Your personal information will be held by Scottish Widows Ltd which is part of the Lloyds Banking Group. More information on the Group can be found at www.lloydsbankinggroup.com
We will use your personal information:
To support us with the above we analyse information we know about you and how you use our products and services, including some automated decision making. You can find out more about how we do this, and in what circumstances you can ask us to stop, at the following link.
Your personal information will be shared within Lloyds Banking Group and other companies that provide services to you or us, so that we and any other companies in the Group can look after your relationship with us. By sharing this information it enables us to run accounts and policies, and provide products and services efficiently. This processing may include activities which take place outside of the European Economic Area. If this is the case we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information. You can find out more about how we share your information with credit reference and fraud agencies below and can access more information about how else we share your personal information here.
We will collect personal information about you from a number of sources including:
For more information about where we collect personal information about you click here.
We may be required by law, or as a consequence of any contractual relationship we have, to collect certain personal information. If you fail to provide this information to us it may prevent or delay us fulfilling these obligations or performing services which may prevent us operating accounts or policies.
The law gives you a number of rights in relation to your personal information including:
You can find out more about these rights and how you can exercise them in our full privacy notice.
We may also collect personal information about other individuals who you have a financial link with. This may include people who you have joint accounts or policies with such as your partner/spouse, dependants, beneficiaries or people you have commercial links to, for example other directors or officers of your company.
We will collect this information to assess any applications, provide the services requested and to carry out credit reference and fraud prevention checks. You can find out more about how we process personal information about individuals with whom you have a financial link in our full privacy notice.
In order to process your application we may supply your personal information to credit reference agencies (CRAs) including how you use our products and services and they will give us information about you, such as about your financial history. We do this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check your identity, manage your account, trace and recover debts and prevent criminal activity.
We may also continue to exchange information about you with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including about your settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time, information on funds going into the account, the balance on the account and, if you borrow, details of your repayments or whether you repay in full and on time. CRAs will share your information with other organisations, for example other organisations you ask to provide you with products and services. Your data will also be linked to the data of any joint applicants or other financial associates as explained above.
You can find out more about the identities of the CRAs, and the ways in which they use and share personal information, in our full privacy notice.
The personal information we have collected from you and any one you have a financial link with may be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found here.
If you apply to us for Insurance, we may pass your details to the relevant insurer and their agents. If a claim is made, any personal information given to us, or to the insurer, may be put onto a register of claims and shared with other insurers to prevent fraudulent claims.
It is important that you understand how the personal information you give us will be used. Therefore, we strongly advise that you read our privacy notice, which you can find at www.scottishwidows.co.uk/legalprivacy or you can ask us for a copy.
If you feel we have not answered your question Lloyds Banking Group has a Group Data Privacy Officer, who you can contact on 0345 300 2244 and tell us you want to speak to our Data Privacy Officer.