Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd is fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), which came into force on the 1st March 2000. Applewood will therefore follow procedures that aim to ensure that all employees, elected members, contractors, agents, consultants, or partners who have access to any personal data held by or on behalf of Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd, are fully aware of and abide by their duties and responsibilities under the Act.
Statement of policy
In order to operate efficiently, Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd has to collect and use information about people with whom it works. These may include members of the public, current, past and prospective employees, clients and customers, and suppliers. In addition, it may be required by law to collect and use information in order to comply with the requirements of central government. This personal information must be handled and dealt with properly, however it is collected,recorded and used, and whether it be on paper, in computer records or recorded by any other means, and there are safeguards within the Act to ensure this.
Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to its successful operations and to maintaining confidence with whom it carries out business. Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd will ensure that it treats personal information lawfully and correctly.
To this end Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd fully endorses and adheres to the Principles of Data Protection as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.
The principles of data protection
The Act stipulates that anyone processing personal data must comply with Eight Principles of good practice. These Principles are legally enforceable.
The Principles require that personal information:
The Act provides conditions for the processing of any personal data. It also makes a distinction between personal data and ”sensitive” personal data.
Personal data is defined as, data relating to a living individual who can be identified from:
Sensitive personal data is defined as personal data consisting of information as to:
Handling of personal/sensitive information
Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd will, through appropriate management and the use of strict criteria and controls:-
In addition, Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd will ensure that:
All employees are to be made fully aware of this policy and of their duties and responsibilities under the Act.
All managers and staff within Applewood’s directorates will take steps to ensure that personal data is kept secure at all times against unauthorised or unlawful loss or disclosure and in particular will ensure that:
All contractors, consultants, partners or other agents of Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd must:
All contractors who are users of personal information supplied by Applewood will be required to confirm that they will abide by the requirements of the Act with regard to information supplied by Applewood.
Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd has appointed Information Officer. Implementation will be led and monitored by the Information Officer. The Information Officer will also have overall responsibility for:
Notification to the Information Commissioner
The Information Commissioner maintains a public register of data controllers. Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd is registered as such.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every data controller who is processing personal data, to notify and renew their notification, on an annual basis. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.
To this end the designated officers will be responsible for notifying and updating the Information Officer of the processing of personal data, within their directorate.
The Information Officer will review the Data Protection Register with designated officers annually, prior to notification to the Information Commissioner.
Any changes to the register must be notified to the Information Commissioner, within 28 days.
To this end, any changes made between reviews will be brought to the attention of the Information Officer immediately.
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Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd
1C Uppingham Gate
Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd are a credit broker and not a lender, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered No : 689343
Registered in England & Wales with company number : 04723912 | Data Protection No : Z8018162 | VAT No : 829228706
Registered Office : 61a South Street, Oakham, Rutland, England, LE15 6BG
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