advise you about how we collect, use, and protect the Personally Identifiable Information (hereinafter
defined) that you provide to us through our website, your use of our website when you sign up to our
newsletter, purchase a product or service or take part in a competition. By visiting this website, you are
do not knowingly collect data relating to children. It is important that you read this privacy notice together
with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we
are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are
using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
Who we are
Our website address is: [https://homeimprovementlinks.co.uk]
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the
visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created
from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are
approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data
(EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images
on the website.
When you complete one of the contact forms on our site we may collect, use, store and transfer different
kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
- Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier,
marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
- Contact Data includes a billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone
- Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and
version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system
and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
- Profile Data includes any username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your
interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from
us and our third parties and your communication preference.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in
cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you
leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to
this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie
contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also
set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies
last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login
will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or
publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal
data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded
content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other
and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the
embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links
or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not
control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave
our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any
purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data
in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate
your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if
we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly
identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this
privacy notice. We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes
details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political
opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor
do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Who we share your data with
This website may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of
compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made
in this website. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or
sponsored content. The owner(s) of this website may be compensated to provide opinions on products,
services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this website receives
compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or
experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely
the authors. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should
be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. DoubleClick DART Cookie Google, as
to serve ads to users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of
URL: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html .
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can
recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation
queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they
provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time
(except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of
the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request
that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to
keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service
Your contact information
Name of DPO: [xfield_company-name] [location]
Email address: [xfield_email]
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the
UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( https://www.ico.org.uk ). We would, however,
appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in
the first instance.
How we protect your data
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being
accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit
access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a
business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are
subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal
data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to
What third parties we receive data from
Automated technologies or interactions . As you interact with our website, we may automatically
collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal
data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data
about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Third parties or publicly available
sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set
Technical Data from the following parties:
(a) analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU; (b) advertising networks based inside or
outside the EU; and (c) search information providers based inside or outside the EU. (d) Contact,
Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services based inside
or outside the EU (e) Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators based inside or
outside the EU (f) Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources such as Companies House
and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in, but not limited to, the following ways:
- To personalize your experience
- To improve our website
(a) Identification of Purchasers If you purchase one of our products or services, you authorize us to
use your name and identification information in advertising or promotions. We may use personal
information in an aggregate form (i.e., not individually attributable to you) for business analysis,
operational, marketing and other promotional purposes. You are also agreeing to receive information
about the product or service you purchased. This may include, but is not limited to, information about
product or service updates, new features, or information we believe you may find interesting.
These policies may be amended by us at any time and without notice but will be posted on this page.
You agree that your continued use of our websites, product or service after that date will constitute your
consent and acceptance of the amendment.