Mat-On-Guard adheres to strict guidelines and will not sell, trade, give or advise the statistics that we collect on our website to any third party.
The data that we collect is used solely for purposes of our own web metrics and traffic analysis by Mat-On-Guard in order to monitor and improve services to visitors.
This policy may change from time to time so please re-read this policy periodically.
The information we collect
Mat-On-Guard collects information in a variety of ways. The information we gather is to improve visitor experience and we use Google Analytics to do this. When someone decides to sign up to Mat-On-Guard website then we collect more specific information from them.
The information we store on a secure database.
- UserID = A uniquely generated identifier that distinguishes you as the user and can get the information below from the database
- User_login = An email address or username to log into the website
- SALT|HASHED Password (this is your password which is stored as an encrypted version of your password), we use this to confirm you when you sign in next time
- user_nicename = a string generated from the First and Last Name
- Email = Your email, we use this to confirm you when you sign in next time and to contact you when you use our website as a service
- registration data
- user status = active or denied
- display name
- Telephone number
- Mobile number
- Country = Language Settings
- Organisation = If you are an organisation or an individual
- URL = Your Website
- Company or Individual Address
Credit card information
We do not collect or store financial information on our website. Instead we use a third party check out service to conclude any financial transaction. We currently use Secure Trading, which are secure and reliable.
Power Options Ltd takes security and keeping the information very seriously.
Mat-on-Guard uses SALT and HASH and then encrypts them. This encrypted algorithm is non-reversible.
When browsing we connect to the website database using a read only account only switching to a write-enabled account when information needs to be entered. After this task is completed the website switches back to read only.
All text data entered into the database is stripped of HTML and various illegal characters are removed in this process.
Field names in the database remain ambiguous.
A 20-minute time-out is set on any session and all information that was stored in that session is lost. However it remains the responsibility of the site visitor to log out. Power Options Ltd accept no responsibility or liability for information acquired or changed from one user abusing another in such a manner.
Third party intermediaries
Power Options verifies the credit card information given by you through a 3rd party clearing company “SagePay” This clearing company is solely a link in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or in any other way use the information they obtain from us.
Parties to whom we disclose your information
The data Power Options Ltd collects from visitors will never be transmitted to a third party. Meaning, that Power Options will not, and do not, mine your data for marketing purposes, nor disclose the details of your traffic to a third party.
Power Options may disclose Customer Information in special cases where Power Options has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities. Power Options may also disclose Customer Information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes necessary to maintain services and improve our products and services.
If you wish to completely destroy the account details then please contact our support team.
The visitor remains responsible for providing accurate information. They can change this at any time. Power Options will not amend any account details unless you give us express permission to do so.
Our website cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Temporary form session cookies
If you use our contact form we create a temporary session of the information you are sending to us. This is so:
(a) If making an error or not sending all the required information, you are sent back to the appropriate form, the form is automatically filled where you have already filled in the correct information in to save you time filling it in all over again.
(b) We negate the use of capture software in order to make the most accessible site we can, in order to negate robotic scripts sending spam we have to use this other method. Our aim is to make the user experience more ‘user-friendly’.
These session cookies are deleted once the information you are giving us is successfully sent.
Temporary logged-in and database created cookies
These cookies are created when you sign up and are passed to our database to identify you next time you visit. Likewise, this information is stored on our secure database so and recreated the next time you visit and log on to the application(s) on our website.
They are used to associate your information with the correct records on our database. They also identify what level of access you have, ie normal user or administration.
An array session/persistent cookie holding all the information of products, qty’s and prices whilst you shop
Destroyed when the browser is closed (End of user session) or after 20 minutes of inactivity
Third party and analytics cookies
We use some Google analytics cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.
These analytics programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.
Cookies and personal information
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.