Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy and security. Our policy explains how and why we use your personal data, this will allow you to remain and in control of your information and informed about its use.
From 1st April 2018, Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd will ask its customers to “opt-in” for marketing communications. This is due to a change to the rules which govern how we can communicate with you and a new regulation on personal data (the General Data Protection Regulation) coming into force in May 2018. Therefore, we are introducing a new approach that relies on you giving us your consent about how we can contact you. This means you’ll have the choice as to whether you want to receive these messages and be able to select how you want to receive them, for example an email, phone, SMS or via post.
If you would prefer not to receive communications from us or indeed wish to change how we contact you then please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org in writing to Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd, Highfield, Garth Farm, Llangwstenin, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales, LL31 9JF or you can call us on 0845 644 1964.
We will not sell your personal data and will only ever share it with an organisation that we work with where is necessary and only if its privacy and security of the transfer of this data is upheld.
2. ABOUT US
Your personal data (i.e. any information which identifies you, or which can be identified as relating to you personally) will be collected and used by Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd registered in England with company number 04490088, registered with the ICO under data controller number Z7257888.
3. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOLD
Personal data you provide
We collect data you provide to us. This includes information you give to us when providing details of your name, address and vehicle details we take when initially communicating with you over the potential lease of a vehicle for you or your business then this will be the details we take when trading a vehicle from Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd to you. For example:
Information created by your involvement with us
Your activities and involvement with Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd will result in personal data being created. This could include details of how you’ve helped us by delivering the vehicle or being involved with providing testimonials or the supply of the V5 registration docs and payments
Information we generate
We conduct research and analysis on the information we hold, which can in turn generate personal data. For example, by analysing your vehicle make(s) and model(s) along with the purchase price, how you heard of us and mileage as this will help us to provide Management data to build a profile which assists us in deciding on marketing campaigns on specific makes or models of vehicle. This data also helps direct us in our direct marketing to only send you any marketing that would be of interest or relevance to you, Section 6 (Research and profiling) contains more information about how we use information for profiling and targeted advertising.
Information from third parties
We sometimes receive personal data about individuals from third parties. For example, if we are partnering with another organisation (e.g. you provide your information to another buyer or dealer when we may collaborate on a project). This is also explained in Section 11 (Cookies and links to other sites), we may use third parties to help us conduct research and analysis on personal data (and this can result in new personal data being created).
We may collect information from social media where you have given us permission to do so, or if you post on one of our social media pages. Occasionally, we may collect information from public sources. This could include public databases (such as Companies House), news or other media. We don’t do this to everyone, and it is the exception not the rule.
Sensitive personal data
We do not normally collect or store sensitive personal data (such as information relating to health, beliefs or political affiliation.
Accidents or incidents
If an accident or incident occurs on our property, at one of our collection or sale points, or involving one of our members of staff then we will keep a record of this (which may include personal data and sensitive personal data).
3. HOW WE USE INFORMATION
We only ever use your personal data with your consent, or where it is necessary to:
In any event, we’ll only use your information for the purpose or purposes it was collected for (or else for closely related purposes):
We use personal data to communicate with people, to promote our company with brand awareness and to offer our services to potential clients or indeed to any dealers/buyers. This includes keeping you up to date with our news, updates and campaigns. For further information on this please see Section 5 (Marketing).
We use personal data for administrative purposes such as:
Internal research and analysis
We carry out research and analysis on our marketing campaigns to determine the success of these and to better understand high or indeed low responses which will help us to identify patterns and trends. This helps inform our approach towards campaigning and makes us a stronger and more effective company, allowing us to uphold our customer service level.
Supporter research and profiling
We evaluate, categorise and profile personal data in order to tailor marketing, services and communications (including targeted advertising) and prevent unwanted material from filling up your inbox. This also helps us understand our customers, improve our company and carry out research. Further information on profiling can be found in Section 6 (Research and profiling).
4. DISCLOSING AND SHARING DATA
We will not sell your personal data. If you have opted-in to marketing, we may contact you with information about our partners, Group companies, or third-party products and services, but these communications will always come from Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd and are usually incorporated into our own marketing materials (e.g. advertisements in magazines or newsletters).
We may share personal data with subcontractors or suppliers who provide us with services. For example, if we are purchasing your vehicle then as a fraud prevention precaution we will perform a HPI check on the vehicle which includes, your name, address, vehicle registration and mileage will be shared with the delivering company. However, these activities will be carried out under a contract which imposes strict requirements to keep your information confidential and secure.
From the 1st April 2018, Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd ask its customers and buyers to “opt-in” for most communications. This includes all our marketing communications (the term marketing is broadly defined and, for instance, covers information about the business that we feel may be relevant to you).
This means you’ll have the choice as to whether you want to receive these messages and be able to select how you want to receive them (post, phone, email, text).
