Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Heatingoil.co.uk is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected.

This privacy policy sets out how Heatingoil.co.uk uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

Heatingoil.co.uk is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Heatingoil.co.uk may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2012.

What we collect

When the customer buys goods from the website and provides personal data, Heatingoil.co.uk will need to collect information about the customer to process the transaction, fulfil the order and provide the customer with the services expected then and in the future. The information required will include, but is not limited to, details such as the customer’s name, address, phone number and credit/debit card details.

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

Heatingoil.co.uk gathers this information to allow it to process your registration and process any orders you may make. The relevant information is then used by Heatingoil.co.uk, our agents and sub-contractors to communicate with you on any matter relating to the conduct of your account and the provision of the goods or services in general.

We also require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
  • We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

The security of your information is very important to us. As part of our commitment to keeping your data safe, our technical experts maintain physical, electronic and managerial procedures to keep safe the information we collect online.

Only authorised employees and carefully checked agents, contractors and sub-contractors, who provide a particular data processing service for us, are permitted access to your data. These people will only be allowed access to your data for the purposes identified above, processing it on our behalf or for IT security and maintenance.

If a third party processing your data on our behalf is located in a non-EU country that does not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the EU, we will always take appropriate steps to ensure that your personal information is kept safe and secure by those processing your data on our behalf.

We aim to protect all of our customers from fraud. As part of this, we may use your personal information to verify your identity to help prevent or detect fraud. These checks may involve your information being disclosed to credit reference agencies, who may keep a record of that information. This is not a credit check and your credit rating will be unaffected.

Sometimes, you might wish to disclose sensitive information to us, for example if you need a priority delivery because you are receiving medical treatment. We will only use sensitive data for the specific reason you disclosed it to us and we will take extra care to keep it secure. From time to time, we will check with you that we may continue to use that sensitive data for the specified purpose.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at marketing@certasenergy.co.uk.
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

By registering with Heatingoil.co.uk through the Website and placing an order, you consent to receive from us by email information on any goods or special offers which we think may be of interest to you.

We will not pass your details on to other parties or sell information from this site.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Webmaster – Heatingoil.co.uk, Certas Energy, 302 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6XG.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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