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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Direct Building Products Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Direct Building Products Ltd when you use this website. Direct Building Products Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Direct Building Products Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

We will only collect information about individuals, where it is specifically and knowingly provided, for example, at the time of ordering. This data is referred to in this policy as 'personal information'.

When you order, we collect personal information to process and fulfil your order(s). When you place an order we will carry out security checks to protect against fraudulent transactions.

The information we collect will also be used to help us review, develop and improve the products and services we offer.

Will Direct Building Products share the information it receives?

We use third parties to carry out certain activities on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, carrying out surveys and installations, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

To protect against fraudulent transactions we may pass personal information to external agencies who will check the information we give them against public and private databases and may keep a record of such checks to use in future security checks.

We may share non-personal aggregate statistics (group) data about visitors to this site, sales and traffic patterns with connected group companies or other parties. However we do not sell or share any information about you as an individual user of this site unless you agree to us doing so.

Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and help us to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you.

Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to store items into your basket.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent this.

It is not possible to purchase using www.directbuildingproducts.co.uk unless you have cookies turned on and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

The 'help' portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.

 

Links

We may from time to time establish relationships with other companies that will enable you to access the web sites of such companies directly from our site. Each individual company operates its own policy regarding the sale of personal information and the use of cookies. If you have a particular interest or concern regarding the way your personal information will be used then you are advised to read the privacy statement on the relevant site.

We will try to provide you with links to high quality, reputable sites which we believe will be of interest and relevant to you, but please note that such third party sites are not under our control and we do not contribute to the content of such sites. When you click through to these sites you leave the area controlled by Direct Building Products. We cannot accept responsibility for any issues arising in connection with either the third party's use of your data, the site content or the services offered to you by these sites.

How does Direct Building Products plc protect customer information?

When you place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software ( SSL ) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.

Please see our Security Policy for further information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you.

What choices do I have?

You do not have to provide Direct Building Products with any of the information requested, however your computer will need to accept cookies to enable you to place orders with www.directbuildingproducts.co.uk.

How do I make a complaint to Direct Building Products?

Direct Building Products will undertake to handle a complaint fairly and competently. We will keep you informed either by telephone or email at each stage and will endeavour to fully resolve your complaint within 48 hours. If you are still not happy with the way your complaint is being handled you should write to:

Unit 1
Mac Business Park
Barnard Road
BRADFORD
BD4 7EH

Policy changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any changes to this policy made by Direct Building Products will be posted here and will take effect immediately. This policy was last updated in October 2005.

Tell us what you think

Direct Building Products welcomes your questions and comments about privacy.

If you have any questions please either use the form in Contact Direct Building Products or contact us at the address shown above.