“Approved Garages”, “we”, “us” or “our” refers to Approved Garages.
“You” or “your” refers to any individual who visits and interacts with our websites, services or applications.
“Websites” or “sites” refers to our website at www.approvedgarages.co.uk.
“Services” refers to the provision of our online services, including our website and online help and contact tools.
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you participate in any interactive features of our services, fill out a form, request customer support, provide any contact or identifying information or otherwise communicate with us. The type of information we collect will depend on the circumstances and the service you are using, but this may include name, email address, postal address, marketing preferences, details of your orders or any other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.
When you access or use our services, we automatically collect information about you, including:
We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer. Cookies are small data files stored on your device that help us to improve our services and your experience, see which areas and features of our services are popular, and count visits. See below for more details on the cookies we collect and how they are used. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our services or emails to track count visits or understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
Approved Garages is based in the United Kingdom and the information we collect is governed by English and European law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the UK and other countries both in and outside the EEA.
We rely on a number of legal bases when processing your personal data.
We process data on the basis of legitimate interest, as detailed below, and to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations. Legitimate interests in this respect include:
Where we rely on consent in order to process your personal data (for example, to contact users regarding their competition entries) we ensure that consent is collected appropriately.
We will never pass your data to anyone else, with the exception of our trusted partners, unless we have your express consent or on your instruction, or where we have a legal obligation to do so. Trusted partners are organisations that process data on our behalf, both in the UK and EEA and abroad, to fulfil contracted partnerships that enable the provision of our Services, or as part of our commitment to improve our online services. Where we use third parties to process your personal data, we will ensure that they have sufficient measures in place to safeguard your personal data.
You may contact us using the details at the address at the bottom of the page to request a list of our trusted partners.
We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual customers are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.
We may retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes, to allow us to fulfil our service obligations.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Websites or Services. However, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. We frequently carry out manual and automated security checks to make sure our applications attain the highest level of security, and continually look to improve the technical and organisational security measures that are in place.
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us at [email protected].
Please note that we may retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
Cookies are small files that, with your permission, are added to your computer’s hard drive to analyse web traffic or advise you when you visit a certain website. Cookies mean that web applications treat you as an individual, tailoring operations to your requirements and the things you like and dislike. They do this by gathering information regarding your online preferences.
At Approved Garages, cookies are used to help us understand which pages of our websites are being used. This information allows us to make improvements to the sites, to tailor them to the individual needs and preferences of our customers. You are able to remove the cookies from your computer at any time.
We use the following types of cookie on our sites:
You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from Approved Garages at any time by following the instructions in those emails or by emailing our Customer Services team at [email protected].
If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, technical, support or administrative messages, previous purchases or our ongoing business relations, in order that we can continue to fulfil our Service obligations.
Our websites may contain links to third party websites and content. These websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these organisations or their policies. It is recommended that you check the individual policies on any websites visited before you submit any personal data.
If you raise a complaint and are unhappy with the response that you receive from us, you have a right to complain to the UK’s Supervisory Authority for data protection, the Information Commissioner at:Information Commissioner's Office