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. Find out more about the ICO.
Berkeley Alexander is a trading name of Advisory Insurance Brokers Limited.
Advisory Insurance Brokers 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 email@example.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 ardonagh.com/about-us/business-portfolio. Please note that different parts of the group may have different data protection officers.
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 risks related to your enquiry or product and payment details (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 product or service or to process a claim.
We only collect and process sensitive personal data where it is critical for the delivery of a product or service and without which the product or 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 product or 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 product or 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 risk 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.
We will use your personal data to:
We may also take the opportunity to:
From time to time we will need to call you for a variety of reasons relating to your products or service (for example, to update you on the progress of a claim or to discuss renewal of your insurance contract). 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.
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.
In addition to companies within the Ardonagh Group, third parties (for example insurers, loss adjustors or data enrichment services) deliver some of our products or provide all or part of 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 provided (for example verification of any quote given to you or claims processing, underwriting and pricing purposes or to maintain management information for analysis).
We, or our partners, may make searches of your credit history.
We may use firms involved in financial management regarding payment.
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. View more information on the companies within the Ardonagh Group.
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.
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 product, contract, or service we provide. In certain cases, we will keep your information for longer, particularly where a product includes liability insurances or types of insurance for which a claim could potentially be made by you or a third party at a future date, even after your contract with us has ended.
There are a number of rights that you have under data protection law. Commonly exercised rights are:
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
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to The Data Protection Officer, 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
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: ico.org.uk