We at Goodman Lawrence & Co, Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors respects your privacy, and understand that how your personal data is used, and shared online matters to you.

We, also, take the privacy of those that visit our website (“the site”) very seriously.  We will not, therefore, collect any data other than when you contact us, and we will always process that data in compliance with the law.

We ask that you note that our site may contain links to other sites, and that by choosing to click on those links, your data may be processed by other organisations hosting those sites.  We ask that you note the fact that we cannot control or monitor this, and that you should have regard to their privacy policies, also.

Please read this privacy policy carefully, and ensure you understand it.  It is, when you first use our site, accepted that you agree to this policy. Please, if for some reason you chose not to accept the policy, stop using the site immediately.

Who we are

  • The site is owned and operated by Goodman Lawrence & Co.
  • Our VAT number is 365 562 141.
  • We are regulated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Your rights

You have certain rights as a data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the collection, processing and disposal of personal data by organisations such as ours.

In relation to personal data about you, you have the right to:

  • Be informed about how and why we collect and use the data;

  • Be informed about who may receive your data, where it may be transferred and how long it will normally be retained;

  • Be given access to the data we hold;

  •  Have any inaccurate or incomplete data rectified;

  • Ask us to delete personal data earlier than we would normally;

  • Prevent us from processing the data further;

  • Object to us using the data for particular purposes.

The contact details at the end of this policy are for you to use if you have any complaint about our processing of your personal data. You have the right to, if you are not satisfied with the way we deal with this issue, to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the body in charge of supervising personal data use in the UK.

What data do we collect?

If you communicate with us by email via our website, we will collect your name, email address and any other content that you send to us in the body of the mail. We do not collect any other personal data by any other method and, in particular, we do not place cookies on our site.

How is your data used?

We will process and store your data securely, and we will only keep it for as long as we need it for the purpose(s) for which it was collected. 

In relation to the data we do collect, as laid out in the section above, we may use it as follows:

  •  to reply to your email
  • use data to provide our service to you.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.

We will not share your personal data with anyone at any time.

How and where do we store your data?

We will only keep your data as long as we need it for the purpose(s) for which it is collected, and/or for as long as we have your permission to hold it.

Your data will only be stored in the UK, OR

Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (EEA), OR

Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the EEA. If we do store data outside this area, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is as safe and secure as it would be within the UK, and is treated lawfully and in accordance with the GDPR.

We have put in place commercially reasonable and 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 data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Accessing your data

You are entitled to make a subject access request under the GDPR. This means that you may request a copy of any personal data we hold about you, free of charge. We will provide any or all information in response to your request if you contact us.

Contact details

If you have any questions about the site or this policy, or you wish to make a subject access request, then please contact us as follows, making your request or query clear:

Amending the policy

We may change this policy from time to time, in response to changes in the law or for operational reasons. Any changes will immediately be posted on the site and you will be deemed to have accepted the amended policy if you continue to use the site afterwards. You should therefore regularly review this policy.