Latest update: 24 January 2021
Welcome to Checkit Europe Limited’s (“Checkit”) privacy notice.
For the purposes of this privacy notice, Checkit refers to Checkit Europe Limited and all affiliated companies, including Checkit plc and Checkit UK Ltd.
Checkit Europe Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 9343487 whose registered office is at Broers Building, 21 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, United Kingdom.
Checkit plc is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 448274 whose registered office is at Broers Building, 21 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, United Kingdom.
Checkit UK Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 2540171 whose registered office is at Broers Building, 21 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, United Kingdom.
Checkit respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. This privacy notice is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below. Please also use the Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy notice.
1. Important information and who we are
Purpose of this privacy notice
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Checkit collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you sign up to our newsletter or contact us to request information.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
This privacy notice is issued on behalf of Checkit. When we mention “Checkit”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice, we are referring to the company responsible for processing your data.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact email@example.com.
For EEA Residents: Please contact our EU Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, they can be reached by post (The DPO Centre, Alexandra House, 3 Ballsbridge Park, Dublin, D04C 7H2) or on +353 1 631 9460, or at www.dpocentre.com.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to your competent data protection authority (which in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)(www.ico.org.uk)). We will respond to any complaint by contacting the person who made the complaint and will work with the appropriate regulatory authority to ensure the complaint is resolved where the complaint cannot be resolved with the complainant directly.
We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the competent data protection authority so please contact us in the first instance.
Changes to the privacy notice and your duty to inform us of changes
This version was last updated on 31 August 2021.
The data protection law in the UK changed on 25 May 2018. This privacy notice sets out your rights under the new laws.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
2. The data we collect about you
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together 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.
- Financial Data includes bank account 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 or domain names of computers utilised by users of our mobile application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), 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 website or our mobile application, the time of the request, the method utilised to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the various time details per visit (e.g. the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or your IT environment.
- 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 website, products and services.
- App Data includes camera permission, approximate location permission (non-continuous), phone permission, storage permission, photo library permission, call permission. See section ‘Device permissions for Personal Data access’, for further details below.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
If you fail to provide personal data
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
In the case of our mobile application, unless specified otherwise, all data requested is mandatory and failure to provide the data may make it impossible for our mobile application to provide its services. In cases where our mobile application specifically states that some data is not mandatory, you are free not to provide this data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the service. If you are uncertain about which personal data is mandatory you are welcome to contact us at any time.
3. How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
- Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- apply for our products or services;
- create an account on our website;
- download our mobile application;
- subscribe to our service or publications;
- request marketing to be sent to you;
- enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
- give us some feedback.
- Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website or mobile application, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
- Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below:
- analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU;
- third party providers who provide us services in connection with our mobile application;
- Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU;
- third party providers who provide us with marketing data services.
4. How we use your personal data
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Device permissions for Personal Data access
Depending on your specific device, the mobile application may request certain permissions that allow it to access the device Data as described below.
By default, these permissions must be granted by you before the respective information can be accessed. Once the permission has been given, it can be revoked by you at any time. In order to revoke these permissions, users may refer to the device settings or contact Checkit for support at the contact details provided in the present document.
The exact procedure for controlling app permissions may be dependent on your device and software.
Please note that the revoking of such permissions might impact the proper functioning of the mobile application.
If you grant any of the permissions listed below, the respective personal data may be processed (i.e. accessed to, modified or removed) by the mobile application.
Our mobile application does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honour the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
Approximate location permission (non-continuous)
Used for accessing your approximate device location. Our mobile application may collect, use, and share location data in order to provide location-based services. The geographic location of the user is determined in a manner that isn't continuous. This means that it is impossible for the mobile application to derive the approximate position of you on a continuous basis.
Used for accessing a host of typical features associated with telephony.
Used for accessing the camera or capturing images and video from the device.
Used for accessing a host of typical features associated with telephony. This enables, for instance, read-only access to the “phone state”, which means it enables access to the phone number of the device, current mobile network information, or the status of any ongoing calls.
Photo Library permission
Allows access to the mobile application’s photo library.
Used for accessing shared external storage, including the reading and adding of any items.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
Promotional offers from us
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside of Checkit Europe Limited for marketing purposes.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting email@example.com at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. Disclosures of your personal data
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.
- Internal Third Parties as set out in the [Glossary].
- External Third Parties as set out in the [Glossary].
- Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. International transfers
We process your personal data in the location it is collected and we store your personal data in the United Kingdom and in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). The EEA provides adequate protection for your personal data.
7. Data security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know or as necessary to operate this website, our mobile application or provide our services. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. Data retention
How long will you use my personal data for?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact email@example.com
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
Internal Third Parties
Other companies in the Checkit Group acting as joint controllers or processors.
External Third Parties
- Service providers acting as processors based in the United Kingdom who provide IT and system administration services, technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, and communications agencies.
- Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the United Kingdom who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
This World Wide Website (the “site”) is operated by Checkit Europe Limited. These conditions of use are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.
12. Intellectual property
Your use of this website and any materials downloaded, viewed, copies or printed does not authorise you to use any names or trademarks of Checkit Europe Limited.
The copyright notice which is displayed in this site indicates that all materials within the site are the intellectual property of Checkit Europe Limited. Such materials may not be copied save to the extent necessary to view them online. However, you may print complete pages of the site as hard copies for your own personal use.
13. Accuracy of information
Whilst Checkit uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the contents of this site are accurate and up to date, it does not accept any liability for any information which may not be accurate. Checkit is reliant upon third parties for much of the information provided (see below) and reserves the right to change data, references and product specifications at any time.
The contents of this site are for general information and public relations purposes only and do not purport to provide advice, make any offer or otherwise create or lead to the creation of any legally enforceable relationship between Checkit Europe Limited and you. No reliance should be placed on any statements made on the site, whether for investment purposes or otherwise. Checkit Europe Limited excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability resulting from your access to the site including (without limitation) any loss (financial or otherwise) or damage resulting directly or indirectly from any such reliance.
Certain hypertext links contained in this site will direct you to websites which are not under the control of Checkit. Such links are included for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement by Checkit of third party products or services. Selection of a link will take you out of this site to other websites which Checkit has no control over. Checkit Europe Limited accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any other websites which may be accessed through the Checkit site, nor does Checkit endorse or make representations in respect of such websites. All links are used at your own risk. In evoking links to other websites, you agree to accept these conditions of use.
You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without Checkit Europe Limited’s prior written consent. Persons providing access to this website via links from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning Checkit.
What are ‘Cookies’?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.
Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs which help to make your experience on websites as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.
How Cookies are used on the Checkit website
- avoiding the need to ask for the same information several times during a session (e.g. when filling in forms), or
- remembering that you have logged in, so that you don’t have to re-enter your username and password on every page.
- remembering what you have in your shopping basket as you move around the shop.
Cookies for Google Analytics
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.
15. Who to contact
If you have any questions about our use of your personal data, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you have submitted personal data through the site and would like that information deleted from our records, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For EEA Residents: please contact our EU Representative at email@example.com. Alternatively, they can be reached by post (The DPO Centre, Alexandra House, 3 Ballsbridge Park, Dublin, D04C 7H2) or +353 1 631 9460, www.dpocentre.com.