Your privacy is very important to us. We have put in place measures to ensure that any personal information or data that we obtain from you is processed in accordance with the accepted principles of good information handling.
We will ensure that your information is accurate and up to date, that we do not keep it for longer than necessary and that appropriate measures are in place to protect the information from any unauthorised use, except where disclosure is made at your request or with your consent or where we are required by law to disclose it.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to receive details of the information Pinewood Asset Finance holds about you and to have any inaccurate details amended. Any request for your data must be in writing accompanied by the appropriate fee (currently £10) and addressed to The Data Protection Officer, Pinewood Asset Finance, 1 Walnut Court, Rose Street, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1XU.
Using your information
If you visit our website, we may collect information when you register with us or apply for a product or a service online such as your name, your business name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone/mobile number, fax number, financial details, national insurance number, payment card details and bank account details. Once registered you are no longer anonymous to us. We need this information in order to verify your identity, decide whether to allow you to use this website, whether to go ahead with your application, to provide our products and services, to collect payment from you, to detect any fraud or website abuses, to send you information relevant to your account and in case we have any queries.
We may also collect and store some of the above information and the nature of your enquiry when you make an enquiry. We use that information for responding to your enquiry. If you contact us we may keep a record of that correspondence and if another registered user contacts us about you, your activities on this website or your postings on this website, we may collect such information in a file specific to you.
If you apply for any product or services with us, we may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies as to your financial status, whether you are subject to civil or criminal proceedings, whether you are undergoing medical treatment or have unspent criminal convictions not including minor motoring offences
We may exchange information with third parties for the purposes of fraud prevention and credit risk reduction. Please contact us if you want to receive details of the relevant fraud prevention agencies. You have a legal right to these details. We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies. Pinewood Asset Finance, credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies will also use your records for statistical analysis about credit, insurance and fraud.
Once you become our customer, we will process, transfer and disclose your information to provide you with products and services, deal with your transactions, for the internal operational requirements for us, (including, for example, product development and IT systems testing), to manage our relationship with you (including marketing if you have agreed to it) and to carry out surveys, business analysis and market research. We may transfer such data to professional advisers, third party service and administration companies and any entity providing funding to us, either now or in the future and their professional representatives. Such data may include “sensitive personal data”, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998.
Once you become our customer, we reserve the right to pass data about you or your account to third parties for administrative purposes, fraud prevention, terrorism prevention, money laundering, debt tracing, fighting crime or where we are required to do so by law. We may transfer our databases containing your personal information if we sell our business or part of it. In such circumstances, we will notify you of any change in ownership.
Third party links
We collect IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers (if any).