ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
This Privacy Notice will help you understand how we collect, use and protect your personal information.
WHO WE ARE
PPRO Financial Ltd (“PPRO”) is a company registered in the United Kingdom, under company number 07653641, with its registered address at 48 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF, United Kingdom. PPRO is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN: 900029) as Electronic Money Institution.
Where PPRO acts as a ‘data controller’ under the Data Protection Act 2018 (also known as the DPA 2018) this Privacy Notice will apply. Acting as a data controller means that we, either alone or jointly with others, determine the purposes and means of the processing of your personal information.
Our registration number with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is Z2958821. We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any queries about this Privacy Notice or how we process your personal information, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to PPRO Financial Ltd, 48 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF, United Kingdom.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
The personal information we collect about you includes:
Furthermore, by using our website, Cookies may be stored on your devices. You can find further information on Cookies below, under the title ‘Cookies and Web Beacons’.
Special categories of personal data
PPRO does not intentionally collect any special categories of personal data (sensitive personal information) via our websites unless in a specific country we are legally required to do so, for example, for recruitment purposes. Sensitive personal information includes: information revealing racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; the processing of genetic or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person; information concerning health; information concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation; and in some cases, social security numbers or financial information.
PPRO works to protect the confidentiality and security of information it obtains in the course of its business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place, designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
Most of the personal information we hold about you is collected directly from you. We do this for example, when you:
We will also collect information about you if you get in touch through one of our external partners (for instance, if you apply for a job vacancy using a third party provider, such as a recruitment agency or Lever, our Applicant Tracking System.
In order to understand more about you and to verify your identity, we may supplement and combine the personal information that we collect from you with other categories of data obtained from other sources.
We may change or add to these from time to time and the changes will be updated on our Privacy Notice.
Information we collect on social media platforms
You may wish to participate in the social media platforms which we make available to you. The main aim of these social media platforms is to inform, assist and engage with you. We monitor and record comments and posts made on these channels so that we can improve our products and services.
PPRO may also provide links to other social media platforms maintained on separate servers by individuals or organisations over which PPRO has no control. PPRO makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the information located on such servers.
A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as an endorsement by either PPRO or that third party of each other or its products and services. Furthermore, PPRO is not responsible for any information posted on those websites other than information we have posted ourselves. We do not endorse the social media websites themselves, or any information posted on them by third parties or other users.
We recommend reviewing the privacy statement of each third-party site linked from our site to determine their use of your personal information:
WHAT WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR AND REASONS FOR PROCESSING
We will store and use your personal information as is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and us, for compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations, for our legitimate interests or, for certain other additional purposes, based on your explicit consent. Examples of how we may use your personal information include:
Our legitimate interests as referred to above (and below) include our legitimate business purposes and commercial interests in operating our business in a customer-focused, efficient and sustainable manner, in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Using your data for fraud prevention
In certain situations, before we provide you with our prepaid products and services, we use your personal data to conduct checks for the purposes of preventing fraud and money laundering and to verify your identity. We may also share your details with other financial institutions, credit reference agencies, trade bodies, fraud prevention organisations and law enforcement agencies for the purposes of preventing fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes, pursuing debtors and to verify your identity.
If we, or a fraud prevention agency, determine that you pose a risk of fraud or money laundering, we may refuse to provide you the prepaid products or services you have requested. We may also stop providing existing services to you. A record of any fraud or money laundering risk will be retained by us and the fraud prevention agencies. It may also result in others refusing to provide products, services, financing or employment to you. If you have any questions about our processing of your data for fraud purposes, please contact us via the details provided above.
When PPRO and fraud prevention agencies process your personal data, we do so on the basis that we have a legitimate interest to process your data in such way, in order to protect our business and to comply with the various laws that apply to us. Such processing may also be a contractual requirement in relation to the services you have requested from us.
