Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by Amazon.co.uk is controlled primarily by Amazon EU Sarl and Amazon Services Europe Sarl, the data controllers, both at 5, Rue Plaetis L-2338, Luxembourg and secondarily by Amazon.co.uk Ltd of Patriot Court, 1-9 The Grove, Slough, Berkshire, England SL1 1QP UK. Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by Amazon Jersey is controlled primarily by Amazon (Jersey) Limited (registered number 88176) care of 26 New Street, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands JE4 8PP, and secondarily by Amazon Services Europe SARL of 5, Rue Plaetis L-2338,Luxembourg and Amazon.co.uk Ltd of Patriot Court, 1-9 The Grove, Slough, Berkshire, England SL1 1QP UK, the data processor.
Amazon.com, Inc. and its controlled US subsidiaries are participants in the Safe Harbour programme developed by the US Department of Commerce and the European Union. These Amazon Group companies have certified that they adhere to the Safe Harbour Privacy Principles agreed upon by the US and the EU. For more information about the Safe Harbour and to view these Amazon Group companies’ certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbour website. If you would like to contact Amazon directly about the Safe Harbour programme, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Amazon (Jersey) Ltd and its service providers are located in Jersey, where the data protection laws do not offer the same level of protection for personal data as those within the European Economic Area. Amazon (Jersey) Ltd has agreed to adhere to the Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries, under Directive 95/46/EC of the European Commission. For more information about the Standard Contractual Clauses, visit the European Commission’s website. Amazon Jersey may, if required, pass on the details of your order to Jersey Customs & Excise and/or UK Customs & Excise.
The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and continually improve your shopping experience at Amazon.co.uk. We use the information to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders, products, services and promotional offers, update our records and generally maintain your accounts with us, display content such as wish lists and customer reviews and recommend merchandise and services that might be of interest to you. We also use this information to improve our store and platform, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.
Here are the types of information we gather.
Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. Amazon.co.uk and Amazon Jersey share customer information only as described below and with Amazon.com, Inc. and the subsidiaries which Amazon.com, Inc., controls and that are either subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.
Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside of the European Economic Area in the course of sharing information as set out above, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by the applicable laws on data protection
UK's Data Protection Act.
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites. Click here for some examples as well as information on how to contact these companies to learn more or opt-out of their information collection practices.
Amazon.co.uk also displays targeted advertising based on personal information about users. Although Amazon.co.uk does not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a targeted advertisement meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad (for example, users in the United Kingdom who like classical music).
Amazon.co.uk gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with Amazon.co.uk and Amazon Jersey for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. Click here to see some examples. This list will change as our website evolves.
Amazon.co.uk does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use Amazon.co.uk only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
If you choose to visit Amazon.co.uk, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages and application of the laws of England. If you have any concern about privacy at Amazon.co.uk, please e-mail us a thorough description and we will try to resolve the issue for you.
Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice
and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you search, buy, bid, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you: search for a product; place an order through Amazon.co.uk, Amazon Jersey or one of our third-party sellers; make an Auction bid or purchase; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when shopping with us) or your About You area; communicate with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; compile Wish Lists or other gift registries, provide and rate Reviews; and employ other personal notification services such as such as Available to Order Notifications. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as: your name; address and phone number; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped (including addresses and phone numbers); people (with addresses and phone numbers) listed in 1-Click settings; content of reviews and e-mails to us; the personal description in your About You area; and financial information.
Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include: updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information and page-view information from some merchants with which we operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising or other services (such as Waterstones.co.uk); search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the Web search features offered by Amazon Group Companies, Alexa Internet and A9; search results and links, including paid listings (such as Sponsored Links from Overture); and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access easily at Amazon.co.uk include: up-to-date information regarding recent orders; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, address book and 1-Click settings); payment settings (including credit-card information and gift certificate, gift card and cheque balances); e-mail notification settings (including Alerts, Available to Order notifications, Delivers, New for You and newsletters); recommendations (including recent product-view history, prior-order history and Favourites); Wish Lists, Auctions, zShops and Marketplace seller accounts and your About You area (including your product reviews, requests and recommendations, your Listmania lists and your personal profile).
Co-Branded and Joint Offerings
An example of a business with which we offer co-branded products is Waterstones.co.uk. In the future we may offer joint or co-branded products and services such as those offered on Amazon.com's US website for Toysrus.com, Target, Borders, Hotwire, Gap, Nordstrom, Office Depot and Virginmega.com.
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