Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you give to us
We will use this information to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. On the basis of legitimate interest we will use this information to: provide you with the information, products, and services that you request from us; to provide you with information about other products and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about; to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale/letting or negotiations of a sale/letting to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means and only if you have first consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or wish to withdraw your consent to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information we collect about you
We will use this information: to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so; as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure; to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
Information we receive from other sources
We may combine this information with the information you give to us and the information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
Disclosure and recipients of your information
We may share your personal information where relevant and necessary with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
Automated profiling and data sharing
We may share your information with selected third parties including business partners, suppliers, and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you. Business partners who may purchase your information from us with your prior consent. Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience. Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our site. Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you or for the purpose of completing an anti-money laundering identity check, in accordance with our legal obligations.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
Personal data retention period
You have the following rights:
To be informed of how your personal data is being collected or processed by us.
To access your personal data collected and processed by us.
To request that any inaccurate personal data is rectified.
To request the erasure of personal data in certain circumstances, where the data is no longer required to be held by us under legal obligation, contractual obligation, legitimate interest, or other lawful bases.
To request the restriction of the processing of personal data in certain circumstances, where the data is no longer required to be processed by us under legal obligation, contractual obligation, legitimate interest, or another lawful basis.
To object to the processing of your data, in certain circumstances, where the data is no longer required to be processed by us under legal obligation, contractual obligation, legitimate interest, or another lawful basis. This is an absolute right if you wish to stop your data from being processed for direct marketing purposes.
To request portability of your personal data, in certain circumstances, where you originally provided the data to us and we have conducted automated processing of this information.
To be informed of any automated decision making and profiling conducted using your personal data and request human intervention or challenge an automated decision.
You also have the right to ask us to cease processing your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at email@example.com.
If you wish to exercise any of the other rights detailed above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will address your request within one calendar month. In the interest of protecting your personal data, we will first ask you for identification before we are able to process your request.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Should you feel unhappy with the way in which your data has been processed or believe that we may not have met the requirements of The GDPR or The Act, please do not hesitate to contact us in order that we may investigate this further. We will always try to resolve any complaint with you directly but you have the right to refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) should you wish. Further details can be found on the ICO’s website: ico.org.uk
We may obtain information about your general internet usage and target you with relevant advertising on 3rd party websites (remarketing) and Google Search (remarketing list search ads) by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalized service.