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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Afghan Online Shopping is totally committed to protecting the privacy of our site visitors and customers. We take great care to make sure you receive the best protection possible for your personal information and any financial details that you provide. The Afghan Online Shopping website is a secure site, and any personal data we collect from you is safe from misuse. 
We abide by the Data Protection Act 1998 and we make sure that any personal information we hold is handled properly. This means that your information will be fairly and lawfully processed, that we will make sure that it is accurate, and that your information is not kept for longer than necessary.

The personal data we collect about you

When you make purchases from Afghan Online Shopping (including purchases made in-store, over the phone, or via our catalogue order forms or this Website), we may collect the following personal data about you:

• your name, age, sex, and date of birth;

• your billing and delivery postal addresses, phone, fax and e-mail details;

• where you have registered with us, your user name and password;

• where you place an order with us, your payment card details;

• your communication and shopping preferences;

We may also collect some or all of the above personal data about you when you access and browse this Website, including when you sign up to receive Afghon Online Shopping newsletters.

How we may store and use your information

Afghon Online Shopping may use your personal information for the processing of orders, payments and to provide you with a personalised shopping experience. We will also use your details to fulfill and deliver your orders and manage your account. Personal Information that you provide may be disclosed to a credit reference or fraud prevention agency, which may keep a record of that information. Where there is a legal obligation to do so, we may disclose your information to any relevant regulatory body.

We may also use your personal information to send you marketing updates but only ever in accordance with your preferences. We don't sell your details to third party marketing companies.

We do collate statistical information about site traffic, sales and other commercial information which we may pass on to trusted third parties but these statistics do not include any information that can identify you personally. We see this as a value-added service helping you to find useful products or services.

Finally, we may use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, together with non-personal data to monitor customer patterns so we can consistently improve our site design to better meet our visitors' needs.


This Website uses cookies to collect information about you. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or other device by this Website that collect certain personal data about you. Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. This enables us to tailor our service offering (including the Website) to provide you with products and services that are more relevant to your individual tastes.  You may change your website browser settings to reject cookies, although please note that if you do this it may impair the functionality of this Website.

Security of your personal data

As the Internet is not a secure medium of communication, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which either you or any other party transfers to us via the Internet. Any e-mails which we send to you and any e-mails which you send to us or to which we reply may be intercepted at any time by a third party as such communications will not be encrypted. Any such e-mail will be deemed, therefore to be non-confidential, and the senders or recipients of any such e-mail by their use of this site accept that those e-mails may be intercepted by other parties. If you are concerned about interception of personal data about you by third parties, you should reconsider whether you wish to communicate with us by e-mail. Afghon Online Shopping is not and will not be responsible for any damages you or any other party may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such information 

Spoof/false e-mails

We will never ask you to confirm any account or credit card details via email. If you receive an email claiming to be from marksandspencer.com asking you to do so, please ignore it and do not respond.

Third party sites

This Website contains links to other websites operated by third parties. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the personal data that we collect through this Website and we cannot be responsible for personal data that third parties may collect, store and use through their website. You should always read the privacy policy of each website you visit carefully.

How to Access your Information

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to receive a copy of the personal information, which we hold about you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10, which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested. We will be happy to comply with your request, although to safeguard your privacy we will only supply you with the information to which you are entitled, once you have supplied to us such information as would reasonably be required by us to satisfy ourselves as to your identity. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us at info@afghanonlineshopping.com

Updates to this policy

This privacy policy was last updated in October 2012. Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this privacy policy.

Contact us

If you have any queries, concerns or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us as info@afghanonlineshopping.com