Privacy Policy

Statement of Privacy

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop, is the official online merchandise store for Edinburgh's Hogmanay, and is owned and operated by The Business Incentives Group Limited under licence. Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website and governs data collection and usage. By using Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Generally, you may browse Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website without providing any personally identifiable information. However, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information at various times and places on this website. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with the requested information, you may not be able to access all parts of this website or participate in all of its features.

We receive and store any personally identifiable information you enter on Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website. For example, we may collect the following personally identifiable information: your name, address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, and email address.

From your purchases and other interactions with us, we obtain information concerning the specific products you purchase.

When you visit Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop, our web server automatically collects anonymous information such as log data and IP addresses. We may use the automatically collected information for a number of purposes, such as improving our site design, product assortments, customer service, and special promotions.

Collection of data by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA.

IP anonymization is activated on this website meaning Google will truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser, as part of Google Analytics, with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.

Additionally, you can prevent Google from recording or processing the data created by the cookie that relates to your use of the website (incl. your IP address). This is done by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

Use of your Personal Information

Information collected by Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop is used to operate Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website and deliver the services you have requested. Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop may also your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop, or contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered if you have opted in to email contact.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop may share data with trusted partners to arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop, in order to determine which Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop products or services are the most popular. This data may be to deliver customised content and advertising within Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop, or the public.

Use of Cookies

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website uses "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop pages, or register with Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop site or services, a cookie helps Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to accept those cookies that allow a site to operate but decline those that are more intrusive. If you choose to decline all cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop services or websites you visit. Cookies will need to be enabled to register on Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.

Online Account Registration

To make online shopping faster and easier, you may register on Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website. As a registered customer, you only have to enter your shipping addresses and billing information once; they will be securely stored with us for your future use. Using your name and a password of your choice, you may access your account online at any time to add, delete, or change information.

If you are using a public computer, we strongly encourage you to LOG OUT at the conclusion of your session. Your information will still be stored with us but it will not be accessible to anyone else from that computer.

Sharing Information

The personal information you provide to us will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law. We do not share personal information with third parties except as necessary to carry out our business or your request or as required by law or other legal processes, and we never sell your personal information.

Furthermore, personal data collected by Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop may be transferred to our subsidiaries or affiliated companies where it is necessary to carry out our business or to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information. By submitting data through Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop website electronically, you are providing explicit consent to trans-border transmission of data collected via our websites.

Security of your Personal Information

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.

No credit card transaction information is collected, processed, or stored on, or by Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop. All payments to the store are made through the payment gateways Worldpay or PayPal. These transactions take place entirely offsite on the secure servers of the payment gateways. Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop only receives notification of the success or failure of the transaction.

Where personal information is collected it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop is protecting your information.

Contact Information

If you believe that Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop has not adhered to this Statement, or that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the address below. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy, wish to stop receiving information from us, or you wish to access or update your information please write to:

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shop
C/o The BiGroup Limited
The Warehouse,
160 Wishart Street,
Glasgow, G31 2HT.

Email: stores@thebigroup.co.uk

Data Protection Register

The Business Incentives Group Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Registration Number: Z3614990.