Irish Car Rentals Privacy policy


Table of contents

1. Who processes your personal data collected through this website?
2. For what purposes does Executive Trust Limited collect your personal data?
3. Who are the data recipients of the personal information we collect about you?
4. For what period will Executive Trust Limited retain your personal data?
5. What rights can you exercise with respect to the processing of your personal data?
6. Who to contact when you have a query regarding the processing of your personal data?
7. How does Executive Trust Limited protect your personal data?
8. What rules apply to the processing of your personal data when clicking on links placed on Executive Trust. Limited website directing to Executive Trust Limited partner's websites or other websites?
9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

1. Who processes your personal data collected through this website?

Executive Trust Limited trading as Irish Car Rental, whose registered office is located at 35 Northwood Court, Northwood Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9 Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "ICR") is responsible for the processing of your personal data (i.e. any information that would allow to identify you, either directly or indirectly) collected through this website.

2. For what purposes does ICR collect your personal data?

ICR processes personal data that you voluntarily provide to ICR through this website for the following purposes:

a) Your registration as ICR member, creation of your account and providing you with a ICR ID. This processing is necessary to identify you and to prepare and facilitate your future booking / rental agreements with ICR.

b) Your booking and your car rental agreement:

i. to confirm and guarantee your booking;
ii. to modify or cancel your booking;
iii. to exchange with you in relation to your booking / rental (e.g. to provide you with information on your booking / rental, to send you reminder notice before your check-in / check-out, to respond to your questions or suggestions);
iv. to manage your rental (delivery and return of the vehicle);
v. to manage your invoices;
vi. to manage the payment of arrears;
vii. to manage potential claims;
viii. to manage the recovery of potential damages to ICR vehicle;
ix. to manage your insurance.
This processing is necessary for the booking and the performance of the rental agreement concluded with ICR.

c) Your payment for ICR products / services.

This processing is necessary for the performance of the rental agreement. For your full information, ICR can only retain your credit card information, subject to your express consent in order to facilitate future payments.

d) The improvement of ICR products / services on the basis of customer surveys you have completed.

This processing, aiming at having a better understanding of ICR members' needs and offering you customized functions to enhance your experience of ICR products / services, is based on ICR's '"legitimate interest". e) The operation of ICR live web chat to provide you with preliminary online assistance.

This processing, aiming at creating more proximity and establishing a closer relationship with you by notably answering more quickly your queries, is based on ICR"legitimate interest".

f) Promotional and marketing activities, namely:

i. the sending of email and SMS notifications for special promotions / deals;
the recording of your rental history to suggest you preferred products / services when looking for new booking / rentals
ii. the recording of your rental history to send you special offers and make you benefiting from special advantages depending on your volume and frequency of your orders;
iii. the sending of emails about a booking you did not complete or send you a summary about a booking enquiry;
iv. the management of your loyalty program and membership card;
v. the organization of promotional contests / sweepstakes;
vi. the management and update ICR's customers / prospects database.
Direct marketing processing activities, i.e. any commercial message from ICR aiming at promoting ICR products / services, are subject to your express consent.

By exception, if you are already an ICR existing customer and that the message concerns products / services similar to those you have already purchased, the underlying processing aiming at promoting these products / services will not be based on your consent but on ICR "legitimate interest".

g) The management of fines, in particular:

i. to transfer to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland or it’s nominated servants or agents in respect of tolls, An Garda Siochana in relation to driving offences or Council Authorities in respect of parking violations the identity of the driver (or potential driver);
ii. to satisfy fines collection procedure to which ICR may be subject.

This processing is required by law.

h) The management and update of a watch list of customers presenting certain contractual risks based on:

i. payment incidents which have given rise to legal proceedings;
ii. vehicle accidents or repeated damages caused by ICR customer;
iii. accidents or damages caused voluntarily by ICR customer;
iv. use of ICR vehicles in breach of the general terms and conditions for rental of vehicles.
This processing, aiming at reducing ICR risks exposure in the performance of the rental agreements, is based on ICR "legitimate interest". Should you appear on ICR watch list, your booking / rental request will be rejected. As the case may be, you will be entitled to contest such decision by contacting dpo@europcar.ie.
i) Telematics:

The following data points are collected from each vehicle tracked by ICR through services provided by a Telematics Service Provider:- position, speed, acceleration, impact data (location, g-force and direction of impact) and the identifier of the device in the vehicle.

