Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Als Hobbies uses and protects any information that you give Als Hobbies when you use this website.

Als Hobbies 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.

Als Hobbies 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. This policy is effective from 05 March 2014.

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

You can access our website home pages and browse our sites without disclosing your personal data.

What we collect

We may collect the following information you volunteer while using our services:

Name

Contact information including e-mail address What we do with the information we gather We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping

We may use the information to improve our products and services We may periodically send promotional e-mails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the e-mail address which you have provided

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure,we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Traffic Data

We may collect information about each visit to our websites including IP addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information.

How we use cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server which asks permission to be stored by your web browser. Once you agree, the cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs by remembering information about your preferences.

This web site may also use session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website and to provide essential functions and security. Session cookies will be deleted by your web browser when it is closed.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies, including third party cookies, if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our websites may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

Our websites enable you to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others. When you do so, other visitors may collect your data.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or e-mail us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Company Details:

Hobby World Europe Ltd. Trading as: AL'S HOBBIES
Registered Office: 219 New North Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3AG.
Company Registration No:. 03507109
Place of Registration: London UK

Security

We take security extremely seriously and our on-line ordering system is fully compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Privacy

We share only required customer details with couriers for the purpose of delivery. We do not pass any customer details on to any other third parties.


The WEEE Regulations

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now in place in order to reduce the amount of environmental waste from these products. Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
Under these regulations Al's Hobbies offers customers free in-store take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us. For example, if a customer bought a new receiver from us we would accept their old receiver and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item (Proof of purchase of new item is required).
Please note, we will only accept like for like items.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below.

Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.

Why Recycle?
There are two main reasons why every one should recycle electrical and electronic items: Over 75% of electrical goods end up in landfill, which can be harmful to human health, natural habitat and wildlife as the toxins contained in electrical goods can contaminate soil and water. The other reason is that it helps to save limited natural resources. 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste is currently being thrown away in the UK each year, equivalent to 150,000 double decker buses. This rate is increasing by 5% each year.

Where to Recycle?
We advise you that if you need to dispose of any electrical and electronic items you should dispose of them correctly. Check with your local recycling bank.