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Successfully negotiating claims since 1867

Successfully negotiating claims since 1867

Successfully negotiating claims since 1867

Terms & Conditions and Privacy

Fair Processing Notice

The privacy and security of your information is important to us. This notice explains who we are, the types of information we hold, how we use it, who we share it with and how long we keep it. It also informs you of certain rights you have regarding your personal data under current data protection law. We will update this notice as required and at least annually (every December). Therefore, we suggest you revisit this notice every December to keep yourself informed.

The terms used in this Fair Processing Notice are based on the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can find out more about the ICO here: https://ico.org.uk/.

Who are we?

Thompson & Bryan (UK) Limited (part of The Ardonagh Group of companies) is the Data Controller of the information you provide us and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the products and services we provide to you.

You can contact us for general data protection queries by email to advisorydataprotection@ardonagh.com or in writing to The Ardonagh Advisory Data Protection Officer, 2nd Floor, The Octagon, Colchester, CO1 1TG. Please advise us of as much detail as possible to comply with your request.

For further information about The Ardonagh Group of companies please visit http://www.ardonagh.com/about-us/business-portfolio. Please note that different parts of the group may have different data protection officers.

What information do we collect?

To enable us to provide you with the right product or service to meet your needs (or to handle a claim) we will collect personal information which may include your name, telephone number, email address, postal address, occupation, date of birth, additional details of your claim related to your enquiry including bank account number and sort code.

We may need to request and collect sensitive personal information such as details of convictions or medical history for us to provide you with the service in order for us to process a claim.

We only collect and process sensitive personal data where it is critical for the delivery of our service and without which the service cannot be provided. We will therefore not seek your explicit consent to process this information as it is required by us to provide the service you have requested and is legitimised by its criticality to the service provision. If you object to the processing of this information, then we will be unable to offer you that service. Where you have given consent for the processing of your data, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

Please note that typically we process data on the legal basis that it relates to a contract of insurance, or a contract to provide you with claims advice, so the right to erasure, which does not apply to personal information processed for a contractual purpose, will not be applicable in many instances.

However, we may also collect personal data for marketing purposes from publicly available sources or product development purposes where it is in our legitimate interests to do so.

How do we use your personal data?

We will use your personal data to

  • Assess and provide the services that you have requested; this may include a search with a credit reference bureau, or data enrichment services
  • Communicate with you
  • Develop new products and services
  • Undertake statistical analysis

We may also take the opportunity to

  • Notify you of important functionality changes to our websites

From time to time we may use your information to provide you with details of marketing or promotional opportunities and offers relating to other products and services from The Ardonagh Group, subject to relevant marketing regulations and permissions.

From time to time we will need to call you for a variety of reasons relating to the service or to update you on the progress of a claim. We are fully committed to Ofcom regulations and have strict processes to ensure we comply with them.

To ensure the confidentiality and security of the information we hold, we may need to request personal information and ask security questions to satisfy ourselves that you are who you say you are.

We may aggregate information and statistics on website usage or for developing new and existing products and services, and we may also provide this information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.

Securing your personal information
We have mandatory security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal information in line with industry practices, including storage in electronic and paper formats.

We store all the information that you provide to us, including information provided via forms you may complete on our websites, and information which we may collect from your browsing (such as clicks and page views on our websites).

Any new information you provide us may be used to update an existing record we hold for you.

When do we share your information?

To help us prevent financial crime, your details may be submitted to fraud prevention agencies and other organisations where your records may be searched, including the Claims and Underwriting Exchange (CUE) and the Motor Insurers Anti-Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR).

In addition to companies within the Ardonagh Group, third parties (for example insurers, loss adjusters or data enrichment services) deliver the service requested by you. In these instances, while the information you provide will be disclosed to these companies, it will only be used for the provision and administration of the service we provide (for example verification of any claims processing, or to maintain management information for analysis).

We, or our partners, may make searches of your credit history.

We may also share your data with other companies who carry out market research on our behalf and who may contact you for the purpose of obtaining feedback on the products and services we offer.

We may share corporate contact information within The Ardonagh Group of companies to assist in providing you with risk advice and keeping you informed about additional products and services. For more information on the companies within the Ardonagh Group, please click here.

The data we collect about you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside of the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of information you have requested.

If we provide information to a third party, we will require it and any of its agents and/or suppliers to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Fair Processing Notice.

We may of course be obliged by law to pass on your information to the police or other law enforcement body, or statutory or regulatory authority including but not limited to the Employer’s Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) and the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB).

We may also share your information with anyone you have authorised to deal with us on your behalf.

How long do we keep your information for?

We will not keep your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was provided unless we are required by law or have other legitimate reasons to keep it for longer (for example if necessary for any legal proceedings).

