Collecting information about you
This policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.
This policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use our websites or get in contact with us. If you have any questions please call our customer services and we will be happy to help.
What information do we collect about you?
We, or companies who work for us, collect information about you when you register with us, place an order for our products and services, sign up to one of our newsletters or get involved in our campaigns or our blogs. We also collect information when you complete our surveys, provide feedback or reviews, send us enquiries or enter our competitions. This may cover anything from your contact and delivery details to payment information or your responses to questionnaires we’ve sent you and feedback you’ve provided.
We also collect information about your use of our websites, and how you arrived at our website in the first place. This can include what links or adverts of ours you\’ve viewed or clicked on to reach us, or any search terms you’ve used. We can also see which pages of our website have been viewed by you and for how long. All this information helps us tell what content is popular with our customers so we can prioritise it.
How will we use this information about you?
We collect information about you to process your order, manage your account and, if you agree, to let you know about our products or services that we think may be of interest to you. If you use Driving Technology’s other sites, we may email you if there is a problem with one of your remarks.
We also use this information to decide what content you’re interested in, measure the success of our marketing campaigns and to better understand our customers.
When you first become a member with us we will send you a confirmation/welcome email, detailing your new account details, and how best to utilise your membership.
One of your membership benefits will be our consumer email newsletters. However, if you decide you would rather not receive these, there is always an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the top of the emails. Alternatively, you can contact us and we will be happy to take you off our distribution list.
We also offer the option of signing up to receive our ‘interest’ emails. These are available for members and visitors to our websites and are sent on a fortnightly basis. Again, if you decide you no longer wish to receive these, the unsubscribe option is available.
Please visit the ‘My Driving Technology’ section on your email newsletters which will take you to your preference centre. Here you can change your preferences so you can control the type of ‘interest’ emails that you receive.
Will you pass my information on to other companies?
We do use other companies to process your data on our behalf, to ensure that we can fulfil all our obligations to you. We only choose those companies who prioritise the protection of personal data and who pass the strict organisational and technical security standards that we set. These companies include those who do the mail-outs of our magazines or those who help us host our websites.
The only other times we will pass your details to anyone else would be where we have to for fraud or other legal purposes.
We do not pass your details (email, address, telephone, IP address, cookie details etc.) to any third parties for marketing purposes.
How long will we keep this information about you?
We will only keep information about you for as long as we need to. We make sure that any companies which process your data on our behalf do the same. We have an internal retention policy where there are varying retention periods for different categories of information depending on our legal obligations and whether there is a commercial need, such as answering member account queries.
After a retention period has elapsed, the data is deleted.
We would like to send you information about our products and services which we think may be of interest to you. If you have consented, then this may include emails. Please note that there is always an unsubscribe link in our emails which will take you off our distribution list, or you can contact us at any time.
Access to your information and correction
If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information we hold about you, please write to us at our business address.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please always let us know if you think it is not.
What if I’m aged 16 or under?
If this applies to you, please get your parent’s / guardian’s permission before you supply us with any personal information. Without this consent, please do not provide us with any personal information.
How to contact us
If you would like further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you, please contact us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR by writing to us at our business address
214 Whitby Road Ruislip Middlesex