This Privacy & Cookies Policy (the “Policy”) has been prepared to meet the requirements of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 and The EU GDPR Regulations 2018, (the “Acts”).
It relates to the collection, protection, disclosure and use of personal data belonging to individuals who visit toynbeeassociates.com (our “Site”) and also refers in detail to the “Cookies” we use, what they are and their purpose. By clicking the “Dismiss” button on the box that appears on the first page you enter on our Site, you signify your acceptance of our Cookies Policy. If you wish subsequently to decline your acceptance of them we set out in Clause 4 of the Policy how you may do so. Please note that the box relating to “Cookies” will only appear the first time you enter our Site.
Your privacy and security are important to us. This Policy sets out how we will treat any personal information we obtain from you and it is intended to help you understand how we deal with it and how you may remove it. By providing your personal information to us, you agree that we may collect and use the personal information you provide in the ways described in this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not provide any personal details to us.
We will use your personal information only for the purposes set out below.
Please note that we may need to update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in the law. We recommend that you check this page regularly to ensure that you have read the most recent version and that you are happy with any changes.
This Policy was last revised on: 16th November 2022.
1.1 We obtain information about you when you engage us to deliver our services and/or when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about our services.
The personal information we collect from you will vary depending on which services you engage us to deliver. The personal information we collect might include your name, address, telephone number, email address and any other information related to your enquiry with us.
1.2 How is your information used?
In general terms, and depending on which services you engage us to deliver, as part of providing our agreed services we may use your information to:
Ways in which you may be providing us with personal information include, for example,
1.2.1 contacting us with an enquiry;
1.2.2 completing a survey which contains your personal information;
1.2.3 submitting your CV and/or cover letter to us; and/ or
1.2.4 reporting a problem.
1.3 We are required by legislation, other regulatory requirements and our insurers to retain your data where we have ceased to act for you. The period of retention required varies with the applicable legislation but is typically five or six years. To ensure compliance with all such requirements it is the policy of the firm to retain all data for a period of seven years from the end of the period concerned.
1.4 We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. Any staff with access to your information have a duty of confidentiality under the ethical standards that this firm is required to follow.
1.5 By providing any personal information to us, you fully understand and clearly consent to the transfer, collection and processing of such personal information. Such transfer, collection and processing will comply with the terms of this Policy.
1.6 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. 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 purposes.
Please be assured that we will not release your information to third parties unless you have requested that we do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention and detection of crime, fraud or corruption.
1.7 Keeping your information up to date and accurate is important to us. We commit to regularly review and correct where necessary, the information that we hold about you. If any of your information changes, please email or write to us, or call us using the ‘Contact information’ noted below.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you or your company. Security precautions in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
Whilst 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 information, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Your data will usually be processed in our offices in the UK. However, to allow us to operate efficient digital processes, we sometimes need to store information in servers located outside the UK, but within the European Economic Area (EEA). We take the security of your data seriously and so all our systems have appropriate security in place that complies with all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.
1.8 We may occasionally contact you by post, email or telephone with details of any changes in legal and regulatory requirements or other developments that may be relevant to your affairs and, where applicable, how we may assist you further. If you do not wish to receive such information from us, please let us know by contacting us as indicated under ‘Contact information’ below.
1.9 You have the right to request a copy of the personal information about you that we hold. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date and you may ask us to correct any personal information about you that you believe does not meet these standards.
1.10 You have the right to ask us to delete personal information about you where:
1.11 In some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal information. This right might apply, for example, when we are checking the accuracy of personal information about you that we hold or assessing the validity of any objection you have made to our use of your information. The right might also apply where there is no longer a basis for using your personal information but you do not want us to delete the data. Where this right is validly exercised, we may only use the relevant personal information with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.
1.12 Where we use your personal information to perform tasks carried out in the public interest then, if you ask us to, we will stop using that personal information unless there are overriding legitimate grounds to continue. You have the right at any time to require us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
1.13 Where we use your personal information with your consent you may withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for the purposes for which consent was given.
