Updated Privacy Policy and GDPR

This information is our privacy notice. It explains what we do with your personal information, why we want to use it, how we protect it and what rights you have to control our use of your personal data.
The most important fact is that it’s your personal data. We have complete respect for your rights and we will only use it where necessary to deliver our services to you or your business, or to keep you up to date about developments in our products.

Financial Investigation and Recovery Ltd (“FIRL”) acts as both Data Controller and Data Processor. Our registered address is 20-22 Wenlock Road LONDON N1 7GU. We are registered in England, No. 09882537. We are regulated by the Claims Management Regulator in respect of regulated claims management activities registration number CRM42412 and recorded on the website: claimsregulation.gov.uk If you want to contact us about any of the points in this notice, or further about how we protect your privacy, please email us at privacy@firl.co.uk

We use information for just a few internal purposes and these each have a different lawful basis under EU laws. We DO NOT sell or pass your data on to third parties, except in relation to an existing claim for which you have engaged us
If you are an existing FIRL Customer, we hold your name and full contact details because we have a contractual obligation to deliver services to you. We need your contact details to deliver our services (such as send you update emails when you need to take actions, update you on our products, send you details of your claim progression etc.) We may also use your data to make our services smarter, faster, secure, integrated and useful to you. We also use information about you and your service use to verify accounts and activity, to monitor suspicious or fraudulent activity and to identify violations of service policies. We will continue to hold your information for six years from the expiry of your subscription for legal records.
If you are a previous FIRL customer, in the six year period following the end of your subscription, we may continue to contact you with information about our services because we think you will find it useful. We believe we have a legitimate interest in this direct marketing activity (and this is also permitted under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations or “PECR”) but you are always able to unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of the emails we send, or by emailing us at privacy@firl.co.uk.
If you are a supplier or other business associated with FIRL’s field of work, we will hold your contact details because we have a legitimate interest in doing business with your company. We will aim to hold this information for three years since we were last in contact with you.
If you visit our website, we use Google Analytics and other online services on our website to track user activity, in order that we can improve our service. We may record your computer’s IP address so we can tell how each user and repeat visitor is using our site. Analytics data may be collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We have a legitimate interest in tracking user journeys on the site so that we can improve our service. You can find out more about Google and privacy by visiting https://policies.google.com/privacy
We may also offer you targeted offers in relation to your activity. We will hold IP information for a maximum of three years from the time of your last visit to our site.
If you’re not an existing customer, we may have your contact details on our marketing list so we can send you emails and newsletters about our service, along with information we think you may find useful in relation to financial loss. We will only send you this information if we have your consent (which you gave to us by ticking a consent box when you signed up to our lists, or the lists of our data provider). Or you may have met us in person at a trade show, and given us your details then.
You may withdraw consent at any time – usually this is easiest by ticking the ‘unsubscribe’ option at the bottom of the information we send to you. You can also email us at privacy@firl.co.uk at any time. Please note that if you do this, we will delete your records on our marketing list. If you remain on our marketing list, we will hold your information for three years from the time we last checked that you wanted to receive communication from us.
If you call us, we may monitor and record communications with you, including emails and phone conversations. Any information we collect may be used for the daily operations of the business, training purposes and to ensure we fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
The list below describes the cookies we use on the site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use the site, or delete cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called Incognito in Chrome, InPrivate for Internet Explorer, Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari etc).
First Party Cookies are cookies that are set by the website directly and include Session Cookies and Google Analytics Cookies.
Session Cookies are used to remember your login for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled, then various site functionality will be broken. Session cookies also allow users to be recognised within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you make is remembered from page to page. The most common example of this is a ‘shopping cart’ functionality which means that your election is remembered as you browse an e-commerce site.
Third Party Cookies are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site which allow visitors to share content on social networks. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Zopim Live Chat and Google+. In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that some of these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing around the internet, including our site. If you are concerned, you should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete such information.
The help menu on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether

We use a number of different service providers (acting as data processors) who provide IT and system administration services to enable us to operate our business and the services we provide to our customers. Your personal data may be transferred to these data processors who generally fall under the following categories:
Website analytics service providers
Website and data hosting service providers
Email, contacts and calendar service providers
Telephone network service providers
Accounting software service providers
For security reasons (to reduce the risk of phishing attacks on our customers) we do not name all our service providers in this privacy notice. The types of personal data we hold about you (and that may be transferred to our data processors) are set out above. Please contact us at privacy@firl.co.uk if you want further information on specific data processors or the types of personal data they process for us

We may also share your personal data with the following third parties in certain circumstances:
We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities (such as regulatory bodies) as required to process your claim
We may share personal information with third parties to whom we choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our organisation or assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other organisations or merge with them. If a change happens in our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We share personal information with professional advisors such as lawyers, accountants, or auditors in order for them to provide legal, accounting or auditing services to us.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties and we will never share your information with third parties for marketing purposes other than our own marketing activity

We do not directly transfer any of your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). However, some of our data processors may do so and this section explains the impact of these international transfers and how your information is protected.
Many of our data processors operate ‘cloud-based systems’, which means the information is held in information data centres in different locations. All the cloud-based systems we use reserve the right to hold copies of your personal information outside the EEA to hold back-up copies, so they can guarantee recovery.
In each case we and / or our processors use one or more of the following means that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of abuse:
Certain processors may transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission.
Providers storing data in the U.S. may be self-certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to the personal data shared between Europe and the U.S.
Please contact us at privacy@firl.co.uk if you want further information on the specific mechanisms used by our data processors when transferring your personal data outside of the EEA

The personal data we hold about you is your data, so you have certain rights over it. This section summarises your rights. You can exercise any or all of these rights when you choose, and the easiest way is by dropping us an email at privacy@firl.co.uk.
Where we are processing your data based on your consent (e.g. for marketing purposes) you can withdraw that consent and we must immediately stop processing your data. Please note that up to that point, we’re acting lawfully with your consent, withdrawal of consent cannot be backdated.
You have the right to request a copy of all personal data we hold relating to you and we must provide this within 30 days. You also have the right to require us to correct any records that are wrong.
You have the right to require us to erase personal data and we must comply unless we need it for one of the purposes described above (for example, if we hold a live contract for you). We also retain the right to keep data that is needed to establish, exercise, or defend a legal claim.
Where we process your data based on a ‘legitimate interest’ (underlined in the section on Purpose and Lawful basis, above) you still have the right to object to our processing of that data. From that point, we must stop processing your data until we have determined whether your rights override our interests.
Finally, you may have the right to have your personal data transferred to another organisation and we’re obliged to provide it to you in a clear and reasonable format

We don’t process your personal data for any other purpose than we’ve described here. We won’t sell your personal data to other companies.
As we develop the FIRL range of products, we might add a new data process to our platform that uses your personal information. Should we decide that we want to develop a new processing purpose, we will contact you to let you know what we intend to do, the lawful basis we will use, and your rights over our intended new processing. We’ll also publish information about it here

If you’re a FIRL customer or supplier, it’s a requirement that we collect personal information from you so that we can enter into a contract with you

At all times, you have the right to report a concern or lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please refer to the ICO at https://ico.org.uk or by calling them on 0303 123 1113.
Of course, we hope that we can resolve your issue quickly and fairly – you can contact us at privacy@firl.co.uk.

This information was last updated on 25/5/2018