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Privacy Policy

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Balderson Insurance Services always respects your on line privacy and security, this policy explains how we use information you provide to us during your use of our website www.baldersons.co.uk  We will not transfer any information that we hold on you to anyone outside the European Economic Area. 

Baldersons Insurance Services is a trading style of Ringsite Limited who an are a registered company in England (Company Number 04066049).  Our registered address is 4 HRFC Business Centre, Leicester Road, Hinkley, Leicestershire, LE10 3DR

The Purpose of This Notice

This Notice is designed to help you understand what kind of information we collect in connection with our products and services and how we will process and use this information.  In the course of providing you with products and services we will collect and process information that is commonly known as personal data.

This Notice describes how we collect, use, share, retain and safeguard personal data.

This Notice sets out your individual rights; we explain these later in the Notice but in summary these rights include your right to know what data is held about you, how this data is processed and how you can place restrictions on the use of your data.

We will process your personal data in line with:

The UK’s updated Data Protection Act 2018, which was initially the UK’s enactment of the EU GDPR

The UK retained provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘UK GDPR’) (retained by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018)

Regulations based on wider EU legislation such as the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) 2003 (PECR) and future updates.

Wider guidance from the Information Commissioners Office – www.ico.org.uk

What is Personal Data?

Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.  Examples include an individual’s name, age, address, date of birth, their gender, and contact details.

Personal data may contain information which is known as special categories of personal data.  This may be information relating to an individual’s health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic and biometric data, or data relating to sexual orientation.

Personal data may also contain data relating to criminal convictions and offences.

For the purposes of safeguarding and processing criminal conviction and offence data responsibly, this data is treated in the same manner as special categories of personal data, where we are legally required to comply with specific data processing requirements.

Personal Data we Collect

In order for us to arrange and administer insurance for you we will collect and process personal data about you. We will also collect your personal data where you request information about our services and customer events.

We may also need to collect personal data relating to others  in order to arrange and administer insurance. In most circumstances, you will provide us with the information.  Where you disclose the personal data of others, you must ensure you are entitled to do so.

You may provide us with personal data when you contact us via the telephone, when writing to us directly  or where we provide you with paper based forms for completion or we complete a form in conjunction with you.

We will share your personal data with our insurers and associated companies.  This is normal practice within the insurance industry where it is necessary to share information in order to place, quantify and underwrite risks, to assess overall risk exposure and to process claims.  It is also necessary to determine the premium payable and to administer our business.

We also share personal data with authorised third parties, this is necessary where we are required to do so by law, where we need to administer our business, to quote for, source, place and administer your insurances including arranging insurance premium finance to perform underwriting activities and to process claims.  Some examples follow:

  • Insurers
  • Underwriters
  • Premium finance providers
  • Loss adjusters appointed by insurers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Reinsurers
  • Regulators

We may record your communications with us when contacting our customer care, complaints and other customer focused functions. We will also collect personal data through the use of telematics or similar locational tracking services, where you have agreed to the use of this particular service.

Where we collect data directly from you, we are considered to be the controller of that data, ie we are the Data Controller.  Where we use third parties to process your data, these parties are known as ‘processors’ of your personal data.  Where formal arrangements exist between us and those processors for them to process data purely under our instruction and not on their own behalf, they will be Data Processors.  Where there are other parties involved in underwriting or administering your insurance they may also process your data in which  circumstance we will be a joint data controller of your personal data.

A data “controller” means the individual or organisation which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

A data “processor” means the individual or organisation which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

As a provider of insurance services, we will process the following categories of data;

  • Personal data such as an individual’s name, address, date of birth, gender, contact details and details on historic claims
  • Special categories of personal data such as health and details on historic claims resulting in injury (physical and physiological)
  • Data relating to criminal convictions and offences such as details of driving offences or insurance fraud

If you object to the collection, sharing and use of your personal date we may be unable to provide you with our products and services.

For the purposes of meeting the Data Protection Act 2018 territorial scope requirements, the United Kingdom is identified as the named territory where the processing of personal data takes place.

If you require more information about our insurance processes or further details on how we collect personal data and with whom we share data, please contact our “data privacy representative” by emailing team@baldersons.co.uk and addressing your query to Sarah Barker.

Why do we need your personal data?

