Since the 25th May 2018 you have revised rights under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Further information on the above is available from the 'Information Commissioner's Office'
At Supacompare we value your privacy. We want to be accountable and fair to you and transparent about how we collect and use your personal data.
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect and use personal data about you.
Any changes we make to this privacy notice will be posted on this page, so please check back frequently.
This privacy notice applies only to the personal data that we collect in relation to our services. Our website may contain links to and from third party websites. For example, we may link to and from the websites of lenders, other credit brokers, credit reference agencies, our partners, advertisers or affiliates. We can’t be responsible for personal data that these third parties collect, store and use through their website without our involvement. You should always read the privacy notice of each website you visit carefully and before you submit any personal data to them.
Supacompare.com is a trading style of MediaBlanket Ltd, Registered in the UK 07949139. Registered address: MediaBlanket Ltd, Lloyds House, 18-22 Lloyd Street, Manchester, M2 5WA. Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office Z3334636. Authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under Firm Reference No 723605.
As we will be providing a service to You, We will therefore have no obligation to any other party, only you. Please also be aware that if a third party uses Our services on behalf of You, Our obligation will still be with You being Our Customer. Furthermore, the Terms and Conditions will also relate to You, Our Customer, and not with any other third parties.
Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. In this privacy notice we’ve used the following definitions to refer to some of this data:
Account data includes:
the basic information you provide when you sign up to use our services (e.g. first name, last name, date of birth, postcode, address details, residential status, employment status, annual income, phone number, email address and password);
any additional ‘affordability information’ you give us (e.g. marital status, additional household income, monthly rent or mortgage cost, how many people depend on you financially, monthly cost of childcare and dependent support); and
any information you give us about your job (e.g. job title, industry and/or company name).
It’s vital that you keep your account data accurate and up to date, because inaccurate personal data will produce inaccurate results. You can update your information in the "My Details" section of your account, and we sometimes will give you a nudge to do so when you log in. If you’re not sure how to update your information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit report data means information about your credit file given to us by TransUnion (see section 7).
Credit score data means information about your credit score given to us by TransUnion (see section 7).
Eligibility data means information about your eligibility for the credit products featured on our website, such as your likelihood of being accepted for a particular credit product and the actual or indicative rates of interest and term of borrowing that will apply. This information is given to us by the lenders and credit brokers with whom we perform direct eligibility checks (see section 7 for more details).
Marketing data means your marketing preferences (i.e. whether you have opted in or out of receiving marketing messages from us).
Product application data means data about the outcome of product applications you make as a result of using our services, which is given to us by some lenders, lender’s agents and third party brokers. We may use this data to update our ranking algorithm (see section 5 for more details), to check that our service is working normally and to calculate the commission that is due to us.
Technical and behavioural data means details of your visits to the website including the actual pages you visit, IP address (from which we may derive your location) and details of the resources that you access. We also capture information about your computer or device including, where available, your operating system and browser type.
We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you, including:
Directly. You may give us your personal data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us. This includes personal data you provide when you:
sign up for a Supacompare account;
use our service to compare particular products;
contact us (for example by post, phone, email or via our website or app);
give us feedback; or
enter a competition, promotion or survey.
Credit reference agencies. The credit reference agencies that we work with will give us eligibility data, credit score data and credit report data.
Partners. The partners that we work with such as credit issuers, credit brokers or other service providers (referred to collectively in this privacy notice as “partners”) give us eligibility data and, in some cases, product application data.
To deliver personalised services to you, we’ll analyse and profile your personal data to tailor the services we provide to you. This includes using the information that you have given us directly, such as account data, and also information that we have obtained through third parties, such as your credit report data, credit score data, eligibility data, energy results and product application data.
We’ll use your personal data to personalise the information and offers that we show you in your account and that we send to you by email.
If you have signed-up to Supascore, Supacompare will soft search you while your account is live, to provide you with updates and personalised information and offers. We will soft search your credit file with TransUnion:
· to calculate and update your creditworthiness
· to create and update your free credit report, if you have one
· to match you with offers for which you are likely to be eligible
· to analyse your financial situation, so that we can find other products and services you may be interested in.
Our eligibility checking service works to find you offers. Based on the information you provide, we then present your offers. Although we may be paid commission, this never influences how your offers are ranked.
To do this, we use our own automated technology that assesses your personal data to create a profile of you (including your credit eligibility). We then use this information to search for and find suitable products for you.
