What Information we collect about you
When you contact us for an insurance quotation we collect the relevant information needed by an insurer to calculate the premium and understand your insurance needs. We collect this information during face to face meetings, telephone conversations or email with you, and through the completion of proposal forms and fact finds.
How your information will be used
The information we collect will be passed to insurers to enable them to calculate a competitive insurance quotation to meet your requirements. In order to obtain the most competitive cover it may be necessary to pass your information to other insurance intermediaries who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Information provided by you may be put onto a register of claims and shared with other insurers to prevent fraudulent claims.
Should you wish to pay your premium by instalments we may pass your information to a premium finance provider however, this will not be done without discussing payment options with you first.
We may share your information with and obtain information about you from credit reference agencies. If you require information about the credit reference agency we have received information from please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that any searches undertaken prior to you proceeding with your application will be soft searches and will not affect your credit rating.
We will retain any information we have collected about you for up to 6 years after our professional relationship has terminated however, data held electronically may be retained for longer.
Motor Insurance Database
Information about your insurance policy will be added to the Motor Insurance Database (MID), managed by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). The police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA), the Insurance Fraud Bureau and certain other authorised organisations may use the MID and the information stored on it for purposes including:
- Your rights of access to your data
- You have a right to obtain a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. If you believe that any information held is incorrect or incomplete, you should contact us. Any information that is found to be incorrect or incomplete will be amended promptly.
- You also have a right to “be forgotten”, this means you can ask for the information which we hold about you to be deleted from our records but this will mean that we will be unable to continue to handle your insurance arrangements.
The Data Protection Officer:
99 High Street
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 2.30pm
Monday - Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 1pm