About Claims Ltd., trading as AboutClaims.co.uk – (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting AboutClaims.co.uk you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), the data controller is
About Claims Ltd, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
If you have any queries about how we use your personal information you can contact us on any of the following mediums:
• Email: support @ aboutclaims.co.uk
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
When you register on AboutClaims.co.uk and click the submit button, your information is sent to the database of About Claims Ltd. After completing and submitting your information, you have “finished” the registration procedure, thereby validating your membership on our website.
Name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, and date of birth are examples of the information that may be collected during registration. We may employ the services of other trustworthy partners in conjunction with your registration.
When you register with AboutClaims.co.uk, you agree that About Claims Ltd and/or its sponsors and partners may send you communications through the channel(s) you selected during the sign-up process until you exercise your right to opt-out of receiving such communications.
We may share your information with marketing services providers (a list is available upon request), who will use it as an input for products and services designed to help businesses better understand the likely characteristics of their customers, communicate with them more effectively, and find others like them across a variety of marketing channels. In sharing your data with them, we rely on GDPR’s lawful basis for processing personal data, known as “legitimate interest” because our business depends on our capacity to collaborate with third parties that process personal data for marketing purposes. They may also share your information with their clients, which may result in you receiving targeted direct mail or online advertisements.
We use your personal information collected via our website to:
Information you provide to us will be passed over to an FCA registered claims management company or a SRA registered solicitor. About Claims Ltd (trading as AboutClaims.co.uk) will receive a fee/commission for passing over your information to the claims management company or solicitor (at no additional cost to you).
facilitate communication between yourself and claims management company or registered solicitors.
review and/or monitor your claim details, status and/or outcome.
provide you with information about the products and services we offer.
provide you with a more personalised service.
conduct market research.
conduct customer satisfaction surveys.
run prize draws and promotions.
pass onto selected companies to provide you with other offers and promotions.
share with selected and reputable third parties for marketing communications (A list of third party clients is available upon request).
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site service (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you submit an inquiry on our site, subscribe to our services, search for information, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, enter into a survey or when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial information, and other personal information.
Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), to and from our site (including date and time); services you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We will use the information you provide to us:
to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
to take steps, at your request, to enter into a contract to provide our services. For example, we may process your personal information to discuss our services with you or provide a quote for our services;
to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or inquired about;
to provide you, or permit other possible group companies to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing client, we will contact you by electronic means (e-mail or messaging, SMS or Whatsapp), telephone or in writing with information about services similar to those which we provided to you or which were the subject of a previous inquiry from you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit other possible group companies to use your data, they will contact you by telephone and any subsequent means that you may agree with them. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details onto other possible group companies for marketing purposes, please note that you have the right to object to this use of your personal information and to restrict our use of your personal information. You can exercise your right to object and/or restriction by contacting us using the above contact details;
all registrations on AboutClaims.co.uk will be passed onto a licensed third party claims management expert, that will contact you via one of the methods provided to discuss your potential claim.
to notify you about changes to our service;
to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;
to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;
to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about services that may interest you or them.
We will process your personal data in circumstances where we have a legitimate interest to do so.
This includes the following circumstances:
To inform you about other claims which you may be eligible to submit. This includes claims related to mis-sold financial products (such as, but not limited to, mis-sold loans or PCP products,) and claims related to other financial investment products and services (such as, but not limited to, pensions, mortgages and SIPPs);
To inform you about potential class action claims that may affect you;
To assist you in circumstances where you have engaged the services of a claims management company charging an upfront fee who does not provide you with a service or provides you with an inadequate service.
Please note that where we process your personal data on legitimate interest grounds we will only process the personal data that is necessary to fulfil the above legitimate interest.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our sister companies and any other current or future subsidiaries, holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006 should they exist.
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
Claims management companies or solicitors that may contact you with the purpose of obtaining your custom for their business.
Debt recovery agencies for the purposes of recovering any outstanding service fees you may owe us.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If About Claims Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
Such as our lawyers, accountants and other professional advisers who, from time to time, provide us with professional services to ensure our legal and regulatory compliance.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
If you contract our services we will store your personal data for up to six years from completion of our services. This is to enable us to refer to our records and carry out a thorough investigation in the unlikely event that you want to bring a claim against us with the six year limitation period.
If you do not contract our services we will store your personal data to meet the legitimate interests set out above where you may object to this use of your personal data.
Where you engage our services we will store your personal data beyond the six year limitation period to meet the legitimate interests set out above, unless you object to this use of your personal data.
- Right to access
You have the right to request copies of the personal information we hold about you at any time.
- Right to rectification
You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you.
- Right to erasure
You have the right to request that we delete your personal information from our records.
Please note that we will not be able to delete your personal information whilst we are still providing our services to you. We will be able to delete your personal information once you cancel the service or once the service is completed.
- Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request that we restrict how we use your personal information.
- Right to object
You have the right to object to the collection and use of your personal information at any time.
- Right to data portability
You have the right to obtain a copy of your personal information in a legible and compatible format such as Excel or Word.
You can lodge a complaint with us directly by contacting us on one of the above contact details.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO are the regulator who makes sure that we use your personal information in a lawful way.
About Claims Ltd ICO registration number: ZA774872