Green 4 Motor Company Privacy Policy


​​This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you register with us or place an order for products or services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback and participate in competitions. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

Who looks after your personal information?

Your personal information will be held by Green 4 Motor Company database, Suzuki Financial Service and Mazda Financial Services. For more information on Green 4 Motor Company database, contact 02476 639100. Suzuki Financial Services Ltd is part of the Lloyds Banking Group , more information on the Group can be found at www.lloydsbankinggroup.com. For more information on Mazda Financial Services, which is part of Santander, can be found at www.santanderconsumer.co.uk.

Our full privacy notice

This privacy notice contains key information about how we will use and share your personal information and the rights you have in relation to this. If you want to know more please contact us for our full privacy notice.

How will we use the information about you?

We will use your personal information:

  • to process your order, manage your account and, if you agree, to email you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you.
  • to personalise your repeat visits to our website. If you agree, we shall pass on your personal information to our group of companies so that they may offer you their products and services that may be of interest to you.
  • to manage your relationship with us and comply with any laws or regulations we are subject to (for example the laws that prevent financial crime or the regulatory requirements governing the products we offer).

To support us with the above we analyse information we know about you and how you use our products and services, including some automated decision making. You can find out more about how we do this, and in what circumstances you can ask us to stop, in our full privacy notice.

Who we share your personal information with

Your personal information will be shared within Santander, Lloyds Banking Group, Green 4 Motor Company and other companies that provide services to you or us, so that we and any other companies in our Group can look after your relationship with us. By sharing this information enables us to better understand our customers' needs, run accounts and policies, and provide products and services efficiently. This processing may include activities which take place outside of the European Economic Area. If this is the case we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information. You can find out more about how we share your personal information with credit reference agencies below and can access more information about how else we share your information in our full privacy notice.

We may pass your information to the supplying manufacturer and all companies within the manufacturer or dealer group to support their business and marketing activities. For a full list of third party companies please contact us.

Where we collect your personal information from

We will collect your personal information about you from a number of sources including:

  • Information given to us on application forms submitted by you, when you talk to us over the phone, or when new services are requested
  • from analysis of how you operate our products and services, including the frequency, nature, location, origin and recipients of any payments
  • from or through other organisations (for example card associations, credit reference agencies, insurance companies, retailers, comparison websites, social media and fraud prevention agencies)
  • in certain circumstances we may also use information about health or criminal convictions but we will only do this where allowed by law or if you give us your consent.

You can find out more about where we collect personal information about you from in our full privacy notice.

Do you have to give us your personal information

We may be required by law, or as a consequence of any contractual relationship we have, to collect certain personal information. Failure to provide this information may prevent or delay us fulfilling these obligations or performing services.

What rights you have over your personal information

The law gives you a number of rights in relation to your personal information including:

  • the right to access the personal information we have about you. This includes information from application forms, statements, correspondence and call recordings.
  • the right to get us to correct personal information that is wrong or incomplete
  • in certain circumstances, the right to ask us to stop using or delete your personal information
  • from 25 May 2018 you will have the right to receive any personal information we have collected from you in an easily re-usable format when it's processed on certain grounds, such as consent or for contractual reasons. You can also ask us to pass this information on to another organisation.

You can find out more about these rights and how you can exercise them in our full privacy notice.

Other individuals you have financial links with

We may also collect personal information about other individuals who you may have a financial link with. This may include people who you have joint accounts or policies with such as your partner / spouse, dependants, beneficiaries or people who you have commercial links to, for example other directors or officers of your company.

We will collect this information to assess any applications, provide the services requested and to carry out credit reference and fraud prevention checks. You can find out more about how we process personal information about individual with whom you have a financial link in our full privacy notice.

How we use credit reference agencies

In order to process your application we may supply your personal information to credit reference agencies (CRAs) including how you use our products and services and they will give us information about you, such as about your financial history. We do this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check your identity, manager you account, trace and recover debts anf prevent criminal activity.

