This page contains the privacy information for CompareMyMobile.com.
- We may collect different types of personal information about you when you use our website and services including your name, email address and postcode
- We will also collect information about how you use our website
- The section How we use your information details all the ways we use your personal information, which includes:
- To improve our services and to conduct research
- To process an order you place through our website
- To tell you about our other products and special offers
- We will share your information with other companies in our group, mobile device recyclers and as required by law
- Some of your personal information will be stored outside Europe
- You can ask us any questions about your personal information at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CompareMyMobile.com (the "website") is owned by Townside Limited ("we", "us", "our", or "CMM").
Our registered address is:
High Holborn House
52-54 High Holborn
London WC1V 6RL
Our company number is 06899137
CMM is part of the Decision Tech group (our “group”) which also includes the brands broadbandchoices.co.uk, mobilephonechecker.co.uk and sellmymobile.com which have their own privacy policies. You can follow this link to find out more about our group.
We take your privacy and the security of your personal information very seriously. We comply with the data protection laws and we are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (Registration No. Z2825417).
The information we collect and how we collect it
When you use our website or any of our other services we may collect personal information about you. The type of personal information we collect will vary depending on the services you are using.
In many instances, we ask for your consent to process this information (for example, when you register to receive our email newsletters) and in other instances the legal basis under which we collect and use your personal information is that it is necessary for our legitimate business interests (for example, for monitoring and improving our services or to make sure that our marketing communications are relevant to you). You can find out more about the legal basis under which we collect and use your personal information here.
You have a right to object to this processing and the section How to get your information corrected or request we stop using it explains how you can do this.
We may collect:
- your email address, name, address and bank account details to process an order to recycle your mobile device;
- your phone number if you call a supplier’s call centre to place an order;
- your email address if you register to receive our email newsletters;
- your name, address, email address and other personal information if you enter a prize draw or competition;
- your name, email address, phone number and other personal information if you apply for a reward or special offer;
- your name, phone number and other personal information if you call our customer services team;
- your email address and any other personal information that you provide if you use our LiveChat help desk service; and
Where we collect your personal information to help you place an order with a recycler, we act as a data processor (that is, we are collecting the information and passing it to the recycler in accordance with their requirements).
In all other instances where we collect your personal information, we act as a data controller.
The next section explains how we use your personal information.
How we use your information
- To improve our services - We may use your personal information to help us understand how people are using our website and services so that we may improve them. Additionally, if you have provided your consent for us to do so, we may contact you by email, online, or via the phone to ask you for feedback on your experience of using our website and services. We keep this information for a maximum of 3 years
- To carry out research and analysis - We may use your personal information to perform research and analysis to help us better understand the mobile recycling market. We keep this information for a maximum of 3 years
- To fulfil an order you have placed - If you place an order with a recycler to recycle your mobile device through our website, we will collect your personal information and provide this to the recycler so they can process your order. We will also use your personal information to track the progress of the order you have placed. We keep your bank account details for 48 hours after you have placed your order. We keep other personal information for a maximum of 12 months
- To fulfil a prize draw or competition entry - If you enter one of our prize draws or competitions, we will use your personal information to notify you if you win. We may republish your name and town of residence if you win but we will not disclose your email address or any level of personal information that would enable any third party to contact or identify you (for example a full name and full area of residence). We keep this information for a maximum of 12 months
- To fulfil a reward or special offer - If you place an order that qualifies for a reward or special offer, we will use your personal information to allow you to redeem that specific reward or special offer. We keep this information for a maximum of 12 months
- To help you with a customer services enquiry - If you contact our customer services team, we will use your personal information to communicate with you and help sort out your enquiry. We keep this information for a maximum of 12 months
- To help you with a LiveChat enquiry - If you use our LiveChat online helpdesk tool, we will use your personal information to communicate with you and help sort out your enquiry. We keep this information for a maximum of 3 years
- To tell you about our products and any special offers that may be of interest - When you provide us with your personal information we may ask your consent to use it to send you additional information on other products and special offers from our group that may be of interest. Unless you tell us otherwise, you are agreeing that we can use it for these purposes. We keep this information for a maximum of 3 years We may obtain additional personal information from other companies to enable us to improve the relevance of our communications to you. You can easily unsubscribe from our emails or change your preferences at any time. Please see the “How to change your preferences” section, below.
