Mackie Motors consists of Mackie Motors Renault, Mackie Motors Dacia and Mackie Motors Nissan.
Maintaining the security of your data and ensuring that you are in control of how your data is handled is a priority at Mackie Motors. We are committed to ensuring that we are transparent about the data that we collect about you, how we use it and the conditions whereby we may disclose your data to others. We will ensure that your data is kept secure and that you are aware of the steps we have taken to ensure the security of your private information.
Mackie Motors takes the security of your data very seriously and strictly adheres to guidelines published in the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 which came into effect on 25th May 2018. Any questions relating to this notice and our privacy practices should be sent to compliance@mackiemotors.
This notice applies whether you visit one of our dealerships or our website, and aims to provide you with information about the:
Personal data we collect
How we may use your personal data
Your legal rights relating to your personal data
The Personal data we collect
We will only collect relevant data to enable us to carry out the service you have requested or accessed, below we have set out in more detail about the personal data we collect and why we collect it. We review our retention periods regularly and will only hold your data for as long as it is necessary for the original purpose it was collected for, as required by law or as set out in any relevant contract we have with you.
To make an online vehicle service or MOT booking via www.mackiemotors.com or over the phone, we require your name, contact information and vehicle details. This information is required so that we can arrange your booking for you at your chosen dealer and send you your booking confirmation through your preferred contact method (letter, email or SMS).
If you have purchased a vehicle from Mackie Motors or you have previously had a service at one of our dealerships our aftersales system will have stored your information, along with your service and MOT due date. We will send you our yearly service/MOT reminder as we feel it will be in your legitimate interest to know when these events occur. You can object to receiving these reminders at any time.
As an existing customer, should you choose to book your next service via our service reminder we may use a cookie to pre-populate your details to avoid you having to type in details on subsequent visits.
If you do not visit our dealership for more than 38 months, your details will be deleted for marketing purposes but may be retained for Contractual Obligation had you purchased your vehicle from us within the last seven years.
When you search for a new or used vehicle on our website we may store information on the vehicles you searched for and viewed in a cookie so that we can provide personalised content, and suggest other vehicles you may also be interested in.
When you submit information using an online form, GForces processes the data collected and stores it for 31 days for the legitimate business purpose of enabling us to access the information and deal with your request (it is then kept for a further 14 days in GForces’ routine back-ups for business continuity purposes). We collect the following information, your title, first and last names, email address and telephone number.
If you enter your postcode, GForces stores the first part of it (e.g. ‘ME14’ or ‘SW1’) and links it to standard internet log information already collected (it is used for the same purposes as that information, as outlined above).
Test Drive or Courtesy Car
If you book a test drive or take a courtesy car from our service department we require a copy of your driving licence, we will store a copy of this in case of any speeding, parking or other motoring offence that may occur.
Sell your car
If you request a valuation for your current vehicle we require your vehicle details including registration number, mileage, plus your name, email address and telephone number so that we can send you your indicative valuation. If you decided not to proceed with your valuation we will delete your details within 4 weeks after the expiration of your valuation.
If you decide to purchase a vehicle from Mackie Motors, at the point of sale under a Contractual Obligation we will collect your full name, address, contact number, date of birth, driving licence details, payment details, details of the vehicle you are buying and, if applicable, details of the vehicle you will be using as a part exchange. Your details will not be used for marketing purposes unless you provide consent for us to do so. If you purchase a new vehicle we will be Contractually Obliged to send your details to the manufacturer for warranty, registration and recall purposes.
If you require finance for your vehicle purchase, we will require additional information including marital and housing status, number of dependents, previous address, occupation, income, employer, business address and bank details, in addition we will also require proof of address (i.e. utility bill) and any other relevant information. With your permission this information will be passed to our selected finance partners. Your personal information will be stored within your deal file which will be stored for 7 years. At the end of your finance agreement we will contact you to discuss your end of finance arrangements and where applicable arrange the required arrangements to fulfil the contract – for example end of finance term vehicle return and appraisal.
In Dealership Visit
We operate CCTV in both of our dealerships to monitor our premises, therefore your image and vehicle registration may be captured and stored for up to 30 days.
If you enter one of our competitions, we require your name, email address and telephone number so that we can contact the winner. Competitions are subject to terms and conditions.
Contact by phone
Should you call one of our dealerships or should we contact you in response to an enquiry, your phone call may be recorded and will be retained for a maximum of 3 months. The recording will be used for quality and training purposes only.
How we may use your personal data
Where you have provided consent;
Mackie Motors uses your personal data for electronic marketing purposes and we may contact you to update you in accordance with your selected marketing preferences.
via email, text message, post or telephone with offers, services and other related products.
You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communication at any time by;
Changing your marketing preferences through www.mackiemotors.com/data-preferences/
Text STOP in response to a text message.
Contacting Mackie Motors via the contact details set out in this notice.
Where there is a legitimate interest;
We may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for us to pursue our Legitimate Interest as a business for the following purposes;
When visiting our website, we may collect data directly from you as set out in this notice, as well as analysing your browsing and purchasing activity, both online and in dealership, along with your previous response to marketing communications. The results of this data (collected by Cookies) allow us to ensure that we contact you with information on products and offers that are relevant to you. To do so, we use automated profiling software.
Mackie Motors recommend that you accept cookies for the following reasons;
They enable us to customise elements of our websites for you to provide you with relevant content and offers based on your previous browsing history.
We are able to recognise how many users are accessing our website so that we can ensure we have enough capacity and that our pages load within an acceptable time for visitors.
