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Visitors to the website have the option to voluntarily complete a ‘financial fact find’. The ‘financial fact find’ is collects specific financial information about individual(s) in order to identify the most suitable mortgage products and services for their requirements..
We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.
What data we gather
The ‘financial fact find’ requests the following information from a prospective mortgage applicant(s):
- Date of birth
- Contact details
- Smoker status
- Marital status
- UK Residency
- Residence address
- Time resident at the above address
- Reason for seeking a mortgage
- Employment details
- Details of existing mortgage
- Details relating to existing loans, credit cards and credit history
- Life and critical insurance cover
- New loan – amount, term and basis
How we use this data
Collecting this data helps us understand what mortgage products and services you are looking for from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.
Specifically, we may use data:
- For our own internal records
- To improve the products and services we provide
- To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
- To customise the website for you
- To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you.
- To send you promotional mailings or to call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you.
- To contact you via email, telephone or mail for market research reasons.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
Specifically, cookies are used to store your ‘financial fact find’ information such that you can revisit a partially completed ‘fact find’ and complete it without having to re-enter data. After 30 days the cookie expires and the information is lost.
Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.
When you signup to our newsletter you will opt-in to receive newsletters and relevant marketing communications from us by email, telephone, text message or post. You can easily unsubscribe from the list by using the link in the email or by one of the following:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write to us at: Middleton Finance, Inglenook, The Nook, Stoney Middleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 4TU
We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Links from our site
Our website contains links to other websites.
Please note that we have no control of websites outside the www.middletonfinance.co.uk domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.