Privacy Policy of the insuresupermarket.comTM website

Insuresupermarket.comTM is a trading name of Moneysupermarket.com financial group Ltd. ("we" or "us") take your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy explains the steps we take to ensure information about you is kept secure and confidential.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as once you use our website and/or our product and/or account aggregation services ("Services") you will be regarded as having read and accepted this Privacy Policy. You must not use our website or our Services if you do not accept this Privacy Policy.

Moneysupermarket.com Financial Group Ltd (company number 3157344) is the data controller in relation to the Services and your personal data. Our registered address is Moneysupermarket House, St David's Park, Ewloe, Nr Chester, CH5 3UZ. If you have any queries relating to our use of your personal data or any other data protection issues, please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@moneysupermarket.com.

The information we collect

We will collect personal information about you which you give to us when you register to use our account aggregation service and when you provide information as part of our product aggregation service, for example, in order to obtain a quote for travel insurance. The provision of the Services to you may also require us to store details of your transactions, together with details of your financial information. We will periodically review your personal information to ensure that we do not keep it for longer than is necessary.

Purposes for which we use information about you

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. to enable you to access and use the Services; and/or
  2. to personalise aspects of our overall service to you; and/or
  3. to communicate with you; and/or
  4. to process a transaction between you and a third party.

Sensitive information.

In order for us to provide you with a range of quotes on motor insurance, we may need to pass some of the information you have provided to our panel of insurers such as your address and any conviction details you might have. These details are essential in order to provide you with the quotes you have requested from our service.

Passing on information about you

Please be aware that once you use our website or our Services, you will be regarded as having given your consent to us disclosing your personal information to the following parties:

  1. third party providers whose products or services are listed on the results pages of the channels on our website, for the purposes of obtaining an online quotation for you or comparing different products and services as requested by you;
  2. GISC or other regulators for the purposes of compliance monitoring;
  3. other third parties either where necessary for those third parties to provide additional products or services requested by you or with your prior consent.

Informing you of offers and services which may be of interest

Please also be aware that if you click the "I accept" button on the registration page of the account aggregation service or on a product aggregation page, you will be regarded as having given your consent to us providing you with information, offers and services that may be of interest to you. For example, we may e-mail you or send you a text message letting you know how you could save money by switching the products or services you use.

If you click the "I accept" button on the registration page of the account aggregation service or on a product aggregation page, you will also be regarded as having given your consent to us disclosing your personal information to the following parties who may also provide you with information, offers and services:

  1. other companies in the Moneysupermarket.com Financial Group of companies; and
  2. our trusted business partners - a current list of our trusted business partners is set out here and is updated from time to time.

You can ask us to stop passing your information to third parties for marketing purposes at any time, which we will do. Such a request may result in us ceasing to offer the Services to you.

We may disclose information about you in connection with legal proceedings or potential legal proceedings or if otherwise permitted to do so by law.

Third party providers and data privacy

If you decide to enter into a contract with a third party provider through a channel on our website, the information you have provided to us together with any further information requested by, and supplied by you to, the third party provider will be held by the provider for the purposes set out in that provider's privacy policy. Therefore, you are strongly advised to read your chosen provider's privacy policy and satisfy yourself as to the purposes for which the provider will use your personal information before entering into the contract. We have no responsibility for the uses to which a provider puts your personal information once you have contracted with that provider.

Advertisements

The advertisements that you see displayed on this website are delivered on our behalf by a third party advertising company. No personal data for example your name, address, email address or telephone number are used during the course of serving our advertising, but, on our behalf, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. This cookie does not collect personal data about you nor is it linked to any personal data about you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by this company, please click here http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy

Security

Our website is a "BT Trustwise Secure Site" and keeping information about you secure is very important to us. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk. Sensitive information, for example, your security information and credit card details, is encrypted to minimise to risk of interception during transit.

Cookies

A cookie is a very small text file placed on your computer by a web browser, which has been sent by a web server. It is essentially an "identification card" relating to you. The main purpose of our cookies is to identify you when you visit our website. Each time your browser requests a web page from our server, the browser sends the information in the text file back to the server and lets the server know that you have returned to that web page. We use cookies to provide you with a better service tailored to suit you. We will store your cookies for a maximum of three months.

Cookies help you to save time. For example, if you register for our Services, a cookie helps us to remember who you are and what your preferences are. Next time you return, we can fill in any questions that you have already answered. The more you tell us about yourself, the more we can help to find information or products you want.

If you do not accept incoming cookies then the performance of our website on your system will not be to full standard or our website may not serve at all.

Transferring your information abroad

Information supplied by you to us will only be transferred abroad by us or our agents for the purpose of performing contractual obligations to you, or when you have given your prior consent to such transfer.

Your Rights

You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. For example, we will always let you have a copy of all personal information we have about you should you request it. We may charge you a fee for a copy of such information.