For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1988 (the Act), the data controller is uSwitch Ltd.
uSwitch is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. uSwitch may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. We may also ask for information when you report a problem with our site or service. Data collected in this way includes name, address, email address and IP address. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Details of your visits to our site including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping. Third party service providers: we may employ other parties and services such as marketing services, and customer service. To improve our products and services. To provide you with information that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information by electronic means about goods or services which may be of interest to you if you have consented to this.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. 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.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This 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. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We may disclose your information to third parties who will undertake processing of your personal data on our behalf for any of the purposes described above. We may share your personal data with our licensees who license this uSwitch product.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our holding company and it subsidiaries. We may disclose your personal information 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. We may disclose your personal information if we are under a duty to disclose or share this in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property, or safety of uSwitch Limited, our customers or others.
Our website contains links to other websites of interest including third party providers of mobile phone products and services. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us.
You may request access to personal information that we hold about you under the Act. Any access request may be subject to a £10 fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold on you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.