Privacy

Who we are:

Ucan Financial Services Limited of Poolstock, Wigan, WN3 5DU is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) with Full Authorisation to conduct credit related regulated activities (“FCA registration number 747173”). You can check these details on the FCA’s register by visiting the FCA’s website www.fca.org.uk or by contacting the FCA on 0845 606 1234. Ucan Financial Services Limited is authorised to trade under the following trading names; Ucan Car Credit, Bripark Cars and Bripark Motors.

Ucan Financial Services Limited (“Ucan”) is a credit broker. This means that we will arrange finance for you to buy a car supplied by us for your personal use and in doing so will introduce you to our pre-selected lenders. Please note that Ucan is not a Lender ourselves but use a panel of lenders to introduce finance options to you.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office; registration number ZA184302.

This privacy policy describes how Ucan protects and makes use of the information you give the company. Ucan operates two websites; www.ucancarcredit.com and www.briparkcars.co.uk. It is Ucan’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

If you are asked to provide information when using our website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy. The terms set out in this policy apply to any information you give us from time to time and to any information you have provided.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page. This privacy policy was updated on 4th January 2018.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email customerservices@ucanfinancialservices.co.uk write to Bripark Cars, Poolstock, Wigan, WN3 5DU or telephone 01942 363616.

The data we gather

We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on our websites.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use our websites and to present timely, relevant information to them.

If you want to create an account you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Your first and last names
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Your postcode

Information which we may collect from you

(a) Information you provide (either directly or through an introducer) by completing an application for our products and services, whether in writing, on our website, over the telephone or by some other means. This information may include your name, address, contact details, date of birth, bank details, details about your employment and financial information.

(b) Records of any personal information about you, financial information as part of your finance application, correspondence from you or anyone acting on your behalf.

(c) Details of transactions you carry out with us.

(d) Your credit history, where you have applied for credit or where one of the lenders on our panel have agreed to provide credit to you.

How we use this data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • To verify your identity:
  • To gather data required for our panel of lenders to take credit decisions where you have applied for credit or where one of the lenders have agreed to provide you with credit
  • To obtain a formal offer of finance for you
  • To detect and prevent fraud
  • To comply with laws and regulations (including the rules or any regulatory authority) and public duties
  • To monitor and/or record your telephone calls and electronic transactions in order to accurately carry out your instructions; assisting in improving our services
  • For the interests of security and crime prevention
  • For market research and providing you with information via mail, telephone or other means about Ucan and its products or services from time to time and analysis in order to assess and improve our business.
  • For our own internal records;
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry;
  • To customise our websites for you
  • To send you promotional emails, mailings and telephone calls about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
  • To contact you via email, telephone or mail for market research reasons.

Sharing your Personal Data

Your data may be shared with finance companies to obtain an offer of finance for you. We may also pass your data onto companies who offer additional insurance and warranty products.

We will act proportionately and responsibly when we process, transfer or disclose your information and we will act strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Your data may also be shared with other entities within our group of companies to include sharing your data with third parties who provide a service to us or our group.

Where you order a vehicle through our website, we may share your information with Our Group companies and third parties who are involved in the processing of your order and your finance application; the supply of the vehicle to you.

We may from time to time contact you about products and services available from Ucan which we believe may be of interest to you. We may do this by post or by phone unless you have told us in writing not to; and by e-mail, text or other electronic means if you have told us in writing that we can. You can tell us in writing at any time if you change your mind.

We will remain responsible for the way in which we and our group of companies and our agents and sub-contractors use your personal information. However, some of the third parties involved in aspects of your online order, our suppliers will also be data controllers of your personal information, and will process your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You should obtain and review copies of these privacy policies.

We may also share your personal information with third parties where we are required to do so for legal or regulatory purposes; identity or credit checks, or for the prevention or detection of fraud.

Please note that, other than the third parties listed in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose or sell your personal information to any other third party for marketing purposes.

Where you apply for credit we will tell you, where permitted by law, if a decision is made about you relating to your credit scoring or eligibility for our products or services solely using an automatic decision making process. You can then request a review by us of the decision using other means.

We treat your privacy very seriously and we understand that you will wish to know how we will use the information we collect from or about you. We use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and will fully comply with all applicable UK data protection legislation (including the Data Protection Act 1998). It is important that you take all necessary and appropriate steps to protect your data yourself (for example, by ensuring that all passwords and access codes are kept secure).

Where will we store your personal information?

