Privacy Policy

Background
Howies understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website https://www.howies.uk.com/ and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

This document describes the policy and procedures of Howies, a company incorporated in England & Wales with company number 872359 for Edinburgh and  872354 for Aberdeen.

By submitting personal data manually or in electronic form to us in connection with the website you give your consent that all personal data that you submit will be processed by us in the manner and for the purpose described below.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Your acceptance of our privacy policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our site. If you do not accept and agree with this privacy policy, you must stop using our site immediately.

If you have any questions at all about this policy or the website, or about how we use and process your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at waterloo@howies.uk.com or, alternatively, in writing to 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 3BQ or aberdeen@howies.uk.com for Aberdeen at 50 Chapel Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1SN

What does this Policy Cover?
This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of our site. Our site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.
 
What is Personal Data?
Within the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), Personal Data is identified as data that relates to a living individual who can be identified:
  • from the data, or
  • from the data and other information which is in the possession of, or likely to come into the possession of, the Data Controller, and includes any expression of opinion about the individual, and/or any indication of the intentions of the Data Controller or any other person in respect of the individual.
For the purpose of the Act, the data controller is Howies.
 
Information Collection and Use
On any contact pages within the website you have the option to submit personal information to us so that we might send you further information.
Depending on the use of our site we may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please see our Cookie Policy).
  • Name and job title
  • Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys 
  • Other information relevant to client enquiries
  • Website usage data
  • Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests.
  • Contact information including email address

How do we use this data?
Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.
 
Specifically, we may use data:
  • For our own internal records.
  • To improve the products and services we provide.
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry.
  • To help us customise the website.
  • To contact you directly and send you promotional mailings regarding products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you.

Sharing data
We are committed to protecting the privacy of the user of our Website.  We are the sole owner of the information collected on the Website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from those disclosed in this statement without your consent. In connection with any application, request or enquiry you make, your information will be passed directly to the relevant contact within the company.

Data retention
Howies will use the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the Data Protection Act.  We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date and not retain it for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the maximum length of time personal data may be retained.
After the retention period has elapsed, data is securely destroyed.  All security controls are periodically reviewed by Howies in line with legal and technical developments.

Rights to access to data
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time and a right to request a copy of personal data which we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Subject Access Requests must be made in writing by emailing us at waterloo@howies.uk.com or aberdeen@howies.uk.com.  We will require two forms of personal identification to be provided.

Conditions of use
Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we obtain from or about you. By using Howies website you consent to the collection, processing, storage and use of any of your personal information as set out in this privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on our site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of our site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.



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