References to "you" or "your" are references to any person reading this Privacy Notice.
References to "we", "us", "our" "Auction" are references to Auction Finance Limited.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW HOW WE WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We provide this Privacy Notice to make you aware of our practices in connection with your privacy and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
We encourage all of our customers to familiarise themselves with this statement to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We are committed to ensuring the security of your information. By 'your information' we mean any information about you that you or third parties provide to us.
The Data Protection Act 1998 ("DPA") places obligations on us to process your information fairly and lawfully. For the purposes of the DPA, the data controller is Auction Finance Limited of Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, SK8 3GW.
We collect personal and financial information which we obtain from you when you provide us with data over the telephone, when you send us documents, when you complete and send us a form via our website or from any third parties (including your Broker) when you apply for a loan, you provide to us during the course of your loan or which you give us from time to time.
We will only use the information you provide to us as described in this Privacy Notice.
We will observe the rights granted to you under applicable privacy and data protection laws and will ensure that queries relating to privacy issues are promptly and transparently dealt with. We will only collect your information where we have lawful grounds and legitimate business reasons to do so. We will be transparent in our dealings with you and will tell you about how we will collect your information.
We will update our records if you inform us that your details have changed. We will continue to review and assess the quality of our information.
We will store and process your information on our computers and in our paper folders. By "your information" we mean personal and financial information we:
We and other companies forming part of Jerrold Holdings Limited which includes Auction will use your information to manage your loan, give you statements and provide our services, for assessment and analysis (including credit and/or behaviour scoring, market and product analysis), and to develop and improve our services to you and other customers and protect our interests.
When you apply to us for a loan we will make a search of your credit file with credit reference agencies. We will use the information obtained in the credit reference searches to help us decide whether or not to offer you credit. We may also use the information to satisfy us that the application has been made by you and that the information provided on the application form is true.
Regardless of the outcome of the application, every time a search is made on your credit file, the details of the credit search are recorded on your credit file. This information will subsequently be disclosed to any other organisations that perform a credit check on you and may be used and searched by us and them to:
We will give details of any agreement with us, your account, how you manage it, the payments you make under it and any default or failure to keep to its terms to credit reference agencies. If you borrow from us and do not repay in full or change address and fail to tell us about it, and payments are not made on time we may inform credit reference agencies.
Please telephone or write to us at Compliance Department, Auction Finance Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, SK8 3GW if you want to have details of the credit reference agencies and whom we obtain and pass information onto about you. You have a legal right to these details and a copy of the information held. Please note a fee may be payable.
We may use a credit scoring or automated decision making system.
Your credit file may already be linked to records relating to other people with whom you have a financial association. Before entering into any agreement with you we may search your records and credit reference agencies which may be linked to records relating to your spouse/partner or other persons with whom you are financially linked and other members of your household. For the purpose of your loan application you may be treated as financially linked and will be assessed with reference to 'associated' records.
If you are a joint applicant or you tell us that you are linked financially with another person, you are declaring that you are entitled to: a) disclose information about that person and anyone else referred to by you; and b) authorise us to search, link or record information at credit reference agencies about you and anyone else referred to by you. Before any search or loan application is completed or any agreement is entered into involving joint parties you must both consent to us recording your details with credit reference agencies.
Your financial associates will continue to show on your credit file until either you or one of your financial associates successfully files for a dissociation with the credit reference agencies. We will also link joint applicants in our own records. We will continue linking this information until the account closes or is changed into a sole account and one of you notifies us that you are not longer linked.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU PROVIDE US WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION.
Auction Finance Limited may make searches of records held at fraud prevention agencies. If you give us false or inaccurate information and we confirm fraud, we will record this and will pass this information to fraud prevention agencies and other organisations to prevent fraud and money laundering. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information.
We and other organisations may also access and use information to prevent fraud and money laundering when;
Please contact us at Compliance Department, Auction Finance Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, SK8 3GW if you want to receive details of the relevant fraud prevention agencies. We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.
We may make periodic searches of Auction records, credit reference and fraud prevention agencies to manage your account with us and to take decisions regarding credit, including whether to extend credit. These searches will not be seen or used by lenders outside Jerrold Holdings Limited group companies.
The information which we, other organisations and fraud prevention agencies provide to the credit reference and fraud prevention agencies about you and your financial associates may be supplied by the credit reference and fraud prevention agencies to other organisations and used by us and them for example to: prevent fraud and money laundering, verify your identity, trace your whereabouts and recover debts that you owe, checking details on applications for credit and managing credit and credit related accounts.
In addition we may disclose your personal details to:
We may record, use, exchange, analyse and assess information held about you and your relationship with us. We may occasionally use this information to give you information by letter, telephone, recorded message or other form of electronic communication about other financial services offered to you by Jerrold Holdings Limited group companies.
From time to time we, and companies forming part of Jerrold Holdings Limited would like to send you information about our other goods and services (including those of other carefully selected companies) which may be of interest to you. You may be contacted in each case by post, fax, telephone, home visit, email, SMS or otherwise.
If you do not want to receive details of these goods and services please write to us at Auction Finance Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, SK8 3GW or contact us on 0161 333 1972
We may also pass this information to selected businesses outside Jerrold Holdings Limited group companies who may contact you directly about their services and products that may be of interest to you.
If you do not want to receive details of these goods and services please write to us at Auction Finance Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, SK8 3GW or contact us on 0161 333 1972.
We may monitor and record incoming and outgoing telephone calls for staff training and quality control purposes.
This depends upon the basis on which it was provided. Generally however:
You have a right to your personal records held by Credit Reference and Fraud Preventions Agencies. Please contact us at the address below for a full list of agencies with whom we may record your details.
You also have a right, upon payment of the appropriate fee (currently £10) to obtain a copy of the information we hold about you. If you wish to request a copy of the information we hold about you please write to: Customer Services, Auction Finance Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, SK8 3GW.
This section explains our policy regarding any personal information you might supply to us when you visit our website. The whole of this Privacy Notice is still applicable and together with our Terms and Conditions govern the general practices of the website.
Once you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), by completing and sending us a form on our website, you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with us which will include the processing of the relevant form.
Our website contains links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites will have their own privacy statements and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these statements.
To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Any payment transactions will be encrypted.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet, including the forms you submit to us, 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 send us an e-mail from your private mailbox, we cannot guarantee the security of the content. For that reason, please do not send an unsecured e-mail with confidential information such as your National Insurance or bank account numbers.
If you have any questions about our Privacy Notice please contact Customer Services at Auction Finance Limited, Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, SK8 3GW.