to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that
you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to
understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is
Bizcompare, at 3rd Floor, 14 Hanover Street Mayfair London W1S 1YH United Kingdom.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP
address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report
information to our supplier partners and aggregated information to our advertising
partners. Such aggregated information is statistical data about our users' browsing
actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage
by using a cookie file that 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 site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
They enable us:
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to clarify your requirements, measure customer service and satisfaction and provide you with information about goods and services that may be of interest to you and they or we may contact you about these by post, telephone or facsimile or, subject to clauses 4.3 and 4.4 below, email or SMS. 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 that were the subject of a previous sale 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 only if you have previously consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data. We will disclose information about identifiable individuals to our supplier partners. We will not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertising partners but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help our advertising partners reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertising partners' wishes by displaying their advertisements to that target audience.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985. We may disclose your personal information to third parties: in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets;