Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal details on our website and Database

Last updated: 21st November 2022

BRIC Management NW Limited, whose registered office is 8 Spur Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EB, knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly.

By visiting http:// https://bricliving.co.uk you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

The Website is brought to you by BRIC Management NW Limited. BRIC Management NW Limited believes it is important to protect your Personal Data as defined in the UK Data Protection Act 2018) and we are committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy. This policy explains how we may collect Personal Data about you. It also explains some of the security measures we take to protect your Personal Data and tells you certain things we will do and not do. You should read this policy in conjunction with the Website Terms.

When we first obtain Personal Data from you, we may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on / (‘our site’). This may include but is not limited to your name and title, contact information, gender, occupation, and email address in order to provide you with details of our products and services.

We will give you the opportunity to tell us if you do or do not want to receive information from us about other services or products (as applicable). You may change your mind at any time by emailing us at the address below.

info@bricliving.co.uk

Some of the Personal Data we hold about you may be ‘sensitive personal data’ within the meaning of the UK DPA2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 as applicable to the United Kingdom and the European Union.

1. Collecting Information

We may collect Personal Data about you from a number of sources, including the following:

1 .1 From you when you agree to take a service or product from us, in which case this may include your contact details, date of birth etc.

1.2 From you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, in which case, this may tell us something about how you use our services.

2. Using Your Personal Information

2.1 Personal Data about our customers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfill these purposes:

2.1.1 To help us to identify you when you contact us.

2.1.2 To help us to identify accounts, services and/or products which you could have from us or selected partners from time to time. We may do this by automatic means using a scoring system, which uses the Personal Data you have provided.

2.1.3 To help us to administer and to contact you about improved administration of any accounts, services and products we have provided before, do provide now or will or may provide in the future.

2.1.4 To allow us to carry out marketing analysis and customer profiling (including with transactional information), conduct research, including creating statistical and testing information.

2.1 .5 To help to prevent and detect fraud or loss.

2.1.6 To allow us to contact you in any way (including mail, email, telephone, visit, text or multimedia messages) about products and services offered by us where

2.1.6.1 these services are similar to those you have already purchased from us,

2.1.6.2 you were given the opportunity to opt out of being contacted by us at the time your Personal Information was originally collected by us and at the time of our subsequent communications with you, and

2.1.6.3 you have not opted out of us contacting you.

2.1.7 To allow us to contact you in any way (including mail, email, telephone, visit, text or multimedia messages) about products and services offered by us and selected partners where you have expressly consented to us doing so.

2.1.8 To keep you up to date with our member benefit scheme under which, as part of your membership benefits, we will give you membership information and details of discounts and offers we negotiate from time to time on behalf of our members. If you do not wish to receive this benefit, please write to our Data Protection Manager at the address given in clause below.

2.1.9 We may monitor and record communications with you (including phone conversations and emails) for quality assurance and compliance.

2.1.10 We may check your details with fraud prevention agencies. If you provide false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this.

2.1.11 We will not disclose your Personal Data to any third party except in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2.1.11.1 We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:

2.1.11.2 If we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired or are in the process of being acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by us, about our customers, will be one of the transferred assets.

2.1.11.3 If we have been legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

2.1.11.4 We employ companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf and we may disclose your Personal Data to these parties for the purposes set out in clause 2.1 or, for example, sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), and providing customer service. Those parties are bound by strict contractual provisions with us and only have access to Personal Data needed to perform their functions and may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998. From time to time, these other people and organisations to whom we may pass your Personal Data may be outside the European Economic Area. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 as applicable to the United Kingdom and the European Union.

2.2 Where you give us Personal Data on behalf of someone else, you confirm that you have provided them with the information set out in this Privacy Policy and that they have not objected to such use of their Personal Data.

2.3 In connection with any transaction which we enter into with you:

2.3.1 We may carry out with one or more licensed credit reference and fraud prevention agencies:

2.3.2 Credit checks where you have given us your express consent, and

2.3.3 Fraud prevention checks.

2.4 We and they may keep a record of the search. Information held about you by these agencies may be linked to records relating to other people living at the same address with whom you are financially linked. These records will also be taken into account in credit and fraud prevention checks. Information from your application and payment details of your account will be recorded with one or more of these agencies and may be shared with other organisations to help make credit and insurance decisions about you and members of your household with whom you are financially linked and for debt collection and fraud prevention. This includes those who have moved house and who have missed payments.

2.4.1 If you provide false or inaccurate information to us and we suspect fraud, we will record this and may share it with other people and organisations. We, and other credit and insurance organisations, may also use technology to detect and prevent fraud.

2.4.2 If you need details of those credit agencies and fraud prevention agencies from which we obtain and with which we record information about you, please write to our Data Protection Lead: Anna Strand, email: anna@bricliving.co.uk at BRIC Management NW Limited.

2.5 Protecting Information. We have strict security measures to protect Personal Data.

2.5.1 We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts information you input.

2.5.2 We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.

2.5.3 It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

2.6 The internet

2.6.1 If you communicate with us using the internet, we may occasionally email you about our services and products. When you first give us Personal Data through the Website, we will normally give you the opportunity to say whether you would prefer us not to contact you by email. You can also always send us an email (at the address set out below) at any time if you change your mind.

2.6.2 Please remember that communications over the internet, such as emails and webmails (messages sent through a website), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before they are delivered – this is the nature of the internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If BRIC Management NW Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

We may disclose if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of BRIC Management NW Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may revise this privacy policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this privacy policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Please direct any questions to our Data Protection Lead: Anna Strand, email: anna@bricliving.co.uk at BRIC Management NW Limited.

BRIC Management NW Limited is registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number ZB179528.