We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our disclaimer and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Slater Heelis LLP whose registered office is at Lloyds Bank Buildings, 16 School Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7XP.
2. Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
• Information that you provide by filling in the form at www.slaterheelis.co.uk/get-in-touch
• Information provided when you report a problem with our site;
• If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
• We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them; and
• Details of your visits to our site including the resources that you access and also, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, and other communication data.
3. IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
• Estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
• Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
• Speed up your searches; and
• Recognise you when you return to our site.
4. Where we store your personal data
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; 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.
5. Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
• To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
• To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
• To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
• To notify you about changes to our service.
6. Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
• In the event that we sell, buy or merge any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller, buyer or owner of such business or assets;
• If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our disclaimer and other agreements or to protect the rights, property, or safety of, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
7. Links with other websites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to third parties’ websites to make it easier for you to visit other websites. If you use the links to leave our site and visit a website operated by a third party, we do not have any control over that website. Such websites may have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these websites or their policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
8. Your rights to access personal information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.