We will use your personal data for the performance of our contract with you, to quote for and provide you with insurance products and services, to process claims and renewals, to administer your policy and our business, to respond to any requests from you about services we  provide and to process complaints.  We will also use your personal at to manage your account. perform statistical analysis on the data we collect, for financial planning and business forecasting purposes and to market existing products and services.

We will use the special category and criminal conviction data we collect about you for the performance of our contract with you which is deemed to be necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.  This allows us to quote for and provide you with insurance products and services, to process claims and renewals and to administer your policy.

In purchasing our products and services you should understand that you are forming a contract with us. If you contact us for a quote or request details on the services we provide, we consider ourselves as having a legitimate business interest to provide you with further information about our services.

We will retain your personal data at the end of any contractual agreement for a period of three years.  We will retain special category and criminal conviction data for a period of five years.  Where you have submitted a claim, we will retain your data for a period of six years if it is a non-injury claim; where an individual has been injured (physical and physiological), we will retain your data for six years. Where you have requested a quote, we will retain your personal data for 12 months, where you have contacted us for details of our services and products, we will retain your personal data for 12 months.  Where you make a complaint we will retain the data for six years. Where you or law enforcement agencies inform us about any active investigation or potential criminal prosecution, we will comply with legal requirements when retaining this data.

The retaining of data is necessary where required for contractual, legal or regulatory purposes or for our legitimate business interests.

Sometimes we may need to retain your data for longer, for example if we are representing you or defending ourselves in a legal dispute or as required by law or where evidence exists that a future claim may occur.

You should be aware that we use automated decision making tools to check for customer suitability to our products, for example we might perform a credit search to check an individual’s solvency and credit rating.  You have the right to object to the use of profiling activities and the use of automated decision making tools.

Please contact our data privacy representative, Sarah Barker if you object to the use of, or you have any questions relating to the use of, your data, the retention of your personal data.  You can opt out of receiving marketing services by emailing team@baldersons.co.uk

Your rights

Individuals are provided with legal rights governing the use of their personal data.  These grant individuals the right to understand what personal data relating to them is held, for what purpose, how it is collected and used, with whom it is shared, where it is located, to object to its processing, to have the data corrected if inaccurate, to take copies of the data and to place restrictions on its processing.  Individuals can also request the deletion of their personal data.

These rights are known as Individual Rights under the Data Protection Act 2018.  The following list details these rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data being processed;
  • The right of access to your personal data;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to restrict the processing of our personal data;
  • The right to rectification of your personal data;
  • The right to erasure of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability (to receive an electronic copy of your personal data)

Individuals can exercise their Individual Rights at any time.  As mandated by law we will not charge a fee to process these requests, however if your request is considered to be repetitive, wholly unfounded and/or excessive, we are entitled to charge a reasonable administration fee.

In exercising your Individual Rights, you should understand that in some situations we may be unable to fully meet your request, for example if you make a request for us to delete all your personal data, we may be required to retain some data for taxation, prevention of crime and for regulatory and other statutory purposes.

You should understand that when exercising your rights, a substantial public or vital interest may take precedence over any request you make. In addition, where these interests apply, we are required by law to grant access to this data for law enforcement, legal and/or health related matters.

The flow of data within the insurance sector is complex and we ask you to keep this in mind when exercising your “rights of access” to your information.  Where we may be reliant on other organisations to help satisfy your request this may impact on timescales.

If you require further information on your Individual Rights or you wish to exercise your Individual Rights, please contact the Data Privacy Representative Neal Lowe on neal@needhaminsurance.co.uk or by writing to Baldersons Insurance Services, 772-774 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, Sheffield S8 0SF

Protecting your data

We will take all appropriate technical and organisational steps to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and authenticity of your data, including when sharing your data our firm and authorised third parties.

To ensure data privacy and protection has appropriate focus within our organisation we have a Data Privacy Representative who reports to our senior management team.


If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the way in which we process your personal data, please contact the Data Privacy Representative.  You also have the right to complain to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The ICO may be contacted via its’ website which is https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, by live chat or by calling their helpline on 03031231113.

How to contact us:

If you have any questions regarding this Notice, the use of your data or your Individual Rights please contact us by emailing team@baldersons.co.uk or in writing.

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