THE LITTLE OFFICE ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
The rules on processing of personal data are set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).
Data controller - A controller determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.
Data processor - A processor is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of a controller.
Data subject - Natural person
Categories of data: Personal data and special categories of personal data
Personal data - The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier (as explained in Article 6 of GDPR). For example name, passport number, home address or private email address. Online identifiers include IP addresses and cookies.
Special categories personal data - The GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as ‘special categories of personal data’ (as explained in Article 9 of GDPR). The special categories specifically include genetic data, and biometric data where processed to uniquely identify an individual. Other examples include racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health data, trade union membership, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs.
Processing - means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Third party - means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
Who are we?
THE LITTLE OFFICE is the data controller. This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. Our contact details are: THE LITTLE OFFICE, 37 WEST HILL, HITCHIN SG5 2HY. For all data matters contact THE LITTLE OFFICE on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07876 618003
The purpose(s) of processing your personal data
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
to maintain a smooth working relationship and to make contact.
The categories of personal data concerned
With reference to the categories of personal data described in the definitions section, we process the following categories of your data:
Personal data, which may include: personal details, family details, lifestyle and social circumstances, goods and services, financial details, education and employment details
Sensitive classes of data, which may include: physical or mental health details, racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership
We process personal information about: clients and individuals relating to their business, professional advisers, enquirers, employees, suppliers
Unfortunately, the transmission of information electronically is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted; any transmission is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
If you contact us by email, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
If you are a client, we may hold your name and business details on our systems.
What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
Personal data (article 6 of GDPR)
Our lawful basis for processing your general personal data:
Processing necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
For the performance of a contract between you and us, to ENABLE US TO fulfill any work that you have asked us to carry out and to provide you with an invoice.
Processing necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights or freedoms of the data subject
To respond to an enquiry that you make of us.
Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential, and will be shared only where necessary with family, associates or representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing, business associates, professional advisers, central government, financial organisations, suppliers and service providers.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary and we only retain your data for the following purposes and use the following criteria to determine how long to retain your personal data:
for as long as a contract is in place between you and us
Providing us with your personal data
We require your personal data to enable us to respond to your enquiry and as it is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
The right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you;
The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data;
The right to request that we provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable i.e. where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and where the data controller processes the data by automated means);
The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable i.e. where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics).
Transfer of Data Abroad
We do not transfer personal data outside the EEA.
Automated Decision Making
We do not use any form of automated decision making in our business.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.
How to make a complaint
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact us at THE LITTLE OFFICE, 37 WEST HILL, HITCHIN SG5 2HY or via email at email@example.com or on 07876 618003.
If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England. Our ICO reference number is ZA363311
Last updated on 16 May 2018