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Important Legal Information.
You must be aged 13 or over to purchase any of the items on this website and if you are under 13 we will need parental or guardian written consent for the purchases. The bladed items and replica firearms require that you are over 18 to purchase. The flintlocks and replicas on this website cannot, and are not made to fire. They are designed for display purposes only and are constructed from a material unsuitable for use in a firearm. These items are sold for decorative use only. Please be aware that whilst it is not against the law to own a knife - sword etc, it is an offence to carry one in public without good reason. Remember, offences with replica weapons carry the same penalties as with real weapons. For further information regarding UK law please refer to : Offensive Weapons Act 1959, Offensive Weapons Act 1996. Details can be obtained from HMSO or viewed at www.hmso.gov.uk. Southern Swords assumes no responsibility from either intentional or accidental misuse of any items.



UK SWORD BAN
Under UK law it is illegal to sell any curved swords with a blade over 50cm unless they are -
Hand forged in a traditional method,
Is an antique over 100 years old,
Is a samurai sword made prior to 1954.

Any swords that do not fall into these 3 general expemtions may only be sold to those who have a specific reason for owning the sword. These reasons must be varifiable on request and are as follows -
A Member of a martial arts club or historic re-enactment society that holds 3rd party liability insurance.
A registered theatrical events company or film / tv production company.
A Historic re-enactment event that holds 3rd party liability insurance.
A Religious ceremony.



Terms And Conditions

Age Verification.
You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase any weapon from our site. Credit/debit cards can be issued to persons under the age of 18 therefore we may make background checks to verify age and we can usually do this without the need to contact the customer.
Please remember that falsifying your age is a serious offence. 


Privacy Policy.
This privacy policy sets out how Southern Swords Ltd (Hoppersgiftware) uses and protects any information that you give Southern Swords Ltd (Hoppersgiftware.co.uk) when you use this website. Southern Swords Ltd (Hoppersgiftware.co.uk) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Southern Swords Ltd (Hoppersgiftware.co.uk) may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

Name
IP Address
Contact information including email address
Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

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, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We may disclose contact and address details with 3rd party couriers for the sole purpose of delivery of goods.
Security
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.

How we use cookies
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.

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.

Controlling your personal information
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 writing to or emailing us at sales@southernswords.co.uk
If at any point you wish for your information to be removed from our system you can contact us at sales@southernswords.co.uk and we will remove any stored information within 30 days.
We do not store any credit/debit card details nor do we share any information with any third parties beyond couriers for goods delivery. 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 may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 3 Shepherds Lane, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Bucks, England, HP15 7AR.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


Cookies.

In addition, like most other e-commerce websites, our site uses "cookies". These are small files placed in your browser to keep track of your time spent on our site. The text in a cookie, by itself, only tells us that you have visited our site before. A cookie generated by our site contains no information about you and does not gather information from your computer about you. It contains only an alphanumeric ID that, for example, allows you to retrieve your shopping trolley. In this way, the cookie lets you continue shopping where you left off on your last visit, rather than requiring you to start again from scratch.


Disclaimer.
Neither Southern Swords, its owners or suppliers accept any responsibility for loss, damage or injury resulting from the use of any product sold. Use is at customers risk. Liability is limited solely to replacement of faulty merchandise. Knowledge of and adherence to local laws and/or statutes is the responsibility of the consumer. Payment for an order constitutes implied agreement with and adherence to these terms.