IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses owned by The Institute of Advanced Motorists Limited.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists Limited is a registered charity in England & Wales, and separately in Scotland. Formed in 1956, spending more than 60 years making our roads safer by improving driver and rider skills through coaching and education.
Here at IAM RoadSmart we are committed to protecting your privacy. We comply with the principles of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and aim to maintain consistently high levels of best practice in our processing of personal data.
This privacy notice covers IAM RoadSmart in relation to the collection and use of the personal information processed by or on behalf IAM RoadSmart. We may change this privacy notice from time to time. If we make any significant changes, we will advertise this on the website or contact you directly with the information. Please check this privacy notice for changes whenever you visit our website.
If you have any questions about this notice or concerning your personal information, please contact us using the details provided at the bottom of this notice.
A list of the companies within the IAM RoadSmart Group can be obtained from us at the contact address below.
IAM RoadSmart and affiliated local groups aim to be very clear when we collect your personal data and will not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect in order to provide the products and/or services that you request, to communicate with you, and to personalise our information we send to you.
We will process your personal data because it is necessary for the performance of a contract. For example, if you purchase a driving course or for the mailing of membership magazines.
We may process personal data because it is in our legitimate interests to do so, which may include some or all of the following:
to monitor and protect the health and safety of you, other customers, our staff and third parties
to monitor and protect the security (including network security) of the Company, of you, other customers, our staff and others
Contacting you by phone, email or SMS in relation to services that are relevant to your enquiry
to provide the information or service requested by you, and given that you have made the request, would presume that there is no prejudice to you in our fulfilling your request
IAM RoadSmart may wish to disclose personal information for a secondary purpose (i.e. a purpose not directly related to the primary purpose for which the information was collected). In such cases IAM RoadSmart will seek your consent before doing so.
IAM RoadSmart relies on consent to share your personal information with Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd, for the purpose of providing you with ‘IAM members-only’ insurance benefits. Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd are the official insurance provider for IAM RoadSmart.
Upon Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd receiving your information to provide a quote, they may contact you via telephone, email, text or post with details of exclusive ‘IAM members-only’ insurance services they offer. Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd will become the controller and shall comply with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation. Your consent will also be used to verify your IAM RoadSmart Membership status with Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd should they require confirmation.
We may process personal data because we have a legal obligation under the Rehabilitation Courses (Relevant Drink Offences) Regulations 2012 (as amended 2015), Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (under sections 34,34A, 34B, 34BA,34C) and the Road Safety Act 2006 (under section 35).
Where we're relying upon your consent to process personal data, you can withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us as detailed below.
We'll collect personal data from the following sources:
We will use your personal information in a number of ways which reflect the legal basis applying to the processing of your data.
Personal information that we’ll process in connection with enquiry you have made, managing any aspect of the product or service you have purchased or are interested in, member benefits, if there is a problem with your order, or there is another genuine reason for doing so.
We collect criminal conviction information, to provide educational services which may be offered to you by the magistrates’ court.
If you provide us with credit or debit card details to pay for a product or service, we use a third-party service to process the payment. The service provider is accredited to the highest possible level of card data security, ensuring all transactions are encrypted to the highest global standards.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about new or existing IAM RoadSmart services, products and special offers we think you'll find valuable.
We may ask for additional information from you in order to deliver the specific product or service purchased such as information about any medical conditions or your health, if you have special requirements, or if you are a vulnerable customer to assist us in providing a service to you.
IAM RoadSmart follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information you have provided to us. You have the right to object to this processing. Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to deliver the products and services you have requested.
