Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Millstone Partners

Privacy Policy

At Millstone Partners, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to accounts@millstonepartners.co.uk or by writing to Millstone House, Unit 10K, Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove, Worcstershire, B60 3DX

Alternatively, you can telephone 01527 558974

Who are we?

Millstone Partners, we are leading outsourced accountantants who provide Bookkeeping, Payroll, Management Accounts, VAT, Cashflow, Budgeting and Credit Control. For the best in outsourced accountants in Worcester and the surrounding area call us: Millstone Partners. For many businesses, accounts are like a “millstone round their necks”. We lift away the burden, and take it onto our shoulders. If you work with us, we’ll take the time to get to know you personally and really understand what you do. It won’t just be about dealing with the paperwork, important though that is. It’ll always be about using our knowledge and skills to work alongside you and really add value.

We’ll be available whenever you need us.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you complete the contact form, when you complete the site registration form, purchase a service from us or engage with other forms within our site.

We collect your data when you enter a competition, when we seek your views or comments on the services we provide, or notify you on changes to our services. We may collect your data when we send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online or purchase a service from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

Use of ‘cookies’ Website recording

Like many other websites, the Millstone Partners website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Main Cookies used on our site

 Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

For more information on Google Analytics’ privacy policy visit here – http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Google Maps

These are Google Maps third party cookies, which are unique identifiers to allow traffic analysis to Google Maps.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

 

  • Contact you regarding queries raised in the contact form;
  • Progress an order you have submitted and send you information directly related to this;
  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • Deal with entries into a competition;
  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • Notify you of changes to our services;
  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
  • These may include information about  campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities, promotions of our associated companies goods and services;
  • Process a grant or job application.

 

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings).

However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the company for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our exciting products and services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.

You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by:

Email: accounts@millstonepartners.co.uk

Telephone: 01527 558 974

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you so that you can ensure its accuracy. You can do this by the following methods:

Send an email to accounts@millstonepartners.co.uk and request the information held about you;
Telephone: on  01527 558 974
Write to us at: Millstone House, Unit 10K, Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove, Worcstershire, B60 3DX

Right to erasure

GDPR introduces a right for individuals to have personal data erased. The right to erasure is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’. Visitors / users of this site have the ability to have a copy of  all records of their personal data and to ask for such data to be erased.

You can ask for a copy of your data and ask for erasure by the following methods:

Send an email to accounts@millstonepartners.co.uk and request the information held about you or ask for erasure;

Telephone: on 01527 558 974
Write to us at: Millstone House, Unit 10K, Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove, Worcstershire, B60 3DX

We will ask for proof of identity before and data can be shared or erased. We will respond to any requests for erasure within 1 month or receipt of the request.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

 

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.

 

why choose us

Bookkeeping, Payroll, Management Accounts, VAT, Cashflow, Budgeting, Credit Control.

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Millstone Partners are proud to be part of the Federation of Small Businesses, a not-for-profit organisation, which exists to serve the small business community across the UK.

We are members of the Sage Accountants Club which helps us stay one step ahead and also enables us to offer software discounts, helping our clients improve their profitability.

T: 01527 558 974
E: accounts@millstonepartners.co.uk

Millstone Partners Ltd, Millstone House, 10K Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 3DX

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