Data Protection

THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PRIVACY
At A1 Car Search Limited we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the following purposes, to administer your account and to provide products and services you have requested from us. We will never sell your data on to third parties. Under the General Data Protection Regulations, which is law from May 2018, we are required to gain your consent to process your personal data and will also request your consent as to the methods we can use to contact you.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We will hold and process personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and any other applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of personal data and privacy, including any applicable guidance and codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office or any other relevant supervisory authority.

PASSING DATA
We may contact you following the purchase or sale of your vehicle to gather feedback on our service.
We will register your vehicle keeper details with the DVLA.

FINANCE APPLICATIONS
If you should apply for finance from us the information you provide specifically for this purpose will be disclosed to various finance providers for the purpose of considering the application. The finance companies may use this information to carry out searches with credit reference agencies and other regulatory and statutory bodies. A record of those searches will be kept and may be used by other lenders in assessing applications from you and members of your household for credit in the future. The finance companies will cross-check this information with other lenders to prevent fraud and may use this information for statistical or marketing purposes. The finance companies may use credit scoring as part of their decision making process. In some cases, the information provided on this form may be disclosed to a Credit Reference Agency, such as Experian or Equifax. Credit reference agencies may also use this information to carry out further searches for other regulatory and statutory bodies. They may also disclose information to other companies and the finance providers may use such information to advise you of any of our or their services or of another person’s services which may be relevant to you. We will on request tell you of the purposes for which we will use this information.

YOUR RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT
Except as required by law, we will not use or disclose your personal information for any purpose for which you have not given us your consent or later withdraw your consent. If you withdraw consent, you agree that in spite of this withdrawal we may continue to use the personal information previously provided to us to the extent that we are contractually obligated to do so and to the extent necessary to enforce any contractual obligations you may have for example a finance agreement.

WHERE YOUR DATA IS STORED
We retain your details for as long as we have evidence that you still own the vehicle we sold to you or worked on unless you ask us to delete these details sooner. We take steps to ensure that any business that we work with have security protocols and policies in place to manage and record your data privacy and preferences correctly and that your data is stored securely. The security of your data is paramount. Documentation can be supplied on request from our Data Protection Officer details of whom can be found below.

YOUR RIGHTS
Under the General Data Protection Regulations, you have the right to:
Request copies of your data, rectification of your data, erasure of your data, object to us or restrict the processing of your data and where our systems allow, give electronic access to copies of your data in a digital format.

A1 Car Search Limited reserves the right to update or amend this data privacy notice in line with customer feedback or updates in legislation and it will be published at www.a1carsearch.co.uk/data

A full listing of our manufacturers and nominated suppliers, who we may share your information with are:

• 1 Link
• BMW
• Close Brothers
• Hyundai UK
• Kwik Fit
• Clydesdale Bank
• Anglo Scottish
• Renault UK
• Toyota UK
• Xero
• DVLA

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Name: Rhiannon Rowe

Address: Unit 22, Bolney Grange Business Park, Haywards Heath, RH17 5PB

Email: rhi@a1carsearch.co.uk

If we are unable to resolve any issues you raise within 30 days you have you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office https://ico.org.uk/concerns