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Privacy Policy

Privacy PolicyLonsdale Insurance Brokers Limited and its affiliated companies, subsidiaries and service providers (collectively referred to as “we” or “us” or “our Company”) respect your privacy under the laws of the United Kingdom. This Privacy Policy describes the ways we collect information from and about you, and what we do with the information, so that you may decide whether to provide information to us. By accessing our website or purchasing our products or services you agree to this Privacy Policy in addition to any other agreements we might have with you. This Privacy Policy does not govern the practices of entities that our Company does not own or control, or entities that do not own or control our company or people that our Company does not employ or manage.Lonsdale Insurance Brokers Limited is the data controller.

Legal Basis for processing data

We will only collect and process personal data that is relevant to our business needs. We have a legitimate interest as an insurance broker in processing such data. Such data also enables our Company to fulfil its contractual obligations to all relevant parties.

Our Collection of your Personal Information

The information we collect may include your personal information, such as your name, contact information, IP addresses, as well as details of what it is you want to arrange insurance for. In order to provide you with a quote on certain types of insurance, we will need to collect sensitive personal information about you. We collect personal information from you at different points, including but not limited to the following:

  • when we correspond with you as a client or prospective client;
  • when you visit our website;
  • when you take out an insurance policy via us; and
  • when you contact us for help

Our Use of your Personal Information

Our Company may use information that we collect about you to:

  • deliver the products and services that you have requested;
  • manage your client relationship and provide you with client support;
  • perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products or services;
  • communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that you may hold with us, may be of interest to you either from us, or other third parties;
  • verify your eligibility for credit facilities;
  • transfer personal information to third parties for any legally permissible purpose in our sole discretion;
  • enforce our terms and conditions

We do not sell personal information to third parties.

Our Disclosure of your Personal Information to Third Parties

We may share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy:

  • we may provide your information to our partner insurers and service providers who perform functions on your/our behalf;
  • We may provide your information in the event of a claim to a loss adjuster or other third party who is involved in providing a service to you;
  • we may share your data with any parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, other entities under a common control or third-party acquirers;
  • we may allow a potential acquirer or merger partner to review our databases, although we would restrict their use and disclosure of this data during the diligence phase and require them to treat the data confidentially;
  • as required by law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties pursuant to a Court order that is enforceable in the United Kingdom, or other legal process or requirement applicable to our Company; or when we believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity or to investigate violations of our agreements or Company policies; and
  • other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.

Please note that these third parties may be in other countries where the laws on data privacy may be less stringent than in the United Kingdom.

Our Security Measures to Protect your Personal Information

Our systems have security measures in place to help protect information under our control from the risk of accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration or unauthorised disclosure or access. We will keep our security measures under review and wherever possible, we will enhance them.

Our use of Cookies and Links

Cookies are used on our website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s browser to store your preferences. These on their own do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to provide the site with personal information, this information may be linked to the date stored in the cookie.
We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our site. We may also use cookies to offer you products or services. You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies, please consult the privacy features in your browser or see www.aboutcookies.org.
We may create links to other web sites. We will make a reasonable effort to link only to sites that meet similar standards for maintaining each individual’s right to privacy. However, many other sites that are not associated with or authorized by our Company may have links leading to our site. Our Company cannot control these links and we are not responsible for any content appearing on these sites. Since our website does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy practices of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose any personal information to the relevant third party.

Our Retention of your Personal Information

We will retain any personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the business purpose it was collected. We will also retain and use your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

International Transfers of your Personal Information

Information collected from you may, on occasions be stored and processed outside the UK in any other country in which our Company or agents maintain facilities, and by accessing our sites and using our services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of the UK and European Union.

Your Access to and Updating of your Personal Information

Reasonable access to your personal information may be provided at no cost upon request made to our Company at the contact information provided below. If access cannot be provided within that time frame, our Company will provide the requesting party a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.

Changes to our Privacy Statement

This Privacy Notice is subject to change. It was last updated in May 2018. If we make changes to this Privacy Notice, we will update the date it was last changed.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices or have any concerns please contact our Privacy Officer Simon de Boinville at:

Lonsdale Insurance Brokers Limited, 148 Leadenhall Street, London EC3V 4QT
E: simon.deboinville@lonsdaleib.com
T: 0203 713 3860