Privacy and Cookies

Privacy

Our Personal Information and Data Protection Policy is set out below.

Use of Your Information
Details of Your application and any credit reference search that The Bond Register (‘Our’, ‘Us’ and ‘We’) carry out with licensed credit reference and fraud prevention agencies will be added to Our records and will be shared with other organisations that make searches and used by Us and them to:

  • Help make decisions about credit and credit related services, for You and members of Your household;
  • Help make decisions on credit and other proposals, for You and members of Your household;
  • Trace debtors, recover debts, prevent fraud, and to manage Your accounts;
  • Check Your identity to prevent money laundering.

It is important that You give Us accurate details. We will check Your details with fraud prevention agencies and if You give Us false or inaccurate information and We suspect fraud, We will record this.

The information You provide in Your application, We obtain from You (including that relating to the operation of Your Account), We obtain from organisations which are not connected with The Bond Register and regarding the progress of Your application (‘information’), will be stored on computer or in any other way and will be Used by Us together with any other information We hold about You:

  • To enable Us to develop, improve and market Our products and services to You and Our other customers;
  • For market research and statistical analysis; and
  • For general business purposes and as otherwise permitted in law.

We will analyse and assess Your information (which will include an analysis and assessment of Your transactions and how and when You Use Your Account) to enable Us to:

  • Understand more about You; and
  • Design, select and offer products and services (including those of organisations which are not connected with The Bond Register) which We consider may be of interest to You.

We may tell You about products or services or invite You to take part in offers, of Ours and other organisations which are not connected with The Bond Register which We consider may be of interest to You. We may do this by post, by telephone (including by way of automatic dialling by fax), by e-mail or via Our Web site. If You do not wish to receive this information, please confirm this in writing to Us. Please note that if You do so, We will not be able to tell You about products, services or various offers that may benefit You. We will, of course, continue to inform You about any important changes to the terms under which Your Account is operated.

We may at any time give Your information to:

  • Any organisation who introduced You to Us or Us to You or who act on Your or Our behalf, on the basis it is kept confidential;
  • Any organisation who provides a service to Us relating to Your Account or any agreement You may have with Us, on the basis it is kept confidential;
  • Debt collection agencies, legal advisors or other organisations who may assist Us following any default or failure by You to keep to the terms of Your Account or any agreement You may have with Us.

You are entitled, on payment of a fee, to a copy of the details and information We hold about You if You contact Us in writing. You may obtain details of the credit reference and fraud prevention agencies from whom We obtain and to whom We pass Your information (please call Us on 0161 826 2707).

From time to time We may need to transfer Your information to a country (or countries) outside of the United Kingdom (including a country (or countries) outside of the European Economic Area).

Cookies

What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.

The Bond Register uses cookies so we would recommend that you have them enabled in order to give you the best browsing experience. If you don’t wish to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but read ‘Managing cookies’ below for help to turn them on should you need to.

Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

Our cookies policy
Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name or address: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from www.thebondregister.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Managing cookies
If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that your browsing experience on our website will be limited.

To enable cookies
If you’re not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
For PCs: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option

Third-party cookies
When you visit thebondregister.co.uk you may notice some cookies that are not related to The Bond Register. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from Twitter, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Further information about cookies
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org  (opens in a new window – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).