1.1 Important information and who we are
Sunsave Group Ltd and its affiliates Sunsave UK Limited and Sunsave Energy Limited (“we”, “us”, or “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and Personal Data in compliance with the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the Data Protection Act 2018 and all other mandatory laws and regulations of the United Kingdom.
1.2 How your personal data is collected
We may collect and use data gathered from different sources:
- Direct interactions with Customers. You may give us your identity, contact and financial data through corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- Purchase our products and services;
- Submit a form via our website;
- Agree that marketing can be sent to you;
- Interact with us on social media; or
- Give us feedback or contact us.
- Third parties or publicly available sources. We will receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
1. Technical Data from analytics providers, advertising networks and search information providers.
2. Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
3. Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources.
1.3 Processing Data on Behalf of a Controller and Processors’ responsibility to you
In discharging our responsibilities as a Data Controller we have employees who will deal with your data on our behalf (known as “Processors”). Therefore, the responsibilities described below may be assigned to an individual, or may be taken to apply to the organisation as a whole. The Data Controller and our Processors have the following responsibilities:
- Ensure that all processing of Personal Data is governed by one of the legal bases laid out in the GDPR (see 2.2 below for more information on those bases);
- Ensure that Processors authorised to process Personal Data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality;
- Implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk associated with the processing of Personal Data;
- Obtain the prior specific or general authorisation of the Controller before engaging another Processor;
- Assist the Controller in the fulfilment of the Controller's obligation to respond to requests for exercising the data subject's rights;
- Make available to the Controller all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with the obligations laid down in the GDPR and allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections, conducted by the Controller or another auditor mandated by the Controller;
- Maintain a record of all categories of processing activities carried out on behalf of a Controller;
- Cooperate, on request, with the supervisory authority in the performance of its tasks;
- Ensure that any person acting under the authority of the Processor who has access to Personal Data does not process Personal Data except on instructions from the Controller; and
- Notify the Controller without undue delay after becoming aware of a Personal Data Breach;
2. LEGAL BASIS FOR DATA COLLECTION
2.1 Types of Data we collect about you
“Personal Data” means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of Personal Data about you which we have grouped together below. Not all of the following types of data will necessarily be collected from you but this is the full scope of data that we collect and when we collect it from you:
- Profile/Identity Data: This is data relating to your first name, last name, gender, date of birth.
- Contact Data: This is data relating to your phone number, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers.
- Marketing and Communications Data: This is your preferences in receiving marketing information and other information from us.
- Billing Data: This is information relating to your debit and credit card information such as the name attached to your payment details and your billing address.
- Financial Data: These are your banking details e.g. your account number and sort code.
- Transactional Data: This is information of details and records of all payments you have made for our services or products.
- Technical Data: includes internet protocol (IP) address, access times, any websites you linked from, pages you visit, the links you use, the ad banners and other content you view, your login data, browser type and version, information about your device, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
- Property Data: this may include unique property reference number (UPRN), property coordinates, postcode, pictures of the property, property ownership status, and mortgage info.
- Energy Data: this may include household energy consumption, energy bill, and details of energy suppliers.
- Usage Data: includes information about how you use our website, products, and services.
We may also aggregate data to enable research or analysis so that we can better understand and serve you and others. For example, we may conduct research on your demographics and usage. Although this aggregated data may be based in part on Personal Data, it does not identify you personally. We may share this type of anonymous data with others, including service providers, our affiliates, agents and current and prospective business partners.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
2.2 The Legal Basis for Collecting That Data
There are a number of justifiable reasons under the GDPR that allow collection and processing of Personal Data. The main avenues we rely on are:
“Consent”: Certain situations allow us to collect your Personal Data, such as when you tick a box that confirms you are happy to receive email newsletters from us, or ‘opt in’ to a service. If you provide us with consent, you may withdraw it any time by contacting us.
“Performance of Contract”: We may require certain information from you in order to fulfil our contractual obligations and provide you with the promised service.
"Legal Obligation”: We’re required by law to collect and process certain types of data, such as fraudulent activity or other illegal actions.
“Legitimate Interest”: We might need to collect certain information from you to be able to meet our legitimate interests - this covers aspects that can be reasonably expected as part of running our business, that will not have a material impact on your rights, freedom or interests. Examples could be your address, so that we know where to deliver something to, or your name, so that we have a record of who to contact moving forwards.
3. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
3.1 Our Uses
We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Please refer to section 2.2 for more information on the lawful basis for the data uses listed below.
Examples provided in the list below are indicative in nature and the purposes for which we use your data may be broader than described but we will never process your data without a legal basis for doing so and it is for a related purpose. More detail on the data we might process and our lawful basis for doing so are available here. For further inquiries please contact us.
- To register you as a new customer (or set up an account) and maintain such records
- To create a bespoke product proposal for your property
- To process and deliver your installation or order (including invoicing, managing payments, collecting money, assess credit risk, credit approval)
- To provide any refunds/reimbursements to you or ensure that you receive any export income owed by us to you
- When we communicate with you about any enquiry or order by any method or when you engage with us on any technology platform (including social media)
- To administer and protect our business and our websites (including troubleshooting, testing, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting, hosting of data, research, and risk management)
- To deliver relevant website content (including pop ups) and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you. Such processing includes matching and aggregating of your personal data with internal and external sources
- To use data analytics including which parts of our website you visit to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
- To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services (Marketing communications) that may be of interest to you on the website (or elsewhere on the internet including on social media platforms) or (if you have previously purchased from us) by email, SMS, telephone, social media or post
- To call you on the telephone to discuss your delivery, installation and to offer any other services (e.g. monitoring and maintenance)
- To contact you where you have asked us to including: (a) to notify you when a product or service becomes available by email, SMS or call to discuss alternative (b) information about new product releases (c) if you are not a customer and have registered to receive marketing communications
- To comply with legal obligations and prevent crime including: (a) crime and fraud prevention purposes; (b) to conduct anti money laundering checks
- To improve our service quality including: (a) providing training for our employees to ensure that we provide you with the best possible service; (b) call recording for training, compliance and legal or regulatory reasons
- To operate any referral schemes from time to time
- To process applications for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) or other export income generated from our installed products
- To be notified of and seek to resolve service issues relating to: (a) any ongoing monitoring and maintenance services, (b) any ongoing recurring financial transactions, (c) other customer service issues
3.2 Marketing and Content Updates
We may use your Profile/Identity, Contact and Technical Data to form a view on what we may think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you.
