Using the Orvis Website
Your privacy is very important to us, so we want you to understand our practices with regard to collecting and using your personal data both online and offline, and the steps we take to safeguard it. This statement applies to all personal data collected from our customers.
For purposes of the DPA, Orvis is the “data controller”. We welcome any and all questions and feedback. For privacy-related issues, please contact us at:
The Orvis Company Inc. (trading as “Orvis” in the UK)
Please note that the transmission of data via the Internet is not absolutely secure. Although Orvis uses technology and best efforts to safeguard all personal data, it cannot guarantee the security of personal data, which you transmit at your own risk.
NOTE: An important way to protect your own personal data is to safeguard the passwords you use with Orvis and any other site – please do not share any such passwords with third parties.
Information We Collect
a. Personal Data
We may collect and process personal data which you provide to us when you:
b. Aggregate Information
Our website collects some non-personal information about you using clickstream technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you visit our website your IP address is automatically collected.
An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the internet like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university.
This information is not personally identifiable and we do not combine this type of information with personal data.
Use of Data We Collect
a. Personal Data
At Orvis, we always want to provide you with the best possible shopping experience and fulfil your orders exactly as you’ve requested. In order to do this, we use your personal data to allow us to:
Your e-mail address will be used only for the Orvis e-mail Newsletter and will not be shared with any third parties. Instructions for unsubscribing are included in every e-mail.
b. Aggregate Information
We use the aggregate information that we collect from our customers in a manner that does not personally identify any individual. We use aggregate information to make our sites more interesting and useful to you. We also track the pages or documents accessed within our site. This information is collected for systems administration and for analysing and improving the value of the material available on our website. This aggregate non-personal information is used to help our advertisers or our site design team create advertisements our guests might like.
Orvis contracts with Coremetrics an outside service company based in the USA that helps us better understand your use of the orvis.co.uk website. Coremetrics places cookies on your computer so we can collect information related to your use of www.orvis.co.uk. This information allows us to refine and improve the site for our customers. Coremetrics does NOT collect any credit card, user name or password information or any other personal data and they are not allowed to use data that they do collect for us for any other purpose. Additionally, Coremetrics is contractually required to keep all the data collected for us in strict confidence.
As a visitor to orvis.co.uk, you may “opt out” of Coremetrics’ collection of data. To learn more about your Coremetrics options, go to http://www.orvis.co.uk/coremetrics.
Information We Share with Others
a. Our Contractors
In addition to Coremetrics, we contract with other companies (including, but not limited to, credit card processors, shippers, competition promoters, website developers) to provide certain services to Orvis to fulfil orders, provide competitions, and create our website. In some instances, these contractors may have access to personal data. However, they are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality of the such data and to use it only for the purposes of carrying out Orvis business. In other words, these companies are prohibited by contract from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than Orvis.
b. Third Parties
From time to time, we make our postal mailing list (names and postal addresses only) available to carefully screened companies whose products we believe will be of interest to you. If you prefer that we do not share any information with these companies, please contact us at the above address.
Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal data to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary:
In addition to the above exceptions, in the event that Orvis sells its business or assets to a third-party, personal data may be transferred to the purchaser as part of the assets they are buying from Orvis.
We offer choices about the types of information you receive from us. If you prefer not to receive catalogues or other communications from Orvis, or if you prefer to receive them less frequently, please contact us at the address shown above. If you no longer wish to receive our e-mail Newsletter you may contact us at the address above or unsubscribe using the link provided in each edition of the E-mail Newsletter.
Please be sure to provide us with your exact name and address, or the mailing label from your catalogue, so that we can be sure to identify you correctly. Because mailings are planned in advance, it may take several weeks for your request to become effective. If, due to human error, you continue to receive unwanted communications, please contact us again and we will make every effort to correct the situation.
When you provide us with your email address, we may send you emails necessary to process your order or respond to a request, or, if you agree to it, to receive our Email Newsletter. For example, after you place an order at orvis.co.uk, you will receive an email confirmation and, in most cases, an email with package tracking information.
It is our intent to send you promotional email (our Email Newsletter) only if you have agreed to receive it. Instructions on how to unsubscribe are included in each edition of the Email Newsletter.
Your email address will be used only for the Orvis Email Newsletter, to respond to your request or to process your order, and will not be shared with any third parties. Instructions for unsubscribing are included in every email containing promotional material.
For more information, please refer to our Email Usage Policy.
Links to Other Sites
Occasionally we provide links on our website to other sites we think you will enjoy and may use in your sole discretion. These sites operate independently of Orvis and have established their own privacy and security policies. Orvis does not have any control over these sites’ privacy practices and therefore accepts no responsibility in relation to these websites or their privacy practices. For the best online experience, we strongly encourage you to review these policies at any site you visit.
It is our intent to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you. We use a variety of current technologies and processes for protection of our customer data. We limit the personal data we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to only what they need to carry out their responsibilities.
When you make a purchase, request a catalogue, or create an account on our website, your transaction information is transmitted in a safe, encrypted format. We maintain the data you provide, along with a record of your purchases, in a secure database. To best serve you, we may combine this information with data that is publicly available and data that we receive from other reputable sources.
Data Protection Act 1998
We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and have given all appropriate notifications to the Data Protection Commissioner.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have a right to see any personal data that we keep about you. In order to obtain this personal data you must submit a written request to us at the above address and pay a fee. If you are concerned that any information we may hold about you is incorrect, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Privacy of Children on Our Website
Children are not eligible to use our services and we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors. We ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal data to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with your parents or guardians.
The website is only available to individuals and entities that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, please exit this website now and do not use this website.
Policy Changes & Objections