Website Privacy Policy

This Policy governs the use of personal data which you provide to us via our website. Personal data is any or all data relating to a natural person who is identified, or can be identified, from the data.

Essex Abel Ltd (“we”, “our”, “us”) respects your privacy. We understand that how your personal data is used and shared online matters to you, and we take the privacy of those who visit our website (“the Site”) very seriously. We will not collect any data other than when you contact us, and we will always process that data in compliance with the law. Our site may contain links to other sites, and be aware that if you choose to click on those links, your data may be processed by other organisations hosting those sites. We cannot control or monitor this, and you should have regard to their Privacy Policies.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, and ensure you understand it. When you first use our Site, this is taken to be agreement to this Policy. If you do not accept the Policy, then you should stop using the Site immediately.

Who we are

  • the Site is owned and operated by Essex Abel Ltd, 4 Bank Court, Weldon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 5RF
  • our registered company number is 3927752
  • we are regulated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • we are a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Your rights

You have certain rights as a data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the collection, processing and disposal of personal data by organisations such as ours.

In relation to personal data about you, you have the right:

  • to be informed about how and why we collect and use the data
  • to be given access to the data we hold
  • to have any inaccurate or incomplete data rectified
  • to ask us to delete personal data, earlier than we might already dispose of it
  • to prevent us from processing the data further
  • to object to us using the data for particular purposes

We provide contact details at the end of this Policy for you to use if you have any complaint about our processing of your personal data. If you are not satisfied with the way we deal with this issue, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the body in charge of supervising personal data use in the UK.

What data do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • If you communicate with us by e-mail or using the contact form, we will collect your name and e-mail address and any other content that you send to us in the body of the mail.
  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website by the use of cookies and by using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.Our site uses a First Party Cookie to track your visit to us and save details
  • We do not collect any other personal data by any other method.

Cookies

A cookie consists of a piece of text sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then used to track visitor use of the website and to create statistical reports on website activity. For more information, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

These cookies do not store any personal information about you e.g. name, address etc and we do not share the data.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including this one.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that during your visits to our website you may notice some cookies that are not related to us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/

You may also collect additional cookies if your use the Social Bookmarking links. You should refer to their websites for more information.

Children

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy especially in an online environment. This site is not intentionally designed or directed at children 13 years of age or younger and it is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

How is your data used?

We will process and store your data securely, and we will only keep it for as long as we need it for the purpose(s) for which it was collected.

In relation to the data we do collect, as laid out in the section above, we may use it as follows:

  • to reply to your email
  • To analyse your use of this website.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.

We will not share your personal data with anyone at any time

How and where do we store your data?

We will only keep your data as long as we need it for the purpose(s) for which it is collected, and/or for as long as we have your permission to hold it.

Your data will only be stored in the UK.

Our website uses SSL technologies and when you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear at the top of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Any data submitted via the contact form or email are sent over the internet and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Where you have chosen a password that allows you access to our online portal, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and we are not able to view this password. We ask you not to share your password with anyone and we will never request your password from you.

The online portal is provided by IRIS Software Group and the use of the portal is subject to their privacy policy, which can be found by using the link at the foot of the EA Client Portal login page.

Accessing your data

You are entitled to make a Subject Access Request under the GDPR. This means that you may request a copy of any personal data we hold about you, free of charge. We will provide any or all information in response to your request if you contact us using the details below.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about the Site or this Policy, or you wish to make a Subject Access Request, then please contact us as follows, making your request or query clear:

e-mail: accountants@essexabel.co.uk
telephone: 01509 267827
postal address: 4 Bank Court, Weldon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5RF

Amending the Policy

We may change this policy from time to time, in response to changes in the law or for operational reasons. Any changes will immediately be posted on the Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the amended Policy if you continue to use the Site afterwards. You should therefore regularly review this Policy. This privacy policy was last updated on 10th May 2018 in line with the new GDPR guidelines.