My Freebie Tracker (“we”, “our”, and “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy (“Policy”) sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you by visiting www.myfreebietracker.co.uk and www.myfreebietracker.com (“our site”), or that you provide to us, or that we have received from a third party source will be processed by us.
We comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998, General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR), the (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and all related data protection legislation having effect in the United Kingdom which govern how We handle your personal information.
What we do?
My Freebie Tracker is a free service that helps find money saving deals for Our members (“Members”) who sign up to receive Our newsletter and promotional emails. We provide this service to you free of charge and will endeavour to send you emails every day. Some of the third party offers that we promote pay Us a small commission if one of our Members takes up their offer. This is how we cover our overheads including running our site, broadcasting emails, paying external professional fees such as accountancy, paying taxes and paying salaries.
Why we collect your personal data
Members who sign up to My Freebie Tracker, sign up to receiving regular newsletters and promotional emails. Our newsletter contains details on latest freebies and other money saving deals. Our promotional emails might provide Members with an update on Our service or details of a third party offer that we believe will benefit some of our Members.
Information you give us
This is information about you that you provide to us by filling in forms on Our Site. It includes information you provide when you register to use our site, request marketing information, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us can be divided into seven categories. They are:
- Identity information is data that that allows us to identify you and includes your title, first name, last name, telephone number and email address.
- Contact information is data that we can use to contact you and includes telephone number, email address and postal address.
- Usage information is data that we use to understand how you interact with our site and the offers we promote and the emails we send.
- Marketing and communication preferences is information supplied by you that may determine how We communicate with you.
- Technical information we collect is non-personally identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available. This may include technical information such as how you navigate our site and how you interact with the pages. Technical information also includes personal information such as your IP address.
- Sensitive data. This is data such as political affiliation or race. We do not collect sensitive data.
Use of your personal data
We must always have a lawful basis for processing your personal information. We are processing your personal information on the grounds that you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal information and you have given Us consent to send you emails.
However, we may also use legitimate interest as our justification for processing your personal information if the processing is necessary for our legitimate interest. Examples of this include:
- Sharing your personal information in the event of a proposed sale of Our business.
- Where processing is necessary to comply with legal obligation such as requests from law enforcement agencies, courts or generally as required by law such as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
- Service providers who provide Us with IT support, data, communication and system administration services.
- Professional advisers including auditors, banking, insurance and accounting services.
Withdrawing your consent
It is your right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also unsubscribe by clicking on the unsubscribe link that will be appear on every newsletter and promotional email sent.
When We determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
We will store your personal information for no longer than is necessary for us to fulfil the purpose for which it was obtained, provided that we have a reasonable commercial reason for doing so and in any event, for no longer than a year after Our service has terminated. If we need to keep your information for a longer period then we will notify you of the reason and grounds for doing so.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from people under the age of 18. If we find out that a Member is under 18, then we will delete their account. We are not opposed to people under the age of 18 but minors present a lot of additional challenges to our business and for this reason Our Site is not open to people under the age of 18.
The nature of our marketing communication
We will send you newsletters and promotional emails with offers from third party companies and organisations. The sectors in which these third parties operate include but are not limited too:
- Automotive offers
- Boiler replacement and boiler cover
- Car warranty
- Cashback offers
- Debt management
- Educational institutions
- Food & Drink
- Free product tests
- Free Samples
- Gaming including betting, bingo and Lottery
- Health wellbeing
- Home Improvements
- Insurance – Home, Content and Motor
- Legal Services
- Life Cover
- Lifestyle interests such as hobbies
- Loans, credit cards and mortgages
- Media and publishing
- Mobile phone offers
- Money management
- Online retailers
- Other Insurance
- Paid surveys
- Paid trials
- Personal insurance such as Private Medical Insurance and Critical Illness Cover
- Pet products
- Pre-paid funeral plan
- Private medical cover
- Retail – both online and on the high street
- Savings and Investments
- Sky warranty
- Streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime
- Travel – Holiday booking, insurance and money services
You can opt out of this activity via:
Google Analytics/Adwords – DoubleClick opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. Please go to https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en#display_optout and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
Facebook – Login to your Facebook account. Go to ‘Settings’ and ‘Ads’ and customise your settings as you wish.
When we send an email to you we can access analytics from our broadcasting solution that allows us to understand who is sent an email, who receives the email and who sends back a hard or soft bounce, who opens the email, who clicks on the email and who unsubscribes. The data is gathered using industry-standard technologies including clear gifs.
International transfers of your information
My Freebie Tracker is located in the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA). Your personal information will be processed within the EEA, except in certain circumstances where we use a third party service provider outside the EEA. In these circumstances, we will always make sure that the third party adheres to the rules that govern the UK.
In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your personal data, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information We collect.
We will always try and minimise access to your personal data to our employees and other third parties who have a reason to do so. Both employees and third parties will only process your personal data with our consent and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
If there is a suspected personal data breach We will notify you and any such breach along with any governing body that we are legally required to report the breach to.
Your Legal Rights and Access to Information
You have the right to access information held about you. You must send an email to us at email@example.com. Your email must include your full name and email address.
We will only charge you for Our reasonable administrative costs in collecting and providing you with details of the requested information which we hold about you, if your request is clearly unfounded or excessive. If your reques is neither unfounded, unreasonable of excessive, then we will provide the information you require free of charge. Requests from you might include access to your personal data that We hold, correction of your personal data, erasure of your personal data (also known as Right To Be Forgotten) and to withdraw consent.
We try to respond to such requests within one month. If your request is particularly complex, it may take us longer. If we feel your request is unreasonable or you have made excessive requests, we will email you explaining our position.
If you are not happy with our response to you then you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office whose website is www.ico.org.uk.
Cookies help us to see which pages you find useful and which ones you don’t. When you visit a website, the website’s code that you load may drop a third-party cookie. These may allow a third party to track you from one site to the other.
You do not have to accept cookies and can accept or decline their use or even set your own acceptable criteria for cookie use within your web browser. Click ‘Help’ in your browser menu if you want to find more information on how you can stop or adjust your cookie settings
Cookie analytics play an important part of our business as we fund our free service by working with third party companies and organisations who want to promote their products and services to Our Members. These third parties also employ cookie technologies to collect data for analytics purposes. By continuing to use Our Site, including clicking any external links, you consent to the use of advertising and analytics technologies, including cookies both on Our Site and with any advertising partners of Our Site.
Third party links
If you have any questions about this policy, please send an email marked for the attention of the Data Protection Officer to firstname.lastname@example.org.