Comparison collects information about you in multiple ways:
The Comparison website uses “cookies” to assign identification to your computer. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow a website to store and reference specific types of information while you are visiting it, and to keep your session “live” when you are logged in. Comparison cookies contain no personal information or financial information. You may change your browser preferences to prevent or automatically accept cookies.
Comparison collects statistical and demographical information on site visitors that is aggregated. This aggregated information does not identify you personally. This aggregated data is provided to advertisers, users and other third parties for marketing, promotional and content generation purposes.
Comparison may use information it collects from you for the primary purpose for which it was collected. Comparison may also use the information for other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection.
Comparison uses the information provided by you to:
We may disclose your personal information to organisations outside Comparison and our related companies for purposes relating to the management of your account with us. Such organisations include: our banks or third party supplier for securing payment of the products or services we provided to you; service providers who manage or review the services provided to you; mailing systems which organise delivery of the products you have purchased; live help service providers, maintenance and repair services; delivery service providers; market research; and our professional advisers, accountants, lawyers, auditors and where applicable credit report agencies or debt collectors.
We require these organisations to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and also seek to ensure that they adhere to the National Privacy Principles. These service providers are not permitted to use your personal information for their own marketing purposes.
In addition, we may release your personal information under the following circumstances:
If you purchase a U-NITED Warranties plan from Comparison as an agent for U-NITED Warranties, Comparison will provide to U-NITED Warranties the details of your purchase and the information required to register your Product Care plan with U-NITED Warranties. This information will include your name, address, email, contact details, details of the product to be covered by Product Care plan and details of the plan purchased.
Comparison may disclose to third parties aggregate anonymous statistics regarding our customers, sales, traffic analyses and other information regarding or collected through our websites and printed forms.
All of the customer information that is personally identifiable that we collected on our website is stored on a secure Comparison host server which is located in a restricted access area and is password protected.
Our websites may contain advertisements and links to other websites (“Third Party Materials”). We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
You may gain access or update personal information that Comparison has collected about you by contacting us.