PRIVACY POLICY

Frequently asked questions

What type of information do you collect?


We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email).




How do you collect information?


When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will only ever be used for the purposes of completing a transaction (i.e. purchase or replacement) and will never be disclosed to a third party.




Why do you collect such information?


We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes: 1. To provide and operate the Services; 2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support; 3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages; 4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.




How do you store, use, share and disclose your visitors' personal information?


Ants HQ is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.




How do you communicate with your site visitors?


We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.




How do you use cookies?


We use a series of different cookies to enable us to offer you an enhanced experience browsing through our website. Cookies are small files that store information on your computer, TV, mobile phone, or other device. They enable the entity that put the cookie on your device to recognise you across different websites, services, devices, and/or browsing sessions. Cookies serve many useful purposes. For example: • Cookies can remember your sign-in credentials so you don’t have to enter those credentials each time you log on to a service. • Cookies help us understand which parts of our Services are the most popular because they help us to see which pages and features visitors are accessing and how much time they are spending on the pages. By studying this kind of information, we are better able to adapt the services on our website and provide you with a better experience. Primarily we use Performance Cookies: these enable us to analyse the performance and design of our website and detect errors. For example, this type of cookie enables us to recognise that you have visited our website before and shows which sections of our website are most popular by allowing us to see which pages visitors access most frequently and how much time visitors spend on each page. Secondly, we also use Essential Cookies: these enable you to receive the services you request via our website. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided. For example, essential cookies enable us to remember the items you place in the shopping basket so you can order products. These cookies are automatically enabled and cannot be turned off because they are essential to enable you to browse our website. Without these cookies our website and e-store services could not be provided.




How can site visitors withdraw their consent?


If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at antshq@gmail.com or you can write us formally to our address provided on the site.




Privacy policy updates


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.




Personal information


If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at antshq@gmail.com





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