Privacy Policy


The privacy and security of your personal information is really important to Us. We want to assure you that your information will be properly managed and protected whilst in Our hands.

Please read the following carefully to understand Our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it.

Please show this notice to anyone else whose personal information you will be providing to Us (such as employees) and ensure that you have obtained their consent prior to disclosing it.

WHO ARE BLINK INTERMEDIARY SOLUTIONS?

Blink Intermediary Solutions is a trading name of Iris Insurance Brokers Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority No 310825. Iris Insurance Brokers Limited registered in England and Wales under registration number 4072404. Our Registered Office is The Baxter Building, 80 Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6HZ.

The terms laid out in Our privacy notice below only relate to services provided by Iris Insurance Brokers Limited through its Blink Intermediary Solutions Division and does not include any activities of Iris Insurance Brokers Limited as placing or producing broker whose privacy notice can be found at www.irisib.com

WHAT DO BLINK INTERMEDIARY SOLUTIONS OFFER?

At Blink Intermediary Solutions (Blink), We connect UK Insurance Brokers to Insurance products and capacity solutions, some of which are unique and exclusive to Us.

We work with a variety of Product Providers including Insurers, MGA’s, wholesale brokers and specialist suppliers, providing access to a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products and capacity solutions. 

There are no fees or commitments on Our part for a broker to access the standard products We distribute. We have entered into agreements and earn a share of the Product Providers brokerage to distribute their products and services to brokers throughout the UK.  

When Blink Intermediary Solutions makes a connection the Insurance Broker and the Product Provider enter into a direct trading relationship.

Please note, where We effect business introductions to insurers and other providers of general insurance products and associated services, they have their own privacy policies and We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to them. 

WHO IS THE DATA CONTROLLER AT BLINK INTERMEDIARY SOLUTIONS?

The data controller for your personal data is Iris Insurance Brokers Limited (Our/Us/We) who can be contacted in relation to your personal data by email to compliance@irisib.com or post at Iris Insurance Brokers, The Baxter Building, 80 Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, UK, SS2 6HZ.  

WHO IS THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER AT BLINK INTERMEDIARY SOLUTIONS?

The data protection officer is the Iris Insurance Brokers Compliance Officer.

YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

  • To effect business connections to insurers and other providers of general insurance products and associated services whom We have entered into an agreement with.
  • To carry out Our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us.
  • To notify you about changes to Our service.

THE CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA WE HOLD ARE:

  • Your business contact information (i.e. full name, job role and employee business contact details) which may have been obtained either directly from yourself, your employer or from a Product Provider who your employer has a live agency with and whom We have a business relationship with to provide distribution services.
  • We also collect and store non-personal information.
  • We may also collect, use and store sensitive personal information such as criminal convictions for the purposes of insurance agency applications. Where this is required, you consent to this processing to enable Us to provide you with the relevant services. You may withdraw your consent at any time. However, We will not request or store certain sensitive personal data such as your ethnicity, sexual orientation etc.

OUR LEGAL BASIS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS:

We have a legitimate interest to process your data due to the following reasons:

  1. A direct business relationship exists between Blink Intermediary Solutions and the company for which you work. If you require further information relating to this please contact Us or your employer.
  2. We have entered into agreements and earn a share of the brokerage from a number of Product Providers to distribute their suite of products and/or services to UK Insurance Brokers. The company for which you work with has a direct business relationship with one or more of those Product Providers. Please contact Us for details of the Product Providers We have such agreements with.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU:

We may collect and process the following data about you, which will be both personal and non-personal information:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on Our site www.blinkis.co.uk or paper forms offline. This includes information provided by you and or your employer at the time of registering to use Our site, subscribing to Our service or requesting further services.
  • We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with Our site.
  • If you contact Us, We may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of your visits to Our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, operating system, browser usage and other communication data. See Our Cookie section in this notice.

WE MAY SHARE YOUR BUSINESS CONTACT DATA WITH:

  • Product Providers and Prospective Product Providers whose products We distribute that may be of interest to the company whom you are employed by.
  • Service providers who are contracted with Us to provide services such as maintaining Our computer systems and helping Us with external communications. These companies are obligated to protect your personal information and We undertake appropriate due diligence.
  • In the event that We sell or buy any business or assets, We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets - you would be advised at the appropriate stage in a durable medium.
  • If We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, Our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

RETENTION PERIODS

  • Your personal data will be retained for the duration of the time in which your company continues to have a business relationship with Us and for a period of 7 years after the business relationship ceases in order that We can keep appropriate business records.

WE MAY OBTAIN SOME OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES:

  • Product Providers and Prospective Product Providers whom We distribute their products.
  • Your Employers.
  • You yourself.

