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Privacy notice and policy

Personal Data Privacy – what we collect; how we collect and why we collect data about you

EDF Energy respects your privacy and values the trust you place in us when you share your personal data with us. The data we collect about you will depend on your use of this website and your relationship with EDF Energy. To find out more about what personal data we collect, how we collect it and what we use it for, click on the relevant link below. These links take you to our Privacy Notices, which also provide details on which EDF Energy group company is the “controller” of your data and who to contact if you have any questions as to how we handle your information:

  • If you are a Customer who has procured, or is seeking to procure, energy supply or services from EDF Energy, please click on the customer’s privacy notice tab below
  • If you are an Employee of EDF Energy, please click here.
  • If you are a Third Party, such as a visitor to EDF Energy sites, or a contractor working at or with EDF Energy (including agency supplied workers, managed service workers and embedded contractors), please click here.

This policy and our Privacy Notices will be changed from time to time but if we change anything important about it (e.g. the information we collect, how we use it or why) we will highlight those changes to you.

Sizewellcdco.co.uk Cookies

This section tells you how we use cookies and how you can manage them

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your web browser. We use them to identify how visitors arrive at our site and the subsequent path they take through it. This helps us to improve our service to you.

EDF Energy does not use cookies to collect or store Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

How to control the use of cookies

If you wish to restrict or block cookies set by this Website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should give details of how to do this. Alternatively, you can find more details on how to control or delete cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

Please note that you may not be able to use many of the services on our Website or Apps or other websites without cookies.

How sizewellcdco.co.uk uses cookies

Our website currently uses cookies and some of our third party suppliers use our Website to set cookies on our behalf for internet marketing and performance optimisation.

While on this Website your web browser may interact with content from different servers and therefore cookies from other sources may be set on your computer during a visit to this site.

Optimizely cookies

EDF Energy uses Optimizely cookies to store information about your visit to our site, helping us understand how our site is being used. We use this information to show you different content that best fits your needs, as well as allowing us to test what type of content is most popular, thus improving the user experience. All information is anonymous. These cookies do not identify you as an individual.

See below to view a description of the types of cookie that are used, why they are used and details of the individual cookies.

Customers Privacy Notice

EDF Energy Customers Limited (“we”) respects your privacy and values the trust you place in us when you share your personal information with us. This policy sets out how we, as data controller, collect and use your personal information, why we use it, with whom we share it, the rights to which you may be entitled and your choices about our use of your personal information, that may arise from you buying and using our products and services.

This policy will be changed from time to time but if we change anything important about this policy (the information we collect, how we use it or why) we will highlight these changes in bold text for a reasonable length of time following the change.

If you have any questions or need any further clarity, please get in touch with our Data Protection Officer: dpo@edfenergy.com or at 90 Whitfield Street, London WIT 4EZ.

Summary

We collect certain types of information from you, or about you, throughout our interaction with: you, third party service providers or publicly-available sources. This information often consists of things like your name, address and contact details, but can also include consumption data and metering information. We use this information for the activities we have listed in the table below: in order for us to provide our services; comply with legal and regulatory obligations; for marketing and reporting purposes; prevention of fraud and investigation of complaints.

We use this information for various activities in order to: provide our services; comply with legal and regulatory obligations; for marketing and reporting purposes; prevention of fraud and investigation of complaints, including those activities we have listed in the table below.

What we collect

This category of information we collect about you includes:

How we use it

We use this information for certain activities, including to:

Why we use it

We use this information because:

Information that you give us in order for us to set up and manage your account:
Information about the way you use our services:

 

Information we collect from third-party partners and corporate customers which could include:

A list of these entities can be found here.

Information that we collect from you in order to comply with all relevant laws, regulations, industry codes and government instructions, and to deal with complaints:

 

Information when you communicate with us whether in person, through our website or via email, over the phone, through social media or via any another medium, including: 

 

Information that we collect incidentally from other sources or public sources, including: 

 

Automated decision making

We may make automated decisions on certain matters. For example, we may do this to decide whether we can provide our services to you based on our group records or a credit check. This will be informed by credit scoring where we share your information with credit reference agencies, screening on databases and confirmation of your information (including by third parties). Depending on the outcome of the credit check, a decision will be reached automatically as to whether we are able to provide products or services to you based on your creditworthiness.

If this information is not provided we cannot agree to provide a product or service for you.

