ABMEtech collects the details provided by you on registration together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to our web site and other sites accessible from them. We also collect information about the transactions you undertake including details of payment cards used.
We may collect additional information in connection with your participation in any promotions or competitions offered by us and information you provide when giving us feedback or completing profile forms. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site use which enables us to improve the service we provide.
Access to member information
We will access the information recorded through the use of your Member Discount number to help us improve our service to you and to make our communications more relevant.
For instance, if you use our online Aesthetic Surgical Consumable service, whenever you buy products from your PC at the ABMEtech store using your registered username, we can automatically add Aesthetic Surgical Consumables to your "favourite products" list for the online service.
Use of your information and your preferences
We will use your information to provide and personalise our service and to detect and prevent fraud. We will also use your contact details to communicate with you. We may use your information to send you offers and news about ABMEtech group products and services or those of other carefully selected companies which we think may be of interest to you. We may contact you by post, email, telephone or fax for these purposes.
Once you have registered to use ABMEtechonline.co.uk, you will be provided with access to a "Contact Preferences" page that will allow you to tailor our commercial communications to your preferences.
We like to hear your views to help us improve our service. From time to time, we may contact you by post, email, telephone or fax to ask your opinions. Again, if you do not want to be contacted for this purpose, please make your choice on the "Contact Preferences" page.
We may use your information to verify your identity and prevent or detect fraud. In performing these checks your information may be disclosed to credit reference agencies, who may keep a record of that information. This is not a credit check and your credit rating will be unaffected.
Please note that there may be instances where it may be necessary for us to communicate with you, in any event, for administrative or operational reasons relating to our service.
Disclosures of your information
Your information may be passed to and used by all ABMEtech companies. We will never pass your personal information to anyone else, except where we are required or permitted to do so by law, for any successors in title to our business and suppliers that process information on our behalf both in the UK and abroad. We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual customers are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.
Other web sites
"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. You can find out more about the way cookies work on http://www.cookiecentral.com
Non-registered visitors of the site are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any visitor who has clicked on a ABMEtech.com advertisement on another site that links to ABMEtech.com will be sent anonymous cookies that will allow us to analyse advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites.
Whilst you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our web site or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online at any of our sites or access any areas reserved for registered users.
Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. As described above this will restrict the online ABMEtech services you can use.
To obtain a copy of the personal information ABMEtech holds about you, please write with full details to us at: Data Protection Officer, Corporate & Legal Affairs, ABMEtech Ltd, Ryelands, 11 Lonsdale Ave, Margate, Kent. CT9 3BT enclosing your cheque or postal order for £10 payable to ABMEtech Ltd.
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