We take the security of your personal and credit card details very seriously, and we have put together this page which describes how we handle your details which we hope will reassure you.

Data Protection Act 1998
We are registered under and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 in all our dealings in relation to your personal data. Our registration number is Z9876212.

For more information about the Data Protection Act please visit the GOV.UK website.


PCI DSS
We are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This means that we abide by the security rules set out by the PCI DSS in regard to credit card payment processes from the likes of Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc.

For more information about the PCI DSS please visit the PCI Security Standards website.


Your personal information
By simply browsing and visiting our website, you do so freely without us obtaining any personal information. If you make a purchase, create an account or make an inquiry you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details.

If you are unhappy for us to use your data in this way please contact us.

We will not pass your details on to any third party companies that do not work in partnership with us. We do not hold onto any payment details on our webservers unless specified by you during the purchase of goods/services or account creation on our website.

We do not sell, rent or exchange your personal information with any third party for commercial reasons, beyond the essential requirement for credit/debit card validation during purchase.

The information is used only by us and our payment agents (Paypal, SagePay and Pay4Later) to process your order.



For additional protection, we ask for your Card Security Code at the point of payment. For most cards, including Visa and Mastercard, the code is the last three digits printed on the signature strip on the back of the card.



In some circumstances we may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- If at any time we are under any legal duty to share or disclose your personal information to comply with any legal obligation.
- In the event that we purchase or sell any part of the business or assets we may release your personal information to the potential seller or buyer.


Thawte Security

All sensitive information, including personal details as well as credit card information, is kept confidential through encryption (we use the 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer, Thawte Security SSL 123).
This means that information can only be exchanged between you and Brown and Geeson Ltd, and that no third party can access this data.
A padlock or a key symbol is displayed by your browser to show when a page is covered by this security system.
Thawte uses an industry standard ‘Secure Sockets Layer’ (SSL) technology to encrypt all information before it is sent to us, allowing for sensitive information to be transmitted safely and securely.





Cookies
Cookies are common now across a lot of internet sites. Cookies are used to gather information from our website visitors to enhance your experience.
They help us understand where website traffic is coming from and how people are finding and viewing us. We can then use this information to improve your experience and by making our site more attractive and easy to use.

If you are uncomfortable with the use of Cookies, you can turn this off on your computer via the settings in preferences. You can also change the settings in your browser under the options menu.

Please be aware that if you do turn off your Cookies it can alter the usability of our website. We encourage Cookies to be enabled as it enhances you experience.

For more information about Cookies please visit the GOV.UK website.


Security
It is in our best interest and we do everything in our power to ensure all reasonable steps are taken to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any of the information that you disclose online and will not be held responsible for any breach of security unless a cause of our negligence. As the internet is an open network that can be accessed by an unlimited number of users, we cannot protect the information inputted by you online


Consent
By using our website you irrevocably consent to us collating, collecting and using this information. Any changes to our privacy policy will be updated and posted on this page of our website.


Your rights and Opting Out
You have the right to inform us if you do not wish your personal information to be used for any marketing purposes. We will happily take note and remove you from any future marketing material. To prevent this from happening you can exercise your right by checking certain boxes on the forms that we use in the collection of this information.