We may also continue to exchange information about you with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including your settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time, information on funds going into the account, the balance on the account and, if you borrow, details of your repayments or whether you repay in full and on time. CRAs will share your information with other organisations you ask to provide you with products and services. Your data will also be linked to the data of any joint applicants or other financial associates as explained above.

You can find out more about the identities of the CRAs and the ways in which they use and share personal information, in our full privacy notice.

How we use fraud prevention agencies

The personal information we have collected from you and anyone you have a financial link with may be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found in our full privacy notice.


What are cookies?

When you visit our Website we issue a "cookie" file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information. Cookies enable us to: improve the use of our Website; to recognise your computer; to store settings to help facilitate your use of our Website; and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the Website to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all or some cookies from this Website. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website.

If your computer is configured to accept cookies we will be able to provide time saving functionality such as the ability to pre-fill the enquiry forms with your details, thus preventing the need to re-input them each time you need to contact us.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for 2 purposes:

  1. To enable the delivery of functionality that improves the ease and speed of using the Website (see above).
  2. To enable us to track the relative popularity of disparate parts of our Website. This in turn enables us to concentrate our efforts on developing those parts of the Website that are generating the greatest consumer demand.

And what about third party cookies?

We also use third party cookies on our Website for various purposes, examples detailed below:

  • Google Analytics This is a tool that we use to better understand how people are using our website. It is also used by Google to better understand the performance of its own websites. What information are they tracking? The Google Analytics cookie enables our website to recognise you if you visit again - as well as information about the pages you visit; when you visit; how long you visit our website; the IP address and what site you were looking at before arriving at our site (the referring url). See more information on Google Analytics Cookies
  • We also use Google to provide services such as Google Maps and You Tube YouTube uses cookies to collect information and to help maintain the integrity of video statistics, prevent fraud and to improve the site experience, among other things. YouTube uses cookies on both youtube.com and on videos embedded from youtube.com. See more information on Google's Privacy Policy
  • eVisit Analyst eVisit use cookies to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through our website This information allows us to identify customers and more accurately understand individual behaviours and needs. This means that we can more easily tailor offers and information which may be of interest to individuals. This also enables us to carry out Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) which allow us to optimise our sites visibility in Google search listings and in turn make our website and information quick and easy to find.
  • Video Chat Service We use a third party supplier to provide the Video Chat Service. The supplier may use cookies, over which we have no control. The cookies are used to manage your video chat session, to track your preferences and to personalise your experience. You may disable persistent cookies. However, if you disable the session cookie you will not be able to use the Video Chat Service. If you wish to find out more about the supplier's use of cookies please refer to their privacy policy at http://www.contactatonce.com/service/serviceprivacy.html
  • AUTOTRADER UK These cookies are used in order to present you with relevant display advertising powered by Autotrader UK on other websites.

Automatic Logging of Session Data

We automatically log generic information about your computer and your computer's connection to the Internet which we call "session data". Session data consists of things such as device information, IP address, operating system and browser software information, and the activities conducted by you while on our Website. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the Website the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us to analyse such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the Website, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the Website, how long visitors to the Website are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. It is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor's Internet Service provider (ISP) and the approximate geographical location of his or her point of connectivity. We also use session data to help prevent fraud and unauthorised use of our Website.

For further information on cookies or for details on how to delete them or refuse their installation on your computer, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was updated 18th July 2018.

Contact from us and your marketing choices

We would like to send you information about products and services of ours and other companies in our group which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your information other members of the Green 4 Motor Company group.

Green 4 Motor Company group will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside of the group.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please call your local dealership, Leamington Mazda 01926 337447, Coventry Mazda, Suzuki & MG 02476 639100, or Stourbridge Mazda 01562 215113. Or click through to our enquiry page here and leave us a message.

How you can access your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. if you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please write to us at the following address:

Green 4 Motor Company, 655 London Road, Coventry, CV3 4EX.

We may make a small charge for this service.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions or require more information about how we use your personal information please call us on 02476 639100.

If you feel we have not answered your question, you can contact our Managing Director Jason Wainwright on 02476 639100.