms of use sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.


We may collect and process the following data about you:


IP addresses & Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where relevant your IP address, operating system and browser type. This data is processed for the purposes of fraud prevention, for various administrative purposes and may also be used by us to promote certain offers and advertisements according to your general location. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are text files which contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate, whereas others are aimed at enhancing and personalising your user experience.


The information gathered by cookies on our site(s) may be used in the following ways:

To tailor advertisements or promotions you receive. For example, if you have looked at a specific type of electronic cigarette, we might use this information to personalise any subsequent advertisements you see. We may also personalise our service based on the type of computer system you use, together with the purchase pattern of other customers who may have looked at similar products to you.


Types of Cookie:


Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website, remembering how far you are through your pay as you go order, making sure that the ukvapes.com website looks consistent or remembering what's in your basket. Without these cookies, many of the basic functionalities of our website - the stuff you expect the site to enable you to do like filling in your shopping basket, we simply can't provide - these cookies make the basic functions of the website work.


Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and the pages that they don't. This understanding enables UKVapes to continually improve the experience we deliver to you (and other visitors like you) so that the site is easy to use and includes content that you find helpful. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor - so we can't identify you individually. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This information is only used to improve how the ukvapes.com website works - these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.


Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make as you browse the site (for instance, your login details to enable you to provide your comments in our new community forums). They provide more enhanced and personal features. The information they collect is anonymised and the usage only relates to ukvapes.com - they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites once you've departed ukvapes.com  - these cookies remember choices you have made to improve your website experience.


Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by employees operating outside the EEA who work for us or for our suppliers. Such employees maybe engaged in, among other things, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. Here we will ensure that we have the necessary contracts and other mechanisms in place to make sure your data continues to be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Act. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology and stored with our payment provider - PayPal. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.


Your rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us via our contact page.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.  Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe.


Data Retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information and account details / preferences for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information which can be requested via email info@ukvapes.com, via phone at 07473731198 or via post at Unit 7 Miners Park, LL12 0PQ, Wrexham, United Kingdom. 


Minors

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.


Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

In addition, UKVapes may use your personal Information for research and statistical analysis to develop and improve our products and services. You will also have the opportunity to consent to us contacting you by post, email, phone from time to time occasionally about products and services which UKVapes believe may be of interest to you.

If you are an existing customer, we may also contact you by electronic means (email or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you. If you do not want us to use your data in this way please call us or via email using the details located on our contact page.


Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of  UKVapes We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

We may also provide information about our dealings with you to credit reference and fraud prevention agencies. For full details about the third parties to which your data may be disclosed and how they may process this data, please see our terms of use at https://ukvapes.com/terms


Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. If you wish to have a copy of the data we hold about you, please send an email to our team via email info@ukvapes.com, via phone at 07473731198 or via post at Unit 7 Miners Park, Wrexham, LL11 20PQ, United Kingdom.