Changes to our privacy policy

In 2016 we introduced some changes to our privacy policy and - we wanted to ensure you were fully informed…

We hope you understand that, from time to time, companies have to make changes to their operating policies.

As a result of changes to our business and of changes in the wider world of technology, in 2016 Gocompare.com made a number of alterations to its privacy policy.

You can read our full privacy policy here  but we wanted to highlight what’s changed, and why.

Transfer of data outside the EEA

The changes to our privacy policy now allow for transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

While some may find this concerning, please be aware that developing technology - including the growth of cloud-based storage systems - means that large numbers of firms now store or access data outside the EEA.

If the data we gather from you is processed outside the EEA, rest assured that it will be done in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988.

For the full definition of the changes, go to our privacy policy and read the section entitled ‘How else do we use your personal data?’ (subsection 4, ‘Transferring your data outside of the European Economic Area’).

Digital media marketing

Under our old privacy policy, we said that your information may be used to inform you about current and new products, services, offers and promotions which may be of interest via post, telephone, SMS and/or email.

We’ve now added the provision that you may also be contacted by other electronic means such as via digital media channels or on social media.

To see the full definition, go to our privacy policy and read the section entitled ‘What communications will you receive from us?’ (subsection 2, ‘Marketing’).

Information shared with group companies

Gocompare.com Ltd became a member of the esure group of companies on 31 March, 2015, and changes to its privacy policy now allow the use of your personal data by these companies in order to carry out market research and statistical analysis. But don’t worry, you won’t receive any unsolicited marketing communications as a result.

It’s hoped that this research and analysis can help Gocompare.com and other members of the esure group of companies improve their websites and services.

You can see a list of the esure group of companies here.

For the full definition of the changes, go to our privacy policy and read the section entitled ‘How else do we use your personal data?’ (subsection 1, ‘Research’).