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PRIVACY POLICY


Joules Limited ("We") are the data controller and are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our Terms of Use and Acceptable Use Policy) is presented to you in order to help you make an informed decision about using this website and to explain to you what information we collect, how we store that information, and how we may use it. By using www.Joulesusa.com (“our site”), you are consenting to this Privacy Policy and to have your personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, processed in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please do not use our site or purchase any products over the phone with our customer services team unless you agree with this Privacy Policy and any other policies listed on our site.

A. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

1. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you enter Joulesusa.com, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information. This may include your browser information (including browser type, browser version, host operating system, and browser language) and your IP address. Joulesusa.com uses this information to help diagnose problems with our server and for other administrative purposes including, but not limited to providing you with content and services in your country's local language and currency.

In addition, aggregate traffic information may also be collected at our site from this non-personally identifiable information. We may use this data for improving the services offered at JoulesUSA.com and developing marketing programs. Joulesusa.com may also provide aggregate (but not personally identifiable) statistics about our traffic to advertisers and third-party vendors.

2. Personally Identifiable Information
Many of the services offered on Joulesusa.com are only made available if we have certain information about you. To access these services, you will, from time to time, be asked to submit personal information about yourself. We may collect and process the following personal information related to our services:

  • Registration information. In registering for our site, we require certain contact information (including your name, e-mail address, and phone number.) We use this to contact you regarding orders, offers, and other notices.
  • Information to fulfill your order. When placing an order online at JoulesUSA.com or over the phone with our customer service team, we collect your name, phone number, address, and personal payment information. This information is used to process and fulfill any orders you may make. We may also ask you for this information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us or when you report a problem with our site and/or your order.
  • Support. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and record conversations for training and/or monitoring purposes.
  • Surveys. We may from time to time ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. You do not have to respond to these surveys and may opt out of future emails by clicking a link at the bottom of the email or emailing us at joulesteam@joules.com.
  • Website Use. Details of your visits to our site and the calls that you make to us including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

Please note:
When placing an order with us, we will ask for your email address and/or mobile telephone number so that we can send you information confirming your order and so that we may send you additional marketing information by email. You can opt out of receiving such information when setting up your JoulesUSA.com account or by following the opt-out instructions set out in those emails.

If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our mailing list, you may also do so by sending an email to: joulesteam@joules.com.

WE WILL ONLY ASK FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS IF YOU ARE PLACING AN ORDER. WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO CONFIRM ANY ACCOUNT OR CREDIT CARD DETAILS VIA EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE. IF YOU RECEIVE SUCH AN EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND AND NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY AT: joulesteam@joules.com.

3. Use of Cookies
JoulesUSA.com uses cookies on our website. By using JoulesUSA.com you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this privacy policy. If you do not accept the use of these cookies please disable them following the instructions in this Privacy Policy.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that websites place in your browser when you visit them. When you return to the site, the site can access its previously placed cookie to uniquely identify your browser. Cookies accomplish several different things. They recall your preferences at a website, help content render more efficiently, and improve the overall user experience on a website. The can also help advertisers see what interests you and what advertising may be relevant to you. For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?
We use cookies to collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. We also use cookies to obtain information about your general Internet usage. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us to:
  • estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize our site according to your individual interests;
  • speed up your searches; and
  • recognize you when you return to our site.
In addition to uses for analytical purposes and for system administration, we also use cookies to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

How do I delete and manage cookies?
You can enable, disable or delete cookies within your browser. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menu). Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser by choosing the option to delete cookies. If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

4. Cookies and Privacy Practices of Third Parties
Our site may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, data partners, advertisers and affiliates. It may also contain links to third-party social media sites. These third-parties may place their own cookies or other technological devices on your Internet browser, independent of JoulesUSA.com. We have no control over these third parties and no responsibility for the technologies they employ. To learn how a particular web site collects and uses your information, you should read the privacy policy of that website.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for third-party policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

5. Web Site Recording
Joulesusa.com may also use the SessionCam web site recording device. SessionCam is a product that has been developed by ServiceTick Ltd. SessionCam may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. Data collected by SessionCam from the ServiceTick website is used to improve our website usability. The information collected does not include any personal data. It is used for aggregated and statistical reporting.

6. Privacy of Children and Sensitive Consumer Information
JoulesUSA.com is designed for those 18 years of age and older. JoulesUSA.com does not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18.

JoulesUSA.com does not knowingly obtain or store any Sensitive Consumer Information, such as Social Security Numbers and other government Issued identifiers; insurance plan numbers; financial account numbers; information that describes the precise real-time geographic location of an individual; or precise information related to health or medical conditions.

If JoulesUSA.com is made aware that we have received information from anyone under the age of 18 or Sensitive Consumer Information in violation of this Privacy Policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records.

B. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. When you proceed to make your purchase and your browser connects to the secure section of our site your browser should show a padlock in the bottom right hand corner.

If you are using a computer in a public location we recommend that you always log out and close the website browser down when you complete an online session for your security.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

C. USES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
At Joules we are committed to providing excellent customer service.
We use the information that we gather from you so that we can:
  • Process your orders effectively.
  • Make your shopping experience with us as quick and as simple as possible.
  • Inform you of Joules offers that may be of interest to you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • Ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • Notify you about changes to our service.
  • Help to protect you from fraud (For instance we may carry out identity verification, credit or anti-fraud checks against your name using third party databases (which may involve disclosure to registered credit reference or fraud prevention agencies who may retain and use your personal information), carry out analysis and to help us manage our business, statutory returns and legal and regulatory compliance).
  • Send you catalogues and details of our offers and promotions.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you.

If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail) or post with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.

If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means or post only if you have expressly consented to this.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also opt-out when setting up your Joules account, or contact us at joulesteam@joules.com.

D. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Joules or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If Joules or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • To registered credit reference or fraud prevention agencies for the reasons already set out in this policy.
  • To our nominated third party carriers to enable them to deliver your order and to contact you if there is a problem with delivery (i.e. telephone, name and address only).
  • To our nominated marketing agencies who provide marketing services on our behalf.

E. YOUR ACCESS RIGHT
If you have any questions about our processing of your personal data, you are welcome to contact us. You will find our contact details at the bottom of this page. If you notice any errors in your personal data, you have the right to have them corrected. You also have the right to receive information from us regarding, among other things, which parts of your personal data we process and for what purposes (this information will be provided free of charge, once per calendar year, on receipt of a written, personally signed request).

F. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently and at least each time you submit personal information to JoulesUSA.com. The date of the most recent revisions will also appear on this page. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

CONTACT
If you have any questions, comments, requests or complaints regarding this privacy policy, our site and/or our products, please send us an email at: joulesteam@joules.com. Alternatively, you can call us on: 1-800-583-9559 or you can write to us at: Customer Services, Joules Limited, Saxon Way West, Corby Northamptonshire, NN18 9ES, England.

In the case of a complaint we shall endeavour to reply to you within three (3) working days informing you of our intended action.

Privacy Policy Last updated: July 2013