McLarens State of California – Privacy Statement

Last update: January 2024


The Californian Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is a statute that regulates consumer privacy in the State of California. It unifies data protection laws across the state of California with the intention of strengthening the privacy rights of individuals. The CCPA takes effect from 1 January 2023, and this statement explains how McLarens holds personal data in California, what we do with it and who we might send it to.

This statement covers McLarens LLC.


We value the privacy of your personal information.

This McLarens Privacy Statement outlines how we collect, hold, use and disclose the personal information of California residents, as well as the rights that you have under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). By visiting our website, using any of our services, or providing us with your personal information, you agree to your personal information being collected, held, used and disclosed as set out in this Privacy Statement. We also rely on the consent you gave our clients when they collected your personal data.

The Purposes for Which We Hold, Use and Disclose Personal Information

We collect personal information for the purposes of carrying out our duties, rights, and obligations. This may include:

  • Information to assist our clients in investigating, assessing, and settling insurance and other claims (e.g. when we act for an insurer, this will involve us collecting personal information from insureds, claimants and other third parties involved in the claim, as well as checking the validity of such information).
  • Data in relation to aviation matters, including aviation insurance claims, risk surveys and salvage sales.
  • We hold limited personal data which we use to inform our clients employees about corporate events and services that we provide.  No such communication will be sent to those who withdraw their consent.
  • We also collect and use personal information, to contact you, to notify you about changes to our service, to verify your identity, and to provide customer support.

We may also hold and use your personal information, and disclose your personal information to relevant third parties for the following purposes:

  • To deal with enquiries – we may need to collect your personal information to answer an enquiry you make;
  • Dealing with a complaint – for example a complaint made by you in respect of service provision;
  • Maintaining and improving our service, auditing, quality assurance and training – for example, we may review your personal information to identify how our services can be improved;
  • Assisting with the claims process by providing your name address and phone numbers to contractors
  • Other purposes – for any other purpose communicated to you at the time we collect your personal information or as required or permitted by law.

Occasionally we may be required or authorised to collect personal information because of laws in the state of California or an order of a Court / Tribunal. If we are collecting personal information for this purpose, and we are permitted to do so, we will tell you. 

The categories of personal data we process when handling claims are determined by the data controllers we are acting for and based on their instructions to us.

Personal Information We Collect and Hold

The personal information we collect and / or hold about you and other individuals (such as a co-insured or your spouse, partner or children) may include:

  • Name, date of birth and gender of you, your colleagues/employees and/or family members,
    contact details such as address, phone, fax and email of said persons
  • Bank account details
  • Medical data
  • information relevant to providing a service such as:
    • Your claims history;
    • Information obtained as part of the management and processing of a claim (e.g. information on a police report);
    • Details of insurance policies you hold or have held; and sensitive information such as criminal records (e.g. where this information is relevant to processing a claim)
    • Data about an environmental matter.

The categories of personal information that we collect and/or hold are as follows:

  • Identifiers and Personal information under California Civil Code Section 1798.80(e) – This category includes without limitation name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.
  • Protected Classification Information. This category includes characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law.
  • Commercial information. This may include products and services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
  • Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information.

Who we disclose your information to:

We provide the personal information we collect to our insurer clients, their agents and advisers such as lawyers. This is to assist the insurer or their agent to manage and administer their relationship with the insured, and to decide or advise on payment of a claim. We also provide personal information to other third parties who can confirm the information provided to us (e.g. repairers, witnesses to a claim or law enforcement agencies) or to assist us in providing our insurance claims services (e.g. our investigators and other agents and contractors).

Where we disclose information to third parties, we limit the use and disclosure of personal information provided to us by them for the purposes for which we collected it (e.g. in relation to the handling or settlement of the relevant claim). Our insurer clients, their agents, advisers and other relevant third parties may have their own privacy policy that contains information about their privacy practices and how you can access any personal information they hold about you, seek correction of it or make a complaint about a breach of the CCPA 2018.

The following chart shows the categories of Personal Information we collect and the categories of third parties:

Category of Personal InformationCategory of third party
Identifiers and Personal information under California Civil Code Section 1798.80(e)Third Parties as directed by you; Affiliates; Insurer clients connected to the claim, as well as their agents an advisers; Government and Court authorities (in cases where required by law or court order).  
Commercial informationThird Parties as directed by you; Affiliates; Insurer clients connected to the claim, as well as their agents an advisers; Government and Court authorities (in cases where required by law or court order).  
Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity InformationThird Parties as directed by you; Affiliates;

What Happens if You Don’t Give Us Your Personal Information

If you don’t provide us with the required personal information, we and our clients may not be able to provide you with some or all services (e.g. we may not be able to access or assess your claim or carry out environmental testing for you). Where we collect personal information from you, we expect you to tell us if you do not consent to us disclosing the personal information you provide to us to the types of third parties referred to above.

How We Collect and Hold Personal Information

How we collect:

We may collect personal information about you and other individuals in various ways including:

  • Over the phone, including telephone recordings
  • Audio/visual recordings, including CCTV
  • In person
  • When we interview witnesses or other third parties
  • When attending site meetings in the notes of those meetings
  • In writing, including via email and hard copy forms
  • Social media or other on-line sources where data is in the public domain

From whom we may collect:

We may collect such information directly from you or through a variety of third parties such as repairers, suppliers, consultants, and the police. We may also collect personal information from publicly available sources such as the phone book or public websites.

When we collect personal information from you about someone else:

We may seek to collect from you personal information about another person. This may happen if you have personal information about another person which is relevant to a claim. For example, you may have the details of a witness to an incident for which you are claiming under your insurance policy. If you provide us with information about another person, then you must:

  • Have their consent to do so
  • Tell them that you are disclosing their personal information to us
  • Refer them to this Privacy Statement.

Holding personal information:

We hold personal information electronically and on paper / in hard copy.

For the personal information we hold electronically we take reasonable security measures including firewalls, secure logon processes, encryption and intrusion monitoring technologies.

For the information we hold in hard copy / on paper we have in place reasonable confidentiality procedures and we also take reasonable security measures. We also require third party providers to hold personal information securely.

Your Rights

Your information will be held for at least seven years for legal, regulatory and accounting purposes and thereafter for as long as reasonably necessary or as we are contractually required to do so.

You have the right to withdraw consent for us to process your information at any time.

You have the right to withdraw consent for us to pass your information to third parties that we have outlined in this policy. 

However, withdrawing consent may result in us ceasing to handle the claim or environmental claim in question and may prejudice those services for which we are instructed by your Insurers or other parties to perform.

Accessing your information:

You can make a written request to access the personal information we hold about you. If we aren’t able to meet your request for access, we’ll let you know why.

You have the rights to the following information: –

  • The purpose(s) for which we are processing your information.
  • The categories of personal information we hold about you
  • The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed.
  • The period for which we will store your information; or the criteria used to determine that period.

Further Rights:

To rectification or restriction of the way in which we are processing your information; or to object to us processing it.

To erasure of your personal information provided it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected; or where there is no legal basis for us processing it.

Where we have collected information about you from sources other than yourself, information about those sources.

To ask us whether any decisions are being taken about you by automated means and if this is happening; information about the logic involved and any significant consequences on you.

To ask us about the appropriate safeguards we take if we transfer your information to a third country or international organisation.

You can exercise any of these rights at any time by writing to the Data Protection Officer Liz Tubb at

You may also phone the following numbers – toll free- to ask for information or make a complaint:

+1 844 784 9838 for McLarens LLC

Keeping your information accurate:

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect and store, use or disclose is accurate, up-to-date and complete. However, we rely on you to advise us of any changes to your information to help us do so. If you believe your personal information is not accurate, up-to-date or complete, then please let us know. If you’d like to request access to or seek correction of your personal information, please contact us. Our contact details are at the end of this Privacy Statement.

Complaints about how we handle your personal information:

If you have a complaint about our handling of your personal information or an alleged breach of the principles contained in the CCPA 2018 please contact us and provide us with the details of your complaint / the alleged breach as well as any supporting evidence. You can contact us via the below options:

Liz Tubb
Data Protection Officer

Refer to the website – to obtain contact details.

Phone the relevant toll-free number listed above.

We will promptly acknowledge the complaint, carefully investigate it and determine the steps that we will undertake to resolve your complaint. We will contact you if we require any further information and will provide you with our determination once it is made. If you are unhappy with our determination, please contact: +1 844 784 9838 for McLarens LLC.