What Personal Information Do We Collect & Why?
The information we collect from you depends on the product or service you apply for, or the service that we provide to you. We will only collect information that we require, or where we are required to collect the information to enable us to perform our legal, regulatory or contractual obligations necessary to provide you with the products or services, or where we have your permission. This will likely include but not limited to the collection of:
- your personal details (e.g. name, date of birth)
- address details
- contact details (e.g. phone number, email)
- special personal information* (e.g. information that may affect your ability to make decisions.)
- financial information
- employment information
Special personal information*
Data protection law defines some personal information as special categories of data. This includes information about physical or mental health, sexual life, religious beliefs, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, trade union membership or biometric data.
This information may be necessary to collect when understanding the reason for your financial circumstances, or where it may help us to provide a better service to you. For example, a mental health condition that could affect your ability to make a decision regarding your financial situation or a prolonged illness that may have caused you to fall behind with your regular payments to your creditors.
Information about other people
How do we collect your personal information?
- When you make an application or enquiry to us either by email, social media or website
- Information received from a third party, for example you have been introduced to us by another company
- By adding reviews, comments or interacting with us using social media such as Twitter or Facebook etc
- When you use online platforms, such as Whatsapp
- When we may need to obtain up to date information about you to meet our legal or regulatory obligations
- Where you have given permission for your information to be passed to us
What Do We Do With Your Personal Information?
We can only use your personal information where it falls into one or more of the following categories:
- it is necessary to enter into or fulfil a contract we have with you;
- you have provided your consent;
- we have a legal or regulatory obligation to do so;
- it is in our legitimate interest to do so and it is not against your rights;
Social Media Campaigns
We run a number of social media campaigns and will collect personal information to see if you qualify for help with one of third party companies, we would gain consent before any information is passed, all information will be held inside the social media provider themselves thus making them the data controller, for example FaceBook
Websites and marketing
To help us understand you and your situation better and provide you with information about other products which we feel may be suitable and relevant, we will use your personal information to create a profile of you and your circumstances.
However, if you don't want us to profile your personal information this way, to then better enable us to tailor any marketing communications to you, you can contact us to let us know that you wish for your personal data not to be used in this way.
Legal or Regulatory Obligation
We are required to by law or regulatory bodies to process your personal information, for example, to adhere to anti-money laundering or our regulatory obligations.
Where we have a copy of your personal information we may contact you to ask you to provide a review about our services and advice.
If you make complaint to us, we will be required to use your personal information to investigate the complaint and deal with your enquiry. We have a legal and regulatory obligation to deal with your complaint appropriately.
Who Do We Share Your Information With?
In addition to the companies, organisations and other third parties mentioned above, we may also share your personal information with the following organisations or companies:
- IT Service Providers who provide IT platforms or other IT services
- Communication providers (e.g. telecommunications providers)
- Advertisers and social media companies such as Facebook for our social media accounts or where we can contact you using your social media account
- Third parties listed below but not limited to:
- Financial Guidance Ltd
- Open Skies Money Ltd
- Debt Consultancy Service C.I.C
These companies help us to provide our services and solutions to you. We will have a contract in place with any provider who directly provides us with such direct services to ensure that they comply with their data protection obligations and ensure that they have appropriate security measures in place.
We may also share your personal information where we have your consent to do so or where we're required to do so under a legal or regulatory obligation or court order, such as the police, local authorities or the courts.
Automated Decision-Making Systems
AMO Marketing Ltd do not use any automated decision-making systems.
Fraud Prevention Agencies
We may on occasion be required to share the personal information we have collected from you with law enforcement agencies and fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud, money-laundering and terrorist financing and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment.
Keeping You Updated
To help us keep you informed about the products and progress of your application, we may contact you by letter, telephone, email, text message, push notifications, social media or other online messaging platforms as agreed.
If an application for a product or service is started, we will attempt to contact to regain contact with you using thee above methods if we are unable to complete your application for whatever reason.
If your preference is not to be contacted in any of the above methods please let us know at your earliest convivence, however if we are providing a service to you, we and third parties mentioned above will need to be able to send you communications. This can often be due to a legal or regulatory requirement.
If your contact details or preferences change at all it is of paramount importance that you update us as soon as possible.
Information Shared Outside The EEA
At present we have no reason to share your information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) but please be assure if we did, we would only share your personal information outside EEA, where we have your consent.
If we do share your information outside of the EEA, we will make sure that it is protected in the same way as if it was being used in the EEA.
Protection of Your Personal Information
The protection and security of your personal information is a matter we take very seriously, we will take as many precautions as possible in order to protect your data some of the steps we take but not limited to are listed below:
- company security policies and standards
- staff security awareness & training
- role-based access controls to prevent unauthorised access to the information
- encryption and anonymisation technology
- anti-malware & anti-virus technologies
- security monitoring
- secure archiving and deletion
- compliance with industry regulation and legislation
Access to your personal information
If you wish to access personal information that we may hold about you, you are able to do this. This is often called a "Data Subject Access Request". You can request this information by contacting us using the details below.
For your protection we may ask for proof of identity before providing the information you have requested.
If your personal information is incorrect
If the personal information we hold about you is incorrect you have the right to request that we correct this.
Right to suspend, limit or stop the processing of your data
You may wish that your personal information is deleted or that we stop processing the information, you may also wish for us to temporarily suspend the processing of data we have about you. There may be occasions where we are unable to delete the data due to our legal or regulatory obligations. We will however discuss this with you if you request for your information to be deleted.
If you are not happy with how we process your personal information you should contact us in the first instance. If you're not happy with how we have dealt with your complaint you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office. You can find their details on their website at https://ico.org.uk
How Long Will We Retain Your Personal Information?
If you choose to take out one of our products or services and are referred to one of the Third Parties listed above we will retain your records for a period of 6 years. Telephone calls will be retained for at least 6 years from the date the call was made. (see call recordings section for more details)
If you do not go ahead with any product or service offered by us, your personal information will normally be deleted after 2 years unless we have another reason to keep your data, for example, if you have given your consent to receive marketing or promotional messages from us.
End of Policy
AMO Marketing Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under Company Registration Number 11935003, Information Commissioners Office No ZA512972