KC Accountants and Business Advisors Limited understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. I respect and value the privacy of all my clients and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with my obligations and your rights under the law.
This Privacy Information explains how I use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that I use is set out in Part 5, below.
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which I will always work to uphold:
For more information about my use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact me using the details provided in Part 11.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about my use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
I may collect some or all of the following personal data (this may vary according to your relationship with me):
Under the GDPR, I must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for my performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to my use of your personal data, or because it is in my legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data will be used for:
I use the following automated systems for carrying out certain kinds of decision-making. If at any point you wish to query any action that I take on the basis of this or wish to request ‘human intervention’ (i.e. have someone review the action themselves, rather than relying only on the automated method), the GDPR gives you the right to do so. Please contact me to find out more using the details in Part 11.
I will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
6 years (as legally required) unless otherwise agreed.
I will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
I will not share any of your personal data with any third parties, without your prior consent, for any purposes, subject to one important exception.
In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
If you want to know what personal data I have about you, you can ask me for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 11.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover my administrative costs in responding.
I will respond to your subject access request within 2 months of receiving it. Normally I aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time.
To contact me about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
I may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if I change my business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Any changes will be made available on the website.