Privacy Policy

Introduction

It goes without saying that we’d never do anything untoward with your personal data (“personal information”).

This privacy policy tells you what we do with your information, what rights you have with regards to it, and anything else we think you should know.

Information we collectWe collect personal information when you request a quote from a supplier or when you sign up for a newsletter. See detail below.
How we use your informationWe may use this information to respond to and fulfil your request for a quote, manage and promote newsletter service, comply with applicable law, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law. See detail below.
How we share your informationWe may share your information with our suppliers to provide data management services and to fulfil your lead request or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.  See detail below.
What cookies we useWe may use cookies (and other technology) to improve the performance of our website. See detail below.
How long we hold informationWe have a data retention policy to make sure that we only hold on to your information for as long as we need to. See detail below.
International transfersWe may need to transfer your information outside of your home country. To protect your information, any such international transfers will be made in accordance with applicable law. See detail below.
Third party linksOur website may contain links to other sites and platforms (such as our Twitter and Facebook) which are not owned or managed by us, and which have their own privacy policies. See detail below.
Your rightsYou have the right to opt out of receiving marketing communications, to receive a copy of the data we hold, and to update your personal data. See detail below.
Changes to this policyWe will let you know about any material changes to this policy via an update on our website, and as otherwise required by applicable law. See detail below. 
Contact usIf you have any questions about your information and what we do with it, please send an email to:  privacy@3smi.co.uk
  1. About us

Architectural Digest Secure Quote is operated by 3S Media International Limited, a digital media business with a head office in UK. Our address is 3S Media International Limited, 45 Gresham Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2V 7BG.

Our company registration is 13696689.

The Privacy Statement applies to personal data collected and processed by 3S Media International Limited.

When we refer to “we”, “us”, “our” or “3S International” in this Statement we mean 3S Media International Limited. 

3S International, as a data controller, is committed to protecting your privacy and we have created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know what to expect when you interact with us on the Architectural Digest Secure Quote website, use our services or sign up for our newsletters. 

We obtain free, no obligation quotes from potential suppliers of products and services for each of our customers that makes an enquiry via our website. In essence we are a quote finding and supplier introduction service. We do not provide the products and services that you require but provide the channels to introduce customers to prospective suppliers. 

We aim to connect you to a supplier as soon as possible the completion of an online enquiry. We work with data controllers who specialise in the delivery of competitive supplier quotes. To be able to deliver suitable quotations to you we send your personal data and the details of your requirements to potential suppliers.  

You are not charged for using our website. When you use our website to buy a product or service from a third party, that third party pays a commission to us. 

  1. The types of personal data we collect

The personal data we routinely collect includes:

  • Your name
  • Postal address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Home ownership status
  1. How we collect your personal data

We collect personal data through a secure quote form which collects necessary contact information to pass onto third party lead partners. 

  1. How we use your personal data

Depending on the permission you have given us, we process your personal data for the following purposes:

ConsentWhen you manually enter information about yourself on our website and submit it as a request to receive our quote finding service. If you do not provide your consent by submitting your details/clicking on submit we will be unable to provide our quote finding service for you. 
Subject to the following, we will send you direct marketing by email about 3S International and Architectural Digest products and services that we think you might be interested in. This will only be sent where you have given us your consent via email newsletter sign up. If you change your mind about receiving our emails you will be able to opt out of electronic direct marketing by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in the email itself.
Legitimate Interests: You can obtain further information on the legitimate interests balancing exercises which we have carried out by contacting us using the contact details provided below. Communicating with you about any queries or complaints to our team;
investigating and handling any complaints received from you about our home improvements services, or anything else;
Creating user / customer insights based on demographic segments to drive targeted email direct marketing and also carrying out market research and surveys;
We will use data in connection with legal claims which concern our company, group or partners, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes as necessary (including disclosure of such information in connection with legal process or litigation); 
  1. Who will we share data with?

We will share your personal data with third parties in the following circumstances:

  • With our lead partners who have contracted with 3S to supply suitably qualified enquiries, including Leads 2 Trade, whose Privacy policy can be viewed here .
  • With our suppliers and service providers working for us such as data management providers
  • With https://www.architecturaldigest.com/ if you have opted into their newsletter
  • Email service providers, communications providers
  • With our professional and legal advisers
  • With third parties engaged in fraud protection and detection
  • With government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our own legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws; and
  • In the event that we sell any business assets, purchasers or prospective purchasers of all or part of our assets or our business, and their professional advisers, in connection with the purchase
  • Otherwise where we have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted to do so
  1. What cookies will be used on the website?

