Privacy policy

Please read our privacy notice carefully as it describes our collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of your personal information. This notice applies to any website, application or service which references this privacy notice. Where you provide us with your personal information in any of the ways described in paragraph 2 below, you agree that we may use it as described in this privacy notice.

1. Who we are

If you are resident in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia or Australia, you are dealing with Sage Global Services Limited a company incorporated in England (company registration number 09506951) whose registered office is at North Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 9AA. We are registered on the Information Commissioner's Office Register of Data Controllers under registration number ZA138390.

If you are resident in North, Central or South America, Canada or the Caribbean, you are dealing with Sage Global Services US, Inc., a Delaware corporation whose address is 1715 N. Brown Road Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

If you purchase or subscribe to a local Sage product in your own country of residence e.g. Sage 50 in the UK, you are dealing with the relevant local Sage entity who licenses that product to you as confirmed in the relevant product licence terms. A current list of local Sage entities is set out at the end of this document.

The company you deal with is your data controller and is responsible for the collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of your personal information.

Your data controller is a member of the Sage group of companies (whose parent company is The Sage Group Plc) (the "Sage Group") and may transfer data to other members of the Sage group of companies as outlined in this privacy notice. This privacy notice applies to all of the websites, applications and services offered by Sage Group and its affiliates excluding those websites, applications and services that have separate privacy notices that do not incorporate this privacy notice.

In this privacy notice "we", "our" and "Sage" each mean your data controller and all of the companies that make up the Sage Group.

2. How we collect information

We will collect information about you and any other party whose details you provide to us when you:

We may also collect information from your devices (including mobile devices) and applications you or you users use to access and use any of our websites, applications or services (for example, we may collect the device identification number and type, location information and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, your browsing history and your web log information) we will ask for your permission before we do so. We may do this using cookies or similar technologies (as described in paragraph 6 below).

We may enhance personal information we collect from you with information we obtain from third parties that are entitled to share that information; for example, information from credit agencies, search information providers or public sources (e.g. for customer due diligence purposes), but in each case as permitted by applicable laws.

If you intend giving us personal information about someone else, you must ensure that beforehand you have their explicit consent to do so and that you explain to them how we collect, use, disclose and retain their personal information or direct them to read our privacy notice.

3. How we use your information

You agree that we may use your information to:

We may retain information about you after the closure of your Sage account, if your application for a Sage account is declined or if you decide not to go ahead with it. This information will be held and used for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and legitimate business purposes.

Our website, applications (including mobile applications) and services may contain technology that enables us to:

You can manage your privacy settings within your browser or our applications and services.

In addition to the purposes described in this paragraph 3, we may also use information we gather to deliver targeted advertising, marketing (including in-product messaging) or information to you which may be useful, based on your use of the website, applications or services or any other information we have about you (depending on the websites, applications or services, you may able to configure these features to suit your preferences). Paragraphs 5 and 6 of this privacy notice provides further details on how we will do this.

We may monitor and record our communications with you, including e-mails and phone conversations. Information which we collect may then be used for training purposes, quality assurance, to record details about our website, applications and services you order from us or ask us about, and in order to meet our legal and regulatory obligations generally.

Mobile data

We may obtain information through mobile applications that you or your users install on their mobile devices to access and use our website, applications or services or which you or your users use to provide other services related to that mobile application (for example, to sync information from our application or service with such mobile application). These mobile applications may be our own mobile applications or those belonging to third parties. Where the mobile application belongs to a third party, you must read that third party's own privacy notice as it will apply to your use of that third party mobile application. We are not responsible for such third party mobile applications and their use of your personal information.

Mobile applications may provide us with information related to a user's use of that mobile application and use of our applications and services accessed using that mobile application. We may use such information to provide and improve the mobile application or our own application or services. For example, activity undertaken within a mobile application may be logged.

You can configure our mobile application's privacy settings on your device but this may affect the performance of that mobile application and the way it interacts with our applications and services.

4. Sharing your information

We may share your information with:

We may share non-personally identifiable information about the use of our website, applications, products or services publically or with third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

5. Marketing

From time to time, we may use your information to contact you with details about our applications, products and services which we feel may be of interest to you. We may also share your information with our group companies and carefully selected third parties so that they (or we) may contact you with information about their products or services which we feel may be of interest to you. We or they may wish to contact you for this purpose by telephone, post, SMS or email. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. You may also request at any time that we do not share your information with third parties referred to in this paragraph. If you wish to exercise these rights you can do so by selecting your contact preferences at the point where you provide us with your details on our websites, applications or services or by sending us an email to

6. Cookies, Analytics and Traffic Data

Cookies are small text files which are transferred from our websites, applications or services and stored on your device. We use cookies to help us provide you with a personalised service, and also to help make our websites, applications and services better for you.

Our cookies may be session cookies (temporary cookies that identify and track users within our websites, applications or services which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service) or persistent cookies (cookies which enable our websites, applications or services to "remember" who you are and to remember your preferences within our websites, applications or services and which will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service).

We use the following different types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website or to remember what you have put into your shopping basket.

Performance cookies and analytics technologies

These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, applications and services, for instance which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites, applications or services . These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our websites, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operators' permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Web beacons and parameter tracking

We also use cookies and similar software known as web beacons to count users who have visited our website after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in emails and to collect details of any products or services purchased. These web beacons collect limited information which does not identify particular individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies.

IP Address and traffic data

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

Find out more about the individual cookies and analytics technologies that we use.

