All traffic (transfer of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
This website’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.
Site visitation tracking
We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We will keep your information for as long as we need it for the purpose it is being processed for. For example, when you buy on this website, you can create an account or checkout as a guest. In both cases, we will keep the information related to your purchase for a period which enables us to handle or respond to any complaints, queries or concerns. The information may also be retained so that we can continue to improve your experience with us.
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
* EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) – (https://www.eugdpr.org/)
Google Analytics. Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor.
Our blog | blog.vdsshop.com. Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our blog, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors detailed below. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website.
Email newsletter. If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to subscribe will be forwarded to Mailchimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider Mailchimp to be a third-party data processor. The email address that you submit will be stored within this website’s own database but not in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within Mailchimps’s database for as long as we continue to use Mailchimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
Account deletion. When deleting your account, if you made orders with us in the past that order information will still be available to us for administrative purposes.
Log Files. www.vdsshop.com follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons. Like any other website, www.vdsshop.com uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. Our ‘cookie’ message shows you exactly which cookies are being stored: Facebook-tracking, Google Analytics , Cart & customer. The customer cookie is encrypted.
Children’s Information. Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. www.vdsshop.com does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.