Privacy Policy

Who we are

Brewers Army Surplus is a registered company that sells its products online and offline via our store in Haverfordwest and this website www.brewersarmysurplus.com. We aim to provide everyone with quality products and a quality service.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information provided in a contact form such as full name, email address and/or phone and physical address is collected so we can better answer your questions and queries in a timely manner.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Analytical cookies are created in order to track your location around our website so we can better help with any problems, or answer your queries/questions better about specific products. These cookies expire after 30 days after gaining information such as browser type, your whereabouts on our website as well as date and time you visited. We do not collect your IP address for analytics it is merely turned into an identifiable hash string for reference to the time and date for records.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Analytical records hold data such as browser type, date and time of your visit and your whereabouts on our website. No identifiable information is collected. Your IP address gets automatically turned into an identifiable hash string for your privacy as well as a reference to your visit in regards to the details collected.

Who we share your data with

When purchasing from our website your details get shared with PayPal for the explicit purposes of payment. We do not see any of the personal data except for what we need in order to complete the order placed. This information is your name, address and postcode as well as an order number. To view PayPal’s privacy policy visit: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Sometimes we also share information such as name and address with Royal Mail in order to purchase postage online. To review Royal Mails privacy policy look here: https://www.royalmail.com/privacy-notice

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

For orders placed on our website we retain physical/digital copies of the orders for 6 years for tax purposes only.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Your contact information is not stored on our website but it is sent via email to us which we delete after 30 days. We only keep the information for this long due to any further contact needed to fully answer any queries or questions.

Additional information

Our security software tracks IP addresses and locations in order to protect our website and your information. This is recorded automatically by our website. It contains only an IP address and country name, nothing more. Due to its nature, it is purely there to protect our website and your information, we do not use this information in any way except to fight against SPAM by comparing it to other records of SPAM locations/IP addresses.

How we protect your data

All data is protected by our security software which is constantly working to keep any or all information safe from hackers, spam’ers and scrapers. Our security software automatically encrypts your information and has its own firewall.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We monitor our security daily so if a breach occurs we notify the person’s whose data was breached within 30 days to notify them of the breach and offer them the opportunity to erase all their data. In the unlikely event that a breach would occur, we would also put the website on lockdown to reduce the possibility of further breach to personal information.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from PayPal once an order has been placed only. We do not receive any other form of data from any other sources.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

All profiling is done via out analytical software which uses no identifiable information other than browser type, date and time and an identifiable hash string to refer to the records of the visitor.

Orders are automatically stored in our database for the sole purpose of completing the order. This information may be kept online/offline for up to 6 years for tax purposes.