Appointed Representative: means a firm or person who runs FCA regulated activities and acts as an agent for a firm directly authorised by the FCA.
Automated Decision Making: refers to a decision which is taken solely on the basis of automated processing of your personal data - this means processing using, for example, software code or an algorithm, which does not involve any human intervention.
Beneficiary is an individual or a company that an insurance policy states may receive a payment under the insurance policy if an insured event occurs. A beneficiary does not have to be the insured/policyholder and there may be more than one beneficiary under an insurance policy.
Claimant is either a beneficiary who is making a claim under an insurance policy or an individual or a company who is making a claim against a beneficiary where that claim is covered by the insurance policy.
Claims Experts: these are experts in a particular field which is relevant to a claim, for example forensic accountancy, who are engaged to help us or a relevant insurer properly assess the merit and value of a claim, provide advice on its settlement, and advise on the proper treatment of claimants.
Data Controller: means a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be processed
Data Processor: means in relation to personal data, means any person (other than an employee of the data controller) who processes the data on behalf of the data controller.
FCA: the FCA is the Financial Conduct Authority, which is the financial regulatory body in the UK.
HIG Group: HIG and any other company which is for the time being a subsidiary or holding company of the HIG and any subsidiary of any such holding company and for the purposes of this contract, the terms “subsidiary” and “holding company” shall have the meanings ascribed to them by section 1159 Companies Act 2006 or any statutory re-enactment of those provisions.
ICO: the Information Commissioner's Office regulates the processing of personal data by all organisations within the UK.
Insured Person: we use this term to refer to both individual policyholders, as well as any individual who benefits from insurance coverage under an insurance policy (for example, where an employee benefits from coverage taken out by their employer).
Loss Adjuster: these are an independent claims specialist who investigate claims on our behalf or on behalf of a relevant insurer.
Other Insurers: some policies are insured on a joint or "syndicate" basis. This means that a group of insurers (including us) will join together to write a policy. Policies may also be reinsured, which means that the insurer will purchase its own insurance, e.g. from a reinsurer, to cover some of the risk in your policy.
Premium Finance Providers: these are third parties who lend funds to a potential insured to cover the cost of an insurance premium.
Profiling: means using automated processes without human intervention (such as computer programmes) to analyse your personal data in order to evaluate your behaviour or to predict things about you which are relevant in an insurance context, such as your likely risk profile.
Risk Management Assessors: means independent advisers who identify, assess, control and manage risks on our behalf or on behalf of a relevant insurer
Special Categories of Data: means any personal data relating to your health, genetic or biometric data, criminal convictions, sex life, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership.
Service Providers: these are a range of third parties to whom we outsource certain functions of our business, certain of which may be HIG Group companies and certain of which may be independent third parties. For example, Hyperion Services Limited provides certain functions including Finance and IT on which we rely. Further we have service providers who provide / support 'cloud based' IT applications or systems, which means that your personal data will be hosted on their servers, but under our control and direction. We require all our service providers to respect the confidentiality and security of personal data.
Solicitors: we frequently use solicitors to advise on complex or contentious claims or to provide us with non-claims related legal advice. In addition, if you are a claimant you may be represented by your own solicitor(s).
Third Party Administrators (or TPAs): these are companies outside the HIG Group which administer the policies, the handling of claims, or both, on our behalf. We require all TPAs to ensure that your personal data is handled lawfully, and in accordance with this Policy and our instructions.
Uninsured Loss Recovery Agencies means an independent third party who may pursue a guilty third party in order to recover uninsured losses on your behalf