Privacy Policy

Last updated on 14 May 2019

We're grateful that you've taken the time to visit our website, and want to reassure you that any information you share with us is treated with respect.

Background

Choice Group understands that your privacy is important, and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, https://www.choicemoney.co.uk and will collect and use personal data only in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using our site immediately.

1: Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of our site and/or when you use certain features of our site. Details of the cookies used by our site are set out in our cookie policy;
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 amended by EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
“We/Us/Our” means Choice Group, its subsidiaries in the UK registered in England Authorised and Regulated by the FCA for the provision of Payment Services;

2: Information About Us

2.1  Our site is owned and operated by Choice International Limited.
2.2  Our Data Protection Officer is Mr. Nicholas Bridges, who can be contacted here, or by post at 34 Curzon Street, London,W1J 7TS.

3: What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of our site. Our site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4: Your Rights

4.1  As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this policy and our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
 
4.1.1  The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;
4.1.2  The right of access to the personal data we hold about you (see section 12);
4.1.3  The right to rectification if any personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact us using the details in section 13);
4.1.4  The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask us to delete any personal data we hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like us to delete it sooner, please contact us using the details in section 13);
4.1.5  The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
4.1.6  The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
4.1.7  The right to object to our using your personal data for particular purposes;
4.1.8  Rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling.
 
4.2  If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact us using the details provided in section 13 and we will do our best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
4.3  For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

5: What Data Do We Collect?

This site has no covert methods of obtaining personalised data. When you use the contact form, we will collect and retain only the personal information you choose to share with us. Note that this will include at least your name and e-mail address. These items of information are collected purely so that we can respond to you.

The cookies in use on this site do not reveal to us any of your personally identifiable data. Some third-party cookies may, however, collect personally identifiable data. For more information on data collected by cookies, refer to our cookie policy.

6: How Do We Use Your Data?

6.1  All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 as amended by GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.

6.2  Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:

 

6.2.1  Providing and managing your account;

6.2.2  Providing and managing your access to our site;

6.2.3  Supplying our services to you (please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);

6.2.4  Personalising and tailoring our services for you;

6.2.5  Replying to emails from you;

6.2.6  Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time;

6.2.7  Market research;

 

6.3  With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you with information, news and offers on our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 as amended by GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

6.4  You have the right to withdraw your consent to our using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.

6.5  We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Records are kept to allow ongoing communication and for compliance purposes, and deleted when neither of these purposes any longer apply. You have the right to instruct us to delete your data held in our records at any time, and we undertake to comply with such instruction in a timely manner.

7: How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

7.1  We keep your personal data only for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.

7.2  Your data will be stored in the UK, unless you request that we provide you with off-shore services, in which case your information will be shared with our Custodians outside the EEA. You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using our site and submitting information to us. If we do store data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR including:

7.2.1  Organising data processing control arrangements with our custodians

 

7.3  Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our site.

7.4  Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:

7.4.1  Appointment of a data protection officer;

7.4.2  Implementation of a data management framework, including policies, procedures and internal control mechanisms to ensure your data is secure and processed according to your rights;

7.4.3  Use of a secure connection (https) to encrypt data exchanged between your browser and our servers;

7.4.4  Storage of data in encrypted form using industry standard database protections

 

8: Do We Share Your Data?

8.1  In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.

8.2  We may sometimes contract with third parties, such as custodians, to provide services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, order processing and fulfilment of your instructions. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.

8.3  We may compile statistics about the use of our site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will be shared and used only within the bounds of the law.

8.4  The third party data processors used by us are located in the UK; we also may sometimes use third party data processors that are located outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). Where we transfer any personal data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR

9: What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?

9.1  We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Any personal data that you have provided will, where it is relevant to any part of our business that is being transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use that data only for the same purposes for which it was originally collected by us.

9.2  In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will, however, be given the choice to have your data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.

10: How Can You Control Your Data?

10.1  In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 4, when you submit personal data via our site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails, and at the point of providing your details and by managing your account).

10.2  You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.

11: Your Right to Withhold Information

11.1  You may access most of our site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data, either through a personal log-in or cookies.

11.2  You may restrict our use of cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy

12: How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us for more details using the contact form, or via the contact details below in section 13.

13: Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our site or this privacy policy, please contact us using the contact form, or by post at 34 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TS. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under section 12, above).

14: Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on our site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of our site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up to date.

 
 
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