Privacy & Data Protection
Able Warton have a duty of care to the people whose data we process. We recognize that our users/customers are our most valuable assets and we strive to provide the highest quality of service possible and are committed to the protection and respect of their personal information.
We will never sell, rent or distribute or make public any of your information without your permission; unless we are required to do so by law.
Any personal information shall only be kept for as long as is necessary based on the purpose of its collection, or as required by any applicable laws and/or regulations.
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the GDPR Regulation with regards to data protection and privacy.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
On the 25th May 2018 GDPR regulations came into force. As a result we; as a company; have to inform you what data we hold about you and how we use it. All information is held in the database within our computer system or; where necessary; in paper format which is stored in a secure location. All data is accessible to authorised persons only.
Your information shall never be sold/passed on to any third party without your permission; unless required by law; and shall only ever be used for the purposes of processing our trading interactions and fulfilment of contracts such as when you purchase any of our products and/or services, including the use of survey forms, both electronic and paper based, to maintain; and where possible continually improve; our customer service and product/service quality. Your information shall also be used to better understand our customers and improve upon the services we provide. Records are also retained in order to fulfil legal and regulatory obligations/requirements.
HM Revenue & Customers (HMRC)
HM Revenue & Customers (HMRC) require us to send them some of your information whilst you use our Making Tax Digital (MTD) Service. This information is used to prevent fraud/criminal activity and to keep your data safe, private and secure.
Read the HMRC: Transaction Monitoring Privacy Notice for a full explanation.
Information Collection & Use
- Your Name
- Business Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- VAT Number
- Company Registration Number
We may also collect, record and analyse the information of those who visit/use our website. The information that we record may include (but is not limited to):
- IP Address
- Geographic Location
- Web Browser
- Number of visits
- Length of time spend on a page/this website
- Page Clicks/Visits
- Where visitors have come from
Further to this we may add information collected through use of page view activity and the website may collect and process any personal information that you volunteer to us; for example when you use one of our website forms to contact us or sign up for newsletters/notifications. If you provide us with your social media details; should we ever ask for them; we may retrieve information which you have made publicly available on your social media profile(s).
Purpose of Personal Information
We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. We have put in place reasonable and appropriate measures; both electronic and physical; to ensure the security of any information that we may collect, ensure the appropriate use of information, maintain the accuracy of data and to prevent any unauthorised disclosure or access of information.
This website uses an SSL Certificate, which is a small data file that digitally binds a cryptographic key to our organization's details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. This means that all communications between your browser and our website are secure.
We will never ask for any passwords in any phone call or email, and strongly recommend that you do not share any of your passwords with anyone. Where applicable you should always sign out of any account or service once you have finished using it/at the end of each session. Further to this you may also wish to close your browser window once finished to help protect your personal information from others who may use the same computer.
Important Note: No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and whilst we make every effort to protect your personal information we cannot completely ensure the security of the information which you choose to transmit to us, or to or from our online products/services. Once we receive your transmission we will make every effort to ensure its security but all such transmissions are carried out at your own risk.
What is web storage?
Web storage is a way in which websites store data on your computer. This falls into two categories; local storage and session storage.
Stores data with no expiration date. This means that the data is stored for future use by the website.
Stores data for one session. This means that the data is lost when you leave the website (close the last open tab on your browser).
Web storage is more secure than cookies and holds information per origin (per domain/website and protocol). This means that all pages from the same origin can store and access the same data.
We use session storage to hold information that is only relevant to your current visit to our website. This can be something as simple as an identifier for your current session/visit that is used to give you the smoothest possible experience whilst using our website.
Removing our cookies
Managing your preferences
Most browsers on all web browsing devices (PC's, Phones, Tablets, etc.) allow you to turn off cookies. To disable cookies check the below links for your browser to get specific information on how.
Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.
Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel.
Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, click on content settings in the privacy section.
Choose Safari, then preferences and then click security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.
You can manage cookies in Opera if you Click on settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies.
To manage cookies on your mobile device (phone or tablet) please consult your manual.
By deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our or another website.
Acceptance of Conditions
Policy Updates & Amendments
Disclose of Personal Information
We will not pass on/hand over/reveal any personal information of our users/visitors without their prior voluntary consent, with the exception of when required to do so by law or should it become required to initiate legal proceedings against that user/visitor. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.