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This privacy notice applies between you, the User of this Website and any HMA Accountants Ltd software applications, and HMA Accountants Ltd, the owner and provider of this website. At HMA Accountants Ltd, we are committed to protecting the privacy of your information. This privacy notice applies to our collection and use of any and all data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the website.

We kindly ask you to read this privacy notice carefully.

Definitions and Interpretation

In this privacy notice, the following definitions are used:

Collectively

Refers to all information that you submit to HMA Accountants Ltd via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 1998.

Cookies

Refers to small text files placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the website and/or when you use certain features of the website. Details of the cookies used by this website are set out in the section below (Cookies).

HMA Accountants Ltd, We, or Us

Refers to HMA Accountants Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 14749718, having its registered office at [Insert registered office address].

UK and EU/Cookie Law

Refers to the privacy and electronic communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the privacy and electronic communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

User or you

Refers to any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by HMA Accountants Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to HMA Accountants Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.

Website

Refers to the website that you are currently using, www.hmaaccountants.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

In this privacy notice, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

  • The singular includes the plural and vice versa.
  • The references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules, or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules, or appendices of this privacy notice.
  • A reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts, and partnerships.
  • “Including” is understood to mean “including without limitation.”
  • Reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it.
  • The headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy notice.

Scope of this Privacy Notice

This privacy notice applies only to the actions of HMA Accountants Ltd and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website, including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

Data Collected

We may collect the following data, including personal data, from you:

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Profession
  • Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers

Our Use of Data

For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, HMA Accountants Ltd is the “data controller.”

We will retain any data you submit for a period of 6 years.

Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third-party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties, including our affiliates and/or other companies within our group.

All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security, please refer to the section below (Security).

We may use the collected data for the following purposes:

  • Improving our products/services
  • Transmitting promotional materials that may be of interest to you by email
  • Contacting you for market research purposes, which may be done using email, telephone, fax, or mail. Such information may be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

Third-Party Websites and Services

HMA Accountants Ltd may, from time to time, engage the services of other parties to handle certain processes necessary for the operation of the website. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal data provided by Users of this Website.

Links to Other Websites

This website may provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for their content. This privacy notice does not extend to your use of those websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies or statements of other websites before using them.

Changes in Business Ownership and Control

HMA Accountants Ltd may expand or reduce its business, which may involve the sale and/or transfer of control of all or part of HMA Accountants Ltd. In such cases, the data provided by users may be transferred to the relevant party. We will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights are protected in such instances.

Controlling Use of Your Data

Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be provided with options to restrict our use of that Data, including:

  • Use of data for direct marketing purposes
  • Sharing data with third parties

Functionality of the WebsiteThis website may use the following types of cookies:

Type of Cookie: Analytical/performance cookies Purpose: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors navigate our website. This helps us improve the functionality of the website and ensure users find the information they are looking for easily.

You have the option to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings if you prefer not to accept them. Deleting cookies may result in losing information that allows you to access the website more efficiently, including personalization settings. For guidance on adjusting your privacy settings, please consult the help and guidance provided by your internet browser’s developer.

General

You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy notice to any other person. However, we may transfer our rights under this privacy notice where we reasonably believe that your rights will not be affected. If any provision of this privacy notice is deemed invalid, illegal, or unenforceable by a court or competent authority, that provision will be deemed deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be affected. No delay, act, or omission by either party in exercising any right or remedy under this privacy notice shall be deemed a waiver of that or any other right or remedy. This privacy notice is governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and any disputes arising under it will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

HMA Accountants Ltd reserves the right to make changes to this privacy notice as necessary or required by law. Any updates will be posted on the website, and your continued use of the website following the changes signifies your acceptance of the updated privacy notice.

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice, you may contact HMA Accountants Ltd by email at info@hmaaccountants.com.

To fully utilize all features and functions of the website, you may be required to submit certain data.

You have the right to request a copy of any of your personal data held by HMA Accountants Ltd, subject to payment of a small fee, which will not exceed £30 plus administration costs.

Security

HMA Accountants Ltd places great importance on data security. We have implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard and secure the data collected via this website. If password access is required for certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping your password confidential. While we strive to protect your personal data, please note that transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the Website.

Cookies

This website may place and access certain cookies on your computer. HMA Accountants Ltd uses cookies to enhance your experience of using the website. We have carefully selected these cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times. All cookies used by this website comply with current UK and EU cookie law.

Before cookies are placed on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar seeking your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent, you enable HMA Accountants Ltd to provide you with a better experience and service on the website. You may deny consent to the placement of cookies, but please note that certain features of the website may not function fully or as intended.