Our privacy policy

How we protect you and your personal information.

Privacy Policy

At Gather, we take your privacy very seriously and we work hard to ensure the privacy of our users. Please see our privacy policy in full below. This Privacy Policy outlines and describes our practices related to the information we collect through the Gather website (the “Site”). By using our Site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Site Terms and Conditions.

Last Updated: August 2022

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (which may include information about your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and page views);
  • information that you provide when completing an online form (including your name and email address);
  • information about purchases of financial products that you make on third party websites after you follow a hyperlink on our website (including the product purchased, the product provider and the date and time of the purchase);
  • your email address if you sign up for the Gather email newsletter;
  • any other information that you choose to send to us (including testimonials, feedback and questions).

Use of our website may result in cookies generated by third parties being sent to you, as follows: We use Google analytics (and the related conversion tracking tools) to analyse the use of gathercover.co.uk. These systems generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies stored on users’ computers. The information generated about the use of this website is used to create reports about the use of gathercover.co.uk. Google will store this information, although many of the cookies they use are deleted when you close your browser. You can find out more about the way Google uses cookies by visiting their privacy policy available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

You can find out more about cookies in general by visiting http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu. Most browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer) allow you to disable cookies, although doing so is likely to have a negative impact on the usability of any website you then visit.

You can view most of the cookies currently on your browser, and choose to opt out of them via http//www.aboutads.info/choices/.

We may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information

  • by sharing with a third party so we are able to provide you with information about the products and/or services you requested. This may include introducing you to a broker who will either contact you direct to discuss your requirements or arrange for a qualified advisor to do so on their behalf.
  • for our administrative and operational purposes with service providers, usage analytics companies, or other Third Parties for purposes such as conducting data analysis and audits, developing new products, enhancing our website, improving our services, generally identifying usage trends or determining the effectiveness of our product or service campaigns
  • To send you the Gather newsletter after you register for it. This will usually be weekly at most, but we may rarely send a special edition if there is something important and timely to send to you.

Your Information may be used or disclosed to:

  • administer and enable your use of the website;
  • improve your browsing experience by personalising the website (which may include the service of targeted offers for products and services);
  • provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but this information will not be used to identify any individual user);
  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
  • investigate the misuse or alleged misuse of the website; and
  • 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 Policy.

International Data Transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Security

We will take reasonable practical technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. All pages on the website relating to your personal information will be protected using SSL technology.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. Some user content will be published on the website such as testimonials.

Should you wish to keep your identity anonymous when you post on the website, this will be your sole responsibility.

Policy amendments

We may update this Privacy Policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Third party websites

Gather includes links to independent external sites, and this Privacy Policy does not address or apply to those sites. This Policy is applicable only to this Site and not to any other websites that you may be able to access from this Site, each of which may collect data and use it in a manner that materially differs from our Policy. Although certain third party websites may appear to be part of this Site, this Site does not necessarily own or operate any of these third party websites and is not responsible for the privacy policies, practices or contents of such websites. Once you leave our site, the respective Third Party’s privacy policy will be in effect. We do not warrant or make any representations about any such websites, information, software, services, or products found therein or any results that may be obtained from using such websites. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, your access, use of or interaction with such other websites is entirely at your own risk. Our Site may also include social media features, such as the Facebook Like or Tweet this buttons. These widgets may also collect your IP address and other information, and may set a cookie to function properly. Please note that your interaction with these widgets is also governed by the privacy policy of the vendor providing it. Lastly, please note that we are not responsible or liable for the acts and / or omissions of Third Parties and vendors.

Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes at any time by using our website contact information.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of your personal information, please email us at hello@gathercover.co.uk.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), registration number ZB342098.