Data collected via our website and its use
Registration of interest – When you register your interest in joining the claim/receiving further updates, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, such as your name, telephone number, email address and vehicle registration number. We will only use this information to contact you regarding the Mercedes Emissions Claim and to check whether your vehicle is eligible to be included in the claim where you provide the registration number to us. We will not use it for any other purpose other than to fulfil legal or regulatory obligations if necessary.
Identity check for registration – If you choose to join the claim, as part of the engagement process Angeion will use the details which you provide to us to carry out a search with a Credit Reference Agency through Onfido Limited for the purposes of verifying your identity to comply with regulatory requirements. To do so the Credit Reference Agency and/or Onfido Limited may check the details you supply against any particulars on any database (public or otherwise) to which they have access. A record of the search will be retained by the Credit Reference Agency. This check will show as an ‘identity search’ on your credit file – this is not the same as a credit check and has no negative impact on your credit file. If you have any questions regarding the electronic verification process, please email us at email@example.com.
How we will hold your data
The information you provide will be held securely by Hausfeld, Angeion and/or other appointed data processors using appropriate security systems to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your information from unauthorised access and disclosure.
All information you provide to us via the registration page will be held in the Amazon Web Services environment within the Republic of Ireland or elsewhere in the European Union and only processed in accordance with the Data Protection Laws and as set out in this privacy notice.
Although we do our best to ensure the security of your personal data and to use only reputable service providers, unfortunately no information system can be 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. In particular, we will not be responsible for the security of any information which you transmit to us over networks that we do not control including the internet and wireless networks. We have in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you use a link on our website to visit another website, your privacy will not be protected in accordance with this policy. You will need to check that website’s own privacy statement. We make no representation as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other websites. Although we look to include only quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links.
Sharing your data with third parties
It may be necessary to securely transfer your information to third party data processors to perform certain functions. We may share your personal data:
Any information which we share with third-party providers will be pursuant to contractual arrangements which we put in place which require that the data is processed only in accordance with our instructions for specified purposes and applicable law or pursuant to any approved sub-processing agreement.
As Hausfeld operates globally, we may transfer your personal data abroad for storage or processing where required, including in any of the countries in which Hausfeld and its affiliates or contractors have offices. If data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we will ensure a data protection level equivalent to the minimum level within the EEA including entering into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses or by other similar protective measures.
Hausfeld also reserves the right to disclose any information which it holds where necessary: a) to appropriate courts, law enforcement authorities, governmental or regulatory authorities, if required to do so by law or regulation or by any governmental or law enforcement agency; and b) in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of any other individual.
How long we will retain personal data
Where you provide your email address to contact you about the claim, we will retain this until the conclusion of the claim or when you notify us that you no longer wish to hear from us. We will retain data where it may be required for Hausfeld to assert or defend any legal claims or to comply with our legal obligations, regulatory requirements and reporting obligations. We may also hold data in backup systems which are put in place to maintain the integrity of our IT systems for the minimum retention periods.
Your rights: to review, update, restrict the use of, and/or request erasure of your personal data
If you no longer wish to receive communications from us regarding the claim, you can let us know by sending us an email to MercedesEmissionsClaim@hausfeld.com.
Hausfeld has a legal obligation to ensure that any information which you provide remains accurate and up to date and we would ask that you contact us to update or correct your information if it changes or if you believe that any information that we have collected about you is inaccurate. You have a right at any time:
If you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data, please contact us by email or post using the contact details below.
How to contact us
If you require any further information or would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please contact us using the contact details set out below.
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the Data Manager, Hausfeld & Co. LLP, 12 Gough Square, London, EC4A3DW