Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Statement

Under the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

Wildes Accountants website does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, or by using an electronic form, or enquiring about any of our services. In these circumstances, any personal information you supply will only be used to provide the information or service that you have requested under a separate off-line engagement letter. Personal information is not disclosed to third parties unless this is indicated on the web page and / or relevant form at the point of collecting information from you, or as required by law.

Statistical data

We automatically collect statistical data about usage patterns on our website. This information is not used to identify any individual. It is only collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and kept only for as long as required for this purpose.

Use of Cookies

Please be aware that this site uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that is used by many websites to identify your computer to their server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. The use of cookies by Wildes Accountants complies with the EU Privacy Directive, adopted by the UK in its updated Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations on 16 May 2016. The so-called “e-Privacy Directive” requires websites to obtain consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device, like a smartphone or tablet.

Implied Consent

Wildes Accountants uses cookies purely for analytical purposes (i.e to count the number of unique visitors to the site) and does not collect any sensitive personal data. As such, and in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s guidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we understand that by visiting this site, you have given your “implied consent” for cookies being set on your device.

Email security

Please note that unless encrypted, email messages sent via the internet may not be secure and could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether to include personal or sensitive information in any email messages that you send.

General Privacy Statement

Once we are formally appointed under a signed letter of engagement, we collect and process data from you in line with the services requested and in order to communicate with you. Data on other parties may also be collected and processed if it is relevant to the services. Relevant data is shared with the relevant authority, such as HMRC or Companies House, after you have approved it for submission.

If you would like us to discuss your accounting or tax affairs with a third party such as a family member or mortgage adviser, please get in touch and let us have written confirmation.

Data will be checked regularly to ensure that it is still up-to-date. However, we shall be grateful if you will also ensure that you keep us updated with any changes to your personal details.

Sensitive data is now normally shared with you via a secure portal, rather than sent by email. Data that you request to be sent by email may be ‘de-personalised’.

You can request access to the records that we hold and correct them if necessary or ask for them to be deleted.

The data that we collect is kept for seven years in line with ACCA guidelines and is then destroyed unless it contains permanent or long-term information. Records over three years old may be converted to electronic files.

We do not specifically carry out marketing but we do send out Newsletters to current clients with important tax and other relevant updates and a budget leaflet showing the new tax rates and planning points if you have expressed an interest.

This privacy policy was last updated on 24 February 2018. Please contact Heather Simpson 01789 204966 or heather@wildesaccountants.co.uk if you have any queries.

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