This policy explains how we collect information, what we use the information about you for, the basis on which we collect it and your rights.
The information we hold is collected and managed by the following companies –
The company’s head office is at Ram Mill, Gordon Street, Oldham, OL9 9RH.
Universal Leasing Limited oversees all of the data management to ensure that compliance with this policy and the data protection rules.
The personal information we collect and hold
We collect the following information from applications for finance, credit reference agencies (‘CRAs’), credit broker and equipment suppliers:
How we use and disclosure personal information
We and third parties may use your personal data for the following the purposes:
We will use your data in considering applications for and providing any credit. We may share this information with third parties where necessary to provide the service. This may include funding providers who will provide funding to us or to whom we intend to assign any agreement. It is likely to include credit reference agencies as outlined below. The details of the funding providers we use are available on request. This information is all used so we can carry out our obligations or rights under these contracts with you or your business. The other funding providers and CRAs will process your information as a Data Controller subject to their own privacy policies.
We may share your information with companies who provide services to us. Where we share data on this basis the companies must enter a data processing agreement to ensure that this policy, the data protection laws and your rights are protected.
We use your personal information when providing services to:
Where we process your data, it is subject to our strict internal policy requirements as well as the Data Protection regulations.
Credit Reference Agencies
In order to process an application, we will perform credit and identity checks on you with one or more credit reference agencies (“CRAs”). We may also make periodic searches at CRAs to manage your account with us.
To do this we will supply your personal information to CRAs and they will give us information about you. This will include information from your credit application and about your financial situation and financial history. CRAs will supply to us both public (including the electoral register) and shared credit, financial situation and financial history information and fraud prevention.
We will continue to exchange information about you with CRAs while you have a relationship with us. We will also inform the CRAs about your settled accounts. If you borrow and do not repay in full and on time, CRAs will record this outstanding debt. This information may be supplied to other organisations by CRAs.
When CRAs receive a search from us they will place a search footprint on your credit file that may be seen by other lenders.
If you are making a joint application or tell us that you have a spouse or financial associate, we will link to your records together, so you should discuss this with them, and share this information with them, before lodging the application. CRAs will also link your records together and these links will remain on your and their files until such time as you or your partner successfully files for a disassociation with the CRAs to break that link.
The identities of the CRAs, their role also as fraud prevention agencies, the data they hold, the ways in which they use and share personal information, data retention periods and your data protection rights with the CRAs are explained in more detail at http://www.experian.co.uk/crain/index.html.
How long will we hold your personal information
We will hold the personal information we use to meet the requirements of our agreements with you for the period of those agreements and any further period afterwards that we need for regulatory or other legal reasons (such as to defend any claims). This will usually mean that we will hold information for seven years after an agreement ends. We will remove any personal information we do not need when we no longer need it.
Where we have personal information which you have consented for us to use we will hold it for the period the consent remains in force and any other period we need for regulatory or other legal reasons. You may remove your consent at any time.
We will delete any information about you we no longer need. Please see below in relation to your rights to have data erased, rectified or for you to access it and for you to object to any processing or to transfer it.
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. These are –
Your privacy and data protection is very important to us and we comply with all aspects of the Data Protection legislation and ensure that any third parties we engage do so. You can find out more about your rights to data from the Information Commissioners Office.
Some data processing may occur in other parts of the European Union (“EU”) or outside of the EU. Wherever data is processed your rights under the Data Protection Regulations will be met and we will ensure that any agreement to process your data ensures this and give you rights in the unlikely event of any security breach.
If you have any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that because of the insecure nature of emails we cannot accept any responsibility for data lost or intercepted in transit.)
Or write to us at: Admiral Leasing & Loans, Ram Mill, Gordon Street, Oldham, OL9 9RH.
Telephone 0161 628 7008