Privacy & Cookies Policy

Howard Hackney LLP is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy policy sets out how Howard Hackney LLP collects, uses, shares and otherwise processes your personal data in accordance with applicable data privacy laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) which is applicable from 25 May 2018.

The nature of our use of personal data generally means we are not required to have a data protection officer. However, you can contact us with any questions regarding your personal data or this notice, at Howard Hackney LLP or on howard.hackney@hshadvice.co.uk

Personal data

The term ‘personal data as used in this notice means any data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data or from that data as well as other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, Howard Hackney LLP (or its service providers). Personal data does not include data from which you can no longer be identified such as anonymised aggregated data.

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title;
  • contact information including email address, home address and phone numbers;
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
  • personal information such as date of birth and marital status.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping

We may use the information to improve our services. We may also periodically send emails about information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page

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.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to Howard Hackney LLP or by emailing us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about our services or provide information which we think you may find interesting.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Howard Hackney LLP, Firscroft, Firs Lane, Appleton, Cheshire, WA4 5LD.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, or, as the case may be, any other competent supervisory authority of an EU member state.

Changes to this notice

We reserve the right to change and update this notice at any time and will make any updated version available on this page of our website. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25/05/2018.

Further information

If you have any concerns or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact howard.hackney@hshadvice.co.uk

 

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