For the purpose of European Union Data Protection legislation, We (as defined and detailed in this website (our Site)) are the data controller.
Information we May Collect from You
You can use the TWM INTERNATIONAL Website without divulging any personally identifiable information, including your e-mail address. This Website does not collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number, except when you specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis, such as when registering at the Ministry Website, or requesting material from it. When possible, the Ministry also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favourites. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Ministry. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Website addresses. This information is used by the Ministry for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding how the Ministry Website is used.
The Ministry uses such identifiable information collected to continually improve the content of its Website and to offer its visitors products and services that best meet their preferences, needs, or desires. In so using this information, the Ministry is able to refine this Website and enhance the benefits we offer.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Ministry’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by other users outside the control of the Ministry. Please be advised that the Ministry cannot interfere with or otherwise limit the use of such personal information when provided on public forums.
Note: The Ministry does not read any of your private online communications. The Ministry encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites to which you choose to link from the Ministry so you can understand how those Websites collect, use, and share your information. The Ministry is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside the Ministry and the Ministry’ family of Websites.
So we may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of transactions you carry out through our Site and of the fulfillment of your orders.
- Details of your visits to our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access.
The Ministry Website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can be read only by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Ministry’ pages or register with the Ministry’ site or services, a cookie helps the Ministry recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This allows the Ministry to deliver messages and material more specific to your needs and to simplify the process of recording your personal information, such as your billing address, shipping address, and so on. When you return to the same Ministry Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can easily use the Ministry’ features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the many valuable interactive features of the Ministry’ services or Websites you visit.
Where we store your personal data
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we employ security measures designed to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to:
- Our Sister Ministry And members of our Group Ministries (our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries);
- data processing companies, mailing houses and other third parties working on our behalf (whether directly or indirectly with us).
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business, assets or shares, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective parties owners of such business, assets or shares.
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, or those of our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
- Every now and again, requests are received for information from government departments, the police and other enforcement agencies. If this happens, and there is a proper legal basis for providing your information, it will be provided to the organisation asking for it.
Access to information (this section only applies if you are based in the United Kingdom)
Data Protection legislation gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the law. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
The TWM INTERNATIONAL Ministry will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. You are encouraged to periodically review this statement to be informed of how the Ministry is protecting your right to privacy and your information.