· Contact details, such as title, full name, postal address, email address, contact telephone numbers
· Your date of birth, gender and/or age
· Records of your contact and our communication with you such as phone calls and emails
· Driving licence number
· Vehicle information, such as make and model
· Vehicle telematics and information about your driving behaviour and incident history (including risk assessment information) and driver training history
· Information we obtained from third parties, including information about risk
· Information about your driving licence status, entitlements and endorsements
· Criminal records information
· medical conditions or your health, if you have special requirements
· Financial details about you, such as salary; (for example, for employment)
· Information about your employment status, (for example, for employment)
IAM RoadSmart will not share your details to third parties except:
Third parties may deliver some of our products to you or provide all or part of the service requested by you. In these instances, whilst the information you provide will be disclosed to them, it will be kept secure, it will only be used for the administration of the service provided and to maintain management information for business analysis. In order to deliver these products and services, IAM RoadSmart may utilise the following third parties:
3rd Party Services
Information shared and reason to doing so
IAM RoadSmart may pass your contact details onto Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd, who are a 3rd party so that they can contact you via telephone, email, text or post with details of the exclusive ‘IAM members-only’ insurance services they offer
Print & Mailing Services
IAM RoadSmart share your name and contact details to a 3rd party as they print and mail out all our membership renewal packs and reprinted membership cards
IAM RoadSmart may pass your name and contact details onto a 3rd party as they fulfil all of our branded merchandise and clothing orders that you order from IAM RoadSmart
Print & Mailing Services
IAM RoadSmart may pass your contact details onto a 3rd party who print and mail all of our course packs, certificate packs, reprinted membership cards, duplicate certificates, gift vouchers and any other printed materials relating to your IAM membership
Publishing & Mailing Services
IAM RoadSmart may pass on your name and address to these companies so that they can post you the membership magazine three times a year
IAM RoadSmart may upload your details to a 3rd party who are an email management company who enable us to send membership emails to our members. The data they use is name, email address and membership number plus number of years as an IAM member. They are a robust professional data handling and processing company with proper regulations and controls
IAM RoadSmart may pass your contact name and email address to a 3rd party in order to send your newsletter to your chosen email address. You will receive this newsletter if you are a group member with a designated group role. As such your receipt of this newsletter is regarded as imperative for your role within your group and the wider business. If you do not hold a role as described above, you have the option to opt out of receiving it
Marketing Platform Services
IAM RoadSmart may pass your contact information to a 3rd party if you have been identified as potentially being interested in our services or products in the recent past. You have the option to opt-out of all future mailings with IAM RoadSmart and all companies operated under that name
Member Communication Services
IAM RoadSmart may pass your contact information to a 3rd party in order to contact members via telephone where renewals have lapsed or when IAM RoadSmart require communication for other membership activities and for general enquiries
If you have made a Gift Aid declaration, we may disclose the information you provided to HMRC for the purpose of reclaiming Gift Aid on your donation(s).
IAM Affiliated Local Groups, Examiners & Trainers
IAM RoadSmart may share your details with the local IAM affiliated local groups, examiners and trainers for identification checking purposes and so that they may deliver your course or advise you of their local events and activities
IAM Affiliated Local Groups, Examiners & Trainers
IAM RoadSmart may share your Test /Assessments / IMI Qualification results and report with IAM affiliated local groups,examiners and trainers to managing any aspect of the product or service
IAM Affiliated Local Groups, E xaminers, Trainers & 3rd Party
IAM RoadSmart may share your details with IAM affiliated local groups, examiners, trainers or 3rd parties, to investigate and resolve any complaints you have raised directly with us
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
IAM RoadSmart may share your details with The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) to administer the IAM’s IMI Accreditation scheme
IAM RoadSmart may share the information you give us, with approved research bodies in an anonymised and/or pseudonymised format. You will not be personally identifiable from any such data. The research body will perform evaluations of our products or conduct road safety related research on our behalf
Licence Checking and Risk Assessment Providers
IAM RoadSmart may pass your details to providers of services such as licence checking and online driver risk assessments, where this is necessary for the delivery of a driver risk management solutions
DVSA, DVLA or HM Courts
To compile statistical information, to confirm your attendance or non-attendance at the course, provide either a certificate of course completion or notice of non-completion
|Joint Approval Unit of Periodic Training (JAUPT)|
Your information may be shared with JAUPT for them to monitor and manage approved DDR providers for quality assurance and compliance reasons
|Payment gateway provider|
IAM RoadSmart uses a Payment gateway provider to enables us to accept card payments through a secure online payment page. The Payment gateway provider is accredited to the highest possible level of card data security, ensuring all transactions are encrypted to the highest global standards
Other Organisations and Businesses
who provide services to us such as debt recovery agencies, back up and server hosting providers, IT software and maintenance providers
We may also disclose your personal information if we are required to do so under any legal obligation and may use external data for the purposes of fraud prevention and credit risk reduction, or where doing so would not infringe your rights, but is necessary and in the public interest.
If IAM RoadSmart utilises a third party as a Sub-Processor, we will inform you under the requirements of the UK GDPR and our contract with you.
