Privacy policy

The protection of your personal data is important to Arval Trading and to the BNP Paribas Group which have adopted strong principles in that respect in its Personal Data Protection Charter available at

This Arval Trading Data Protection Notice provides you (as further defined in section 2) with transparent and detailed information relating to the protection of your personal data by Arval Trading, a simplified joint stock company (société par actions simplifiée) incorporated under French law, registered in the Trade and Companies Register of Annecy under number B 422 852 244 and registered office situated at Parc d’activités La Ravoire - 74370 Metz-Tessy (“we”).

We are responsible, as a controller, for collecting and processing your personal data in relation to our activities. The purpose of this Arval Trading Data Protection Notice is to let you know which personal data we collect about you, 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, meaning any information that identifies or allows to identify you, to the extent necessary for your company to participate in a Motortrade auction and for us to provide any associated services.

Depending among other things on your data subject category and on the type of services we provide to you or your company, directly or indirectly, we may collect various types of personal data about you, including:

  • identification information (e.g. full name, identity (e.g. ID card, passport information, driving licence, etc.), nationality, place and date of birth, gender, photograph, IP address);
  • contact information (e.g. postal address and e-mail address, phone number);
  • family situation and family life (e.g. marital status, number and age of children, place of residence);
  • economic, financial and tax information (e.g. tax ID, tax status, income and other revenues, value of your assets);
  • education and employment information (e.g. level of education, employment, employer’s name, location);
  • banking and financial information (e.g., bank account details, declared investor profile, credit history, payment incident);
  • transaction data (including full beneficiary names, address and details including communications on bank transfers of the underlying transaction);
  • data relating to the Vehicle sales contract and the related Vehicle (e.g. client identification number, contract number, Vehicle identification number, Vehicle registration plate);
  • data relating to insurance contracts and related claims (e.g. insurance claims history, including repairs and compensations paid, liability assessment, expert and assessors reports, victims identification and injuries);
  • data relating to you, your habits and preferences e.g. :
    • data which relate to your use of our products, services;
  • data from your interactions with us: (e.g. our branches, our internet websites, our apps, our social media pages (connection and tracking data such as cookies, connection to online services, IP address), meeting, call, chat, email, interview, phone conversation; and
  • Information about your device (IP address, technical specifications and uniquely identifying data);
  • login credentials used to connect to Arval Trading, Arval or BNP Paribas’ website and apps.

We may collect the following sensitive data only upon obtaining your explicit prior consent:

  • health data: this data is processed on a strict need-to-know basis.


We collect data directly from you as a customer, prospect, customers’ or prospects’ employees, (when you contact us, visit us, our website or our apps, use our products and services, participate to a survey or an event with us) but also regarding other individuals indirectly. Thus, we collect information about individuals whereas they have no direct relationship with us but are related to you, customer or prospect, such as for instance your:

  • Guarantors;
  • Beneficiaries of your payment transactions;
  • Beneficiaries of your insurance contracts or policies and trusts;
  • Ultimate beneficial owners;
  • Company shareholders;
  • Representatives of a legal entity;
  • Staff of service provider and commercial partners.

When you provide us with third party personal data such as the one listed above, please do not forget to inform them we process their personal data and direct them to the present Data Protection Notice.

In order to verify or enrich our database, we may also obtain personal data from:

  • other BNP Paribas entities;
  • our customers (corporate or individuals) ;
  • our business partners (including OEM);
  • payment initiation service providers and aggregators (account information service providers);
  • third parties such as credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies or data brokers which are responsible for making sure that they gather the relevant information lawfully;
  • publications/databases made available by official authorities or third parties (e.g. the French Official Journal, databases operated by financial supervisory authorities) ;
  • websites/social media pages of legal entities or professional customers containing information made public by you (e.g. your own website or social media);
  • public information such as information from the press.


