Introduction

This policy (together with our end-user licence agreement) (EULA) and any additional terms of use incorporated by reference into the EULA, together our Terms of Use) applies to your use of:

  • Marston App version 1.0 mobile application software (App) hosted on the App Store – Apple (UK) and Google Play App Store (App Site), once you have downloaded or streamed a copy of the App onto your mobile telephone or handheld device (Device).
  • Any of the services accessible through the App (Services) that are available on the App Site or other sites of ours (Services Sites). This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. This App is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

This policy is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE

THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

DATA SECURITY

DATA RETENTION

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

GLOSSARY

DESCRIPTION OF CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA

Important information and who we are

Marston Holdings Limited is the controller and is responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this policy).

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO). If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact them using the details set out below.

Contact details

Our full details are:

  • Full name of legal entity: Marston Holdings Limited
  • Name or title of DPO: Data Protection Officer
  • Email address: dpo@marstonholdings.co.uk
  • Postal address: Rutland House 8th Floor,

    148 Edmund Street,
    Birmingham
    B3 2JR

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.

Changes to the privacy policy and your duty to inform us of changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review.

This version was last updated on 11 December 2020. It may change and if it does, these changes will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you when you next start the App. The new policy may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept the changes to continue your use of the App or the Services.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during our relationship with you.

The data we collect about you

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you as follows:

  • Identity Data.
  • Contact Data.
  • Financial Data.
  • Transaction Data.
  • Communications Data

Usage Data

We explain these categories of data here.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific App feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

How is your personal data collected?

We will collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us. This is information (including Identity, Contact, Financial, and Communications Data) you consent to giving us about you by filling in forms on the App Site and the Services Sites (together Our Sites), or by corresponding with us (for example, by email or chat). It includes information you provide when you register to use the App Site, download or register an App, subscribe to any of our Services, search for an App or Service, and when you report a problem with an App, our Services, or any of Our Sites. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Information we collect about you and your device. Each time you visit one of Our Sites or use one of our Apps we will automatically collect personal data including Device, Content and Usage Data. We collect this data using cookies and other similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy https://marstonholdings.co.uk/cookie-policy/ for further details.
  • Information we receive from other sources including third parties and publicly available sources. We will receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below
  • Device Data from the following parties:
    • Analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU; and,
    • Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.

Cookies

We use cookies and/or other tracking technologies to distinguish you from other users of the App, App Site, the distribution platform (Appstore) or Services Sites and to remember your preferences. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the App or browse any of Our Sites and also allows us to improve the App and Our Sites. For detailed information on the cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them and how you can exercise your choices regarding our use of your cookies, see our cookie policy: https://marstonholdings.co.uk/cookie-policy/

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to do so. Most commonly we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where you have consented before the processing.
  • Where we need to perform a contract we are about to enter or have entered with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

Click here to find out more about the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal data.

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

Purpose/activity Type of data Lawful basis for processing
To install the App and register you as a new App user Identity
Contact
Your consent
To contact you in respect of debt you may owe to our clients Identity
Contact
Your consent
To deliver Services including managing payments and collecting money owed to us Identity
Contact
Financial
Your consent
Necessary for our legitimate interests to provide the option
To deliver Services including managing payments and collecting money owed to us Identity
Contact
Financial
Transaction
Your consent
Necessary for our legitimate interests to provide the option to access your account on your smartphone and perform the self-service features in the App.
To manage our relationship with you including notifying you of changes to the App or any Services Identity
Contact
Financial
Communications
Your consent
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep records updated and to analyse how customers use our products/ Services)
Necessary to comply with legal obligations (to inform you of any changes to our terms and conditions)
To administer and protect our business and this App including troubleshooting, data analysis and system testing Identity
Contact
Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security)
To inform the debt holder that you have made a payment arrangement Identity
Contact
Communications
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to maintain our enforcement records)

We do not use customers’ personal data for marketing purposes.

Disclosures of your personal data

When you consent to providing us with your personal data, we will also ask you for your consent to share your personal data with the third parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table here. We may disclose to:

  • Internal third parties
  • External third parties
  • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy policy.
  • Third parties to whom you owe a debt which we have been instructed to enforce

International transfers

We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Data security

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (a password that enables you to access certain parts of Our Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data. We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

We do not store any personal data on your device.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator when we are legally required to do so.

Data retention

Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available in our retention policy which you can request by contacting us.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Your legal rights below for further information.

In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Under certain circumstances you have the following rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.

Please click on the links below to find out more about these rights:

You also have the right to ask us not to continue to process your personal data for marketing purposes.

You can exercise any of these rights at any time by contacting us at dpo@marstonholdings.co.uk

Glossary

Lawful basis

Consent means processing your personal data where you have signified your agreement by a statement or clear opt-in to processing for a specific purpose. Consent will only be valid if it is a freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of what you want. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us.

Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.

Comply with a legal obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that we are subject to.

Internal third parties

Other companies in the Marston Hoildings Limited Group acting as joint controllers or processors and who are based in the United Kingdom and provide IT and system administration services and undertake leadership reporting.

External third parties

Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the United Kingdom who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.

Businesses, councils or Government entities to whom you owe a debt that we have been instructed to enforce.

Your legal rights

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:
    • (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy;
    • (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;
    • (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
    • (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Description of categories of personal data

  • Identity Data: first name, last name, Marston case reference number, Client case reference number
  • Contact Data: address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Financial Data: amount of fine, payments or payment arrangements.
  • Transaction data: Notice of enforcement and date issued, amount owed, who you owe the money to, Enforcement Agent reference number.
  • Usage Data: includes details of your use of any of our Apps or your visits to any of Our Sites.
  • Communications Data: includes communication preferences.

Version 1.0

March 2021