Privacy & Legal
1.1 About Us
We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this policy. All information held will be treated in accordance with this policy, current UK Data Protection legislation and internet best practice. Please read the following policy carefully to understand our practices in respect of your personal data and how it will be treated.
1.2 Data Processing, Information Collection & Use
When you contact us or register your interest with us, we may collect and process the following data about you:
- Any or all of the information provided by you, including your name, address, telephone number and email address.
- Information about your use of our website, including details of your visits, your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, technical information, your login details, location data, browser type, browser version, operating system and platform, the pages viewed and resources accessed, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
We process personal information about:
- Advisers and professional consultants
We may use your personal details to process your registration, to respond to queries or requests submitted by you and to administer our obligations in relation to any agreement we have in place with you. Your personal data is not sold or rented to third parties, although on occasions it may be passed to third parties for marketing purposes. You can opt out of receiving these various communications or update any of your personal data by contacting us using the details below.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for phone, fax or mail
- We process personal information to enable us to provide property services to our clients; promote the services we offer; maintaining our own accounts and records; support and manage our employees.
- We use the aggregate browser data and information collected to monitor website traffic and analyse the paths taken through the website in order to enable us to improve site efficiency.
We process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This may include:
- personal details
- family details
- lifestyle and social circumstances
- employment and education details
- financial details
- goods and services provided
Who the information may be shared with:
We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themselves and also with their agents and other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.
Where necessary or required we share information with:
- educators and examining bodies
- current, past and prospective employers
- employment and recruitment agencies
- suppliers and service providers
- family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing
- financial organisations
- credit reference agencies
- debt collection and tracing agencies
- business associates and other professional advisers
- central and local government
- police forces
1.3 What is the legal basis of our data processing?
Michael Elliott LLP under data protection legislation are only permitted to use your personal information if we have a legal basis for doing so. Below are the legal basis on which we rely;
- For employment-related purposes
- Contractual information
- Where we need to comply with a legal obligation
- Where the processing is necessary for us to carry out activities for which it is in Michael Elliott’s legitimate interests (or those of a third party) to do so and provided that your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. These include;
- Processing that is necessary for us to promote our business, brand and products and measure the reach and effectiveness of our campaigns. This will include sending you marketing information; where data was obtained through the course of a sale or acquisition, negotiations for a sale or acquisition or a service to that that person; where Michael Elliott LLP are marketing their own or similar products or services; where marketing messages are sent to corporate subscribers (companies and other corporate bodies). You have the right to opt out of receiving this information at any time.
- Processing that enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise modify our services/communications, understand how people interact with our websites and analyse the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising.
- Processing that is necessary to improve our knowledge of the real estate sector, this will include undertaking market analysis and research so that we better understand trends in the property sector and provide better knowledge along with more tailored and relevant services for our customers in the future
- Processing necessary for us to operate the administrative and technical aspects of our business efficiently and effectively – this will include; verifying the accuracy of information that we hold about you and create a better understanding of you as a customer.
- Processing for administrative efficiency purposes such as where we outsource certain administrative functions to third parties who are specialists in such services; processing for network and information security purposes i.e. in order for us to take steps to protect your information against loss, damage, theft or unauthorised access or to comply with a request from you in connection with the exercise of any of your rights outlined below.
In more limited circumstances we may also rely on the following legal bases:
- Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests); and/or
- Where it is needed in the public interest or for official purposes
We may process special categories of personal information and criminal conviction information in the following limited circumstances:
- With your explicit consent, in which case we will explain the purpose for which the information will be used at the point where we ask for your consent.
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.
1.5 Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
1.6 Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:
- 3 Hanover Square, W1S 1HD
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:
- The right to be informed
- The right of access
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
1.7 International Transfer
Due to the global nature of the internet infrastructure, your personal information may be transferred in transit to countries located outside the European Economic Area, where the data protection laws may differ from those of your own jurisdiction. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try and improve the security of your information and data. By submitting your information on our site, you consent to these transfers. In the event that a dispute arises with regard to the international transfer of data, you agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
1.8 Sale of business
In the unlikely event that the business of Michael Elliott LLP is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser and their advisers. Your details will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
2. Cookies Policy
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data or text files that are stored by a website such as ours within your browser. Cookies are stored on your device for varying periods of time – from as short time as the duration of your browsing session to several months. Each time you return to the website, the browser retrieves and sends cookies to the server, which helps to improve your experience of the website by, for example, remembering settings and measuring overall use of the website so that we can see where we can make site improvements.
Which cookies do we use?
This website uses only two categories of cookies as laid out in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide:
‘Strictly Necessary Cookies’ that are required in order to enable you to use the website and its various features, and
‘Performance Cookies’ that are used to collect anonymous user behaviour data and information, which is used to further improve the website.
How can you restrict or block cookies?
You can manage and/or delete cookies from your device. However, please be aware that reducing cookie usage may limit the functionality and performance of the website and some features might not work as expected. You can change your cookie settings at any time using your web browser settings.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage or remove them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics for all websites, please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
3. Anti-Bribery Policy
It is the Firm’s policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and to implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery. We intend to comply with all laws, rules and regulations that are applicable to our business, wherever that business is conducted.
4. Anti-Money Laundering Policy
Michael Elliott LLP (“the Company”) will do all it can to prevent and expose money laundering and it is Company policy to comply fully with applicable provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Terrorism Act 2000 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and all amending legislation.
5. Terms and Conditions
The term ‘Michael Elliott LLP’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is HW Fisher & Company, Acre House, 11-15 William Road, London NW1 3ER”. Our company registration number is OC317497. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
- The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
- Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
- This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
- All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
- Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
- From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
- The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Michael Elliott LLP and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
- In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
- Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Michael Elliott LLP. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
- Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Michael Elliott LLP takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
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Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
- you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
- you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.