PRIVACY AND COOKIES
The privacy and security of your personal information is very important to us. We will not disclose it to anyone except with your consent or if the law requires us to.
When you make an enquiry or complete an application we will use your personal information including sensitive information, as appropriate, to process your enquiry, set up and administer the account and services you have with us. We will also use your personal information to contact you where necessary, for fraud prevention and detection, legal and regulatory compliance, market research and general business purposes. We will only process your personal information where we have a lawful basis to do so. We will only use your details for marketing where we have consent to do so.
MarketingWe will respect your right to privacy and only contact you if we have your consent, and we will only use methods you have agreed to. This may be post, face to face, email, text message, telephone or any other available messaging service. You can withdraw consent at any time and we will stop sending you details of our marketing offers.
If you change your mind at any time about the contact methods you have agreed to, just let us know by calling 0345 1200 891 visit your local branch or by logging on to your online account.
Our relationships with other organisationsWe will share relevant information with associate companies, agents and service providers to administer the service provided such as assessing suitability, products taken, payment of commission, complaints and to manage our customer relationship with you.
If we offer you products or services from other organisations and you take these products you will be entering into a contract with the organisation concerned. These contracts safeguard the security and confidentiality of your information, and restrict further use by the organisations for their own purposes. All organisations we work with are assessed for adequacy of their security controls
CommunicationsAll communications with us may be monitored / recorded to improve the quality of our service, staff training and for your protection and security.
Applying for a jobIf you would like to know how we use your personal information when applying for a role with us, please see our colleague handbook
How we use your personal information and your rightsFor full details of how we use your personal information see our booklet How we use your personal information (211 KB). This booklet provides details on what personal information we need to collect, why we need it, where we may obtain information from and how long we keep it for.
For information on Your Rights see our booklet Your Rights and Data Protection (210 KB).This booklet informs you of your rights under Data Protection Regulations, how to invoke your rights and our legal obligations regarding your personal information.
If you want to see what personal information we hold about you, you can request a copy of this by completing a Subject Access request form. This form can be found here.
Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) provides help and guidance to make sure we apply the best standards to protecting your personal information. Our DPO can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at:
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