Who we share your information with
When you use our website and services you are consenting to us sharing your information for the following purposes:
- Email communications – we use a company called The Rocket Science Group to help us manage our email communications. If you provide us with your personal information to send you additional information on other products and special offers, we may share this information with The Rocket Science Group solely to provide this service. They will not share this information with any other company or use it for any other purpose.
- Customer services - we use a company called Zendesk to help us manage customer services enquiries. If you provide us with your personal information when making an enquiry, we may share this information with Zendesk solely to provide this service. They will not share this information with any other company or use it for any other purpose.
- Other members of our group – we may share your personal information with other companies within our group, if you have given your consent for us to do so. For example, if you have recycled your old handset we may send you information on deals for new mobile phones or new mobile contracts or how to save money by buying a refurbished handset. Please read their privacy notices to understand how they may use your personal information: broadbandchoices.co.uk and mobilephonechecker.co.uk.
We may use other companies to help provide or maintain different parts of our website and service and in doing so they may process your personal information such as our help desk and LiveChat platform. In these instances, we are the data controller and the other companies must comply with our strict privacy requirements.
We link to other companies’ websites from our website. We try to only include quality, safe and relevant links but we cannot guarantee or verify the content of any externally linked website. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they should have their own privacy policies and we have not endorsed or approved those policies. We cannot be held responsible (and do not accept any responsibility or liability) for the uses to which any other company puts your personal information once you have left our website.
Where permitted by law, we may also disclose your personal information:
- if we sell the group or any company or part of the group;
- to comply with any legal obligation, or to enforce or apply our rights and other agreements; and
- to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our group; our customers, or others.
We may also exchange your personal information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Where we transfer your information
Some of the personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Union (EU). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EU who work for us or for one of our suppliers.
By submitting your personal information to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
How we keep your information safe
Keeping your personal information secure is very important to us. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security measures to protect it. Our website is secured by RapidSSL and we use a secure protocol (https://) to encrypt your information between your computer’s browser and our website. We protect our network with the latest firewall technology and we securely store personal information and encrypt your bank account details. We restrict the number of our staff that have access to any personal information and we have secure backup systems to ensure that any personal information cannot be lost or deleted. We train all our staff so that they understand the importance of keeping our customers’ personal information secure.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone and to choose a strong password (which should contain a mixture of letters and numbers).
Please bear in mind that no information sent over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you send to our website and it is sent at your own risk.
How to change your preferences:
Our group will only send you emails or marketing communications if you have agreed to this but you can ask us to stop at any time.
If you no longer wish to be contacted by us, then you can let us know by emailing our customer services team (email@example.com.) or by writing to us at the address below.
All group marketing emails have a clear unsubscribe link and if you click it then we will automatically unsubscribe you and you will not receive any further marketing emails.
In addition, all group marketing emails have a clear preferences link and if you click it then you can update your marketing preferences and your personal details.
How to get your information corrected or request we stop using it
If you have any concerns about the accuracy of your personal information then you can contact us in writing by post or email (details below) and we will correct it.
If you want us to stop using your personal information then please contact us in writing by post or email (details below) explaining why you object to its use and what you want us to do. We will then respond appropriately to your request.
Please note that if you do not provide us with your personal information or object to us using it then this may prevent us from fulfilling certain requests (for example we cannot help you with certain enquiries without your contact details and we cannot fulfil a request to recycle your mobile device without your contact details).
How to find out what information we hold
You have the right to get a copy of the information we hold about you. This is known as a subject access request.
If you wish to make a subject access request then please contact us in writing by post or email (details below). You must provide your full name, address and a contact telephone number.
If we hold information about you we will:
- give you a description of it;
- tell you the legal basis for us holding it;
- tell you what we are using it for;
- tell you who it could be disclosed to;
- tell you how long we keep it; and
- let you have a printed copy of the information or, if you prefer, provide it to you in a commonly used electronic format.
We will do this free of charge and we will respond to you within one month or your request.
If you identify any inaccuracies in the information we send you then we will correct it.
How to contact us or make a complaint
The Data Protection Officer
High Holborn House
52-54 High Holborn
London WC1V 6RL
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned about the way we may be handling your personal information, then you can raise your concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office.