YOUR RIGHTS

 The right to be informed

You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. Our Privacy Notice lays out how We will use your personal contact information.

The right of access

You have the right to obtain:

  • Confirmation that your data is being processed;
  • Access to your personal data; and
  • Other supplementary information – this largely corresponds to the information that should be provided in a privacy notice

 The right to rectification

You have the right to have inaccurate personal data rectified or completed if it is incomplete.  If We have disclosed your personal data which has to be rectified to third parties We will inform them of the rectification where possible.

The right to erasure

You have the right to erasure of your personal data, also known as the right to be forgotten. 

If you would like your business contact information to be removed from Our records, please contact Us using the details below. Please be aware We can only remove your information from Our systems once Our regulatory requirements have been fulfilled.

If We are unable to remove your records due to data retention periods, We will, of course, advise you.

The right to restrict processing

You have the right to request the restriction or suppression of your personal data. This means that We are permitted to store your personal data, but not use it.

The right to data portability

You have the right obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. This allows you to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without hindrance to usability.

However please be aware this only relates to the business contact information We hold about you (i.e. full name, job role and employee business contact details).

The right to object

You have the right to object to:

  • processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling);
  • direct marketing (including profiling); and
  • processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.

Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

You have the right not to have decisions made about you solely through automated processing.

CONTACT US IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR RIGHTS

If you would like to exercise one of the above rights, please contact Us by telephone, email or in writing using the contact details below:

Tel: 0203 0088 511 / Email:info@blinkis.co.uk

Blink Intermediary Solutions Admin Hub

The Townhouse, 114-116 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AJ 

CONTACT PREFERENCES 

You can change your contact preferences with Us at any time, in respect of Us providing you with general updates and information on products and services We can provide access to as well as Our general news updates.

Simply contact Us on info@blinkis.co.uk or Tel: 0203 0088 511 advising that you wish to withdraw consent for Blink Intermediary Solutions to send you their latest email marketing news.

EXTERNAL SITE LINKS

Our site may, contain links to and from websites of Our partner Product Providers. If you follow a link, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

OUR WEBSITE

www.blinkis.co.uk is a site operated by Blink Intermediary Solutions

We keep certain basic information when you visit Our website and recognise the importance of keeping that information secure and letting you know what We will do with it, this privacy notice outlines how We will look after your personal data.

IP ADDRESS AND COOKIES:

Our website uses cookies to operate correctly and to collect statistical information about its operation and user browsing actions. 

The cookies used on this website include: 

Strictly Necessary Cookies - these cookies let you move around the website and provide access to important functionality. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website. If you prevent these cookies We cannot guarantee how the website will perform during your visit. 

Performance Cookies - these are used to collect data about how you use Our website. 

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to Our Product Providers and advertisers. This is statistical data about Our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual and We will not collect personal information in this way. 

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help Us to improve Our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable Us:  

  • To estimate Our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow Us to customise Our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to Our site.
  • To ensure that content from Our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from Us or which We feel may interest you, where consent has been given.
  • To carry out Our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of Our service when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to Our service.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may not be able to access certain parts of Our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Our system will issue cookies when you log on to Our site.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA:

We store your data in the United Kingdom and do not transfer it outside of the United Kingdom other than for continuity of service in extreme circumstances where for example; UK backups fail. You agree that we may transfer any Protected Data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), provided all transfers by Us of Protected Data are effected using the Appropriate Safeguards and in accordance with Data Protection Laws.

On submission of your personal data from either yourself, your employer or a Product Provider whom We distribute their products and the company for which you work with has a direct business relationship, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. 

All information you provide to Us is stored on Our secure servers. Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. 

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do Our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Please note, where We effect business introductions to insurers and other providers of general insurance products and associated services whom We have entered into an agreement with, they have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to them.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY:

Any changes We may make to Our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. However, We advise that you check this page regularly for updates. 

COMPLAINTS

  • If you have a complaint about Our processing of your personal data, you may complain to Our Data officer COMPLIANCE@irisib.com or the Information Commissioner's Office www.ico.org.uk

CONTACT US

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be sent to:

Blink Intermediary Solutions Admin Hub

The Townhouse, 114-116 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AJ

Tel: 0203 0088 511

Email:info@blinkis.co.uk

FURTHER INFORMATION AND HELP ON PRIVACY

Further information about privacy notices is available from the ICO here:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/privacy-notices-transparency-and-control/?template=pdf&patch=34


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At Blink Intermediary Solutions we offer a refreshing, independent and agile approach to helping independent UK insurance brokers grow. We provide access to a broad range of personal and commercial insurance facilities, some of which are exclusive and there are no fees to access the standard range.