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Privacy Policy – How We Collect and Use Your Information

We respect the right to privacy of any individual entering or using this website. We ensure that any information we collect or hold about you is done so securely and is managed in line with data security and data protection legislation and is only used in ways that you have agreed to or would expect.

For more information on your rights under the Data Protection Act, please click here.

The Information We Collect

We collect information about you when you register for our newsletter, enter competitions, complete surveys, provide feedback or contact us through our website. The information we ask for will be used to help us understand more about the visitors to our website and our customers. We may also use the information to improve our customer service, our products, our marketing and our website for the benefit of all our customers or visitors to our website.

Email

We will only use your email address to contact you with our latest news and information about our special offers if you have given us permission to do so when we collected this information. Your email address will be used solely by Teachers Building Society and will not be sold or passed to any other third party. We sometimes employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf in maintaining and updating our website and email list and providing assistance by sending emails on our behalf. They have access to the personal information needed to perform these functions only and may not use it for any other purposes. All our email communication offers an "opt-out" feature that allows you to remove your email address from our mailing list at any time. You can always re-enter it when you want to start receiving information from us again.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by our computer to yours so that information can be recalled. A cookie is stored by your web browser in a text file on your computer with the word 'cookie' in its name. Each time your web browser requests a page from our web server, the cookie's message is sent back.

Teachers Building Society uses cookies in the following ways:

  • To track how users reach our site and the path they take through it to help us to improve our service to you

When we use a cookie for this purpose, we do not record any information that will uniquely identify you. We put together the information from a very large number of users of our website to give us an overall picture of how people visit our site.

  • We use a third party to enable Teachers Building Society to monitor and analyse traffic to, from and within our website. Cookies are used as part of this process

Again, no information will be recorded that uniquely identifies you.

  • From time to time, we may wish to record personal information about you using cookies

You may choose to set your browser to not accept any cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

Any information we store about you will be as up-to-date as possible, and will depend entirely on information provided to us by you. You can ask us to correct or remove information we hold if it is inaccurate. Our contact details are shown at the bottom of this page. You are also entitled to access information we hold by writing to us at the address below. A small fee may be charged for providing this information.

Links to Other Websites

This website may contain "links" to other websites. We make every effort to only link to sites that share our high standards of privacy and service. However, Teachers Building Society cannot be responsible for the content on any website we link to and the privacy policies on those websites may be different to ours.

Changes to Our Policy

The personal information we collect and maintain will be subject to the version of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of collection. We reserve the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time and will provide notice of these changes on the home page of our website. You should make sure you periodically review the Privacy Policy to make sure it meets your needs. This Privacy Policy was last reviewed on 10th December 2011.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Teachers Building Society's products, online privacy policies or procedures, please contact us at:

Head office

Teachers Building Society, Allenview House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AG

T: 01202 843500

F: 01202 841694

E: teachers@teachersbs.co.uk