GDPR & Privacy
Information you give us.
When you contact us via any of our website forms we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number. Depending on the purpose of the form we may ask for additional information, for example, if you’re applying for a subscription package to advertise on this website or whether you opt into our mailing list to receive communications from us or loan requirements and questions that help us asses your needs.
Information we get from your use of our website.
We collect generic information about your visit including which pages you visit. As is true of most websites, we also gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information usually includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, device used, operating system and date/time stamp. We use this information to improve our website usability and visitor experience.
We use service providers such as Google, Bing & Facebook, whose products help us identify how websites are used. Like us, our service providers use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts to analyse trends, track visitor movements around the website and to gather demographic information about our visitor base as a whole. We receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual or aggregated basis.
We also use service providers such as Lead Forensics to identify the companies who visit our website, specifically we aim to learn about the keywords that companies use on search engines to find our website. If we believe a company is well-matched to our services we may also send marketing material to that company by way of sending an email to a publicly available, connecting with that company or its employees and representatives via social channels such as Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or a posting a printed brochure to the company address.
Types Of Data We Collect
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). We may associate your device identifiers or phone number with the forms you submit.
When you use our website we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
- details of how you used our website, such as your search queries.
- Internet protocol address.
- device event information, such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
- cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or you if you have previously submitted a form via our website.
When you call us, because we're using a VOIP telephone system, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
- telephony log information, such as your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls.
- Internet protocol address.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Cookies and similar technologies
We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our website, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with us, such as using our contact forms.
You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use.
You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites, including this one, will not function properly or at all.
It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however, has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.
There are different levels of control too. You are able to prevent just third party cookies being deployed, and some even allow you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies.
In order to manage your cookies, please refer to your browser’s help guides and follow their instructions.
How we use information that we collect
We use the information we collect from our website to maintain and improve our services and marketing. We also use this information to offer you more personalised website user experience and advertise our services to you when you visit other websites.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our website.
We process personal information on either our servers in the UK and the USA so we may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can:
- You can contact us to find out whether we store any data specifically about you.
If you’re a website visitor we collect information to:
- provide a better website experience to our visitors;
- understand which visitors or companies may be interested in our services
If you contact us via our website forms we collect information to:
- fulfil our contractual obligation to you, such as responding to a customer support question or to advising you of changes to services.
- fulfil our contractual obligations by law, such as responding to your GDPR questions.
- market our services to you, such as responding to your questions about our services or products.
- provide a better website experience to you.
Sensitive or special category data
We do not anticipate collecting sensitive data from you via this website (i.e. data on health, ethnicity, race, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, sex life or sexual orientation).
Where we do collect such sensitive data from you, we will ensure that we obtain your prior explicit consent. You always have the right to withdraw your consent. Yo can do so by contacting us on the details at the bottom of this page.
Communications and marketing
Where you have provided consent we may contact you by email, telephone or post to let you know about our events and activities that might be of particular interest to you, or about the work of Bridging Loan .org .uk more generally. We provide the opportunity for you to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications every time we contact you.
You can opt-out from receiving our marketing communications, or update your contact preferences at any time by emailing email@example.com
Right to restrict processing
In certain circumstances you have a right to require us to stop processing your personal data in a particular way.
Right to erasure
You have the right to request that your personal data is erased from our database in certain circumstances.
Right of access
You have a right to ask for a copy of the personal data we hold about you. If you want to access your personal data, please send a description of the personal data you want to see and proof of your identity to firstname.lastname@example.org this is free of charge.
Right to rectification
We also want to make sure that your personal data is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if your details change. You may also ask us to correct or remove personal data which is inaccurate.
Right to object
You can also opt-out of receiving all marketing communications by clicking the unsubscribe link on any email marketing communication you receive from us, or request that we stop processing personal data about you for certain purposes at any time by contacting us using the details below.
Right to data portability.
In certain circumstances you have a right to data portability which means we will provide you (or a third party you nominate) with your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Please note that you may only use/ benefit from some of these rights in limited circumstances. For more information, we suggest that you consult guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or please contact us using the details below.
We keep personal data for as long as there is a need to keep it in connection with the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with our Data Retention Policy. In the event that you ask us to stop sending you marketing communications, we will retain certain details, such as your name, to help us ensure that you are not contacted again.
Changes to your Details.
We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with, please contact us as set out below.
We comply with the Data Protection laws in the United Kingdom. We take all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to and use of your personal data.
Our staff and those working for our agents and contractors maintain a responsibility to keep your personal information confidential and will only use it to offer relevant products and services related to your enquiry, interaction or order.
Whilst any personal information that we use to provide or promote our services to you will not be passed to any third party organisation for marketing purposes, on occasion your details may be shared by our approved contractors or agents, in order to inform you and/or produce relevant services.
If you do not wish to receive this information from us or our associates or wish to delete Personal Information you have submitted through the website please send an email to the email address email@example.com.
Information That We Share.
We do not share personal information with companies, organisations and individuals outside of our company unless one of the following circumstances applies:
With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. We will share your loan enquiry with our broker in order to fulfil our service obligations to you.
For external processing
For legal reasons
We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals if we have a belief in good faith that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
- detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of us, our users or the public, as required or permitted by law.
We work hard to protect our company and our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information that we hold. In particular:
- We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
- We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorised access to systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations. They may be disciplined or their contract terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
- We will provide the same protections in respect of any electronic communications received from you as those employed in respect of information received by post and telephone.
- If you use a link on this Website to take you to another site, your privacy will not be protected in accordance with this policy. You will need to check that websites own privacy statement.
- We make no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other websites.
Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities
Changes to this Statement
Bridging Loan .org .uk will occasionally update this Privacy Notice to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information. This privacy notice was last updated on 01 Jul, 2020.
How to contact Bridging Loan .org .uk
The data controller responsible for your personal information for the purposes of the European Union data protection law can be found below.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our data collection practices, please contact our Data Protection Officer by writing to the Data Protection Officer at the address, telephone number or email listed below.
Bridging Loan .org .uk
36 Gervis Road,
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