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Privacy Policy


Our Commitment to Your Privacy:
Protecting our clients’ privacy is of paramount importance to Leighton Vans. It is our policy that no client/customer information obtained by us is sold or made available to third parties except that:

In connection with providing clients/customers with advice and support throughout the purchase and after sales of any vehicle, we may obtain information about them from the following sources:

The sources as detailed above are necessary to provide services and to conduct clients/customers, (and Leighton Vans) business operations and also for the processing of data to allow Leighton Vans to provide and conduct client and business operations such as the:

Please note these lists are not exhaustive. However, all necessary steps and actions have been taken to ensure stringent safeguards are in place to protect all data held by Leighton Vans.

Where do we store and process personal data?

Data that is held, processed and stored will be done so as accordance to our privacy policy and the applicable law of the country where data is located.

No information will be accessible to anyone other than an authorised person(s) within Leighton Vans, and controls including door entry systems are in place to ensure a high level of protection.

Please note that currently no information is shared outside of the European Economic Area, however from time to time to ensure and provide services we may pass personal data such as your name and email address to other services that we use to send out newsletters and other communications and/or marketing (both electronic and print). However, your personal data will remain in the EU or countries considered by the EU to have equivalent policies such as Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada. Companies based in the USA that have certified with the EU-US Privacy Shieldprogramme are also considered to be permitted destinations by the EU (this includes popular US products like Gmail, DropBox and MailChimp).

How do we secure personal data?

Measures have been taken through our IT systems and electronic/print systems to ensure that Leighton Vans protects data against:

Leighton Vans has further committed to ensure:

Please note this list is not exhaustive, however Leighton Vans works within the strict guidelines set out in this policy and its own standards.

How long do we keep your personal data for?

The GDPR requires that Leighton Vans retains data for no longer than reasonably necessary. Information will be retained for a period of 7 (seven) years. This will be in conjunction with current laws and contractual obligations. Our Privacy Policy continues to apply to all former clients, and data will be confidentially shredded by a certified company after a period of 7 (seven) years.

Your rights in relation to personal data:

Under the GDPR, Leighton Vans respects the right of data subjects (clients/customer’s and others whom we hold data on) to access and control their personal data, including (but not limited too):

Should you wish to make a request in relation to your own personal data please do so in writing to our Managing Director, where a response will be given within one month.

Please be aware that in certain circumstances data subject rights may be limited:

The “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) is the primary piece of legislation defining your rights over our processing of your personal information. The GDPR requires us to declare which of six “lawful reasons” we are relying on when we are processing your personal data:

Sharing information with non-affiliated third parties:

We only disclose non-public client/customer information to non-affiliated third parties when we believe it necessary for our provision of services to you or as required or permitted by legislation, such as:

Opt out provision:

If, at any time in the future, it is necessary to disclose any client/customer personal information in a way that is inconsistent with this policy, we will give our clients/customer’s advance notice of the proposed disclosure so that they will have the opportunity to opt out of such disclosure. We believe that sharing client/customer private information under the circumstances noted above is either mandated by law or necessary for us to conduct our business and to best service client/customer accounts and needs. Clients/customers desiring to opt out of the above disclosures should contact us immediately and we will terminate our agreement with you. If, at any time in the future, it is necessary to disclose any of client/customer personal information in a way that is inconsistent with this policy, we will give our clients/customers advance notice of the proposed disclosure so that they will have the opportunity to opt out of such disclosure.

How to contact us?

We take steps to safeguard client/customer information. We restrict access to the personal and account information of our clients/customers to our employees and agents for business purposes only. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information. Additionally, we have internal controls to keep client/customer information as accurate and complete as we can. If you believe that any information about you is not accurate, or you wish to discuss this policy, and how it is applied further, please contact our Managing Director either via the Leighton Vans contact us page online, by email or postal mail.

To whom this policy applies:

This Privacy Policy applies to individuals who obtain or have obtained services from any area of Leighton Vans, and any associated businesses.

Use of cookies and other technologies Inc. linking to other websites / third party content:

We may use Google Analytics to monitor how our website is being used so we can make improvements. Our use of Google Analytics requires us to pass to Google your IP address (but no other information) – Google uses this information to prepare site usage reports for us, but Google may also share this information with other Google services. In particular, Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. This also applies to our use of Microsoft. Their Privacy policies are available on their own company websites.

Other Information:

We reserve the right to change this Statement of Privacy Policy. The examples contained within this Privacy Policy are illustrations and they are not intended to be exclusive.