citizensdebthelp.com Privacy policy

citizensdebthelp.com PRIVACY POLICY

  1. Introduction
  2. Consent
  3. Extent of Privacy Policy
  4. Personal Information We Gather
  5. Cookies and other Tracking Technologies
  6. Data Retention
  7. Opt Out
  8. Undertaking Anti Money Laundering Checks
  9. Notification of Privacy Statement Changes
  10. Contact Information
  1. Introduction

The primary purpose of our website is to be a useful resource and guidance tool. We also want you to feel secure when visiting our website and we are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so. We take our ethical responsibilities and your privacy seriously.

This Privacy Policy therefore sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

2.Consent

Use of this website by you constitutes acceptance by you of our Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to accept our Privacy Policy, please leave this website immediately. By using this website, you also consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out below.

3.Extent of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers information which is collected from this website only. Other sites to which this website may be linked are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

4.Personal Information We Gather

Personal information is gathered from you in two ways: (a) directly (for example if you submit an online form, engage in live chat or otherwise supply any personal details to us); and (b) indirectly (for example, through our website’s technology).

We will obtain personal information about you directly (such as your name, email address, phone number, amount of debt, etc.) whenever you volunteer this information by completing an online form or by using live chat on our website. We will use this information to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us.

For example, we will obtain your personal data when you request a free consultation, purchase goods or services or contact us for any reason. If you volunteer such information you will be consenting to our processing it for the purposes specified.

If you request a debt consultation with us, then your email address, name, phone number and other details you provide may be shared with selected third-parties who we believe may be able to assist with working towards a solution to your debt. Where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by phone, e-mail and SMS messaging only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data.

When we refer your details to a third party-company, we may receive financial compensation for doing so. However, we do not charge you for this introduction. Your consultation is always free, but fees will apply if you choose to enter into a debt programme. These fees will be made clear by your advisor prior to your enrolment.

Moreover, we will disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that we sell any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

If citizensdebthelp.com or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of citizensdebthelp.com, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

5.Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Cookies

A cookie is a digital file that contains a string of text, storing information. Commonly, web servers which host and maintain websites send cookies to your computer. They are usually stored on your computer via your web browser. The web browser communicates information related to your interactions with the website, back to the web server of the website. This is a common way to drive personalization across internet enabled devices, as the storing of this information allows the website to know what it should know about you based on what you previously looked at or interacted with.

citizensdebthelp.com and our partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or service.

Log Files

A log file is a digital file that records interactions between software systems. Log files exists across all internet and IP enabled devices, including the connected mobile, connected TV, and enhanced email tactics described herein. Device type and location using latitude and longitude coordinates can also be stored.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or page views.

We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We may record your IP addresses when you make an application through our site in order to detect and prevent fraud.

6.Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Cookies and Devices will be stored  for up to 12 months.

7.Opt Out

To opt out of marketing communications from our third-party partners you may contact each of them directly with this request. You may also ask us to communicate on your behalf to our debt relief partners that you no longer wish to receive marketing messages. To do so, please email info@citizensdebthelp.com  with your request, and provide enough information in order for us to identify you (e.g. your name, email address, phone number, etc). If your objection is not to marketing in general, but to marketing by a particular channel, such as email or telephone, then please specify the channel to which you are objecting.

8.Undertaking Anti-Money Laundering checks:

To comply with money laundering regulations, there are times when we need to confirm the identity of our customers in order to satisfy our requirements. To satisfy our requirements an electronic Anti Money Laundering check may be completed on our customers.

9.Notification of Privacy Statement Changes.

We may update this policy from time to time as our information practices are modified or changed. If we make changes to the Privacy Notice, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this Notice. Any changes to this Notice will become effective when we post the revised Notice on the Site. Your use of the Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Notice.

 

10.Contact Information

By Email: info@citizensdebthelp.com

 

Last Reviewed July 2020