Clear Score Technology Limited will be the data controller for the data that you provide us or we collect in relation to the provision of our services to you. We respect your privacy and protecting your information is paramount. We want you to be informed and empowered with respect to your privacy when you use our services. Please read this Privacy Notice carefully before using our website or apps or registering to use our services. Together with our Terms and Cookies Policy, this Privacy Notice sets out our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we collect, process and treat it.
By visiting www.clearscore.com and using our apps and services you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice. The data controller of your information is Clear Score Technology Limited of 47 Durham Street, London, United Kingdom, SE11 5JA.
Our data controller registration number is ZA100119. You can check our registration on the Data Protection Public Register by visiting https://www.ico.org.uk/esdwebpages/search. References in this Privacy Notice and on our website to “we”, “our” or “us” are references to Clear Score Technology Limited. References to “you” and “your” means each natural or legal person who uses our website or the associated services.
References to our website below include references to our apps.
We collect and process information which:
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you when you register for our service or by communicating with us. This includes information you provide when you participate in discussion boards, answer specific questions on our website, provide us with feedback, participate in surveys, and when you report a problem.
The information you give us may include:
Information we collect from Credit Reference Agencies on your behalf. If you register to use our services, we will obtain your credit score and credit report from one or more Credit Reference Agencies on your behalf.
Information we collect about you based on your use of our website or apps. Each time you visit our website or use our app we may automatically collect the following information:
Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, service providers, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, social media) and may receive information from them, such as your credit report information, whether or not you have taken out a product with them, what other products you may have used, and other such details.
Other mobile information for mobile users. If you are using our app on a mobile device and you have consented for us to do so (where necessary), we may collect the following information from your device:
Recording telephone calls and other communications. We may monitor or record telephone conversations or other communications between you and us.
We use information we hold about you to provide our services to you and improve those services, administer your account and communicate with you and to use information on an anonymous basis for research, profiling and analytical purposes.
Information you give to us or we collect from Credit Reference Agencies or other third parties on your behalf as part of our services. We will use this information to:
Information we collect about you based on your use of our website. We will use this information:
Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above.
Recording telephone calls and other communications. We will use telephone recordings or transcripts of communications to check your instructions to us, analyse, assess and improve our services, for training and quality purposes and for the purposes of investigating any complaint you may make, or as evidence in any dispute between you and us.
Use of other information for mobile users on our app.
What we will never do. Rest assured, we will never sell your information to third parties.
We may share your data with other members of our group and with other third parties, such as our service providers, advertisers, Credit Reference Agencies and Fraud Prevention Agencies.
We may need to disclose your data to others to ensure the smooth provision to you of the products, services and information you request. Your data may be disclosed to the other entities as described below.
These third parties act on our instructions and are processors of your information.
The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found by following this link.
Subprocessors. We may share your information with the following subprocessors:
|Amazon Web Services, Inc.||Cloud Service Provider|
|Blenheim Chalcot IT Services India Private Limited||Customer Support Management Provider|
|Blueshift, Inc.||Customer Relationship Management Provider|
|Chattermill Analytics Limited||Customer Relationship Management Provider|
|Domo, Inc.||Data Storage and Analytics Provider|
|Emailage Limited||Fraud Prevention Tool Provider|
|Iovation, Inc.||Fraud Prevention Tool Provider|
|Onfido Limited||Fraud Prevention Tool Provider|
|Segment.io, Inc.||Data Segregation Tool Provider|
|Truelayer Limited||Data Aggregator Provider|
|Zendesk, Inc.||Customer Support Provider|
Group company. We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
Selected third parties. We may also share your information with selected third parties including:
The product provider does not have permission to use this data for any other purpose including marketing
Credit Reference Agencies. If you register to use our services we will obtain on your behalf, in accordance with our Terms, copies of your credit report and credit score from designated Credit Reference Agencies. In order to provide these services to you, we will share your information with such Credit Reference Agencies.
The information which we provide to the CRA may be supplied by them to other organisations such as Fraud Prevention Agencies and used by those organisations for the purposes of checking identity, preventing fraud, tracing and collection of debt. The CRA may also use the data to undertake statistical analysis.
If you choose to apply for a product, the lender will undertake a full credit check and provide you with further privacy information for that product. More information about each CRA and what it does with personal data is available here.
Fraud Prevention Agencies. We will share your personal information with fraud prevention agencies. If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, details of this fraud will be passed to these agencies. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information. We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.
