MetLife’s privacy policies include our Customer Privacy Notice which explains the ways in which MetLife may collect, share or process your personal data. Our Customer Privacy Notice also explains your rights regarding your personal data. Our Online Privacy Notice provides information on how we collect, use and share information you provide to us online and our information about cookies explains how we may collect information about your usage of our website.
MetLife’s privacy policies also include the Job Applicant Privacy Notice which explains ways in which MetLife may collect, share or process the personal data of job applicants, potential candidates for employment, and our optional recruiting programs and events.
It covers how we collect, use and share personal information submitted and collected online.
This policy only covers websites operated by MetLife in the UK. It doesn’t apply to any other websites operated by other companies or organisations to which MetLife websites are linked. MetLife is, therefore, not responsible for the content or activities provided on those websites.
What types of personal information do we collect about our online visitors?
Personal information is information that identifies you. Generally, we don't require you to give us personal information to access public areas of our website. Certain secure web areas, however, enable or require you to provide personal information online when you use specific features on our website. For example, we collect personal information from you when you:
Apply for or obtain a MetLife product or service
Register to access your account information
Ask to have a MetLife representative contact you
Ask to receive information about our products or services
Participate in any MetLife promotion or survey
This personal information may include:
National Insurance number
E-mail address and Postal address
Additionally, we may also collect other types of information such as your age or date of birth, gender, occupation and hobbies.
For further information on how we use the personal information we receive about you if you become a MetLife customer, or apply for any of our products or services, or register with us, please view our customer privacy policies below.
Information We Collect Through Technology
We collect information through technology to enhance our ability to serve you. For example, when you come to one of our websites, we collect your IP address. An IP address is often associated with the portal you used to enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), company, association, or university. At times, we also use IP addresses to study the frequency that our visitors visit various areas of our websites. We may combine this information with personal information.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Web beacons are small pieces of data that may be embedded in images on the pages of websites and in email communications. These technical methods may involve transmitting information either directly to us or to another entity authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use web beacons in HTML e-mails that we send to recipients to determine whether they have opened or clicked on links in those e-mails.
Managing Cookies and Similar Technologies
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser (e.g., Chrome or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your web experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from those under 18 years of age.
What kind of security measures do we have to safeguard your personal information?
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. That is why we have technical, administrative, and physical security measures in place to protect your personal information from unauthorised access and improper use. For example, the areas of our website that enable or require you to submit personal information online use encryption to protect that information. We also review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods.
How is your personal information used and shared?
We may use and share your personal information with other companies within the MetLife family and third party MetLife suppliers to:
Authenticate your identity
Provide you with online planning tools
Process an application for our products or services and administer your account information
Respond to your product or service information requests
Send you customer newsletters and updates
Provide you with further information that may be of interest, including marketing information on other products and services
Fulfil other business purposes, such as product development and website administration
We will only share your personal information with third parties who are MetLife suppliers. We won’t share your personal information with any other third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If you sign up to receive newsletters or other e-mail messages from us, you can opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the message. You may also choose to opt-out from receiving marketing materials from us by contacting us using the details below in the section headed ‘Obtaining further information from us’.
For further information on how we use the personal information we receive about you if you become a MetLife customer, request further information from us or apply for any of our products or services, please click here to view our customer privacy policies.
What kinds of security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. That’s why we have technical, administrative, and physical security measures in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and improper use. For example, the areas of our website that enable or require you to submit personal information online use encryption to protect that information. We also review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods. But, despite our reasonable efforts, no security measure is ever perfect or impenetrable.
How we treat personal information on a business sale
From time to time, we may sell one or more of our businesses or products and services to another provider, and your personal information may be transferred as a part of the purchase or sale. If we sell a business or any of our products and services to another provider, your information may be shared with a prospective or new provider. Any new provider will continue to use your information for the same purposes unless you are notified otherwise. This paragraph will also apply if we are sold as part of insolvency proceedings.
What other parties will we share your personal information with and why?
How you can see and correct the personal information we hold on you?
Generally, we will let you see the information that we hold on you if you ask us in writing. We may make a small charge for this service. Due to legal privilege, we may not be able to show you anything that we learned in connection with a claim or legal proceeding. If you tell us that the information we hold on you is incorrect, we will review it and if we agree with you, we will correct our records. If we do not agree with you we will let you know. If you wish, you can tell us in writing that you believe our records still to be incorrect and we will include your statement when we give your information to anyone outside MetLife. You can contact us using the details below in the section headed ‘Obtaining further information from us’.
What can you do if you are unhappy with the way we have handled your personal information?
If you are unhappy about any aspect of the way we collect, process or record your personal information, we would like you to tell us. You can contact us using the details below in the section headed ‘Obtaining further information from us’.
If you are not happy with our response, you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted on 08456 30 60 60. Further details of the complaint process can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website http://www.ico.gov.uk/.
Obtaining further information from us
For all UK products (wealth management, employee benefits and protection) you can contact us at: