VERSO GROUP UK LIMITED PRIVACY POLICY

Who are we?

Verso Group UK Limited (“VG” or “we”) Company No. 7484788. Registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Suite 140, Westlink House, 981 Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DN with the Information Commissioner office registration Number Z3154361

VG are specialists in the collection and provision of consumer data for marketing, profiling and market research purposes and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We work with many of the UK's leading brands to help them target their offers better and find out more about what consumers want from their products and services. VG provides such organisations with the key information they need in order to serve you better.

Verso Group UK Limited may be recognised under one of its trade names.

Trading Names of Verso Group UK Ltd

  • Verso Group
  • IloveMyoffers.co.uk
  • Versosurveys.co.uk
  • Britishsavers.co.uk
  • Versorewardsclub.co.uk
  • Versooffers.co.uk
  • TestaProduct.eu

The purpose of this statement is to explain to you what personal information we collect and how we may use it.

What do we use your data for?

All information we accumulate from you is for marketing, profiling purposes. This means we share your details with reputable companies with whom we have NDA and contract in place, who may contact you by telephone and post to market their offers that we consider may benefit to you.

You can ask us to stop sharing your details at any time now or in the future.

Consent and legitimate Interest.

Data must be processed by us using one of the legal valid bases defined by the regulation.

Consent

It means where you have given consent to a specific organization to contact you a communication channel or channels which you have agreed to for specific grounds which in the context of processing will be for Marketing purpose. When we ask for your consent for a specific organisation, we will do this by giving you the opportunity to answer a question on the phone.

You can withdraw your consent at any time now or in the future.

We will inform you what we will doing with the information and explain your rights to withdraw the consent and how you can do that. We will only use your personal information for the purpose that you have provided the consent for.

Legitimate Interests

As a direct marketing business, we process personal data for commercial benefit, we require an appropriate legal basis to do. Data may be processed in fulfilment of legitimate interest. This includes using your data for telephone, SMS and postal marketing of ourselves or others, but in either case communication will be in relation to products or services which we trust may be interesting to you based upon information which you have supplied to us.

For all types of processing, we apply various standards to carefully protect your privacy rights. However, as with all your data you can also object to us processing your data. In this way. Your rights are details below.

Collection and use of personal information

Verso Group collects personally identifiable information, including your name and contact data that you volunteer such as your phone numbers, mobile number and postal address. We may ask you for your date of birth and during surveys, details about your preference like marital status, type of employment, Household income, presence of children, your likes and dislikes or your hobbies and interest.

We will never collect financials information such as about your bank account or credit card details and nor will collect any sensitive information such as your medical history, religious or political beliefs.

Who may we share your data with?

  • A: Our Group Companies and Brands
    • Verso Group
    • I love My offers
    • Versosurveys.co.uk
    • Britishsavers.co.uk
    • Versorewardsclub.co.uk
    • Versooffers.co.uk
    • TestaProduct.eu

  • B: Groups of recipients within specific industry listed
    • Automotive, Broadband, Call Centre (For Telemarketing & Survey), Charity, Competition Sites, Debt, Education, Entertainment\Gaming\Leisure, Finance, Investment, FMCG, Freebie Sites, Gambling, Health & Beauty, Home & Lifestyle, Mobility, Home Improvement, Household, IT/Technical, Insurance (Life, Home, Automotive, General, Private Medical, Travel),Legal Services, Lottery, Mail Order, Market Research, Music, Pension, Pharmaceutical, Claims for mis-sold PPI and or Packaged Bank Account Fees, Retail, Sport, Telecoms, Toiletries/Cosmetics, Travel, Utilities, Future Planning and Warranties.

  • C: Marketing Service Providers
    • Marketing Service Providers are companies who collect data from Data Controllers, such as us, and help their clients tailor products and services which best suit your needs. They may also use your data for fraud prevention. The Marketing Services Providers we work with are strictly limited to only those organisations we have completed checks on and who will process your data in strict compliance with all laws, regulations and guidance about Data Protection. We will share your data under strict licence terms with the Marketing Services Providers listed below, who like us, will use it to create products and services to help organisations better understand the likely characteristics of their customers; communicate with them more effectively; and find others like them across a range of marketing channels

    • Our Marketing Service Providers include PDV Ltd, whose clients include Consumer Lifestyles™ who’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.consumerlifestyles.co.uk/

    • Our Marketing Service providers include Scottish Power, who’s privacy Policy can be found at https://www.scottishpower.co.uk/legal/privacy-policy

    • Our Marketing Service Providers include UNISONO UK Ltd who privacy policy can be found at https://www.unisonobpo.com/19201201/unisonous/editor/files/privacy.pdf

  • D: Credit Reference and Other Agencies
    • We Collect your data and will share it with third parties. These organisations will have a relationship with you or need to use your information where they have a lawful reason, which will include these organisation own legitimate interest.

Claims Management companies

Depending on the response/answer given by you, VG may share your data with organisation specialising in claims managements (Miss -Sold Package bank accounts, investments, credit card/Bank charges, Mortgage and Pension). for a fee for our marketing service. You can make a claim directly yourself or complain to the Financial Ombudsman if you wish to do so. Both are free for you. You do not have to use a claims management company to make a claim on your behalf.

