Privacy Policy

General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR

This privacy policy covers the things you need to know about how we work with data.

About us: 

My Home Improvements, the trading name of My Sharers Limited is an independent online marketing affiliate. The purpose of this website is to generate leads on the behalf of home improvement companies and provide visitors with quotes for home improvement services. Before we start, let us just tell you that in our Privacy Policy, if we say “we” or “us”, we are referring to My Home Improvements, the trading name of My Sharers Limited. You should also view this page in conjunction with our Terms & Conditions. 

What information we collect:

If you use this website to request home improvement quotes, we ask you to supply us with some basic information via a contact form. This information is the very least that is necessary for us to carry out that task. The only personal information we ask for is: 
 
Name 
Phone number 
Email address 
Address & post code 
 
Our contact forms will collect your current IP address An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your device (computer) when you are online. 
 
Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. The currently assigned IP address can disclose the location of your device. 
 

Why we collect your data: 

The reason we collect this specific information is to be able to put you in touch with individuals or companies that provide home improvement services. 
 

Affiliated companies that may potentially receive your personal data:

The legal basis for data collection: 

Our position is that we have a “Legitimate Interest”. It is more than reasonable for you to expect to be contacted as a result of your website enquiry, having already voluntarily provided your contact details (as above) in order to request home improvement quotes. We do not, and will not in the future, collect sensitive data about individuals such as covered in Article 9 of GDPR (Race, Religion, Political beliefs etc). (http://www.privacy-regulation.eu/en/article-9-processing-of-special-categories-of-personal-data-GDPR.htm). You do not have to provide any data if you choose not to do so, it is a voluntary process. However, if no information is provided, then we will not be able to arrange for home improvement companies to get in touch with you to provide quotations for your proposed work. 
 

Definition of consent: 

This website relies on your consent to process your personal information – The GDPR definition of consent is given as: “Any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subjects’ wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her” Persons under the age of 18 If you are under the age of 18, do not send any personal data to us. We do not knowingly collect, process or share the Personal Data of children or minors. Non Personally Identifying data: Data which does not carry any personally identifying details can also be collected when you visit our website by things known as cookies – there is more about cookies further on in this privacy policy. 
 
We are required by law to hold your information for as long as is necessary to comply with our statutory and contractual obligations and in accordance with our legitimate interests as a data controller. Many persons want quotes for work that may take place several weeks or months in the future, and this is one of the first enquiries they make when gathering quotations. We need to retain the data to get in touch when they are ready to commence the work. It’s not always possible to get in touch immediately and we may have to make follow up calls. As a customer service improvement aid, some weeks after the initial quotations have been provided to you, we may want to get in touch again to ascertain how you rated our services and that of the leads supplied. We also need to keep in touch to manage the business relationship between ourselves whilst it exists. 
 

How do you have your details removed from our system? 

To opt out of any further email, phone or other direct communications send an email to our GDPR admin giving your name, email and contact number. Set the subject clearly as OPT OUT REQUEST or DATA REMOVAL REQUEST, please include the name of the website on which you submitted the data and when. We will then comply without any undue delay. Be advised that we may request some form of identity verification. 
 

How we use your personal data?

Once you submit your details using our website contact form, you will be contacted by telephone to confirm your request and “double check” your requirements. Alternatively, a follow up to your enquiry via email will be sent (if you provided a working e-mail address) if it is not possible to get in touch with you by phone. During the initial telephone conversation we will confirm the process that is going to follow. Alternatively, where we don’t have any companies covering the requested product or service in your area, your data may be disclosed and shared with an affiliate company that provides the same service as us in order to fulfil your enquiry requirements. 
 
The current affiliate companies are listed in this privacy policy below – along with links to their websites.
 
What this means to you is that you should be prepared for more than 1 call to discuss your requirements (plus the initial verification phone call).
 
Your details will be passed to direct installers who will contact you by telephone or email. 
 

