This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use and disclose personal information about you upon disclosure to us. The information you provide to us may then be shared with other companies in the Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC group (which incorporates, Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, Hitachi Capital Business Finance, Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance, Hitachi Capital European Vendor Solutions, the “Group”). Where we refer to the Company, this will also include the Group unless we explain otherwise.”
We have a legal duty to comply with relevant laws, prevent financial crime, protect consumers and help to bring perpetrators to justice.
The personal information we collect from you, is used to enable us to fully investigate any cases of fraud reported to us, help to protect the victim from future frauds by undertaking protective CIFAS loadings and to complete necessary law enforcement reporting.
Personal information may include, but is not limited to the following:
We will also request any information in relation to suspects in the case, this includes name, address, DoB and contact details. It may also include a request for images of the suspect if these are available.
In order to undertake our investigation it is necessary to process personal information from the victims of fraud, this will include:
We are aware of how important it is to you that we keep your data safe, so when you make a report of fraud to us, we have standard procedures for handling and sharing your data.
This will include (as relevant):
The list above is not intended to be exhaustive and may be updated from time to time as business needs and legal requirements dictate. Some of the personal information that we maintain will be kept in paper files, while other personal information will be included in computerised files and electronic databases.
Your personal data will not be kept for longer than is necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory requirements.
If you would like further information about our data retention practices, please contact us at the address on the Contact Us page of this site or email us at email@example.com .
We share information with fraud prevention agencies including CIFAS and National Hunter, as part of our fraud investigation process.
We, and fraud prevention agencies, will use this information to prevent fraud. We and fraud prevention agencies may also enable law enforcement agencies to access and use your personal information to detect, investigate and prevent crime.
Fraud prevention agencies can hold your personal information for different periods of time, depending on how that data is being used. You can contact them for more information. If you are considered to pose a fraud or money laundering risk, your data can be held by fraud prevention agencies for up to six years.
Information on these fraud prevention agencies, including their contact information and information on their Data Protection Officers, can be found at:
Upon conclusion of a fraud investigation, victims will be offered the option of a protective marker placed with the fraud prevention agencies, this will act as a way of highlighting and preventing any further fraud attempts made.
Some fraud prevention agencies may transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area. They have obligations that require the recipient to protect your personal information to the standard required in the European Economic Area. They may also require the recipient to subscribe to ‘international frameworks’ intended to enable secure data sharing and where the framework is the means of protection for the personal information.
Your personal information will be made available for the purposes mentioned above (or as otherwise notified to you from time to time), on a ‘need-to-know’ basis and only to responsible management, accounting, legal, logistics, audit, compliance, information technology and other corporate staff who properly need to know these details for their functions within the Company.
We may disclose specific information upon lawful request by government authorities, law enforcement and regulatory authorities where required or permitted by law and for tax or other purposes. Your personal information may also be made available to third parties or partners where necessary as part of any restructuring of the Company or sale of the Company’s business or assets. Personal information may also be released to external parties in response to legal process, and when required to comply with laws or regulation.
We will not sell your personal information to any third party other than as part of any restructuring of the Company or Group or sale of a relevant Group business.
You have a number of other rights in respect of your personal information under applicable Data Privacy (DP) Law. These include the right to access or obtain copies of your personal information and to have inaccurate information about you corrected.
To exercise your right to access your personal data please contact us.
Please be aware, in circumstances of fraud, there may be some aspects of information that we are unable to release to you. This is to ensure that we do not prejudice any criminal investigations.
As well as the right to access the personal information we hold about you, you have a number of other rights in respect of your personal information under DP Law. These may include:
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy you might have, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner if you consider that we have infringed applicable data privacy laws when processing your personal data. The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted using the following link: https://ico.org.uk/.
We will keep your details on record until we have completely dealt with your request, enquiry or application and then for a reasonable period afterwards, in accordance with DP Law and other applicable legislation and regulation.
The Company may keep your details on record for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out above and will then delete your details in accordance with DP Law and other applicable legislation and regulation.
We keep this Notice under regular review. We may change this Notice from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices.
This Notice does not extend to your use of, provision of data to and collection of data on any website not connected to us to which you may link to by using the hypertext links within our websites.