Like other websites, information and data on the 3S International website may be automatically collected through cookies and similar technologies. Cookies are small files placed on website users’ device to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to provide you with a high quality experience when you browse the website and also allows us to improve the website. We use cookies to analyse the flow of information; customise the services and content; measure promotional effectiveness; and promote trust and safety. You can review our detailed cookie Notice here. 

  1. Where we store your personal data

Our website and data processing servers are kept in UK however 3S International also uses an US service provider for email marketing. 

Consequently, your personal data may be processed in countries outside UK and Europe (the “EEA”) (i.e. all 27 EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) including in countries where the local laws do not provide the same level of data protection as those in UK/Europe. 

Where this is the case, and where the transfer is to a country or territory that is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, personal data is adequately protected by ICO approved International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA) or the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) Addendum to the EU Commission-approved standard contractual clauses (which have been implemented pursuant to Article 42 (2) of the GDPR). If you have any questions about the IDTA or SCCs or would like to obtain a copy of them, please email us via the contact details given below.

  1. How long we store your personal data for

Where we process personal data for a lead enquiry, we will send your personal data and the details of your requirements to up to 5 potential suppliers within 60 days of collecting the data. We may keep the information necessary to demonstrate the provenance of that lead. After 95 days your personal data will be deleted.

Where we process personal data for marketing purposes or where you have given your consent, we process the data until you ask us to stop for a short period after this (to allow us to implement your requests), or for up to 24 months at which point we will contact you to check you still want to hear from us. 

We also keep a record of your email address if you have unsubscribed, or you have asked us not to send you direct marketing, so that you do not receive marketing emails in future.

Where we process personal data for any other purpose, including when you make a complaint or provide feedback we retain it for 24 months. 

We may keep a record of correspondence relating to queries and complaints for as long as necessary to protect us from legal claim. 

Where we no longer have a need to keep your information, we will anonymise it. 

  1. How we keep your personal data secure

3S International take the protection of your personal data very seriously and we take appropriate steps to ensure your personal data is stored in a secure environment to prevent any unauthorised access. 

In the course of visits to our Website, we employ widely-used SSL process in conjunction with the respectively highest level of encryption supported by your browser

In all other respects, we take appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction and unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are kept consistently up-to-date based on the latest state of the art technology.

We may use external data service providers to process personal data on our behalf. When we do so we have appropriate agreements in place to protect the data. Any data transfers between external service providers and us are conducted by secure means. 

Where such service providers are located outside the UK, we endeavour to make sure, when required, that additional safeguard mechanisms are in place.

  1. External links

Please remember that if you use a link to go from our websites to another website, or you request a service from a third party, this Privacy Statement will no longer apply once you have left this website. Your browsing and interaction on any other website is subject to that website’s own rules and policies.

  1.  What rights do you have regarding personal information?

You are entitled to ask us:

for a copy of your personal data; 

to correct your personal data (if it is inaccurate, incomplete or not up-to-date); 

to ‘port’ your personal data (i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to you or another data controller);

to erase your personal data; or

restrict its processing (i.e. processing will temporarily stop (save to the extent that personal data will continue to be stored)).

You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on our legitimate interests, and to processing for direct marketing purposes. Further, where we have asked for your consent to process your data, you are entitled to withdraw this consent as more fully described above. 

These rights are limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your personal data. In some instances, this may mean that we are able to retain data even if you withdraw your consent. 

Where we require your personal data to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such data is not provided, then we will not be able to manage our contractual relationship with you, or to meet obligations placed on us. 

If you have unresolved concerns you are entitled to contact the privacy@3smi.co.uk

  1. Complaints

If you are concerned about the manner in which we have collected and used your personal data, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help. If you’re unhappy with the way in which we have handled your personal data you have the right to contact the Supervisory Authority 

  1. Updates to this statement

We review and update this Statement regularly to take account of changes to our processing and regulatory changes. We encourage you to review it from time to time. If we make any significant changes to this statement, we will endeavour to communicate this to you where possible.

  1. Your contact for data protection matters

If you have any questions regarding how your data is collected and processed or would like to exercise any of these rights, please use the following contact details:


Email: privacy@3smi.co.uk
Address: 45 Gresham Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2V 7BG