If we provide information to a third party (either a provider of a product or service, or an external data processing agency such as a mailing house) we will exercise the strictest control over the third party contractually, requiring it and any of its agents and/or suppliers to:
• maintain the security and confidentiality of the information and restrict access to those of its own employees;
• use the data for the agreed purpose only and prevent it being used for any other purpose by any other party;
• refrain from communicating with you other than concerning the product in question;
• return the data to us at the conclusion of any contract term and destroy or delete any copies made of all or any part of the information unless copies are needed to be kept to comply with regulations.
In addition, we will restrict the information disclosed to the absolute minimum necessary, for example, to provide the product or service.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, we have appropriate security policies, physical, technical and organisational measures in place to help protect your information.
Your personal data is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors, and stored on secure servers with features enacted to prevent unauthorised access.
Unless you have told us that you do not want to hear from us, we may send you relevant information (including details of other products or services provided by IAM RoadSmart which we believe may be of interest to you). If you change your mind about how you would like us to contact you or you no longer wish to receive this information, you can tell us at any time by writing to, emailing or calling us using the contact details below.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.
The common Cookies IAM RoadSmart utilise are as follows:
fr, _fbp, wd, datr
Cookies created by Facebook that allow the tracking of users between Facebook and this website via a Facebook Pixel. Their primary use is to measure the results of Facebook advertising.
.AspNet.Cookies and ASP.NET_SessionId
To track if a member is logged into the Sitefinity website
SF-TokenId, sfExpPages, OpenIdConnect
Cookie’s created by Sitefinity to allow the website access to function correctly when logged in.
Is a Cookie created by Sitefinity that allows Sitefinity to work to UTC but display the appropriate time for the logged in user
Utilised by the current users shopping cart, this is used to allow their cart to persist between visits to the website
_ga, _gat, _gid
Cookies associated with Google Analytics; these cookies allow visibility of statistics of those browsing the site
Is a cookie created by One2Create and is used on our commercial website to allow the website to store cookie opt in/out settings
Cookies created when you opt to allow cookies on the website. This will mean your accepted cookie settings will be retained as you browse the website.
When someone visits our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the volume and profile (age, gender, geographical location etc.) of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed on a group basis and in a way, which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
When someone visits our website, we use a third-party service, Facebook Pixel, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This data is used to make sure that Facebook adverts are shown to the right people, to measure the results of Facebook adverts, and to drive more relevant users to the site. We do not use Facebook Pixel to collect the identifying information of individuals.
IAM RoadSmart provides our employees and visitors with access to Wi-Fi at our business location. We have a number of Wi-Fi networks available for use and only the device Mac Address is captured to ensure your device functions correctly while searching for and connected to our networks. IAM RoadSmart does not perform any monitoring of information.
We will hold your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity. By way of example, we hold records of payment you make for at least six years so we can fulfil our statutory obligations for tax purposes.
We may retain information after your association with us has come to an end. Some information may be retained indefinitely for historical, statistical or research purposes. As stated below, you have the right to require us to erase personal data.
You have a number of legal rights to control what IAM RoadSmart can do with your information. For example:
Please note that:
In some cases, exercising these rights may mean that we are no longer able to provide you with our products and services.
We will not administer requests by a third party unless accompanied by evidence that the third party is entitled to act on behalf of the individual.
Please also note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. We would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns ourselves, so please contact us first, using the details below.
This notice may be changed from time to time. If we make any significant changes, we will advertise this on our website or contact you directly with the information.
Please check this privacy notice for changes whenever you visit our website and each time you consider giving your personal information to us.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy notice or information, we hold about you:
· In writing to: The IAM RoadSmart Data Protection Coordinator at IAM RoadSmart, 1 Albany Place, Hyde Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 3BT
· Via email to: email@example.com
· Via telephone to: The IAM RoadSmart Data Protection Coordinator at 0300 303 1134
This Policy was last updated on 27/04/2021
IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses owned by The Institute of Advanced Motorists Limited
The Institute of Advanced Motorists Limited, Reg. in England and Wales. CRN: 562530.
Charity no: 249002 (England and Wales) SCO41201 (Scotland).
IAM Drive & Survive Limited, Reg. in England and Wales. CRN: 2019635.
Professional Driver Services Limited, Reg. in England and Wales. CRN: 4498365.
Registered address for all the businesses listed above is: 1 Albany Place, Hyde Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3BT