Privacy Policy

Issued: 24 May 2018

This policy describes in plain English exactly what data we collect from you, how we process it and how you can get in touch with our Data Protection Officer with any questions. This policy is effective from May 2018.

DJ Lawson & Partners LLP “Lawson & Partners” is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number ZA068257.

PRINCIPLES OF OUR POLICY

Private

We will never sell, rent or trade information about you to other companies.

Secure

In accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given us to prevent unauthorised access.

Necessary

We will not collect information unless it is used to deliver a better service or to give you useful, relevant information.

WEBSITE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU 

We receive information about you in two ways:

  • Directly from you – This is usually your contact details you provide via a form (e.g. to request further information or download a resource), or by telephone or email.
  • Automatically from the www.lawsonandpartners.com website: This includes your IP address and browsing behaviour. Understanding the way you interact with our site enables us to improve our service to you.

SECURELY USING YOUR DATA COLLECTED FROM OUR WEBSITE

We use information held about you to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Occasionally we may incorporate cookie-generated data together with other data we hold to communicate with you in the most appropriate way. We may also compile and provide aggregate statistics about our site users, information requests, traffic patterns and any other related site information but will never identify you as an individual.

Information about you will be kept secure and it will not be supplied to anyone else, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. Lawson & Partners does not sell, rent or trade any personal information supplied by you to any third party.

SECURELY USING YOUR DATA COLLECTED FROM OUR WEBSITE

We use information held about you to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Occasionally we may incorporate cookie-generated data together with other data we hold to communicate with you in the most appropriate way. We may also compile and provide aggregate statistics about our site users, information requests, traffic patterns and any other related site information but will never identify you as an individual.

Information about you will be kept secure and it will not be supplied to anyone else, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. Lawson & Partners does not sell, rent or trade any personal information supplied by you to any third party.

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS 

Please contact our Data Protection Officer, Sian Tate, at any time to:

  • Request access to information that Lawson & Partners has about you
  • Correct any information that Lawson & Partners has about you
  • Delete information that Lawson & Partners has about you
  • Ask any questions about Lawson & Partners’ collection, storage and processing of your data

Email: sian@lawsonandpartners.com

Phone: 020 7647 6930

Address: Unit 6, Lake Meadows Business Park, Billericay, Essex CM12 0EQ

You have the right to lodge a complaint with your Supervisory Authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the ICO, https://ico.org.uk.

COOKIE POLICY

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the United Kingdom’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), Data Protection Act and Information Commissioner’s Office guidance, this website follows the “Implied Consent” basis for processing cookies. The first time you visit this website you will be informed that we use cookies. By continuing to browse this website you are implying your consent for us to use cookies.

A cookie is a very small text file placed on your computer. Cookies help us to:

  • Understand browsing habits on our website
  • Understand the number of visitors to our website and the pages visited
  • Remember you when you return to our website so we can provide you with a more personalised experience

Most cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser, these are known as session cookies. Others, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer either until you delete them or they expire.

You can choose to block or delete cookies through your browser settings at any time or click on the link to reset.

EXTERNAL LINKS/PUBLIC AREAS

This website contains hypertext links to other sites. Lawson & Partners is not responsible for the privacy practices of such website operators.

COPYRIGHT

© 2018 Lawson & Partners LLP. The copyright in all material stored displayed and accessible on this Website is owned by Lawson & Partners. All rights are reserved.

The use of the term “Partner” on this website or other communication from Lawson & Partners LLP refers either to an individual member of Lawson & Partners LLP or to an individual having a controlling interest in a corporate member of Lawson & Partners LLP.

Users of this Website may copy any material from this Website for the purpose of communicating details about Lawson & Partners and its business activities but for no other purpose and shall not republish, store or reproduce any such material for the benefit of any third party or its business activities, including without limitation (a) use for advertising, brochures, editorial publications and (b) incorporating into or storing in any other Website or in any electronic retrieval system, without the prior written consent of Lawson & Partners.

Except as expressly provided, nothing in this Website shall be construed as conferring any licence or right under any copyright of Lawson & Partners.

LIABILITY 

Lawson & Partners shall not be liable for any costs, losses, expenses or damages whether direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages (including loss of profits, business revenue or goodwill) arising from the use or access of or inability to use or access, interruption or availability of this Website (including any third party linked Website) its operation or transmission, computer viruses, loss of data, reliance on material contained on this Website (including any third party linked Website) or otherwise in respect of its use.

In addition, Lawson & Partners shall not be liable for any third party content submitted or accessed from this website (including material submitted by users) and accordingly, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information submitted by users, are those of the respective authors and any reference on this website to any persons, products, websites or services does not constitute or imply their endorsement or recommendation by Lawson & Partners, its employees, agents or sub-contractors.

USE 

Users agree to use this website only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on this website any unlawful, harmful, abusive, threatening, harassing or defamatory material of any kind.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL DATA 

Lawson & Partners will use reasonable endeavours to keep secure all information which Users input on this Website (including any linked third-party Websites) although it cannot fully guarantee such security as the Internet is not a secure medium of communication. Lawson & Partners is not, and will not be, responsible for any damages the User may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such information.

GOVERNING LAWS 

The terms and conditions of use of this Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the English courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute relating to these terms and conditions or the use of this Website.

DATA RETENTION POLICY

We will not retain your data for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Notice, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. Different retention periods apply for different types of data, however the longest we will normally hold any personal data is *6 years (please note that the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommends that data should be held for 15 years should it be required in relation to any future legal challenges and we await clarification on this point).

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