Privacy Notice

About us

GardX International Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company Number 4951862 with its registered office at Unit 7, Clovelly Business Park, Clovelly Road, Southbourne Industrial Estate, Southbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8PE. United Kingdom (“GardX, We, You and Our”).

GardX Assure Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company Number 711212 with its registered office at Unit 7, Clovelly Business Park, Clovelly Road, Southbourne Industrial Estate, Southbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8PE. United Kingdom (“GardX, We, You and Our”).

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing one of our products. We value our customers' privacy and have taken great care to ensure the security of your transaction.

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

The purpose of this notice

GardX is committed to meeting its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018. GardX will strive to observe the law in all collection and processing of subject data and will meet any subject access request in compliance with the law. GardX will only use data in ways relevant to carrying out its legitimate purposes and functions in a way that is not prejudicial to the interests of individuals. GardX will take due care in the collection and storage of any sensitive data. GardX staff and its agents will do their utmost to keep all data accurate, timely and secure.

This Notice is designed to help you understand what kind of information we collect in connection with our products and services and how we will process and use this information. In the course of providing you with products and services we will collect and process information that is commonly known as personal data.

This Notice describes how we collect, use, share, retain and safeguard personal data.

This Notice sets out your individual rights; we explain these later in the Notice but in summary these rights include your right to know what data is held about you, how this data is processed and how you can place restrictions on the use of your data.

What is personal data?      

Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Examples include an individual’s name, age, address, date of birth, their gender and contact details.

Personal data may contain information which is known as special categories of personal data. This may be information relating to an individual’s health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic and biometric data, or data relating to or sexual orientation.

Personal data may also contain data relating to criminal convictions and offences.

For the purposes of safeguarding and processing criminal conviction and offence data responsibly, this data is treated in the same manner as special categories of personal data, where we are legally required to comply with specific data processing requirements.

Personal data we collect

In order for us to arrange and administer insurance and guarantees for you we will collect and process personal data about you. We will also collect your personal data where you request information about our services, customer events, promotions and campaigns.

We may also need to collect personal data relating to others in order to arrange and administer insurance and guarantees. In most circumstances, you will provide us with this information. Where you disclose the personal data of others, you must ensure you are entitled to do so.

You may provide us with personal data when completing online quote or contact forms, when you contact us via the telephone, when writing to us directly or where we provide you with paper based forms for completion or we complete a form in conjunction with you.

We will share your personal data within our companies and with business partners. This is normal practice within the insurance industry where it is necessary to share information in order to place, quantify and underwrite risks, to assess overall risk exposure and to process claims. It is also necessary to determine the premium payable and to administer our business.

We also share personal data with authorised third parties, this is necessary where we are required to do so by law, where we need to administer our business, to quote for, source, place and administer your insurances and guarantees including arranging insurance premium finance, to perform underwriting activities and to process claims. Some examples follow:

  • Insurers;
  • Underwriters;
  • Premium finance providers;
  • Credit reference agencies;
  • Debt recovery agencies;  
  • Claims handling companies;
  • Loss adjusters;
  • Insurance brokers;
  • Reinsurers;
  • Regulators.

We will collect your personal data when you visit our website, where we will collect your unique online electronic identifier; this is commonly known as an IP address.

We will also collect electronic personal data when you first visit our website where we will place a small text file that is commonly known as a cookie on your computer. Cookies are used to identify visitors and to simplify accessibility, and to monitor visitor behaviour when viewing website content, navigating our website and when using features.  For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.

We may record your communications with us when contacting our customer care, complaints and other customer focused functions. We also collect personal data through the use of telematics or similar locational tracking services, where you have agreed to the use of this particular service.

Where we collect data directly from you, we are considered to be the controller of that data i.e. we are the data controller. Where we use third parties to process your data, these parties are known as processors of your personal data.  Where there are other parties involved in underwriting or administering your insurance and guarantees they may also process your data in which circumstance we will be a joint data controller of your personal data. 

