Security And Privacy
Birchills Telecom is committed to protecting your privacy. We will never share your information with anyone for sales purposes. All our servers are in the UK.
This page explains what information we collect, describes how use it and how we ensure security. It also explains that we do not hold details of credit or debit cards anywhere.
What Information Do We Collect?
Birchills Telecom collects the following:
Details you provide on registration
Information we learn about you from your use of our service
Data gathered from your visits to the site and other sites accessible from our web site
Information about the transactions you undertake
We do not store details of the payment cards you use.
We May Collect Additional Information:
In connection with your participation in any promotions or competitions offered by our web site
Provided by you when submitting a customer review
Please tell us immediately if any of your personal details (name, address etc.) change, so that we can ensure our records are up to date.
What Do We Do With The Information We Collect?
We will use the information:
To manage your account with us
For administering membership of our service
We may use your information to notify you about changes to the functionality of our web site. We may send you offers or information which we think you may be interested in. We may contact you by post or email. If at any time you decide you no longer want to be contacted by us or to receive offers and information from Birchills Telecom, please send an email to Support@birchills.net and we will remove you from our lists.
Disclosure of your information
We will not sell, trade or rent information about you to others.
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
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Data Protection Act
As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, we follow strict security procedures and take appropriate measures to ensure that the information about you is not damaged or destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it. This means that we may require you to co-operate with our security checks before we can disclose information to you.
You have the right to access the personal data that is held about you at any time.
Payments and Data
We hold no data about our clients bank accounts on our servers.
Payment is made to us either via direct debit or by credit card.
Where direct debit is used we only use clients bank details to submit to the bureau SmartDebit. The details are not then available to us again – we are provided with a token to allow subsequent transactions.
Where we accept payment via credit or debit card we use the Paypal gateway and do not store the details of the card at all. Paypal say:
“PayPal is committed to handling your customer information with high standards of information security. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorise access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities.”
We hold names and addresses of our customers for accounting purposes on secure servers, completely separated from our web servers.
Our website holds no customer data at all.