Your eligibility results are based on our unique algorithm, which considers factors such as:
your credit profile
your eligibility score
the features of the products
Visiting our website or app or clicking out on email offers may prompt some of the partners that we work directly with to soft search your credit file. Some of these soft searches will leave ‘footprints’ on your credit file.
We may use your credit score data and or credit report data to help us decide which lenders or credit brokers to share your personal data with. For example, some lenders and credit brokers we will pre-check whether you meet their requirements, before we send your personal data to them. For more information about how we share your personal data with lenders and credit brokers, see section 7.
We’ll use your eligibility data to tailor the other services we provide to you. For example, we may use your eligibility data to tailor the marketing we send you, where you’ve agreed to receive marketing from us. For more information about how we use eligibility data to tailor marketing see section 5.8.2.
5.4. Your credit score and free credit report
When you sign up for a Supacompare account, we may use your account data to check whether TransUnion is able to provide you with a free credit report and credit score. If we are going to do this check, we will make it clear to you in the sign up terms that are shown to you before you create your account.
You will need to successfully pass an authentication process before we can show you your credit report and credit score. If you pass, TransUnion will give us your credit report data and credit score data and we will display them in your account.
We’ll ask TransUnion for your updated credit report data and credit score data every month for as long as you have a live Supacompare account. We reserve the right to suspend these monthly searches if your account is inactive for 12 months or more.
We’ll also ask for your credit score data from TransUnion each time that you log into your account, so that we can provide you with an updated credit score.
We’ll use your credit report data and credit score data:
to provide you with your free credit report and credit score; and
to make our service better and more personalised to you, as explained in this privacy notice.
For a summary of the different ways in which we use your credit report data and credit score data see section 6. Some of the credit report and credit score soft searches that we do will leave ‘footprints’ on your credit file. For more information about soft searches and footprints, see section 5.5.
5.5. Soft searches and ‘footprints’ on your credit report
Some of our services involve soft searching your credit file. Soft searches will not harm your credit rating or affect the way lenders see you.
You may see these soft searches as ‘footprints’ on your credit report in either our name or the name of one of the lenders, brokers or credit reference agencies that we work with. Soft searches on your credit file will be given different markings, depending on their purpose, such as:
Consumer Credit File Request
You may see multiple footprints on your credit file because soft searches will be carried out:
when you first sign up for our services;
when you log in;
when you go to the offers section of your account;
when you check or refresh your offers (e.g. when you click on ‘view card’ or ‘find loans’);
in the background on a monthly basis to refresh your credit report and credit score (we reserve the right to suspend these monthly searches if your account is inactive for 12 months or more).
5.8. Keeping in touch
5.8.1. Service messages
We’ll send you a welcome email when you sign up.
If you have a free credit report with us, we’ll send you monthly emails as a reminder that we’ve retrieved your credit report and credit score data from TransUnion.
We may also send you ad hoc service emails from time to time (for example, to contact you about forgotten passwords or to notify you about changes to our services).
Your Supascore and retrieving your credit report and credit score from TransUnion are core elements of our account service. We want to make sure that you remember that we are getting this data about you each month, even if you don’t need to log into your account very often. Therefore, please be aware that you can’t unsubscribe from service messages. If you do not wish to receive service messages, you will need to close your Supacompare account, which you can do by logging into your account.
We’ll keep refreshing your credit report and credit score (and sending you monthly service messages about them) until you close your Supacompare account or we terminate or suspend your account (e.g. for misuse).We reserve the right to suspend these monthly searches if your account is inactive for 12 months or more.
When you sign up for a Supacompare account, you can choose not to receive marketing messages. You can also unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications at any time by:
updating your preferences from within your Supacompare account; or
emailing us at email@example.com; or
clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email from us.
If you have not opted out of marketing (or if you have otherwise consented to receiving marketing from us) we’ll use your personal data to send you offers or information about our products and services that may be of interest to you.
For example, we may use your personal data to predict when you may be interested in a new product because a product you currently have is coming to an end.
We may occasionally have arrangements in place with third parties that have a direct relationship with you and they may send information to you about us and our services where they are legally permitted to do so.
5.9. Correspondence, surveys, competitions and prize draws
If you contact us, we’ll keep a record of that correspondence.
From time to time, we may use your personal data to contact you to ask you if you would like to take part in a survey, competition or prize draw. We’ll use any personal data you submit for a survey, competition or prize draw in accordance with this privacy notice and any additional terms and conditions associated with the survey, competition or prize draw.
