Council Tax Advisors is committed to protecting the personal data that you provide to us and recognise the importance of being clear about how we intend to use it.
All personal data provided by you through this website will be held by The Carrington Dean Group Limited of which Council Tax Advisors CIC is a part. Our head office address is 3rd Floor, 105 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1PB. Our UK data protection registration number is: Z7677953 . Full details of our notified purposes can be viewed at the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org.uk
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:
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 data protection laws. 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. The Carrington Dean Group 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.
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.
Your personal data provided by you via our website will only be used by The Carrington Dean Group Ltd and its subsidiaries and partner companies.
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. We will not otherwise disclose your personal data to anyone outside The Carrington Dean Group Ltd to use for their own purpose without telling you, for example, by updating this privacy statement.
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 data protection policy and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use.
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 The Carrington Dean Group Ltd. It will be held on our computer system. Parts of our computer system, including our website and email are provided by our UK suppliers of computer systems, and are provided for The Carrington Dean Group Ltd sole use. When we print your personal data this will be in the possession and control of our employees at all times and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use. There may be occasions when we need to transfer a part of your data to our partners outside of the EEA. Their systems fully comply with UK data protection and security standards.
We would like to contact our clients for marketing purposes and to promote new services to you. This may be by post, telephone, fax 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
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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.
Updated July 2012
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The Carrington Dean Group Limited
105 West George Street
Tel 0141 221 2323