forthings.io UK Privacy Policy
 
forthings.io (also referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ in this policy) is a trading name of Premier Farnell UK Limited, one of the Premier Farnell group of companies and is a member of a world-wide group of companies of which AVNET Inc. (based in the USA) is the parent company. The Premier Farnell group of companies includes Premier Farnell UK Limited (which operates Farnell element14 UK and CPC), Premier Farnell Ltd (which operates the www.element14.com community), and a number of sister companies that operate businesses similar to forthings.io and Farnell element14 in other countries. The AVNET group of companies also includes companies operating under the AVNET, MSC Technologies and Hackster brands). This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.
 
What information do we collect about you?
 
We collect information about you when you register with us or place an order for products or services. If you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback or participate in competitions run by companies in the Premier Farnell and AVNET groups we may also collect information about you. We also collect website usage information using cookies (see section below on Cookies). Information you provide may be stored on AVNET group servers located in the USA.
 
How will we use the information about you?
 
We collect information about you to process your order and manage your account. If you allow us and other group companies, we will also contact you about special offers, events and other products and services we think may be of interest to you.
We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our websites using cookies (see section below on Cookies). Each time you use the site we’ll also collect information including domain name/IP address, referring URL, browser and platform, time of visit, pages visited and any searches performed – this information may be used to help us improve the performance of our website and for assessing the suitability of or requirements for certain services.
We may monitor and record telephone conversations with you and use them for staff training, quality and security purposes.
 
Will we pass your information to anyone else?
 
We may share your information with the following:
other companies within the Premier Farnell and AVNET group of companies and certain third parties who provide us with services. These group companies and third parties will only use your information to provide these services or help us to improve our website or services. They will do so as our data processors and will handle your information on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. Some of these processors may be based outside the UK and your information may therefore be transferred and handled outside the UK (including, in some cases, outside Europe). Where this applies we will take steps to ensure adequate protection of your information;
credit reference agencies and other similar companies, in order to carry out credit reference searches, for fraud prevention and to pursue debtors, and we may also obtain information about you from such companies;
any companies or people that we might in the future sell our business or part of our business to.
 
If you allow us to, we may share your information with other companies in the Premier Farnell and AVNET group of companies for marketing purposes but we will not share your information with any third parties outside our group for their marketing purposes.
 
Marketing
 
We and other Premier Farnell and AVNET group companies would like to send you information about the products and services we offer which may interest you. If you have allowed us to send marketing information to you, you may opt out at any time. If you no longer want us to contact you for marketing purposes please update your preferences or contact us by email at supportforthings@premierfarnell.com (letting us know what type of marketing you no longer wish to receive)
 
Cookies
 
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can get more information on our use of cookies at: www.forthings.io/wps/portal/eu/about/cookies.
 
Security
 
Access to stored data and information you provide is password protected and access to passwords is limited. Firewall technology is used to prevent unauthorised access and servers are backed up daily, with archives stored in a secure location.
Our website uses SSL (“Secure Socket Layer” technology), the de facto standard for internet security. SSL is an open protocol for secure data communications across computer networks. Broad support for this protocol promotes interoperability between products from many organisations. It provides an environment in which e-commerce can be conducted and data can be safely encrypted and protected. SSL provides a straightforward method for adding strong security to existing applications and network infrastructures. SSL is application protocol independent and provides:
encryption, which creates a secure channel to prevent others from tapping into the network,
authentication, which uses certificates and digital signatures to verify the identity of parties in information exchanges and transactions, and
message integrity, which ensures that messages cannot be altered en route.
 
 
Other websites
 
Our website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should check the privacy policy on those sites.
From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to transact using PayPal.  Any such transactions will be subject to PayPal’s privacy policy which you can view at www.paypal.com under the ‘Privacy’ link at the foot of the webpage.
 
How to contact us
 
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by email at supportforthings@premierfarnell.com or by writing to us at forthings.io, Marketing, Canal Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2TU.

