Privacy Policy

  1. This is the privacy policy for Advantage Services ("we" or "us" or "our"), please read it carefully because it explains how we collect and use information about you.
  2. How we collect information
    1. We will collect information from you if you:
      1. register to use our website; this will include your name, address, email address and telephone number. We may ask you to provide additional information about your business and preferences on a voluntary basis;
      2. place an order for products or services on our website, this will include your name (including business name), address, contact details (including telephone number and email address) and your payment details;
      3. provide your contact details to us when registering to use or accessing any product or service we provide (including any Apps we may offer); and
      4. contact us offline for example by telephone, fax, email or post.
    2. We also collect information about your visit to our website or use of our products or services using cookies or similar technologies.
  3. What we use your information for
    1. We will use your information to provide any information and services that you have requested or any products that you have ordered. 
    2. We may also contact you for feedback on your use of our products, services or our website.
    3. We may use your information for marketing purposes as described below. We may also use and analyse the information that we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our website and the products and services we offer.
  4. Sharing your information
    1. We may share your information with:
      1. our suppliers, business partners and Sage UK from time to time so they can provide you with any information, products or services that you have requested
      2. third parties which supply services to us (for example, payment providers).another organisation if we sell or buy (or negotiate to sell or buy) any business or assets
      3. another organisation to whom we transfer our agreement with you.We will disclose your information if we are required to by law.
    2. We may disclose your information to enforcement authorities if they ask us to, or to a third party in the context of actual or threatened legal proceedings, provided we can do so without breaching data protection laws.
  5. Marketing
    1. From time to time, we may use your information to contact you with details about our products and services which we feel may be of interest to you.  We may also share your information with our business partners if you have shown an interest in their products or services.  We or they may wish to contact you for this purpose by telephone, post or email.
    2. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.  You may also request at any time that we do not share your information with any of the third parties referred to in this paragraph.  If you wish to exercise these rights you can do so by contacting us by telephone or filling out our contact form.
  6. Transactions
    1. Sage Pay
      1. All transaction information passed between merchant sites and Sage Pay’s systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to your servers from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering.
      2. All sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate.
      3. Sage Pay’s systems are scanned quarterly by Trustwave which are an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the payment card brands.
      4. Sage pay is also audited annually under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and is a fully approved Level 1 payment services provider, which is the highest level of compliance. They are also active members of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) that defines card industry global regulation.
      5. For more information please read SagePay's full security policy
  7. Cookies
    1. We use the following types of cookies:
      1. Session cookies These are temporary cookies which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the product or service. We use session cookies on our websites and in some of our products or services to identify and track users and to remember what is in your shopping basket (where relevant).
      1. Web analytics cookies Our websites, products and services use web analytics cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how they move around the website, product or service. This helps us make our service to you better.
      2. You may be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website, products or services.  For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the Internet Advertising Bureau website www.youronlinechoices.com
  8. Other Sites
    1. If you follow a link from our website, product or service to another site or service, this policy will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the information handling practices of third party sites or services and we encourage you to read the privacy policies appearing on those sites or services.
  9. Further Information
    1. If you would like further information about data protection, or if you would like to view the register of Data Controllers, you can visit the Information Commissioner's site at www.ico.org.uk