Privacy Statement

 

Your Right to Privacy

This statement explains how AIB Group (UK) p.l.c.  respects your privacy in relation to interactions with this website.

AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. includes First Trust Bank, Allied Irish Bank (GB) and Allied Irish Bank (GB) Savings Direct.

 

For more information about our group of companies, please visit group.aib.ie

 

Collection and Use of Information

First Trust Bank will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your consent. We will let you know what we intend doing with your information before collecting it, so that you can decide whether or not to furnish that information to us.


Under no circumstances should you provide any bank account details or other sensitive personal or financial information when using any discussion forum, bulletin board, blog, other interactive area on this website or any social media associated with AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. You may however choose to provide us with non-sensitive personal information, such as your name and contact details, if you choose to contact us by e-mail or via interactive areas on this website. If you do, we will use your personal information solely to respond to and deal with your comments or queries or for such other purpose for which it is provided.


Any information which is provided by you will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality and in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1988, as amended from time to time. Please see our ‘Data Protection Notice – How We Use Your Information’ for more information.

Swift Payments

International payments and certain domestic payments are made by AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. via the Belgium based Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication("SWIFT"). SWIFT processes these types of payments on behalf of financial institutions worldwide and is currently the only organisation providing such a service. Records of all transactions processed by SWIFT in Belgium are replicated in a backup system ("mirror site") in the US, thereby maintaining a geographically separated back-up infrastructure to ensure that the continued operation of the SWIFT system is in line with international standards and supervisory requirements.

 

On foot of US legal subpoena(s) served on SWIFT, transaction data held in the US "mirror site" may be disclosed to the US government, its various departments and agencies (including law enforcement), or other national, state or international authorities for the purposes of combating terrorism and other serious crime.

 

Therefore, any information you provide to AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. in order to effect a SWIFT payment could potentially be disclosed to US authorities, and by instructing AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. to execute a payment, you are implicitly giving your consent to such disclosure and agree that we shall have no liability to you in respect of any such disclosure.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website or use our on-line apps.

 

For more information about cookies in general, how we use cookies, why we use them, and how this allows us to improve our service to you, please visit our Cookies page.

 

More general information on cookies can be found on aboutcookies.org. This includes information on how to disable cookies

 

Disclaimer

AIB Group (UK) p.l.c., it's directors, employees, servants and agents, affiliates or other representatives and their respective parent and subsidiary companies, shall not be liable in respect of any claims, emergencies, demands, causes of action, damages, losses, expenses, including without limitation, reasonable legal fees and costs of proceedings arising out of or in connection with the use and/or dissemination of personal information relating to you in accordance with this privacy policy and your consents.

You should be aware that where you link to another website from our website, AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. has no control over that other website. AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. has no responsibility for the privacy practices of other websites.

 

Amendments

AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. reserves the right in our sole discretion to amend this privacy statement at any time, and you should regularly check this privacy statement for any amendments.

 

First Trust Bank and Social Media

To view First Trust Bank's Social Media Privacy Statement, please click here.