Hardy Evans Ltd
 

Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

Protecting your personal information is extremely important to Hardy Evans Limited. It’s especially important for our customers to trust us to look after a huge amount of sensitive information on everything from their personal details to their medical history.

The way we collect and share your information is equally important. Our customers expect us to manage their information privately and securely. If we don’t, they’ll lose their trust in us. This policy tells you how we collect and process your personal information. Please take a few minutes to read it, and show it to anyone else connected to us.

 

What does this policy cover?
This privacy policy relates to retail customers who purchase products or enter into agreements with our business partners.

 

What is personal information?
When we talk about personal information we mean information about an individual that can identify them, like their name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and financial details. It can relate to customers, employees, shareholders, business contacts and suppliers. Any reference to “information” or “data” in this policy is a reference to personal information about a living individual.

 

What information do we hold?
We may collect and process the following personal information about you:

 

TYPE OF DATA DESCRIPTION EXAMPLES OF HOW WE USE IT
Contact

Who you are
Where you live
How to contact you

Servicing your product
Marketing
Analysis & profiling
Enhancing our product and service offering

Personal Details Age
Gender
Family details
Visual images & personal appearance
Financial Details
Lifestyle and social circumstances

Marketing
Analysis & profiling

Transactional

Bank and/or card details
How you use your product
Changes you make to your product or account

Servicing your policy
Making sure our products and services are fit for purpose

Contractual

Your application

Making sure the policy is right for you
Consent & preferences Ways you want us to market to you Marketing
Technical

Details on the devices and technology you use

Making sure our products and services are fit for purpose
Open data & public records

Electoral register
Land register
Other information about you that is openly available on the internet

Policy administration
Documentary data & national identifiers

Details about you that are stored in documents like:
Your passport
Drivers licence
Birth certificate
National Insurance number

Prevent financial crime

 

Where do we get our information from?
Information you give us directly (when you fill in forms or contact us by phone, e-mail etc.).

Information we collect about you or receive from other sources. This could be information you provide to us electronically (through our website or an online portal, for example), information we get from your online browsing activity, information from a third party or from publicly available sources such as social media platforms or the electoral register. For more information on how we use cookies, please refer to our cookie policy.

 

How do we use your information?
We use personal information that we hold about you:

  • To carry out our responsibilities resulting from any agreements you’ve entered into with us or our business partners (e.g. to underwrite and administer your policy) and to provide you with the information, products and services that you’ve asked from us.
  • To provide you with marketing information about services and products we offer across the Hardy Evans Limited group which may be of interest to you. Based on your marketing preferences, we may deliver this information by post, telephone, e-mail, SMS. We may also send marketing to you using our “legitimate interests”, please see below for further information.
  • To tell you about changes to our services and products.
  • To comply with any applicable Hardy Evans Limited requirements
  • For carrying out market research, statistical analysis and customer profiling to help us to improve our processes, products and services and generate new business (e.g. to understand digital behaviours, identify financial attitudes and develop more engaging communications).
  • To define our actuarial, pricing strategies.
  • To run our business in an efficient and proper way. This includes testing our systems, managing our financial position, business capability, planning, communications, corporate governance, and audit.
  • For any other purpose that we’ve agreed with you from time to time.

When you apply for a product or to receive a service from us, the application form you fill out or the resulting contract may contain additional conditions relating to the way we use and process your personal information. These will apply in addition to the above uses.

In some cases, we may use systems to make automated decisions (including profiling) based on the personal information we have, or collect from others. These may include:

  • The prevention and detection of fraud.
  • Providing quotes, calculating premiums and underwriting decisions.
  • Personalising the content and design of communications and online services
  • Determining when to provide tailored servicing communications (e.g. changes in your personal circumstances or lifestyle), and the appropriate channel(s) to use.

 

Using your information in accordance with data protection laws
Data protection laws require us to meet certain conditions before we’re allowed to use your personal information in the way we describe in this privacy policy. We take these responsibilities extremely seriously. To use your personal information, we’ll rely on the following conditions, depending on the activities we’re carrying out:

  • Providing our services to you: We’ll process your personal information to carry out our responsibilities resulting from any agreements you’ve entered into with our business partners on your behalf and to provide you with the information, products and services you’ve asked from us, which may include online services.
  • Complying with applicable laws: We may process your personal information to comply with any legal obligation we’re subject to.
  • Legitimate interests: To use your personal data for any other purpose described in this privacy policy, we’ll rely on a condition known as "legitimate interests". It’s in our legitimate interests to collect your personal data as it provides us with the information that we need to provide our services to you more effectively.

 

We may use your information to:

  • Carry out market research and product development, which can include creating customer demographics and/or profiling. We may sometimes work with carefully selected business partners to do this.
  • Continue to send marketing information, to customers who purchased a product before 25th May 2018 and did not opt-out, until such time as they have reviewed their marketing preferences (which can be done at any time).
  • Develop and test the effectiveness of marketing activities.
  • Develop, test and manage our brands, products and services.
  • Study and also manage how our customers use products and services from our business partners.
  • Manage risk for us and our customers.

This requires us to carry out an assessment of our interests in using your personal data against the interests you have as a citizen and the rights you have under data protection laws.

The outcome of this assessment will determine whether we can use your personal data in the ways described in this privacy policy (except in relation to marketing, where we’ll always rely on your consent). We’ll always act reasonably and give full and proper consideration to your interests in carrying out this assessment.

