Privacy Policy

BeneficialOpinions.co.uk is powered by Beneficial and both are brand names managed and owned by GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS who are specialists in the provision of consumer data for marketing and market research purposes and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We work closely with some of the UK's leading brands to help them target their offers better and help them learn more about what consumers want from their products. BeneficialOpinions.co.uk provides manufacturers, retailers and service providers with the key information they need to serve you better.

 
As a leading data marketing company BeneficialOpinions.co.uk takes the issue of personal data and privacy extremely seriously. We operate under strict controls of SEC and in full compliance with our sponsors, and as such your information will always be safeguarded through our adherence to the Data Protection Act 1998, and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (2003) to ensure that the information you provide to us is safe and only used for the purposes stated in the opt-in statement and this Privacy Policy.  


This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use BeneficialOpinions.co.uk and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

 
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the Data Controller is GBS Business Solutions Located in Tiguman, digos City Philippines 8002  


INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

 

BeneficialOpinions.co.uk is keen to ensure that the principals of our opt-in when your data is collected are clearly explained. The information you volunteer to BeneficialOpinions.co.uk and that Beneficial holds about you, will be shared and used to appropriately target offers and marketing communication from BeneficialOpinions.co.uk, from our clients, from our selected third party partners and from GBS GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS and its other brands. Marketing communication may be through email, postal mail, telephone marketing, SMS/MMS and social media, depending on which contact channel information you have volunteered.

Some questions on our consumer surveys are specific to our named sponsors, and by expressing a positive interest in their brand or products you are also agreeing to contact from them. By volunteering your phone number you are agreeing to telephone contact by these named sponsors. You may subsequently need to contact these named sponsor brands directly if in the future you decide to opt- out of further communication from these brands. By responding to any question, consent is given to contact from our customers in the Industry Sectors referred to under the ‘Industry Sectors’ section below.

We may collect and process data about you in the following ways:

Your data may be used for analytical purposes. Your data may also be used in conjunction with data we may have received from other sources in order to improve personalised and targeted communications, and we may share information with other companies for the same reason.

Your data may be shared and combined with other companies who hold your personal data, and we may use information from other sources to add to data we already hold. This information may help us to improve our ability to service your needs on a personalised basis, by helping us to learn more about you and your purchasing habits and allowing us to let you know about offers you might be interested in.

Your data may be used for data validation, profiling, modelling, enhancement, information verification, suppression, tracing and to the extent permitted by law, individual reference or look-up services, by GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS and third parties.
Please remember that you can de-register from BeneficialOpinions.co.uk at any time (see Deregistration below). Furthermore you can request suppression of your details from GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS database if you would prefer us not to use your information for any of the above.

You can also request to know what personal information GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS holds about you, by writing in person to us at the address below asking for a subject access request.

GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS may also receive information about you when you register on one of our affiliate or partner sites, or when you take part in a special promotion for one of these affiliates or partners. If you have registered with BeneficialOpinions.co.uk through one of our third party partner sites, it is possible that the third party site may also retain your data, but only in accordance with the terms and conditions as published by them on their site.

By filling in forms on our site BeneficialOpinions.co.uk (“OUR SITE”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.


Some questions on our consumer surveys are specific to our named sponsors, and by expressing a positive interest in their brand or products you are also agreeing to contact from them. By volunteering your phone number you are agreeing to telephone contact by these named sponsors. You may subsequently need to contact these named sponsor brands directly if in the future you decide to opt- out of further communication from these brands. By responding to any question, consent is given to contact from our customers in the Industry Sectors referred to under the ‘Industry Sectors’ section below. 


We may collect and process data about you in the following ways:

 
Your data may be used for analytical purposes. Your data may also be used in conjunction with data we may have received from other sources in order to improve personalised and targeted communications, and we may share information with other companies for the same reason.


Your data may be shared and combined with other companies who hold your personal data, and we may use information from other sources to add to data we already hold. This information may help us to improve our ability to service your needs on a personalised basis, by helping us to learn more about you and your purchasing habits and allowing us to let you know about offers you might be interested in.

 

Your data may be used for data validation, profiling, modelling, enhancement, information verification, suppression, tracing and to the extent permitted by law, individual reference or look-up services, by TELEOUTSOURCING INC and third parties. 

Please remember that you can de-register from BeneficialOpinions.co.uk at any time (see Deregistration below). Furthermore you can request suppression of your details from Teleoutsourcing database if you would prefer us not to use your information for any of the above. 

You can also request to know what personal information Teleoutsourcing holds about you, by writing in person to us at the address below asking for a subject access request. 

Teleoutsourcing may also receive information about you when you register on one of our affiliate or partner sites, or when you take part in a special promotion for one of these affiliates or partners. If you have registered with BeneficialOpinions.co.uk through one of our third party partner sites, it is possible that the third party site may also retain your data, but only in accordance with the terms and conditions as published by them on their site. 

By filling in forms on our site BeneficialOpinions.co.uk (“OUR SITE”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site. 


WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA 


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.  


All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers Unfortunately, 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 site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. 


USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION 


We use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

To notify you about changes to our service.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by e-mail, postal mail, telephone marketing, SMS/MMS and social media. Where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have specifically consented to this.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please contact us at GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONSCitta De Oro Street, Brgy. Tiguman, Digos City, Davao Del Sur Philippines.


DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION 


We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. 


We may disclose your personal information to third parties: 


In the event that we sell any business or assets we may disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

 

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. BeneficialOpinions.co.uk utilises email as a communication channel with customers. As a customer, and by submitting your information on the BeneficialOpinions.co.uk website, you hereby acknowledge and grant BeneficialOpinions.co.uk the permission to communicate with you via email (as well as other communication channels such as postal mail, telephone marketing, SMS/MMS and social media) for any purpose BeneficialOpinions.co.uk determines to be relevant including, but not limited to system messages, confirmation messages, newsletters, service announcements and other marketing messages.  


SPAM Policy

 
BeneficialOpinions.co.uk does not send unsolicited bulk emails to customers under any circumstances. On the occasion that emails are sent to customers it is in direct response to the customer providing the email address to BeneficialOpinions.co.uk including, but not limited to system messages, confirmation messages, newsletters, service announcements and other marketing messages relating to the customer's expressed interest from a third party supplier and other voluntary submissions of information with the Intent for BeneficialOpinions.co.uk to provide a service to the customer. BeneficialOpinions.co.uk does not tolerate the transmission of SPAM.  


Reporting Unsolicited Email 


BeneficialOpinions.co.uk views SPAM as a serious violation of privacy and a misuse of the internet in general. If you receive an unsolicited email with a domain of BeneficialOpinions.co.uk you can unsubscribe via the process set out in our Privacy Policy. Upon receipt of the email, we will do our utmost to track down the offender and take any actions necessary to stop SPAM messages. SPAM is defined as the sending of Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE), Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE) or Unsolicited Facsimiles (Fax), which is email or facsimile sent to recipients as an advertisement or otherwise, without first obtaining prior confirmed consent to receive these communications from the sender.


BeneficialOpinions.co.uk asserts its compliance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) that sit alongside the Data Protection Act (DPA).  


BeneficialOpinions.co.uk asserts its compliance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) that sit alongside the Data Protection Act (DPA). 


SPAM Compliance and Prevention  


BeneficialOpinions.co.uk asserts its compliance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) that sit alongside the Data Protection Act (DPA).  


SPAM Prevention 


As an additional measure to prevent the distribution of SPAM via the BeneficialOpinions.co.uk email servers, BeneficialOpinions.co.uk utilises a SPAM 'firewall' to scan every inbound and outbound email message that is sent and received by the BeneficialOpinions.co.uk email servers. Although no method, either manual, procedural or systemic, is 100% effective in preventing SPAM, the efforts and investment that BeneficialOpinions.co.uk has made are evidence of our commitment to and understanding of the importance of preventing SPAM. 


YOUR RIGHTS 


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at
GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
ASER BUILDING
PUROK CATTLEYA BRGY.
TIGUMAN
DIGOS CITY
DAVAO DEL SUR
PHILIPPINES
8002
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DEREGISTRATION 


You can unsubscribe from BeneficialOpinions.co.uk email communications at any time by clicking on the link at the foot of any email correspondence. Your details will be suppressed, BeneficialOpinions.co.uk will send no further emails and your details will no longer be passed onto any third parties for the uses described in this Privacy Policy. To request suppression from GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS completely, please email removeme@beneficialopinions.co.uk  


DATA SECURITY 


Although we endeavour to ensure the security of all correspondence, the Internet is not a 100% secure medium. Therefore, we are unable to guarantee the security of any data you send electronically to BeneficialOpinions.co.uk and are unable to accept responsibility for any loss or damage experienced through any loss of confidentiality of your information.  


RIGHT OF TRANSFER 


Should BeneficialOpinions.co.uk or GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS choose to sell or transfer business assets, it is possible that the information we hold may be transferred as part of the transaction. BeneficialOpinions.co.uk or GBS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS may choose to retain a copy of the information post sale or transfer. 


ACCESS TO INFORMATION 


The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of no more than £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.  

 

Data Processor  


Our data may be processed and used by Consumer Lifestyles Marketing Service Providers are companies who collect data from Data Controllers, such as ourselves, and help their clients tailor products and services which best suit your needs. They may also use your data for fraud prevention. The Marketing Services Providers we work with are strictly limited to only those organsations we have completed checks on and who will process your data in strict compliance with all laws, regulations and giudance with regard tto Data Protection. We wil share your data under strict licence terms with the Marketing Services Providers listed below, who like us, will use it to create products and services to help organisations better understand the likely characteristics of their customers; communicate with them more effectively; and find others like them across a range of marketing channels. Our Marketing Service Providers include https://www.consumerlifestyles.co.uk/  


INDUSTRY SECTORS 


The following sectors are the industry types you can expect your data to be supplied to, depending on the answers given by you and your stated interests


Automotive, Charity, Education, Gaming, Leisure,Investments, Loans, Credit Cards, Insurance, Politics, Health/Mobility, Home Improvements, Wills, Funeral Plans, Claims Management (Mis-Sold 7 PPI, Packaged Bank Accounts, Investments, Credit card/Bank Charges, Mortgages and Pensions), Mail Order, Market Research, Media, Retail, Telecoms, Toiletries/Cosmetics, Travel, Utilities. From time to time we also supply our data to these sectors via agencies/brokers; we ensure that these agencies/brokers are reputable firms and may also be members of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).