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Children's Privacy Notice

Leek United Building Society - Privacy notice for children and young people

Leek United Building Society is a traditional building society offering savings accounts to children and young people.

If you want to know more about the personal information that we hold about you, or if you want to raise a question with us about it then please drop us a line. To do this you can write to our Data Protection Officer, Andy, on ; call us on 01538 384151; or write to us at: Leek United Building Society 50 St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5DL.

We think it would be a good idea to discuss this with your parent(s) or guardian(s) first.

Personal data – what’s that?

What we mean is any information that could be used to identify you. This could be your name and address, or it could include things like your date of birth and telephone number. If you have opened a savings account with us it will also include documents which are used to prove your identity, like your passport.

Where do we get the information from?

Basically, we get this information from you. We might have obtained the information when you applied for a savings account with us, if you enquired about an account in one of our high street branches or if you called us over the phone. We might also have it if you have entered one of our competitions.

Keeping your information safe

We want you to know that if we have collected your information then we are very careful with it. Everyone here at Leek United is trained to keep information safe and secure. We do not share your information unless you have told us that we can, or if we must because of laws and regulations.

How long we keep your information for

We have thought long and hard about how long we should keep your information for. We have decided that we only need to keep it for a reasonable amount of time. Sometimes the law states how long that must be. If you have a savings account with Leek United, we will keep your information for 7 years after the account has been closed.

In our Data Retention Policy, we set out a retention schedule that indicates how long we hold personal information and when it is deleted or archived. If you would like to know more about how long we keep information for then please do contact us using the contact information at the top of this privacy notice.

Your rights

You have all of the same “rights” regarding your personal information as adults do, which is good news. There are 8 rights in total:

  1. The right to be informed

  2. The right of access

  3. The right of rectification

  4. The right of erasure

  5. The right to restrict processing

  6. The right to data portability

  7. The right to object

  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

If you want to find out more about these rights, please look at our general Privacy Notice, the one for adults.

What do we do with your personal information?

We use the information that we collect from you to help us to manage your savings account and to provide you with any help and support that you might need about those accounts.

We will only use your personal information to provide account services to you, which may include helping us to identify you. 

Who can see your information?

Access to your information is restricted to Leek United staff who need to see it to look after your account. We may also share your information with law enforcement agencies or statutory agencies, if required.

Please note, we will not send you any marketing material. When you turn 16 you will be asked if you would like to receive information from us about other products and services.

GDPR – A Summary of Your Rights

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a summary of your data protection rights and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you have a concern about how we have handled or processed your information, or are unsatisfied with our response to a complaint you have raised with us then please contact the ICO –

This privacy notice is suitable for children aged 12 years and under.



Last Updated 02 June 2020