HomingPIN Limited ("HomingPIN", we or us) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy explains how we use any personal information that you provide to us through, email, our website, app or via SMS. Please read it carefully. We may change this policy. We will post any changes on this page, so please check back frequently.
For the purposes of data protection law, the controller is HomingPIN Limited of 39-41 High Street, Dunmow CM6 1AE.
HomingPIN Limited works with a sales partner, HomingPIN Global. HomingPIN Global is part of the service we provide but it does not process or control our data directly. HomingPIN and HomingPIN Global, for the purpose of this policy, will be referred to as the “HomingPIN Companies”.
Information we collect from you
We may collect and process the following information about you:
Information you provide
to us You may provide us with information in several ways, including by filling in forms on our websites or on our apps or by corresponding with us by SMS, phone and email. This includes information you provide when you register for an account or subscribe, contact support agents or developers using forms or phone numbers available on our websites or apps, enter a competition, promotion or survey, provide feedback or report a problem with our websites or apps.
This information may include any information you add to your profile (for example, your name, address, email address, phone number, profile picture and user name). If you create a HomingPIN account, this will also include personal information about you.
Information we collect about you
When you use our websites or apps, we automatically collect information about your device, including your IP address, information about your visit (including how you got to our websites) and how you use our services. We may combine this information with other information you have provided to us or which we have received from other sources.
Information we receive from other sources
If you use any of the other websites or services provided by HomingPIN, we may receive information about you or your device in relation to that use, including your IP address, information about your visits how you use the services of the HomingPIN.
We work closely with third parties (for example, business partners, advertising networks, analytics providers and search information providers) and may receive information about you from them. This could include socio-demographic information and information about your likely interests based on your previous web browsing and purchases. We may combine this information with other information you have provided to us or which we collected about you.
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
Providing our services to you and fulfilling your requests
- Providing you with the information, products and services you request from us or another HomingPIN Company.
- Administering promotions or competitions that you enter with us or another HomingPIN Company.
- Allowing you to participate in our interactive features when you choose to do so.
- It may be necessary for example when a request for support is submitted we may need to share your support request (including your contact email address) with our appointed agent in that region for them to contact you directly.
Service improvement and account management
- Ensuring that our content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device.
- Administering our websites and apps and for internal business administration (for example, troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes).
- Protecting our interests and those of third parties and as part of our efforts to keep our services safe and secure.
- Managing and operating your account with us.
Marketing and advertising
- If your HomingPIN pack has been provided to you free of charge by a third party it is a condition of activating the product and initiating the service that your data will be shared with the company providing your pack. This is under the understanding that by receiving this free pack you have an interest in their services and would not object to receiving marking and product information from them. You will be required to “opt in” at the time of activation.
- If you have purchased a branded pack, - from a third party, it is a condition of activating the product and initiating the service that your data may be shared with the company providing your pack. This is under the understanding that by purchasing this pack you have an interest in their services and would not object to receiving marking and product information from them. You will be required to “opt in” at the time of activation. If you do not wish to have your data shared then please send us the pack and proof of purchase to the address provided and we will refund your postage and provide you a non-branded equivalent pack.
- Providing you and others with information about goods and services that we, other HomingPIN Companies and selected third parties offer that may interest you or them, which may be based on inferences about your or their likely interests based on your activity on websites operated by HomingPIN Companies or third parties.
- Customising or enhancing your experience of our services, which may use inferences about your likely interests based on your activity on websites operated by HomingPIN Companies or third parties.
- Delivering relevant advertising to you on websites operated by HomingPIN Companies or third parties or in direct communications from us, which may use inferences about your likely interests based on your activity on websites operated by HomingPIN Companies or third parties.
- Measuring and understanding the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others.
Legal basis for processing
Our legal basis for processing your personal information for the purposes described above will typically be one of the following:
ConsentYou have consented to us using your personal information for a purpose for example, when you create an account with us, you agree in the event of your item being found to HomingPIN sending your contact information to approved third party’s such as airlines, cruise lines and or hotels. This is for us to provide the lost property recovery service to you. If you have registered a pack that is offered in conjunction with a service offered with another company for example, registering a pack that comes with baggage insurance, you agree for the other company to receive your information to offer that service and to receive relevant marketing emails about the services you are receiving from the other company. For all other marketing purposes, we will only share your data with carefully selected third party’s with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the information from your account or updating your marketing preferences by emailing email@example.com.
Legitimate interestsIt is in our legitimate interests to use your personal information to operate, improve and promote our services (for example, when we customise your experience of our services or use your information for analytics purposes) and to protect our business. Sometimes, we may process your personal information when it is in the legitimate interests of another company, such as HomingPIN Global.
