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Privacy Policy

At UK Business List we are committed to protecting your privacy. You can provide us with as much, or as little, personal information as you feel comfortable with. We use the information we collect to make your UK Business List experience, across all our communication channels, a rewarding one.

Whether you use the UK Business List service (service) over the phone (landline or mobile) or the Internet, our data collection and usage policy allows you to control the personal information you give to us and what we can do with it. In this way your privacy is guaranteed.

We aim to build your trust and confidence in the service and we will not hold or use your personal details without your permission.

Information We May Collect From You

UK Business List only collects information that personally identifies you or allows UK Business List to contact you with your permission.

Inherent within our Terms & Conditions is your agreement that our free service is offered on the understanding that we will contact you via email periodically with partner and sponsored announcements. At all times you will have the option to remove your listing from our database.

UK Business List also monitors general call centre requests, web site traffic, and user opinions to help continually improve the UK Business List service.

Why do we collect this information?

We collect personal information in order to provide this unparalleled free service.

How do we use personal information?

UK Business List uses personal information:

  • To understand more about you so that we can tailor the service whenever you access it.
  • To summarise usage behaviour for advertisers and partners, and to describe our service and performance
  • To improve the service.
  • For other personalised value-added services to which you have specifically subscribed to.

IP Addresses and Cookies

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 reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using 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. They enable us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.
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 your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

[Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.]

Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses Made of the Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
When contacting you for the above purposes, unless you tell us otherwise we may do so by phone, post, email, text message or any other way (electronic or otherwise).

We may also permit selected third parties to use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone or, if you have consented, by electronic means.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please contact our customer services team by using the address or telephone number below:

Customer Services
The Scothosts Group
Unit 2S1, 5 Ratcliffe Terrace
Tel: 0131 516 8990

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at the above address or by sending an email to

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to

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