Please be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the personal information transmitted to our website and any transmission is at your own risk. However, our websites are a https:// which complies with the relevant protocol for secure communications. In addition, once your personal information has been received by us, it will be stored on our secure server and we will take all reasonable measures to keep it secure and prevent unauthorised access to it. To the best of our knowledge and belief your personal information will not be transferred, stored or processed outside the European Economic Area. However, in the event that it is transferred outside of the EEA we will always do our best to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and relevant laws.

Our Rights to revise or Supplement

We may revise or supplement our Data Protection Statement/Privacy Policy from time to time for any of the following reasons:-

  • To provide for the information of new or improved systems methods of operation, services or facilities
  • To reflect an actual or expected change in market conditions or general finance practice
  • To comply with or anticipate any changes in legal or regulatory requirements
  • To ensure that our business is run prudently
  • To make our Data Protection Statement and Privacy policy contained herein and within our terms of business clearer or more favourable to you; or to rectify a mistake that might be discovered from time to time.

Disclosure of your information

Your personal information may be passed to and used by companies within the Ucan group and its agents and sub-contractors who administer or process the information on its behalf. Please contact Bripark Cars, Poolstock, Wigan, WN2 5DU for an up-to-date list of third parties who may receive your data.

We may use any personal information you provide to us in connection with your Ucan transaction for market research (including participating in surveys), product analysis and development, sales tracking, or to contact you for marketing or promotional purposes. We or Our Group companies may contact you through various media including by telephone or post, and (if you agree) by email, SMS and/or MMS. You may ask us or Our Group companies to stop contacting you for marketing purposes at any time by contacting our Customer Services Department.

Where you have been introduced to us by an introducer, we will inform the introducer about the outcome of your application and whether we have agreed to provide you with the product or service for which you have applied. We may also disclose information about you and your relationship with us throughout the term of that relationship. If you do not wish us to disclose this information, please inform us in writing. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.

  

Access to your information and correction

Subject to some exceptions, you have a right to access personal data that is held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold, you should write to the Data Protection Officer at Ucan. We will respond to you within thirty days of receipt of the request and there is no charge for this service. You may also request from us details of the credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies with which we may have carried out searches. If there are any inaccuracies in the information we hold about you, please notify us of this in order that we may correct the information we hold about you.

Important: Marketing opt out

We may send you information about similar products and services which may be of interest to you, this product information will be sent to you by email. If you do not wish to receive information this way please send an email to customerservices@ucanfinancialservices.co.uk and we will remove you from our records.

How to contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Bripark Cars, Poolstock, Wigan, WN3 5DU.

Changes to these Terms

We may update these Terms from time to time and the latest version will be shown on our websites. The changes will apply immediately upon providing you with notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should contact us immediately. Otherwise your continued instruction via our on-line website or otherwise to source a new vehicles shall indicate your acceptance of the updated Terms.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

We may store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. This enables us to improve your experience of browsing our website and track the performance of our content.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.

However, please note that doing this may affect how our websites function. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

To learn more about cookies and how they are used, take a look at our Cookie Policy.

Third Party Cookies

Our website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

Controlling information about you

When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to:

  • Opt-in to receive marketing communications from us by email, telephone, text message or post.
  • Opt-in to receive marketing communications from our third-party partners by email, telephone, text message or post.

If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:

  • Send an email to: customerservices@ucanfinancialservices.co.uk
  • Write to us at: Bripark Cars, Poolstock, Wigan, WN3 5DU Telephone us on: 01942 363616

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Security

We will always hold your information securely. We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites.

Please note that we have no control of websites outside the www.ucancarcredit.co.uk and www.briparkcars.co.uk domains. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

What do I do now?

In order to enjoy the best possible experience of our websites, we recommend that you leave your cookies setting as they are.

To find out more about cookies and what they do, visit www.aboutcookies.org

To disable these cookies, visit www.krux.com/privacy/consumer-choice/

If you are unhappy

In the event that you are unhappy with the way that Ucan has handled your data you should contact us in the first instance by writing to the Data Protection Officer at customerservices@ucanfinancialservices.co.uk

If you remain dissatisfied you are at liberty to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please visit www.ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone 0303 1231113 for more information.

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Borrowing £7,000 over 60 months with a Representative APR of 38.9% a fixed annual interest rate of 21%; an administration fee of £50 (included in the first payment), an option to purchase fee of £50 (included with the last payment) and no deposit the amount payable will be: 1 payment of £289.17 followed by 58 payments of £239.17 and a final payment of £289.17. The total cost of credit is £7450 and the Total Amount Payable is £14,450.20.

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