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The following privacy policy sets out how The Blurt Foundation uses and protects any information that you give The Blurt Foundation when you use this website. Please take the time to carefully consider the information set out below to ensure you understand how your information will be processed.

The Blurt Foundation is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide any identifying information when using this website, then you can be assured that it will be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. We will always update this page with the most relevant Privacy Policy Information, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

Data Protection Act

The Blurt Foundation complies with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998.

The information collected by the Blurt Foundation will never be shared, except in the circumstances outlined below.

We will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

What we do with the information we gather

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect personal information you give such as your name, address and email address.

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, place an order, arrange for delivery or return a purchase, we imply you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like signing up to receive our newsletter, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our terms of service.

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

Security

The transmission of any data via the internet is not completely secure, however we are continuously committed to ensuring that the information collected on The Blurt Foundation website is as secure as possible. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. We have strict physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We review these procedures regularly; to ensure we remain up-to-date with the latest data and internet security developments.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact our Privacy Compliance Officer Jayne Hardy by mail at: The Blurt Foundation, Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL.

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