Please contact us in any of the ways set out in the CONTACT section below if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
1.5 ABOUT COOKIES AND COOKIE USE ON THIS WEBSITE
A “cookie” is a small electronic file that collects information when someone visits a website. A cookie can identify the pages that are being viewed, and this can assist us to select the pages that the viewer sees. Some cookies only exist whilst viewers are online, but “persistent” cookies – which are not session-based – remain on the viewer’s computer, so that he or she can be recognised as a previous visitor when he or she next visits our Site. This allows us to collect information about a viewer’s browsing habits whilst on our Site which can be useful in assisting us to monitor and improve our services.
1.6 Our site uses Google Analytics cookies to provide us with information to help us better understand how users enjoy our website. These cookies are: utma, utmb, utmc and utmz. The information they provide us with is not shared with third parties (other than for use within Google Analytics), nor do we take steps to specifically identify any user or their personal information.
1.7 GIF AND OTHER WEB TOOLS. In addition to using cookies, we might also use GIFs and other web tools to collect information about your browsing activities whilst on our site. In this respect, the information that is provided is similar to the information supplied by cookies, and we use it for the same purposes.
1.8 Any information that we acquire about you using cookies, GIFs or other web tools is subject to the same restrictions and conditions as any other information we collect about you.
2.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:
2.1.2 To assess your eligibility for and, if eligible, to provide you with information and/or services that you may request from us.
2.1.3 To allow you to participate in current and future interactive features of our service where you choose to do so.
2.1.4 To notify you about changes to our services.
2.1.5 To provide you with information about our business, events or services which may be of interest to you, and we may contact you about these by post or by e-mail.
2.1.6 We may also use your data, or share it with business partners, to provide you with information about their businesses, events or services which may be of interest to you, and we or they may contact you about these by post or by e-mail.
2.1.7 Where you have agreed that third parties selected by us may use your data, they may contact you by mail or by electronic means.
2.1.8 If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to other businesses within our Group for marketing purposes, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Toynbee Associates Ltd, Unit 2A Chanctonfold Estate, Horsham Road, Steyning, BN44 3AA.
2.2 You have the right to request us not to send such information or to pass the information on to other businesses within our Group for marketing purposes. You can exercise that right by contacting us by e-mail at email@example.com or by writing to Toynbee Associates Ltd, Unit 2A Chanctonfold Estate, Horsham Road, Steyning, BN44 3AA.
2.3 Any information or statistics relating to our business that we disclose to others shall not identify you personally. We may, for example, perform statistical analyses of the behaviour of the users of our website in order to measure interest in the various areas of our Site, and associated partner businesses, as to how many users visited their individual websites directly from ours. This information, and any other general information about our users that we share with our other businesses and other partners, will not disclose personal information about you.
2.4 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
2.4.1 In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
2.4.2 If ToynbeeAssociates Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
2.5 Save as above mentioned we will not pass on or sell your personal information to a third party.
3.2 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, while we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure 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 seek to prevent unauthorised access.
4.1 The Act gives you various rights including the right to access information held about you. Your right to access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 towards our administration costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
5.1 We will usually inform you, before collecting your data, if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your data to any third party for such purposes. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for such purposes and you can exercise your right to prevent such processing by writing to Toynbee Associates Ltd, Unit 2A Chanctonfold Estate, Horsham Road, Steyning, BN44 3AA.
5.2 Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check their policies before you submit any personal data to those websites.
6.1 The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. 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.
www.toynbeeassociates.com is a United Kingdom Site and is subject to English law. We will disclose personally identifiable information without your permission when required by law or where we believe that such action is necessary to investigate or protect against suspected criminal activities which may affect us, our affiliates, our property (including this Site) or others connected with us.
You can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Toynbee Associates Ltd, Unit 2A Chanctonfold Estate, Horsham Road, Steyning, BN44 3AA.
We keep this policy regularly under review and will update when needed.
9.1 We seek to resolve directly all complaints about how we handle your personal information but you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone – 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745