Privacy Policy

As of 16th June, 2020

Toptenuk.org is a service provided by the Energy Saving Trust for Topten.eu (hereinafter referred to as “Topten”). Topten respects your privacy. Below we explain how we handle and store personal data.

Data controller

The Energy Saving Trust (30 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GP) is responsible for the personal data that are collected via this website.

Description and scope of data processing

Topten strives to limit the scope and amount of personal data. Topten processes personal data only for the following purposes:
  • Server log files: The installed server software processes and stores personal data (namely IP addresses) in server log files for the limited and legitimate purpose of detecting and preventing unauthorized system access and to ensure the security of the systems. Server log files are stored unencrypted for a maximum of 24 hours.
  • Website analysis: We use the web analytics tool Google Analytics to continuously improve our website and services. Anonymous data is sent to Google LLC and processed. We have implemented the IP anonymization function from Google on toptenuk.org.
  • Contact form: The contact form from toptenuk.org uses Google Groups from Google LLC. The completed fields (name, email, subject and message) are saved in a closed Google Group and sent to us directly by email. The data will only be used to answer the request.
  • Competition form: The monthly competitions of toptenuk.org are saved on the server during the competition. After the entry deadline, they will be exported, deleted on the server and saved locally. The completed fields (first name, surname, street, city, postcode and email) of the winners will be passed on to the competition sponsor for sending the prize. We also reserve the right to use the email addresses for a future newsletter. Participant lists will not be passed on to third parties.

Topten employees and contractors can have access to personal data that takes place for the purposes mentioned above. However, their use is limited to the fulfilment of the above-mentioned purpose and the fulfilment of the task (e.g. software development).

Employees and contractors who have access to personal data are obliged to treat this information confidentially and may not use it for other purposes or share it with other parties.

The data protection declaration for the personal data collected as part of the funding program (input mask for applications) can be found here .

Cookies

toptenuk.org uses cookies - small text files that are saved on your computer to make the website more user-friendly.

Cookies are used on our website by third-party providers Google LLC (Google Analytics) using anonymized tracking data. The data will not be saved with other personal data of the users of toptenuk.org

If you still want to deactivate cookies on this and other websites, you can do this in the browser settings. This is explained under the "Help" menu item of the browser or there is support on the topic About Cookies website .

External shop links

The external shop links with daily best prices in the expanded and detail view of the respective products run via affiliate networks. In this context, it is possible that active cookies are stored on the external site for up to 30 days for the corresponding processing. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration of the respective online shop. No corresponding data is collected on our site.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

Topten will only use your personal data for the purposes of this data protection declaration and with the partner tools mentioned. Topten will not rent or sell your data to third parties.

Contact

For further questions about this data protection declaration or data processing and storage at Topten, please email us at DataProtectionOfficer@est.org.uk