You will receive marketing and new content communications from us unless you specifically request that you would not like to receive these communications. From time to time we may make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
3.3 Change of Purpose
We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your Personal Data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
4. YOUR RIGHTS AND HOW YOU ARE PROTECTED BY US
4.1 What Control Do I Have Over Sunsave Group Ltd’s Use Of My Personal Data?
Your account information will be protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and personal information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
If you are based in the United Kingdom you may have the following rights:
- Access – request a copy of your data and information relating to how it is processed
- Rectify – request any inaccuracies in the data we hold about you be corrected
- Erasure – request that we erase your data from our records
- Restrict – request that your data is no longer processed by us
- Object – object to certain ways that we process your data
- Transfer – request that your data be shared with a third party
- Withdraw your consent – where we are relying on your consent to process your data, then you can withdraw your consent at any time
- Lodge a complaint – you may be entitled to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.
You will need to contact us to exercise any of your rights. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have a number of requests. In this case we will notify you and keep you updated.
4.2 How Does Sunsave Group Ltd Protect Customers' Personal Data?
We are concerned with keeping your data secure and protecting it from inappropriate disclosure. Any Personal Data collected by us is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to such systems and are bound by obligations of confidentiality. If and when we use subcontractors to store your data, we will not relinquish control of your Personal Data or expose it to security risks that would not have arisen had the data remained in our possession. However, unfortunately no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Sunsave Group Ltd to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Data you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please contact us.
4.3 Opting Out Of Marketing Promotions
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by opting out in the customer account portal on our website.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, we will continue to retain other Personal Data provided to us as a result of interactions with us not related to your marketing preferences.
4.4 How to Request your Data and the Process for Obtaining it
You will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, if your request is clearly unfounded, we could refuse to comply with your request.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure you have the right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
5. YOUR DATA AND THIRD PARTIES
5.1 Will We Share Your Data With Third Parties?
We may share your Personal Data with the third parties set out below for the purpose set out in section 3 of this policy. We have agreements in place with these parties to ensure compliance with GDPR and to use your Personal Data only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them and pursuant to our instructions.
- Members of the SunSave Group – As needed facilitate our operations business, services and products.
- Suppliers – for the purposes of delivering, installing and maintaining products purchased from us
- IT Service Providers – including hosting providers, service providers and telecommunications providers to manage our business and support our environment and operations.
- Finance Providers – who may enter into a credit agreement with you in connection with your purchase of goods and service from us and who may perform credit checks using credit reference agencies
- Marketing service providers – who may, through the course of their professional services to SunSave be required to have access to SunSave services for providing required system services i.e. hosting services, database marketing, customer analytics.
- Credit references agencies – for the purposes of performing credit checks.
- Third party payment providers – to process payments when you purchase products or services from us.
- Professional advisors – including accountants, financial advisors, lawyers and other professional advisors to support auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions.
5.2 Third-Party Links
6. HOW LONG WILL WE RETAIN YOUR DATA FOR?
We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your Personal Data for a longer period than usual in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers relating to purchases (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax and other regulatory purposes. We retain your transaction data for a period of ten years after your purchase, this is a requirement in line with certain product liability provisions under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
7. AGE LIMIT FOR OUR USERS
You must not use Sunsave Group Ltd unless you are aged 16 or older. If you are under 16 and you access Sunsave Group Ltd by lying about your age, you must immediately stop using Sunsave Group Ltd.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
8. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF DATA
9. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES AND ACCEPTANCE OF POLICY
10. CONTACT DETAILS
We are not obliged by the GDPR to appoint a data protection officer and have not voluntarily appointed one at this time. Therefore, any inquiries about your data should either be sent to us on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or sent in a letter to 23 Ansdell Terrace, London, W8 5BY, United Kingdom.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
All uses of the word "including" mean "including but not limited to" and the enumerated examples are not intended to in any way limit the term which they serve to illustrate. Any email addresses set out in this policy may be used solely for the purpose for which they are stated to be provided, and any unrelated correspondence will be ignored. Unless otherwise required by law, we reserve the right to not respond to emails, even if they relate to a legitimate subject matter for which we have provided an email address. As a matter of common sense, you are more likely to get a reply if your request or question is polite, reasonable and there is no relatively obvious other way to deal with or answer your concern or question (e.g. FAQs, other areas of our website etc.).
Our staff are not authorised to contract on behalf of Sunsave Group Ltd, waive rights or make representations (whether contractual or otherwise). If anything contained in an email from a Sunsave Group Ltd address contradicts anything in this policy, our terms or any official public announcement on our website, or is inconsistent with or amounts to a waiver of any Sunsave Group Ltd rights, the email content will be read down to grant precedence to the latter. The only exception to this is genuine correspondence expressed to be from the Sunsave Group Ltd legal department.
- SUNSAVE GROUP LTD
- Company Number 13741813
- 23 Ansdell Terrace, London, W8 5BY, United Kingdom
Last updated 22nd September 2022