The personal information that we may collect about you broadly falls into the following categories:
Information That You Provide Voluntarily
You are required to give us your identity, contact and financial data etc. by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, electronic communication or otherwise. This includes personal information you provide when you:
- Apply for our products or services
- Create an account on our website
- Subscribe to our or related third party service or publications
- Request marketing to be sent to you
- Enter a competition, promotion or survey
- Give us some feedback
In addition to the above, certain parts of our website may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily (for example, to subscribe to marketing communications from us, and/or to submit enquiries to us). The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
Information That We Collect Automatically
When you visit our website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. In some countries this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.
Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (for example, country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our website and electronic communication, including the pages accessed and links clicked.
Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our website, where they come from, and what content on our website is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our website to our visitors.
Information That We Obtain from Third Party or Publicly Available Sources
From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources, but only where we have checked that these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.
We use the information we receive from these third parties to enhance the services we provide to you, such as providing curated content that is relevant to services we provide you or topics you are interested in.