Privacy Policy


Introduction

This policy covers katiescards.com's use of personal information that we collects when you use katiescards.com. The policy also gives you information about cookies; katiescards.com and how you may reject cookies. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable katiescards.com and its services to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information katiescards.com will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice. We will not pass on any information about you to any third parties at any time. Your security is of very important to us.
 

Your questions and concerns answered.

Q. Why do you want to know my email address?
A. We need to know your email address so we can identify you when you log on, it will be the principle means of contacting you to notify you about e-cards that have been sent, and also viewed by the recipient. We will also send you notification about new cards added to the site, unless you choose not the receive our newsletters or other email messages from us.

Q. Why do you want to know my credit card number?

A. We will only ask for your credit card details, via our secure online payment systems, if you choose to pay your membership fee by credit or debit card, otherwise we will not ask you for this information.

Q. What other information do you keep about me?
A. The only other information we require is the country you live in for our tax purposes. You will be invited to provide is your address and telephone number, but this is optional and you can choose not to provide the information if you don't want to. We will not pass on any information about you to third parties at any time. Your security is of very important to us.

Q. What emails will you send to me?
A. We will only send you the following emails which are a necessary part of sending and receiving e-cards:

a) Notification of greeting e-cards you have ordered
b) When a card has been sent
c) When an ecard has been picked up by the recipient
d) If a card can not be delivered for whatever reason
e) Your membership renewal reminder.
f) Replies to any emails you send requesting help.
g) Other emails we may send to you from time to time (but you can opt out of) are newsletters, notification when new cards are added to the site and administrative correspondence.

Q. How do you use and store my personal information
A. The minimum length of time we will hold your personal information on our systems for is the duration of your membership. For safety reasons, however, katiescards.com may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of katiescards.com. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered, but have been the recipient of an e card, that information will be held as long as is necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Q. What happens if I am 16 or under
A. If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to the katiescards.com website. Users under the age of 17, without this consent, are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
 
Cookies In Use on This Site

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

 

Third Party websites

Katiescards.com website contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these or other third party websites. Customers and visitors must check the policy statement of these others websites to understand their policies and their use of cookies.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are happy for our cookies to be placed on your computer. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
  • Tailoring content to your needs
  • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questionsEnabling our Facebook app functions
  • There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These 'analytics' programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our websites.
 
Using software to get rid of bad cookies while keeping the good ones is our recommended option. Antivirus programs from manufacturers such as Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, Kaspersky and more will help you to manage cookies while still enjoying surfing the web.

However, if you’re still determined to prevent cookies, it’s as simple as changing your browser settings. Here’s how to do it for some of the most popular browsers.

Mozilla Firefox

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Firefox, select ‘options’ then choose ‘privacy’. Since Firefox accepts cookies by default, select “use custom settings for history”. This will bring up additional options where you can uncheck ‘accept cookies from sites’ or set exceptions, ‘accept third party cookies’, and decide how long cookies will be stored (till they expire, till you close the browser, or ask you every time). You can also see the list of stored cookies and delete those you don’t want manually. You also have the option of deleting all cookies either from the history window or the privacy window. Permissions for blocking or allowing cookies for single sites can also be set via the Permissions tab.

Google Chrome

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Google Chrome, click on the wrench (spanner) on the browser toolbar. Choose ‘settings’, then ‘under the hood’. Find the ‘privacy’ section and click on ‘content settings’. Then click on ‘cookies’ and you will get four options allowing you to delete cookies, allow or block all cookies by default or set cookie preferences for particular sites or domains.

Internet Explorer

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Internet Explorer, select Tools (or the gear icon), Internet Options, Privacy. You can choose from a number of security settings including Accept All Cookies, Block All Cookies and intermediate settings that affect cookie storage based on privacy and whether cookies set allow third parties to contact you without your explicit consent.

Safari

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Safari 5.0 and earlier, go to Preferences, Security and then Accept Cookies. You can choose from Always, Only from sites you navigate to or Never. In Safari 5.1 and later go to Preferences, Privacy. In the Block cookies section choose Always, Never or From third parties and advertisers.