There are a few simple steps for preparing your telephone numbers for TPS checking.
If you need any help to ensure that your telephone numbers are formatted correctly, please contact us.
Telephone extension numbers e.g. x4536 or other numbers that are not part of the main telephone number
Multiple telephone numbers in the same record. The checker cannot screen multiple numbers in the same field e.g. 07802861197/01451860805
Database control characters. If any of these characters are imbedded in your file it is unlikely that you will get an accurate result. Please remove carriage returns or blank spaces after the last telephone number digit before uploading your file. If you need help with this please contact us.
Your telephone number file should:
Be in a plain text format , either .csv or .txt. The easiest way to do this is from MS Excel. When you have prepared your numbers, click on ‘File’, then ‘Save As’, click on ‘Save As Type’ and then select ‘CSV’ (*.csv) below the file name you have entered before clicking ‘Save’. The checker will still work properly if you include one or more of the following:
international dialling codes e.g. +44 or 0044
non-numeric characters e.g. brackets, hyphens etc.
telephone numbers with orwithout a leading zero e.g. 01451 860105 or 1451860805 and with or without spaces, or a combination of the two.
Be a maximum of 4 Megabytes. If your file is larger you can split it up or contact us for help.
"Legitimate Interests" means the interests of our company in conducting and managing our business to
enable us to give you the best service and the best and most secure experience. For example, we have
an interest in making sure our marketing is relevant for you, so we may process your information to
send you marketing that is tailored to your interests.
When we process your personal information for our legitimate interests, we make sure to consider and
balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data
protection laws. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests - we
will not use your Personal Data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on
you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
The table below sets out further detail on the ways we process your data for our legitimate
interests. If you have any concerns about the processing below, you have the right to object to processing that is
based on our legitimate interests. For more information on your rights, please click here and go to section 9.
Maintaining and using our business relationships; understanding and keeping in touch
with our clients and suppliers.
We have an interest in maintaining and making use of our relationship with you. For
example, if you work for one of our clients we may need to contact you in connection
with one of the services that your employer has purchased from us. Or if you work
for one of our suppliers we may need to contact you about a service that your
employer supplies to us.
We also have an interest in understanding what kinds of people use our services and
how they use them.
We have an interest in promoting our services to our clients and potential clients by
email, telephone and post.
Helping people learn about services that might be of use to them
Our clients and potential clients have an interest in learning about services that
they might find useful.
Like any commercial organisation, we seek to earn revenue through the services that
we provide to our clients.