5.10. Website and app analytics
We use technical and behavioural data:
for system administration;
to measure and analyse traffic to our website or app; and
to enable us to analyse behaviour and trends on the website. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
5.11. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics collects information about your interactions with our website, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, pages visited, and other browsing information. This information is used to analyse website traffic, understand user behaviour, and improve our services.
5.12. To meet legal or regulatory requirements
We and our third-party service providers are required to comply with certain legal and regulatory requirements including:
complying with our regulatory obligations to the Financial Conduct Authority and the Information Commissioner; and
addressing enquiries or complaints from you or from a regulator.
We may process your personal data to comply with those requirements. For example, the Financial Conduct Authority requires us to provide extra support to consumers that are vulnerable. To help us do this, we may add a ‘vulnerable consumer’ flag to your customer service record, if we consider that you meet the Financial Conduct Authority’s criteria for vulnerability.
Occasionally, we may be asked to provide certain information to regulators or law enforcement agencies. We’ll comply with these requests where legally required or permitted.
5.13. Fraud prevention
Supacompare and the third parties that we work with (e.g. credit reference agencies, brokers and lenders) will process and share your data for the purposes of fraud prevention.
5.13. Research and development
We’ll use your personal data to help us understand our customers and the market better and to improve our products and services. For example, we may analyse our customers’ account data, credit score data, credit report data, product application data and technical and behavioural data to spot trends or identify new product features that would be helpful to our customers.
5.14. User panels and other customer research
From time to time, we may ask you if you would like to join a Supacompare user panel or take part in other customer research. We’ll use any personal data you submit or give us access to in accordance with this privacy notice and any additional privacy notice and terms and conditions associated with the user panel or customer research.
We’ve set out below, the legal bases on which we process your personal data. We’ve also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate.
6.1. Performance of a contract - to enable the provision of our services and management of your account, we will:
access information required to provide with the relevant service from our third party partners and/or search the websites or our partners to get you quotes
process transactional information between the third party and you
run, manage and administer your account
send you an automated confirmation email when you have entered your personal data to receive a quote on the site.
When you apply for an offer through the site, we will also use your personal information to assess your eligibility, and where possible, fulfil the offer where this criteria has been met. When we do this, the processing of your personal information is necessary for us to perform the contract that we have in place with you to provide our services.
6.2. Consent - We will only collect and process your personal information if you have given your consent for us to do so. We will only send you certain marketing alerts or emails if you have confirmed that you are happy to receive these communications.
6.3. Legitimate interests - Some of your personal information may be used and processed where we have legitimate and sensible business grounds for doing so. As a justification for processing your personal information, there is a concept of "legitimate interests" under UK privacy laws. Our legitimate interests for processing your personal information are:
6.3.1 To keep you informed and communicate with you about your use of the services, for example:
informing you when you updated credit report becomes available
informing you of renewal dates for various products and services based on the information you have provided following the creation of your account or during the course of searching for a quote
6.3.2 We may use your personal information to personalise and improve aspects of the service that we provide to you. This may include, informing you about products and service we think may be of interest to you (unless you have given us consent to receive marketing communications, this will not include the sending of such materials) and to enable you to use our eligibility checking services. By using your personal information in this way, it helps us to continuously improve our services.
6.3.3 For market analysis and research to help us regularly review and improve our products and services, and those provided by our partners. Data that we use / provide in this, where possible, will be in an anonymised or pseudonymised format.
6.3.4 You have the right to object to our use of your personal information for these legitimate interests. Unless exceptional circumstances apply (in which case we will inform you as to why we are continuing to process your personal information), if you raise an objection we will stop processing your personal information. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
7.1. Sharing your personal data with credit reference agencies such as TransUnion.
A credit reference agency is a company that collects personal information from various sources and provides that personal information for a variety of uses (including to prospective lenders for the purposes of making credit decisions).
We share your personal data with TransUnion International UK Limited (“TransUnion”) to provide the credit report and credit score services. When we check whether TransUnion is able to provide you with a credit report and when we retrieve your credit report data and credit score data from TransUnion, we are making a subject access request under Article 15 of the GDPR to TransUnion, on your behalf.
The way that TransUnion uses your data is set out in the TransUnion privacy notice, which can be found here. TransUnion’s company number is 03961870 and their registered office is One Park Lane, Leeds LS3 1EP. TransUnion International UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 737740. Authorisation can be checked on the FCA Register.
