Privacy Policy

This policy governs the use of personal data which you provide to us via our website. Personal data is any or all data relating to a natural person who is identified, or can be identified, from the data. 


Introduction
Brooks & Partners is committed to privacy issues and this privacy statement details our approach on these issues. By using this website and submitting any personal data, you agree to the use by Brooks & Partners of such data in accordance with this privacy statement. 

If you have any questions on our privacy policy, please email: dataprotection@brooksandpartners.com

What data do we collect?
If you communicate with us by email via our website, we only collect identifiable personal data or information that is specifically voluntarily provided by you, the visitor to our website. We may collect the following information with your consent:

  • Name, job title and company details
  • Contact information including email address and contact number
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests


You are able to send emails directly through our website and your message will contain the your screen name, email address and any additional details that you, the visitor wish to share within the mail body of the email.

How is your data used?
We will process and store your data securely, and we will only keep it for as long as we need it for the purpose(s) for which it was collected and provided to us as stated at the point of collection.

In relation to the data we do collect, as laid out in the section above, we may use it as follows:

  • to reply to your email
  • to call you

You have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.

Our website does not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of their parties.

Will we disclose your data to third parties?
Our policy is not to share personally identifiable information with any third parties, unless required by law, or unless explicitly requested by you.

How and where do we store your data?

We will only keep your data as long as we need it for the purpose(s) for which it is collected, and/or for as long as we have your permission to hold it.

Some of that storage takes place at Brooks & Partners Accountancy Ltd in Stamford and some of the processing may take place outside of the UK but within the EEA and covered by GDPR. 

If we do store data outside of the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is as safe and secure as it would be within the UK and is treated lawfully and in accordance with the GDPR.

Where processing takes place by one of our trusted data processors, we ensure that our contracts with those third parties contain the appropriate GDPR model clauses and that all our third parties are also compliant with the GDPR, this affords your data the same protection away from our organisation, as it does within it.


Security
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable data from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. We ensure that all appropriate confidentiality obligations and technical and organisational security measures are in place to prevent unauthorised or unlawful disclosure or processing of such information and data and accidental loss or destruction of or damage to such information and data. Only authorised Brooks & Partners staff are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information.

Accessing your data

You are entitled to make a subject access request under the GDPR. This means that you may request a copy of any personal data we hold about you, free of charge. We will provide any or all information in response to your request if you contact us on dataprotection@brooksandpartners.com.

When personally identifiable information is retained, we do not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. 

Contact details

If you have any questions about the site or this policy, or you wish to make a subject access request, then please contact us as follows, making your request or query clear:

  • email: dataprotection@brooksandpartners.com
  • telephone:01780 756 387
  • postal address: PE9 2PF

Unsubscribe
Should visitors choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, or you may contact us by email our dataprotection@brooksandpartners.com


Data retention

The personal data you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.


Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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