A data ‘controller’ means the individual or organisation which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

A data ‘processor’ means the individual or organisation which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

As a provider of insurance and guarantee services, we will process the following categories of data:

Personal data such as an individual’s name, address, gender, contact details and details of historic claims

Data relating to insurance fraud

If you object to the collection, sharing and use of your personal data we may be unable to provide you with our products and services.

For the purposes of meeting the Data Protection Act 2018 territorial scope requirements, the United Kingdom is identified as the named territory where the processing of personal data takes place.

If you require more information about our insurance and guarantee processes or further details on how we collect personal data and with whom we share data with, please contact our Data Protection Officer by e-mailing dataprotectionofficer@gardx.co.uk.

Why do we need your personal data?

We will use your personal data for the performance of our contract with you, to quote for and provide you with insurance and guarantee products and services, to process claims and renewals, to administer your policy and our business, to respond to any requests from you about services we provide and to process complaints. We will also use your personal data to manage your account, perform statistical analysis on the data we collect, for financial planning and business forecasting purposes and to develop new and market existing products and services.

In purchasing our products and services you should understand that you are forming a contract with us. If you contact us for a quote or request details on the services we provide, we consider ourselves as having a legitimate business interest to provide you with further information about our services.

In some situations, we may request your consent to market our products and services to you, to share your data or to transfer your data outside the European Economic Area. Where we require consent, your rights and what you are consenting to will be clearly communicated to you. Where you provide consent, you can withdraw this at any time by contacting our Data Protection Officer on dataprotectionofficer@gardx.co.uk

We will retain your personal data at the end of any contractual agreement for a period of 7 years. Where you have submitted a claim, we will retain your data for a period of 7 years. Where you have requested a quote, we will retain your personal data for 6 months, where you have contacted us for details of our services and products, we will retain your personal data for 3 months. Where you make a complaint we will retain the data for 7 years. Where you or law enforcement agencies inform us about any active investigation or potential criminal prosecution, we will comply with legal requirements when retaining this data.

The retaining of data is necessary where required for contractual, legal or regulatory purposes or for our legitimate business interests for statistical analysis (profiling) and product development and marketing purposes.

Sometimes we may need to retain your data for longer, for example if we are representing you or defending ourselves in a legal dispute or as required by law or where evidence exists that a future claim may occur.

You should be aware that we use automated decision making (services/tools and techniques) to check for customer suitability to our products, for example we might perform a credit search to check an individual’s solvency and credit rating. We also analyse data to identify products and services that customers may be interested in, this is commonly known as profiling. You have the right to object to the use of profiling activities and the use of automated decision making (services/tools and techniques).

Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you object to the use of, or you have any questions relating to the use of, your data, the retention of your personal data. You can opt out of receiving marketing services on 01243 376426 or email us at dataprotectionofficer@gardx.co.uk.

Product Specification

The specifications contained in this website are for information purposes only as we cannot confirm the exact specifications of the Products. If you require any specific information about a product, please email us at info@gardx.co.uk.

Intellectual Property Rights

This website is published by GardX and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights in existence at any time throughout the world. All website design, text, graphics, the typographical arrangement thereof, and all other material on this website is copyright of GardX or their service and technology providers. Permission is hereby granted to electronically copy and to print hard copy portions of this web site for the sole purpose of using this as an information resource for GardX products. Any other use of materials on this website, including reproduction for purposes other than the above, modification, distribution or republication without the prior written permission of GardX is prohibited.

The trade marks, logos and service marks shown on this web site, unless otherwise specified, are the trademarks of GardX. No rights are granted to use any of them in any manner whatsoever. Any infringement of GardX's rights will result in appropriate legal action being taken against you.

How does your browser protect you and your data?

Most modern web browsers, such as Internet Explorer and Firefox, support 'secure mode' and standard security protocols. Internet Explorer can warn you if the site you are about to send payment details to is secure or insecure. To make this happen, select OPTIONS on the VIEW menu and then click the SECURITY tab. Once all of the warning boxes have been ticked, Internet Explorer will automatically alert you each time you send your private details to another site.

Online security is constantly evolving so, if you are using older versions of Internet Explorer (version 4 or older versions of IE5), we recommend you update your browser to a later version of Internet Explorer in order to take full advantage of the improved security features.

