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Privacy Policy

At Simpson Associates Information Services Limited we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Simpson Associates Information Services Limited is aware of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is committed to processing your data securely and transparently. This privacy notice sets out, in line with GDPR, the types of data that we hold on you as a prospective customer, customer, employee or supplier to the Company. It also sets out how we use that information, how long we keep it for and other relevant information about your data.

Contact details are as follows: Rachel Hillman, Director rachel.hillman@simpson-associates.co.uk

Data protection principles

In relation to your personal data, we will:

What information we collect, use, and why

We collect or use the following information to provide services, service updates or marketing purposes:

We collect or use the following information for recruitment purposes:

Why we process your data

The law on data protection allows us to process your data for certain reasons only:

We also collect data so that we can carry out activities which are in the legitimate interests of the Company. These include: keeping our customers and prospective customers informed about changes to our service offerings, keeping our customers and prospective customers informed on marketing events and publications.

We also need to collect your data for recruitment purposes to ensure we comply with legal requirements such as: keeping records for Companies House reporting and HMRC.

How long we keep information

In line with data protection principles, we only keep your data for as long as we need it for, which will be at least for the duration of our business relationship and/ or for six years after our contract has ended for HMRC record keeping and legal requirements.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

You don’t usually need to pay a fee to exercise your rights. If you make a request, we have one calendar month to respond to you.

To make a data protection rights request, please contact us using the contact details at the top of this privacy notice.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, ours uses cookies – small pieces of information that enable us to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. Cookies help us to improve our website and deliver a better service.

We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on our websites. We will use the session cookies to keep track of how you move around our website and to monitor user behaviour for statistical and marketing purposes. We will use the persistent cookies so that we recognise you when you visit our website.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse how our website is used. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.

You can switch off cookies by changing your browser preferences. Be aware that this might affect functionality when using our website.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal data, you can make a complaint to us using the contact details at the top of this privacy notice.

If you remain unhappy with how we’ve used your data after raising a complaint with us, you can also complain to the ICO.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

Website: https://www.ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint

Last updated: 13 May 2024