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Privacy Statement

BSMH Limited (trading as Barker Storey Matthews) (“BSM”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy statement will tell you how we look after your personal data when you use our services, contact us or visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and will tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.  

1.       Important information and who we are

1.1     Purpose of this privacy statement

This privacy statement aims to give you information on how BSM collects and processes your personal data.

1.2     Controller

BSM is the controller and responsible for your personal data (referred to as "BSM" or "we" in this privacy statement).

1.3     Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our data privacy manager using the details set out below.

Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: BSMH Limited (Co. No. 2566342) trading as Barker Storey Matthews (BSM)

Name or title of data privacy manager:  Wendy Burcham, Finance Director

Email address: Wendy@bsm.uk.com

Postal address: The Lawns, 33 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AB

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

1.4     Changes to the privacy statement and your duty to inform us of changes

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

We may update our privacy statement from time to time.  We will post the up to date version on our website.  Please follow the link to it regularly to ensure you are aware of the latest version.

2.       The data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.

2.1     The data we collect

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

                Identity Data including names, title, date of birth and gender.

                Contact Data including billing address, property address, email address and telephone numbers.

                Financial Data including bank account and payment card details.

                Transaction Data including details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us.

                Marketing and Communications Data including your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We do not intend to collect any Special Category Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions or trade union membership). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

2.2     If you fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with our services).

3.       How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

3.1     Direct interactions. You may give us your data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

3.1.1    contact us in relation to our services;

3.1.2    subscribe to our services or publications;

3.1.3    request marketing to be sent to you; or

3.1.4    interact with our website.

3.2     Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies.

3.3     Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources such as your other advisors or Companies House and credit reference agencies.

4.       How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

                Where we need to do so to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

                Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests, and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

                Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.

4.1     Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Purpose/Activity

Type of data

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register you as a new client

Identity

Contact

Performance of a contract with you

To provide our services including:

Manage payments, fees and charges

Collect and recover money owed to us

Identity

Contact

Financial

Transaction

Marketing & Communications

Performance of a contract with you

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

 

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

Updating you on our practice and providing information we believe will be of interest to you

Identity

Contact

Profile

Marketing & Communications

Performance of a contract with you

Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to keep you up to date)

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you

Identity

Contact

Technical

 

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)

 

4.2     Marketing

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

4.3     Information from us

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you.

You may receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased services from us or if you provided us with your details for these purposes and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

4.4     Third-party marketing

We do not intend to share any of your information with third parties for their marketing purposes and we will request your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any external/third-party company for marketing purposes.

4.5     Opting out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you o] by contacting us at any time.

4.6     Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

5.       Disclosures of your personal data

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.

5.1     External Third Parties who we engage as data processors, for example for data backup.

5.2     Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy statement.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

6.       International transfers

We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

If we were to do so we would ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

         We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission.

         Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.

         Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.

7.       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. 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.

8.       Data retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

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.

9.       YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

In certain circumstances, you have rights in relation to your personal data to:

9.1     Request access to your personal data (known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

9.2     Request correction of your personal data. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

9.3     Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons of which we will notify you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

9.4     Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

9.5     Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

9.6     Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

9.7     Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.