SOAV treats the privacy of its customers and website users very seriously and we take appropriate security measures to safeguard your privacy, This Policy explains how we protect and manage any personal data* you share with us and that we hold about you, including how we collect, process, protect and share that data.
*Personal data means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home.
How we obtain your personal data
Information provided by you
You provide us with personal data either via an online application or over the telephone. This includes name, address, email address, telephone number. We use this information in order to be able to contact you in the unlikely event we need to issue a safety notification.
We may also keep information contained in any correspondence you may have with us by post or by email. This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for the performance of a contract.
How we use your personal data
We use your personal data to manage and administer your account as a controller and processor. We undertake at all times to protect your personal data in a manner which is consistent with the requirements of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data in storage.
Do we use your personal data for marketing purposes?
Yes. Any information that you choose to give us may be used for marketing purposes by us or by our official distributors, including sending catalogues, special offers, newsletters and other information relevant to SOAV products and services.
Information about cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We will keep information about you confidential. We will only disclose your information with our distributor in your country and with other third parties with your express consent with the exception of the following categories of third parties.
Categories of third parties
● insurance companies, loss assessors, regulatory authorities and other fraud prevention agencies for the purposes of fraud prevention and to comply with any legal and regulatory issues and disclosures;
● any legal or crime prevention agencies and/or to satisfy any regulatory request (including recognised practitioner bodies) if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so.
How long do we keep this information about you?
We keep information in line with our retention policy. These retention periods are in line with the length of time we need to keep your personal information in order to manage and administer your account. They also take into account our need to meet any legal, statutory and regulatory obligations. These reasons can vary from one piece of information to the next. In all cases our need to use your personal information will be reassessed on a regular basis and information which is no longer required will be disposed of.
Data subject rights
Subject access requests
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants you (hereinafter referred to as the "data subject") the right to access particular personal data that we hold about you. This is referred to as a subject access request. We shall respond promptly, and certainly within one calendar month from the point of receiving the request and all necessary information from you. Our formal response shall include details of the personal data we hold about you, including the following
● sources from which we acquired the information;
● the purposes for processing the information; and
● persons or entities with whom we are sharing the information.
Right to rectification
You, the data subject, shall have the right to obtain from us, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate personal data we hold concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you, the data subject, shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
Right to erasure
You, the data subject, shall have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay.
Right to restriction of processing
Subject to exemptions, you, the data subject, shall have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
a. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, the data subject, and is restricted until the accuracy of the data has been verified;
b. the processing is unlawful and you, the data subject, oppose the erasure of the personal data and instead request the restriction in its use;
c. we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but it is required by you, the data subject, for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
d. you, the data subject, have objected to processing of your personal data pending the verification of whether there are legitimate grounds for us to override these objections.
Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing
We shall communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing as described above to each recipient to whom the personal data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We shall provide you, the data subject, with information about those recipients if you request it.
Right to data portability
You, the data subject, shall have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit this data to another controller, without hindrance from us.
Right to object
You, the data subject, shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, including any personal profiling; unless this relates to processing that is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or an exercise of official authority vested in us. We shall no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of you, the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to not be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing
We do not carry out any automated processing, which may lead to an automated decision based on your personal data.
Invoking your rights
If you would like to invoke any of the above data subject rights with us, please contact us
Accuracy of information
In order to provide the highest level of customer service possible, we need to keep accurate personal data about you. We take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of any personal data or sensitive information we obtain. We ensure that the source of any personal data or sensitive information is clear and we carefully consider any challenges to the accuracy of the information. We also consider when it is necessary to update the information, such as name or address changes and you can help us by informing us of these changes when they occur.
Questions and queries
If you have a complaint
If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal data or sensitive information then please contact us and we will do our best to help you.