Privacy Policy & Cookies

In this day and age, more and more information is being uploaded and shared across the web. For you to be confident of using our services we want you to trust that not only are we providing you with the best deal.

Bought By Many Limited (“we”) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. When we ask you to provide certain information or obtain certain information by which you can be identified, rest assured that your information will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

By visiting boughtbymany.com you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This Privacy Policy is effective from 29/09/15.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“The Act”), the data controller is Bought By Many Limited. Our nominated representative for the purposes of the Act is Guy Farley.

What we collect

We may collect and process information that you give us, information that we record automatically, information from your social networking accounts, information from insurance companies and information we receive from other sources, which may include, but shall not be limited to any of the following information:

  • Name and Surname;
  • Date of birth;
  • Email address;
  • Phone number;
  • Home address;
  • Information you submit to the insurer to obtain a quote or purchase an insurance policy;
  • Any adjustments made to your insurance policy during the policy term;
  • Financial and credit card information;
  • LinkedIn™, Facebook™ or Twitter™ profile information;
  • Other information related to insurance policies you are interested in or already have;
  • Any relevant renewal dates;
  • Website navigational information.

If you wish to find out in more detail what information we record about you automatically or how we obtain information from your social networking account, please have a look at our FAQ section, which sets this out in more detail.

What we do with this information

We require this information to better understand your needs and provide you with a better service and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping;
  • We may use this information to improve our products, services and offers;
  • We may occasionally send promotional emails about new products or group buys which we think you may be interested in;
  • We may use this information to customise the Website according to your interests;
  • Analysing this information; and
  • Improve how insurers view our members.

Security

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. You should note that in using the boughtbymany.com (“Website”) and our related services, your information will travel through third party infrastructures that are not under our control.

The data we collect from you maybe transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff outside the EEA who work for us or one of our partners. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Our website is hosted on a cloud services provided by Compose.io and Heroku, which are both hosted on Amazon Web Services. Any information provided to us will be available to our application and to these providers.

We use high level encryption software to prevent access to your personal information. Unfortunately, the internet is never a completely secure environment and we cannot guarantee that hackers or unauthorised personnel will not gain access to your personal information despite our best efforts.

We cannot protect, nor does this Privacy Policy apply to, any information that you transmit to other users of the Website. You should never transmit personal or identifying information to other users.

Cookies

Like most websites, we use cookies and weblog files to track site usage and trends. A cookie is a small data file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to a device when a user accesses a certain websites. You can remove or block cookies using settings in your internet browser, but in some cases doing so may impact your ability to use our website. For more information about cookies you can visit All About Cookies.

The only cookies we use are ‘analytical cookies’. They allow us to count the number of visitors and identify which pages are being viewed or used with the sole purpose of analysing data about webpage traffic and to improve our website in order to tailor it to our customers needs. We do not store unencrypted personally identifiable information in the cookies.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool collects standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for this Website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither ourselves nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

Sharing information with third parties

We take your privacy, and our relationship with you, very seriously, and we do not share your personally identifiable information to third parties, other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may share your personal information or findings from analysing your personal information with selected third parties including, but not limited to insurance companies. For more information on when we would share information with third parties, please refer to our FAQ section under “How we use this information” which illustrates how we use your information to work for you.

Content distributed through our Website sharing features and/or third party integrations may result in your personal identifiable information being available on external websites. By your direct initiation of these features you are consenting to the use the sharing of this information.

Communications to non-users

Any communications initiated as a user of our Website (for example: An invitation to a non-user through your social media contacts) will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your contacts but will not list personally identifiable information of those you are directly connected with.

We will never communicate directly with your contacts until they have registered as a user through direct access to our Website or by your invitation.

Links to other websites

Our Website may contain links to the websites of our Insurnace Partners. Once you use these links to leave our Website, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites. We therefore cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and sites not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look at each websites privacy policy.

Controlling your information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under The Act. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us using the Contact Us page.

If you believe any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct or remove any information found to be incorrect.

You have the right to close your account and request that your personal information be removed from our website. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information and may delete any or all of your account information without liability.

Please be aware that if you request a change of details and or account closure, we may retain residual information about you in our backup and/or archival copies of our database. In addition our database may still contain information linked to you and other users (for example: your details as introducer for another user that registered to our site as a result of your invitation).

Thank you for visiting our website.

© 2015 Bought By Many Limited. Version 2 (Sept 2015)

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