Hobbs Advisory believes that the responsible use of personal information collected on its web site is critical to its business objectives and reputation. As part of our commitment to privacy, we have adopted this Online Privacy Statement.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and this notice describes how we use the personal information collected from, or that you provide when you engage with our services or otherwise contact us.
We will not share information about you with third parties without your consent, unless the law allows or requires us to do so and will not use your data for any marketing purposes without your consent. If you choose to provide us with information you explicitly grant your consent to us using that information as is necessary to provide Services to you. All personal information collected is stored securely and only handled by staff who have received appropriate training.
Every advisory company we work with and introduce our clients to has agreed to adopt this policy in their dealings with Hobbs clients.
We keep to a minimum the amount of information we hold about you.
We use your data to respond to your enquiries about the services offered by us (the lawful basis for this is “legitimate interest”) and to provide our services to you (the lawful basis for this for Hobbs and for the other companies we instruct on our clients behalf is “Contract”).
We delete your data when it is no longer needed.
We apply appropriate security mechanisms to protect your personal data.
For the definition of terms used within this Privacy Notice refer to the ICO website or look at the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). We suggest you start with the ICO website. We are happy to answer any questions you have about this Privacy Notice. Contact us via email on email@example.com
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The extent and type of information we receive from you on our website depends on what you do when visiting our sites. If you visit our site to read or download information, such as news or articles, all of the information we collect - such as the date and time you access our site, the location and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site - is statistical only and not personally identifiable. We use information about the number of visitors and their use of the site in aggregate form to make our site more useful and attractive to you.
If you provide us with personal data we will use it to process your on-line requests, to provide services to you or your organisation and to let you know about other Hobbs Advisory services in which you might be interested. For example, if you send us an e-mail message requesting information about Hobbs Advisory, we will use your e-mail address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If we intend to use your personal information to tell you about other Hobbs Advisory services, we will tell you so and give you an opportunity to decline to receive such communications.
Data is stored securely on a need-to-know basis on the following systems:
our internal customer management system used to administer your enquiry, quotations, client case management and for internal auditing.
our financial system in order to bill for our services.
a third party email platform used for emailing offers and news to subscribed contacts
The personal data we process may include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Company Name and Address
Telephone number for contact regarding services being provided
Email addresses for a main contact
The collection of this information is used by Hobbs Advisory to:
Deliver and administer our services.
Provide transparency for reviewing our customer support interaction.
To notify you about any changes to our services.
As necessary to prevent or detect crime.
Under the data protection legislation you have the right to:
Object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress.
Prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing.
Object to decisions being taken by automated means.
In certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed.
Claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the data protection legislation.
If you would like to find out more about how we use your personal data, or if you want to access or update the information about you that we hold, please contact . If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns.
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Managing cookies on this website.
What types of cookies do we use?
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