At Muse we take data seriously. We take you seriously. We take you and your data seriously.
We do not look at you as a database with a resale value. Muse Corporation was set up for you, to make your life easier- not to use you and resell your data.
How we use your personal information
- This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about individuals, how this information is used, the conditions under which it may be disclosed to others and how it is kept secure.
- This policy may change from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.
- Who we are
- We are the data controller in relation to the processing activities described below. This means that we decide why and how your personal information is processed.
- How we collect your personal data
- When you use this website, our products or services, the categories of information that we may collect about you are as follows:
- Personal information you give to us
This is information about you that you give to us by entering information via:
and is provided entirely voluntarily. This includes information provided at the time of registering
to use our site, subscribing to the services we provide through our site, posting material or requesting
further services, managing your account online (including accessing documentation and engaging in
correspondence with us by phone, email or otherwise). We may also ask you for information when you report
a problem with our site. If you complete any surveys that we request you complete for research purposes,
we will collect information in such circumstances as well. The information you give us includes your name,
address, email address and phone number, enquiry details and may include records of any correspondence and
responses to any surveys. This information you provide may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing
and selling relevant services to you.
- our site: www.mymuse.uk;
- our mobile applications;
- our social media platforms;
- corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise,
- Personal information we collect about you
This is information about you that you give to us by entering information via:
We may automatically collect the following information when you use this website: details of transactions you
carry out through the site and your visits to our site, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data,
weblogs and other communication data, the resources you access and referral source. We may also automatically collect
technical information, including anonymous data collected by the hosting server for statistical purposes, the Internet
protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone
setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. Please see the Cookies section below for
further information. We may also collect any personal information which you allow to be shared that is part of your
public profile or third party social network, type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions,
operating system and platform.
- Personal information we may receive from other sources
We obtain certain personal information about you from sources outside of our business which may include third party companies.
We offer some of our services on or through other websites and the personal information that you provide to those sites may
be sent to us in order to deliver the service.
The purposes for which we use your information and the legal basis under data protection laws on which we rely to do this are explained below.
Where you have provided CONSENT
We may use and process your personal information where you have consented for us to do so
for the following purposes:
You may withdraw your consent for us to use your information in any of these ways at any time. Please see Withdrawing your consent for further details.
- contact you via email or text with marketing information about our products or services if you
(i) register for an account with us online and indicate that you would like to receive such marketing from us;
(ii) sign up to our newsletter emails/ texts via our website or other medium where available; or
(iii) when you refresh your marketing preferences when responding to a request from us to do so;
- share your data with our recommended third party partners for them to contact you with marketing
information about their products and services. Please use the link on the relevant page to find out more about
these third parties and the Marketing section below in this policy; and
- We will always request your explicit consent before using any sensitive information about you. Please
see Type of personal information we process about you for further details regarding this category.
Where there is a LEGITIMATE INTEREST
- for marketing activities (other than where we rely on your consent to contact you by email or text with information about our products and services or share your details with third parties to do the same, as explained above);
- for analysis to inform our marketing strategy, and to enhance and personalise your customer experience (including to improve the recommendations we make to you on our website);
- to correspond or communicate with you;
- to verify the accuracy of data that we hold about you and create a better understanding of you as a customer;
- for network and information security in order for us to take steps to protect your information against loss or damage, theft or unauthorised access;
- for prevention of fraud and other criminal activities;
- to comply with a request from you in connection with the exercise of your rights (for example where you have asked us not to contact you for marketing purposes, we will keep a record of this on our suppression lists in order to be able to comply with your request);
- to assess and improve our service to customers through recordings of any calls with our contact centres;
- for the management of queries, complaints, or claims; and
- for the establishment and defence of our legal rights.
Where there is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT
- We will use your personal information to comply with our legal obligations: (i) to assist the Financial Conduct Authority or other public authority or criminal investigation body; (ii) to identify you when you contact us; and/or (iii) to verify the accuracy of data we hold about you.
Where it is required to complete a CONTRACT
Data anonymisation and use of aggregated information
- We may use and process your personal information where we have supplied you (or continue to supply you) with any products or services, where we have arranged for
the supply of another company’s products or services to you, or where you are in discussions with us about any new product or service. We will use this information in connection
with the contract for the supply of products or services when it is needed to carry out that contract with you or for you to enter into it. Please see Type of personal information
we process about you above for details of the types of personal information we process for these purposes.
Others who may receive or have access to your personal information
- Your information may be converted into statistical or aggregated data in such a way as to ensure that
you are not identified or identifiable from it. Aggregated data cannot be linked back to you as a natural person.
We may use this data for analytical and research purposes.
Where we store your personal information
- Our suppliers and service providers
We may disclose your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other organisations for the purposes of
providing services to us or directly to you on our behalf. Such third parties may include cloud service providers (such as hosting and email management),
advertising agencies and administrative services.
When we use third party service providers, we only disclose to them any personal information that is necessary for them to provide their service and
we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions.
- Third parties who provide products and services
We work closely with various third parties to bring you a range of products and services that are complementary to those that we provide. In particular,
we may offer additional finance or insurance products in relation to our own products and services.
When you enquire about or purchase one or more of these products or services through us, the relevant third party may use your details to provide you
with information and carry out their obligations arising from any contracts you have entered into with them.
These third party product providers may share your information with us, which we will use in accordance with this policy. In some cases, they will be
- Credit/debit card payment processors
When you purchase any products or services online, your credit/debit card payment is processed by a third party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us using the details at the end of this policy.
