At Westover Group 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, 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.
What data do we hold?
Westover Group will hold data you have provided to us to enable us to carry out the following:
If you should ask us to arrange vehicle finance for you the information you provide specifically for this purpose will be disclosed to a limited number of 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 unless you ask us to delete these details sooner. We take steps to ensure any businesses 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 who can be found below.
Our website is powered by G-Forces Web Management Limited (“GForces”), our third party web services provider. GForces is committed to ensuring that data is processed in accordance with applicable data privacy laws, and is kept secure. GForces is certified to the standard of ISO27001 (an international standard for information security). GForces uses Amazon Web Services, Inc. as its cloud platform provider. All data processed by GForces is stored on Amazon’s web servers in the EEA.
When someone visits our website, GForces collects standard internet log information (your IP address, browser, and type of device) and details of visitor behaviour patterns (where you joined our site from, the path you take through our site and where you leave). These are stored against unique ids (which are strings of numbers). GForces collects this information for the legitimate business purpose of monitoring the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, the general geographic location of visitors and engagement levels, which in turn enables it to make improvements to its websites and services, and provide business intelligence. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. It is kept indefinitely.
GForces also uses Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns, which are stored against unique ids (i.e. strings of numbers). We collect this information for the legitimate business purpose of monitoring website traffic and engagement levels, which in turn enables us to make improvements to our website and the way we sell our cars and services. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. It is kept indefinitely.
When you submit information using an online form, GForces processes the data collected and stores it for 31 days for the legitimate business purpose of enabling us to access the information and deal with your request (it is then kept for a further 14 days in GForces’ routine back-ups for business continuity purposes). We collect the following information: Name, Email address, Phone Number, Nature of enquiry
If you enter your post code, GForces stores the first part of it (e.g. ‘BH1’ or ‘SP2’) and links it to standard internet log information already collected (it is used for the same purposes as that information, as outlined above).
We use a third party provider, LogMeIn Inc., to supply our Live Chat service. If you use the Live Chat service we will collect any personal information that you volunteer to us. This is used for the legitimate business purpose of handling customer enquiries in real time and then following up in order to resolve them. This data is stored for 30 days by LogMeIn Inc. to enable us to access the information and deal with your enquiry. LogMeIn stores the information in the US under the EU-US privacy shield framework.
Data Preference Centre
Under data privacy laws, you have the rights to:
Our online data preference centre helps you to exercise the rights that data privacy laws give you and control your personal information. You can access the preference centre at www.westovergroup.co.uk/datapreferences It contains five separate forms, as set out below.
o By completing the form on the “transfer your data” tab, you can ask us to provide your data to a third party.
o You can ask us to delete the information we hold about you by completing the form on the “delete your data” tab.
o If we do hold information about you, you can also ask us to correct any mistakes by completing the form on the “Change your data” tab.
o On the “marketing preferences” tab, you can tell us how you would like us to send you marketing information, or ask us to stop marketing to you entirely.
Data Protection Officer
Name: Chris Cox
Address: 382 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9SA
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
Westover Group 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 /site/privacy-and-legal/
Partners we may share your information with can be found in the following link www.westovergroup.co.uk/partners