SMMI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
1. Applicable legislation
As a company operating in the United Kingdom, SMMI is required by law to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 in respect of all of its operations wherever situated. In addition, SMMI is aware of and seeks at all times to comply with the principles of the following additional data protection legislation where these laws apply to SMMI’s international operations:-
2. What we collect
We may collect the following information:
3. What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, and to try to prevent unauthorised access to this information. However, if you transmit personal data to us this is at your own risk.
5. Where we store personal information
6. Disclosure of your personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of SMMI’s group, which means SMMI’s subsidiaries (as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006). We may disclose your personal information to third parties:-
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8. Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. If you follow a link to any of these websites, you should note that these websites have their own privacy policies; we do not have any control over those other websites and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
9. Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so under paragraph 6 of this policy. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held about you please write to Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Company Limited, Salvus House, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TS, United Kingdom.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.