This Privacy Notice (‘the Notice’) explains how Claims Funding International (us, we, our) collect, use, and store personal data in as clear and transparent a way as possible, as well as details on your rights under the applicable data protection laws.
Your privacy and personal information are important to us and we are committed to keeping it protected.
Should any questions or concerns occur, you can get in contact with us using the contact details provided below.
1. Personal information we collect and hold
Personal data /Personal Information means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’).
An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Personal Information we collect and hold: In general, the type of personal information we collect and hold includes (but is not limited to): names, birth dates, addresses, bank account details, contact details, occupations, medical history and treatment, memberships and associations, financial and tax records, family situations and other information which assists us in conducting our business, providing and marketing our services and meeting our legal and compliance obligations.
Sensitive Information: Some personal information which we may collect is 'sensitive information'. Sensitive information includes information about a person's racial or ethnic origin, political affiliation, religious affiliation, mental health, disability, trade union or other professional or trade association membership, sexual preferences and criminal record, and other health information.
Personal information is generally collected and held about funded clients, associates and potential funded clients, suppliers and their employees, and prospective employees, employees and contractors.
2. How we collect and protect your personal information
We will generally collect personal information by way of forms filled out by people, face-to-face meetings, interviews, business cards, telephone conversations and from third parties. We also collect personal information from our web site and the internet, through receiving subscription applications and emails.
In some circumstances we may be provided with personal information about an individual from a third party, for example a report provided by a professional or a reference from another person.
The protection of your information is important to us, and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that information about you is not subject to the danger of being lost, destroyed or damaged or of being accessed by unauthorised parties.
We will not retain your personal data for periods longer than it is necessary for the provision of our services and we will keep it only for the purposes for which it was obtained.
We hold personal information in secure and confidential files maintained in paper and/or electronic form. Sometimes personal information held by us is securely stored with third party data storage providers. We take all reasonable steps to protect personal information held by us from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, for example by use of physical security and restricted access to electronic records.
3. Why we collect, hold, use, and disclose personal information
We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the purposes of:
- providing litigation funding and related services including funding the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal or equitable claim including the utilisation of a confidential alternative dispute resolution process.
- assessing and processing inquiries and requests for the provision of our services
- marketing, including direct marketing and market research and analysis
- the general conduct and management of our business, including provision and enhancement of our services and purchasing goods and services from others
- meeting our legal and compliance obligations.
If the personal information we request is not provided, we may not be able to provide the relevant service.
4. Know your rights
You may access the information we hold about you.
If you would like to update, correct, modify, or delete from our database any personal data you previously submitted to us, please let us know. We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we need to retain certain personal information to comply with the law, for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (for example, when you initiate a service, you may not be able to change or delete the personal data provided until after the completion of the service).
We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Data subjects’ rights under the European data protection legislation
You can exercise certain rights with respect to the information we process in our capacity as a data controller of your personal data. If we are processing your personal data on behalf of another data controller and you exercise your rights before us, we will forward your request to the responsible data controller.
You, as an individual whose personal data is being processed, have the following rights:
- the right to object – individuals can object to us processing their data and we will either agree to stop processing or explain why we are unable to;
- the right of access – individuals can request a copy of the personal information we keep for them, subject to certain exemptions (via a subject access request);
- the right of rectification – individuals can ask us to update or correct their personal information to ensure its accuracy;
- the right to be forgotten – individuals can ask us to delete their personal information from our records if it is no longer needed for the purposes it was obtained;
- the right of restriction – individuals can ask us to restrict the processing of their personal information in certain circumstances;
- the right to data portability – individuals can ask for a copy of their personal information in a machine-readable format, so it can be used for their own purposes;
- the right to withdraw consent – individuals can ask us, at any time, to stop processing their personal information, if the processing is based only on the individual’s consent;
- the right to make a complaint – individuals can complain if they feel their personal information has been mishandled. We encourage individuals to come to us first, but they are entitled to complain directly to the Irish Data Protection Commission: https://www.dataprotection.ie/
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, you can do so by contacting us using the contact details below:
Data Protection Officer Email: email@example.com
Address: The Lennox Building, Richmond St S, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 FK02, Ireland
5. Disclosure of personal information to overseas entities
For the purposes outlined in section 4 of this privacy notice, it is anticipated that your personal data will be transferred to, and/or processed by financial institutions such as banks and an independent data verification expert, which may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Where this is the case:
a. We will (where applicable) have in place appropriate safeguards to ensure an adequate level of data protection where your personal data is transferred outside of your country or jurisdiction.
b. This may include us entering into data processing agreements (that includes the Standard Contractual Clauses adopted by the European Commission) (DPA) with the overseas recipients.
c. In the absence of the usual safeguards, such as a formal DPA being executed between the parties in relation to a particular data transfer and where none of art. 49 GDPR derogations for specific situations apply, we will seek warranties from the overseas recipients that they will process your personal data in accordance with any applicable data protection laws.
This General Data Protection Notice was last updated оn 16th November 2022
Occasionally it may be necessary to make changes to this Notice. When that happens, we will provide an updated version on our website at the earliest opportunity. Any subsequent changes shall be effective from the date indicated with the corresponding amendments.