If you are simply browsing the site then we do not request any personally identifying information from you.
However, we do collect a limited amount of non-personally identifying information which your internet browser makes available whenever you visit a website.
www.ethicalconsumer.org does record IP addresses, your browser type and language, the date, time and nature of your query and produces server logs – as all Web Servers do.
This information is used solely for monitoring the volume of traffic the site receives and measuring the number of visitors and the requests they make. We do not use the information for tracking the activities of specific visitors to the site.
On occasions, we may also collect additional personal information from visitors in optional survey and feedback forms.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity to be looked at by ECRA, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
This site issues one 'non-session' cookie, for the purpose of flagging whether a visitor has saved their score customisation settings on our buyers' guide pages.
We require customers personal information, including name, address and and e-mail address in order for us to supply subscription services. Some of the information requested is voluntary; compulsory fields are clearly marked on the registration form.
Your credit or debit card details will be obtained when you enter your card details to make your order. These are held on a secure server by DataCash who are responsible for debiting the correct amount from your card.
This allows your order to be processed and fulfilled and permits us to track your order status. We also ask for your telephone number, which enables us to contact you if there is a problem with your order.
We require customers personal information, including name, address and and e-mail address in order for us to supply website services and monthly email newsletter. Some of the information requested is voluntary; compulsory fields are clearly marked on the registration form.
Using Your Data
We never rent, sell or share your personally identifying information with other companies or individuals.
Using the email addresses you provided at registration or subscription, we reserve the right periodically send emails about developments or changes to our services or the administration of your account.
We also provide a regular email newsletter. Subscribers have the option to opt out of receiving further email newsletters, but Registered Users accept them as part of their free service and cannot opt out.
Publishing Emails and Letters
We reserve the right to publish emails and letters sent to ECRA. In some cases, where a company sends a significant comment on a particular abstract or story, we have a policy to publish this response as an abstract itself. Please mark correspondence clearly NOT FOR PUBLICATION if you do not wish us to consider this option.
If you have any questions relating to this policy please contact us using the following details:
Ethical Consumer Research Association Ltd
41 Old Birley Street