It helps us to identify errors with the website and resolve them effectively.
They allow us to collect statistical, anonymous information about how our visitors browse our site so that we can improve customer experience.
It informs us which sections of our site are the most popular and how we can improve those that do not perform well.
Website Banner Marketing
If you visit our website, you may receive personalised banner advertisements whilst browsing other websites including but not limited to search engines and social networking. Any banner advertisement you will see will relate to products you have viewed whilst browsing our website on your computer or other devices.
These advertisements are provided by Mackie Motors using ‘Cookies’ placed on your computer or other device. You can remove or disable cookies at any time.
You may receive advertising based on information about you that we have provided to the social media platform or because, at our request, the platform has identified you as having similar attributes to the individuals whose details it receives from us.
For the Prevention of fraud and other criminal activities
To undertake credit checks for finance
To correspond and communicate with you
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 list in order to be able to comply with your request.
For accuracy of data
In order to keep our data up to data and accurate improvements may be made to our database e.g. by consolidating records we hold about you.
We may need to process your data to manage your queries, complaints, or claims and may result in us contacting you by the contact details you have previously provided.
Where required to perform a Contract with you;
We may use and process your personal data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or in order to take steps at your request before entering into a contract with you including for the following purposes;
To exchange information for warranty/ aftersales to the relevant manufacturer of your vehicle.
The purchase of a vehicle
Where it is in your Vital Interest;
We may use your personal information to contact you if there are urgent safety or product recall notices to communicate to you or where we otherwise reasonably believe that the processing of your personal information may prevent or reduce any potential harm to you.
Where required to comply with our Legal Obligation;
We will use your personal data to comply with our Legal Obligation including: (i) to assist HMRC, the Police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or any other public authority or criminal investigation body; (ii) to identify you when you contact is; and (iii) to verify the accuracy of data that we hold about you.
Collection of general data and information
Our website is powered by G-Forces Web Management Limited (“GForces”), our third-party web services provider. GForces is committed to ensuring that data is processed in accordance with applicable data privacy laws and is kept secure. GForces is certified to the standard of ISO27001 (an international standard for information security). GForces uses Amazon Web Services, Inc. as its cloud platform provider. All data processed by GForces is stored on Amazon’s web servers in the EEA.
If you visit our website
When someone visits our website, GForces collects standard internet log information (your IP address, browser, and type of device) and details of visitor behaviour patterns (where you joined our site from, the path you take through our site and where you leave). These are stored against unique ids (which are strings of numbers). GForces collects this information for the legitimate business purpose of monitoring the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, the general geographic location of visitors and engagement levels, which in turn enables it to make improvements to its websites and services and provide business intelligence. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. It is kept indefinitely.
GForces also uses Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns, which are stored against unique ids (i.e. strings of numbers). We collect this information for the legitimate business purpose of monitoring website traffic and engagement levels, which in turn enables us to make improvements to our website and the way we sell our cars and services. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. It is kept indefinitely.
If you use our LiveChat service
Sharing Data with third parties
In order to make certain services available to you, we may disclose your personal information to third parties. We will only disclose the minimum amount of personal data in order to provide the service. We have data sharing agreements in place with each of our third-party suppliers and have completed the necessary security checks to ensure that your data is kept safe once it is passed to them. Our third-party suppliers only have the rights to use your data for the purpose of fulfilling the service required of them, they do not have marketing rights over your data, unless you have specifically expressed third party consent. Your data will be shared with third parties under the following circumstances;
To ensure that the data we hold remains up to date our databases we regularly cleanse our database via Experian. If we are notified that you are no longer the registered owner of the vehicle we once attributed to you, the vehicle will be detached from your records.
When you provide us with your personal data we may ask you to set your marketing preferences with us so that you can choose (if any) the information you'd like to hear more about as set out in the 'When Consent is required' section. This may be done by;
Registering for offers via our website; or
Visiting one of our dealerships / contacting us via telephone
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.
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 your information to confirm your identity and, where applicable, to help us search for your personal information. Except in rare cases, we will respond to you within 30 days after we have received this information or, where no such information is required, after we have received your request.
Accessing your personal information
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you by emailing or writing to us at the end of this notice. This will be provided in a readable format free of charge. We may not provide you with a copy of your 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 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 about you is inaccurate or out of date, please let us know by contacting us via the details at the end of this notice.
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 data’ section, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details at the end of this notice. If you would like to withdraw your consent to receiving any direct marketing to which you previously opted-in, you can also do this by selecting the ‘amend my preferences’ link located at the bottom of our emails. If you withdraw your consent, our use of your personal information before you withdraw is still lawful.
Objecting to our use of automated processing
You may contest to a decision made about you based on automated processing by contacting us on the details at the end of this notice.
Erasing your personal information or restricting its processing
In certain circumstances, you may ask for your personal data to be removed from our systems by emailing or writing to us at the address at the end of this notice. 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 data in the following situations;
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 in connection with legal proceedings.
Transferring your personal information;
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 section ‘How we use your personal data’ 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.
We may not provide you / transfer you a copy of your data 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 Commissioners Officer (ICO) if you are concerned about the way we have processed your personal information. Please visit the ICO website for further details.
How to contact us
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to us at: Data Protection Contact, Mackie Motors, 46-48 Clerk Street, Brechin, Angus DD9 6AY
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
Any changes we make to our Data Privacy Notice in the future will be published on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.
This notice was last updated: 24th May 2018.