Like all retailers of today, we at Ideal World need your precious information to deliver the products and services you enjoy most.
So, welcome to our Privacy Centre. This is where we explain how we use your personal information to do what we do best – look after you. Please be assured, we are committed to protecting your personal information when you use our services or buy our products. To find out more about us and who we are, please look at the 'About Us' section of our general terms.
If you have any questions, please call our customer services and we will be happy to help.
We, and the companies who work on our behalf collect your information for the purpose of providing you with the products and services you obtain from us, for communicating with you, for enhancing your online experience, and so we can better understand our customers and consumers in general. This includes the information you give us, the information we acquire from third parties and which is generated by you – including your use of this website and how you arrived at our website in the first place. We also record calls for monitoring and training purposes, and store customer feedback and information on our customer information database.
We, and the advertising companies which work on our behalf may serve you adverts on other websites about things which you’ve shown an interest in on our own website, or relating to campaigns you have interacted with. This is called retargeting advertising.
We know that our customers would like to easily find the content on our website that they’re most interested in, so we may tailor parts of our website and our communications to things which you’ve shown a previous interest in.
We know that many of our customers like to communicate with their social networks while on our website – so we have the plugins and tools available to allow this. This means social network companies may collect information on you from this site.
You can find out more about retargeting advertising, the tailoring of our website and communications, and the plugins and tools relating to social networks, as well as how to control them, here.
The basis for our processing of your personal information may vary depending on the different purposes set out in our Privacy Statement. We collect and use our customer’s personal data because is it necessary for:
- the purposes of complying with our contractual obligations which include selling and supplying goods to our customers.
- the pursuit of our legitimate interests for example where we may use your purchase history to send you, or make available to you, personalised offers.
- complying with our legal obligations, for example in the investigation and prevention of fraud.
In general, we only rely on consent as a legal basis for processing personal data in relation to sending direct marketing communications to our customers via email or text message. Consent can be withdrawn by yourself at any time..
Our Call Centres are provided by Intelenet Global Services.
Our Automated IVR system and Webchat facility are provided by Eckoh UK Limited.
When you contact our call centres, we may record your calls for monitoring and training purposes. These calls are retained for 12months before being deleted. Any data you provide us is stored in our CRM Tool (Numero) and retained for 6 years as per our retention policy.
When you use our IVR system, we will record the telephone number you called from to place your order for 3 months.
If you need to complain to us, we put together a file containing the details of the complaint and this is entered into ur CRM tool (Numero). This information is stored for 6 years as per our retention policy.
We will only keep information about you for as long as we need to and we take steps to ensure that any companies that process your information on our behalf do the same.
The cookies on our site are broken down into three categories – Essential, Advertising and Analytics and Customisation. Essential cookies are needed for our site to function, and can therefore not be turned off. All other cookies can be turned off, if desired.
If you’ve previously indicated that you’d like to hear about the products and services of our group we may contact you by post, telephone, email or SMS. You can change your preferences/unsubscribe at any time via our Preference Centre – or just send us an email. We’ll action your request as soon as we reasonably can.
You can ask us for a copy of your information or to correct the information we hold on you at any time. You can also update your information via the Preference Centre which can be found under the My Account section of the website. These aren’t your only legal rights – you can find out more about them on the Information Commissioner’s Office website. You can also control how some companies collect information about you when you use this site:
- Our web analytics provider
- Social networking sites
- Third party ad companies
We keep our privacy notice under regular review and will post any updated notice on our website. We’ll flag any updates made in the current year here. If you would like further information about the updates to our privacy notice, please contact us.
If you have a question, complaint or query with regards to how we use your information, please contact us and we will do our best to resolve it as soon as possible.
We take the quality of the service we provide seriously, and our calls are therefore recorded for monitoring and training purposes.