If you subscribe to receive newsletters, special offers, etc or register for an account on our website in order to order goods, you will need to provide us with your full name, email address and postcode. These details should equal those of your credit or debit card for security reasons.
If you contact our Customer Services team, we will need your name and contact information as well as full details of your query.
Sometimes we obtain additional information about you from third parties. At present, we receive information from the following reputable suppliers: Skimlinks, Eyeota, Quantcast and Nielsen.
The data these companies might hold about you is collected from publicly available records, such as the electoral roll, or from other sources where you have agreed for your information to be shared with third parties.
We may check our database of registered users against the information they hold on their systems to see if there are any matched individuals. If there is a match, we can collect and store some of this additional information (which may include statements about your lifestyle and interests) in our database and use it to further enhance our understanding of the types of products and services you might be interested in.
We may also match your cookie data with this third party data, and aggregate this data into interest-based segments or profiles which we use to develop our products, or serve you more relevant advertising. Sometimes we share these segments with other publishers so they can show you advertising on their websites. We can also pool these segments with those from other publishers so that advertisements can be shown across multiple websites to readers whilst limiting the number of times you see the ads.
We can also access information from social media activity such as when you ‘like’ the website, share content or follow us on Twitter. When you sign in to the website using social media you grant permission to the social network to share some of your details with us. Depending on the network this will include basic account information such as name, email address, date of birth and any other details you choose to share according to your particular social media account settings.
We may also collect information about third party products and services which you purchase after visiting the Website. For example, when you use a voucher code or click on a link to an advertiser’s site.
What do we use this data for?
* Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the website and have already logged in).
* Personalising the advertising you see on the website so that it is more relevant to you. For more information on how we use your cookie data please see our Cookie Notice.
We are committed to protecting our users’ personal data. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to help protect the security of your personal data; however, please note that no system is ever completely secure. We have implemented various policies including pseudonymisation, encryption, access, and retention policies to guard against unauthorised access and unnecessary retention of personal data in our systems.
Your password protects your user account, so we encourage you to use a unique and strong password, limit access to your computer and browser, and log out after having used our Service.