Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide information, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from March 2009.

What we collect:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including your postal address, email and telephone number(s)
  • Details specific to your enquiry

What we do with the information we gather:

  • We will use the information which you provide us with to respond to your query
  • From time to time we may send promotional emails / mailings about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email or postal address which you have provided. If you would rather not receive these mailings please contact us.
  • We may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. If you would rather not be contacted please contact us.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously provided us with personal information but would prefer not to be contacted in the future please contact us.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.

Third parties – marketing and relationship management

We may from time to time supply your information to third parties for marketing or relationship management purposes. The main purposes to which your data are put are to allow third parties to provide you with information about goods and services which they think may be of interest to you and/or to maintain any existing relationship they may have with you. Such information may be provided by marketing communications or advertising which is tailored to your interests. Your data may also be used in the way described below. Be assured that any such parties will only be allowed to use your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable law relating to privacy.

Those third parties who would wish to send you marketing communications or to advertise to you will fall into the following categories:

Sector Description and examples
Retail
  • Online retail
  • General stores
  • Automotive (including dealerships and accessories)
  • Property
  • Home furnishings
  • Home improvement
  • Fashion and clothing
  • Telecoms and utilities
Finance
  • Pensions
  • Loans, credit cards and mortgages
  • Investments & savings
Insurance
  • Home
  • Car
  • Travel
  • Pet
  • Personal
  • Other insurances
Travel
  • Holidays
  • Hotel
  • Airlines
  • Travel booking
Lifestyle
  • Health & Well-being
  • Fitness
  • Charities
  • Media & publishing companies
  • Leisure
  • Gaming
  • Legal Services
  • Educational institutions

Scope of Consent

By submitting your personal data on this site, whether in those fields marked mandatory or otherwise, you are affirming your consent for such information to be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You will be able to withdraw that consent at any time by the methods described below.

If you do tick any of the boxes in the fair processing notice inviting you to give your consent, those third parties may contact you by the channels which you have ticked. So, for example, if you tick the post and e-mail boxes, that means that third parties falling in the categories listed above can contact you via post and e-mail but not by the other channels.

If you opt in to telephone calls you are consenting to receiving live calls and recorded calls.

By continuing to use this website you have consented to information being collected from your device by cookies or other similar technologies, for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including the display of targeted advertising based on the information provided.

Opting out at a later date

Once you have given your consent, you can however still control whether or not you continue to receive communications or see such advertisements from such third parties. The method of control depends on the channel of communication or advertising:

Post

You can also withdraw your consent for postal marketing from anyone by adding your details to the Mail Preference Service. For more details please go to www.mpsonline.org.uk.

E-mail or SMS (text message)

You can unsubscribe from receiving e-mail or SMS marketing communications from any individual third party by using the instructions in any email communication such third party sends you (usually an ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘STOP’ link).

Telephone calls

To withdraw your consent for live or automated calls from anyone you can add your name to the Telephone Preference Service which is maintained at this website address: www.tpsonline.org.uk.

You can also opt out at any time from communications via any of the methods described above by e-mailing us at post@bedfordinsurance.co.uk. Please note that such opt-out will only apply to communications from those third parties with whom we have a business relationship. If you opt out this way, you may still receive communications from third parties with whom we have no relationship.

Social media and online

You can configure your advertising preferences on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest by accessing your settings or preference options on the relevant platform.

If you no longer want to receive personalized advertising on any website you visit, you can usually opt out directly through the privacy policy of the particular website you are accessing. Please note that this will not block ads that are displayed on the websites you visit, it will simply stop you receiving advertising that has been tailored to your interests. This opt-out relies on a cookie, so if you wipe all your cookies then that website will no longer know that you have opted out. The same applies if you use a different internet browser, or use a new computer to access the internet. You can also opt out of such advertising by visiting the IAB opt-out platform at www.youronlinechoices.com. Please note that this and other platforms allow you to opt out of interest-based advertising delivered by registered members.

Combining data

The information you give us may be combined with other information about you that is obtained from other sources. For example:

  • If you are already a customer of a third party, that third party might wish to add an e-mail address you give us to the customer records that it holds about you, and use that email address to maintain their relationship with you and/or to offer you goods and services that are similar to those you have previously purchased.
  • The data you provide here may be combined with data you have provided elsewhere to verify your identity or validate the information you have provided (for example in the context of a third party’s anti-fraud measures.)
  • If you have given any third parties permission to share your information, or if you sign in through a social medium, those third parties may be able to find and use information about you so that, in order to speed up the registration process or offer you tailored advertising, you don’t have to provide the information directly to us. The information we obtain will be used in accordance with the other parts of this privacy policy.

The consent you provided for any information you have previously shared with us or any third parties will be renewed at the time you give your consent for any new information sharing unless you indicate otherwise by contacting us, by e-mailing us at post@bedfordinsurance.co.uk.

Analysis and derivative data products

Sometimes your data will be used for analysis purposes or to build data products. In these instances, the information is aggregated and wherever possible anonymised in line with the Information Commissioner’s code of practice. Again, these products are of a marketing nature.

Security

All third party users of your data are required to adopt and implement best practice security measures to prevent the loss of or unauthorised access to your personal information.

If you have any queries or concerns about the data usage please contact us by emailing us at post@bedfordinsurance.co.uk.

Legitimate Interests

Under the Data Protection Act, we are also permitted to share some information with third parties who use such data for non-marketing purposes (including credit and risk management, identification and fraud prevention, debt collection and returning assets to you). This would include the data you provide to us today, at any time in the past and in the future.

Contacting us, exercising your information rights and Complaints

If you any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, wish to exercise your information rights in connection with the personal data you have shared with us or wish to complain, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer
Bedford Insurance
Argent House
Argent Court
Hook Rise South
Tolworth
KT6 7LD

(Email: post@bedfordinsurance.co.uk)

 

 

 

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