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Privacy Notice

The Data Protection Act requires our company to manage personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Principles. In particular; we are required to process your personal information fairly and lawfully, and to keep your details safe. This means that you are entitled to know how we intend to use any information you provide, and why we need to collect any aspect of it. You can then decide whether you want to provide it to us, in order to allow us to provide the product or service that you require.  All our employees are personally responsible for maintaining customer confidentiality, and will be regularly reminded of their obligations. In addition, our policies and procedures are regularly audited and reviewed.

Your information will be held by Churchill Vehicle Leasing, and will be passed on to relevant parties for the purpose of gaining you a credit line, the supply of a vehicle,GAP Insurance or a SMART Protect policy only. 

Your personal information will be held securely at our trading address, so that we can manage your relationship with us, either now or in the future. This will include information you provide when you apply to us, and any additional information provided by you or others in various ways, including emails and letters, during telephone calls and any enquiries you make through our website or through social media.

We will not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for the maintenance your account, or for legal or regulatory requirements.

You have the right to withdraw your consent for us to hold, store or process your personal data (unless we are either required to hold it in order to fulfil our obligation to you or if required by law to do so).  You can ask to withdraw your consent by simply emailing

We will treat your personal information as private and confidential, but may share it with each other within our office, and only disclose it outside of our company in the following instances if:-

(a) It is required for a marketing automation platform, ie; Mailchimp, for the purposes of emailing our offers to you.
(b) You consent to us doing so
(c) Needed by our funding sources and supplying dealerships involved in arranging or managing your lease.
(d) HM Revenue & Customs or other authorities require it.
(e) The law, the Government or other regulatory bodies require us to.
(f) There any other parties connected with your account (including guarantors).
(g) Required as part of our duty to protect your accounts, eg; we are required to disclose your information to the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
(h) You use price comparison websites or other similar services to research or purchase financial products and services. These providers will use information about you and your relationship with us to help ensure you get the best results from their services, enabling you to make an informed choice.

We will always endeavour to ensure your information remains safe and secure.

The Data Protection Act does not generally apply to companies but it does cover personal data relating to sole traders and partnerships that have 4 Partners or less.

Making sure we deliver excellent customer service and keeping you mobile & informed of great deals is very important to us. Most of the time we communicate with customers via email or telephone. The risks of sending an "insecure" email are clearly shown in every email we send, so by engaging in this method of communication with us, you are accepting the risks.

As part of our ongoing commitment to understanding our customers better, we may research comments and opinions made public on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Under the Data Protection Act you have the right of access to your personal data - this is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR).  We will prvide you with all data we hold on you within one month of your request.  If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, please let us know and we will correct it immediately.  For further details on how to request a copy of your information, please write to: The Managing Director – Churchill Vehicle Leasing, 11 North Street, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1DH .

Organisations must lodge a notification with their Regulator describing the purposes for which they process personal information. The details are publicly available from the Regulator's office.

Churchill Vehicle Leasing will use your personal information so we can provide you with leasing offers that are relevant to you. This contact may continue after the contract we have processed for you has ended, as customer retention and long-term relationships are extremely important to us.

We might contact you by mail, telephone, email, or text message unless you have asked us not to. You can change your preferences at any time by calling us, or writing to us.

We will never provide information about you to any other company to use for their own marketing purposes.

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and will update this record as and when required. This privacy notice was last updated April 2018.

If you have a complaint regarding any aspect of how we handle your personal information, please write to us at the above address. If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may write to the Information Commissioner's Office at the following address: Information Commissioner's Office,Wycliffe House,Water Lane,Wilmslow,Cheshire, SK9 5AF You can also contact the Information Commissioner's Office using their online form:


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