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The information we collect
CompareEquityRelease.com may collect personal information about you which you give to us when you use our Services, for example, in order to obtain a quote for an equity release plan or life insurance. The provision of the Services to you may also require us to store details of your transactions, together with details of your financial information. We will periodically review your personal information to ensure that we do not keep it for longer than is necessary.
Purposes for which CompareEquityRelease.com may use information about you
CompareEquityRelease.com may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- to enable you to access and use the Services; and/or
- to personalise aspects of our overall service to you; and/or
- to communicate with you; and/or
- to process a transaction between you and a third party.
Passing on information about you
Please be aware that as soon as you use CompareEquityRelease.com's Services, you will be regarded as having given your consent to us disclosing your personal information to all the following parties:
- third party providers whose products or services are listed on the results pages of the channels on our website, for the purposes of obtaining an online quotation for you or comparing different products and services as requested by you;
- The Financial Services Authority and/or other regulatory/governing bodies for the purposes of compliance monitoring;
- other third parties either where necessary for those third parties to provide additional products or services requested by you or with your prior consent.
Informing you of CompareEquityRelease.com's offers and services which may be of interest
CompareEquityRelease.com would like to keep you updated by phone, e-mail or text of other products and services which we feel you may benefit from. For example, we may e-mail you letting you know how you could save money by switching product and services. Wherever we capture your data you will be asked to confirm your acceptance of us using your data for these purposes. Unless you untick the box to state otherwise, you consent to us disclosing your personal information to the following parties:
- our trusted business partners, whose products and services that may save you money.
You can ask us to stop passing your information to third parties for marketing purposes at any time, which we will do. Such a request may result in CompareEquityRelease.com ceasing to offer the Services to you.
CompareEquityRelease.com may disclose information about you in connection with legal proceedings or potential legal proceedings or if otherwise permitted to do so by law.
Improving our Service to you
In order to ensure the Services CompareEquityRelease.com provide you continue to meet your needs we may ask you for feedback on your experience of using the site. Where we do, such data will only be used as part of our programme of continuous improvement and will not be published on the site.
When using any of our comparison sites, we may also use the data submitted by you to perform user analysis with a specialist third party, to ensure we continue to provide you with the best possible service.
When you agree to receive any electronic communications from us, you also agree to receive additional communications on products and services which we believe you may be interested in. Any electronic communications we send you will include clear and concise instructions to follow should you wish to unsubscribe at any time.
Third party providers and data privacy
Keeping information about you secure is very important to us. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst CompareEquityRelease.com strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.
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Transferring your information abroad
Information supplied by you to us will only be kept within the UK
You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. For example, CompareEquityRelease.com will always let you have a copy of all personal information we have about you should you request it. We may charge you a fee for a copy of such information.