We may process personal data among others for the following purposes:

a. To comply with our or BNP Paribas Group’s legal and regulatory obligations

We use your personal data to comply with regulations in particular with the banking and financial ones:

  • manage, prevent and detect fraud;
  • monitor and report risks (financial, credit, legal, compliance or reputational risks, default risks etc.) that we and/or the BNP Paribas Group could incur;
  • record, when necessary, phone calls, chats, email, etc.;
  • prevent and detect money laundering and financing of terrorism and comply with regulation relating to sanctions and embargoes through our Know Your Customer (KYC) process (to identify you, verify your identity, screen your details (you or your company as applicable) against sanctions lists and determine your profile);
  • detect and manage suspicious orders and transactions;
  • contribute to the fight against tax fraud and fulfil tax control and notification obligations;
  • record transactions for accounting purpose;
  • exchange information for the purposes of tax law;
  • prevent, detect and report risks related to Corporate Social Responsibilities and sustainable development;
  • detect and prevent bribery;
  • report different operations, transactions or orders or reply to an official request from a duly authorised local or foreign financial, tax, administrative, criminal or judicial authorities, arbitrators or mediators, law enforcement, state agencies or public bodies.

b. To fulfil our legitimate interest

We use your personal data, including your transaction data:

  • In order for your company to be registered as a professional trader by Arval Trading and be able to participate in a Motortrade auction or purchase;
  • To ensure execution of the used vehicle purchase agreement, the delivery and the settlement of the payment transaction;
  • To deliver the vehicle at the place of your company’s choice, possibly with equipment related to electric vehicle charging devices in partnership with selected providers;
  • For OEMs recall campaigns in case of defect;
  • To manage our client’s account. We may process personal data to manage our clients’ accounts, to manage the contractual relationship with our corporate clients of whom you are an employee or to keep you informed about the development of our services;
  • To carry out surveys: We may process personal data when we send you a survey in order to improve our services and products by requesting your feedback and measuring your satisfaction;
  • To provide you with an access to our Motortrade digital platform. We may process personal data when you use our digital platforms for several purposes (to manage your personal information or data related to vehicles);
  • To manage resolution of disputes and assist you and answer your requests and complaints;
  • To provide access to the Arval Trading premises and assets. We may process personal data when you visit us in our premises in order to maintain appropriate access and security control;
  • To communicate with you. We may process personal data when you want to contact us, when you request us some information about our company or our services or when the contract needs to be updated;
  • To handle billing, invoicing and recovery;
  • For risk management purposes:
    • proof of transactions including electronic evidence;
    • debt collection;
    • assertion of legal claims and defence in case of legal disputes;
    • development of individual statistical models in order to help defining your creditworthiness;
    • consultation and exchange of data with credit agencies to identify credit risks.
  • To personalize our offering to you and that of other BNP Paribas entities to:
    • improve the quality of our products, services or mobility solutions;
    • advertise products, services or mobility solutions that match with your situation and profile;
    • deduct your preferences and needs to propose you a personalised commercial offer;
    • push you some suggestions to contribute to the reduction of CO2 or other pollutants emissions as well as cost reductions opportunities;
      This personalisation can be achieved by:
      • segmenting our prospects and clients;
      • analysing your habits and preferences in our various communications channels (visits to our branches, emails or messages, visits to our website, etc.);
      • sharing your data with another BNP Paribas entity, notably if you are – or are to become – a client of that other entity in particular to speed up the on boarding;
      • matching the products or services that you already hold or use with other data we hold about you (e.g. we may identify that you have children but no family protection insurance yet);
      • considering common traits or behaviors among current customers, and seeks others individuals who share those same characteristics for targeting purposes.
  • For Research & Development (R&D) and analytics purposes consisting of establishing individual statistical/predictive models to:
    • optimise and automate our operational processes (e.g.: creating FAQ chatbot);
    • offer products, services or mobility solutions that will best meet your needs or protect your own interest as a client and/or user
    • adapt products, services and mobility solutions distribution, content and pricing in accordance with your profile and in respect of your interest as client and/or user;
    • create new offers;
    • prevent potential security failures, improve customer authentication and access rights management ;
    • enhance security management;
    • enhance risk and compliance management
    • enhance the management, prevention et detection of fraud;
    • enhance the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism.
  • For security reasons and IT systems performance, including:
    • manage IT, including infrastructure management (e.g. : shared platforms), business continuity and security (e.g. internet user authentication);
    • prevent personal injury and damages to people and goods (for instance video protection).
  • More generally, to:
    • inform you about our products and services;
    • carrying out financial operations such as debt portfolio sales, securitisations, financing or refinancing of the BNP Paribas Group;
    • organise contests and games, price competitions, lotteries or any other promotional operations ;
    • perform client and driver satisfaction and opinion surveys;
    • improve process efficiency (train our staff by recording phone calls in our call centres and improve our calling scenario);
    • implement process automation of our processes such as application testing, automatic filling complaints handling, etc.

