A.4. SOCIAL MEDIA
If you ‘like’ any of our posts or ‘follow’ us or contact us on social media we keep a record of that. Your replies to us, messages you send us, and your other activity linked to our posts may be seen by members of our staff and by our associates. Our contracts with them hold them to high standards of protecting your information.
A.5. NO SALE OR EXCHANGE OF YOUR DATA
We do not sell or exchange your personal data with organisations who may want to sell you something or use your data for research or other purposes.
A.6. DATA LOCATION AND PLATFORMS
Like most small businesses, we do not have any tailor-made software – we use mainstream packages for everything from our Customer records, to email, to accounting.
This means that some of your data may be held in the EEA, and some may be held in services in the USA (with suitable data privacy shields) or elsewhere. We have picked mainstream suppliers with appropriate security standards.
A.7. WE MAY SHARE SOME OF YOUR DATA WITH THESE PEOPLE
We have an outsourced support team for our own business which may include Virtual Assistants, Web Designers, IT support, Sales and Marketing, Accounting and more. They have limited access to your data, where the service they provide to us means they need it.
For example, if our IT support wants to check the functionality of a laptop or back up, they may need temporary access to information that may include something about you.
For example, if we invoice you, our Accountant needs to process the information in the invoice.
Our team use our software to access any data they need. We do not permit copying or sharing by the team and actively monitor for any potential breaches.
Your information/advice is held in the strictest confidence. Our team are all contracted to strict confidentiality clauses.
We restrict who can export or download data that is held to a limited number of individuals who are authorised to back up data.
If you want to know who is on our team, please email and ask us.
A.8. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA FOR?
Your information will be kept for the length of time set out in our retention period (see Section 1, Table, above).
If you subscribed to a newsletter or updates list, you will remain on the list(s) you joined until you unsubscribe from that list.
A.9. WANT TO SEE WHAT WE HOLD ON YOU?
If you want to know what information we have about you (if any) email the address above and give us your name, email address(es). We may require you to confirm your identity before proceeding.
A.10. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to know what information we are collecting on you, and to amend it if it is inaccurate.
If you feel for some reason we have information we should not be keeping, or it is out of date or otherwise wrong, please let us know and we will take appropriate action.
Most of the information we hold is not based on your individual consent but is based on our needing the information to run our business and provide our products and services.
You have a “right to be forgotten” – but that does have some legal limits to it. If you want us to remove information about you, let us know. If you have been a Customer, we may not be able to remove all data as we will have to ensure that we can continue to comply with legal, accounting, taxation and our insurer’s requirements.
A.11. OUR LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR DATA
Signing onto our newsletter list is by your consent – and when you withdraw your consent we stop that processing of your data.
Apart from that, the information we hold is based on our needing the information to run our business and provide our products and services – either so we can perform our contract with you, or because we have a legitimate business interest in processing your data.
In a few situations we are processing personal data because we are under a legal obligation to do so. This principally relates to our business, accounting and tax records.