Our website automatically deploys a cookie on your computer when you arrive (provided cookies aren’t blocked by your browser).
This little chap allows us to track visitor statistics and usage of the site and is automatically deleted after 30 days.
On 27th May 2011, those lovely people at the EC introduced a directive called the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2011 which requires owners of websites to get specific approval from the visitor if cookies are deployed.
It’s pretty easy to restrict or block the cookies used on our site through your browser settings. If you go to the Help function within your browser, you can get detailed instructions on how to change them.
If you’re really interested, you might also want to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which provides instructions on how to block cookies on all the major browsers. This splendid site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies. Have fun!
You should be aware though that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may actually impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.
The information we collect about you when you visit our website
When you request one of our web pages through your browser, data such as:
- your IP address
- your browser and the version you’re using
- your operating system
- the date and time and the site you came from
…are stored in a log file and/or a database.
But don’t worry – this information can’t be used to identify specific individuals, and we only use it for:
- managing and maintaining our website
- research and development of our products and services
- anonymous user analysis, so we can see how our site’s being used
Purposes for processing your data
The paragraphs below explain how and why we process your data, and the legal basis for processing your data.
To enter into, and perform contracts for you
Where you engage us to provide you with our professional services we will request from you, and process, personal data which will allow us to communicate with you and provide you with the services you have requested. We therefore collect and store your data as necessary to enable us to perform our contractual obligations. We will only process data that is required in order to fulfil our contractual obligations and if you choose to not supply us with the data we request then we will not be able to perform our duties under the contract.
To fulfil our legal obligations
Where we are engaged to provide you with accountancy and tax services we will process and store your personal data. We will retain this data as necessary to comply with laws and regulations governing the retention of financial records.
Transferring your data
As part of our contractual obligation we will transfer your data to HM Revenue & Customs and where necessary Companies House. We will not transfer any data that is not required in order to perform our contractual duties.
We may also transfer your data to third parties, such as financial advisers, tax consultants or mortgage brokers, however we only transfer the data once we have your consent and will only transfer the data that is necessary for the specified purpose.
We only keep your data for as long as reasonably necessary. When we set our data retention periods, we consider the volume, nature and sensitivity of the personal data that we hold, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use of the information and the purpose for which we process the personal data, including whether we require the data in order to achieve this purpose. We also take consider our legal obligations to retain personal data as explained above.
Generally speaking, we retain your information for a period of 7 years.
You have the following rights with regards to your personal data:
- the right to be informed;
- the right of access;
- the right to rectification;
- the right to erasure;
- the right to restrict processing;
- the right to data portability;
- the right to object; and
- the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
You can exercise your rights as a data subject, register a complaint or request further information by contacting Peter Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that the processing of your data infringes the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
We will ensure that we have in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to personal data.
Changes to our Privacy Notice
This policy was last updated on 26 November 2020.
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