For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Which? Limited is the registered Data Controller. We are registered at the following address: 2 Marylebone Road, London NW1 4DF.
1. Your information
We, and the companies who work on our behalf, collect your information for the purpose of providing you with the products and services you purchase from us, for enhancing your online experience, and so we can better understand our customers and consumers in general. This includes the information you give us, the information we acquire from third parties and which is generated by you – including your use of this website and how you arrived at our website in the first place. We also record calls for monitoring and training purposes.
We, and the ad companies which work on our behalf may serve you adverts on other websites about things which you’ve shown an interest in on our own website. This is called retargeting advertising. You can find out more about this and how to control it here
We know that out customers would like to easily find the content on our website that they’re most interested in, so we may tailor parts of our website and our communications to things which you’ve shown a previous interest in. You can find out more about this and how to control it here.
We know that many of our customers like to communicate with their social networks while on our website – so we have the plugins and tools available to allow this. This means social network companies may collect information on you from this site. You can find out more about this here.
2. Your choices and legal rights
If you’ve previously indicated to us that you’d like to hear about the products and services of our group, or our campaigning work, we may contact you by post, telephone, email or SMS. You can change your preferences / unsubscribe at any time – or just send us an email. We’ll action your request as soon as we reasonably can.
You can ask us for a copy of your information or to correct the information we hold on you at any time. These aren’t your only legal rights – you can find out more about them on the Information Commissoner’s Office website. You can also control how some companies collect information about you when you use this site:
3. The security of your information
We have controls and processes to minimise the risk of a data breach occurring. In the event that a breach does occur, we will take appropriate steps to notify you if you are adversely affected and will try our best to minimise the impact.
4. Sharing your Information
We share your information with:
- Companies who work on our behalf
- Our company group
- Government, law enforcement agencies, the courts and regulatory bodies when legally permitted
- other specific companies where you have expressly consented
6. Keeping your information
We will only keep information about you for as long as we need to and we take steps to ensure that any companies that process your information on our behalf do the same.
8. Contact us
If you have a question, complaint or query with regards to how we use your information, please contact us and we will do our best to resolve it as soon as possible. If it’s a complaint concerning your data security and we have failed to deal with it to your satisfaction, you can log your complaint with Which?.
We take the quality of the service we provide seriously, and our calls are therefore recorded for monitoring and training purposes.