We will normally keep information for no more than 6 years after termination or cancellation of a service we provide. In certain cases, we will keep your information for longer, particularly where a claim could be subject to litigation or recovery, even after your contract with us has ended.

Your rights

There are a number of rights that you have under data protection law. Commonly exercised rights are:

  • Access – You may reasonably request a copy of the information we hold about you. ICO guidance
  • Erasure – Where we have no legitimate reason to continue to hold your information, you have the right to have your data deleted (sometimes known as the right to be forgotten). ICO guidance
  • Correction – you may request correction of the personal information we hold about you to enable any incomplete information to be corrected. ICO guidance
  • We may use automated decision making in processing your personal information for some services and products. You can request a manual review of the accuracy of an automated decision if you are unhappy with it. ICO guidance

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us by email to advisorydataprotection@ardonagh.com or in writing to The Ardonagh Advisory Data Protection Officer, 2nd Floor, The Octagon, Colchester, CO1 1TG You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard-drive that track, save, and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers they should use the cookie settings here.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard-drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save, or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard-drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookie settings

To change your cookie preferences click here

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website, and its owners, cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses].

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Form

The main purpose of our contact form is to respond to queries and enquiries raised by users regarding our products or services. You may also opt in to receive information about our products and services (see Email Marketing).

Please use the form below to contact us:

Privacy form
Checkboxes *

Email Marketing

This website operates an email marketing program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties without prior permission nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website, or its owners contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates, and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

Terms & Conditions and Privacy

Fair Processing Notice

The privacy and security of your information is important to us. This notice explains who we are, the types of information we hold, how we use it, who we share it with and how long we keep it. It also informs you of certain rights you have regarding your personal data under current data protection law. We will update this notice as required and at least annually (every December). Therefore, we suggest you revisit this notice every December to keep yourself informed.

The terms used in this Fair Processing Notice are based on the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can find out more about the ICO here: https://ico.org.uk/.

Who are we?

Thompson & Bryan (UK) Limited (part of The Ardonagh Group of companies) is the Data Controller of the information you provide us and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the products and services we provide to you.

You can contact us for general data protection queries by email to advisorydataprotection@ardonagh.com or in writing to The Ardonagh Advisory Data Protection Officer, 2nd Floor, The Octagon, Colchester, CO1 1TG. Please advise us of as much detail as possible to comply with your request.

For further information about The Ardonagh Group of companies please visit http://www.ardonagh.com/about-us/business-portfolio. Please note that different parts of the group may have different data protection officers.

What information do we collect?

To enable us to provide you with the right product or service to meet your needs (or to handle a claim) we will collect personal information which may include your name, telephone number, email address, postal address, occupation, date of birth, additional details of your claim related to your enquiry including bank account number and sort code.

We may need to request and collect sensitive personal information such as details of convictions or medical history for us to provide you with the service in order for us to process a claim.

We only collect and process sensitive personal data where it is critical for the delivery of our service and without which the service cannot be provided. We will therefore not seek your explicit consent to process this information as it is required by us to provide the service you have requested and is legitimised by its criticality to the service provision. If you object to the processing of this information, then we will be unable to offer you that service. Where you have given consent for the processing of your data, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

Please note that typically we process data on the legal basis that it relates to a contract of insurance, or a contract to provide you with claims advice, so the right to erasure, which does not apply to personal information processed for a contractual purpose, will not be applicable in many instances.

However, we may also collect personal data for marketing purposes from publicly available sources or product development purposes where it is in our legitimate interests to do so.

How do we use your personal data?

We will use your personal data to

  • Assess and provide the services that you have requested; this may include a search with a credit reference bureau, or data enrichment services
  • Communicate with you
  • Develop new products and services
  • Undertake statistical analysis

We may also take the opportunity to

  • Notify you of important functionality changes to our websites

From time to time we may use your information to provide you with details of marketing or promotional opportunities and offers relating to other products and services from The Ardonagh Group, subject to relevant marketing regulations and permissions.

From time to time we will need to call you for a variety of reasons relating to the service or to update you on the progress of a claim. We are fully committed to Ofcom regulations and have strict processes to ensure we comply with them.

To ensure the confidentiality and security of the information we hold, we may need to request personal information and ask security questions to satisfy ourselves that you are who you say you are.

We may aggregate information and statistics on website usage or for developing new and existing products and services, and we may also provide this information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.

Securing your personal information
We have mandatory security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal information in line with industry practices, including storage in electronic and paper formats.

We store all the information that you provide to us, including information provided via forms you may complete on our websites, and information which we may collect from your browsing (such as clicks and page views on our websites).

Any new information you provide us may be used to update an existing record we hold for you.

When do we share your information?

