Perrys Accountants Ltd takes our responsibility seriously to protect and respect your privacy and to ensure that your data is managed securely and sensitively.
This Privacy Notice, inclusive of our General Terms of Service, explains what data we collect about you, how we use your data, the reasons we may have to disclose your personal data to others and how we securely store your personal data.
Depending on the circumstances, Perrys Accountants Ltd may be considered either a data controller or a data processor for your personal data.
Please be aware that this policy is subject to occasional change, so please check our website regularly for any changes.
This Privacy Notice sets out your rights under GDPR.
As a company, we are legally obliged to inform you that we currently hold your details within our protected database. The information we hold is solely used to maintain our trading relationship with you and for general communication purposes.
Data protection laws state that we are only able to process personal data if we have valid reasons to do so. The basis for processing your personal data includes, but is not limited to, your consent, performance of a contract, to enable billing and remittance, and to contact you for customer service purposes.
We collect information about you, from you, in a variety of different ways. We might receive Personal Information about you when you complete an Account Application form, register on our website, contact us by phone, email, live-chat or otherwise in respect of any of our products and services or during the purchasing of any product or service.
Additionally, we will also collect information about you from you when you sign up for or enter a competition, promotion, survey or when you inform us of any other matter.
If you provide us with personal data about a third party (they might be another of your suppliers or vendors that you require us to liaise with, for example), you warrant that you have obtained the required express consent from that third party for the disclosure and use of any of their personal data, for the defined purpose.
Your personal data may also be automatically collected in the process of providing you with any of our services.
The personal data that we may collect from you includes your name (First name/Last name/Trading name/Company name), Contact/delivery and Invoicing address, email address may also be collected.
Contact phone numbers and details, all accounting activities including historical payment information, bank details, company registration numbers and copy correspondence.
We may also store your curriculum vitae (CV) if this has been sent to us in relation to either an existing job vacancy at Perrys Accountants Ltd or any potential future vacancies. These are stored for recruitment purposes only and will not be passed on to any third parties, neither will it be used for marketing. CVs will be stored for no more than three months before being destroyed.
We use information about you in the following ways:
Any personal data we collect about you we will keep for the entire duration of the period that you are a customer of Perrys Accountants Ltd. We will keep your data only for as long as we need to, in accordance with applicable laws.
Upon termination of our relationship or the closure of your account, we may retain your data for up to 7 years. We may not be able to delete your data before this time due to our legal and/or accountancy obligations.
We assure you that your personal data shall only be used for the purposes stated herein.
We will never sell your personal data to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.
We do however work closely with a number of third parties (including business partners, suppliers, vendors and service providers) and we may receive information from them about you.
We may pass your personal data to third parties for the provision of services on our behalf (for example, processing your payment). However, we will only ever share the information about you that is required to provide the service and we have ensured that we have specific contracts in place, which ensure your personal data is secure and will not be used for marketing purposes or any purpose not related to the purpose of the agreement.
In the unlikely event that we are acquired by a third party, your data will be deemed an asset of the business. In these circumstances, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of our business, subject to both parties entering into appropriate confidentiality agreements. Similarly, we may share your personal data if we are under a duty to disclose data to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Perrys Accountants Ltd our customers, or others. This includes but is not limited to exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection, credit risk reduction and dispute policies. However, we will ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
Under the terms of the GDPR you have a number of rights you can enact regarding our use of your data. For example, you have the right to ask us to see the data we hold about you and ask us to update any information we hold about you that might be incorrect.
In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask us to stop using your data or to delete it altogether. However, it is worth noting that preventing the use or processing of your personal data may delay or prevent us from fulfilling our contractual obligations to you. It may also mean that we shall be unable to provide our products or services or process the cancellation of your product or service.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. If you choose not to receive marketing communications from us about our products and services, you can contact us and ask us to stop using your data in this way. We will continue to contact you with communications essential to the product or services we provide you, or that we are contractually obliged to provide.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes if you are not an existing client of Perrys Accountants Ltd, unless you have given us your prior consent. You can change your
marketing preferences at any time by contacting us and informing us of your desire to amend this consent.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secured systems and servers within the UK. Occasionally, your information may be transferred to and stored in a country outside the UK in relation to provision of services. The laws in these countries may not provide you with the same protection as in the UK; however, any third party referred to above outside of the UK has agreed to abide by the levels of data protection in respect of the transfer, processing and storage of any personal data. By providing your data to us, you agree to this transfer and storage. However, we will ensure that reasonable steps are taken to protect your data in accordance with this privacy notice.
As the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any data transmitted to us by you and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Any sensitive data (payment details for example) are encrypted and protected.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access our on-line systems (web site quotation system on-line), you are responsible for keeping the password confidential.
We agree to take reasonable measures to protect your data in accordance with applicable laws and in accordance with our General Terms and Conditions.
In the event of a data breach, we will ensure that all obligations and requirements under applicable data protection laws are met, and appropriate declarations made where necessary.