Data privacy notice
Your privacy is important to us. We will process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection law.
The data controller in respect of the personal data which we may hold about you is Farmers and Mercantile Insurance Brokers Ltd who you can contact via the Data Protection Officer at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ or on 0345 6073274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We process your personal data for the purposes of offering and carrying out insurance related services to you or to an organisation or other persons which you represent. Your personal data is also used for business purposes such as fraud prevention and business management. This may involve sharing your personal data with, and obtaining information about you from, our group companies and third parties such as brokers, loss adjusters, credit reference agencies, fraud prevention agencies, service providers, professional advisors, external independent financial advisers (IFAs) or business partners and our regulators. In some circumstances the processing may be carried on outside of the European Economic Area where suitable arrangements will be taken to ensure that your personal information is protected.
Special Categories of Data
In order to provide your insurance policy or when making a claim, we may need to collect or process information relating to your or a dependant’s health or criminal convictions. As this is ‘sensitive personal data’ we are required to obtain your consent to process this information. If you do not consent to us processing this information we may be unable to provide your insurance policy or process any claim. You are entitled to withdraw this consent at any time. However, withdrawing your consent may mean we are unable to continue providing your cover meaning your insurance policy may be cancelled. Your policy terms and conditions set out what will happen in the event your policy is cancelled.
Where we have your consent, we may market our services to you or provide your personal data to our related companies or business partners for marketing purposes. You can opt out of marketing communications at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of any email or by contacting us.
We may check your details with various fraud prevention and credit reference agencies. If you make a claim, we will share your information (where necessary) with other companies to prevent fraud. For the purposes of deciding whether to accept and pay a claim or any part of it, we may appoint loss adjusters or external investigation services to act on our behalf.
If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies including Claims and Underwriting Exchange, run by MIB and the Insurance Fraud Register, run by the Insurance Fraud Bureau. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information.