This data is collected for the following reasons: -

• Detection and prevention of loss or theft of the company vehicles
• Management of insurance claims
• Identification of unauthorised vehicle movements
• Monitoring and improving customer driving behaviour
• Management of vehicle inventory

The Telematics Service Provider uses data hosting service providers in Europe to host the information it collects, and use technical measures to secure data.

The Telematics Service Provider and ICR will adhere to the following obligations under GDPR law:-

• The Telematics Service Provider will only process personal data in accordance with ICR’s written instructions (including when making an international transfer of personal data) unless required to do so by law.
• The Telematics Service Provider will ensure that people processing the data are subject to a duty of confidence and will take appropriate measures to ensure the security of processing.
• The Telematics Service Provider will only engage a sub-processor with the prior consent of the data controller and a written contract.
• The Telematics Service Provider will assist ICR in providing subject access and allow data subjects to exercise their right under GDPR.
• The Telematics Service Provider will assist ICR in meeting its GDPR obligations in relation to the security of processing, the notification of personal data breaches and data protection impact assessments.
• The Telematics Service Provider will delete or return all personal data to ICR as requested at the end of the contract.
• The Telematics Service Provider will submit to audits and inspections, provide ICR with whatever information it needs to ensure they are both meeting their Article 28 obligations, and tell ICR if it is asked to do something infringing the GDPR or other data protection law of the EU or a member state.
This processing, for the purpose of protecting the integrity of our fleet, is based on our legitimate interests.

For your full information, ICR carries out certain processing of your personal information through "cookies" and other tracers collected every time you visit ICR website. These processing are governed by ICR Cookies Policy, which we encourage you to review. You can accept or reject these cookies and other tracers by following the instructions provided in ICR Cookies Policy.

3. Who are the data recipients of the personal information we collect about you?

3.1 Categories of recipients

Your personal data will be disclosed, as necessary / relevant, to:

a) to the authorised personnel of ICR and of entities of the same group and/or of entities of ICR franchise network, or agent / sales intermediary appointed by ICR for the purposes desICRbed in this privacy policy;

b) third party IT service providers for technical purposes in order to help ICR in providing you with its products / services. The main IT service providers are:

i. Cap Gemini, for business applications development and maintenance;
ii. Sopra Steria, for data center maintenance and user support services;
iii. Unisys, for hardware implementation and maintenance;
iv. SalesForce, for automation marketing services;
v. Google Inc., in particular for hosting services and business applications.
vi. Rentalmatics for the provision of vehicle Telematics data and services.
vii. Capricorn Ventis for Business Intelligence application development
viii. Trilogy Technologies for IT Managed Services in the area of Helpdesk Support and escalation services
ix. Silverarm Solutions for business application development and maintenance
x. GoCanvas for mobile forms capture
xi. Jimpisoft, Lda for Car Rental Management System
xii. Mailchimp for email communication
xiii. SurveyMonkey and Clear Market Intelligence for customer feedback surveys
xiv. Microsoft for email communication and productivity systems

c) regarding the information processed for the payment of fines, to Transport Infrastructure Ireland or it’s nominated servants or agents in respect of tolls, An Garda Siochana in relation to driving offences or Council authorities in respect of parking violations.

d) regarding the information processed for the purpose of the management and update of a watch list of customers presenting certain contractual risks, to the vehicle rental agencies branch of the Car Rental Council of Ireland to the benefit of their members

ICR can also disclose your personal data to the extent required by law and/or by competent authorities.

3.2 International transfers

As necessary to provide you with ICR services, ICR will, to the extent necessary for the purposes set forth herein, transfer your personal data outside the EU to the abovementioned third parties.

Depending on the case, certain recipients may be located in countries which have been recognized by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of data protection or in countries which has not been recognized as ensuring such a level of protection. In any case, ICR has put in place appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data, in compliance with the EU regulation no.2016/679.

4. For what period will ICR retain your personal data?

Your personal data are retained for different period, depending on the purposes of the processing:

Purpose

Retention period

Your booking and your car rental

For the duration of the commercial relationship. However, information that may evidence a right or a rental agreement, or that must kept in compliance with a legal requirement, may be subject to an intermediate archiving policy for a period of time that does not exceed the time that is necessary for the purposes for which it is kept, in accordance with applicable legal provisions.

Payment – Payment card information

Upon effective completion of the payment.
However, payment card information (excluding the visual cryptogram):

  • that may evidence a payment (i.e. card number and date of validity) is subject to an intermediate archiving policy for a period of time of 13 months after the effective payment for a credit card and 15 months for a deferred debit card, to be used only if the transaction is disputed;
  • can be retained for a longer period, subject to your express consent to facilitate future payments.

