Vapemate is a trading style of AQL International Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 08599466. VAT Registration No. 175336105
We never share your data with any other company other than for our own use.
- What we collect
- What we do with your information
- Controlling your personal information
- Payment processing
- Age verification
- Links to other websites
- Mailing lists
- Google analytics
- List of cookies we collect
- Contacting us
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Name(s) and titles
- Contact information including email address
- Date of Birth
- Billing and Shipping Addresses
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with your information
Vapemate collects personal information when you register with us or place an order for products or services. We will use this information to provide the services requested, maintain guarantee records and, if you agree, to send you marketing information. Vapemate will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside of Vapemate.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To process and fulfil any orders you place with us
- To comply with any legal requirements
- Internal record keeping
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail.
- We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
Controlling your personal information
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Please contact our customer services team if you have any data access request here
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us here
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We do not store any credit or debit card details, any payments you make to us are handled by our payment providers (Paypal and Sagepay)
From 1st October 2015, under the Children and Families Act 2014 you have to be over the age of 18 to purchase eliquid and electronic cigarettes.
In order to ensure that we meet these requirements we may need to perform an electronic identity check. By placing an order you confirm you are happy for us to perform these checks using the information you provided at registration.
The checks we run will have no impact on your credit rating and are simply used to verify you are over 18 and will in turn help to provide you with an improved service. Vapemate does not store any data returned by the credit reference agencies. Credit Reference Agencies who perform the electronic identity checks must keep a record when anyone looks at your credit report. This is so that you know who has looked at your report, when and why. The check will only be visible to you and the Credit Reference Agency.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
The vapemate website uses SSL (Secure sockets layer) to encrypt all of the communication between our website and your device
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
As part of the registration process for our newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses. We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletters. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our customer services department.
Like millions of other websites, we use Google Analytics
Google Analytics is software that stores non-identifiable data about our visitors to help us make better decisions about how we structure the site and present information to you.
When someone visits www.vapemate.co.uk 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.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the below websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.
List of cookies we collect
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|Cookie name||Cookie Description|
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|
You can contact us via our customer services page which can be found here