Online Privacy Statement

OBASHI Limited (“OBASHI”) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to maintaining the security and confidentiality of personal information collected on our web site. The purpose of this Online Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we gather online about you when you visit www.obashi.co.uk (“our web site”), how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, that information.

This statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. If you want to keep a permanent record of this current privacy statement you can save this page, or print a copy.

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Web sites covered by this Statement

This Privacy Statement covers the collection and use of data on any web site linked to this statement which is under the direct control of OBASHI, including but not limited to:

      • www.obashi.co.uk

This statement does not cover links within this web site to other third party web sites.

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What information we collect

The information generally falls into two categories: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information: This information lets us know the specifics of who you are. It may include but is not limited to your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, company, and job title. We request Personally Identifiable Information when you order a product or service, participate in certain promotional activities, fill out surveys, and correspond with us. We also collect Personally Identifiable Information when you ask that we send products or information directly to other people; in these cases, we will collect the information you submit about the recipient. It will be clear when you are on a part of our web site that requires personal information, because we will ask you for it and you will have a choice about how we use that information.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This is information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. The non-personally identifiable data we collect when you visit our web site may include the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) (1) of the web site that you came from before visiting our web site, which pages you visit on our web site, which web site you go to next, which browser you used to come to our web site, your Internet Protocol (“IP”)(2) address, and any search terms entered on our web site. This Statement also contains more information about how we use cookies and other technology to collect this data.

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Why we collect your information

Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide customers with a better service and to provide all visitors a smooth, efficient, and personalised experience while using our web site. For example, if you request information on our web site, we use your Personally Identifiable Information to fill your order or provide the requested information. We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information on an aggregated basis to analyse customer behaviour to help us understand how visitors use our web site and to measure interest in the various pages. We use this information to help improve the content of our web site, to make it easier to use.

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How we use your information

We gather and use information in a number of ways, including the following:

Online surveys and polling: We may collect Personally Identifiable Information from customers who volunteer to complete surveys or participate in polls. We use this information to improve our products and services. This information may be collected directly by OBASHI or a contracted third party.

Newsletters and promotional e-mails: We collect Personally Identifiable Information when you ask to receive newsletters, promotional e-mails, and other information. We use this information to provide you the information you request.

Contact information: If you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence or comments, including Personally Identifiable Information, in a file specific to you. We use this information to help us provide better service in the event you contact us again.

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Sharing your information

We do not sell, trade, or rent to others the Personally Identifiable Information we collect.

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Your choices

OBASHI will not use or share the Personally Identifiable Information collected on our web site in ways unrelated to the purpose for which you provided the information without providing you a choice whether to permit any such unrelated uses.

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Accessing and changing your information

OBASHI seeks to ensure that your information and preferences are accurate and complete. If you wish to view or change your information please let us know by sending an e-mail with your name, full mailing address, e-mail address, and relevant information about subscriptions and registrations you have with OBASHI to privacy@obashi.co.uk and we will use reasonable endeavours to meet your request.

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Use of cookies on this web site

A “cookie” is a small data file created by your web browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies when you visit our web site, respond to online surveys or polls, or request information. Accepting the cookies used on our web site does not give us access to your Personally Identifiable Information and only our web site (and no other) is able to access the information in any cookie(s) set by us. The information collected permits us to analyse traffic patterns on our web site. This can enable us over time to provide you with a better experience on our web site by improving the content and making it easier to use.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies, or selectively accept certain cookies, by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, though, there may be some features of our web site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly.

 For more information on cookies please see our cookie page

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Protecting your information

OBASHI acknowledges your trust and is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of information, we have employed physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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Links to other web sites

Parts of our web site contain links to third-party web sites for your convenience and information. If you use these links, you will leave the OBASHI web site. When you access a non-OBASHI web site, even one that may contain the OBASHI logo, please understand that we do not control the content and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that web site. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each web site you visit. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those web sites linked to our web site. These other web sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

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Changes to this statement

If there are changes or additions to the terms of this Online Privacy Statement, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. Please be sure to check this page before proceeding to use our web site.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about OBASHI’s use of your information or about this Privacy Statement, please send an e-mail to privacy@obashi.co.uk

Notes

1. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. For example, www.obashi.co.uk is the URL for OBASHI’s UK home page.

2. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.