Disclaimer and liability

All express warranties, representations, conditions of any kind or other terms implied by statute or common law with respect to this web site or the information, content, materials or products included on this web site are hereby expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. GardX shall not be liable in any circumstances for any direct or indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (whether for profit or loss or otherwise) costs, claims, expenses or other claims for compensation what so ever, whether caused by the acts, omissions or the negligence of GardX, its employees or agents, which arise out of or in connection with the use of this web site or the information, content materials or products included on this website, except in respect of death or personal injury caused by GardX's employees' or it's agents' proven negligence. GardX does not accept any responsibility or liability for access to or material on, any website that is linked from or to this website.

Misuse Statement

GardX reserves the right to prevent your usage of this site if you misuse the contents contained within this website in any manner. GardX is the final arbiter as to what shall constitute misuse and its decision will be final.

Secure Shopping

We use the SagePay automated online payment service provided by SagePay to ensure that your credit card information is treated with the highest standards of safety and confidentiality. At no time is information about your credit card held on our servers. All transaction information passed between us and the SagePay VSP Systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to your servers from SagePay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you pass to the SagePay servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information. Once on SagePay systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract. The data that SagePay holds is extremely secure and SagePay are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.

If you are still concerned about ordering electronically, you can place your order by calling us directly on 01243 376426 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (GMT), Monday to Friday.

Your rights

Individuals are provided with legal rights governing the use of their personal data. These grant individuals the right to understand what personal data relating to them is held, for what purpose, how it is collected and used, with whom it is shared, where it is located, to object to its processing, to have the data corrected if inaccurate, to take copies of the data and to place restrictions on its processing. Individuals can also request the deletion of their personal data.

These rights are known as Individual Rights under the Data Protection Act 2018. The following list details these rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data being processed;
  • The right of access to your personal data;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to rectification of your personal data;
  • The right to erasure of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability (to receive an electronic copy of your personal data);
  • Rights relating to automated decision making including profiling.

Individuals can exercise their Individual Rights at any time. As mandated by law we will not charge a fee to process these requests, however if your request is considered to be repetitive, wholly unfounded and/or excessive, we are entitled to charge a reasonable administration fee.

                                                        

In exercising your Individual Rights, you should understand that in some situations we may be unable to fully meet your request, for example if you make a request for us to delete all your personal data, we may be required to retain some data for taxation, prevention of crime and for regulatory and other statutory purposes.

You should understand that when exercising your rights, a substantial public or vital interest may take precedence over any request you make. In addition, where these interests apply, we are required by law to grant access to this data for law enforcement, legal and/or health related matters.

The flow of data within the insurance sector is complex and we ask you to keep this in mind when exercising your ‘rights of access’ to your information.  Where we may be reliant on other organisations to help satisfy your request this may impact on timescales.

If you require further information on your Individual Rights or you wish to exercise your Individual Rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email dataprotectionofficer@gardx.co.uk or writing to Unit 7, Clovelly Business Park, Clovelly Road, Southbourne Industrial Estate, Southbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8PE. United Kingdom.

Protecting your data

We will take all appropriate technical and organisational steps to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and authenticity of your data, including when sharing your data within our companies and authorised third parties.

Data Protection Officer

To comply with our legal obligations and to ensure data privacy and protection has appropriate focus within our organisation we have a Data Protection Officer who reports to our senior management team.  The Data Protection Officer’s contact details are as follows: 01243 376 426 or dataprotectionofficer@gardx.co.uk

Complaints

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the way in which we process your personal data, please contact Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to complain to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office(ICO).  The ICO may be contacted via its website which is https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, by live chat or by calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113.

How to contact us

If you have any questions regarding this Notice, the use of your data or your Individual Rights please contact our Data Protection Officer at Unit 7, Clovelly Business Park, Clovelly Road, Southbourne Industrial Estate, Southbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8PE. United Kingdom or by e-mailing dataprotectionofficer@gardx.co.uk or by telephoning 01243 376426.