We won’t pass your details on to anyone else unless you tell us specifically we can. Claims Legal Limited (“Wall Cavity Claims” or “we” or “us” or “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to on it) 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 our website or using our services you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Claims Legal Ltd whose registered office is 93a Windsor Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0DB. Our registration number with the Information Commissioner’s Office is Z2483614. Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is our Managing Director Alan Hoey.
Information we may collect about you
1.1 You may give us information about you:
When speaking with our call centre advisors or other members of staff;
When corresponding with us via letter, fax or email;
When filling in forms on our site www.wallcavityclaims.co.uk or such other website or social media platforms as may work alongside or replace it from time to time (“our site”); and
When you make contact with a marketing company either by phone, email, SMS, letter or other means, who provide Claims Legal with your opted in details.
1.2 We may collect the following information about you:
Your name; address; contact details such as email address and phone number; date of birth; personal description and photograph; insurance details; financial information; details regarding your health and any injury and any other information relevant to the products and services we offer, including specific details about your wall cavity insulation;
Technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
1.3 Provided you have given the necessary consent when you spoke to us about your wall cavity insulation, we may receive information about you if you use our services or any solicitor on our panel.
1.4 Provided you have given the necessary consent to your solicitor, we may receive information from one of our panel solicitor firms or other person, firm or corporate entity (including surveyors, insurance providers, medical practitioners, and costs draftsmen) dealing with your claim;
1.4.2 From any person, firm or corporate entity relating to your claim; and
1.4.3 from other third parties who may help us to process your enquiries.
What do we do with your information
2.1 Provided you have given the necessary consent during your initial call with Claims Legal, we will use your information:
2.1.1 To provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us. In particular, we may pass on your information to one of our panel solicitor firms, so they can commence work on your claim. Both we and the panel solicitor will continue to exchange information about you in order to update one another with further details about your claim. We will use information provided by our panel solicitors to measure the quality of the service you receive and communicate with you. The solicitor’s firm will use information about you provided by us to manage your claim and measure the quality of the service you receive;
2.1.2 To provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
2.1.3 To provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you.;
2.1.4 To notify you about changes to our services;
2.1.5 To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
2.1.6 To administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; and
2.1.7 To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you.
2.2 We may share your personal information with any member of our Group.
2.3 We may share your information with selected third parties including:
2.3.1 Our panel solicitor firms who deal with your claim, business partners, surveyors, repairers, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
2.3.2 Financial institutions, banks, credit and lending companies, debt management companies, marketing agencies and any other provider of goods and services that we think may be of use to you;
2.3.3 Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users). We may also use such information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
2.3.3a Any photographic information you provide to us will automatically become the property of Claims Legal Ltd and may be used for training, marketing or other reason, without any specific identification made to you, and will automatically fall under Copyright of Claims Legal Ltd.
2.3.4 Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site; and
2.4 We may disclose your personal information:
2.4.1 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;
2.5 We will keep your information for a period of up to 6 years (or such longer or shorter period as we deem reasonably necessary) after which we will take reasonable steps to remove and delete your information from our records and IT systems.
Where we store your information
3.2 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
3.3 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.
4.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by informing our contact centre staff or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of all of our marketing emails You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Claims Legal, 93a Windsor Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0DB or emailed through to feedback@TheAccidentGuys.co.uk
4.2 Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
4.3 The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.