At Acorn Account (otherwise referred to in this statement as "the company", "we" or "us"), we are committed to safeguarding your privacy. You can contact us regarding any part of the statement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling customer services on 0871 811 1884. Calls cost 11p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
What information is collected online?
When you activate your account, we will ask you for:
- your title
- your name
- your current address
- your date of birth
- your email address
- your mobile telephone number, or
- your home telephone number
- And any other information we may need for the purposes of issuing your card.
This information may be used to provide you with details about carefully selected products and services that we believe will interest you.
We are required by law to review transactions and report any which may be suspected of being related to money laundering activities.
What do we use your information for?
We may use your personal details in order to conduct identity checks as required by law as a measure to prevent money laundering.
Your contact details may be used to send information to you about Acorn Account activities that could affect you (e.g. changes to terms and conditions, procedures and reminders of security measures, etc...). We may also use your contact details to provide you with advertising or promotional material from:
- Our "strategic partners" who are those companies with whom we work to provide special offers, promotions and co-branded Acorn Account products. Strategic partners may or may not be merchants.
- Our "retailers" who are those companies, such as newsagents, with whom you can top up your account
You may, however, opt not to receive such marketing material - see section 4 below. We are also required to keep your address details under UK Money Laundering legislation, in particular with regard to the giving of redemption and the obligation to know the customer.
Mobile telephone number
We ask for your mobile telephone number (which is optional) to aid with the administration of your account. We may also use your mobile number for marketing purposes informing you about offers which we believe will interest you.
Who might we share your personal information with?
We will not provide your details to third parties such as merchants that accept payment using the Acorn Account Prepaid Debit MasterCard® Card. They will have separate privacy and data collection practices and Acorn Account has no responsibility or liability for their practices. While we may collect certain information such as hobbies or lifestyle information from competitions, we will not disclose any personal information collected in this way to merchants. Only aggregate data (which is not personalised) gathered from competitions may be shared from time to time with merchants.
Acorn Account may supply strategic partners with certain information from your account set-up form, (such as your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address and gender) to enable them to directly market to you.
Our strategic partners gather information for their own purposes and for that reason we cannot exercise control over the uses to which they apply your personal information. All our strategic partners are obliged to comply with the "fair processing code" contained in the Data Protection Act 1998, which requires them to inform you about (or make readily available to you) the following information
- their identity
- why they are handling your personal data and what they intend to do with it
- any further information to make the processing of your personal data fair
We supply your personal details such as name and address to some suppliers where it is necessary in order to fulfil our obligations in setting up and maintaining the account. For example, we use external suppliers for the production and delivery of your Debit MasterCard® card, online password and welcome pack. In addition your data may be held outside of the EEA by a supplier that provides settlement services in relation to the Corporate Card transactions. Where required by law, these suppliers are certified or authorised and regulated to the required standards.
Links and third parties' privacy practices
This site may contain links to other sites. Acorn Account is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites.
What can you do if you would prefer for your personal details not to be shared with third parties or used for direct marketing purposes?
You are free to opt out of receiving marketing communications from us and our strategic partners at any time by contacting us. If you choose to opt out, we will not use personal identifying information for promotional offers or share the information with our strategic partners, if you are opted in to receive email correspondence, there is an unsubscribe link on each email we send out, if you use this, we will not send any unsolicited mail (spam) to your registered email address. Please contact us via email at email@example.com
How can you review, correct or update your personal information?
If any of your details are recorded incorrectly and need to be changed, please contact us with details of the required changes and the reasons for the change. You can contact us on 0871 811 1884 (calls cost 11p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)
How will you be told about changes to this statement?
The information Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd ("Wirecard", which is the issuer of your Acorn Account Debit MasterCard® card and the operator of your card account) and Global Processing Services Ltd (who will provide card administration services on Wirecard's behalf) hold about you, will be used to provide the products and services requested and for identification, account administration and fraud/loss prevention purposes. More details about how your information is used can be found under the heading "Data Protection" in the Acorn Account card terms and conditions.