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PRIVACY POLICY

Revision date 18.05.2019

GENERAL

Scope

This Privacy Policy details how Oppic Accountancy LLP (Oppic) obtains, processes and protects any Personal Data (Data) that you may provide when using oppic.co.uk (Website). Oppic is committed to protecting your privacy and will only use your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By using our Website you consent to the data practices described in this Policy. If you disagree with any of the data practices described in this Policy you should not use the Website. This Privacy Policy does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes

We reserve the right to amend the details set out in this Policy from time to time and recommend you check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website. Your first use of our Website following the changes will be treated as acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Oppic’s collection and use of Data. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be emailed to [email protected]

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information Collected Automatically

When you use our Website, we may collect information about you including:

  • your use of our Website and the device you use to access our Website, for example, your IP address, the type of operating system and web browser you use and related information; and your activities on our Website, such as the pages you visit.
  • This Website uses cookies. Details of the cookies and how they are used by this Website are set out in the Cookie Policy below.

Information You Provide To Us

  • if enter into a contract with us, we will collect and process your information for the provision of our services or to perform our obligations under contract. We are required by law to collect and process certain Data about you to confirm your identity for anti-money laundering purposes.
  • if you take the opportunity to review our products, participate in public forums associated with the Website or comment on our blog, we will collect Data in any such reviews, posts or comments. Note that these will be public, therefore it is good practice to use care before posting information about yourself online.

Additional Information We Collect

From time to time, we may acquire additional information about our customers from third parties to assist us in the provision of products and services requested by you.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

  • internal record keeping
  • improvement of products / services
  • market research
  • legal, accounting or security requirements

in each case, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Services

Oppic may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website. We never share or sell any Data to a third-party provider.

Third-party services we use:

  • Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our Website.
  • WordPress to publish our Website, and some of our microsites and landing pages. These sites are hosted at OVH. We use standard services to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it. For more information about how OVH processes data, please see their privacy notice https://www.ovh.co.uk/personal-data-protection/
  • We also may use other third-party providers including but not limited to Facebook advertising and analytical tools including FB Pixel to gather statistics which are aimed at helping us in our advertising efforts.

Transfers of Data

Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA. These countries may not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.

If we transfer Data outside the EEA in this way, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this privacy policy. You expressly agree to such transfers of Data.

All our third-party providers outside the EEA participate in and have certified their compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and/or the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. A list of Privacy Shield participants is maintained by the Department of Commerce and is available at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We only store the information for the necessary duration to perform a service to you and will securely delete it afterwards.

Oppic makes every effort to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website. For example, for people who email us we use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

Information About Children

The Website is not intended for or targeted at children under 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 13. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected], so that we may delete the information.

CONTROLLING YOUR DATA

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have rights to request access, correction, amendment or deletion of information we hold about you. You can do that by contacting Oppic at [email protected]

On receipt of such request, we will respond within 30 days. If we hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • if you would like, we will send you a copy of the information in an easy to read and popular to open format.

You can then let us know if any data we hold is incorrect and request amendment or deletion. Also, you can opt-out from our newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link included in every email or by contacting us as detailed above.