For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Wellesley Finance Plc of St Albans House, 57/59 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX.
You may give us information about yourself by filling in forms on our website or by corresponding with us. This includes information you provide when you register. Such information includes your name, address, date of birth, banking information, e-mail address, telephone number and identification documents.
With regard to each visit to our website, we may automatically collect technical information about you (including but not limited to the IP address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, your operating system and platform) and also information about your visit to our website (including pages you searched, download errors, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page).
In addition to any personal information that you give to us, we also work closely with third parties (including for example credit reference agencies) and we may gather information about you from them.
We use the information held about you in the following ways:
We may combine any information about you which we receive from other services with the information you give to us.
We may share your information with our affiliate companies, which include companies that are owned or controlled by us or companies which have an ownership interest in us. If we share your data with our affiliate companies, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the same policies relating to privacy as set out in this document are applied to your personal information.
It may be necessary for us to share your information with selected third parties that assist us in providing our services to you. Such services may include the provision of software, database storage, identification checks and credit search software. Where it is necessary for us to share information in these circumstances, our non-affiliated third party service providers will store your data confidentially and we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that it is only used for the purposes of providing services as dictated by us.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of anti-money laundering and anti-fraud prevention and therefore, in limited circumstances, or where we are under a duty to share your personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation, we may share your information with certain law enforcement and fraud protection agencies, credit reference bureaux or credit risk reduction firms.
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties to fulfil your instructions or pursuant to your expressed consent.
We will contact you by telephone, e-mail or mail for operational purposes. We, or selected third parties, may also contact you to inform you about products and services which we believe may be of interest to you. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by unsubscribing or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 website; any transmission is at your own risk. However, we use sophisticated website encryption technology to protect sensitive date that you submit to us online. We use this technology to reduce the risk of your data being intercepted by unauthorised persons during transmission. We also require that users of our secure website go through an authentication process which requires you to enter a username and password. To reduce the risk of fraudulent access to our website, we strongly recommend that you use a secure password which is different to passwords you use for other websites or services.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Under the Act, you may request that we send a copy of the information that we hold to you for a small processing fee (to meet our costs in providing you with the information as provided for under the Act). Should you wish to make such a request, please write to us using the following contact information:
FAO: Information Officer
Wellesley Finance Plc
St Albans House