We make we have appropriate legal bases on which to collect, use and share data about you. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer.
Our lawful bases may include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (such as delivering our core services to you) and our own legitimate interests.
Performance of a contract. We need you to give us the information you provide, and to collect information about you from the Credit Reference Agencies or other third parties in order for us to provide you with our services as agreed in our contract with you. We cannot provide our services to you without collecting the information you give us because we need certain information from you to be able to seek your credit report and score and to show suitable financial offers to you.
For other types of information (such as the information we collect based on your use of the website and information we receive from our sources about you), we process this information for the purposes of providing our services to you as agreed in our contract and for the purpose of to enable us to:
Consent. We will always seek your consent to process certain types of information where we are legally required to do so. You have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time.
Legitimate interests. We may process your personal data for the purposes of our legitimate interests or for the legitimate interests of our product providers or other suppliers provided that such processing does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. As an example, we may process your personal data to:
Where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object at any time.
We offer you the opportunity to receive marketing information from us. You can opt out easily of receiving marketing from us at any time.
We will normally send direct marketing by email if we have your email address, but may choose to contact you via other methods.
You may receive the following types of communications from us:
If you would like us to stop sending direct marketing to you, we offer simple ways to do this. Whenever you receive direct marketing you will be given an option to unsubscribe. You may also update your preferences here.
You can also tell us that you do not wish to receive any more marketing communications at any time by writing, with your full name, address and other contact details (to enable us to find your records), to:
Data Protection Officer
Clear Score Technology Limited 47 Durham Street,
London, SE11 5JA
We take the security of your data very seriously and use strict procedures to protect it. Whenever we transfer personal data outside of the UK/ European Economic Area, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the data.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
We do our best to protect your personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access, loss or damage.
Where possible, we try to only process your information within the UK and European Economic Area (EEA). If we or our service providers transfer personal data outside of the UK or EEA, we always require that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the information when it is processed. Part of our customer services function is based in India. We have put in place safeguards to protect personal data processed in or accessed from India.
If your account is terminated, we will delete your personal data within 30 days. While your account remains active, we keep your information for no longer than is necessary depending on the purpose for which we are using it.
How long we keep your information will depend on the purpose for which we use it. While you are a customer of ours, we will only retain your information for as long as is necessary for those purposes.
After termination of your account, we may continue to use anonymised data (which does not identify individual users) which is aggregated with anonymised data of other users. We use this aggregated anonymised data for data analysis, profiling and research purposes, for example to gain insights about our users. We may also keep your email address to ensure that you no longer receive any communications from us as well as your name, date of birth and latest address for fraud prevention purposes and for the exercise or defence of a legal claim.
If you follow a link to or from our website to a third party website, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
We use an automated decision making system to make automated decisions based on personal information we have about you. This helps us to make sure our decisions are quick and fair, based on what we know.
Identity verification. We use an automated decision making system to verify the details you provide against those held by third party providers. If you do not pass the check using the automated system, we cannot provide our services to you without being able to verify your identity.
Tailored products and services. We may use your information to predict the probability that you may be accepted for a product, or to determine the best order or manner in which to display products to you.
Tailored communications. We want to make sure we’re only sending you emails that are relevant to you, and so we will use your personal information to determine which content you may be more interested in receiving.
You’ve the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling. We understand that not everyone is comfortable with decisions being left entirely up to machines. If you have any questions about automated decision making, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can exercise specific rights with regards to the data that we hold about you.
We will provide you with the necessary tools and contact details to be able to exercise your statutory rights regarding the information that we hold about you. You will be able to:
For the exercise of any of your rights, you can also contact us at email@example.com.
Any changes we may make to our Privacy Notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where we decide it is appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Notice.
You can address any questions, comments, complaints or requests regarding this Privacy Notice to the Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with our response to any complaints you raise with us or you believe our processing of your information does not comply with the data protection law, we suggest you contact our Data Protection Officer. However, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at any time.
Please see the ICO website for further information – https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.
By using our website (through any device) you agree that this Cookies Policy, together with our Privacy Notice and Terms, applies to that use. References to our website below include references to our apps.
If you wish to use our website, but would like us not to set cookies in your browser, you can disable or remove the cookies. Details on how to do this are set out below. Please note that disabling or removing the cookies we or our third party service providers set may impact the functionality and security of our website and our ability to provide our services to you.