Information we share

There are certain circumstances where we may transfer your personal data to employees, contractors and to other third parties Some examples of when your personal information is transferred to other third party organisations are as follows:

  • We may share information about you with other members of our group of companies so that we can provide the best service across our group. They are bound to keep your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice;
  • We may also share your information with certain contractors or service providers and they may process your personal data for us. They are always required to meet our standards on processing information and security. The information we provide them, including your information, will only be provided in connection with the performance of their function. A list of these entities can be found here.
  • If we’re discussing selling or transferring part or all of our business – the information may be transferred to prospective purchasers under suitable terms as to confidentiality – or if sold, to buyers who can continue to provide services to you;
  • If we’re required to by law, or under any regulatory code or practise we follow, or if we are asked by any public or regulatory authority – for example, the Police; Ofgem or BEIS – or to defend any legal claims;
  • Your personal data may be shared if it is made anonymous and aggregated, as in such circumstances the information will cease to be personal data
  • If you have an account with us and do not repay in full and on time, we may share information about you and your account (including details of any outstanding debt or borrowing) with the following credit reference agencies.
  •           TransUnion (formerly Callcredit), Customer Relations, One Park Lane, LEEDS, LS3 1EP Phone: 0330 024 7574. Website: www.transunion.co.uk
  •           Equifax PLC  Credit File Advice Centre  PO Box 3001  Bradford BD1 5US  Phone: 0870 010 0583   Website: www.equifax.co.uk
  •           Experian Consumer Help Service  PO Box 8000 Nottingham  NG80 7WF  Phone: 0870 241 6212  Website: www.experian.co.uk
  • If you decide to change suppliers, we may share such information with the new supplier.Details in relation to how this information will be used can be obtained directly from the credit reference agencies. Please note their information uses may not be the same for each so it is worth contacting them all; they may charge you a small statutory fee.

Where your information will be held

When we share your information, your information may be transferred outside the European Economic Area.

We store our information on cloud servers located in the USA, or engage vendors which do not always have equivalent data protection laws to those applicable in Europe. The transfer of this information is therefore governed by a contract including standard contractual clauses (SCCs) approved by the European Commission. Our client on-boarding team is based in India which does not have equivalent data protection laws to those applicable in Europe. The transfer of information to them is according to company rules that set out how we treat and protect information.

When you provide us with this information you are consenting that we may collect and use it in the way we’ve set out.

We will keep your information for as long as it is reasonably necessary. It will depend on factors such as whether you’ve still got an active account or any outstanding debt with us or have interacted with recent offers. We will retain and use your registration information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We will only transfer data to jurisdictions outside the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) where the appropriate safeguards set out in the GDPR are in place.

Your rights

You may have certain rights in relation to your information including a right to access or to correct the information we hold on you. Some of these rights will only apply in certain circumstances, however, such as the right to be forgotten or the right to request that we move your information to another company. They will generally not be available if there are outstanding contracts between us, if we required by law to keep the information or if the information is relevant to a legal dispute. If you would like to exercise or discuss any of these rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer.

  • You can remove consent, where you have provided it, at any time, as well as update any of your opt-in marketing preferences by phoning us on 0333 200 5100,
  • You can ask us to confirm if we are processing your information;
  • You can ask for access to your information;
  • You can ask to correct your information if it’s wrong;
  • You can ask us to delete your information;
  • You have a right to be forgotten and you can ask that our systems stop using your information;
  • You can ask us to restrict how we use your information;
  • You can ask us to help you move your information to other companies;
  • You can ask us to stop using your personal information, but only in certain cases;
  • You have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority.

Security and accuracy

We are committed to keeping your personal information safe. We’ve got physical, technical and administrative measures in place to prevent unauthorised access or use of your information. We also require that our suppliers protect such information from unauthorised access use and disclosure.

We will also routinely refresh our information to ensure we keep it up-to-date.

EDF Energy Customers Limited (“we”) respects your privacy and values the trust you place in us when you share your personal information with us. This policy sets out how we, as data controller, collect and use your personal information, why we use it, with whom we share it, the rights to which you may be entitled and your choices about our use of your personal information, that may arise from you buying and using our products and services.

This policy will be changed from time to time but if we change anything important about this policy (the information we collect, how we use it or why) we will highlight these changes in bold text for a reasonable length of time following the change.

If you have any questions or need any further clarity, please get in touch with our Data Protection Officer: dpo@edfenergy.com or at 90 Whitfield Street, London WIT 4EZ.

Summary

We collect certain types of information from you, or about you, throughout our interaction with: you, third party service providers or publicly-available sources. This information often consists of things like your name, address and contact details, but can also include consumption data and metering information. We use this information for the activities we have listed in the table below: in order for us to provide our services; comply with legal and regulatory obligations; for marketing and reporting purposes; prevention of fraud and investigation of complaints.

We use this information for various activities in order to: provide our services; comply with legal and regulatory obligations; for marketing and reporting purposes; prevention of fraud and investigation of complaints, including those activities we have listed in the table below.

What we collect

This category of information we collect about you includes:

How we use it

We use this information for certain activities, including to:

Why we use it

We use this information because:

Information that you give us in order for us to set up and manage your account:
Information about the way you use our services:

 

Information we collect from third-party partners and corporate customers which could include:

A list of these entities can be found here.