What are your rights: 

You have a number of rights within the GDPR with regard to your personal information. The following are those which apply to the personal data that we collect:
INFORMATION: You have the right to be informed. In this case it means you are entitled to know what happens to your personal information.
ACCESS: You have the right to know what personal information we hold about you. 
RECTIFICATION: In the event that any information we have about you is incomplete or incorrect, you have the right to have it corrected or completed.
ERASURE: You have the right to have your data erased. If you request us to delete your data, we will comply and fully delete any personal information we hold about you without any undue delay. 
PROCESSING: Rather than requesting us to delete your information, you have the right to ask us to restrict (cease & desist) the processing of your data.
OBJECTION: You have the right to object. This means that you can raise an objection to our processing of your personal information if you don’t think it is in your best interests. Should you raise an objection, we will immediately cease & desist processing your information.
PORTABILITY: You have the right to portability, which means in the event you make a request under the GDPR for your personal data that we hold, then we will provide it to you.
BREACH NOTIFICATION: – if in the unlikely event there occurs a breach of security which is likely to result in a high risk to your rights as a data subject, we must inform you without undue delay.
COMPLAINT: You have the right to lodge any complaint with a supervisory or regulatory authority if you so desire. 
 

The List Owner (the Data Controller) 

The List Owner and Data Controller is My Sharers Limited of 124 City Road, London, England, EC1V 2NX (ICO – ZA423191) 
Email: info@myhomeimprovements.co.uk 
 

Other important things to be aware of: 

Sending your personal information over the Internet. Your information is held on servers hosted by our Internet Services Provider. Whilst they take every reasonable precaution to protect the data of their clients, the nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you send to us via the internet. As such, we cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of such personal information. Website HTTPS encryption. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and an HTTPS website are encrypted. 
 

Cookies: 

We use cookies such as Google Analytics and Facebook Pixels to monitor visitor behaviour & site usage. By browsing this website you accept that cookies are used to improve our user experience. 
 
What are cookies? They are small files stored on your computer when you visit a website, ours won’t store personally identifiable information about you, but will remember you if you come back and let us know what pages you were interested in. If you want to, you can restrict or block cookies for our sites using your web browser settings, but that might reduce some functionality for the site.
 
Disabling Cookies on a Browser. You will have to alter your browser privacy settings and that will depend on which browser you are using – here are the most popular browsers instruction pages. Explorer – Firefox – Chrome Cookies, (you can disable or decline them on your browser) could collect data from you, or where we analyse visitor statistics we could identify information such as your IP address, but mainly it’s not too personal and just boring statistics and we use them to try to improve the website performance and your experience as a visitor. 
 
Links to other websites You may find links to external websites, advertisement, banners or RSS feeds on our website from time to time. Clicking on these links will take you away from this website to another website that will have their own privacy policy. Their privacy policy & practices can be totally different to ours. It will be your own responsibility to check their privacy policy. We accept no responsibility for, and have no control over, third party websites, links, adverts or RSS feeds or information that is submitted or collected by third parties. 
 

Future changes to our Privacy Policy 

If we make any changes to our privacy policy in the future, they will be included on this page and easily identified so that you will be fully informed about what information we collect and how it is processed or disclosed. If, at any point, we change the way we use your personal information to a significant degree from that which is outlined in this privacy policy, we will send you a notification to the last email address know for you. You can then decide if you wish us to use your personal information in the new way and let us know accordingly. 
 

What if you disagree or do not accept our privacy policy? 

If you disagree to the method or manner of our processing of your personal information as described above, please do not attempt to register with us or submit any forms which include personal data to us.  
 
We connect you with multiple companies to ensure that you receive the most competitive quotes. There is no obligation to proceed with any quotes provided, so you can take your time and consider your options carefully. 
 
It’s always sensible to get quotes from more than one company and we make this simple for you. Our service saves time and allows you to compare different brands of products and the affordability of tradesmen in your local area.
 
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