If you apply for a free credit report, TransUnion will ask you for personal data to verify your identity and to authenticate you. TransUnion will ask you knowledge-based questions based on your credit history, that only you should know the answers to. We do not see the information you provide, even though it is provided to TransUnion through a Supacompare branded interface. We only see the outcome of the authentication process (e.g. authentication pass/failure). If TransUnion can authenticate you for the credit report service, TransUnion will provide us with a unique ID that we use to request your credit report data and credit score data.
The credit reference agencies will use the information you provide when setting up your Supacompare account and while using our services for the purposes of operating as a credit reference agency. This will include using such data for statistical purposes, to assist with identity verification, prevention of fraud / money laundering, tracing and collection of debt, service delivery and process implementation.
7.2. Sharing your personal data with lenders
We share your personal data with a range of lenders:
so that they can check your eligibility for their products, including whether you’re an existing customer (this helps us to limit the number of soft searches carried out on you);
to pre-populate any lender application form you chose to complete; and
for fraud prevention purposes.
We may use your credit score data and/or credit report data to help us decide which lenders to share your personal data with. For example, we may pre-check whether you meet the lender’s requirements, before we send your personal data to them.
If you would like any more information about lenders that we currently work with, please email us – email@example.com.
We may also share limited details about you with lenders or their agents to verify any commission payments due to us as a result of your application.
If you apply for a lender’s product as a result of using our service, they will provide you with the terms and conditions for that product. They will also carry out their own identification and validation checks (including fraud prevention procedures), affordability and credit application checks in accordance with their own criteria. Any full credit check (also known as a ‘hard search’) carried out by a lender will be visible on your credit file to all lenders in the future. The basis on which a lender or other service provider uses your personal data should be set out in their privacy notice.
7.3. Sharing your personal data with other credit brokers
We share your personal data with other credit brokers that we work with.
The specialist credit brokers we currently work with are:
We share your personal data with other credit brokers:
so that they can check your eligibility for credit;
to pre-populate any application form you chose to complete; and
for fraud prevention purposes.
We may use your credit score data and/or credit report data to help us decide which credit brokers to share your personal data with. For example, we may pre-check whether you meet the credit broker’s requirements, before we send your personal data to them.
We may also share limited details about you with credit brokers or their agents to verify any commission payments due to us as a result of your application.
If you apply for a product as a result of using another credit broker’s services, the credit broker or the lender will provide you with the terms and conditions for that product. They will also carry out their own identification and validation checks (including fraud prevention procedures), affordability and credit application checks in accordance with their own criteria. Any full credit check (also known as a ‘hard search’) carried out by a credit broker or lender will be visible on your credit file to all lenders in the future. The basis on which another credit broker uses your personal data should be set out in their privacy notice.
7.5. Sharing your personal data with other financial services providers
We share your personal data with other financial services providers that we work with.
7.6. Sharing your personal data with marketing service providers and third-party advertising companies
We share a limited amount of your personal data with companies that help us with marketing and advertising, namely:
your marketing preference data (i.e. whether or not you have agreed to receive marketing from us);
your technical and behavioural data (e.g. cookie and pixel data); and/or
your email address (in a protected format).
The marketing and advertising companies with whom we share your personal data include:
service providers who provide platforms and systems that we use to help us serve marketing and advertising (i.e. Facebook, Google, Microsoft); and
In some cases, these third parties will also use the data that they collect for their own purposes, for example, they may aggregate your data with other data they hold and use this to inform advertising related services provided to other clients.
7.6.1. Sharing your personal data with Facebook (in more detail)
We share customer email addresses (in a protected format) and cookie data about customers and recent visitors to our website with Facebook, so that Facebook can help us show our adverts to the right people. For example, we share this data with Facebook so that we can exclude existing customers and people that have visited our website recently from advertising campaigns that are aimed at finding new customers.
We may share your marketing data, information about your visits to our website (i.e. cookie data) and/or your email address (in a protected format) with Facebook:
to prevent you from receiving Supacompare targeted adverts on Facebook if you have opted out of Supacompare marketing;
to exclude you from advertising campaigns aimed at finding new users, if you already have a Supacompare account;
to show Supacompare adverts to users who have visited the Supacompare website but haven’t yet created a Supacompare account;
to show Supacompare adverts to existing Supacompare customers to encourage them to use the service (for example, when we make improvements to the service, we may advertise these improvements to existing customers);
to create an audience for our advertisements of other Facebook users who have similar characteristics to you based on the information Facebook holds about you (also known as a Lookalike Audience); or
to include you in a “custom audience” that will receive Supacompare advertising content on Facebook (a custom audience is essentially a list of people who we think are most likely to be interested in a particular advertisement).
