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Our Privacy Policy

Your Data, Privacy and Cookies

We know that you are concerned with how your personal and financial information is dealt with. This privacy policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you (or that you provide to us) will be processed and demonstrates our commitment to your privacy. ANS Accountants Limited (“ANS”) is the sole owner of the information collected on this website launched/operating in the name and style of www.itsyouraccountant.co.uk.

  • We do not sell, share, or transfer this information, except as set out in this statement.
  • We use your information to improve our marketing, for administration and to provide accountancy services.
  • We may pass your information between our offices, if necessary. Our offices are listed on this website and the list is updated as appropriate.
  • We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times ANS will control and be responsible for the use of your information.

We may change the content or services found on our websites at any time without notice, and consequently our privacy policy may change at any time in the future. You agree to revisit this page regularly and your continued access to, or use of, our website.

By visiting our websites and using our services you are accepting our policies and practices. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us by sending us an email at concerns@itsyouraccountant.co.uk

Cookies and How They Benefit You

Our websites uses cookies (as almost all websites do) in order to help provide you with the best user experience that we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us to:

  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks (for example Facebook and Twitter)
  • Continuously improve our website
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We don’t use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pay sales commissions
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Permission To Use Cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we assume that you accept this.

More about using cookies

We use cookies to make our website work more efficiently including:

  • To remember your search settings
  • To remember if you have accepted our Terms and Conditions

Third Party Personal Data If You Provide

Through your use of the Services, we may also collect information from you about someone else. If you provide ANS with personal information about someone else, you must ensure that you are authorized to disclose that information to us and that, without ANS taking any further steps required by applicable data protection or privacy laws, ANS may collect, use and disclose such information for the purposes described in this Policy as well as in our terms & Conditions.

You must therefore take reasonable steps to ensure the individual concerned is aware of and consents to the various matters detailed in this Policy, including the fact that their personal information is being collected, the purposes for which that information is being collected, the intended recipients of that information, the individual's right to obtain and details of how to access the information.

Where requested to do so, you must assist ANS with any requests by the individual to access or update the personal information you have collected from them and provided us in connection with the Services.

Security Of The Information Provided

We take all appropriate steps to protect your information both online and offline. If you would like information on our security procedures please contact us through any means available on our Contact Us page.

Transferring information overseas

It is possible that your details or information collected may be processed overseas where we think this may be of benefit to you or the purpose for which we getting your information. Some of our third party service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countries ;
  • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.

For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries . Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

Keeping your data secure

Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to try and keep your data secure once we receive it. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites for any reasons other than given in our Policy.

We have put in place 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 subj ect to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. If you think that any part of our process is not secure please email us at contact@itsyouraccountant.co.uk.

Information Requests

You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subj ect access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object Processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to obj ect where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:

  • If you want us to establish the data's accuracy;
  • Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;
  • Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to the information concerning privacy and personal information above, you can contact us through the channels given on Contact Us page.

If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive our service, please let us know and we will correct, update or remove your details. This can be done by emailing us at contact@itsyouraccountant.co.uk.

Your consent

By using our website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out above. If we change or modify our privacy policy we will post these changes on this page.

Disclosure of your information

In order to carry out the Services of our engagement and for related purposes such as updating and enhancing our client records, analysis for management purposes and statutory returns, legal and regulatory compliance and crime prevention, we may obtain, process, use and disclose personal data about you.

We also have a duty under section 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to report to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) if we know, or have reasonable cause to suspect, that you or anyone connected with your business are or have been involved in money laundering. Failure on our part to make a report where we have knowledge, or reasonable grounds for suspicion would constitute a criminal offence.

To the extent that we are duty bound by any applicable legal or regulatory requirement to cooperate with any competent legal or governmental authority or agency we shall do so in accordance with applicable law.

Without limitation, we expressly reserve the right to cooperate with any competent authority, in the investigation of alleged unlawful activities of our website users or relating to our website users. We will have no legal liability for such disclosures of your information. We may share the information we hold about you with any person, business or other organization (and their advisers) who might take over our rights or responsibilities under our agreement with you to allow them to prepare for taking these over (after that, we may also allow that person or business to use and share your information on the same basis as us).

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

GDPR statement

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) aims to set a new standard for how companies use and protect individuals’ data. Here at ANS, we take how we use and hold your personal data very seriously and we view the GDPR as an opportunity to enhance our commitment to data protection for your benefit. We’ve been updating our organisational processes, updating our policies, updating our client communications and marketing consents to prepare for the GDPR to ensure that we are compliant.

Links to other websites

ANS contains links to and from other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to our website, and doesn’t cover other websites, services or transactions that we link to.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that other website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to ANS from another website

If you come to ANS from another website, we may receive personal information about you from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Social Media Links

On our website we use links to 'social sites' - Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. When you click on these links these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet by setting one or more of their own cookies. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting ANS and the specific page/Pages you are on, even if you don't click on the link if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook.

ANS is not responsible for the data generated by or processed by such third parties. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete such information.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Policy in the future will be posted on this page as well as on the relevant pages of other websites we have or may have. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Use of the ANS services is subject to the ANS Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with this. In the event of a conflict or disagreement between this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions will prevail.

Please read our Terms and Conditions If you have a question, comment or complaint about our Privacy Policy please send it to info@itsyouraccountant.co.uk.