To help us prevent financial crime, your details may be submitted to fraud prevention agencies and other organisations where your records may be searched, including the Claims and Underwriting Exchange (CUE) and the Motor Insurers Anti-Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR).

In addition to companies within the Ardonagh Group, third parties (for example insurers, loss adjusters or data enrichment services) deliver the service requested by you. In these instances, while the information you provide will be disclosed to these companies, it will only be used for the provision and administration of the service we provide (for example verification of any claims processing, or to maintain management information for analysis).

We, or our partners, may make searches of your credit history.

We may also share your data with other companies who carry out market research on our behalf and who may contact you for the purpose of obtaining feedback on the products and services we offer.

We may share corporate contact information within The Ardonagh Group of companies to assist in providing you with risk advice and keeping you informed about additional products and services. For more information on the companies within the Ardonagh Group, please click here.

The data we collect about you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside of the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of information you have requested.

If we provide information to a third party, we will require it and any of its agents and/or suppliers to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Fair Processing Notice.

We may of course be obliged by law to pass on your information to the police or other law enforcement body, or statutory or regulatory authority including but not limited to the Employer’s Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) and the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB).

We may also share your information with anyone you have authorised to deal with us on your behalf.

How long do we keep your information for?

We will not keep your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was provided unless we are required by law or have other legitimate reasons to keep it for longer (for example if necessary for any legal proceedings).

We will normally keep information for no more than 6 years after termination or cancellation of a service we provide. In certain cases, we will keep your information for longer, particularly where a claim could be subject to litigation or recovery, even after your contract with us has ended.

Your rights

There are a number of rights that you have under data protection law. Commonly exercised rights are:

  • Access – You may reasonably request a copy of the information we hold about you. ICO guidance
  • Erasure – Where we have no legitimate reason to continue to hold your information, you have the right to have your data deleted (sometimes known as the right to be forgotten). ICO guidance
  • Correction – you may request correction of the personal information we hold about you to enable any incomplete information to be corrected. ICO guidance
  • We may use automated decision making in processing your personal information for some services and products. You can request a manual review of the accuracy of an automated decision if you are unhappy with it. ICO guidance

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us by email to advisorydataprotection@ardonagh.com or in writing to The Ardonagh Advisory Data Protection Officer, 2nd Floor, The Octagon, Colchester, CO1 1TG You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard-drive that track, save, and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers they should use the cookie settings here.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard-drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save, or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard-drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookie settings

To change your cookie preferences click here

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website, and its owners, cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses].

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Form

The main purpose of our contact form is to respond to queries and enquiries raised by users regarding our products or services. You may also opt in to receive information about our products and services (see Email Marketing).

Please use the form below to contact us:

Privacy form
Checkboxes *

Email Marketing

This website operates an email marketing program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties without prior permission nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website, or its owners contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates, and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

Terms & Conditions and Privacy

Fair Processing Notice

The privacy and security of your information is important to us. This notice explains who we are, the types of information we hold, how we use it, who we share it with and how long we keep it. It also informs you of certain rights you have regarding your personal data under current data protection law. We will update this notice as required and at least annually (every December). Therefore, we suggest you revisit this notice every December to keep yourself informed.

The terms used in this Fair Processing Notice are based on the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can find out more about the ICO here: https://ico.org.uk/.

Who are we?

Thompson & Bryan (UK) Limited (part of The Ardonagh Group of companies) is the Data Controller of the information you provide us and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the products and services we provide to you.

You can contact us for general data protection queries by email to advisorydataprotection@ardonagh.com or in writing to The Ardonagh Advisory Data Protection Officer, 2nd Floor, The Octagon, Colchester, CO1 1TG. Please advise us of as much detail as possible to comply with your request.

For further information about The Ardonagh Group of companies please visit http://www.ardonagh.com/about-us/business-portfolio. Please note that different parts of the group may have different data protection officers.

What information do we collect?

To enable us to provide you with the right product or service to meet your needs (or to handle a claim) we will collect personal information which may include your name, telephone number, email address, postal address, occupation, date of birth, additional details of your claim related to your enquiry including bank account number and sort code.

We may need to request and collect sensitive personal information such as details of convictions or medical history for us to provide you with the service in order for us to process a claim.

We only collect and process sensitive personal data where it is critical for the delivery of our service and without which the service cannot be provided. We will therefore not seek your explicit consent to process this information as it is required by us to provide the service you have requested and is legitimised by its criticality to the service provision. If you object to the processing of this information, then we will be unable to offer you that service. Where you have given consent for the processing of your data, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

Please note that typically we process data on the legal basis that it relates to a contract of insurance, or a contract to provide you with claims advice, so the right to erasure, which does not apply to personal information processed for a contractual purpose, will not be applicable in many instances.

