This Privacy Notice provides details of the personal data we collect from you, what we do with it, how you might access it and who it might be shared with.
Our Contact Information and Data Protection Officer
Q Underwriting Services Limited t/a Thistle Underwriting Services is a subsidiary of PIB Group Limited
Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted directly here:
Data Protection Officer
PIB Group Limited
70 Gracechurch Street
London, EC3V 0HR
0330 058 9700
What we do with your personal data
We process your personal data only for the purpose for which it is collected. If you use our services or request information, we collect your personal data for use by PIB Group Limited and subsidiary companies. We use this personal data for the provision of information and services or the performance of the contract.
We may use your personal data for other similar purposes, including marketing and communications, but that will only occur if we have your consent or where, as a current or previous user of our services, we rely on a legitimate interest justification for doing so. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. Please contact us to do so – see above.
The way insurance works means that, If you have a contractual or service relationship with us, your information may be shared with, and used by, a number of third parties in the insurance or risk sector; for example, insurers, agents or brokers, reinsurers, loss adjusters, sub-contractors, specific service providers, claim management companies, credit reference agencies, regulators, law enforcement agencies, fraud and crime prevention and detection agencies and compulsory insurance databases. We will only disclose your personal information in connection with the contract or service that we provide and to the extent required or permitted by law.
More detailed information on how the Insurance market works and transfers data, is available from the London Insurance Market Core Uses Information Notice available here.
What personal data do we collect?
If you use our services, personal data is required to fulfil the requirements of a contractual or service relationship, which may exist between you and our organisation. In addition, special categories of personal data such as data about your health and criminal convictions may be collected and processed on a consent or public interest basis if this is necessary for insurance purposes.
If you provide us with personal data about other people, for example; family members you wish to add to a policy or contract, we expect you to ensure that they know you are doing so and they are content with their information being provided to us.
As a minimum if you use a simple contact form on our website, you will be providing us with your name, address, telephone number and email address.
We may record or monitor calls for training purposes, to improve the quality of our service and to prevent and detect fraud. We may also use CCTV recording equipment in and around our premises.
How do we look after personal data?
We only collect personal data that is required for the purposes of providing our insurance and risk service, as described above. We restrict, secure and control all of the data we hold, against unauthorised access, damage, loss or destruction; whether physical or electronic. We retain personal data only for as long as is necessary to perform the functions above and to respond to your requests, or longer if required by law, or if we need to retain the data to perform a contract. If we retain your personal data for historical or statistical purposes we will ensure that the personal data cannot be used for any other purpose. Whilst in our possession, together with your assistance, we try to maintain the accuracy of your personal data.
How can you access your personal data?
You have the right to request access to any of your personal data we may hold. If any of that information is incorrect, you can request that we change it. If we are not using your information correctly, you can request that we stop using it or that we delete it completely.
If you would like to make a request to see what personal data of yours we hold, you may make a request to our Data Protection Officer using the details above.
Where we have asked for your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, we will stop using your personal data where legally possible. Any processing undertaken before your withdrawal remains valid and lawful.
Changes to our Privacy Notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we’ll place any updates on this web page. This privacy notice is version 1.55
Our Supervisory Authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), contact details below:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113