Freeads ("we", "us", "our"), powered by ABT Solutions Ltd., is dedicated to safeguarding and respecting your privacy.
For the purposes of Data Protection Law, which includes EU and UK data protection laws, as well as any relevant national implementing laws, regulations, and secondary legislation pertaining to the processing of personal data, the data controller is ABT Solutions Ltd. located at Strathmore 53 Bowleaze Coveaway, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PL, United Kingdom.
Legal basis for processing
We will utilize your personal data only when permitted by law. The most common instances in which we will use your personal data are as follows:
If we process your personal data for any other purposes, we will seek your prior consent or ensure that our partners obtain such consent.
Personal data we may collect about you
We may collect and process personal data about you, which refers to any information that can identify you as an individual. This does not include data where your identity has been removed (anonymous data). We collect, use, store, and transfer various types of personal data about you, which we have categorized as follows:
Identity Data: includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
Contact Data: includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers, company name, website.
Financial Data: includes bank account, VAT number and payment card details.
Transaction Data: includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
Technical Data: includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this Site or the Services.
Profile Data: includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
Usage Data: includes information about how you use our Site and Services, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site and Services (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
Marketing and Communications Data: includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
If you fail to provide personal data
In situations where we are required by law or have a contractual obligation to collect personal data from you, and you fail to provide such data when requested, we may be unable to fulfill the contract we have with you or are attempting to enter into (for instance, to provide you with goods or services). If this occurs, we may need to cancel a product or service you have with us. However, we will notify you in advance if such a situation arises.
How is personal data collected
We employ various methods to gather data from you, including:
Direct Interactions. When you fill out forms, correspond with us through various channels (such as post, phone, email), or engage in other forms of communication, you may provide us with your Identity, Contact, and Financial Data. This includes personal information shared during the registration process, subscription to our services, account creation, marketing requests, product searches, order placements, participation in discussion boards or social media functions, competition entries, surveys, attendance at conferences or webinars, feedback submission, and when reporting issues with our site or services.
Purchases: If you make purchases on our site or within our services, or register for events or webinars, we may require your Identity, Contact, Financial, and Transaction Data.
Community: If you register for an online community provided by us, we may ask for your Identity, Contact, Profile, and Technical Data.
Personal data we receive from other sources
We maintain close partnerships with third parties, which may include business partners, sub-contractors involved in technical, payment, and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, and credit reference agencies. Through these collaborations, we may receive the following personal data about you:
Technical Data: We may obtain Technical Data from analytics providers, advertising networks, and search information providers, such as Google and Hotjar.
Contact, Transaction and Financial Data: Providers of technical, payment, and delivery services, such as Stripe, may supply us with Contact, Transaction, and Financial Data.
Identity and Contact Data: Providers of chat/communication services with customers, including email services like Zendesk, may provide us with Identity and Contact Data.
Email Communications and Contact Data: Providers of email communication services, such as Sendgrid and SendinBlue, may furnish us with Email Communications and Contact Data.
Personal data we collect from other sources
We obtain personal data about you from publicly available sources as well. This information may be combined with the personal data you provide to us. The purpose of collecting this data is to update, enhance, and analyze our records, identify new customers, and deliver more personalized advertising and services that may be of interest to you. Additionally, we utilize this data for targeted advertising, delivering relevant email content, promoting events, conducting profiling activities, verifying Contact Data, and determining eligibility. The personal data we collect from publicly available sources includes:
Identity and Contact Data: We may gather Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources such as Companies House.
Identity, Contact and Profile Data: Personal data published about you on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc., falls under this category.
We utilize cookies on our Site and in our Services to differentiate you from other users. This distinction aids us in providing you with a seamless browsing experience on our Site and enables us to enhance the functionality of the Site and Services for your benefit.
What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Site. Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.
We use persistent cookies and session cookies.
A persistent cookie is stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of a user across the Site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. We use persistent cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Site or Services.
A session cookie allows the Site or Services to link your actions during a browser session. We use session cookies to enable certain features of the Site or Services, to better understand how you interact with the Site or Services and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on the Site. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Site or Services and then close your browser.
Uses made of personal data
Below, in a table format, we have provided a comprehensive description of how we intend to utilize your personal data and the legal bases on which we rely. In cases where applicable, we have also indicated our legitimate interests. Please note that depending on the specific purpose for which we use your data, we may process it based on more than one lawful ground. If you require information about the specific legal basis we rely on for processing your personal data when multiple grounds are mentioned in the table below, please feel free to contact us.
