Privacy Policy

Contractors’ View is committed to preserving the privacy of every visitor to its website. Please read this privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the personal information that you provide to us.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Contractors' View may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from December 2011.

What we collect

We collect personal information about you when you give this to us in the course of registering for and/or using our website and contacting your shortlisted companies.

We may collect the following information:

  • Name.
  • Contact information including email address and phone number
  • Information relating to your contract rate, work status and industry you work in
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

What we do with the information we gather

We may use your information to contact you for your views on our website and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website or our services. We will also use and analyse information collected so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

When you submit your details on this website, the information is sent directly to the third party company you indicated you wish to contact, either via the shortlist or on an individual company's review page.

By submitting your information you accept that your information will be sent to the third party companies and grant them permission to contact you via phone or email. They may also store your details on their own system which will be subject to their own privacy policy. They will be acting as data controllers of your information and therefore you should view their privacy policies or contact them directly for further information.

Your details are only submitted to the companies you have indicated you wish to contact and will not be sent to any other companies. If you no longer wish to be contacted by shortlisted companies please follow the instructions in their communications, or consult their privacy policies for further information about unsubscribing.

If we enter into a joint venture with, or are sold to, or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Purposes for which we use information about you

We keep a copy of the information submitted for our own records and may also use the information for the following purposes.

  • Internal record keeping.
  • To enable you to access and use the website and/or
  • To personalise and improve aspects of our overall service to you and our other users, as well as carrying out research such as analysing market trends and customer demographics.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • We may periodically send you details of third party companies that you may be interested in, based on other companies you have previously contacted, using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
  • All our communications will include details of how to unsubscribe from receiving any communications from Contractors View.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We will do our utmost, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us and you do so at your own risk.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@contractorsview.co.uk

If you no longer wish to be contacted by the shortlisted companies for marketing purposes, please follow the instructions in their communications or consult their privacy policies for further information about unsubscribing.

We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Contractors' View.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.