Privacy Policy

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site, including any information you may provide through our site when you purchase a product or service or sign up to our newsletter.

We need to collect and use certain types of personal information about the people we deal with, such as current, past and prospective clients, suppliers, affiliates, employees, professional contacts and others with whom we communicate.

In addition, we may occasionally be required, by law or via our professional body to collect, use and share certain types of personal information to comply with the requirements of government departments, agencies and regulators.

Under the Data Protection Legislation, all organisations which handle personal information must comply with a number of important principles regarding the privacy and disclosure of this information.

We believe that the lawful and correct treatment of personal information is critical to our successful operation.  We recognise that to maintain our professional reputation and integrity, we must be fully compliant with this legislation.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

Data Protection Legislation

In the United Kingdom and the European Economic Area (EEA), “Data Protection Legislation” means all applicable data protection and privacy legislation or regulations including The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (also known as PECR) and any guidance or codes of practice issued by the European Data Protection Board or the Information Commissioner, together with:

We fully endorse and adhere to the principles of data protection set out in the Data Protection legislation and will:

Additionally, we will ensure that:

The types of personal data we collect and use

Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.

We may process certain types of personal data about you as follows:

Sensitive Data

Using your personal data: the legal basis and purpose

We will process your personal data:

As necessary for our own legitimate interests e.g. for good governance and managing our business operations and to send you marketing communications (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Change of purpose

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.

DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Subject to applicable data protection law we may share your personal data with:

DATA SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention periods

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Your rights under applicable data protection law

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:

You can see more about these rights at:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact carla@mscassociates.co.uk

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.