In any case, when the payment card is expired, related information will be deleted.
Vehicles monitoring through the use of vehicle connected devices All identifiable customer data is purged after 4 years unless it is still required under legislation. We own the information we collect in its aggregate and anonymized form and we reserve the right to use such aggregate, anonymized information without restriction.
Promotional and marketing activities
  • For Executive Trust Limited customers, 3 years as from the end of the relationship with Executive Trust Limited.
  • For prospects – who are not Executive Trust Limited customers – 3 years as from the collection of your personal information OR as from the last request for information you made.
Cookies Please check ICR Cookies Policy
Payment of fines For the time necessary to identify the driver (or the potential driver) liable for the infraction leading to the fine. However, relevant information can be kept for a longer period of up to 12 months after receipt of the fine, subject to an intermediate archiving policy.
  • The management and update of a blacklist of customers presenting certain contractual risks, namely:
  • payment incidents which have given rise to legal proceedings
  • vehicle accidents or repeated damages caused by ICR customer
  • accidents or damages caused voluntarily
3 years as from the occurrence of the relevant event
The use of ICR vehicles in breach general terms and conditions for rental of vehicles 5 years as from the occurrence of this event



5. What rights can you exercise with respect to the processing of your personal data?

As per EU regulation no.2016/679, you can also benefit from the following rights:

a) right of "access": right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not your personal data are being processed by ICR and, where that is the case, to access to these personal data and to obtain further information on the characteristics of our processing ;

b) right "to rectification": right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement;

e) right to "erasure" (or the so-called "right to be forgotten"): right to obtain the deletion of your personal data in certain circumstances ; right to "object": at any time, a right to object to the processing of your personal data to prevent ICR from continuing to carry out such processing:

i. where your data are processed for direct marketing purposes;

ii. where your personal data are processed on the basis of ICR legitimate interest. In that case, your request will be satisfied only if you provide ICR with a desICRption of the particular situation legitimating your request and save if ICR can demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds in light of your particular situation.

f) right to "withdraw your consent": where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, a right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time and to prevent ICR from continuing to carry out such processing;

g) right to "data portability": where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent and carried out by automated means, the right to receive your personal data provided to ICR in an Excel spreadsheet and to transmit those data to a designated third party;

h) right of a "deceased person": right to define guidelines regarding the processing of your personal information after your death.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact dpo@europcar.ie as set out below in section 6. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

As per article 77 of the EU regulation no. 2016/679, you can lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal data with the body regulating data protection in your country if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the said EU regulation no. 2016/679.

6. Who to contact when you have a query regarding the processing of your personal data?

Depending on the purpose of your query, you will find below

a) For general query regarding the processing of personal data carried out by ICR: DPO e-mail: dpo@europcar.ie.

b) For legal notifications: The Company Secretary, Europcar Ireland, 35 Northwood Court, Northwood Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9.


7. How does ICR protect your personal data?

ICR is committed to protecting the information it collects through this website.

In particular, ICR uses appropriate physical, technical and organizational security measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss of or destruction of or damage to your personal data.

ICR’s systems are configured with data encryption, or scrambling technologies, and industry-standard firewalls. When you send personal information to a ICR website over the Internet, your data is protected by "Transport Layer Security" (TLS) technology to ensure safe transmission.

Any credit card transaction you make through ICR websites is done through our Secure Server Technology. This technology notably:

a) assures your browser that your data is being sent to the correct computer server, and that the server is secure;
b) encodes the data, so that it cannot be read by anyone other than the secure server;
c) checks the data being transferred to ensure it has not been altered.

8. What rules apply to the processing of your personal data when clicking on links placed on ICR website directing to ICR partner's websites or other websites?

You may find various links to ICR’s partners websites or other third party websites (e.g. for travel services) on this website. ICR would like to draw your attention to the fact that this privacy policy does not apply to the processing of your personal data carried out by our partners or other third parties when visiting their respective websites and that ICR is not responsible for these kind of processing. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of ICR's partners and other third parties to further understand the rules applicable to the processing of your personal data carried out by the same.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was published on 24th May 2018. In case of changes to this privacy policy implemented by ICR such changes will be identified by ICR on this webpage.

When a change materially impacts a processing carried out on the basis of your consent, ICR will contact you to obtain a new consent.