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Privacy Policy

Argos Business Solutions Ltd is a member of the Home Retail Group ("the Group").

The purpose of this statement is to set out how we use personal information that we may obtain about you. By registering as a user of the services provided by Argos Business Solutions and by using the Argos Business Solutions web site generally you agree to this use.

When you register and use this site you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details. We will store this data and hold it on computers or otherwise. We will use this data to fulfil our agreement with you.

Information that you provide or that is obtained by us may be used by Argos Business Solutions be used by the group:

(a) For assessment and analysis (e.g. market, customer and product analysis) to enable us to review, develop and improve the services which we offer and to enable us to provide you and other customers with relevant information through our marketing programme. We may use your information to make decisions about you using computerised technology, for example automatically selecting products or services which we think will interest you from the information we have. We may inform you (by e-mail, telephone, text message, mail or otherwise) about products and services (including those of other companies and organisations) which we consider may be of interest to you. If you do not wish Argos Business Solutions to use or share your information for marketing purposes, please tick the opt-out box provided when registering.

(b) For the prevention and detection of fraud. 

(c) To administer any prize draws or competitions you may enter.

We may give information about you to the following, who may use it for the same purposes as set out above: 

(a) to other companies in the Group; 

(b) to employees and agents of the Group to administer any accounts, products and services provided to you by the Group now or in the future; 

(c) to credit reference agencies to carry out credit checks, now or in the future and they may keep a record of such checks and they may use or disclose such information to others to make credit decisions about you or members of your household, to trace debtors, collect debts and prevent fraud; 

(d) to agents who profile your data so that we may tailor the goods/services we offer to your specific needs;

(e) to other organisations for the administration of prize draws or competitions.

We may also disclose your information:
(a) to anyone to whom we transfer or may transfer our rights and duties under our agreement with you; 

(b) if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so.

In order that we can monitor and improve the site, we may gather certain information about you when you use it, including details of your domain name and IP address, operating system, browser, version and the web site that you visited prior to our site.

New technologies are emerging on the Internet that help us to deliver customised visitor experiences. In particular, there is a technology called "cookies" which may be used by us to provide you with customised information from our web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our web site. Cookies also allow us to make our web site more user friendly by, for example, allowing us to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit our web site. We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our web site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You do not have to accept cookies, and you should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this will give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it.

We may supplement the information that you provide to us with information that we receive from third parties.

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose on-line. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing on-line over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default. You have the right to see personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act) we keep about you upon receipt of a written request payment of a fee. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect please contact us.

Please be aware that our site may link to other web sites which may be accessed through our site. We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or the content of these linked web sites. In the course of undertaking the activities specified in this privacy policy we may transfer data outside the European Economic Area to countries which do not have data protection laws or to countries where your privacy and other fundamental rights may not be protected as extensively as in the United Kingdom.

Please note that any products and services are supplied subject to our standard terms and conditions. 

If you have any comments or queries in connection with our privacy policy, please contact us via email at web.master@argosb2b.co.uk.

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