Disclosure of your personal data
Personal data we share with third parties
We may disclose your personal data to the following third parties for the purposes outlined in the table above:
Please note that the list above is not exhaustive, and in certain circumstances, we may need to share your personal data with other third parties. However, we will ensure that any such sharing is done in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Personal data we disclose to third parties
We may disclose your personal data to third parties in the following circumstances:
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive, and there may be other situations where we need to disclose your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Our Services operate globally, and as a result, your personal data may be stored and processed in any country where we have operations, staff, or engage service providers. This includes countries outside your country of residence, where data protection laws may differ.
We will only transfer your personal data to countries that provide an adequate level of protection as determined by the European Commission or the UK Data Commissioner, or where appropriate safeguards, such as Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission, are in place.
Please be aware that our Site and Services are accessible worldwide via the internet. This means that if you choose to post your personal data on our Site or within the Services, it may be accessed from anywhere in the world. As a result, a transfer of your personal data outside the EEA or the UK may occur.
We strive to protect your personal data and maintain its security, regardless of the location of data processing or storage.
We have implemented appropriate security measures to safeguard your personal data and prevent unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or loss. For instance, all information you provide is stored on secure servers, and any credit card details or payment transactions are encrypted using SSL technology. If you have a password to access certain parts of the Site or Services, it is important to keep it confidential and not share it with others. We restrict access to your personal data to authorized personnel, including employees, agents, contractors, and trusted third parties who need to know the information for business purposes. They are bound by confidentiality obligations and will only process your personal data as instructed by us.
We have established procedures to handle any personal data breaches and, if legally required, we will promptly notify you and the relevant regulatory authorities.
While we strive to protect your personal data, it is important to note that transmitting information over the internet is not completely secure. Although we take reasonable precautions, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of data transmitted to our Site or Services. Any transmission is done at your own risk. Once we receive your personal data, we apply strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorized access.
Link to other websites
Our Site and Services may occasionally include links to websites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates. Please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies, and we do not assume any responsibility or liability for their policies. Before submitting any personal data to these websites, we recommend reviewing their respective privacy policies.
Under Data Protection Law, you have the right to request the following, free of charge:
There is no fee to access your personal data or exercise your rights. However, if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive, we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply. To confirm your identity and ensure the security of your personal data, we may request specific information from you. We may also contact you for further details to expedite our response.
Marketing: We may analyze your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage, and Profile Data to determine your potential interests and needs. This helps us identify products, services, and offers that may be relevant to you (referred to as "marketing").
Promotional Offers from us: If you have opted in to receive marketing emails during registration on our Site or if you have inquired about or purchased our goods or services without opting out of receiving marketing communications, we will send you marketing emails.
Third Party Marketing: We will obtain your explicit consent before sharing your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.
If you change your mind about receiving marketing emails, you can opt out at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any marketing email. Once you opt out, you will no longer receive marketing emails from us. However, we will continue to communicate with you via email regarding service billing and support. Additionally, we may send you push notifications occasionally to update you on service updates, events, and promotions. If you no longer wish to receive these communications, you can disable them in the settings on your device.
We will retain your personal data for a duration that is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was provided or collected. This includes meeting legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, or reporting requirements. In certain circumstances, we may retain your personal data for a longer period, such as in the event of a complaint, when there is a prospect of litigation related to our relationship with you, to comply with law enforcement requests, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, resolve disputes, enforce our legal agreements, or fulfill your request to unsubscribe from further messages.
In determining the appropriate retention period for personal data, we take into account factors such as the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process the data, the availability of alternative means to achieve those purposes, and applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, or other requirements.
We will retain your personal data for as long as we provide access to the Site or Services to you, as long as your account with us remains open, or as specified in any relevant contract you have with us. Typically, after you close your account or cease using the Services for a minimum of 60 days, we delete personal data.
After your account is closed, we may retain some anonymized information for research or statistical purposes. In such cases, we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Please note: After closing your account or deleting information from your account, any information you have shared with others may remain visible. We do not have control over data that other users may have copied from the Site or Services. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.
Age of users
This Site and the Services are designed for individuals who are 16 years of age or older. It is not intended for and should not be used by anyone under the age of 16.
By post: Strathmore 53 Bowleaze Coveaway, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PL, United Kingdom
By email: privacy @ abtsolutions.net