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Some versions of browsers and some firewalls do not permit communication through secure servers. In that case, you will be unable to connect to the server so you will not have to worry about mistakenly placing an order through an unsecured connection. If you cannot access the secure server for whatever reason, you may, at your own discretion, manually change the leading "https:" to "http:" to check-out using the non-encrypted manner. Our site uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart. If cookies are unavailable, the software running our site will use encrypted strings in the URL line to keep track of your session information.

Newsletter Opt-In/Out This site gives users the following options for amending ot removing their information from our email database to not receive future communications from TheLinuxShop. Customers will have previously signed up for our monthly newsletter during the checkout process on the "My Account Information" page where personal details such as name and address are entered. To have data amended or removed, please do either of the following:

1. You can send an email via our Contact Us page, informing us which part of data(full name,email address) you would like amending or removing.

2. You can unsubscribe from all newsletters at the footer of any newsletter by clicking "Unsubscribe here", you can search your email software or service with the search term "thelinuxshop newsletter" to see any previous emails you may have received.

Change/Modify/Delete Personal Information This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying personal information - previously provided during the checkout process to enable us to complete orders - or to no longer receive our service.

1. You can send an email via our Contact Us page and informing us which part of data you would like amended or deleted.

2. You can visit the following URL: www.thelinuxshop.co.uk/account.php and change your personal information by logging in to the "My Account" page link and then making the appropriate changes via the options there. Please use option 1 above, if you wish to have all your data deleted.

Visitors to our Website

When someone visits TheLinuxShop we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Your Personal Information

You can view all personal information we store by logging into "My Account" and you can edit various aspects of this data. If you have subscribed to our Monthly Newsletter, your full name and email address will be stored in our third-party email service, Sendy, which is a service that we use to send out our newsletters. Details on how to have these details edited or removed from Sendy can be found under "Newsletter Opt-In/Out". Should you wish to have any data amended or deleted please send us an email via our Contact Us page requesting what action you would like us to take.

You will have also provided details to either Paypal or Nochex as payment for our services. By doing so, you will have entered into your own privacy agreement which these third-party payment companies. Please contact the relevant payment company separately to organise amendment or removal of data from their services.

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