What do changing data laws mean for you?
There is a new piece of legislation on data privacy, which came into effect on 25 May 2018. This new legislation is called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, and it will give people greater control over how companies use their personal information.
What this means for you.
This means you’ll now have the right to know:
- what information is being collected
- how it’s being used
- when it’s being shared
All of which are mentioned in our Data Privacy Notice which can be found on our privacy page.
How we use your data.
As you’d expect, we use your data to run your bank account(s), lending or other services you have with us. We also use it to protect you from fraud.
But, if there is something we genuinely believe will benefit you, we’d like to be able to tell you about that too – this could be a product or service that might help you save, or make more of your money. But we need your permission to tell you about these things.
Tell us how you’d like us to get in touch.
Simply log into your Internet Banking and update your permissions via the “Change details” link and choose either email, post, SMS or over the phone. Or you can call our contact centre on 03459 758 758 or visit your local branch.
Don’t worry, you can change your mind at any time. We’ll also continue to send you important information on your accounts and service messages whatever you decide to do.