Privacy and Cookies

PetBuddy uses some of the information that you submit during your order and does everything possible to protect that data. Please note, we do not keep records of your payment details (card numbers etc). 

We collect the following information:

  • Name and payment details

  • Contact information including email address

  • Demographic information such as postcode

  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

     

This information is needed to process your order predominantly and obtain payment for your items. We will also use it for our record keeping and to improve what we do and how we do it making sure you get the best service.  It really helps us to know what you are buying so we can make sure that we have plenty of stock and related products which my be of interest to you. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. 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.

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 if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us

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. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us.