Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Adlers uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. The choices available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your Information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

This policy may change from time to time so please check this page occasionally for any updates. This policy holds as a binding agreement when you use our site.

For any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please email us at property@adlers.co.uk

or by post to Adlers Surveyors LLP, 58 Paddington Street, London, W1U 4JA

or Telephone 020 7224 2244

WHAT WE COLLECT

Personal information that we will process in connection with our services, if relevant, may include:

  • Identity data – name, username, title and date of birth.
  • Contact data – property address, correspondence address, email address or telephone numbers.
  • KYC data- photographic identification (such as a copy of your passport/ driving licence) and proof of address documentation (such as a copy of your bank statement/ utility bill).
  • Conflict check data – name of your relative or connection working with us.
  • Financial data – bank account and payment card details, company.accounts, financial records, credit references and trade references.
  • Transaction data – details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical data – internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.
  • Profile data – your username and password, details of previous transactions or enquiries made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Usage data – information about how you use our website, products and services.
  • Marketing and communications data – your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
  • In circumstances where you are not the legal owner of a property, we will request details from you as to your ability to sell or let the property (such as a grant of probate or a power of attorney).
  • We may check your suitability to rent or buy a property on behalf of our clients. In such instances, Criminal conviction and offences information may be brought to our attention where we share your data with referencing agencies for the purposes of highlighting any crime, fraud or money laundering.
  • We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.
  • In some cases, we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes and to carry out routine internal reporting. We may use this data indefinitely but at this point it would no longer be deemed ‘personal data’.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

  • We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. You are in complete control of whether you consent to receive such information from us. In particular, we may contact you for the following reasons:
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • 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.
  • Contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
  • Contact you to share news of special promotions, new services or changes to this privacy policy.
  • Use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
  • Record and manage information for marketing, and to advise on service related matters.
  • Record and manage information for provision of services.
  • Instruct third parties: for example, contractors dealing with agency boards, or property maintenance.
  • Liaise where required for provision of services: with solicitors, Local Authorities, professional advisors, accountants, credit referencing and fraud prevention agencies, financial organisations, utility and insurance companies, and debt recovery agents.
  • Report regulatory matters e.g. HMRC, Regulatory bodies, Anti-Money Laundering Regulations.
  • Record and manage enquiries, complaints or insurance related matters.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your personal information with any of the following organisations, for the purposes of providing the services which you have requested from us:

  • Group companies
  • Sub-contractors (For example those who deal with the maintenance of properties or inventory clerks).
  • Utility Suppliers
  • Surveyors, agents and advisers that we use
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Debt collection agencies
  • HM Revenue & Customs, the local authority and other regulators or governmental authorities
  • External service providers that provide applications/functionality, data processing or IT services to us (For example, we use third parties to support us in providing our services and to help provide, run and manage our internal IT systems. These include providers of IT services, cloud-based software as service providers, website hosting and management, data analysis, data backup, security and storage services.

We require all organisations with whom we share your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow any of our service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

SECURITY

  • Our client files are stored on our secure client management systems. Access is restricted on our client systems to those within the business who are required to have access to your information for legitimate business purposes.
  • All data is hosted in data centres which have systems and protections in place to protect against both unauthorised access, and other external factors that could cause damage to, your personal data. There are strict access requirements in place and access is restricted to those absolutely necessary.
  • We ensure that access to personal information is restricted to our employees and workers or other persons working with us on a need to know basis.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

From time to time 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.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

The period for which we will keep your personal information will depend on the type of service you have requested from us. The retention period may be longer than the period for which we are providing services to you where we have statutory or regulatory obligations to retain personal information for a longer period, or where we may need to retain the information in case of a legal claim.

YOUR RIGHTS IN RELATION TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information, these include the right to:

  • Be informed about how we use your personal information Obtain access to your personal information that we hold
  • Request that your personal information is corrected if you believe it is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate
  • Request that we erase your personal information in the following circumstances:
  • If we are continuing to process personal information beyond the period when it is necessary to do so for the purpose for which it was originally collected
  • If Adlers is relying on consent as the legal basis for processing and you withdraw consent
  • If Adlers is relying on legitimate interests as the legal basis for processing and you object to this processing and there is no overriding compelling ground which enables us continue with the processing
  • If the personal information has been processed unlawfully (i.e. in breach of the requirements of the data protection legislation)
  • If it is necessary to delete the personal information to comply with a legal obligation
  • Ask us to restrict our data processing activities where you consider that:
    • personal information is inaccurate
    • our processing of your personal information is unlawful
    • where we no longer need the personal information but you require us to keep it to enable you to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim
    • where you have raised an objection to our use of your personal information
    • Request a copy of certain personal information that you have provided to us in a commonly used electronic format.This right relates to personal information that you have provided to us that we need in order to perform our agreement with you and personal information where we are relying on consent to process your personal information
    • Object to our processing of your personal information where we are relying on legitimate interests or exercise of a public interest task to make the processing lawful. If you raise an objection we will carry out an assessment to
      determine whether we have an overriding legitimate ground which entitles us to continue to process your personal information; and
    • Not be subject to wholly automated decisions which produce legal effects or which could have a similarly significant effect on you.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights please contact us by

Email: property@adlers.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7009 2050

Mail: Adlers Surveyors LLP, 58 Paddington Street, London, W1U 4JA

COOKIE POLICY

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By using our website http://www.adlers.co.uk you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Notice. In particular, you accept the use of Analytics Cookies for the purposes described below.

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What is a cookie?

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Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visithttp://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

What cookies do we use on www.adlers.co.uk?

The types of cookies used on this website can be classified into one of two categories, namely Strictly Necessary Cookies and Analytics Cookies.

1.Strictly Necessary Cookies– These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. We use the following strictly necessary cookie:

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2.Analytics Cookies– These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

Our website uses Google Analytics Cookies. Information collected by the Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. To see an overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, visithttp://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.htmlYou may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Our website uses the following Google Analytics Cookies.

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How to control and delete cookies through the browser

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Cookies that have been set in the past

If you have disabled one or more Analytics Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.