7.6.2. Sharing your personal data with Microsoft (in more detail)
7.6.3. Sharing your personal data with Google (in more detail)
a. Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics collects information about your interactions with our website, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, pages visited, and other browsing information. This information is used to analyze website traffic, understand user behavior, and improve our services.
Use of Information:
a. Google Analytics: The information collected through Google Analytics is used to analyse website usage patterns, track user engagement, and improve our website's performance and user experience. This information is aggregated and anonymised, and we do not use it to personally identify individual users.
b. Google Ads: The data collected through Google Ads is used to deliver targeted advertisements to users based on their interests and online behaviour. This information helps us optimise our advertising campaigns and reach the most relevant audience. We do not use this data to personally identify individual users, and we comply with Google's advertising policies.
a. Google Analytics: We may share aggregated and anonymised data collected through Google Analytics with third-party service providers, consultants, or business partners for analytics and reporting purposes. However, this information does not contain personally identifiable information.
b. Google Ads: We may share non-personally identifiable information collected through Google Ads with third-party service providers to optimise our advertising campaigns. This information is used solely for advertising purposes and does not include any personally identifiable information.
a. Google Analytics: The data collected through Google Analytics is retained for a period determined by us for analytical purposes. The retention period may vary based on our business needs and legal obligations.
b. Google Ads: The data collected through Google Ads is retained in accordance with Google's data retention policies.
a. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data.
b. To manage your preferences and opt-out of personalized ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page or use the Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out tool at http://optout.networkadvertising.org.
7.7. Sharing your personal data with group companies
Supacompare is a trading style of MediaBlanket Limited, which means that we may also disclose your personal data to any member of the MediaBlanket group meaning our subsidiaries, as well as our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. For example, way may share your personal data with group companies:
if another group company is helping us deliver the services;
where we have regulatory reporting requirements that mean we need to share personal data; or
in the event of a corporate restructure.
7.8. Sharing your personal data with other third parties
We may share your personal data with:
the Financial Conduct Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office or any other legal, regulatory or governmental body that we are required to disclose information to;
our suppliers of technical and support services, insurers, logistic providers, and cloud service providers;
the analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website.
We may consider corporate transactions such as a merger, acquisition, reorganisation or asset sale. We may share information with third parties in relation to that transaction. If we are acquired in whole or part, customer personal data may be one of the assets transferred.
We may disclose or share your personal data with third parties (e.g. professional advisors or public bodies) if it is necessary to:
protect the rights, property or safety of our staff, customers or other people.
This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of identity verification and validation, fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
7.9. Transferring your personal data internationally
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of Europe (for these purposes “Europe” means the European Economic Area ("EEA") and the UK if the UK is no longer part of the EEA) in connection with the above purposes. For example:
we use an American email service provider to send our service and marketing emails;
the credit reference agencies and partners that we work with may also transfer your personal data outside of Europe (for more details, please read their privacy notices).
If we transfer any of your personal data outside of Europe, we’ll take steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice and all relevant statutory requirements. This includes using recognised transfer mechanisms that incorporate appropriate safeguards. For example, we use the European Commission approved standard contractual arrangements to transfer personal data, where appropriate. Further details on the steps we take to protect your personal data in these cases is available from us on request by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
8.1. What we do to keep your personal data safe
All the information that you give us is stored on secure servers. The internet is not a secure medium, but we’ve put in place various security procedures to protect your information. We use firewalls to block unauthorised traffic to the servers. The actual servers are located in a secure location which can only be accessed by authorised personnel. We use industry-standard encryption technology to ensure that all your personal and transactional information is encrypted before transmission to certain lenders or third-party service providers. Our security policies are in place to safeguard your privacy from unauthorised access or improper use. We’ll continue to enhance our security as and when new technology becomes available.
8.2. What you can do to keep your personal data safe
You’re responsible for keeping your Supacompare account password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. From time to time, we or our service providers may communicate with you by email. You should keep your email account secure. Where possible, you should not provide us with any personal data that we’ve not asked for. If you’re unsure whether we need a certain piece of information, please ask us first before sending it to us.
8.3. How long we keep your personal data for
We keep your personal data for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal data is processed. We may retain personal data where we need to for:
the purposes of complying with our legal and regulatory responsibilities;
responding to legal and regulatory enquiries; and
our own required record keeping.
