The data controller will use your information together with other information for administration, marketing, credit scoring, customer services and profiling your purchasing preferences. We will disclose your information to our service providers and agents for these purposes. We may keep your information for a reasonable period to contact you about our services.
If you apply for credit then to help us to make credit decisions about you, to prevent fraud, to check your identity and to prevent money laundering, we may search the files of credit reference agencies who will record any credit searches on your file. We may also disclose details of how you conduct your account to such agencies. The information will be used by other credit grantors for making credit decisions about you and the people with whom you are financially associated for fraud prevention, money laundering prevention and occasionally for tracing debtors.
We will not share your information with any external organisations other than for the above purposes. We may contact you by mail, telephone, SMS or e-mail to let you know about any goods, services or promotions that may be of interest to you. When you give us your personal information, we will give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such information from us but remember that this will preclude you from receiving any of our special offers or promotions in future.
You may also exercise your right to opt out of the use of your information for marketing purposes at any time by contacting us by the methods explained at the end of this notice.
By returning or submitting a form with your personal information to us, you consent to our processing your personal data for the above purposes.
You have a right to ask for a copy of your information (for which we may charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies. To make sure we follow your instructions correctly and to improve our service to you through training of our staff, we may monitor or record telephone calls.
When you give us information about another person, you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them and to consent to the processing of their personal data.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") when you visit a website or online application. The cookie is stored in your device’s hard drive and is used for record keeping purposes, these help Simply Groups recognise you as a unique visitor to our website. This will allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your interests (We cannot identify you personally in any way).
There are two varieties of cookies that are used depending on how long the data needs to be stored:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Data supplied by cookies helps us to provide a better user experience for you on the Simply Groups website. For example cookies are used to determine if you have visited the website before.
Third party cookies on the Simply Groups website?
Please note that on some pages of our websites you may notice that cookies have been set that are not related to Simply Groups. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, they may set their own cookies