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Ucompare.ie privacy policy


This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their personal information is being used online. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal data and information via our website.

This website ("Ucompare.ie") is owned and provided by JAD Marketing Ltd (registered in Ireland company number 568680), registered address at 49 Blessington Street, Dublin 7.

In this Privacy Policy "Website", "we", "our" and "us" means JAD Marketing Limited trading as Ucompare.ie and "you" and "your" means any person who uses it.

"Third Party/Parties”, “product or service provider", “Partner “means the provider of any service or product advertised on this website or made available via this website.

1. Introduction

We at Ucompare.ie respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection in Ireland. The purpose of this Website Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any external links to Third Party websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for their contents, terms of use or the privacy policies of these other websites.

2. WHO WE ARE

JAD Marketing limited trading as Ucompare.ie registered in Ireland registered number 568680 at 49 Blessington Street, Dublin 7 is the data controller in relation to processing of the personal information that you provide to us when you use our services. Where data is provided to our partners in relation to the service you have requested, our partners may also be acting as data controllers. If you would like more information about how any of our partners process data, you should refer to the privacy policy available on this partner’s website.

If you have any queries relating to our use of your personal information, or any other related data protection questions, please contact our Customer Services at [email protected]

This Privacy Policy explains how we will use personal information about you and the steps we take to ensure your personal information is kept secure and confidential. It should be read together with our Terms of use

3. HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION

We may obtain personal information from you through the websites, mobile applications or other similar devices, channels or applications operated by or on behalf of compare.ie.

Ucompare may also share your personal information with the rest of the JAD Marketing Ltd. group but only if you have given your informed consent for it to do so while using Ucompare.ie. This information will be used to speed up form filling, or to personalize quotes, provide opportunity to review the service or improve your experience when using the Sites.

4. PROVIDING ANOTHER PERSON’S DATA

If you are providing us with another person’s data it is your responsibility to ask them to also read this Privacy Policy. By giving us information about another person you are confirming that they have given you consent to provide the information to us.

We never knowingly collect or store any information about children under the age of 16. If you are aged under 16 please get your parent or guardian’s permission before you provide any personal information to us

5. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT.

We collect personal information and non-personal information about you when you provide it to us in the course of registering for and/or using our Services via any of our sites. We always make sure that we have appropriate security measures in place to protect your information. List of personal and non-personal data we collect is listed below:

Personal Data
In order to provide you with our services we collect the data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, email address and phone number. We also collect information, which is necessary to get an appropiate insurance quote from third party insurance companies. We will periodically review your personal information to ensure that we do not keep it for longer than is permitted by law (see section 9 below which details how long we keep your personal information for).

Non Personal Data
In the course of providing services to you, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This non personal data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information, details of the quote your requested, pages viewed, website you came from to visit our site, how you navigate through our website, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website. Please note that it is your responsibility to check and ensure that all information, content, material or data you provide on the site is correct, complete, accurate and not misleading and that you disclose all relevant facts.

6. PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE USE YOUR INFORMATION.

Non Personal Data
We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website. We may use your data for analysis purposes and also to understand the market trend in order to improve our website’s performance and usability.

Cookies:
Our website uses "cookie" technology. A cookie is a little piece of text stored by the browser on your device, at the request of our server. A cookie enables a server to identify that device and allows us to offer the best services possible by allowing us to recognise you as a unique user and provide us with information about how you use our website. Cookies are commonly used on the Internet and do not harm your computer system We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re- enter them each time you connect to our website. You are always free to decline our cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. You can have a look at our cookie policy here

Personal Data
We will only collect and use your personal information (as described in section 5) in accordance with data protection laws and only use your information if you have given your consent for us to do so. . We may use and process some of your personal information where we have reasonable and legitimate business grounds for doing so to enable you to access to and use of our services and to communicate with you about them. We may process the personal data you provide to us for the following purposes:

(a) To provide you with insurance quotes from third parties based on the information you have provided on our website.
(b) To contact you if required in connection with your policy or to respond to any communications you might send to us.
(c) To share the personal information you input on our website with Third Parties to get insurance quotes from them.
(d) To send you a confirmation email of your quote, when you obtain a quote with us (you will automatically be sent a confirmation of your quote by email or SMS so that you have a record of it.)
(e) Where you tell us you are happy to receive information from us we may also send you:
• Newsletters and promotion emails
• Further information about the services we offer
• New product launches
• Reminders when you products may be due for renewal and renewal quotes based on information you previously provided to us.
• Opportunities to participate in market research

7. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

When you use any of our services, we may disclose your personal and non-personal information to following parties:

(a) Other member of JAD Marketing Limited group in accordance with section 5;
(b) Our partners companies whose products or services are included on our sites, with a view to them: providing you with an online quote or service eligibility. When these companies use your personal information in these purposes, they will be acting as data controllers of your information and therefore if you would like to know how they process your information, we advise that you make yourself familiar with your chosen provider's Privacy Policy.
(c) PAX Financial Planning who will process your personal data to provide life insurance quotations and to deal with enquiries relating to your policy, statistical purposes, claims management and the prevention and detection of fraud. Where required by law, regulatory requirement or for the prevention or detection of a crime PAX Financial Planning may share your personal information with group companies and life insurance providers;
(d) Wesavvy who will process your personal data to provide lifestyle insurance, medical cash plan and any other insurance they provide through Ucompare.ie and to deal with enquiries relating to your policy, statistical purposes, claims management and the prevention and detection of fraud. Where required by law, regulatory requirement or for the prevention or detection of a crime Wesavvy may share your personal information with group companies and the insurance providers.
We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
(e) We may share aggregate non-personal data to inform third parties of the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include the Insurance companies, underwriters, our commercial partners and researchers.

We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites. Whenever possible we will only partner with other websites which maintain the same standards as are present on our own website but we cannot guarantee this. If you click through to any of our product or service providers to their own website, you will be subject to that product or service provider’s website terms and conditions and privacy policy which we would recommend you read carefully.

8. YOUR RIGHTS

We comply with data protection laws in the Ireland and take all reasonable steps to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data. We reserve the right to amend or modify this privacy policy at any time and any changes will be published on this website. You have certain rights under existing data protection legislation including:

(a) Right to access: the right to request a copy of your personal information we hold;
(b) Right to correct: the right to have your personal information rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete;
(c) Right to erase: the right to request that we delete or remove your personal information from our systems;
(d) Right to restrict our use of your information: the right to limit the way in which we can use it;
(e) Right to data portability: the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your personal information;
(f) Right to object: the right to object to our use of your personal information where we use it for our legitimate interests.

You can also revoke your consent to our processing of your data at any time.

To exercise this or any of your rights set out in this Privacy Policy, to make enquiries, and/or make a complaint please contact us at [email protected]  If you are not satisfied with the way any complaint you make in relation to your personal information is handled by us then you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection regulator

9. HOW LONG DO WE HOLD YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your personal information on our systems for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or until you request it is deleted. If, having registered for any of our services, you do not use them for a reasonable time (which may vary depending on the service(s) you’ve registered for) we may contact you to ensure you’re still happy to receive communications from us.

10. SECURITY

Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by Microsoft Azure. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.

10. SALE OF BUSINESS

We reserve the right to transfer all the information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the website privacy policy and provided that the third party only uses your personal data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

10. CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes to this Website Privacy Policy will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this privacy policy, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we will be able to use your information in the new manner. This Privacy Policy shall be governed and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of Ireland.