At bestfreestuff.co.uk, we’re committed to respecting every individual’s privacy who visits our website. We are very cautious about how we treat every bit of information provided to us by you. Our systems and processes are designed to protect your information, valuing your privacy to a great extent.
bestfreestuff.co.uk comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998, General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and the (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 which govern how it must handle personal information (Privacy Act).
WHY WE COLLECT YOUR DATA
Firstly, each day/week/month, we will send you a newsletter. Secondly, by providing your email address, you let us reach out to you with the latest deals, discounts, and right offers. We don’t charge for this service.
WHAT DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Any data that can help identify an individual is personal data. We may collect and process the following personal data:
- Identity data such as your first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender
- Contact data such as your phone number, postal address, and email address
- Technical data such as your IP address, browser name and version, browser extensions or plug-in, time zone, location, operating system, and device you used to access our website
- Usage Data such as information about how you use our website, products and services.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving our marketing messages, or third party websites, and your communication preferences.
We may also process Aggregated Data from your personal data. The purpose of Aggregated Data is to understand different aspects of our website. For example, a list of the most popular pages on our site and the amount of time spent on each page, based on aggregate data. This information helps us to understand which pages are most visited so that we can improve our website. Aggregated data is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. If we combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
We don’t collect Sensitive Data from our users. Sensitive Data may include information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership and details of sexual orientation or health. It may also include information about criminal convictions and offences.
Some circumstances require us to collect your certain information. Situations where we are bound to collect your data by law or contract between us – or when you’ve ordered something from us – failing to provide necessary information allow us to cancel the contract or order.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We collect your personal data through different ways including:
- When you visit our site, we may automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognised by our web server.
- We may also log other information about how you use our site, such as what pages are visited and when. This information is used only for statistical and other administrative purposes. It helps us to monitor the usage of our website so that we can continue to improve it for all users.
- Information you send us when you communicate with us or make a purchase
- If you contact us through the website or by email, we will collect the data you have given to us in order to reply with the information you need. We may also keep a record of that correspondence.
- If you place an order with us, we will collect personal data from you such as your name, address, telephone number and email address in order to process your order and keep a record of it.
- We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites that use our cookies.
- Third parties or publicly available sources – We may receive personal, identify, contact or technical data about you from various third parties and public sources.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Our use of your personal data is in accordance with the laws. The most common uses of your personal data are:
- Administer our website and business;
- Personalise our website for you;
- Enable your use of the services available on our website;
- Send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
- Send you marketing communications relating to our business by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
- Deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
- Enter a competition, survey, feedback provisioning form;
- Improving our services, website, marketing, customer relationships, and more by analysing data.
You can, at any time, withdraw consent to receive marketing messages from bestfreestuff.co.uk. You can use the Unsubscribe option in the newsletter to stop us from sending the newsletter.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may restrict us from collecting, using, or processing your data in the following ways:
- You may opt out from allowing us to collect or use your data for marketing purposes. Whenever you fill a form on the website, click the box that enables you to restrict us from using your data.
- You can reach out to us through email or contact us form on the website to withdraw consent from receiving marketing messages.
We’re committed to protecting your data. You can rest assured that we will not sell, publish, or lease your personal data to a third-party(s). However, if we consider something of your interest, we may send you promotional information about those third parties.
PURPOSES FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We’ll send you marketing messages if you have:
- Subscribed to the newsletter by giving us your email address; or
- If you gave us your details through a form and agreed to receive marketing messages about our specific service(s).
We will send regular updates within the following categories:
- Free Samples & Product Tests
- Paid Surveys
- Paid Trials
- Sale and Deals from Online Retailers
- Cashback offers
- Gaming including Bingo, Lottery and Betting
- Finance including Travel Money, Money Management, Saving Money Services, Insurance
- Utilities and broadband offers
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share information about you with the following types of third parties:
Third parties that perform services on our behalf, such as companies that provide marketing assistance, financial institutions, shipping companies, call centres, data processors, financial firms.
Other third parties in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including during the course of any due diligence process.
We may also be required to disclose your personal information to Her Majesty’s (HM ) Revenue & Customs, some authorities based in the United Kingdom.
We require these service providers to agree to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and allow them to use your personal information only to provide services for us.
EMAIL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
We use (mention your email marketing software name here) to send emails. Email tracking technologies enable us to see if and when you open the emails we send to you. We use the analytics recorded and provided by the tracking technology to understand whether or not the email communication is useful. We do not track all of your emails, only those that we send from our servers.
We use this information to improve our efforts on many fronts. You can opt-out of receiving our emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the footer of the emails.
We may transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the countries inside the European Economic Area (EEA).
THIRD PARTIES WITH WHOM WE MIGHT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Third parties with whom we might share your information are mentioned below. We do this on lawful grounds only.
- Google Analytics – Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TQ;
- Facebook – 10 Brock St, London NW1 3FG
- MailChimp – 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000 Atlanta, GA 30308 USA ;
- Twitter – 20 Air St, Soho, London W1B 5AG
We have implemented physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect. These safeguards include firewalls, secure socket layer (SSL) technology for secure transmission of your information from your computer to ours, and authentication procedures (e.g., passwords) to access certain parts of our Website.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its security.
However, we have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with regulations to protect personal information about you.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
The data retention period is determined on the basis of a few factors including the amount, nature, sensitivity, and potential risk of unauthorised use or access. We also consider the purposes for which we retain your data and whether or not those purposes can be achieved by other means.
Law requires us to keep basic information about our users or customers. The information include Contact details, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years. We are required to do this for tax purposes. In some circumstances, we might delete your data if you request it.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Data protection laws give you some legal rights pertaining to your personal data in our use. Some of the rights include:
- You can request access, correction, transfer, and erasure of data.
- You can object to processing of your data.
- You can request to restrict the processing of your data.
- You can withdraw consent you’ve given us to use your personal data.
You can reach out to us on our email address (email address here) to ask us to exercise these rights.
While we understand your legal rights and don’t charge any fee in execution of the above rights, we may charge a reasonable fee if your requests become excessive, repetitive, or completely unfounded. We require you to give us some specific information so we can be certain that someone isn’t posing to be you. We take your privacy seriously and expect you to provide us with some further information related to your request. We try to fulfil your request within 30 business days. However, complex or too many requests may take more than 30 days to be fulfilled. We keep you updated, though.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
We also use traffic log cookies to improve your overall experience on our website, and to personalise your experience as much as possible.
A cookie doesn’t give us any access to your computer or information stored on your computer. Whether or not you want us to store cookies is completely upon your discretion. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. However, some browsers allow websites to store cookies by default. You can change this default setting.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can let us know should there be any changes made to your personal information provided to us earlier. It’s important that your information is up to date and accurate. You can email us email@example.com or fill in our contact us form here: https://www.bestfreestuff.co.uk/contact-us/