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Privacy Policy

1. INTRODUCTION

When you visit our Website your personal information deserves protection and we wish to let you know what we can and cannot do with your personal information, and to ensure that you understand our commitment to providing you with a secure and worry-free experience. At all times, it is your decision as to whether you wish to use the Website and provide us with information about yourself. At no time will we collect, use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those listed in this Privacy Policy without your consent. Throughout this policy we refer to "Scottish Antiques", which means The Hoard Limited trading as Scottish Antiques the owners and operators of the Website.


2. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may visit the Website without registering and directly providing any personal information. However, you will need to open an account or provide basic personal information if you wish to access particular portions of the Website and to use specific functions that are available such as buying an item.

In other instances, such as when sending Scottish Antiques a written purchase order, or providing us with feedback, we may require that you provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address and phone number. Where you provide personal information directly to another organization at another website on which we promote some items such as eBay, Selling Antiques, Antiques Atlas and Ruby Lane and others, Scottish Antiques shall not be responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of such information, and the visitor is encouraged to examine the other organization's privacy policy.

If you communicate with us via any social media platform then please examine the privacy policy for that social media platform.

 

3. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY SCOTTISH ANTIQUES


Scottish Antiques may collect and use personal information provided by you in the following ways: To develop, maintain, and operate "Your Account" including delivery of items purchased. To process and service information requests. To process feedback and comments. To personalize the delivery of information requests and responses and delivery of items to you. Scottish Antiques may also use personal information and data collected to generate aggregate statistics and reports for internal use. However, these statistics and reports will not and do not contain any information that would identify individual users of the Website. To be clear we know who has made a purchase, we have to. We do not know who is browsing the site.

Please also note that as a UK Limited company we comply with VAT notice 700/21. We are legally obliged to maintain records of both purchases and sales for a period of six years.


4. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

No personal information will not be sold, rented or made available to anyone outside of Scottish Antiques. We do reserve the right to co-operate with law enforcement and Tax Authorities in any investigation requiring either personal information, including any information provided online through the Website, or reports about lawful or unlawful user activities on the Website. Scottish Antiques also reserves the right at any time to disclose any personal information: (i) to comply with any applicable law or regulation; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to site operation; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of Scottish Antiques and its users, partners and providers


5. REVISIONS TO PRIVACY POLICY

If Scottish Antiques decides to change this Privacy Policy, changes will be posted on this Website, so that users are always aware of what information is collected, how it is used, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed.


6. COOKIES

Scottish Antiques does not use a standard Web browser feature known as "cookies" on our Website. The user experience is not personalized, although we reserve the right to deploy cookies as used by all major online retailers, auction sites, supermarkets, antiques portals and even banks.


7. ERROR CORRECTION

You have the option of correcting factual errors in your individually identifiable information on our computer systems. To protect your privacy and security, you will be required to provide appropriate identification before being allowed to access and alter this information. To review or correct your information, simply send a written request to our privacy officer by e-mail at technical@scottishantiques.com. Alternatively you may log on to your account and modify this yourself.


8. CONSENT

By using the Website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by Scottish Antiques, as described by and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If at any time you wish to withdraw your consent, contact our privacy officer by e-mail at technical@scottishantiques.com .In the event that you do withdraw consent, we will not be able to provide you with the services outlined in Section 3 above.


9. RETENTION OF INFORMATION

Scottish Antiques will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to satify tax, regulatory or legal requirements, and to provide the services outlined in Section 3 above.


10. EU CITIZENS

As part of GDPR legislation, European Union citizens have the legal right to make "subject access requests;" and rectification, restriction or erasure requests.


Subject Access Requests: as an EU citizen, you may request that we provide you with any personal data that we process about you. We are required to provide you a copy of that personal data, and inform you why we are processing it.


To be clear we store name, address, email and phone number if supplied. We also keep a record of items purchased from us, or items we have sold on your behalf, if any. We do not store any financial details, credit card details, bank account details and we do not have access to this information we use third party systems such as Worldpay and Paypal to receive monies. 


Other Rights: as an EU citizen, you may have a legal right to have your personal information rectified, its use restricted, or deleted entirely provided that this does not force us to breach UK VAT regulations and corporate law. If we process your data as part of a contract, you may request to be given that information in an industry-standard digital format for processing with another data controller. If you have given us expressed consent to process your information, but that information is not used in the execution of a contract, you may withdraw this consent at any time. For more information or to exercise any of your rights, please contact us at technical@scottishantiques.com


11. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Scottish Antiques welcomes your feedback regarding the Website and this Privacy Policy. Please contact our privacy officer by e-mail at technical@scottishantiques.com



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