Hallmark takes the privacy rights of gifted.hallmark.co.uk users very seriously and seeks to ensure the highest standards of compliance with UK data protection laws and regulations. Hallmark Cards PLC have an up to date entry under the Data Protection Register. This can be seen at: http://www.dpr.gov.uk
Statement Of Intent
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address etc.) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include competitions, and gifted.hallmark.co.uk membership. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Hallmark and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. You may also post personal data when you participate in certain services made available via the website for example on message boards. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy.
What Is A Cookie?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows.
Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.
NB: Even if you haven't set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously until such time as you register for gifted.hallmark.co.uk services.
How to find and control your cookies
Access To Your Personal Information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Hallmark holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests.)
Please address requests to:
Users 16 And Under
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to Hallmark's website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
Please be aware that the Hallmark site may link to other websites, which may be accessed by you through our site. We are not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these linked websites.
Information On Visitors
Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyse the profile of our visitors. For example: if on a previous visit you went to, say, the education pages, then we might find this out from your cookie and highlight educational information on a second visit.
Use And Storage Of Your Personal Information
When you supply any personal information to gifted.hallmark.co.uk (e.g. for competitions, or gifted.hallmark.co.uk membership) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. If you are notified on a hallmark.co.uk site that your information may be used to allow Hallmark to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that Hallmark may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes; such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services on gifted.hallmark.co.uk unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.
We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as it is necessary to do so to comply with the purpose for which it was collected (for example in order to allow you to use the service you have requested). We will remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of gifted.hallmark.co.uk membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a gifted.hallmark.co.uk member. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other gifted.hallmark.co.uk services (e.g. competitions), that information will be held only as long as 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. All personal data is held on a secure server hosted by Hallmark. All personal data can only be accessed by Hallmark.