Your Privacy is Important to us. This policy informs you how we use the information you give us and how we protect your privacy. It also explains your rights under the UK Data Protection Act (update 2018) and the EU General Data Protection Regulations 2018. We abide by UK Law and our data protection regulator within the UK is the Information Commissioners Office (details below).
We offer services for our clients. To provide such services we may need to collect personal data such as (and not limited to) name, address, phone and email details.
We will store this data and hold it on computers or otherwise. We will use this data to fulfil our agreement with you.
We may use information that you provide or that is obtained by us: to introduce you to the services we offer, to help with ongoing administration, in pursuance of a contract, to contact you with any review or changes that are applicable, for our business research and analysis. We may keep you informed of such products and services (including special offers, discounts, offers, competitions and so on) by any of the following methods:
Withholding of the required data may result in an insufficient service being provided. We may obtain data from individual customers or employer firms.
If you want to be removed from our database for these purposes, please email with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line. Please also include your name and the email address that you wish to be removed. We will action your request as quickly as possible.
Your rights regarding your data:
We will not hold your information for any longer than is necessary and as a maximum no longer than 2 years after you have terminated as a client of our firm unless there is a lawful basis for the retention
Should your data be inaccurate we will rectify this without delay
Should you wish us to delete your data at any point, please contact the office as shown further below to make the request. This will be actioned unless there is a lawful basis for us to retain the information in which case you will be advised accordingly.
Should you wish to transfer your data to another organisation, please contact the office as below and we will organise this for you
You can request access to your data at any time. We will provide you with a full copy within one month of your request
You can withdraw consent to us holding and processing your information at any time. Please contact the office as below should you wish to do this
We may provide you with updates and bulletins which are appropriate to your service on an ongoing basis – this will be explained to you if it is applicable. You can opt-out of these should you wish to – contact us and advise us if you wish to
We may share your personal data with the following organisations:
We will not sell or share your information with any other third parties unless we have obtained additional consent from you. We do share or process your data outside the UK with third parties such as MailChimp.
Please note, we only use cookie information for functionality and statistical analysis purposes and in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you.
We have in place a full information security policy, business continuity and disaster recovery plans. We take data security very seriously and have in place we feel the most secure options available to store and transfer your data securely. We can provide details on request.
We will treat all of your information in strict confidence and we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.
You should not submit any sensitive or private information through this website except through acknowledged secure areas. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for data submitted through insecure areas of this website.
Your browser generates other information, including which language the site is displayed in, and your Internet Protocol address ("IP address"). An IP address is a set of numbers that is assigned to your computer during a browsing session whenever you log on to the Internet via your internet service provider or your network (if you access the internet from, for example, a computer at work). Your IP address is automatically logged by our servers and used to collect traffic data about visitors to our websites. We do not use your IP address to identify you personally.
Security and the possibility of international transfer
Please note that countries outside the EEA may not have the same level of protection as countries within the EEA, but we always demand that those parties to whom we transfer data adhere to the same security procedures that we follow ourselves. By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such orders, offers of services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information.
Protection against cyber-attacks/hackers
We have a firewall on our web server which is designed to inspect incoming traffic, weed out any malicious attacks and provides the first line of defence between a potential hacker and the data that we are hosting.
Information you send us via email
If you enter into any correspondence via email to report a problem or ask a question, then we will retain the personal information you send us for the purposes of dealing with your enquiry and will not share the data with any third parties.
Our website uses an SSL certificate which makes sure that there is an encrypted connection between the web browser and the server. This means that any personal information that's entered on the website is encrypted when being transferred to the webserver.
Should you wish to contact us in relation to any issues within this notice, please contact:
Data Protection Manager
Town & Around
18 Tapping Close
You will be responded to as promptly as possible.
Please be aware that our website may link to other websites which may be accessed through our site. We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or the content of these linked websites.
Your right to complain:
Should you wish to make a complaint in relation to data protection issues relating to our firm, you can contact us as above or you can contact our regulator as follows: The Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745, if you prefer to use a national rate number www.ico.org.uk.
We are required under the Regulations to obtain your consent to our collection, processing, sharing and holding of your personal data. Please ensure you have read this notice fully and accept all that it contains. If you have any queries, please contact us directly. Please contact us should you not be able to read or understand this notice sufficiently.