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This Privacy Policy is for anyone who uses our services (herein referred to as “you” or “customers”, including policyholders, prospective policyholders who for example have requested a quotation or submitted an enquiry, website users and beneficiaries of any of our policies. It should be also brought to the attention of any party who is directly involved in your policy, where they have given you consent to act on their behalf.

This Privacy Policy is issued by International Private Healthcare Limited group of companies, including IPH Insurance Services (UK) Ltd, which you may know as “IPH” or “IPH Insurance”. Herein these companies will be referred to as “we”, “our”, or “us”.

We are a data controller and processor of your personal information. We want to make sure all of our customers know exactly how their personal data is being used by us, how we protect that data, and what you can do to control how we use your data.

Your broker will have their own policy for your personal data, please ask your broker if you would like more information about how they use your personal information.


We collect information that is personal to you, such as your name, address, contact details, date of birth, criminal convictions, medical history, claims history, IP address (which is a unique number which can be used to identify your computer), payment details, and any other information relating to the things you want to insure. Where necessary, we also collect special categories of sensitive personal information, and criminal offence data.


We collect information from various sources, which may include but is not limited

Enquiry, proposal, claim, survey
and feedback forms
Your broker
Other policyholders, insureds, or policy beneficiaries
From individuals who have policies with us under which you are insured
Publicly available data, such as that on social media and networking sites or the electoral register
Third party databases available to us for fraud prevention provided by law enforcement or government agencies
The HM Treasury, OFAC and other financial sanctions lists such as those from the EU, UN and Australia (DFAT)
Witnesses to an incident related to a claim
Credit reference agencies
Loss adjusters
Suppliers and third party administrators appointed in the process of handling a claim
Promotional competitions, prize draws, events


We primarily use your personal information in order to uphold and fulfil our contract of insurance with you. We may use your personal information to:

Decide or underwrite the risk when providing you with a quotation and price
Apply for an insurance policy with your insurer
Help us answer any questions you may have
Administer your policy and any premium payments
Update your personal details relating to your insurance
Change the cover you have on your policy
Contact you about your insurance
Discuss your policy with your broker to help them manage your insurance with us
Provide assistance if you make a claim

We may also use your information as required according to the law, including:

Register a complaint related to you
Fulfil and comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
Prevent fraud and financial crime (which may include processes that identify you)
We may process special category of sensitive information and criminal offence data if we have a lawful basis and fulfil the appropriate condition for doing so.
We may use your information to protect anyone’s vital interests.
This means we may have to use your data to protect someone’s life.
We may also use your information for legitimate interests, which is primarily to improve our services and marketing communications. This might include for example your marketing preferences and consent, data related to promotional competitions/prize draws/events, and your responses to voluntary customer satisfaction surveys.


We may share your personal information with third parties for the reasons outlined above. Unless required to by law, we would never share your personal data without the appropriate care and necessary safeguards being in place.

In particular we may share information with:

An individual you have authorised us to speak with us on your behalf
Financial crime & fraud prevention agencies
Regulatory bodies
Claims and Underwriting Exchange and other databases
Credit search and identity check

In order to fulfil some of the purposes outlined in Section 4 we may have to send, store or process your personal information overseas. The protections given to your personal information in other parts of the world may not be the same as in the UK. Where possible, we will put in place contractual transfer agreements to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded with the same high level of protection that we commit to.

In some cases we might need to share information to carry out the services we have promised to carry out, for example if you require urgent medical assistance abroad. In such an urgent situation we may not always have the time to put in place the type of agreement we would normally want to.


If you would like somebody else to talk to and deal with us about your policy, please let us know. We may only do so if:

You have given us written authorisation nominating the individual you wish to act on your behalf
They are your legal representative, or
They are your attorney through a lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney.


We will keep your information for as long as is necessary for the purposes and in order to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations. The precise period will depend on the type of personal information and on the purpose for which we hold your information. In some cases, such as if there is a dispute or a legal action we may be required to keep personal information for longer.

Here are some general guidelines:


How we use and protect your information for marketing We may use your information to carry out research and analyse data to help us understand more about our customers, analyse our competition in the market, and to improve our marketing activities. IPH strongly believes in keeping the personal information you have entrusted to us private and protected, and we will never provide your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

You may control which methods of direct marketing you receive from us:

Please also note that if you choose to opt out of receiving marketing communications from us, we may still send you other important service and administration communications relating to our services to you. You cannot opt-out from this as it is important you receive these correspondences in order for us to carry out our services for you in compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

What digital data we use

We may collect other information about your use of our digital platforms e.g. our website, and the devices you use to interact with us, for example:
Some of this information will personally identify you but others will be anonymised.


Here are the cookies currently used on our website:

Cookie name Party What it’s used for
Google analytics cookies First party To analyse your use of our website, including the time you spend on the site, the number of pages you visit, etc


You have a number of rights to your personal data as set out by data protection law. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please get in contact with us using the details provided in Section 11.


You may request a copy of all the personal data we hold about you and any supplementary related data. There will not usually be a charge for these requests.


You may ask us to amend information that we have about you that may be incomplete or incorrect. This request may be done verbally or in writing.


You may ask us to delete personal information we have about you, for example where the personal information we collected is no longer necessary for the original purpose.

Restrict processing

You may restrict our use of your personal data so that we may store it, but not use it. This request may be done verbally or in writing.

Data portability

You may move, copy or transfer your personal information from one IT environment to another without affecting its usability. We may offer to transmit your requested personal data either to you directly, or directly transmit your data to a recipient which you have authorised.


You may object to our processing of your personal data, including for our direct marketing purposes.

Withdraw consent

If any of our processing activities rely on your consenting to us collecting and using your personal information, you may withdraw your consent for our use of such information for these activities, at any time.


If you have any concerns about the way we use your personal information, please get in touch with us. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, for more information please go to


Please note that we may need to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be updated on our website. If appropriate, we may also notify you of this in writing.


If you have any queries or requests resulting from this Privacy Policy please use the details below.
Postal Address:
IPH House, Stirling Way
United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)20 8905 2888
Fax +44 (0)20 8207 2878


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