 

forthings.io IRELAND PRIVACY POLICY
 
 
forthings.io (also referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ in this policy) is a trading name of Premier Farnell UK Limited (registered in England and Wales), one of the Premier Farnell group of companies and is a member of a world-wide group of companies of which AVNET Inc. (registered in the USA) is the parent company. The Premier Farnell group of companies includes Premier Farnell UK Limited (which operates Farnell element14 UK and CPC), Premier Farnell Ltd (which operates the www.element14.com community), and a number of sister companies that operate businesses similar to forthings.io and Farnell element14 in other countries. The AVNET group of companies also includes companies operating under the AVNET, MSC Technologies and Hackster brands). This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you through your use of this website or which is otherwise collected from you by us. 
 
What information do we collect about you?
 
We collect information about you when you register with us or place an order for products or services. If you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback or participate in competitions run by companies in the Premier Farnell and AVNET groups we may also collect information about you. We also collect website usage information using cookies (see section below on Cookies). Information you provide may be stored on AVNET group servers located in the USA.
 
How will we use the information about you?
 
We collect information about you to process your order and manage your account. We may also use this information to contact you about special offers, events and other products and services we think may be of interest to you. We may also permit companies in the Premier Farnell and AVNET group of companies to contact you about special offers, events and other products and services we think may be of interest to you where you have consented to this.
We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our websites using cookies (see section below on Cookies). Each time you use the site we’ll also collect information including domain name/IP address, referring URL, browser and platform, time of visit, pages visited and any searches performed – this information may be used to help us improve the performance of our website and for assessing the suitability of or requirements for certain services.
If you allow us, we may monitor and record telephone conversations with you and use them for staff training, quality and security purposes.
 
Will we pass your information to anyone else?
 
We may share your information with the following:
other companies within the Premier Farnell and AVNET group of companies and certain third parties who provide us with services. These group companies and third parties will only use your information to provide these services or help us to improve our website or services. They will do so as our data processors and will handle your information on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. Some of these processors may be based outside of Ireland or the UK and your information may therefore be transferred and handled outside of Ireland or the UK (including, in some cases, outside Europe). Where this applies we will take steps to ensure adequate protection of your information; 
credit reference agencies and other similar companies, in order to carry out credit reference searches, for fraud prevention and to pursue debtors, and we may also obtain information about you from such companies;
any companies or people that we might in the future sell our business or part of our business to.
If you allow us to, we may share your information with other companies in the Premier Farnell and AVNET group of companies for marketing purposes but we will not share your information with any third parties outside our group for their marketing purposes.
 
Marketing
 
We and other Premier Farnell and AVNET group companies would like to send you information about the products and services we offer which may interest you. You may at any time opt out from receiving marketing information. If you no longer want us to contact you for marketing purposes please either update your preferences or contact us by email at supportforthings@premierfarnell.com (letting us know what type of marketing you no longer wish to receive). Even though you may have opted out of future information or communications, where it is necessary to contact you concerning products or services you have requested, you consent to our contacting you at any address provided.
 
Cookies 
 
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can get more information on our use of cookies at: www.forthings.io/wps/portal/eu/about/cookies.
 
Security
 
Access to stored data and information you provide is password protected and access to passwords is limited. Firewall technology is used to prevent unauthorised access and servers are backed up daily, with archives stored in a secure location.
Our website uses SSL (“Secure Socket Layer” technology), the de facto standard for internet security.  SSL is an open protocol for secure data communications across computer networks. Broad support for this protocol promotes interoperability between products from many organisations.  It provides an environment in which e-commerce can be conducted and data can be safely encrypted and protected.  SSL provides a straightforward method for adding strong security to existing applications and network infrastructures.  SSL is application protocol independent and provides:
encryption, which creates a secure channel to prevent others from tapping into the network,
authentication, which uses certificates and digital signatures to verify the identity of parties in information exchanges and transactions, and
message integrity, which ensures that messages cannot be altered en route.
 
Other websites
 
Our website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should check the privacy policy on those sites.
From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to transact using PayPal.  Any such transactions will be subject to PayPal’s privacy policy which you can view at www.paypal.com under the ‘Privacy’ link at the foot of the webpage.
 
How to contact us
 
If you wish to obtain a copy of particular information we hold about you, or if you become aware that any such information is incorrect and you would like us to correct or delete it, please contact us by email at supportforthings@premierfarnell.com or by writing to us at forthings.io Ireland, c/o forthings.io, Canal Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2TU England. Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy by email or in writing at the above addresses.