This statement describes what type of information we collect from you, how it is used by us, how we share it with others, how you can manage the information we hold and how you can contact us.
This statement applies to all Group 1 Automotive UK legal entities,
We collect information about you and your vehicle when you engage with our website, applications and our centres. We only collect information, which is necessary, relevant and adequate for the purpose you are providing it for.
Group 1 Automotive will only process information that is necessary for the purpose for which it has been collected. You will always have the option not to receive marketing communications from us (and you can withdraw your consent or object at any time). We will never send you unsolicited 'junk' email or communications, or share your personal information with anyone else who might.
We do not sell your information to third parties, but we do work closely with our third party suppliers who fulfil business activities for us (like customer satisfaction surveys, marketing, events and market research etc.)
We will not hold your personal information in an identifiable format for any longer than is necessary. If you are a customer or otherwise have a relationship with us we will hold personal information about you for a longer period than if we have obtained your details in connection with a prospective relationship.
You have the right as an individual to access your personal information we hold about you and make corrections if necessary. You also have the right to withdraw any consent you have previously given us and ask us to erase information we hold about you. You can also object to us using your personal information (where we rely on our business interests to process and use your personal information).
You can exercise the above rights and/or manage your information by contacting us using the details below:
Post: Group 1 Automotive, Victoria Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 1YH
Phone: 01273 423 312
If you have any specific data protection concerns or a complaint, you can address it to our Data Protection Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unhappy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulator in Europe, in particular in a country you work or live or where your legal rights have been infringed. The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office, the data protection regulator in the UK, are below:
Information Commissioner's Office
0303 123 1113
Please contact us if you require additional information.
With Group 1 car finance, you can benefit from:
1. Brand-new cars from official retailers.
2. Franchise retailers with expert teams.
3. Convenient test drive locations across the South East.
4. Your car can be delivered to your door, whether at work or at home.
5. Panel of funders offering a wide range of finance solutions.
A car finance agreement with Group 1 allows you to rent a car of your choice throughout your contracted period. At the start of the contract, you will be required to pay an initial fee as a deposit, followed by monthly payments over 2 to 4 years. Once the contract has come to an end, you will be required to hand the vehicle back to your local Group 1 dealership, or you may have the opportunity to make a final balloon payment, which would give you full ownership of the car.
Getting a car through finance with Group 1 offers the following benefits:
1. Build equity in the car.
2. Nothing more to pay when the payments are complete.
3. Sell the vehicle or trade it in for a new one.
4. No loss of money due to depreciation.
5. Low deposit and monthly payments.
6. Low APR.
Car finance at Group 1 is open to everyone; however, whether you will be accepted or not is usually down to your credit score. Before you apply, it is worth checking your credit score as some of the cheaper finance offers are only available to people with excellent credit ratings. Having a good credit score is the easiest way to get accepted for car finance, but it's not the only way. At Group 1, we have access to specialist funders who work with those who have a poor to average credit. Your monthly fee will be higher because you are considered a higher risk. If you keep paying your monthly instalments on time, then your credit score will improve.
The easiest way to calculate your monthly payments is to explore our new car offers, which will allow you to determine the best possible finance plans to suit you.