- Customer satisfaction surveys
As customer satisfaction is important to us, we may ask a third party research company to contact you for the sole purpose of gathering general information and specific information relating to us and our products and services.
- Other ways we may share your personal information
We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation. We may also transfer your personal information if we’re under a duty to disclose or share it in order to comply with any legal obligation, to detect or
report a crime, to enforce or apply the terms of our contracts or to protect the rights, property or safety of our visitors and customers. We will always take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
How long we keep your personal information for
- All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers which are located within the European Economic Area (EEA).
If at any time we transfer your personal information to, or store it in, countries located outside of the EEA (for example, if our hosting services provider changes) we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place for that transfer and storage as required by applicable law. This is because some countries outside of the EEA do not have adequate data protection laws equivalent to those in the EEA.
Security and links to other sites
- If we collect your personal information, the length of time we retain it is determined by a number of factors including the purpose for which we use that information and our obligations under other laws. We do not retain personal information in an identifiable format for longer than is necessary.
- We may need your personal information to establish, bring or defend legal claims. For this purpose, we will always retain your personal information for 7 years after the date it is no longer needed by us for any of the purposes listed under How we use your personal information above. The only exceptions to this are where:
- the law requires us to hold your personal information for a longer period, or delete it sooner;
- you exercise your right to have the information erased (where it applies) and we do not need to hold it in connection with any of the reasons permitted or required under the law (see further Erasing your personal information or restricting its processing below); or
- in limited cases, the law permits us to keep your personal information indefinitely provided we put certain protections in place.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we put in place reasonable and appropriate controls to ensure that it remains secure against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, or unauthorised access.
Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access an account, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This policy does not apply to those other websites‚ so we encourage you to read their privacy statements. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access them using links that we provide. In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party website and recommend that you check the policy of that third party website.
Third party marketing
- We may collect your preferences to receive marketing information directly from us by email, SMS, automated calls in the following ways:
- if you register an account with us online, we will ask you if you would like to provide your consent to receive marketing information directly from us; or
From time to time, we may ask you to refresh your marketing preferences by asking you to confirm that you consent to continue receiving marketing information from us.
We may contact you with marketing information by post or by telephone or with targeted advertising delivered online through social media and platforms operated by other companies by using your personal information, or use your personal information to tailor marketing to improve its relevance to you, unless you object.
- We will only share your information with our third party partners for them to contact you with marketing information about their products and services where you have indicated that you would like us to do so. Please use the link on the page requesting your consent to find out more about these third parties. Once shared, the relevant
You have the right to opt-out of our use of your personal information to provide marketing to you in any of the ways mentioned above. Please see Withdrawing your Consent and Objecting to our use of your personal information and automated decisions made about you above for further details on how you can do this.
Erasing your personal information or restricting its processing
- You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information under data protection law. In relation to certain rights, we may ask you for information to confirm your identity and, where applicable, to help us to search for your personal information. Except in rare cases, we will respond to you within one month from either
i) the date that we have confirmed your identity or
(ii) where we do not need to do this because we already have this information, from the date we received your request.
- Accessing your personal information
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you by emailing or writing to us at the address at the end of this policy. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
- Correcting and updating your personal information
The accuracy of your information is important to us and we are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you.
In the meantime, if you change your name or address/email address, or you discover that any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please let us know by contacting us in any of the details described at the end of this policy [or by updating your details on our online portal] .
- Withdrawing your consent
Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information, as set out under How we use your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details at the end of this policy. If you would like to withdraw your consent to
receiving any direct marketing to which you previously opted-in, you can do so using our unsubscribe tool. If you withdraw your consent, our use of your personal information before you withdraw is still lawful.
- Objecting to our use of your personal information
Where we rely on your legitimate business interests as the legal basis for processing your personal information for any purpose(s), as out under How we use your personal information, you may object to us using your personal information for these purposes by emailing or writing to us at the address
at the end of this policy. Except for the purposes for which we are sure we can continue to process your personal information, we will temporarily stop processing your personal information in line with your objection until we have investigated the matter. If we agree that your objection is justified in
accordance with your rights under data protection laws, we will permanently stop using your data for those purposes. Otherwise we will provide you with our justification as to why we need to continue using your data.
You may object to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes and we will automatically comply with your request. If you would like to do so, please use our unsubscribe tool.
In certain circumstances, you may ask for your personal information to be removed from our systems by emailing or writing to us at the address at the end of this policy. Unless there is a reason that the law allows us to use your personal information for longer, we will make reasonable efforts to comply
with your request.
You may also ask us to restrict processing your personal information where you believe it is unlawful for us to do so, you have objected to its use and our investigation is pending or you require us to keep it in connection with legal proceedings. In these situations we may only process your personal
information whilst its processing is restricted if we have your consent or are legally permitted to do so, for example for storage purposes, to protect the rights of another individual or company or in connection with legal proceedings.
Transferring your personal information in a structured data file (“data portability”)
Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information or need to process it in connection with your contract, as set out under How we use your personal information, you may ask us to provide you with a copy of that information in a structured data file. We will provide this to you electronically
in a structured, commonly used and machine readable form, such as a CSV file.
You can ask us to send your personal information directly to another service provider, and we will do so if this is technically possible. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
Complaining to the UK data protection regulator
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are concerned about the way we have processed your personal information. Please visit the ICO’s website for further details.
Changes to this policy
- You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are concerned about the way we have processed your personal information. Please visit the ICO’s website for further details.
- Please direct any queries about this policy or about the way we process your personal information to using the Muse email address below.
Our email address for data protection queries is email@example.com
If you would prefer to speak to us by phone, please call on +44 203 865 9418.