Privacy Notice – Bramptons Accountants Ltd

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Bramptons Accountants Limited

Privacy Notice

Version: 1.0

Dated: 8th May 2018

Key Definitions

What is personal data?

Personal data relates to any information about a natural person that makes you identifiable which may include (but is not limited to): Names and contact information i.e. emails and telephone numbers, address, National Insurance numbers, payroll and accounting data.

What is sensitive personal data?

Sensitive personal data refers to the above but includes genetic data and biometric data.

What is a Data Controller?

For General Data Protection Regulation purposes, the “data controller” means the person or organisation who decides the purposes for which and the way in which any personal data is

The data controller is Bramptons Accountants Limited, 20 George Street, Newcastle‐under‐Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1DJ.

What is a Data Processor?

A “data processor” is a person or organisation which processes personal data for the controller.

What is Data Processing?

Data processing is any operation or set of operations performed upon personal data, or sets of it, be it by automated systems or not. Examples of data processing explicitly listed in the text of the GDPR are: collection, recording, organising, structuring, storing, adapting, altering, retrieving, consulting, using, disclosing by transmission, disseminating or making available, aligning or combining, restricting, erasure or destruction.

What information do we collect about you and how?

Bramptons Accountants Limited, as a Data Controller, is bound by the requirements of the General
Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

You agree that we are entitled to obtain, use and process the information you provide to us to enable us to discharge the services, as defined in our Letter of Engagement. Your information is processed by us on a contractual basis.

We may collect both personal and business information from any of these sources:

Data you give to us

Supply of financial records
Contact details
Emails and letters
Data from outside organisations

Companies House
Previous data controllers
Government and law enforcement agencies
How will we use the information about you and why?

At Bramptons Accountants we take your privacy seriously and will only use your persona information to provide the services you have requested from us, detailed in your Letter of Engagement. We will only use this information, subject to your instructions, data protection law and our duty of confidentiality.

We may receive personal data from you for the purposes of our money laundering checks, such as a copy of your passport. This data will only be processed for the purposes of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, or as otherwise permitted by law or with your express consent. Our work for you may require us to pass your information to our third‐party service providers and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing the services to you on our behalf. However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the services and we have contracts in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.

We will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies so that they may offer you their products and services.

Security precautions in place about data collected

When you give us personal information, we take steps to make sure that it’s treated securely. Nonsensitive details are sent normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while 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 effort to ensure its security on our systems.


We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences. We may also use your personal information to detect and cut fraud and credit risk.

How long will we hold your data for?

Marketing: We do not use your data for marketing activities.
Contracted Services: We will hold your data for 7‐years in line with our regulatory requirements.
Access to your information, correction, portability and deletion

What is a Subject Access Request?

This is your right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address: Bramptons Accountants Limited, 20 George Street, Newcastle‐under‐Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1DJ. We will respond to your request within one month of receipt of the request.

We want to make sure your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate by emailing or in writing to the above address.

Objections to processing of personal data

It is your right to lodge an objection to the processing of your personal data if you feel the “ground relating to your particular situation” apply. The only reasons we will be able to deny your request is if we can show compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interest, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claims.

Data Portability

It is also your right to receive the personal data which you have given to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine‐readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller without delay from the current controller if:

The processing is based on consent or on a contract, and
The processing is carried out by automated means.
Your Right to be Forgotten

Should you wish for us to completely delete all information that we hold about you:

Email:, or
In writing to: Mr P Ruscoe, Bramptons Accountants Limited, 20 George Street, Newcastleunder‐
Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1DJ.

If you feel that your personal data has been processed in a way that does not meet the GDPR, you have a specific right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. The supervisory authority will then tell you of the progress and outcome of your complaint. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 8th May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

Email:, or
In writing to: Mr P Ruscoe, Bramptons Accountants Limited, 20 George Street, Newcastleunder‐
Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1DJ.