We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Please read this policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We recommend that, from time to time, you visit our website to review this policy to stay up to date with any changes to it.
What establishes our data protection obligations to you?
We are required to process your personal data in accordance with the law.
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) implements the EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (EU Directive 95/46/EC).
From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (EU Regulation 2016/679) will come into force; it replaces the DPA.
Who is our Data Controller?
A data controller is a person or persons who determine the purposes for which and means by which personal data is processed. In other words, at Proserve, we are a data controller and we require information about you in order to perform our service to you.
In all cases, Proserve will be your data controller.
Proserve is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office under Company registration number: 1370096 as ICO registration reference: Z2548752
Who is the Data Protection Officer for Proserve?
Our nominated Data Protection Officer is Mark Snape
The Data Protection Officer (the “DPO”) is responsible for monitoring our compliance with the GDPR, for informing and advising our business of its obligations in relation to the processing of personal data. The DPO is the point of contact with the ICO, the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, and is the person to whom you should direct any enquiries.
What personal data does Proserve collect and process about you?
To assist creditors in locating and recovering from debtors and to assist debtors in discharging their indebtedness, Proserve will process personal data about its’ creditors and debtors, such as full name, postal address, e-mail address, and landline and/or mobile phone numbers.
If relevant, we may also collect and hold data such as details about your employment. Further to this, with regard to clients, we will require information including bank details, proof of identity and eligibility to live in the UK.
How does Proserve collect this personal data?
Information provided to us by creditors and debtors:
Personal data is that which you provide to us, for example by filling in forms on our website or by corresponding with us by telephone, e-mail, post, social media or otherwise.
Information that we receive from other sources
This is the personal data that we receive about you from others. As civil enforcement officers/debt collectors, Proserve also works closely with third parties including, for example, local authorities or the police.
To find out more about the personal data that we collect from third parties, the purposes for which we intend to use this, and how long we keep that data, please view our FAQs.
Cookies on our website
Information that we may collect from your visit includes your device’s Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), services you viewed or searched for, page response times, and length of visits to certain pages.
For what purposes does Proserve collect and use your personal data?
Proserve processes the personal data held about you in the following ways:
- We process personal information to enable us to provide advice and professional services as a debt recovery agency, to maintain our own accounts and records and to support and manage our employees
- to provide you with updates where relevant
- to monitor our own work and maintain our records
- to administer and improve our website and other communications with you
- to enable compliance with statutory and legal obligations
- to detect and prevent fraud
- to respond to any complaint that you might make
- to contact you in an emergency
- to answer general enquiries that you may make
Proserve will not process your personal data:
- to conduct market research or for marketing purposes
- to pass it to a third party for that party’s or any other party’s purposes
- to sell it to a third party
When does Proserve disclose personal data?
We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the GDPR. What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons. It may be necessary for Proserve to share your personal data with others, including:
- financial organisations
- central government
- credit reference agencies
- complainants and enquirers
- and as might be required by law, including compliance with any court order or legal obligation
In the event that Proserve (or substantially all of its assets) were to be acquired by or merged with a third party, the personal data held by us about our customers would be included amongst the assets transferred or shared. If we were to sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose personal data held by us to the prospective seller or buyer under strict confidentiality terms.
When entering into any agreements that involve the sharing or disclosure of personal data, Proserve requires that these third parties comply with our data protection and information security policies or have substantially similar policies of their own in place.
Where does Proserve store your personal data?
Proserve has put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent accidental loss, damage or destruction of your personal data, and to protect your personal data against unauthorised, or unlawful use or theft. We put in place strict confidentiality agreements, including data protection obligations, with our third party service providers and data processors.
Your personal data will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
What are your rights?
The GDPR provides you with a number of rights in relation to your personal data. These include rights to the rectification or erasure of your personal data, and to restrict or object to its processing.
If you find that any of the personal data that we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or contains errors, please notify us in writing and we shall undertake to make the appropriate corrections at the earliest opportunity.
Should you wish to have some or all of your personal data erased, we will endeavour to do so although there may be instances where legitimate interests or the performance of our statutory obligations prevent us from doing so. The erasure of your personal data could result in an inability to provide you with some or all of our services.
Restriction or Objection
If you wish to object to or restrict how your personal data is processed by us, you can do so by writing to us. Please see our contact details below. Please be aware that such requests could result in an inability to provide you with some or all of our services.
You also have the right to data portability and to make a data subject access request.
You may request that Proserve provide the personal data that we hold about you to another data controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
You may request to be told whether or not personal data about you is being processed by Proserve. If your personal data is being processed, you are entitled to receive a response from us that provides you with a description of that personal data, the purpose for which it is processed, the recipients or category of recipients to whom that data is disclosed, the source of the personal data, and information about its retention and storage. A copy of the personal data that is undergoing processing shall be provided to you.
To make such requests, it is advisable to do so in writing and to address this communication to our Data Protection Officer, c/o Proserve, Somerset House, 30 Wynnstay Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 8NB. You can also email us here. [email protected]