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Privacy Policy

How your personal information is used by People’s Merchant Finance PLC
Last updated September 2010

1. Introduction
1.1 People’s Merchant Finance PLC includes “us” or “we” and and sometimes it’s subsidiaries.
1.2 Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us through the “Website”.
1.3 By accessing any part of this Website or providing any information to us you consent to the use and transfer of your information on the terms set out in this Privacy Policy.
1.4 We reserve the right to revise or supplement this Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion and you agree to revisit this page regularly to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version. By continuing to access or use the Website you will be agreeing to any such changes.
1.5 If you are a customer of People’s Merchant Finance PLC details of the information we collect and how we use it will also be set out in the terms and conditions of the product or service which you hold. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions of your specific product or service, the terms and conditions of your specific product or service will take precedence.

2. Information we collect from you

2.1 In general you can visit this Website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, there are parts of this Website where we may need to collect personal information from you, including without limitation your name, post and email addresses, fax and telephone numbers.

3. Use of information collected

3.1 Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed etc. We use this information to measure the use of our Website and to improve its contents.

3.2 We may also contact you about products and services available from People’s Merchant Finance PLC, which we believe may interest you or benefit you financially. We may do this by post or by phone unless you have told us not to; and by email, text or other electronic means if you have told us that we can or as otherwise allowed by law. You may tell us at any time if you change your mind.

3.3 We may monitor, record, store and use any telephone, email or other communications we have with you for training purposes, so that we can check any instructions given to us, for crime prevention and to improve the quality of our customer service.

3.4 By using the Website you consent to us using your personal information for the purposes described above.

4. Protecting your privacy

4.1 The Internet is a global environment and using the Internet to collect and process personal information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. By browsing this Website you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal information in this way. We accept no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted via the Internet.
4.2 Our Website may contain links and banner advertisements to other websites which are outside our control and not covered by this Privacy Policy (“third party websites”). If you access any third party websites using the links provided, the operators of these third party websites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policies, which may differ from ours. We do not accept any responsibility for any such third party websites, including without limitation for their accuracy, security, the products or services which they offer or for any information which is collected through them. You are responsible for reviewing and abiding by the privacy policies and website terms and conditions of any such third party websites.