  • Consent: We may provide you with marketing information about our services or products where you’ve provided your consent for us to do so. You may opt out of marketing at any time by e-mailing or telephoning your customer servicing team. Alternatively, you can also use the Contact Us section of our website.
  • Special category (sensitive) data: Where you have consented, we will process any medical & health, racial & ethnic origin, genetic & biometric or sex life & sexual orientation information you have provided, and any other sensitive information obtained from a third party (e.g. your GP or other medical professional), solely for the purposes of allowing us to underwrite and administer your policy

Please be aware that the personal information you provide to us, and which we collect about you, is required for us to be able to provide our services to you and without it we may not be able to do so.

 

How long do we keep your information for?
We’ll keep your personal information in accordance with our internal retention policies. We’ll determine the length of time we keep it for based on the minimum retention periods required by law or regulation. We’ll only keep your personal information after this period if there’s a legitimate and provable business reason to do so.

Who do we share your personal information with?
We’ll only disclose your information to:

  • Third-party suppliers, contractors and service providers for the purposes listed under “How do we use your information” above.
  • Selected third parties, so that they can contact you with details of the services that they provide, where you have expressly opted-in or consented to the disclosure of your personal data for these purposes.
  • Our regulators, government

Additionally, we may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we’ll disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • In order to enforce or apply the terms of any contract with you.
  • If we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or regulatory requirements, or otherwise for the prevention or detection of fraud or crime.
  • To protect you and Hardy Evans Limited from financial crime, Hardy Evans Limited may be required to verify the identity of new and sometimes existing customers. This may be achieved by using reference agencies to search sources of information relating to you (an identity search). This will not affect your credit rating. If this fails, Hardy Evans Limited may need to approach you to obtain documentary evidence of identity.

If you’ve been introduced to us by another company we may share your information with them to enable them to:

  • Carry out market research, statistical analysis and customer profiling.
  • Where you have consented, send you marketing information by post, telephone, e-mail and SMS about their products and those of carefully selected third parties.

 

Transferring your data outside the EU
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") to third- party suppliers, delegates or agents. We’ll take all reasonably necessary steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We’ll only transfer your data to a recipient outside the EEA where we’re permitted to do so by law (for instance, (A) where the transfer is based on standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, (B) where the transfer is to a territory that is deemed adequate by the European Commission, or (C) where the recipient is subject to an approved certification mechanism and the personal information is subject to appropriate safeguards, etc.).

Unfortunately, sending information via e-mail is not completely secure; anything you send is done so at your own risk. Once received, we will secure your information in accordance with our security procedures and controls.

 

Your Rights
You have rights under data protection law that relate to the way we process your personal data. More information on these rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please get in touch with your customer services team. Alternatively, you can also use the Contact Us section of our website.

 

Your Rights:

1. The right to access the personal data that we hold about you
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The right to make us correct any inaccurate personal data we hold about you

3.

The right to make us erase any personal data we hold about you. This right will only apply where for example:

  • We no longer need to use the personal data to achieve the purpose we collected it for
  • You withdraw your consent if we’re using your personal data based on that consent
Where you object to the way we use your data, and there is no overriding legitimate interest
4.

The right to restrict our processing of the personal data we hold about you. This right will only apply where for example:

  • You dispute the accuracy of the personal data we hold
  • You would like your data erased, but we require to hold it in order to stop its processing
  • You have the right to require us to erase the personal data but would prefer that our processing is restricted instead
Where we no longer need to use the personal data to achieve the purpose we collected it for, but you need the data for legal claims. 
5. The right to object to our processing of personal data we hold about you (including for the purposes of sending marketing materials to you)
6. The right to receive personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to make us transfer this personal data to another organisation.
7. The right to withdraw your consent, where we’re relying on it to use your personal data (for example, to provide you with marketing information about our services or products).

Contacts and complaints
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or wish to exercise any of your rights, including changing your marketing preferences, please get in touch with the Hardy Evans Limited customer services team. Alternatively, you can also use the Contact Us section of our website.

If you have any concerns about the way we process your personal data, or are not happy with the way we’ve handled a request by you in relation to your rights, you also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office. Their address is:

 

First Contact Team
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
SK9 5AF

 

Data Protection Officer
Hardy Evans Limited has appointed a Data Protection Officer to provide independent expert advice and monitor compliance with data protection laws:
Name: Mr. Husam Alkarnaz
E-mail address: husam.alkarnaz@qq-life.co.uk
Address: 3 Axis Court, Mallard Way, Swansea, SA7 0AJ

 

Cookie Policy

Updated May 2018
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.

A cookie is sent to your computer the first time you visit a site. The next time you visit that site, your computer recognises it and tells the website you've returned. The site then 'knows' that you have been there before.

Cookies aren't programs and they can't harm your computer. Typically, they only contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. You can read them using the Notebook program on your own computer.

 

What do cookies actually do?
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites smoother.

Websites use cookies mainly because they make the browsing experience more efficient. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a website to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember your preferences or registration details for a future visits.

Websites also use cookies to collect demographic information about their users, understand their users' web surfing habits and which products or services they are interested in.

 

Cookies on Hardy Evans Limited
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

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Hardy Evans Limited social and 'share' tools

If you share Hardy Evans Limited content with friends through social networks - such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them

Controlling cookies within your browser

You may delete or block all cookies from this site through your browser settings, however doing so will result in some parts of the site not working. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit AllAboutCookies.org.

 

Contact Us

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Hardy Evans Ltd
16A Axis Court
Mallard Way
Swansea Vale
Swansea
SA7 0AJ

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0844 8705603

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