This Global Privacy Notice (“Notice”) intends to comply with the relevant requirements under the applicable data protection laws. The Notice sets out how the following Texel entities (each and together “Texel”) use and protect information that Texel obtains about you, either on this website or in its relationship with you.
Texel Finance Limited, with its registered address at Gable House, 239 Regents Park Road, London, United Kingdom, N3 3LF
Texel Europe BV, with its registered address at Avenue Louise 54, 1050 Brussels, and its UK branch with its establishment address as 11 – 12 Bury Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3A 5AT
Texel Asia Pte Ltd, with its registered address 3 Pickering Street #02-53 China Square Central – Nankin Road Singapore 048660
We collect personal information to offer and administer our insurance intermediary services, in addition to any information we collect to engage you as a third-party service provider for general office management purposes.
Texel is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Your information obtained by Texel as “data controller” will be held in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and, where applicable, the UK legislation (including the Data Protection Act 2018), the Belgian Data Protection Act of 30 July 2018 and the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012. Should we ask you to provide certain information from which you can be identified this Privacy Notice sets out why we need your information, how we protect your information and your rights in relation to your information.
Texel may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This Privacy Notice is effective from04 May 2023.
What information we collect
We may collect the following information:
We are unlikely to store any special categories of data, such as medical conditions, biometric data etc, however this information may become available to us indirectly while advising on a claim, arranging a contract of insurance, or dealing with you as a supplier/service provider.
What we do with the information we gather
We may use your information for the following:
Disclosure of personal data to third parties
For the purposes set out above, personal data may need to be shared with third parties such as underwriters and service providers required to administer your policy or your claims (loss adjustors, service companies, lawyers, auditors, etc.) to the extent necessary to carry out our relationship with you.
We may also need to liaise with our affiliates and other Group entities to negotiate, arrange, administer and incept insurance contracts with underwriters, or negotiate, administer and generally assist you with a claim under an insurance contract we have placed for you.
To obtain and update credit information we will moreover exchange personal data with appropriate third parties, such as credit reporting agencies.
In addition thereto, we sometimes share personal data with our third-party suppliers including IT service and platform providers and data storage providers, with our auditors, lawyers and other professional advisors, and with regulatory agencies, insurance bodies, law enforcement or relevant third parties (if you are not regulated) in order to detect and prevent financial crime, recover payments due or complete due diligence, or to comply with regulatory or legal obligations.
We will implement appropriate safeguards when transferring your personal data to third parties. If necessary, we will for example conclude a data transfer or a processing agreement specifying the limitations to the use of your personal data and the obligations with respect to the security of your personal data.
Finally, if Texel is (a) subject to negotiations for the sale of its business, or group or (b) is sold to a third party or (c) undergoes a re-organisation, personal data which it holds may be disclosed to that organisation/person (or its advisors) as part of any due diligence process or transferred to that re-organised entity or third party and used for the same purposes or for the purpose of analysing any proposed sale or re-organisation. In such context, only strictly necessary personal data shall be disclosed, and appropriate data security and confidentiality safeguards shall always be implemented.
We may send your personal information overseas outside the EEA or Singapore in order to deliver our insurance intermediary services. Should this situation arise, Texel shall ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information.
Within our Group, we have Group companies and branches based in the UK, the US and Singapore. Whilst these operations are separate, there may be instances where we work with our UK, US and Singaporean counterparts and information may be shared between the entities and branches of the Group. Where this is the case, we will ensure we have the appropriate safeguards in place to protect personal information.
Lawful bases for processing your information
We rely on the following lawful bases to permit us to collect and process your information so that we can arrange insurance cover, deal with claims or manage a service provider relationship with you:
Your rights relating to your information
You have the following rights, subject to certain limitations and exceptions:
More information can be found at the following links:
Finally, you also have the right to lodge a complaint relating to the processing of your personal data by us with the data protection authority in your country. For the EU, please find a list of supervisory authorities here: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en or see the contact details herein:
Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)
Information Commissioner’s Office Queen Elizabeth House Sibbald Walk Edinburgh EH8 8FT
Tel: 0303 123 1115
Information Commissioner’s Office 2nd floor Churchill House Churchill way Cardiff CF10 2HH
Tel: 0330 414 6421
Information Commissioner’s Office 3rd Floor 14 Cromac Place Belfast BT7 2JB
Tel: 0303 123 1114 (local rate) or 028 9027 8757 (national rate)
Data Protection Authority, Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 274 48 00 or +32 (0) 2 274 4835
Personal Data Protection Commission, 10 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-01 Mapletree Business City Singapore 117438
Tel: +65 6377 3131
Your rights may be exercised by contacting us as stated below. These rights are not absolute, and we will let you know in our correspondence with you whether we think they apply to you. If you limit the purpose for which we use your information or withdraw your consent, this may impact our ability to arrange insurance, administer claims, or provide and/or receive services from you.
In principle you may exercise these rights free of charge. Only where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, we may charge a reasonable fee. We might (if deemed necessary) also request a proof of identity in advance in order to verify your request.
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 through our ongoing relationship with you.
Any information we hold about you is held on secure servers accessible only by authorised parties and complies with industry accepted security protocols.
Your personal data will not be stored for longer than is necessary in relation to the purposes for which we process them (as listed above). Afterwards it is still possible that they can be found in our back-ups or archives, but they will no longer be actively processed in a file.
More specifically, the following data retention guidelines are applied:
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An audit is carried out by a third party, periodically of all cookies being used on our website.
Current Cookies which are used on our website are Google analytics cookies (for website analytics and statistical purposes):
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. 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 Notice. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
For the attention of the Responsible Director
Texel Europe BV
Avenue Louise 54, 1050 Brussels,
For attention of the Compliance Officer
Texel Finance Limited and
Texel Europe BV (UK Branch)
11 – 12 Bury Street
For attention of the Data Protection Officer (in writing)
Texel Asia Pte Ltd
3 Pickering Street #02-53
China Square Central – Nankin Row