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Privacy Policy

Johnson Geddes Limited are the owners and controllers of the Council Tax Advisors website (www.counciltaxadvisors.co.uk) and remain responsible for all enquiries generated. Johnson Geddes Limited have an agreement with an independent organisation, carefully selected under contract, who will be responsible for the processing of all enquiries and all parties remain committed to protecting the personal data that you provide to us and recognise the importance of being clear about how your information will be used.

All personal data provided by you through this website will be held by our contractor. Should you require further information on this, please contact Mr Paul Johnson or Mr Paul Keeley on 0161 486 9372. Johnson Geddes Limited’s UK data protection registration number is: Z1766611. Full details of our notified purposes can be viewed at the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org.uk

This privacy policy relates to personal data that you provide to us through this website. There are hyperlinks contained within our website which link to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These third parties have their own privacy policies and we recommend that you consider those when using their websites. We do not accept any liability or responsibility in terms of the privacy and security practices of these third-party organisations and their websites.
This document explains how Johnson Geddes Limited, and its contractors, will look after your personal data.

The following explains how this will be achieved and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. This is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (EU 2016/679)

Information we may collect from you

When you receive a service from our website we may ask you for personal data and other information to allow us to provide you with the services that you require. This could include the following:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Details of your enquiry
  • Name of your organisation
  • Curriculum vitae details (for those enquiring about jobs)

The internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted through our website or by email. Any transmission is at your own risk. Some of the information you provide to us may be considered sensitive personal data as defined by General Data Protection Regulation. This means information about the data subjects ethnic or racial origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. Johnson Geddes Limited also considers information relating to bank accounts, national insurance numbers, and other unique documents such as passport numbers as sensitive. We would advise users of this website to send such information by a more secure system such as encrypted email. Sensitive personal data will only be processed following your explicit consent.

How do we intend to use your personal data?

To provide a service: We may contact you for reasons relating to the service you have made a request for. We would use your contact details to manage this and may retain them for marketing purposes. Please refer to the marketing section below on how we may use your personal data for marketing purposes.

If you are interested in working for us we will only use your personal data to process your application, monitor recruitment and provide statistics. Personal data about unsuccessful candidates will be retained for six months after the recruitment process is completed, at which point it will be disposed of securely.

Will my personal data be shared with other organisations?

Your personal data provided by you via our website will only be used by Johnson Geddes Limited and its contractors.

In exceptional circumstances such as dealing with fraud, credit risk, dealing with abusive online behaviour, to enforce rights, to protect property, to protect human safety, if the law requires it; or if we sell or merge any part of our business, we may pass your personal data to another person or organisation to use for their own purposes. To reconfirm, your information will be processed by our carefully selected contractor and your personal data will not otherwise be shared to anyone outside of Johnson Geddes Limited without your consent, for example, by updating this privacy statement.

How long with Johnson Geddes Limited, or its contractors retain my personal data?

We will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the required service to be provided to you. All retained personal data is subject to the controls of our General Data Protection Regulation policy and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use.

Where will my personal data be kept?

Once we have received your personal data we will use recognised industry standard procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your personal data will be under the control of contractors carefully selected by Johnson Geddes Limited. It will be held on their computer systems. Parts of their computer systems are provided by UK suppliers well versed in UK Data Protection Legislation. and are provided for their sole use. When we print your personal data this will be in the possession and control of our employees and contractors at all times and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use.

How do I let you know if my information is incorrect?

It is your right to ensure all information held about you is correct. If you become aware of any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold, you must let us know and we will take all reasonable steps to ensure your data is updated accordingly.

How do I request for my information to be removed from your systems?

Subject to our Legal, Regulatory and Contractual duties you may request Johnson Geddes Limited or its contractors to restrict or stop using your personal information and data or remove it entirely.

Following your request, we will comply as far as we are able, in line with Legal, Regulatory and Contractual obligations.

You must request this in writing, using our contact details at the end of this document, quoting the following reference:

GDPR – Data Restrict/Removal – Council Tax Advisors Website

How do I request a copy of my data file

You can formally request a copy of your personal information and data by writing to us at the address at the end of this document, quoting the following reference:

GDPR – Data Request – Council Tax Advisors Website

How to complain

You have a right to complain about the use of your personal information and data. Please use the contact details at the end of this document, quoting the following reference:

GDPR – Complaint – Council Tax Advisors Website

You also have the right to make complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office for Data Protection. Their procedures can be found here: www.ico.org.uk/concerns/

Marketing

We would like to contact our clients for marketing purposes and to promote new services to you. This may be by telephone or email. If you do not wish to receive direct marketing from us please contact us with your request. Under no circumstances will your personal information be sold or used by any other organisation

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed by websites onto your computer.  They collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate.

If you register with us or if you continue to use the Website, you agree to our use of cookies. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Website work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookie NamePurpose
__utmaThis cookie is used to monitor the number of times a visitor has been to the site related to the cookie, when they first visited the site, and when they were last on the site. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.
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These two cookies work together to establish how long a visit has taken. b signals when a user enters the site and c signals when a user leaves.
__utmzCaptures how a visitor accessed the site including: which search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords were used and geographical location.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site. Please see our Cookie Policy for further details on our use of cookies.

For further information please visit the websites www.aboutcookies.org orwww.allaboutcookies.org.

Your rights

You have rights under data protection law which you can exercise at any time by writing to the Data Controller at the address above.  Exercising your rights may make it difficult or impossible for us to provide you with services.

Accessibility

This website validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict, and uses CSS for layout and design purposes.

The site markup is structured and clean to aid those using browsers that cannot display images and visual styles.

For website users using screen readers, this website contains links to skip straight to the content of a page. Links are written to make sense out of context. Reading the label of the link by itself is enough to understand where that link might take you.

All links will open in the same browser window, with the exception of file download links (Microsoft Word documents and PDF files).

The website does not use access keys because it is felt that these are not yet widely supported or understood by the majority of users.

Further information and contact details

Please contact Johnson Geddes Limited if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about this Privacy Policy or the accessibility of this website:

Johnson Geddes Limited
Landmark House
Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheshire
SK8 7BS

Or email us at: gdpr@counciltaxadvisors.co.uk

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