VG are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of regulated claims management activities under authorisation number 832414, You can find further information at (https://register.fca.org.uk/ShPo_HomePage).

Profiling

Profiling enables organisation to better understand who their customers are so they can make their marketing communication more relevant.

VG may use your information to provide to match with our client’s data so that they will better understand the characteristics of their customer common habits and pursuits. Profiling is summarizing consumer data which include lifestyles, preferences, demographics, and buying patterns. It provides additional insight into customers and to assist our customers to identify and acquire a richer apprehension of their target market, enabling relevant and tailored marketing. We do not use profiling or any of the information we hold to make automated decisions about you.

As Marketing Service Provider, we share your data, can also use profiling to target you for marketing purpose. Once again, you can ask to stop your data in this way at any time.

By Email: compliance@versogroup.co.uk

By phone – 01582 763 090 or

In Writing - The Compliance Manager/Data Protection Officer, Verso Group UK Ltd, Suite 140, Westlink House, 981 Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DN

Marketing Surveys

VG call centres who conduct our telephone marketing survey. These call centres are based in the UK and outside of Europe including India and Philippines.

VG call centres work under our systems and Data Protection and IT Security Policies – access to update all personal data is done through our systems.

How long we keep your data?

We will merely retain your personal information for as long as necessary or as long it require. The Law does not set a time limit on the amount of the time we should hold your personal data. VG wishes to retain data as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was collected; for as long as it remains accurate and up-to date and most for as long as you are happy to hear from us we will continue to reach you. As we explain in the section “What are your right”. You can remove your consent to us at whatever time.

Individuals Rights

  • A: Right to be informed – When we accumulate your data, we must inform you what are we going to make out with it primarily through this privacy policy and consent statement.

  • B: Right to access – You own the right to reach us in writing to request details of the data we have about you.

  • C: Right to Rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify the information that we hold about you if it's inaccurate or incorrect.

  • D: Right to erasure – This is also known as “the right to be forgotten”. This gives you right to request your information to be removed/erasure verbally or in writing. A word of warning though, we maintain a list of the people who have asked not to be touched, we ensure that you get no further marketing from our groups or clients as a termination of this action.

  • E: Right to Restrict processing – You have the right to tell us to stop processing your data but allowing us to keep enough information about you to ensure that’s your wishes are repeated in the future.

  • F: Right to data portable – This gives you right to ask the holder of your information to transfer that information to another business. It enables you to take advantage of applications and services which can use this data to find a better deal.

  • G: Right to Object – You have the right to object to the processing of your information for marketing purpose and profiling for marketing uses. You likewise hold the right to ask us cease processing based on our legitimate interest, where there is no overriding justification for the processing of your information. Your rights and freedoms override our interests.

  • H: Rights related to automated decision-making including profiling – We don’t use automated decision-making process which would cause a potentially damaging effect you.

  • I: Right to withdraw consent at any time – You have right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time and we must provide you with the information to need to execute so, at the time we collect your data and each time we contact you. You can pull away the consent in the following ways.

  • By EmailCompliance@versogroup.co.uk

    By phone – 01582 763 090 or

    In Writing - The Compliance Manager/Data Protection Officer, Verso Group UK Ltd, Suite 140, Westlink House, 981 Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DN


  • J: Right to lodge a complaint – If we cannot deal with your compliant to your satisfaction you have right to complain to a relevant supervisory authority which include;

Where your personal date be kept?

Formerly we have obtained your personal information we will use recognized industry standard processes and protection features to attempt to prevent unauthorised access, misuse, disclosure and breach towards confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Your personal data will be under the control and use Verso Group. It will be held on our computer systems and servers located at our head office. When we print your personal data, this will always be in the possession and dominance of our employees and will be securely disposed of when it is deliberated to be of no further use.

Do we collect data from other sources?

VG do use 3rd parties to supply data subject personal information to us this includes when data controller supply us with information where you have have completed a survey either online or telephone where a VG brands is named on the controller privacy policy as a company with whom they share information.

Transferring your data outside of the EU:

Please note that personal information may be transferred, accessed and stored globally as necessary for the uses and disclosures stated above in accordance with this policy. This will only be done with a contract that has been approved by the European Commission with the recipient of your personal information that provides a suitable level of high-quality protection.

How You Can Obtain Data We Hold About You

You have the right to know what information we hold on our system about you at any given time. To obtain details of the information we hold as it relates specifically to you, you may contact VG at the following destination:

The Compliance Manager/Data Protection Officer,
Verso Group UK Ltd,
Suite 140, Westlink House,
981 Great West Road,
Brentford,
TW8 9DN

compliance@versogroup.co.uk with the subject line: Information Request.

When contacting us to ascertain the information we hold about you, it would be helpful if you could provide us with details of your full name, address and contact details.

Policy change

We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our sole discretion. Please review our privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use of our services or our web sites following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes

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Last update 11th November 2019 in accordance with the requirement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection 2018.