Legal obligationsIf it is necessary for us to use your personal information for us to comply with a legal obligation. HM Revenue and customs, regulators and other authorities who may act as processors based inside or outside the EU may require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances. We are obliged by law to retain certain information from financial transactions for a minimum of 6 years.
Sharing your personal information
We outsource our IT infrastructure to another UK based Company, and so we may share your personal information with this Company to help store your data efficiently and securely. Other HomingPIN Companies may access your personal information to help provide you with services that you request from those HomingPIN Companies (for example, to help you get your lost property back) and to provide you with relevant recommendations of other HomingPIN services and products.
We may also share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:
Airlines/Airports, Hotels, Cruise lines and other approved lost property departments
In the event of your item being found to HomingPIN sending your contact information to approved third party’s such as airlines/airports, cruise lines and or hotels. This is for us to provide the lost property recovery service to you.
When this happens, the Company or approved third parties such as airlines/airports, cruise lines and or hotels, will apply their own privacy policies to how they use your personal information. You can find these privacy policies on their websites.
Our service providers: to help us run our business and perform services you request
If you have registered a pack that is offered in conjunction with a service from another company for example, registering a pack that comes with baggage insurance or additional membership to their own organisation, you agree for the other company to receive your information to offer that service and to receive relevant marketing emails about the services you are receiving from the other company.
You can find these privacy policies on their websites and you should check that you are happy with them before. registering those particular tags.
We may provide your personal information to our business partners, suppliers and subcontractors who provide services to us or where necessary to perform a service that you have requested.
Advertisers and advertising networks: to serve relevant adverts to you and others
We may provide your personal information to our partner advertisers and advertising networks that require that information to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. You may opt out of marketing emails at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Analytics and search engine providers: to help us improve our services
We may provide non-personal data about your visit to analytics and search engine providers to help us improve and optimise our services. We generally only share this information in a form that does not directly identify you.
We may also share your personal information with third parties for the following reasons:
If we sell or buy any business or assets
If we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of that business or those assets, along with its professional advisers. If HomingPIN (or substantially all of its assets) is acquired, personal information held by it about its users will be one of the transferred assets.
To obtain professional advice
We may disclose your personal information to obtain professional advice (for example, from lawyers or financial advisors).
To comply with a legal obligation
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to a request from law enforcement or another regulatory authority. We may disclose your personal information to enforce our agreements with you or to protect the rights, property or safety of HomingPIN, its users or others. This includes sharing personal information with other organisations for fraud prevention purposes.
Storing your personal information
We may transfer, store or process your personal information outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). The laws in some countries may not provide as much legal protection for your personal information as in the EEA.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Where we use service providers outside the EEA, we rely on approved data transfer mechanisms (for example, the EU Standard Contractual Clauses and the EU-US Privacy Shield) to ensure that your personal information is adequately safeguarded in the recipient country.
Where you have a password to enable you to access some parts of our websites or apps, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. You must not share your password with anyone.
We store your data on a cloud based server supplied by a company that is GDPR and PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant, which has been validated by an authorized independent Qualified Security Assessor. They have implemented physical, administrative and technical measures designed to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. These industry-standard safeguards are consistent with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard, and include without limitation encryption of credit card information, password and/or cryptographic key-based authentication controls on servers which house personal information, browser-based secure sockets layer encryption, and other storage system access control mechanisms to protect the integrity of internal databases and prevent unauthorized access.
Unfortunately, transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal information, but we cannot guarantee its security and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. These periods vary depending on the nature of the information and your interactions with us. If you would like to delete your HomingPIN account, please contact us using the details below.
Opting Out of Collection of Information by Third Parties
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can do this at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any marketing email we send you or by updating your email preferences in your HomingPIN account (email preferences in your account will be coming soon).
Data protection law gives you the right to access your personal information, to object to the use of your personal information for certain purposes, and the right to erase, restrict or receive a machine-readable copy of your personal information. You can access and update and delete your HomingPIN account information by logging into your HomingPIN account.
If you cannot fulfil your request using these tools or you wish to have your personal data removed, please email email@example.com or contact us using the address below
We will handle your request in accordance with the law. This means there may be legal reasons why we cannot fulfil all requests.
Links to third party websites
Post: Joe Hunt, Data Protection Officer, HomingPIN Limited, 39-41 High Street, Dunmow, CM6 1AE
We hope that we will be able to resolve any questions or concerns you have. However, you may at any time raise your concern with the UK Information Commissioner at:
Post: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF