Data Protection Notice

Data Protection Notice


The protection of your personal data is important to the BNP Paribas Group – to which Arval entities belong - which has adopted strong principles in that respect for the entire Group in its Group Data Protection Notice available at

This Arval Information Data Protection Notice provides you with detailed information relating to the protection of your personal data by Arval Service Lease, 22 rue des Deux Gares 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France (“we”).

We are responsible, as a controller, for collecting and processing your personal data in relation to our activities. The purpose of this Arval Data Protection Notice is to let you know which personal data we collect about you as a driver (being either our client or our corporate clients’ employee) or as a representative of our corporate client, the reasons why we use and share such data, how long we keep it, what your rights are and how you can exercise them.

Further information may be provided where necessary when you apply for a specific product or service.


 We collect and use your personal data to the extent necessary in the framework of our activities and to achieve a high standard of personalised products and services.

 We may collect various types of personal data about you, including:

identification information (e.g. name, ID card, passport, driving licence, nationality, place and date of birth, gender, photograph, IP address);

contact information (e.g. postal address and e-mail address, phone number);

family situation (e.g. marital status, number of children);

tax status (e.g. tax ID, tax status);

employment information (e.g. employment, employer’s name, location);

banking, financial and transactional data (e.g. credit card number, bank account details, payment data);

data relating to the vehicle leasing contract (e.g. client identification number, contract number, vehicle identification number);

data relating to insurance issues (e.g. insurance claim history including paid indemnities and expert reports, information about victims);

data relating to you, your habits and preferences :

  • data which relate to your use of our products and services and transactional data;
  • data from your interactions with us: our branches (contact reports), our internet websites, our apps,
    our social media pages, meeting, call, chat, email, interview, phone conversation; and

video surveillance (including CCTV) and geolocation data (e.g. showing locations to identify the location of service suppliers for you or enabling the provision of specific services such as car sharing).

Depending on the product/service, we may collect the following sensitive data only upon obtaining your explicit prior consent:

biometric data : e.g. fingerprint, voice pattern or face pattern which can be used for identification and security purposes;

data relating to criminal convictions and offences in relation to fines for traffic offences as part of the “Fines Management” service.

These data may nevertheless be processed without your consent if necessary to comply with a law.

We never ask for personal data related to your racial or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data or data concerning your sex orientation, unless it is required through a legal obligation.

The data we use about you may either be directly provided by you or be obtained from the following sources in order to verify or enrich our databases:

      publications/databases made available by official authorities (e.g. the official journal);

      our corporate clients and/or their branches and affiliates (e.g. your employer) or service providers;

     third parties such as credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies or data    brokers in conformity with the data protection legislation;

     websites/social media pages containing information made public by you (e.g. your own website or social media); and

     databases made publicly available by third parties.


In certain circumstances, we may collect and use personal data of individuals with whom we have, could have, or used to have a direct relationship such as:

  • Prospects

For some reasons, we may also collect information about you whereas you have not direct relationship with us. This may happen for instance when your employer provide us with information about you or your contact details are provided by one of our clients if you are, for example :

  • Family members;
  • Co-borrowers / guarantors;
  • Legal representatives (power of attorney);
  • Beneficiaries of payment transactions made by our clients;
  • Beneficiaries of insurance policies and trusts;
  • Landlords;
  • Ultimate beneficial owners;
  • Clients‘ debtors (e.g. in case of bankruptcy);
  • Company shareholders;
  • Representatives of a legal entity (which may be a client or a vendor);
  • Staff of service provider and commercial partners.

a.To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

 We use your personal data to comply with various legal and regulatory obligations, including:

  • banking and financial regulations in compliance with which we:

      • set up security measures in order to prevent abuse and fraud;
      • detect transactions which deviate from the normal patterns;
      • define your credit risk score and your reimbursement capacity; and
      • monitor and report risks that institution could incur;
      • record, when necessary, phone calls, chats, emails, etc…
  • reply to an official request from a duly authorised public or judicial authority (e.g. to identify the driver and communicate the data to the relevant public authorities).
  • prevention of money-laundering and financing of terrorism;
  • compliance with legislation relating to sanctions and embargoes;
  • fight against tax fraud and fulfilment of tax control and notification obligations;

b.To perform a contract or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract with you

Applicable to you as a driver also being our individual client

We use your personal data to enter into and perform our contracts, including to:

  • evaluate if we can offer you a product or service and under which conditions;
  • provide you with information regarding our products and services;
  • schedule and manage (i) the delivery, return, maintenance and repair of the vehicle (including car recalls from manufacturers), (ii) value added services (e.g. fuel and toll cards) and (iii) the purchase of the vehicle (in second hand);
  • manage the resolution of disputes (e.g. for debt collection) and assist you and answer your requests and complaints (including insurance claims);
  • ensure and facilitate your mobility by allowing you to access easily some services directly on your smartphone with our mobile applications; and
  • handle billing, invoicing and recovery.

c.To fulfil our legitimate interest

We use your personal data in order to deploy and develop our products or services, manage the contractual relationship with our corporate clients of whom you are an employee, to improve our risk management and to defend our legal rights, including:

  • proof of transactions;
  • fraud prevention;
  • rolling out of prevention campaigns, e.g. creating alerts in connection with traffic or road hazards;
  • response to official requests from public authorities of third countries (located outside EEA);
  • IT management, including infrastructure management (e.g. shared platforms) & business continuity and IT security;
  • establishing individual statistical models, based on the analysis of transactions, for instance in order to help define your driver profile;
  • establishing aggregated statistics, tests and models, for research and development, in order to improve the risk management of our group of companies or in order to improve existing products and services or create new ones;
  • training of our personnel by recording phone calls to our call centres;
  • personalising our offering to you through:
      • improving the quality of our products or services (including via client satisfaction surveys);
      • advertising products or services that match with your situation and profile.                                                   

        This can be achieved by:

        • segmenting our prospects and clients;

        • analysing your habits and preferences in the various channels (visits to our branches, emails or messages, visits to our website, etc.);

        • matching the products or services that you already hold or use with other data we hold about you.

Applicable to our corporate clients’ employees 

  • evaluate if we can offer a product or service and under which conditions;
  • provide information regarding our products and services;
  • schedule and manage (i) the delivery, return, maintenance and repair of the vehicle (including car recalls from manufacturers), (ii) value added services (e.g. fuel and toll cards) and (iii) the purchase of the vehicle (in second hand);
  • manage the resolution of disputes (e.g. for debt collection), assist and answer requests and complaints (including insurance claims);
  • deliver a digital platform that allow you (i) to access easily some services directly on their smartphones and (ii) to use a pool of vehicles for car sharing in order to increase the vehicle utilisation rate;
  • deliver the fleet status and trends reporting to the person in charge of management of car fleet (e.g. reporting on maintenance, fuel consumption, toll cards usage); and
  • handle billing, invoicing and recovery.

 Your data may be aggregated into anonymised statistics that may be offered to professional clients to assist them in developing their business. In this case, your personal data will never be disclosed and those receiving these anonymised statistics will be unable to ascertain your identity.


d.To respect your choice if we requested your consent for a specific processing

In some cases, we must require your consent to process your data, for example:

  • where the above purposes lead to automated decision-making, which produces legal effects or which significantly affects you. At that point, we will inform you separately about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing;
  • if we need to carry out further processing for purposes other than those above in section 3, we will inform you and, where necessary, obtain your consent.
  • For personalising the offering of other BNP Paribas entities to you through advertising products or services that match with your situation and profile, which we achieve by :

      • segmenting our prospects and clients;
      • analysing your habits and preferences in the various channels (visits to our branches, emails or messages, visits to our website, etc.);
      • matching the products or services that you already hold or use with other data we hold about you.

In order to fulfill the aforementioned purposes, we only disclose your personal data to:

  • BNP Paribas Group entities (e.g. you can benefit from our full range of group products and services);
  • Service providers which perform services on our behalf;
  • Independent agents, intermediaries or brokers, banking and commercial partners with which we have regular relationship; Financial or judicial authorities, state agencies or public bodies, upon request and to the extent permitted by law;
  • Certain regulated professionals such as lawyers, notaries or auditors.

In case of international transfers originating from the European Economic Area (EEA), where the European Commission has recognised a non-EEA country as providing an adequate level of data protection, your personal data may be transferred on this basis.

 For transfers to non-EEA countries whose level of protection has not been recognised by the European Commission, we will either rely on a derogation applicable to the specific situation (e.g. if the transfer is necessary to perform our contract with you such as when making an international payment) or implement one of the following safeguards to ensure the protection of your personal data:

  • Standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission; or
  • Binding corporate rules, where applicable.

 To obtain a copy of these safeguards or details on where they are available, you can send a written request as set out in Section 9.


 We will retain your personal data for the longer of the period required in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations or another period with regard to our operational requirements, such as proper account maintenance, facilitating client relationship management, and responding to legal claims or regulatory requests. For instance, most of client’s information is kept for the duration of the contractual relationship and after the end of the contractual relationship for the period of time needed to ensure the exercise or defense of legal claims.

 Cookies and other connection and tracking data stored on your device are kept for a period of thirteen (13) months from their collection date.


In accordance with applicable regulations, you have the following rights:

  • To access: you can obtain information relating to the processing of your personal data, and a copy of such personal data.
  • To rectify: where you consider that your personal data are inaccurate or incomplete, you can require that such personal data be modified accordingly.
  • To erase: you can require the deletion of your personal data, to the extent permitted by law.
  • To restrict: you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • To object: you can object to the processing of your personal data, on grounds relating to your particular situation. You have the absolute right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, which includes profiling related to such direct marketing.
  • To withdraw your consent: where you have given your consent for the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
  • To data portability: where legally applicable, you have the right to have the personal data you have provided to us be returned to you or, where technically feasible, transferred to a third party.
    If you wish to exercise the rights listed above, please send a letter or e-mail to the following address: ARVAL – Service du Délégué à la Protection des Données, 22, rue des Deux Gares – 92500 Rueil-Malmaison CEDEX –, or fill in our online form Please include a scan/copy of your identity card for identification purpose.
    In accordance with applicable regulation, in addition to your rights above, you are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. 

 In a world of constant technological changes, we may need to regularly update this Information Notice.

We invite you to review the latest version of this notice online and we will inform you of any material changes through our website or through our other usual communication channels.


If you have any questions relating to our use of your personal data under this Information Notice, please send a letter or e-mail to the following address Data Protection Office 22 rue des Deux Gares 92500 Rueil-Malmaison contact our data protection officer who will investigate your query.
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You will be informed if your vehicle is an Arval connected vehicle via a sticker in the vehicle and/or a driver delivery kit and/or a QR-code, etc. When your vehicle is an Arval connected vehicle, data is collected by Arval via remote data transmission from the telematics equipment installed in the vehicle (the "Device").

The present section describes the data which is effectively collected and processed, as well as the business purposes of the processing performed by Arval.

  1. Device technology

The Device has the following sensors:

  • technology that provides cumulative mileage at the end of each trip;
  • accelerometer / gyroscope which provides accelerations and rotations;
  • monitoring of battery voltage;
  • altimeter providing variations of altitude.
  1. Data, Purpose and Retention

The Device makes it possible for Arval to receive certain personal data that will only be used for limited purposes and in Arval's legitimate interest.

The data, purposes and retention periods are given below:








Odometer mileage


Pro-active proposal of adjustment of the individual lease contract (duration and/or mileage)


Pro-active maintenance of the vehicle (alert about the next service and/or maintenance of the vehicle)


Detection of alteration of odometer mileage display


Fraud detection regarding the use of fuel cards



Contract duration + 1 year

The following pseudonymized* data:


Timestamps, mileage, type of road (urban, road, motorway), type of environment (day, night, twilight)


Duration of the turned on engine when the vehicle stops


Driving events per trip (harsh braking, cornering, brutal lane change, speed, energy waste in braking, hard acceleration, idling) and related calculated scores


Fuel consumption estimation per trip

Production of pseudonymized R&D (Research and Development) reports in relation to:


Consulting: Energy transition, benchmark, correlation between conditions of vehicle usage and TCO components / fuel consumption


Insurance: usage understanding, segmented offering


Maintenance: uptime management, operational processes enhancements


Marketing: usage understanding, segmented offering opportunities


2 years


Geolocation collected in real time (provided Arval has received a prior duly filed complaint for the theft)



Stolen vehicle recovery



GPS data collected until the theft claim is closed, then these data will be deleted 60 days after collection



* ‘Pseudonymisation’ means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.