1st November 2015

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Choc_chip_cookies-150x150Any information you supply to 2 Sided is kept in strict confidence and would only ever be used to contact you in connection with a query, or to keep you up to date with our stuff, if you've asked us to. We won't pass on your details to spammers or any other Internet nasties.

This website uses various cookies to improve usability for you and help us improve its functionality. The cookies used are published by Google Analytics, Facebook.com, Twitter.com, and WordPress (Jetpack). The EU Cookie Law is officially called the EU ePrivacy Directive and you can read all about it here if you've got time on your hands.

The 2 Sided cookie policy is that all-butter chocolate chip are our favourites, best dipped in good strong coffee (send us some and we'll love you forever – 273 Cardington Road, Bedford, MK42 0DA.)

Good strong coffee is also useful if you want to read up on the EU ePrivacy Directive.

Below is a full version adapted from a SEQ Legal template. We don't actually hold ANY information on you unless you send it to us via the contact form, but we left in more clauses than probably necessary because of Google, Brussels bureaucrats, etc.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
Our website uses cookies. We have asked you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visited our website. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consented to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(1) Credit

This document was created using an SEQ Legal template.

(2) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(i) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation);

(ii) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services);

(iii) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;

(iv) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.

(3) Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Just like every other website on the planet, we use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit and keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website.

Just like every other website on the planet, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9 – you can see how old this policy is!) you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block All Cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

(4) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(i) administer the website;

(ii) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(iii) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(iv) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(v) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(vi) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(vii) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

(viii) keep the website secure and prevent fraud.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(5) Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(i) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(ii) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(iii) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(iv) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(6) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(7) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password and firewall-protected) servers.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(8) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(9) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

(i) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and

(ii) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

(10) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(11) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(12) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please use our contact form.