Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Data Protection Privacy Policy

We collect information about you when you engage, contact us or use our website , we may also receive information from other sources.  All such data is treated as personal data for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations.  Our aim when collecting or receiving information is to serve you better, so we will not sell your information to any third parties.

For what purposes does David Perkins Chartered Surveyors process personal data?

We process personal information to enable us to provide surveying services, mailing property particulars, maintaining our own accounts and records and to support and manage our staff.

This includes information that relates to and identifies you ("personal data"), which you may enter on our website, the details that you provide to us in our offices or anything you give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information. David Perkins Chartered Surveyors will process information that you provide including your customer details e.g. name, phone number(s), email, residential address and any transactional data details. 

We have legitimate reasons for processing.

Tests that have been applied are:

1. Identify a legitimate interest

We process personal information to enable us to provide surveying services, mailing property particulars, maintaining our own accounts and records and to support and manage our staff.

2 Show that the processing is necessary to achieve it.

We have reviewed our data processing and consider it is necessary to maintain our records, manage staff and operate our business.

3. Balance it against the individual’s interests, rights and freedoms

Processing is kept to a minimum in order to achieve the objectives mentioned in 1 above, furthermore:

We do not sell data.

We do not send unsolicited mail, texts or e mails, we mail property particulars to those who have requested to go on our mailing list, they may opt out at any time by contacting us by phone, fax or writing to the above address.

Staff with access to your information have a duty of confidentiality under the ethical standards we follow.

How long will information be held

Applicants - Until they request removal, find premises, request to remain on mailing list or approximately 1 year from date of registration/renewal

Clients - Indefinitely as they may reinstruct us in many years time or until they request removal.

E-mail communications

We do not send unsolicited marketing e mails.

You may have your e mail address removed at any time by contacting us by e mail, phone, fax or writing to us.

Automatic information and cookies

When you visit our website we may use cookies which are pieces of information that allow us to track use of the website, to complete statistical reports on website activity and provide you with a more convenient and personalised experience by recording information about your preferences. Most browsers will allow you to prevent your computer from accepting cookies. However, if you choose to disable cookies, certain elements of our website's functionality may no longer be available to you. Please note that the information in our cookies can be requested only by the website and our browser will not pass these cookies to any other site.

You can read more about cookies and their use, at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's dedicated website:www.allaboutcookies.org

Does David Perkins Chartered Surveyors share the information it receives?

We do not sell data.

When we collect your personal information, it may be necessary to share it with third parties as follows:

Protection of our website and third parties

We only release account and other personal information if it is necessary to comply with the laws or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our website, our users, or third parties. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Naturally, this does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personal data for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Is data transferred outside the EU?

In the unlikely event of using service providers who operate or are located in countries outside the EU. The data protection laws outside the EU may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in the UK, but David Perkins Chartered Surveyors will abide by this Privacy Policy, as well as any applicable laws when data is transferred. David Perkins Chartered Surveyors will take steps to ensure that such recipients of data transfers are made aware of this Privacy Policy and take action to preserve the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

By providing us with your personal information on our website or in the course of using our services, you consent to the transfer of your personal data to David Perkins Chartered Surveyors and authorised third parties. This is for the purposes described in and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

What information can I access?

David Perkins Chartered Surveyors is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 in the United Kingdom.
We take precautions to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data and strive to keep it accurate. David Perkins Chartered Surveyors believes that you should have the ability to review and update your account information by contacting us by phone, fax or e mail as follows:

Contact information

David Perkins Chartered Surveyors, 27 Railway Street, Hertford. Herts. SG14 1BA

Tel: 01992 586505. Fax: 01992 586045. E mail:perkins.mail@btconnect.com

Children

We do not seek or knowingly collect any personal information about children under 16 years of age.

Third party sites

Third party Internet sites that you can link through to from our website are not covered by our Privacy policy, so we accept no responsibility or liability for these sites.

Conditions of use and revisions

If you choose to visit our website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and any applicable terms of use. If you have any concern about privacy or have any questions or comments, please send them to perkins.mail@btconnect.com and we will try to resolve it.

We may need to update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.