Privacy Note

Chelsea Insurance Brokers (CIB is a trading name of Kensington Insurance Brokers), strives to protect the privacy and the confidentiality of Personal Data that the company processes in connection with the services it provides to clients and individuals’ use of the CIB websites. CIB services consist primarily of risk consulting and insurance broking, which enable the consideration of, access to, administration of, and making of claims on, insurance.

To arrange insurance cover and handle insurance claims, CIB and other participants in the insurance industry are required to use and share Personal Data. During the insurance lifecycle CIB will receive Personal Data relating to potential or actual policyholders, beneficiaries under a policy, their family members, claimants and other parties involved in a claim. Therefore references to “individuals” in this notice include any living person from the preceding list, whose Personal Data CIB receives in connection with the services it provides under its engagements with its clients. This notice sets out CIB uses of this Personal Data and the disclosures it makes to other insurance market participants and other third parties.   

The purpose of this notice  

This Notice is designed to help you understand what kind of information we collect in connection with our products and services and how we will process and use this information. In the course of providing you with products and services we will collect and process information that is commonly known as personal data.   

Personal Data we collect   

The personal data that we collect about you may include the following information:   

  • Personal data you provide to us via our website or by telephone
  • Personal data you provide when you enquire about insurance, or when you purchase a policy, through us, including information about what and/or who you want to insure, such as your personal jewellery description, business activities, your home or travel details
  • General information about you, such as your name, address, contact details and date of birth
  • Personal data you provide if you subscribe to any of our mailing or newsletter services
  • Your claims and credit history
  • Financial details, such as your bank account and card details
  • Criminal convictions  

In addition, we may obtain certain special categories of your data (special categories of data) and data about criminal convictions, and this privacy notice specifically sets out how we may process these types of personal data. The special categories of data are data concerning health. 

We collect your personal data from you as a controller when we obtain quotations for insurance for you, when we set up your policy for you and when we make changes to your policy for you.   

We also collect information from publically available sources and third party databases made available to the insurance industry for the purposes of reducing fraud and financial crime as well as any other third party databases where your personal data may be held, provided such third parties have lawful bases on which to share such personal data with us. 

Sources of Personal Data

We collect and receive Personal Data from various sources, including (depending on the service we are seeking to or are providing and country you are in): 

  • Individuals and their family members, online, by telephone, in written or electronic correspondence;
  • Individuals’ employers or trade or professional associations of which they are a member;
  • In the event of a claim, third parties including jewellery or fine art experts, loss adjusters, lawyers and claims handlers;
  • Other insurance market participants, such as insurers, reinsurers and other intermediaries;
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Anti-fraud databases and other third party databases, including sanctions lists;
  • Claim forms;
  • Open electoral registers and other publicly available information;
  • Business information and research tools;
  • Third parties who introduce business to us; and
  • Forms on our website and your interactions with our website  

How we use your personal data 

We will use your personal data for the performance of our contract with you, to quote for and provide you with insurance products and services, to process claims and renewals, to administer your policy and our business, to respond to any requests from you about services we provide and to process complaints. We will also use your personal data to manage your account, perform statistical analysis on the data we collect, to develop new and market existing products and services.

We will retain your personal data at the end of any contractual agreement for a period of 2 years. Where you have requested a quote, we will retain your personal data for one year, where you have contacted us for details of our services and products, we will retain your personal data for three months. Where you make a complaint we will retain the data for 5 years. Where you or law enforcement agencies inform us about any active investigation or potential criminal prosecution, we will comply with legal requirements when retaining this data.  

Your rights

Individuals are provided with legal rights governing the use of their personal data. These grant individuals the right to understand what personal data relating to them is held, for what purpose, how it is collected and used, with whom it is shared, where it is located, to object to its processing, to have the data corrected if inaccurate, to take copies of the data and to place restrictions on its processing. Individuals can also request the deletion of their personal data. 

These rights are known as Individual Rights under the Data Protection Act 2018. The following list details these rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data being processed;
  • The right of access to your personal data;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to rectification of your personal data;
  • The right to erasure of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability (to receive an electronic copy of your personal data); 

Individuals can exercise their Individual Rights at any time. As mandated by law we will not charge a fee to process these requests. 

Purpose of Processing 


  • Establishing a client relationship, including fraud, anti-money laundering and sanctions checks.
  • Checking credit where we are taking any credit risk
  • Evaluating the risks to be covered and matching to appropriate insurer, policy and premium

Policy Administration

  • General client care, including communicating with clients.
  • Collection or refunding of premiums, paying on claims, processing and facilitating other payments
  • Facilitating premium finance arrangements

Claims processing

  • Managing insurance claims
    Defending or prosecuting legal claims
    Investigating and prosecuting fraud or possible criminal offences


  • Contacting you in order to arrange the renewal of the insurance policy

Throughout the insurance lifecycle

  • Marketing analytics, sending marketing materials and communications including data de-identification and/or aggregation
  • Carrying out customer satisfaction surveys
  • General risk modelling
  • Analytics include the de-identification of personal data for the purposes of analytics
  • Complying with our legal or regulatory obligations

Consultancy activities

  • General client care, including communications with clients
  • General risk modelling in the context of our consultancy services in order to evaluate risks and provide advice
  • Analysis as part of the specific consultancy advice
  • Complying with our legal or regulatory obligations in the context of our consultancy business.

Website activities

  • To communicate with you regarding any queries you raise via the website
  • To monitor your interaction with the website to ensure service quality, compliance with procedures and to combat fraud
  • To ensure the website content is relevant and presented in the most effective manner for you and your device

Protecting your data

We will take all appropriate technical and organisational steps to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and authenticity of your data. 


To gain access to your Personal Information, for further information, to file a complaint about our handling of Personal Information, or to withdraw your consent for us to collect, use and disclose your Personal Information, please contact our

Privacy Office – Craig Gaunt

T 0207 937 9092    email

Alternatively contact our Chief Compliance Officer Nick Thurston

We will comply immediately with your request.

Get In Touch!

We are always there for you and available to meet face to face, stay in touch online, by phone or email.

Our Address

85 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ

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020 7937 9092

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Chelsea Insurance Brokers is a Trading Name of Kensington Insurance Brokers, who are Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Our Services:

  • Jewellery Insurance
  • Fine Art & Collectibles Insurance
  • Home & Contents Insurance
  • Landlord
  • Business & Commercial

Our Address:

85 Tottenham Court Road

Get In Touch

020 7937 9092

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