Description Purpose
Google analytics

Google analytics Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the websites, applications or services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the websites, applications or services (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the websites, applications or services compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser or within the application, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using our websites, applications or services you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To find out more, see "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps", (located at, or any other URL Google may provide from time to time)

uses the platform. You can view's privacy statements here which contain details of any cookies and analytics that are used within its platform and services: and

No service user state is maintained on the Salesforce web or application servers. Instead, after the user authenticates, the application generates a "cookie" for that user for only that session, with the following information: a version number that identifies the format of the cookie, a number that acts as the session ID and a routing hint."

How to disable cookies

You may be able to configure your browser or our website, application or service to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website, applications or services. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the Internet Advertising Bureau website

7. Your information

If we hold any information about you which is incorrect or if there are any changes to your details please let us know by so that we can keep our records accurate and up to date. If you would like to update your records or see a copy of the information that we hold about you, you can contact us at Data Protection Officer, Sage Global Services Limited, North Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE13 9AA or by email to

If you request a copy of your information you will need to pay the applicable statutory fee.

If you withdraw your consent to the use or of your personal information for purposes set out in our privacy notice, we may not be able to provide you with access to all or parts of our website, applications, and services.

We will retain your personal information for the duration of our business relationship and afterwards for as long as is necessary and relevant for our legitimate business purposes or to comply with applicable laws and regulation. Where we no longer need your personal information we will dispose of it in a secure manner (without notifying with you).

8. Changes to our privacy notice

We may change our privacy notice from time to time. We will always update the privacy notice on our website, so please try to read it when you visit the website (the 'last updated' reference tells you when we last updated our privacy notice).

9. Security and storage of information

We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage. We will do our best to protect your personal information but we cannot guarantee the security of your data which is transmitted to our website, applications or services or to other website, applications and services via an internet or similar connection. If we have given you (or you have chosen) a password to access certain areas of our websites, applications or services please keep this password safe – we will not share this password with anyone.

If you believe your account has been compromised, please contact us at

10. Transfers outside of Europe

Personal data in the European Union is protected by data protection laws but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal data in the same way.

Our website and some of our applications or services or parts of them may also be hosted in the United States and this means that we may transfer any information which is submitted by you through the website or the application or service outside the European Economic Area (which means all the EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) ("EEA") to the United States or to other territories outside of the EEA. When you send an email to us, this will also be stored on our email servers which are hosted in the United States.

We may use service providers based EEA to help us provide our website, applications and services to you (for example, platform and payment providers who help us deliver our applications and services or execute your payments) and this means that we may transfer your information to service providers outside the EEA for the purpose of providing our applications and services to you.

We take steps to ensure that where your information is transferred outside of the EEA by our service providers and hosting providers, appropriate measures and controls in place to protect that information in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations. For example, we may share information with our group companies or affiliates based outside the EEA for the purposes envisaged by this privacy notice. All Sage group companies are subject to Sage group data protection policies designed to protect data in accordance with EU data protection laws.

By using our website, products or services or by interacting with us in the ways described in this privacy notice, you consent to the transfer of your information outside the EEA in the circumstances set out in this privacy notice. If you do not want your information to be transferred outside the EEA you should not use our website, applications or services.

11. Other sites and social media

If you follow a link from our website, application or service to another site or service, this notice will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the information handling practices of third party sites or services and we encourage you to read the privacy policies appearing on those sites or services.

Our websites, applications or services may enable you to share information with social media sites, or use social media sites to create your account or to connect your social media account. Those social media sites may automatically provide us with access to certain personal information retained by them about you (for example any content you have viewed). You should be able to manage your privacy settings from within your own third party social media account(s) to manage what personal information you enable us to access from that account.

12. Further information

If you would like further information about data protection, or if you would like to view the register of Data Controllers, you can visit the Information Commissioner's site at

Company name Address
The Sage Group plc North Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE13 9AA
Sage (UK) Limited
Sage Global Services Limited
Sage Pay Europe Limited
Sage Payments (UK) Limited
Sage Holding Company Limited
Sage Global Services (Ireland) Limited 3096 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Park, Dublin 24, Ireland
Sage Pay (Dublin) Limited
Sage Pay (Ireland) Limited
Sage Hibernia Limited
Sage Technologies Limited
Sage Payment Solutions Inc 6561 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618
Sage Software Inc
Sage Software North America
Sage Software Holdings Inc
Sage Software Canada Holdings Ltd
Sage Software Canada Ltd
Sage Payroll 305 Fellowship Rd, Suite 300, Mt Laurel, NJ North America, 08054
Sage Payment Solutions, Inc 1750 Old Meadow Road, Suite 200, McLean, Virginia 22102
Sage Payment Solutions EFT, Inc 73 Eglin Parkway NE, Suite 30, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Sage Global Services US, Inc 1715 N. Brown Road, Lawrenceville, North America, GA 30043
Sage sp z.o.o Kolejowa 5/7, 01-217 Warsaw, Poland
Sage Schweiz AG Platz 10, CH-6039 Root D4, Switzerland
Sage SP, S.L. Calle Labastida, 10, 28034 Madrid, Spain
Sage Formacion S.A.
Sage Software GmbH Emil-von-Behring-Straße 8-14, 60439, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sage HR Solutions AG
Sage Portugal-Software, S.A. Avenida Dom Afonso Henriques, nº1462, 2º andar, Portugal
Sage SAS 10 rue Fructidor, 75017 Paris, France
Sage S.A. Rue Natalis 2, 4020 Liège, Belgium
Sage South Africa (Pty) Limited 102 Western Services Road, Gallo Manor Ext 6, Gallo Manor, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sage Pay (Pty) Limited 2nd Floor, Old Mutual Building, Wesley Street, Strand, 7149, South Africa
Sage Software Australia Pty Limited Level 2, 67 Albert Avenue, Chatswood, NSW, 2067, Australia