However, we may also collect personal data for marketing purposes from publicly available sources or product development purposes where it is in our legitimate interests to do so.

How do we use your personal data?

We will use your personal data to

  • Assess and provide the services that you have requested; this may include a search with a credit reference bureau, or data enrichment services
  • Communicate with you
  • Develop new products and services
  • Undertake statistical analysis

We may also take the opportunity to

  • Notify you of important functionality changes to our websites

From time to time we may use your information to provide you with details of marketing or promotional opportunities and offers relating to other products and services from The Ardonagh Group, subject to relevant marketing regulations and permissions.

From time to time we will need to call you for a variety of reasons relating to the service or to update you on the progress of a claim. We are fully committed to Ofcom regulations and have strict processes to ensure we comply with them.

To ensure the confidentiality and security of the information we hold, we may need to request personal information and ask security questions to satisfy ourselves that you are who you say you are.

We may aggregate information and statistics on website usage or for developing new and existing products and services, and we may also provide this information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.

Securing your personal information
We have mandatory security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal information in line with industry practices, including storage in electronic and paper formats.

We store all the information that you provide to us, including information provided via forms you may complete on our websites, and information which we may collect from your browsing (such as clicks and page views on our websites).

Any new information you provide us may be used to update an existing record we hold for you.

When do we share your information?

To help us prevent financial crime, your details may be submitted to fraud prevention agencies and other organisations where your records may be searched, including the Claims and Underwriting Exchange (CUE) and the Motor Insurers Anti-Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR).

In addition to companies within the Ardonagh Group, third parties (for example insurers, loss adjusters or data enrichment services) deliver the service requested by you. In these instances, while the information you provide will be disclosed to these companies, it will only be used for the provision and administration of the service we provide (for example verification of any claims processing, or to maintain management information for analysis).

We, or our partners, may make searches of your credit history.

We may also share your data with other companies who carry out market research on our behalf and who may contact you for the purpose of obtaining feedback on the products and services we offer.

We may share corporate contact information within The Ardonagh Group of companies to assist in providing you with risk advice and keeping you informed about additional products and services. For more information on the companies within the Ardonagh Group, please click here.

The data we collect about you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside of the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of information you have requested.

If we provide information to a third party, we will require it and any of its agents and/or suppliers to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Fair Processing Notice.

We may of course be obliged by law to pass on your information to the police or other law enforcement body, or statutory or regulatory authority including but not limited to the Employer’s Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) and the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB).

We may also share your information with anyone you have authorised to deal with us on your behalf.

How long do we keep your information for?

We will not keep your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was provided unless we are required by law or have other legitimate reasons to keep it for longer (for example if necessary for any legal proceedings).

We will normally keep information for no more than 6 years after termination or cancellation of a service we provide. In certain cases, we will keep your information for longer, particularly where a claim could be subject to litigation or recovery, even after your contract with us has ended.

Your rights

There are a number of rights that you have under data protection law. Commonly exercised rights are:

  • Access – You may reasonably request a copy of the information we hold about you. ICO guidance
  • Erasure – Where we have no legitimate reason to continue to hold your information, you have the right to have your data deleted (sometimes known as the right to be forgotten). ICO guidance
  • Correction – you may request correction of the personal information we hold about you to enable any incomplete information to be corrected. ICO guidance
  • We may use automated decision making in processing your personal information for some services and products. You can request a manual review of the accuracy of an automated decision if you are unhappy with it. ICO guidance

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us by email to advisorydataprotection@ardonagh.com or in writing to The Ardonagh Advisory Data Protection Officer, 2nd Floor, The Octagon, Colchester, CO1 1TG You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard-drive that track, save, and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers they should use the cookie settings here.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard-drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save, or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard-drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookie settings

To change your cookie preferences click here

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website, and its owners, cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses].

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Form

The main purpose of our contact form is to respond to queries and enquiries raised by users regarding our products or services. You may also opt in to receive information about our products and services (see Email Marketing).

Please use the form below to contact us:

Privacy form
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Email Marketing

This website operates an email marketing program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties without prior permission nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website, or its owners contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates, and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

Thompson & Bryan (UK) Ltd

144-146 East Barnet Road, New Barnet EN4 8RD

Registered office: 144-146 East Barnet Road, New Barnet EN4 8RD. Registered in England Number 0848

Design:  Good Impressions   |   Content:  We Do The Words

Thompson & Bryan (UK) Ltd

144-146 East Barnet Road,
New Barnet EN4 8RD

Registered office: 144-146 East Barnet Road, New Barnet EN4 8RD. Registered in England Number 0848

Design:  Good Impressions          Content:  We Do The Words

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