Information that we collect from you in order to comply with all relevant laws, regulations, industry codes and government instructions, and to deal with complaints:

 

Information when you communicate with us whether in person, through our website or via email, over the phone, through social media or via any another medium, including: 

 

Information that we collect incidentally from other sources or public sources, including: 

 

Automated decision making

We may make automated decisions on certain matters. For example, we may do this to decide whether we can provide our services to you based on our group records or a credit check. This will be informed by credit scoring where we share your information with credit reference agencies, screening on databases and confirmation of your information (including by third parties). Depending on the outcome of the credit check, a decision will be reached automatically as to whether we are able to provide products or services to you based on your creditworthiness.

If this information is not provided we cannot agree to provide a product or service for you.

Information we share

There are certain circumstances where we may transfer your personal data to employees, contractors and to other third parties Some examples of when your personal information is transferred to other third party organisations are as follows:

  • We may share information about you with other members of our group of companies so that we can provide the best service across our group. They are bound to keep your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice;
  • We may also share your information with certain contractors or service providers and they may process your personal data for us. They are always required to meet our standards on processing information and security. The information we provide them, including your information, will only be provided in connection with the performance of their function. A list of these entities can be found here.
  • If we’re discussing selling or transferring part or all of our business – the information may be transferred to prospective purchasers under suitable terms as to confidentiality – or if sold, to buyers who can continue to provide services to you;
  • If we’re required to by law, or under any regulatory code or practise we follow, or if we are asked by any public or regulatory authority – for example, the Police; Ofgem or BEIS – or to defend any legal claims;
  • Your personal data may be shared if it is made anonymous and aggregated, as in such circumstances the information will cease to be personal data
  • If you have an account with us and do not repay in full and on time, we may share information about you and your account (including details of any outstanding debt or borrowing) with the following credit reference agencies.
  •           TransUnion (formerly Callcredit), Customer Relations, One Park Lane, LEEDS, LS3 1EP Phone: 0330 024 7574. Website: www.transunion.co.uk
  •           Equifax PLC  Credit File Advice Centre  PO Box 3001  Bradford BD1 5US  Phone: 0870 010 0583   Website: www.equifax.co.uk
  •           Experian Consumer Help Service  PO Box 8000 Nottingham  NG80 7WF  Phone: 0870 241 6212  Website: www.experian.co.uk
  • If you decide to change suppliers, we may share such information with the new supplier.Details in relation to how this information will be used can be obtained directly from the credit reference agencies. Please note their information uses may not be the same for each so it is worth contacting them all; they may charge you a small statutory fee.

Where your information will be held

When we share your information, your information may be transferred outside the European Economic Area.

We store our information on cloud servers located in the USA, or engage vendors which do not always have equivalent data protection laws to those applicable in Europe. The transfer of this information is therefore governed by a contract including standard contractual clauses (SCCs) approved by the European Commission. Our client on-boarding team is based in India which does not have equivalent data protection laws to those applicable in Europe. The transfer of information to them is according to company rules that set out how we treat and protect information.

When you provide us with this information you are consenting that we may collect and use it in the way we’ve set out.

We will keep your information for as long as it is reasonably necessary. It will depend on factors such as whether you’ve still got an active account or any outstanding debt with us or have interacted with recent offers. We will retain and use your registration information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We will only transfer data to jurisdictions outside the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) where the appropriate safeguards set out in the GDPR are in place.

Your rights

You may have certain rights in relation to your information including a right to access or to correct the information we hold on you. Some of these rights will only apply in certain circumstances, however, such as the right to be forgotten or the right to request that we move your information to another company. They will generally not be available if there are outstanding contracts between us, if we required by law to keep the information or if the information is relevant to a legal dispute. If you would like to exercise or discuss any of these rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer.

  • You can remove consent, where you have provided it, at any time, as well as update any of your opt-in marketing preferences by phoning us on 0333 200 5100 or following this link;
  • You can ask us to confirm if we are processing your information;
  • You can ask for access to your information;
  • You can ask to correct your information if it’s wrong;
  • You can ask us to delete your information;
  • You have a right to be forgotten and you can ask that our systems stop using your information;
  • You can ask us to restrict how we use your information;
  • You can ask us to help you move your information to other companies;
  • You can ask us to stop using your personal information, but only in certain cases;
  • You have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority.

Security and accuracy

We are committed to keeping your personal information safe. We’ve got physical, technical and administrative measures in place to prevent unauthorised access or use of your information. We also require that our suppliers protect such information from unauthorised access use and disclosure.

We will also routinely refresh our information to ensure we keep it up-to-date.

Website Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

Our Website Privacy Policy can be found here.

How we protect your personal information

EDF Energy takes the protection of our customer’s information very seriously.

For security reasons, as with all organisations, it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to disclose specific details as to how we protect information. We’ve taken a ‘defence in depth’ approach to Information Security, especially regarding our online services.

Our systems are kept up-to-date and we test our online services to make sure they’re secure and that unauthorised access is prevented.