Privacy and Security Policy

This Security and Privacy Policy describes how Christy, collectively "we" or "us", collect, use and share information about you. It applies to information we collect when you use our websites. By using the site or providing the personal information to us, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this Security Policy.

How do you use my data?

When you place an order with us we collect necessary information from you in order to process that order.

Our site uses secure server software to protect your information whenever you place an order or access your account information. This software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us to minimise the risk of this being intercepted before it is received by us. We also follow a tight security procedure as required under UK Data Protection Legislation (the Data Protection Act 1998) to protect the information that we store about you from unauthorized access.

All the information we collect via our website or through correspondence with you may be used for the following purposes - dealing with orders and accounts, processing payments, credit reference checking, fraud detection, marketing and research.

In the UK We are ISIS and IDIS secured.

According to IMRG Website, the ISIS can be defined by the following points:

"Consumers can shop online with confidence wherever they see the ISIS logo because it certifies that the retailer has:

registered with the ISIS programme and undertaken to trade in a manner that is LEGAL, DECENT, HONEST, TRUTHFUL AND FAIR;

had its web site and service reviewed and monitored by IMRG;

Had its Business, VAT and Data Protection registrations checked by IMRG."

Secure Shopping

Christy Towels employs 128-bit SSL authentication on all our Credit Card based shopping. Therefore, customers need not to worry about their information being stolen or misused.

Credit Card Information

Any customer credit card information is NOT stored on the Christy Towels database. Christy Towels are also registered with Data Protection Policy.

How do you protect my data?

We take a number of measures to ensure that your data is protected;

Access to customer information is limited only to those who need it for the performance of their job.

We use a login based system to secure this.

If you are unsure about the information that we hold in relation to your account or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I be removed from your database?

Certainly simply visit our website and complete the contact form with your details and we will unsubscribe you. Alternatively you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of an email you receive from us.

Will you pass my details to third parties?

We would only pass on your details had you opted into “Ok to Third Party” on one of our sign up forms. To be removed from our databases please complete the contact form on our website with your details and we will unsubscribe you. Alternatively you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of an email you receive from us.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookies

Christy may store some information coming from the users to improve the website, including details of your domain name and IP address, operating system and browser.

A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies allow us to see what store a user visits or which banner is clicked. This information is then used to improve our listings and add new data upon customer's preferences and trends.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.