But just in case you’re on the move or do not have time to read it in full we have summarised the key points for you in our ‘speed read’ section below.
This section sets out who we are. It provides some useful information about us including our company number, registered address and data controller registration number (provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office).
This section informs you of exactly what personal data we collect about you and why. This includes information that is provided to us directly by you, your visits to our website and information that we receive from other sources.
This section explains to you the different ways in which we will collect the personal data that you provide to us.
This section explains the purposes for which we will use your personal data we hold. We also set out what we consider to be the legal basis for processing your personal data for each purpose, this is to ensure that you have all the information that we are required to provide you by law.
This section explains how we will ensure that you only receive communications that you wish to receive. We will ensure that you have total control over the information that you receive.
This section explains which of our employees will have access to your personal data. It also explains the reason for our employees accessing your personal data.
This section informs you of who we share your personal data with. It also explains the reason for sharing; this is largely so that we can provide our services to you.
This section explains how we keep your personal data safe and where it will be held. It also explains how we may process your personal data outside of the European Economic Area, but that we will only do so using recognised mechanisms which offer an adequate level of protection.
This section explains the length of time that we will retain your personal data. It also explains why we would hold your personal data for such time periods.
This section explains that you have rights in relation to your personal data. It also explains what these rights are and how you can go about exercising them.
This section provides you with contact information should you have any questions or concerns about the way we handle your personal data. It also explains how you can contact the data protection regulator should you be unsatisfied with our response to your data protection issues.
Mistral Data Limited (MDL, we, our or us) is a company registered in the United Kingdom (company number 07153287) whose registered office is 8th Floor, The Point, 37 North Wharf Road, London W2 1AF. We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office and our registration number is Z2363585.
This section informs you of what information we collect about you and why. Personal data means any information about an individual from which that individual can be identified.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
Special Category Data includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not seek to collect or otherwise process your Special Category Data, except where:
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
We collect personal data about you if you fill in forms on the Website or correspond with us by telephone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you:
We may process personal data that you manifestly choose to make public, including via social media (e.g. we may collect information from your social media profile(s), to the extent that you choose to make your profile visible).
Automated technologies or interactions:
If you use our Website, we automatically collect the following information:
Where we collect information about you in the ways described above, we do so on the basis that it is in our legitimate interests to collect and process this data. In most situations this will be anonymised but we collect and process this data to ensure that our site is functioning properly and that our customer experience is to the standard that you and we expect.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of industry bodies and our partner charities. If you follow a link to any of these websites, 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.
No automated decision-making or profiling will take place using your personal data.
Information we receive from other sources:
We may receive information about you if you from third parties who provide it to us.
When we receive information from other sources, we rely on them having the appropriate provisions in place telling you how they collect data and who they may share it with. We carefully check our sources to ensure that we only receive your information when it is lawful for us to do so.
This section explains how we will use personal data you provide to us in order to carry out the activities relevant to the provision of our services to you.
We must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. We consider that we have a legal basis where:
Where we process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests, these are our (or our third party’s) interests in providing our services to you in an efficient and secure manner.
We have set out below a list of all the ways we may use your personal data and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate.
In some cases we may use more than one legal basis for processing your personal data; this will depend on the specific purpose for which we are using your personal data.
Please contact us if you have any queries about the specific legal basis that we rely on for processing your personal data.
What we use your personal data for (purpose)
Type of data
Legal basis for processing (including basis of legitimate interest)
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us including:
To respond to your enquiries or to process your requests in relation to your information.
To maintain a suppression list should you opt-out of receiving communications
To manage our relationship with you which will include:
To administer and protect our business and the Website (including training our employees, troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, security audits, support, reporting and hosting of data).
To use data analytics to improve the Website and experiences
To establish, exercise and defend our legal rights
This section is to explain how we will ensure that you only receive communications that you wish to receive.
As detailed in the table at section 5, we may send you communications such as those which relate to any information that you request from us (e.g. notice of vacancies).
We take your privacy seriously and have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organisational security measures designed to secure your personal data against accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use, alteration or disclosure.
We may share your personal data with any member of our group which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company (FirstGroup plc) and its subsidiaries as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may share your personal data with the following third-parties who assist us with administering the provision of our services to you:
We may also pass Aggregated Data on the usage of our site (e.g. the numbers of visitors to our site that come from different geographic areas) to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you personally.
If a business transfer or change of business ownership takes place or is envisaged we may transfer your personal data to the new owner (or a prospective new owner). If this happens, you will be informed of this transfer.
This section explains how we keep your personal data safe and where it will be. We take your privacy seriously and are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your personal data, and the choices you have regarding our collection and use of your personal data.
Once we have received your personal data, we follow strict security procedures as to how your personal data is stored and used, and who sees it, to help stop any unauthorised access
The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the United Kingdom. When we transfer and store your personal data outside of the United Kingdom we will ensure that it is adequately protected by using appropriate safeguards as further detailed below.
Staff operating outside the United Kingdom who work for us, or one of our suppliers, may process the information. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services;
Where your personal data is transferred from the United Kingdom to a recipient outside the United Kingdom in a country not recognised by the United Kingdom as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, such transfer shall be covered by a framework recognised by the relevant authorities or courts as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data including but not limited to Standard Contractual Clauses (in the form approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office)); or
This section explains the length of time that we will retain your personal data.
We will keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was obtained. The criteria for determining the duration for which we will retain your personal data are as follows:
During the periods in paragraphs (2)a and (2)b above, we will restrict our processing of your personal data to the storage of, and maintaining the security of, those data, except to the extent that those data need to be reviewed in connection with any legal claim or obligation under applicable law.
After this period your personal data will be anonymised so that you are no longer identified or identifiable from such information, or securely deleted/destroyed.
Any third parties that we engage will keep your data stored on their systems for as long as is necessary to provide the relevant services to you or us. If we end our relationship with any third party providers, we will make sure that they securely delete or return your personal data to us.
We may retain personal data about you for statistical purposes (for example, to help us better advertise our services). Where data is retained for statistical purposes it will always be anonymised, meaning that you will not be identifiable from that data.
This section explains that you have a number of rights in relation to your personal data. There are circumstances in which your rights may not apply. You have the right to request that we:
For more information on your rights and how to use them, or if you would like to make any of the requests set out above, please contact us using the details provided in this section 13. We will respond to all such requests within the time period required by law. Occasionally it may take us longer, if your request is particularly complex, you have made a number of requests or you have not supplied the information we need to respond to you. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
As explained in the section on Communications above, even if you consented to the processing of your personal data for investor and media communications , you can ask us to stop processing your personal data for such purposes at any time by unsubscribing from the relevant communication channel.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
c/o the Data Protection Officer
First Rail Holdings Limited
8th Floor, The Point
27 North Wharf Road
London W2 1AF
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer. They are responsible for our approach to data protection and protecting your privacy. You can contact them at Mistral.DPO@firstgroup.co.uk.
If you are unsatisfied with our response to any data protection issues you raise with us or our DPO, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the authority in the UK which is tasked with the protection of personal data and privacy.