Using your personal data for marketing
In addition to the purposes above, we may also use your personal information to send you newsletters and/or marketing about similar products and services by post, email, text message, and through various digital channels, such as social media platforms, if you have expressly consented to this or as is necessary for our legitimate interests. We consider that it is within our legitimate interests to send you information about our own products and services for marketing purposes.
We use a third party provider, The Rocket Science Group LLC, to deliver our newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see The Rocket Science Group LLC’s privacy notice.
You can object to receiving marketing from us at any time – please follow the unsubscribe link in our marketing emails or text message; or send us your name, address and date of birth via email to email@example.com or by post to PPRO Financial Limited, 48 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1JF.
We also use the personal data you provide to us, information about you provided for third parties (please see “How we collect information about you” for further details), and of individuals who have similar characteristics to you, to enable us to evaluate and predict your behaviour to assist us to provide and improve our products and services.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
Where relevant given the nature of our relationship or of the products and services provided to you, we may also share your information with the following categories of third parties:
WHERE YOUR INFORMATION IS PROCESSED
The personal information that we collect from you, and which is shared with the third-parties mentioned above, may be transferred to and processed in a destination outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or one of our suppliers. In these circumstances, your personal information will only be transferred on one of the following bases:
To find out more about how your personal information is protected when it is transferred outside the EEA (and if you wish to obtain a copy of the standard contractual clauses which we have entered into with recipients of your personal information outside of the EEA), please contact us using the details above. PPRO will only disclose your personal information to third parties that have agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection.
HOW LONG IS YOUR INFORMATION KEPT?
PPRO only ever retains personal information for as long as is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations. Unless specifically mentioned otherwise, we keep your personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed.
Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep such data until you notify us otherwise and/or withdraw your consent.
We may retain some of your personal information for a number of purposes, as necessary to allow us to carry our business. The retention periods apply as follows:
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
What Cookies do we use?
The Cookies used by our website can be:
We use both types of Cookies.
Additionally, Cookies can be first or third party Cookies. First-party Cookies are owned and created by the website you’re viewing. Third-party Cookies are owned and created by an independent company, usually a company providing a service to the website owners. These Cookies collect information relating to the origin of your visit, where you were exposed to PPRO advertising, what advertising feature you saw, whether you arrived directly or indirectly to our website, the device you used to visit our website and which downloads you performed. This information is collected via the below third parties:
How do I disable Cookies?
You are free to decline our Cookies if your browser or browser add-on permits it, unless our Cookies are required to prevent fraud or ensure the security of our website. However, declining our Cookies may interfere with your use of our website and services. To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them to suit your preferences.
We use small graphics (also called tracking pixels or clear GIFs – collectively, “Web Beacons”) in our websites or emails which remain invisible to you but provide us with information about your experience and interaction with our website and emails such as which browser has been used, if an email was opened and similar. As part of our effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we may at times use visitor identification technology such as these “web beacons” which count visitors who have come to our website after being exposed to a PPRO banner ad on a third party site. Web Beacons often work in conjunction with Cookies. No personally identifiable or sensitive personal data is collected via Web Beacons.
By navigating on our website, you agree that we can place Cookie and Web Beacons on your computer or device, as applicable. If you prefer not to receive Cookies or Web Beacons, then you should consult your browsing settings or stop using website.
According to data protection legislation you have the right to:
Please note that these rights may be limited by data protection legislation, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply.
If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal information, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. You can find out more about your rights under data protection legislation from the Information Commissioner’s Office website.
If you are concerned about an alleged breach of privacy law or any other regulation by PPRO, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to PPRO Financial Ltd, 48 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1JF, London, United Kingdom.
If you are not satisfied with the way in which PPRO has resolved your complaint, you have the right to complain to the ICO or data protection authority in your country. You can find out more about your rights under data protection legislation from the ICO’s website.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We may update this Notice from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. If the changes are substantial, we may notify you of changes to this Notice by email.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at email@example.com.