IS MY DATA STORED SECURELY? 

We safeguard personal data by storing it on a secure server protected by password and firewall. We use the most up-to-date firewall systems to provide the best possible protection for your data. Our website, as well as our internal Customer Intelligence System (CIS) is encrypted using a SSL/TSL (Secure Sockets Layer/ Transport Layer Security) connection. 

SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. We use all reasonable efforts to safeguard such personal data but you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet. 

WEBSITE COOKIES 

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. 

This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device. 

OPT-OUT 

To provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way.  

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website.  

DISABLING COOKIES 

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1). 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS 

The following data is collected and stored by Ellie’s Secrets until its automated deletion: 

  • IP address of the accessing computer/device 
  • Date, time and duration of your visit 
  • Name and URL of the accessed pages 
  • Identification data of the browser and operating system used 
  • Website from which the data was accessed 

The nature and content of the information collected differs by cookie type, as does the length of time for which this data is retained. We will ensure that this retention period is not excessive and is only retained for the period that is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. 

EXTERNAL LINKS 

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. 

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. 

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS 

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. 

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution regarding their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. 

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.