When you use Checkatrade you may need to provide us with personal information
about yourself or perhaps other people. When you provide such information, you consent
If you send us information about another person, you confirm that you do so in good
faith and with full accuracy to the best of your knowledge.
Unless we specifically notify you otherwise or you have elected otherwise, any information
you provide to Checkatrade will only be used within Checkatrade and
for the delivery of Checkatrade’s services to you and/or your nominated acquaintances.
Checkatrade will use the information for administration purposes and for
the provision to you of any information and services that you have requested. We
will only disclose your personal information without notice to you when we believe
such disclosure to be required by law or regulation, or to be necessary to protect
or defend the rights or property of Checkatrade or the safety of the public.
Members of the public submitting feedback about Checkatrade members will not have
their details made public. However, the respective Checkatrade members will be made
aware of the details privately where appropriate.
We will only keep a record of your information for as long as is necessary for the
purposes it was provided: for example, we will only hold your personal information
on our systems for as long as you use the service that you have requested. We will
ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP
address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report
aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users'
browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reasons, and to improve the functionality of the web site we may use
a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain
information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve
our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Further information
about the types of cookies that are used on checkatrade.com is set out in the box below.
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which
allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting
you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted
when you log on to our site.
The following categories of cookie are currently set on checkatrade.com:
Use on checkatrade.com
Performance cookies collect information about how checkatrade.com is used so that we can improve the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using checkatrade.com. If you block these cookies we cannot be sure how the website will perform during your visit.
We use these cookies to:
- Provide internal use statistics on how checkatrade.com is used
- Help us improve checkatrade.com by measuring any errors that occur
- Test checkatrade.com design and operability
- Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey
Functional cookies allow checkatrade.com to remember choices you make such as your search preferences, and any customisations you make to pages on checkatrade.com during your visit.
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using checkatrade.com. If you block these cookies certain features and services may be affected and we cannot be sure how checkatrade.com will perform during your visit.
We use these cookies to:
- Remember selections or information you have entered when you navigate to different pages during your session on checkatrade.com (for example options you have selected when searching)
- Provide individual services, such as giving feedback on our members.
These cookies are used to enhance your experience of checkatrade.com. They collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests.
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using checkatrade.com. If you block these cookies we cannot be sure how checkatrade.com will perform during your visit.
We use these cookies to:
- Help measure the effectiveness of our own advertising campaigns.
- Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites.
Data Protection Compliance
Checkatrade is a trading name of Vetted Ltd.
Vetted Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales no. 04285394. Registered
office: Unit 6 Sherrington Mews, Ellis Square, Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex,
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Vetted Ltd is registered as a data
controller with the Information Commissioner's office. Registration number Z6851067.
In order to provide you with the products and services you require, we may need to transfer your personal information to agents in countries outside the European Union, some of which do not protect privacy rights as extensively as in the United Kingdom. In addition your information may be stored on computers not in the United Kingdom. However in such cases we will ensure that the agent is contractually bound to protect your details to the same extent as regulated by Data Protection Act 1998.
You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about
you. Access can be granted by means of a specific link and ID number which we can
send to you upon request. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering
any request you make.
If you wish to correct any information you have provided to us or if you have any
questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings
with the site, please contact us.