On request, PriceHUBS will inform you in writing about any personal data relating to your person that has been saved by PriceHUBS. Your legal rights to amend, block or delete this data will be upheld. You may at any time withdraw consent for your personal data being saved with future effect without incurring any additional costs other than those incurred by sending us this withdrawal of consent. Notification in written form sent to privacy@PriceHUBS.co.uk or the postal address mentioned above is sufficient to effect this withdrawal of consent.
When you visit PriceHUBS's websites, no personal data is collected or used except in the cases outlined below. By using our websites, you confirm that you are of legal age and capacity to contract.
PriceHUBS collects personal data when you submit a user review or rating for a product, service or retailer (hereinafter also referred to as “online shop”). In such a case, PriceHUBS collects the data entered on the review form, as well as your IP address (as far as this is considered personal data). Data is published on the websites only if it is entered in form fields marked for this purpose. When an online shop review is entered, the customer or order number will be shared with the online shop. If you do not wish the online shop to receive this information, then you cannot submit an online shop review.
PriceHUBS also collects personal data when you, as a customer, submit a purchasing contract for certain products or services listed on our websites without being redirected to the websites of the online shop (so-called buying function). This data is collected to initiate and process the contract and to create an invoice for the product or service rendered on behalf of the online shop in question. PriceHUBS then sends this personal data to the respective shop, insofar as this is required to initiate and process the purchasing contract. If PriceHUBS and/or the online shop makes use of a third party for the purpose of processing or concluding this contract (e.g. for shipping purposes or payment handling), only the personal data that is required to process and complete the order shall be passed on to the third party.
Forms, Comparison Services and Payment for the Buying Function
Unless otherwise stated, PriceHUBS itself collects data you enter into contact forms. PriceHUBS makes it clear that under certain circumstances, data is transferred over an unsecured Internet connection and could be accessed or corrupted by unauthorised third parties. Please be aware that any information you make public (e.g. in forums or as comments), could be collected and used by others. The contents of any contributions you make (in particular your comments and forum contributions) remain accessible even if they are anonymous or pseudonymous as a result of the removal of the user name.
The PriceHUBS Log-In provides you with a centralised location where you can access all of PriceHUBS's services. Registration for PriceHUBS Log-In always requires you to enter a valid email address and password. Should you use your PriceHUBS Log-In profile to access other services provided, these may require you to enter additional personal information before they can be made available to you. In such cases, you will be informed of this requirement prior to accessing the service.
Price Alert, Newsletter and PriceHUBS Bargains Mail (hereinafter jointly referred to as “Mailings”)
Our Mailings inform you regularly via email about the current price trends and interesting offers from PriceHUBS's product and service comparison. Registration is voluntary. By registering, you agree to the processing of the data you entered for the purpose of receiving emails. In addition, you permit PriceHUBS to collect and process data about your usage patterns (i.e., the opening and clicking of links in the email) for the purpose of optimising the contents and offers in the Mailings according to your needs. For example, if you click links on the subject x several times, but not on the subject y, then in future Newsletters you will receive more links on the subject x. You can withdraw permission at any time without explanation effective thereafter by sending an email to unsubscribe@PriceHUBS.co.uk.
Cookies and IP Addresses (without personal references)
A cookie is a small text file that collects information about the use of a website. These cookies do not contain any personal data, cannot be identified as any specific person, and as long as not otherwise stated, are automatically deleted within two years. This data is not merged with any other data sources.
In order to satisfy the legal requirement for documentation of your consent to receiving emails from us, PriceHUBS saves the IP address used when you register for our services.
PriceHUBS uses Optimizely, a web analysis service provided by Optimizely Inc., 631 Howard Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Optimizely”) based on cookie technology. The information gathered by the cookies about your website use will normally be transferred and saved to an Optimizely server located in the USA. Your IP address will be truncated by Optimizely beforehand within EU member states or other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to an Optimizely server located in the USA and truncated there. Optimizely is commissioned by PriceHUBS to use the information to analyse usage of the website and to create reports about website activity.
The IP addresses collected by Optimizely via your browser will not be merged with any other data from Optimizely. You can deactivate tracking by Optimizely at any time (thereby also disabling the capture of data by Optimizely via cookies on your use of the website – in addition to your IP address – and thus the processing of this data by Optimizely) by following the instructions at https://www.optimizely.com/opt_out.
As far as Google AdSense, an ad service provider by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google") places ads on the websites (text links, banners, etc.), your browser may save a Google or third-party cookie. The information saved on the cookie can be recorded, collected and analysed by Google or other third parties. Furthermore, to collect information about web browsing activities Google AdSense uses so-called "WebBeacons" (transparent image files), that enables tracking, transferring, collecting and recording of users' navigation through websites. The tracking information generated through the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of the websites is transferred to a server owned by Google in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your user patterns relating to the AdSense ads. Google may also transfer this data to third parties where required to do so by law or insofar as third parties have been commissioned by Google to process this data. Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data that they hold. Further information and the option of opting-out of this advertising is available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/anonymous?hl=en.
Further information is available at: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html (general information on Google Analytics and privacy protection).
Google Conversion Tracking
Google Tag Management
PriceHUBS uses the Google Tag Management with which tracking pixels from third party providers that are named here are loaded onto the websites. This is carried out anonymously with pseudonyms as described above and below. The information gathered is impersonal and can be used by PriceHUBS and its partners.
The tag manager tool itself (which deploys the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personally identifiable information. The tool instructs other tags to fire, and these other tags may collect data. This data is not accessed by Google Tag Manager. If users have opted-out at the domain or cookie levels, they will stay opted-out for all of the tracking tags deployed using Google Tag Manager.