We reserve the right to make changes to our Cookies Policy. Any changes we may make to our Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Cookies Policy. Your continued use of our website is taken as your agreement to any such changes.
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari) then sends these cookies back to our website or application on each subsequent visit.
We may also combine this web usage data with other information we have collected about you. We store this information so that we have a better and more specific understanding of the way users are using our website, and their preferences and interests, for the purposes set out above.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies, depending on how long they are used.
Many of the cookies we use are session cookies. For example, they help us to ensure the security of your session, and can also keep you signed in to your ClearScore account while you move between pages.
This section describes more about the different types of cookies we use. The cookies are both cookies that we set (first party cookies) and cookies that are managed for us by third parties.
Whether a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. We use retargeting and online behavioural advertising to market ClearScore which employs targeting cookies to deliver you more targeted advertising.
You can read more about the cookies we and our trusted service providers use below.
By using our website, you agree that we can place both first party and third party cookies and web analytic services on your device.
Below is a full list of the cookies we use together with a description of what they are used for, and whether they are ‘first’ or ‘third’ party. Where a cookie is a third party cookie, please visit the providers’ website for more information.
|Cookie||Cookie Name or Type||Duration||Description|
|ClearScore||CS_SESSION||Session (30 minutes)||This is a first party cookie allowing users to log into the site when changing page or returning to the site.|
|CS_PERSON||Session (30 minutes)||This is a first party cookie providing unique tracking for users and allowing tracking across services.|
|CS_TRACK_FIRST||Session (30 minutes)||This is a first party cookie used to provide a better customer experience, track first time visitors and calculate marketing performance.|
|CS_ACCEPT_COOKIES||Persistent (30 minutes)||This is a first party cookie used to record user cookie preferences and stop displaying the banner.|
|CS_VISITED_SITE||Persistent (1 year)||This is a first party cookie used to identify returning users over a long period of time.|
|ab-[Option]||Session (30 minutes)||This is a first party cookie used to track for internal ab testing of products.|
Third Party cookies - These are third party cookies used to track visitors, collect information about how visitors use our site and improve site performance. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
|Cookie||Cookie Name or Type||Duration||Description|
|Blueshift||_bs||Session (30 minutes)||This is a third party cookie used for tracking marketing performance and behaviour.|
|Various||_uetsid||Session (30 minutes)||This is a third party cookie used for analytics and performance tracking.|
|Google doubleclick.net||Id or IDE||Persistent||This is a third party cookie used to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to advertisers.|
|DSIS||Persistent||This is a third party cookie used to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to advertisers|
|Google Tag Manager||_ga||Persistent (2 years)||These are third party cookie used for Google Analytics and pay per click tracking|
|_gid||Persistent (2 days)|
|Cloudflare||_cfduid||Persistent (30 days)||This is a third party cookie used for locally storing certain assets of the site once they are displayed for the first time, which will allow those assets to be displayed quicker in subsequent instances.|
|SessionCam||sc.Status||Session (30 minutes)||These are third party cookies used for real user monitoring of user experience (these cookies are only applied to a certain percentage of randomly selected users to the site). None of the information inputted by users to the website is collected by the cookie.|
|sc.ASP.NET_SESSIONID||Session (30 minutes)|
|Sc.UserID||Persistent (1 year)|
|Periscopix||AdWords (Google Remarketing Tag)||Persistent (active for 180 days, but can be extended to 540 days)||These third party cookies allow to entice visitors back to the site by presenting targeted advertising|
|Bing (UET tag)||Persistent||This third party cookie allows for both remarketing and conversion tracking purposes to aid ad performance|
|Kissmetrics||Kvcd||Session cookie (30 minutes)||These are third party cookies used to track visitors and collect information about how visitors use our site.|
|Persistent (5 years)|
|km_vs||Session cookie (30 minutes)|
You can reject cookies within your browser, but please note that certain parts of our website may no longer function as expected.
In all modern browsers you may elect to reject cookies and/or enable do not track features, and we provide instructions on how to do this below. Please note however that by doing so parts of our website may no longer function as expected. For example, if you delete cookies any preferences they record will be lost. This includes for example where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set.
If your concerns are based around third party cookies, then we recommend you just reject those cookies, rather than all cookies so that we can still provide you with the functionality you expect.
If you do wish to stop your browser from accepting cookies, see the following pages:
If you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact us on email@example.com.
If you would like to know more about cookies, you can find out more at the links below.