Quotator Limited (“Quotator”) is committed to maintaining your privacy and we have set out below (together with our T&C’s) how we go about doing this. This policy covers Quotator's use of personal information that Quotator collects when you use www.quotator.co.uk (the “Site”), when you contact us, sign up to our newsletters, take part in any or our surveys, register as a user on the Site, use our email or social media services or PR services (together the “Services”). The policy also contains information about cookies. The following policy is intended to protect your privacy and ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 the data controller is Quotator Limited ("Quotator", "we" or "our"). We are a company registered in England and Wales with the company registration number 8275304. Our registered office address is Unit 3, 21 Central Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HU. We are registered with the ICO as a data controller with registration number ZA025748.
What we may collect
You may be asked to submit personal information about yourself, for example:
Name and company name;
Contact information (including email address and telephone number);
Demographic information (such as post code and address);
Copies of correspondence you send to us or via our Site
Details of transactions you have conducted via our Site
(however we do not see your payment card details)
We might also collect
Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data
Information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
We have a legal obligation towards you in the way we use that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain to you how we will use it and tell you if we want or pass the information on to anyone else. When using your personal information Quotator will act in accordance with all current legislation from time to time in place.
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:
To carry out our obligations arising from your request for us to provide Services to you;
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service, when you choose to do so;
Internal record keeping;
To improve our Services;
To periodically send promotional emails about new Services, special offers, changes to the Site or Services or other information which we think you may find interesting (unless you tell us you do not wish to receive such emails);
To send you information that you’ve requested and remind you about forthcoming dates that you might want to promote;
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by post, phone, fax or email;
We may use the information to customise the Site according to your interests.
Where will we store the data
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 us via the 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 unauthorised access.
Do we pass on your personal details to third parties?
As part of our Services, you recognise and are therefore agreeing that, in order to gain publicity, we will have to pass on some of your details to relevant press, bloggers and influencers who might reproduce this in the public domain.
We will only pass on your details to third parties who may contact you for marketing purposes by post, phone, fax or email, or research agencies with your prior approval.
We may be under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or to protect the rights, property or safety of Quotator, its clients or others. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Access to your personal information
You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that Quotator holds about you and have any inaccuracies corrected. We reserve the right to make a nominal charge for such for information requests. Any such requests should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information.
Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you and provide you with password security.
We also recommend that you are vigilant with your password for the site and ensure that it comprises of both letters and numbers.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
What are 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. For further information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
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 and to remember you when you return to our Site. We also use Google Analytics. These help 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.
However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on our 'How to Manage Cookies' page.
If you decline certain cookies we may not be able to provide our full Services to you.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. 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 can update your personal information on the ‘Details' section once you have logged in to Quotator.
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 Site, 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. You will be able to do this on registering and on the ‘Details’ section of the Site;
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 email@example.com, or clicking on the unsubscribe link at the footer of the email.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.
Any personal information we request from you will be safeguarded under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Dated: 1st January 2015