We take the privacy of our
client’s information very seriously and handle all data with care in line
with the latest laws and regulations.
Who we are
We are McMeeking Chartered Surveyors, and our Registered address is 1 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1NU (referred to as “we” or “us” or “our”). We are the providers of the websites www.mcmeeking.com and www.mcmeeking.co.uk (referred to as the “Site/Sites”). Our VAT number is 624 9270 34. We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office with registration number Z2148341. We provide this Site to advertise our properties and services online. We are a firm of Chartered Surveyors offering Commercial Estate Agency services to the property market.
A reference to “you” or “your” is a reference to a user of the Site or any of our services.
This Policy only relates to the personal information that we collect about you from the Site or from third parties such as social media companies.
If you would like to opt out of marketing and communication from us, please contact us via email to email@example.com or please write to David McMeeking, McMeeking Chartered Surveyors, 1 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1NU
WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
Information you give us: We will collect the information that you give to us when using our Site. If you choose to access a particular search feature or to fill in a form on the Site, you may be asked to provide information about yourself, such as your name and contact details. We may also collect other information about you at the same time, such as details of the sort of property you are interested in, the cost and location of the property etc. We will also collect information that you provide to us when you register as a property applicant with us, request property email updates or participate with social media functions on the Site. We will also collect information that you provide to us by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise.
We will also collect information as required under the RICS Professional Standards and guidance and the 5th Money Laundering Directive together with subsequent future updates and requirements.
Information we collect about you: This is different to “information you give us” because it relates to technical data that we collect. So for example, we may collect technical information that has the potential to identify you, such as the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. We may also collect information about your visit, including the full uniform resource locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, click and mouse-overs).
WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Main Uses of Your Data
This section of the Policy describes the things that we do with your data which relate directly to your use of the Site and our services. They are the things that we hope you would expect us to do with your information. We will use your information:
to provide the services available on our Site to you;
when you consent to us doing so, to pass your searches and messages on to our internal service sectors, which include estate agents, commercial agents, managing agents, valuers and surveyors to help them communicate with you directly and to provide a more personalised service to you. This may include contacting you about other relevant properties, adding you to our enquiry database for future contact and offering you our additional services;
customise and enrich your experience on our Site;
This section of the Policy describes the things that we do with your data that arise from our monitoring of the Site and the collection of your information whilst using the Site. We may use this information:
to identify patterns that we can use in our marketing strategy and to help us develop, administer, support and improve our services and features and adverts;
to conduct reviews that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Site;
to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
to administer our Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; and as part of our efforts to keep our Site safe and secure.
We may combine technical information with other information that we have about you to help us with our processing of your information as described in this Policy.
Use of your data for marketing and communications
Sometimes we may use your personal information to provide marketing messages to you or allow us to communicate with you on third party services. We will always seek your consent before doing so and you can opt out of marketing and other communications at any time by contacting us here. You can always make use of the Site without having to agree to marketing. The types of things that we may do include:
providing direct marketing advertisements and communications to you via email, post or telephone;
making suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Site about goods or services that may interest you or them;
monitoring the effectiveness of our direct marketing communications and your responses to it.
WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We retain access to all personal information that we have collected from you or about you. Once your information has been passed to one of our team in the course of providing our services (most typically when you communicate with an estate agent through our Site) then that department will have a copy of the information that you have provided about the property enquiry and your contact details which they will use to get in touch with you.
We recommend that you check the policy of any website that you visit and make sure that you are comfortable with the terms of such policies before providing any personal information.
If our business is sold or merged, or if we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. We will make sure that any such transfer is done in a secure way.
If we offer or supply a service to you that is provided on our behalf by a third party we may have to pass your information to them in order to deliver the service. By using this Site you consent to us providing your information to the third parties authorised by us to provide such services. We may also use third parties to provide services on our behalf which may include processing (but not using themselves) your information e.g. to complete partial addresses or to augment the information we hold about you. In either case, we will not pass your information to anyone who is not also subject to adequate privacy commitments in our contract with them and we will not allow the third party to use your information for marketing purposes without your consent.
We will not otherwise disclose, sell or distribute your information to any third party without your permission unless we are required to do so by law or to obtain professional advice. We will retain your information for as long as is reasonable and necessary and no longer than permitted by law.
WHERE DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We follow strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it. The computers that store the information are kept in a secure facility with restricted physical access and we use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access. If we are working with third parties, we will require them to have in place similar measures to protect your information.
Only employees who need access to your information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. We may require you to co-operate with our security checks before we disclose information to you.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data at any time.
You have the right to use our Site without consenting to marketing and communication services that we provide. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. We always use the most recently submitted information to be your current consent status. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us here.
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the DPA. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Like most standard website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
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CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Any changes we may make to this Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Policy.
CONTACT AND COMPLAINTS
• by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• by telephone: 01892 536381 (+44 1892536381)
• or by post: McMeeking Chartered Surveyors 1 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1NU
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