Privacy

Privacy policy

This is the privacy policy for 'www.britinsurance.com', operated by Brit Group Services Ltd. a company registered under the laws of England and Wales, whose registered address is 55 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AS. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are the data controller. By using the website users consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with the privacy policy. Brit Insurance reserves the right to change the privacy policy from time to time.

Brit Insurance will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. However, we may collect and process data relating to details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access. We may also collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type.This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

This website contains links to external sites. Brit Insurance is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site;; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

The details which you provide about yourself and any other information which identifies you ("Personal Information") will be used to send you the information you have requested.

Brit Insurance respects your privacy and will not sell, rent or loan any Personal Information collected on this website and will only use your Personal Information in ways to which you have consented. Any information that you give Brit Insurance will be treated with the utmost care and security and will remain completely confidential. In order to process various requests by you, your Personal Information may be passed to a relevant third party and, where we are lawfully requested to do so, regulatory authorities. Such third parties will have access to the Personal Information needed to perform the relevant service. They may not, however, use your Personal Information for any other purposes and are required to process your Personal Information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

You agree that any successor operator of Brit Insurance's business may use your Personal Information on the same basis as Brit Insurance does.

We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties, except as outlined above, or in the unlikely event that we are required to do so by court order or other legal requirement. Please note that we may transfer your Personal Information to persons outside the EEA, but we will only do so in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.

Cookies

By using the Brit Insurance website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device as described below:

What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of information contained in a very small text file that is stored in your Internet browser or elsewhere on your hard drive. Cookies allow a website to identify a user's device whenever that user returns to the website and are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently.

Brit Insurance use of cookies
Brit Insurance collects information during your visit through the use of cookies. We use these cookies for a variety of reasons, most commonly to distinguish you from other users of our websites and to help us compile aggregate statistics about usage of our website.

The table below is a list of the cookies used by Brit Insurance, along with the purpose and the name of each cookie. Please note that we may from time to time modify or update our cookies and will update this list accordingly.

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics _utma
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We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, in order to make improvements. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages visited. Please see Google's explanation of Google Analytics at www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Sitecore Analytics SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site, in order to help us improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Please see Sitecore explanation of these analytics at www.sitecore.net/Company/Contact/Privacy-Policy.aspx

How to control cookies?
You can control acceptance of cookies by modifying your Internet browser preferences. You have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. Please note that, if you choose to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our site and may be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.

To disable cookies:
If you are using Internet Explorer:
Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar and then click on 'Internet Options'
Click on 'Privacy' tab on top
Move the slider up to the 'Block all the Cookies' setting

If you are using Firefox:
Go to 'Options' in the menu bar
Click on 'Privacy'
Uncheck the box that says 'Accept cookies from sites'

If you are using Google Chrome:
Go to the menu
Click on 'Settings'
Click on 'Show Advanced Settings
Click on 'Content Settings'
Select 'Block third party cookies and site data'

Data protection

In addition to Brit Insurance’s safeguards, your Personal Information is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act. This provides, amongst other things, that the Personal Information Brit Insurance holds about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you (on the payment of an administrative fee not exceeding £10) and correct any inaccuracies by contacting us. You can contact us about your Personal Information by writing to:

Tim Harmer, Data Protection Officer Brit Insurance, 55 Bishopsgate London, EC2N 3AS