For example, we’ll keep your sign-up data, eligibility data, credit report data, credit score data, marketing data and technical and behavioural data for as long as your account is live. If you close your account, we’ll remove this data from our live systems. We’ll archive a limited amount of personal data (e.g. your address, postcode, date of birth and email address) so that we can:
Answer any queries/complaints you may have;
Respond to queries or investigations from the Financial Conduct Authority or Financial Ombudsman Service;
Respond to legal claims.
We’ll keep the archived data for no longer than six years following your account closure.
You have various rights in respect of our use of your personal data, including:
9.1. Your right to be informed
You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. This is a key transparency requirement under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). We must provide you with information including:
our purposes for processing your personal data;
our retention periods for that personal data; and
details of who it will be shared with.
This information is set out in the transparency notices on our website and app and in this privacy notice.
9.2. Your right to access
You have the right to access the personal data that we hold that relates to you. This is commonly referred to as a subject access request or “SAR”. You can make a SAR and view the personal data Supacompare holds on you. Please note that the personal data won’t include:
Information relating to another person (e.g. a fraudster) who has opened an account in your name, where we’ve good reason to believe that the personal data doesn’t relate to you (e.g. that person’s IP address);
your credit report and credit score (you will need to contact TransUnion for this information, because we don’t have direct access to it).
9.3. Your right to rectification
This right lets you correct or change any personal data we hold on you that’s wrong or out of date. You can change any of your account information, except your date of birth, by visiting ‘Edit My Details’ in your account. If you would like to change your date of birth, or you’re having problems editing your details, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note that we can’t correct the information on your credit report. You can challenge incorrect information on your credit report using the “raise a dispute” function in your account. This will allow you to raise the dispute directly with TransUnion, who provide the credit report data.
9.4. Your right to erasure
Your right to erasure (or ‘the right to be forgotten’) is a right to ask for your personal data to be erased. We can do this — no problem — but it means we’ll close your account. Without certain personal data we can’t deliver our services. And if we can’t deliver our services, we become pretty useless to you. Once you’ve requested your right to erasure we’ll comply, but we can’t immediately delete everything. Some information associated to your Supacompare account must be kept for a limited period, for legal and regulatory purposes (see section 8 for more details).
9.5. Your right to restrict processing
You have the right to request that we restrict or suppress the processing of your personal data. This is not an absolute right and only applies in certain circumstances, including where:
you contest the accuracy of your personal data and we are verifying the accuracy of the data;
the data has been unlawfully processed and you oppose erasure and request restriction instead;
we no longer need the personal data, but you need us to keep it in order to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim; or
you have objected to us processing your data under Article 21(1) of GDPR (e.g. an objection to processing on the grounds of legitimate interest), and we are considering whether our legitimate grounds to process your data override your rights and interests.
9.6. Your right to data portability
The right to portability lets customers transfer data easily from one system to another. It’s safe and secure and doesn’t impact the data’s credibility. You can request a copy of the data that you have provided to Supacompare in a re-usable format. This right relates to personal data you have provided to us where our legal basis for processing is the performance of a contract or consent (e.g. sign-up data).
9.7. Your right to object
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. This effectively allows you to ask us to stop processing your personal data. The right to object only applies in certain circumstances. Whether it applies depends on our purpose for the processing and our lawful basis for processing.
You have the absolute right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you exercise this right, we’ll stop using your personal data for this purpose.
You can also ask us to consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal data where we process your personal data based on our, or another person's, legitimate interest. This is not an absolute right, and we can continue processing your personal data if:
we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights and freedoms; or
the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
9.8. Your right to withdraw consent
If we rely on consent to use your personal data in a particular way, but you later change your mind, you may withdraw your consent by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll stop doing so. Details of where we rely on consent can be found in section 6 above.
9.9. How to exercise your rights
To exercise the rights outlined above in respect of the personal data processed by us as a controller contact us or email us at email@example.com. We may need further information to verify your identity before we can respond to your request. We’ll consider all requests and provide our response within a reasonable period (and in any event any period required by applicable law). Certain personal data may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances. If an exception applies, we’ll tell you this when we respond to your request.
9.10. Your right to complain
If you have any complaints about our collection, use or storage of your personal data please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll investigate and attempt to resolve your complaint. You may also make a complaint to the UK Information Commissioner (www.ico.org.uk). Alternatively, you may seek a remedy through local courts if you believe your rights have been breached.
If your complaint relates to the data that TransUnion holds and we can’t resolve your complaint, we may refer it to TransUnion.
TransUnion Consumer Services Team:
Address: TransUnion Consumer Services Team, PO Box 647, Unit 4, Hull, HU9 9QZ.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our use of your personal data, please contact us or email us at email@example.com.