Last Updated on 23/01/2021
Cookie (definition): a small file which we send to your computer. This file is then stored on your browser or hard disk. By storing the cookie on your computer we are able to recognise you when you visit our site.
Anonymous Data Collection
Some 'anonymous' data is collected. For calculations or the Decision in Principle, we need information such as employment type, term of loan and size of loan. Other anonymous data such as IP addresses, browser types, pages visited and time spent on our site is also collected to help us understand how people are using the website so that we improve its efficiency. Please see below for more information on the data we collect and 'cookies'.
Open emails are not secure. Third parties could intercept, view or alter information you send via email. House Deals is not responsible for and cannot accept liability for any damage resulting from email messages sent to or received by us. If you send us an email, please keep confidential information to a minimum. We, in turn, will use our security procedures to check your identity before giving out information about your account.
Any software and/or documentation from our Website is downloaded at your own risk. If you are unsure about the suitability of software and/or documentation to be downloaded from this website, please obtain specialist advice before downloading.
Up-to-Date Product Information
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Privacy Statement in Relation to 'Cookies'
A 'cookie' is a small file which we send to your computer, and which is stored on your browser or hard disk. It allows us to recognise you when you visit the site. It also helps us to recognise your preferences so that we can improve our internet service to you. The ‘cookies’ we use include ‘targeting cookies’ to help make sure the adverts you see on your screen are relevant and useful to you. The 'cookie' does not include personal information such as your name, so your privacy is protected.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you would prefer cookies not to be used, you may be able to set your browser to prevent you from receiving new cookies, notify you before accepting cookies or disable cookies altogether (click "Help" in your browser menu for your browser manufacturer’s instructions). By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you will still be able to use most of the features on this website. You may also lose access to partner websites such as Cozy and Online Shop.
CarsFinance.co.uk is a trading name of Shoppable LTD. Company Registration No: 10554784. For purposes of this GDPR Policy it shall be referred to as "CarsFinance" only.
CarsFinance collects personal data via this website in order to provide the information or services you request via cookies and sessions. By using any of our services and/or CarsFinance ("Site", "Website") you automatically accept to be governed by this GDPR Policy.
As the controller of your data, CarsFinance complies with Data Protection laws in the United Kingdom and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This GDPR Policy details how CarsFinance processes your personal data.
Data We Collect About You
Personal data collected, used, stored and transferred by us may include:
How We Collect Data About You
Personal data is collected by us using the following methods:
Who We Disclose Data To
Your personal data may be shared with third parties for the following purposes:
Depending on your requirements, it may be necessary to share your personal data with CarsFinance network and specialist product providers in order for suitably qualified advisers to source relevant products and services or to re-engage with existing clients.
Lenders and Protection Product Suppliers
To source and submit applications in order to conclude the contract for the car finance / protection application and the ongoing servicing of these contracts.
Specialist IT system providers to deliver our service to you (including sourcing of products, providing continuing advice, sharing of documentation, payment processing, informing you about relevant products and services, service & advice quality checking and improvements, and to request feedback on customer service standards). It may also be necessary to share your personal data with non-affiliated companies who perform support services on our behalf including those that provide professional, legal or accounting advice to Cars Finance.
Licensed Credit Agencies
For the purposes of confirming your identity to comply with Anti Money Laundering requirements ( TransUnion data processing information can be found in the privacy notice on the www.callcredit.co.uk website); to perform a credit assessment to assess your eligibility; to obtain a Lenders Decision In Principle; and as part of a full application.
Sharing of information may be necessary to fulfil our legal obligations as a regulated profession, for example with the Financial Conduct Authority, to verify your identity and comply with Anti Money Laundering legislation, and otherwise co-operate with law enforcement, legal proceedings or regulatory authorities.
Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
These companies are required to ensure appropriate security measures are in place and maintain the confidentiality of your personal data, and to use your personal data only in the course of providing such services and in accordance with CarsFinance instructions.
How Long We Hold Data
We only retain your personal data for as long as necessary. The points below outline how long data is retained, and depends on the reason the personal data is used for:
Successful Car Finance / Protection Applications
For the full car finance or protection policy term plus a further 6 years, or for a period of 30 years for historical cases if the original term is not recorded.
Withdrawn, Stalled, Incomplete and Failed Car Finance/Protection Applications
2 years from the date the latest application was started, or 6 years from the application submitted date if application was submitted and subsequently rejected.
Client Portal Accounts
2 years from the date of last login if not proceeded to full application.
Enquiry Data Obtained from Third Parties that Do Not Result in an Application
2 years from the date the lead was received from the Introducer.
After these retention periods if there is no other on-going client relationship your personal data will either be securely deleted or anonymised so that it can be used for statistical purposes but without any method of identifying you individually.
Your Data Rights
As part of this policy you have rights to:
Clients who reside within the European Union retain their data subject rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. EU-based clients with queries regarding how CarsFinance processes their data can contact our customer support by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or complaints relating to how we use your personal data, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights regarding your personal data, please contact our customer support by e-mailing email@example.com or by writing to us. We will respond to you as soon as is possible. The length of time will depend on the type and complexity of the request, but you will receive a response no later than one month from the initial request.