Further information can be found here: https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/faq and https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/
Google Remarketing for Interest-based Advertising
By means of Google's remarketing technology, users who have visited PriceHUBS's websites will see interest-based advertising on websites within the Google Partner Network. Cookies can be used to analyse the interests of users who visit the websites and display relevant product advertising to these users.
Where users have chosen to enable Google to associate their web and app browsing history with their Google account, and to use information from their Google account to personalize ads, Google will use data from its signed-in users together with PriceHUBS’s Google Analytics data to build audience lists for cross-device remarketing. In order to support this feature, two things will happen: First, for users on PriceHUBS’s website, Google Analytics will collect Google-authenticated identifiers associated with users’ Google Accounts (and therefore, personal information). Second, Google Analytics will temporarily join these identifiers to PriceHUBS's Google Analytics data in order to support audiences.
To find out more information or to opt out of this advertising system, please visit http://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/anonymous?hl=en (Link “Ads Settings”, then “Off”).
Twitter Remarketing (Connecting with PriceHUBS Users)
This website uses the remarketing function provided by Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). This enables PriceHUBS to connect with users on Twitter via tailored advertising. For this purpose, Twitter uses so-called “Tags”. A Tag is used to record visits to the website and collect data relating to the use of the website. When a user visits a website that contains a Tag, Twitter sets a cookie in the user's browser. The unique ID of the cookie is recorded and placed in the target group for remarketing on Twitter.
Twitter users can opt out of this function by visiting https://support.twitter.com/articles/20171528.
Twitter Conversion Tracking
PriceHUBS uses Twitter's advertising programme “TwitterAds” and, by extension, Conversion Tracking. When Twitter users click on an PriceHUBS advert located on Twitter, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, contain no personal data and cannot be used for personal identification. Advertising customers receive a report from Twitter specifying how many users have seen or clicked on an advert, but this report contains no information relating to who has seen and/or clicked on an advert. These reports contain solely condensed, publicly available or non-personal data. No possibility exists to track cookies via the websites of TwitterAds customers.
Twitter users can opt out of this function by visiting https://support.twitter.com/articles/20171528.
PriceHUBS uses the analysis software “Hotjar”, provided by Hotjar Ltd, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, in order to measure and evaluate user behaviour (mouse movements, clicks, scrolling etc) on the websites. For this purpose, Hotjar sets cookies on the user's mobile device or computer and can collect non-personal data (only with an anonymised IP address) such as browser information, operating system, session duration etc. More information is available at https://www.hotjar.com/privacy. You can opt out of this function at https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out.
In certain Internet pages, PriceHUBS publishes adverts from third parties that have been made available by Criteo SA, 32 Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris, France. The purpose of these adverts is to provide our users with more content that is relevant to that which the respective users have recently viewed. The adverts displayed will be controlled and provided exclusively by Criteo both in terms of content and on a technical level. If the user has not opted out of this service (see below), the selection of adverts displayed is based on the content that the user is viewing at the time or has viewed recently on the relevant websites. Criteo states that it will only collect anonymous data.
In the same way, PriceHUBS uses Criteo to publish adverts on the websites of third parties and emails of third parties (https://emailprivacy.criteo.com/gb/index.html) in order to connect with former customers. The identity of the customer will remain unidentified with a pseudonym being used to recognise the former customer. This takes place on various devices by means of an encrypted (indecipherable) email address. Cookies are stored for 180 days. More information can be found here: https://support.criteo.com/hc/en-us/articles/202427141-Cross-Device-Implementation
Social Plugins (hereinafter referred to as "plugins") provided by the social networks Facebook and Google+ (hereinafter referred to as “networks”) are integrated. The operators of these services are Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”) and Google. On the individual webpages, the plugins are displayed in the form of buttons (hereinafter referred to as “the buttons”) with the corresponding network logo. For additional protection of your data the plugins only work after you move the mouse cursor over the button. The browser then establishes a direct connection to the server of the corresponding network and the plugin content is transferred directly via the network server and embeds it into the website. By embedding the plugins, networks are able to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of the website. If you are logged into the social network when using a plugin, then the network that made this button available will be able to assign the visit to this website to your social network account. If you interact with the plugins, by clicking a button or entering a comment for instance, then the corresponding information is transmitted via your browser directly to the respective network. If you are a member of one of these networks and do not wish this data to be processed by them, you must log out of the respective network before visiting the website with the plugins and delete all cookie that have been saved on your device. You may refer to the websites of the networks concerning questions as to the purpose and scope of data processing ( https://www.facebook.com/policy.php or https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/ ). Furthermore, those who have a user account with one of these networks can use the privacy settings available in the respective user account to protect privacy.
Facebook Target Group Selection
PriceHUBS uses the pixel “Website Custom Audiences” from Facebook in order to advertise on the social network site. If you visit the websites, the pixel can make a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. If you are a Facebook user and do not delete cookies prior to logging in to Facebook then Facebook can assign your visit to the websites to your Facebook user account. PriceHUBS can only select which groups of Facebook users (according to age, interests, etc.) are shown the PriceHUBS advertising. No data, such as the users' email addresses, encrypted or otherwise, shall be sent to Facebook. Further information on this topic can be found in Facebook's data policy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Please click here if you, as a Facebook user, do not wish this data to be collected via Custom Audiences: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
Facebook Performance Measurement
Once the Facebook Conversion Pixel has been activated by your browser, Facebook is able to recognise whether a Facebook advertisement was successful, i.e. resulted in a purchase. The data passed onto PriceHUBS by Facebook as a result of this pixel is entirely statistical and contains no personal reference to any specific person. This enables PriceHUBS to evaluate the success of its Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. If you are logged into Facebook, PriceHUBS will refer you to Facebook's data policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Please click here if you, as a Facebook user, do not consent to this use of the Conversion Pixel: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
Updated August 2017
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