Privacy and Cookies

Protecting your personal details

Last updated February 2012

We are extremely concerned to protect your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all users of our site are quite
rightly concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not fall into the hands
of a third party. Our policy is both specific and strict. If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing
to abide by our policy, do please tell us.

We are constantly vigilant for credit card or other fraud.  We report all charge backs to a credit reference agency. If you have
any reason to seek the return of money paid, please contact us rather than your credit card issuer.

Information may be unlawfully available to hackers and snoopers. We take no responsibility for this. The risk is no different
from a similar risk in a bricks and mortar establishment. Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third
party, any personally identifiable information collected at this site. If this policy should change in the future (most unlikely),
then we shall provide notification in advance, and the opportunity for all users to indicate whether or not they would prefer
that we do not provide the information to third parties as proposed.

Here is a list of the information we collect, and why it is necessary to collect it:

Basic identification and contact information, such as your name and contact details

This information is used:

Information which does not identify any individual may be used in a general way by us or third parties,
to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service. 

Your domain name and e-mail address

Your IP address is recognised by our servers and the pages that you visit are recorded. This information is used:


Our website uses Cookies.  Some relate to the function of our shopping cart and others collect anonymous information about
how visitors use our site, which is then used to help improve the site. The information collected includes the number of site
visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited but does not directly identify a specific individual.

Shopping Cart Cookies

Our shopping cart uses a number of cookies to remember your preferred choices:

language - defaults to English, expires 30 days
currency - defaults to GBP and may be changed by users, expires 30 days
display - remembers if you change the display mode for categories/products between list/grid mode, expires when the browser is closed (session)
cookiesDisclosureCount - counts how many times the Cookie Alert box has been shown, expires 1 day
cookiesDirective - stores whether cookies have been accepted, expires 365 days

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies, to help analyse how visitors use our website. Cookies set are:

__utma - Typical content: randomly generated number, expires: 2 years
__utmb - Typical content: randomly generated number, expires: 30 minutes
__utmz - Typical content: randomly generated number and information about how the page was reached (eg directly or via a link, organic search or paid search), expires: 6 months
__utmc - depreciated.

Financial information, including credit card details

This information is used to obtain payment for goods and services you have ordered from us. This information is never actually
received by us. The page where this information is given by you is controlled by our contract merchant service provider, Paypal. 
Such information is automatically encrypted, and later decrypted for use. It never touches our system. 

Affiliate information

This is information given to us in the course of your business and ours as you have applied to join our affiliate scheme.
Such information is retained for business use only. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and
of the terms of our relationship. This information is used :

Business information

This is information given to us in the course of your business and ours, such as in relation to your application to partner with us
or advertise with us. Such information is retained for business use only.  We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the
information and of the terms of our relationship. It is not used for any other purpose. We expect you and any partner to
reciprocate this policy.

Disclosure to Government and their agencies

We are subject to the law like everyone else. We may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or
if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.  

Information request

At any time you may review or update the personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by contacting us at the address
below. To better safeguard your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making
corrections to your information.  

This confidentiality policy has been compiled so as to comply with current UK, US and EU legislation, so far as we are aware. 
If you have any question regarding the confidentiality policy, please contact us at:

Buchanan Orthotics Ltd
603 Helen Street,
G51 3AR

Tel :  0141 440 1999
Fax : 0141 440 5999