We are Synectics Solutions Ltd., a fraud prevention agency which works with organisations in the fight against fraud. Those organisations (our clients) include businesses from the finance sector, insurance sector and others who have a legitimate interest to prevent fraud against them.
We can be contacted at [email protected] or in writing to PO Box 3700, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST6 9ET. Our data protection officer can be contacted at [email protected]
Before our clients provide services, goods or financing to you, they may undertake checks for the purposes of preventing fraud and money laundering, and to verify your identity. These checks require them and us to process personal data about you.
What we process and share
The personal data you have provided, we have collected from you, or we have received from third parties may include your:
- date of birth
- residential address and address history
- contact details such as email address and telephone numbers
- financial information
- employment details
- identifiers assigned to your computer or other internet connected device including your Internet Protocol (IP) address
- vehicle details
When we process your personal data, we do so on the basis that we and our clients have a legitimate interest in preventing fraud and money laundering, and to verify identity, in order to protect their business and to comply with laws that apply to them. Such processing is also a contractual requirement of the services or financing you have requested.
We may also enable law enforcement agencies to access and use your personal data to detect, investigate and prevent crime.
Fraud prevention agencies can hold your personal data for different periods of time, and if you are considered to pose a fraud or money laundering risk, your data can be held for up to six years.
As part of the processing of your personal data, ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ decisions may be made by automated means. This means our clients may automatically decide that you pose a fraud or money laundering risk if:
- our processing reveals your behaviour to be consistent with that of known fraudsters or money launderers; or is inconsistent with your previous submissions; or
- you appear to have deliberately hidden your true identity.
You have rights in relation to automated decision making: if you want to know more please contact us using the details above.
Consequences of processing
If our client determines that you pose a fraud or money laundering risk, they may refuse to provide the services, goods or financing you have requested, or to employ you, or they may stop providing existing services to you.
A record of any fraud or money laundering risk may be passed to us and other fraud prevention agencies, and may result in others refusing to provide services, financing or employment to you. If you have any questions about this, please contact us on the details above.
We may allow the transfer of your personal data outside of the UK. This may be to a country where the UK Government has decided that your data will be protected to UK standards, but if the transfer is to another type of country, then we will ensure your data continues to be protected by ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place.
Your personal data is protected by legal rights, which include your rights to:
- object to our processing of your personal data (N.B. Objections to processing will be referred to the relevant data owner);
- request that your personal data is erased or corrected (N.B. Erasure or correction requests will be referred to the relevant data owner);
- request access to your personal data.
For more information or to exercise your data protection rights please, please contact us using the contact details above.
If you are unhappy about how your personal data has been used please contact us using the contact details above. You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office https://ico.org.uk/concerns, which regulates the processing of personal data.
Information we may collect from you from across our website and social media platforms
We are Synectics Solutions Ltd. This notice explains about the information we may collect from you when you visit our website or social media platforms to request content or further details and how we use this information.
How we collect and use your information
When you visit our website and social media platforms, we may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser and device as well as any personal information you provide (including through data capture forms) to enable us to identify you. The purpose of collecting this information is to enable us to assist you with any requests for information, to offer you further information in future which we believe will be of interest and to perform security management of our sites and systems.
The categories of information we collect
We may collect the following information
- Marketing contact information provided via social media platforms and web forms, including name and contact details.
- Security and website analytics information, including browser type, device type, operating system and device identifiers, settings and geo-location data.
Legal basis, storage, retention, sharing, international transfers, automated decisions and data subject rights
- The processing of personal data is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests (marketing, computer security and website analytics) of Synectics Solutions Ltd. (the Data Controller). If you are unable to provide this information, we may not be able to provide you with information about our products and services.
- Marketing contact information will be processed and retained by us in the UK as a record of your visit to our website. Where you have provided us with consent to use your information for marketing purposes, we will retain the information until you withdraw that consent. Your consent to this use can be withdrawn by emailing us at [email protected].
- Information Security information will be processed for the purpose of ensuring network and information security. It will be retained as a record of your visit to our website or platforms. It may be accessed by our service-providers but will not be shared with anyone else other than for security incident investigation.
- Marketing contact information you provide may be processed by our service providers. Where these are located outside the UK/EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to your information. Further details may be obtained from our compliance team at [email protected]. The marketing information we capture may be shared with other third parties in order to promote the products and services we offer. Information Security information will not be shared with other third parties other than to the extent required by law (including in connection with any legal proceedings or to establish or defend our legal rights). We will not make automated decisions affecting you with this personal data.
- As a data subject, you have a number of rights (including access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing). For more information or to exercise your data protection rights please, please contact us. Our compliance team and data protection officer can be contacted at [email protected] or in writing to PO Box 3700, Stoke-On-Trent, ST6 9ET.
- If you are unhappy about how your personal data has been used please contact us using the contact details above. You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office, which regulates the processing of personal data.