In any case, our legitimate interest remains proportionate and we verify according to a balancing test that your interests or fundamental rights are preserved. Should you wish to obtain more information about such balancing test, please contact us using the contact details provided in section 9 “How to contact us” below.

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

For certain personal data processing, we will give you a specific information and invite you to consent to such processing. Note that you may request to revoke your consent at any time.


a. Sharing of information within the BNP Paribas Group

We are part of the BNP Paribas Group which is an integrated bank insurance group, i.e. a group of companies working closely together all over the world to create and distribute various banking, financial and leasing, mobility solutions, insurance services and products.
We share personal data through the BNP Paribas Group for commercial and efficiency needs such as:

  • based on our legal and regulatory obligations
    • sharing of the data collected for anti-money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions, embargoes and for the “know your customer” procedure;
    • risk management including credit and operational risks (risk rating /credit scoring/etc.);
  • based on our legitimate interest:
    • prevention, detection and fight against fraud;
    • R&D activities in particular for compliance, risks and communication and marketing purposes;
    • global and consistent overview of our clients;
    • offering the full range of products and services of the Group to enable you to benefit from them;
    • personalisation of products, services and/or mobility solutions’ contents and pricing for the client.

b. Disclosing information outside the BNP Paribas Group

In order to fulfil some of the purposes described in this notice, we may disclose from time to time your personal data to:

  • service providers which perform services (e.g. IT services, logistics, printing services, telecommunication, debt collection, advisory and consulting and distribution and marketing);
  • banking and commercial partners, independent agents, intermediaries or brokers, financial institutions, counterparties, trade repositories with which we have relationship if such transmission is required to allow us to provide you with the services and products or execute our contractual obligations or transaction (e.g. banks, correspondent banks, depositaries, custodians, issuers of securities, paying agents, exchange platforms, insurance companies, payment system operators, issuers or payment card intermediaries);
  • credit reference agencies;
  • local or foreign financial, tax, customs, administrative, criminal or judicial authorities, arbitrators or mediators, law enforcement, state agencies or public bodies, we or any member of the BNP Paribas Group is required to disclose to pursuant to:
    • their request;
    • defending or responding to a matter, action or proceeding;
    • complying with regulation or guidance from authority applying to us or any member of the BNP Group;
  • service payment provider(s) (information on your payment account(s)) based on the authorisation granted by you to this third party;
  • certain regulated professionals such as lawyers, notaries, rating agencies or auditors when needed under specific circumstances (litigation, audit, etc.) as well as to actual or proposed purchaser of the companies or businesses of the BNP Paribas Group or our insurers;
  • your employer, if you are a corporate clients’ and prospects’ employees or representatives.

c. Sharing aggregated or anonymized information

We share aggregated or anonymised information within and outside the BNP Paribas Group with partners such as research groups, universities or advertisers. You won’t be able to be identified from this information.

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 identify you.


In case of international transfers originating from the European Economic Area (EEA) to a non-EEA country, the transfer of your personal data may take place. 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 where the level of protection has not been recognised as adequate 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;
  • Binding corporate rules.

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 over the period required 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 10 years after the end of the contractual relationship. For prospects, information is kept 3 years.


In accordance with applicable regulations and where applicable, 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 request 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 Trading PAE La Ravoire 74370 EPAGNY METZ TESSY or Please include a scan/copy of your proof of identity for identification purpose when required.

You may also fill our Data Protection form to exercise the rights listed above

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 Data Protection Notice.

We invite you to review the latest version of this Data Protection Notice online and we will inform you of any material changes through our website or through our other usual communication channels (e.g.: on Motortrade).


If you have any questions relating to our use of your personal data under this Data Protection Notice, please contact our data protection officer,who will handle your query.

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