BSEL, our subsidiaries and affiliates ("BSEL" or "we" or “us”) are concerned about your privacy and are committed to processing your personal information in accordance with fair information practices and applicable data protection laws.
Scope of this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement describes how BSEL collects, uses, protects and shares your personal information when you use our services in the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as your choices about the way your information is collected and used. Personal information means all information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. This Privacy Statement applies when you
This Privacy Statement does not apply to the policies and practices of companies that are not related to BSEL.
Information we collect and how we collect it
When you use our digital or retail services, contact us, or join our loyalty programs (collectively, the “services”), we collect personal information about you and may use it along with other information collected or generated during our relationship with you. We collect different types of personal information relating to you, which may include:
To conduct a money transfer, or use other payment services, you must provide certain information required by BSEL to execute the transfer and to enable us to comply with our legal obligations associated with transferring money. Failure to provide some of your personal information may affect our ability to provide our services to you. This may include information about the form of identification used to send or receive a transaction (where required by law) including the identification or a copy of the identification document, transaction activity, bank account and payment information.
When you use our mobile applications, digital or online services, we also collect personal information about the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your computer’s IP address or device advertising ID, geolocation if enabled, information about your device (such as device properties, settings, applications, storage and usage information), browser and operating system software, social profile and network information, the date and time you access our websites and the address of the site from which you linked to our website when you visit us.
BSEL collects your personal information in several ways:
In addition to the personal information we collect from you, we may also collect your personal information from the person to whom you send and/or receive money, as well as our agents, service providers, business partners, identity verification companies, telecommunications providers, payments and fraud risk management companies, law enforcement bodies, and commercial and public data sources.
If you apply to become a BSEL Agent, we will use the personal information you provide to consider your application and verify your suitability and eligibility to be an agent.
Securing Personal Information
BSEL will take reasonable technical and organisational measures in order to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. The personal information you provide will be stored in secure servers. Any information entered on the BSEL Remittance portal will be protected by encryption technology.
Purpose and legal basis upon which we use your personal information
BSEL may use your personal information on the following grounds:
To provide our services to you: This includes using personal information necessary for conducting money transfers, payment services, prepaid cards, or loyalty programmes. We may use this information in the performance of a contract with you or for taking steps to enter into a contract for any of the above or for any other BSEL products or services. It is thus a precontractual condition to provide personal information failing which we may be unable to provide our services to you.
For legal and compliance purposes: This includes using personal information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations to the global financial system in relation to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing; detection, prevention and prosecution of fraud and theft as well as preventing illegitimate or prohibited use of our services or other illegal or wrongful activity. This may also include establishing, exercising, or defending legal rights and claims of BSEL and others, and monitoring and reporting compliance issues. This may further include using your personal information to validate and authenticate your identity, and utilizing third parties to help us do so.
For legitimate business purposes: This includes using personal information to analyse and improve our products, locations, services, operations, the running of this site and your customer experience, and for measuring marketing return on investment and brand satisfaction. This may include using your information to conduct market research surveys. We may also use your personal information to provide customer services and to help protect the security and integrity of our technology, systems, and services.
Based on your consent: We may also use your information on this basis. At the time of entering into a transaction with us you are consensually providing us with your information. This includes consent for receiving marketing communications, or where otherwise required by applicable law. If we request your consent, we will inform you of the intended purposes for which your information will be processed.
Cookies & Internet Technology
We use internet technologies like cookies and web beacons for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to those identified below:
BSEL's Website may be linked to or from third party websites. BSEL has not reviewed, does not control, and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by websites that are linked to or from our website. BSEL does not assume responsibility for any of these sites, their content, or their privacy policies. BSEL does not endorse third party websites or make any warranties about any information, software or other products or materials you may find there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.
Confidentiality and Security
We endeavour to maintain physical, technical and organizational safeguards that comply with applicable government laws and regulations to protect your personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and against all other unlawful forms of processing. We also endeavour to restrict information access to our employees, agents and representatives on a “need to know basis”. Despite our efforts, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions sent to us or may wrongly instruct you to disclose personal information to them while posing as BSEL.
Disclosure of your information
If there is a reasonable need to do so for any of the purposes listed above, we may disclose your personal information including, but not limited to, your name, customer ID number, address, transaction patterns and bank account information to the following types of organizations or parties:
We may transmit personal information we possess in connection with a sale or transfer of all or part of our business. We may also disclose your personal information globally, as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations, to regulatory and financial authorities, law enforcement bodies, courts, governments or government agencies, to meet compliance and legal obligations or to assert or defend the rights and interests of BSEL or others.
International Data Transfers
We transfer your information to parties in countries outside the EEA, as required by applicable law, regulatory authorities, law enforcement and government agencies. Additionally, when you send or receive money to or from another country, we will also be required to share some of your personal information with that country as required or permitted by law. We transfer certain personal information about you to our processing unit in Bangladesh and process it to fulfil our legal and compliance obligations which apply to the services we provide. We also store certain personal information we collect based on your marketing choices. Your use of this website and /or our services acknowledges that such transfers of information outside of your country of residence may occur.
Personal information transferred outside the EEA to countries that the European Commission has not found to provide adequate protection will be protected by appropriate contractual clauses or other approved mechanisms, as required by data protection legislation. You can request to see these mechanisms using the contact details in the Contact Us section.
Right to object to Direct Marketing
Subject to your choices and based on the contact information you provide, we may send you commercial communications about our products and loyalty programmes, which may include offers by email, telephone, post, SMS, social media and other communication or digital channels. We conduct analysis of the information we hold to better understand our customers, including profiling and/or analytics to help us customize or personalize our marketing (when you have agreed to marketing) and to tailor our products and services to help us better serve your needs and requirements. You can opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time. Please note that if you choose to withdraw your consent, you may not be able to participate in or benefit from our programs, services and initiatives for which you previously provided consent.
Retention of Personal Information
Your personal information will be retained in accordance with statutory periods contained in regulations applicable to financial transactions including those in anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing and other laws applicable to us. Otherwise, we will retain your information only as long as necessary for the specific purposes it was collected, or to resolve any query you may raise. We are thus mandated by law to keep your information over a range of 5 to 10 years in our various jurisdictions after a given transaction, unless we have a legal obligation to keep it for a longer period.
Your Personal Information Rights and how to contact us
Updates to this privacy statement
BSEL reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement by posting an Updated privacy statement on this Website. You are advised to check for updates when visiting this website.