For the purpose of the Act the data controller is Poundland Limited, Wellmans Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2QT, United Kingdom.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, www.poundland.co.uk (“the Website”). This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our Poundland email newsletter, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition and when you report a problem with the Website.
- If you contact us we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- Details of your visits to the Website and the resources that you access.
How we will use your information
Personal information about you collected through your use of the Website may be held by us for marketing and research purposes. This may include providing you with regular email bulletins, promotional offers and/or information about products and services. We may also use the information to analyse market trends and use of the Website.
We will only use this information for marketing purposes if you have ‘opted in’ confirming that you agree and accept to receive Post / SMS / Email from us.
Personal information provided by you when entering a competition on the Website will be used for administration purposes of the competition. Such information may also be used for publicity purposes. In such cases your name and home town may be published on the Website. Your name and home town will also be made available upon written request within a specified time after the closing date of the competition. Additionally your registration details will be added to our mailing list. You can leave the mailing list at any time by following the simple ‘unsubscribe’ instructions included on each email newsletter.
Alternatively, if you do not want information to be used in this way, you can contact us using the following contact details:
The Data Protection Officer
Links to other websites
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. However, once we have received your information, we will take appropriate security measures to try to prevent unauthorised access. For more information on the Data Protection Act 1998, please visit the website maintained by the Office of the Information Commissioner.
Access to information
You have the right to access information we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a reasonable fee to meet our costs in providing you with the details of the information we hold about you. Please address any requests to:
The Data Protection Officer
If you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete you should notify us in writing at the address displayed above, without delay. Upon receipt of any such notification, any information which is found to be incorrect or incomplete will be corrected promptly.
This page explains how we collect and use information about you using web cookies, and how this affects your privacy.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your computer/ mobile device if you agree.
The website uses “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses persistent cookies (which remain in the cookie file of your browser after you have left the website) to help Google analyse how you use the website. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google and/or its subsidiaries may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where:
(a) required to do so by law;
(b) it has a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Google, its users or the public; or
(c) such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data it holds. If you would like to read more about Google Analytics or how Google might use your information, please click here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
The website uses a cookie from Twitter, to enable Twitter to identify the Twitter user from the site. This cookie is essential for the use of the twitter panel on the site. If you would like to read more about how Twitter might use your information, please click here: http://twitter.com/privacy
The website uses a cookie from eDigital Research Plc, to enable eDigital Research Plc to identify whether or not you have taken part in a survey run by Poundland previously through eDigital Research Plc. If you disable this cookie you may be prompted to take a survey more than once. If you would like to read more about how eDigital Research Plc might use your information, please click here: http://www.edigitalresearch.com/static/privacy
Can I opt out of cookies?
You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser or from the site which allows you to refuse some or all cookies. Please note that if you do this to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website.