If you would prefer not to receive communications from us or indeed wish to change how we contact you then please let us know by emailing email@example.com or in writing to Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd, Highfield, Garth Farm, Llangwstenin, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales, LL31 9JF or you can call us on 0845 644 1964.
What does ‘marketing’ mean?
Marketing does not just mean offering things for sale, but also includes news and information about:
When you receive a communication, we may collect information about your response to us or with the communication and this may affect how we communicate with you in future.
6. RESEARCH AND PROFILING
This section explains how and why we use personal data to build profiles which enable us to understand our customers or buyers to improve our relationship with them and provide a better customer experience.
Analysis and grouping
We analyse our data to determine common characteristics and preferences. We do this by assessing various types of information including behavior (e.g. previous responses) or demographic information (e.g. age or location).
By grouping people together based on common characteristics, we can ensure that group is provided with communications, products, and information which is most important to them. This helps prevent your inbox from filling up, and means we aren’t wasting resources on contacting people with information which isn’t relevant to them.
Profiling to help us understand our customers
We profile our customers as this information helps us to ensure communications are relevant and timely. On occasion, we may also combine information about particular customers with external information (such as directorships listed on Companies House, or news about an individual which has featured in the media) in order to create a more detailed profile about a particular individual.
We will also obtain information about you from other sources, much of which is available on public and private databases. We do this to enhance and fill-in any gaps so that we can understand our customers better, send you the most relevant communications and target our resources effectively.
We may aggregate and anonymise personal data so that it can no longer be linked to any particular person. This information can be used for a variety of purposes, such as recruiting new staff or buyers, or to identify trends or patterns within our existing database. This information helps inform our actions and improve our services and documentation.
7. HOW WE PROTECT DATA
We employ a variety of physical and technical measures to keep your data safe and to prevent unauthorised access to or use or disclosure of your personal information.
Electronic data and databases are stored on secure computer systems and servers and we control who has access to information (using both physical and electronic means). Our staff receive data protection training and we have a set of detailed data protection procedures which all members of staff are required to follow when handling any of your personal data.
All electronic forms that request financial data will use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt the data between your browser and our servers.
Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd complies with the payment card industry data security standard (PCI-DSS) published by the PCI Security Standards Council and will never store card details or bank account information.
Of course, we cannot guarantee the security of your home computer or the internet, and any online communications (e.g. information provided by email or our website) are at the user’s own risk.
Where we store information
Company Vehicle Solutions Ltd operations are based in the UK and we store our data within the European Union. Some organisations which provide services to us may transfer personal data outside of the EEA, but we’ll only allow them to do if your data is adequately protected.
For example, some of our systems use Microsoft products. As a US company, it may be that using their products result in personal data being transferred to or accessible from the US. However, we’ll allow this as we are certain personal data will still be adequately protected (as Microsoft is certified under the USA’s Privacy Shield scheme).
How long we store information
We will only use and store information for so long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for. How long information will be stored for depends on the information in question and what it is being used for. For example, if you ask us not to send you marketing emails, we will stop storing your emails for marketing purposes (though we’ll keep a record of your preference not to be emailed).
We continually review what information we hold and delete what is no longer required. We never store payment information.
10. KEEPING YOU IN CONTROL
We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data. Part of this is making sure you understand your legal rights, which are as follows:
Please keep in mind that there are exceptions to the rights above and, though we will always try to respond to your satisfaction, there may be situations where we are unable to do so.
If you would like further information on your rights or wish to exercise them, please write to our office at Highfield, Garth Farm, Llangwstenin, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales, LL31 9JF.
If you have a complaint, then please direct this to us using the details set out above.
If you are not happy with our response, or you believe that your data protection or privacy rights have been infringed, you can complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates and enforces data protection law in the UK. Details of how to do this can be found at www.ico.org.uk
11. COOKIES AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Our website uses local storage (such as cookies) to provide you with the best possible experience and to allow you to make use of certain functionalities.
Links to other sites
Our website contains hyperlinks to many other websites. We are not responsible for the content or functionality of any of those external websites (but please let us know if a link is not working by using the ‘Contact us’ link on the home page).
When purchasing goods or services from any of the businesses that our site links to, you will be entering into a contract with them (agreeing to their terms and conditions) and not with Company Vehicle solutions.
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Company Vehicle Solutions are a credit broker and not a lender, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered No. 731599.
We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders who may be able to offer you finance facilities for your purchase. We will only introduce you to these lenders. We may receive a commission payment from the finance provider if you decide to enter into an agreement with them. You may be able to obtain finance for your purchase from other lenders and you are encouraged to seek alternative quotations. If you would like to know how we handle complaints, please ask for a copy of our complaints handling process. You can also find information about referring a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk
Registered in England & Wales with Company Number : 04490088 VAT Number : 734 6856 04 Data Protection Number : Z7257888 BVRLA Member Number : 2226
Registered Office : Highfield, Garth Farm, Llangwstenin, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9JF
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