At Close Comfort, we respect the privacy of your information. We respect that you trust us with some of your information which we only retain information necessary to provide you with good customer service for your Close Comfort air conditioner and related products and to comply with business regulations, accounting and taxation requirements.
Information you provide
We receive and store information that you enter at our web pages or give us in any other way, for example by telephone or email. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as communicating with you, responding to your requests and, from time to time, improving our products and stores.
We do not retain your credit card or other payment details after completing an order. Online shopping services and payment gateways that we work with need your credit card details or other payment information during order processing. Recordings of telephone conversations are encrypted immediately and only retained for training and quality assurance and are permanently deleted after 12 months. We store financial information for a minimum of seven years in order to comply with business regulations requirements.
The information that we collect is stored with highly secure third party data storage providers.
Automatically gathered information
We receive and store certain types of information automatically whenever you interact with us.
To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we sometimes receive a confirmation when you open e-mails from us if your device supports such capabilities.
Do we share information that we store about you?
We only share your information with other companies in order to provide you with the products and services you have requested. For example we provide your name, telephone number and delivery address to our freight providers in order to deliver your purchases to you. We use third party providers such as other online and retail stores and they need your information for us to provide you with our products.
When you provide your information to us, you can choose to receive marketing communications from us. If you decline this option, you will not hear from us or any other associated companies again unless you resume contact with us.
If you have chosen the option to receive marketing communications from us, in some instances we may arrange for another company to send marketing or information emails to you, or to call you by telephone to ask you questions about your experiences with our products.
We will release account and other personal information if we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Close Comfort, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations to guard against fraudulent transactions.
How secure is my information?
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software technology encrypts information you input when transferred from your device to our computer systems. All the information about our customers is held in secure cloud storage accessibly only to company staff with appropriate authorisations. Our employment policies require staff to treat all company and customer information as being confidential and not to be released to anyone else without your consent.
Can I access my information?
You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Complaints, Contact Information and Changes
If you have any concerns or complaints about privacy, please contact us with a detailed description and we will try to resolve the issue for you.