The Data Protection Act (DPA), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is EU wide and far more extensive, seek to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU. It should be noted that GDPR does not apply to information already in the public domain such as Companies House data.
2. Which Personal Data do we Collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information as a result of using our site:
Information about you, including your name, email address, your mobile, how you found out about us and any other personal data you may share using the ‘contact us’ form on our website.
Information about you, including your name, email address, mobile, how you found out about us and any other personal data you may choose to send to us by using the published email address(s) available on our website.
3. Our Uses of Your Personal Data
Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications in response to your initial enquiry.
Send you a newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business, which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications).
Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you in relation to our services.
We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
We may share some basic personal information to approved 3rd parties, by consent only and where there is a direct business interest in relation to the enquiries made to Arthur Swallow Fairs.
4. Legal Basis for Processing
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting Block all cookies using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, may have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including sites operated by Arthur Swallow Fairs.
Arthur Swallow Fairs use analytical data to store information about how visitors use our website or client portals, so that we may make improvements and give visitors a better user experience.
Analytics are a third-party information storage system that records information about the pages you visit, the length of time you were on specific pages and the website in general, how you arrived at the site and what you clicked on when you were there. These cookies do not store any personal information about you, eg. name, address etc. We do not share the data.
7. IP Address
An IP address is a unique numerical address assigned to a computer as it logs on to the internet. Your IP address may be logged when visiting our site, but any use of analytic software will only use this information to track how many visitors we have from particular regions. Arthur Swallow Fairs will not store or retain details relating to an IP address.
Arthur Swallow Fairs will only send you email notifications which you have specifically requested or required to alert you to important business documents.
We will only send to you a newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law.
10. Security of Your Personal Information
We will take reasonable, technical, commercially viable and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
11. Retention Of Data
We are governed by the certain obligations under UK Law to retain certain types of business and personal data. Where data falls outside this category, we have processes in place to archive and destroy data. We will only keep your data as long as required to deal with an enquiry from using our website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
12. Your Rights
Subject to certain limitations and exceptions, you have a number of legal rights in relation to the processing of your personal data, including:
13. Third Party Websites
The company website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
14. Use of the Website by Children
We do not intend to collect data from children or, in general, from individuals who are under 18 years of age. If you are under 18, you must not provide personal data through our website.
15. Contact Us
The Data Protection Officer, Arthur Swallow Fairs, Office 3, Fortuna House, 88 Queen Street, Sheffield, S1 2FW