We may share your personal information with: the Allianz Group, our agents, third parties who provide services to us (engineers, repairers, motor assessors, loss adjustors, expert appraisers, expert witnesses etc.), your intermediary and other insurers (either directly or via those acting for the insurer such as loss adjusters or investigators); providers of essential services (e.g. telecommunications, postal/courier providers, IT service providers, software providers, payment processor); other third parties involved in administering your contract; regulatory bodies and law enforcement bodies, including the Garda (for example, where we are required to do so to comply with a relevant legal or regulatory obligations); reinsurers who provide reinsurance to Allianz (reinsurers will use your data to decide whether to provide reinsurance cover, assess and deal with reinsurance claims and to meet legal obligations; they will keep your data for the period necessary for these purposes and may need to disclose it to other companies within their group, their agents and third party service providers, law enforcement and regulatory bodies); witnesses to any accidents/incidents to which you are involved; any party you have given us permission to speak to (e.g. your representative, a relative or a friend); any party named under your insurance policy; industry and trade bodies; and claimants and their legal or medical representatives.
The personal information you provide may be used by us and shared with other insurers as well as certain statutory and other authorised bodies for anti-fraud purposes: other insurance companies to confirm information provided (including where you are purchasing a motor insurance policy, for the purposes of validating any No Claims Discount) and to safeguard against non-disclosure and help prevent fraudulent claims; public bodies including the Department of Tourism, Transport and Sport, the Department of Finance and the Gardai; the Insurance Link Anti-Fraud register (for more info see www.inslink.ie) to prevent and detect fraud; the Integrated Information Data System (IIDS) to verify information including penalty points and No Claim Discount (NCD) to combat fraud; the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) to assist in preventing or detecting theft and fraud and to pay claims; private investigators, tracing debtors or beneficiaries, recovering debt, managing your accounts and/or insurance policies; vehicle history check suppliers/ databases to protect our customers, inform our acceptance criteria and assist in claims investigations; and other fraud prevention, ID verification databases available in the insurance industry and publicly available information to detect or prevent possible criminal activity or fraud.
We will use your personal information to detect and prevent fraudulent practices and fight financial crime to meet our regulatory responsibilities. If you purchase a product from our website or other Allianz sales channel, we will also ask you for payment details. We need this information so we can process the payment associated with any product purchased. We collect information to help us improve our products and services and let people know about products and services that we believe will be of interest to them. This may be through a range of channels including via email, online advertising or social media. We will always do this in accordance with marketing preferences provided.
Where we obtain data from the above sources, the categories we obtain will be personal data or claims information relating to insurance profiling, claims handling and fraud prevention. We may need your consent for the processing of certain data and in these cases, we will inform you of such processing and the reason for this at the time consent is captured.
Protecting Information Outside the European Economic Area
Your personal data may be transferred to and/or accessed from a country outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). We will always take steps to ensure that any transfer of information outside the EEA is carefully managed to protect your privacy rights. Such transfer/access within the Allianz Group will be covered on the basis of the Allianz Group binding corporate rules (BCRs) known as the Allianz Privacy Standard (APS) which contractually obliges each member to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate and consistent level of protection wherever it is transferred within the Group. Where we transfer your data to a non-Allianz Group member or other companies providing us with a service, we will obtain contractual commitments and assurances from them to protect your personal information. Theses assurances are well recognised certification schemes like Standard Contractual Clauses. We will only transfer your personal information to countries which are recognised as providing an adequate level of legal protection or where we can be satisfied that alternative arrangements are in place to protect your privacy rights. Any requests for information we receive from law enforcement or regulators will be carefully validated before personal information is disclosed.
If you provide information about someone else, such as an additional insured, we will endeavour to provide this Data Protection Statement to them. Where it is not possible to do so, you must make them aware of this Data Protection Statement and the terms of the insurance (including changes to the terms or processing activities) and encourage them to read this Data Protection Statement to find out more.
When you visit the www.allianz.ie website, we may record information about your computer or mobile device, including hardware and software used, general location, when and how you interact with our websites. This information is used to note your interest in our websites and improve customer journeys.
Your rights in relation to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of your personal data, and to have incorrect personal data about you corrected. You also have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, have your personal data erased, or the processing restricted. Please note that withdrawing consent and requests for restriction/erasure may affect our ability to provide you with a contract of insurance. Some of the above rights are subject to limitations in order for us to comply with a number of legal and regulatory obligations. You have the right to data portability for insurance purposes (contact email@example.com). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner. For further information, please see the section “Contacting Us” below.
Up to date information
In order for us to keep your information accurate and up to date, please contact Allianz or your insurance intermediary (where applicable) if any of your details change. For contact details, please see “Contacting Us” below.