Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy

This policy governs the use of personal data which you provide to us via our website. Personal data is any or all data relating to a natural person who is identified, or can be identified, from the data. Should you become a client, our Privacy Notice will apply which covers in more detail our obligations and your rights in this respect.

Pretwood Ltd (“we”, “our”, “us”) respects your privacy. We understand that how your personal data is used and shared online matters to you, and we take the privacy of those who visit our website (“the site”) very seriously. We will not collect any data other than when you contact us, and we will always process that data in compliance with the law. Our site may contain links to other sites.  Be aware that if you choose to click on those links, your data may be processed by other organisations hosting those sites. We cannot control or monitor this, and you should have regard to their privacy policies.

Please read this privacy policy carefully and ensure you understand it. When you first use our site, this is taken to be agreement to this policy. If you do not accept the policy, then you should stop using the site immediately.

Who we are

  • The site is owned and operated by Pretwood Ltd, Old Bank Building, East Street, Ilminster TA19 0AJ.
  • Our VAT number is 182 6381 92.
  • We are a member of 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
  • to be informed about who may receive your data, where it may be transferred and how long it will normally be retained
  • to be given access to the data we hold
  • to have any inaccurate or incomplete data rectified
  • to ask us to delete personal data earlier than we might already dispose of it
  • to prevent us from processing the data further
  • to object to us using the data for particular purposes.

We provide contact details at the end of this policy for you to use if you have any complaint about our processing of your personal data. If you are not satisfied with the way we deal with this issue, you have the right 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 also use cookies on our website.  These are small files that are stored on your device when you access our website, allowing it to recognise your device and store information about your actions and preferences when visiting, on order to give you the best experience.  Upon your first visit to our website you will be offered the choice to accept or reject cookies.

We do not collect any other personal data by any other method.

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 for which it was collected.

In relation to the data we do collect, as laid out in the section above, we may use it to reply to your email.  It will not be shared with any outside party.

We also use Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors and the most popular pages, which helps us to improve our website.

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.  You can also choose to reject cookies, following which we will not store any information about your visiting habits.  This may mean that our website cannot offer you the best experience.

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 for which it is collected, and/or for as long as we have your permission to hold it.

Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the UK. 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.

Accessing your data

You are entitled to make a subject access request under 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 by email at enquiries@pretwood.co.uk.

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.

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