Use of personal information

Information which you provide to us or which we obtain through your dealings with us will be held on the Society’s computers and in other records. We may pass on such information as follows:

  • To subsidiary and associated companies of the Society who may use it for marketing purposes as mentioned below. You can ask us for a list of such companies.
  • To anyone whom we transfer or may transfer our rights and duties under any agreement between you and us.
  • If we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so.
  • In order to verify your identity and/or address.
  • In order for the Society to comply with its obligations under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Acts 2010 and 2013 and Part 38, Chapter 3A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (as amended or replaced from time to time).
  • To any deposit broker you may employ to act on your behalf when opening this account.

Consent under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003

Leeds Building Society is registered as a data controller pursuant to the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and your personal data will be processed in accordance with the Society’s obligations under this legislation. The information you provide to the Society will be processed for the purposes of any application submitted by you to us. This may include authorising Leeds Building Society to process and retain data provided by you in respect of any application and to transfer the said data to the offices of Leeds Building Society in the United Kingdom. This may also include authorising Leeds Building Society to conduct and search your record with any credit reference bureau or credit reference agency (including without limitation Experian Ireland Limited and Irish Credit Bureau Limited) or any parent, subsidiary or associated company of Leeds Building Society (each a “Credit Agency” and collectively the “Credit Agencies”) in order to verify your identity and/or address including any details within any application and to record, retain and disclose to the members of any such Credit Agency details of such searches for a period of one year. Such information may be used by other credit providers to make decisions about you.

You have the right of access to your personal records held by Credit Agencies. We will supply the names and addresses of such agencies to you upon request. When submitting any application to us you consent to any such search being processed, recorded and retained by each Credit Agency. Further, you hereby acknowledge and agree that the information provided in any application submitted by you to us will be held on the Leeds Building Society computerised database which may be accessed by Leeds Building Society or other companies within the Leeds Building Society Group. When submitting any application to us you consent to the disclosure and sharing by Leeds Building Society of any information and personal data in relation to your account with Leeds Building Society with any of Leeds Building Society’s service providers or other companies within the Leeds Building Society Group.

When submitting any application to us you consent to Leeds Building Society monitoring and/or recording telephone conversations with the society to ensure consistent service levels (including colleague training). You have the right on payment of a fee to receive a copy of the information we hold about you if you apply in writing to the Customer Services Department, Leeds Building Society, 105 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AS. We may use and share your customer records including your contact details, details about this application and any of the services we provide to you, with:

  • Companies within Leeds Building Society Group and;
  • Companies which form part of its strategic partnerships.

You can ask us for a list of such companies.

This is so that we or they may contact you by mail, telephone, fax or email with Society news, and to inform you about our or their financial services including mortgages, savings and investments, life products, loans and credit cards, general insurance and financial planning services and of competitions or offers which may be of interest to you. By submitting any application you agree to being contacted as described above unless you have ticked the box in the consent section of the application form, or you have otherwise notified us that you do not consent or that you have subsequently decided to withdraw your consent to being contacted as described above.

From time to time, we may change the way we use your personal information. Where we believe you may not reasonably expect such changes, we will give you prior notice of them and will obtain your consent where required.