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MDP Privacy Policy  (updated May 2018)

As part of providing our services to you, we need to collect and store certain limited ‘personal data’. Michael Dales Partnership is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that you are aware of how and why we hold the data that we do.

About Us
Michael Dales Partnership Limited is a private limited company, registration no. 04645566, and our registered office address is: 95 Sharpenhoe Road, Streatley, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 3PS. To allow us to undertake the architectural or design services for which we have been employed, we need to collect and store certain ‘personal data’ (ie. Any information which identifies you, or which can be identified as relating to you personally).

What data we collect
We will only ever collect data that is directly relevant to the services that we have been employed to carry out. This will include basic contact information (ie. Name, address, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) but might also include other information that might be directly relevant to your project or to a service that you have asked us to provide.

How we use your data
We will only ever use your personal data with your consent, or where it is necessary in order to: enter into, or perform, a contract with you; comply with a legal duty; or to protect your vital interests or our own (or a third party’s) lawful interests, provided your rights don’t override these. In any event, we will only ever use your information for the purpose or purposes for which it was collected. We will not use your information for any marketing purposes and we will never sell your personal data to any third party. We may be required to share your personal data with a third party (such as professional advisors, local authorities, etc.) in order to fulfil our obligations as part of our contract of employment with you. In these cases, we will share only the data that is required for us or the third party to undertake the services that you require, and only ever where we have a legal basis or your specific consent for doing so.

How we protect your data
We employ a variety of physical and technical measures to keep your data safe and to prevent unauthorised access to, or use and disclosure of, your personal data. Your data will be stored electronically on secure computer systems, and we control who has access to this information (using both physical and electronic means). We cannot guarantee the security of your personal electronic devices or the internet, and so any online communications are at your own risk. Any data that is stored physically (ie. written or printed on paper, stored in our archives) is securely held, and we again control who has access to this information. We will only ever use and store your data for so long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for, or where we are required to retain information to fulfil professional or statutory obligations. How long information will be stored for depends on the information in question and what it is being used for. We regularly review what information we hold, and securely archive records and contact details after completion of our service/appointment concludes. We permanently delete or destroy all archived records that are no longer required after conclusion of our statutory obligations for their retention.

Your rights
We want to ensure that we are transparent with how and why we hold certain data about you, and part of this is to ensure that you are aware of your rights. These are: the right to confirmation as to whether or not we have your personal data and, if we do, to obtain a copy of the personal information we hold (known as ‘subject access request’); the right to have your data erased (though this will not apply where it is necessary for us to continue to store or use the data for a lawful reason, such as maintaining professional records); the right to have inaccurate data rectified; the right to object to your data being used for marketing or profiling; and, where technically feasible, the right to view any personal data that may have been created automatically on the basis of your consent or the performance of a contract.

Updates and queries
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, to ensure it remains up-to-data and accurately reflects how and why we use your personal data. A copy of the current version will always be available on our website: www.mdales.uk. Should you have any questions, our website has contact details of how you can get in touch with us.

Website Cookies
Michael Dales Partnership Limited does not use or pass on any information from visitors to our web site without their permission. During the course of a visit to any web site, a text file known as a cookie is downloaded to your computer. Cookies provide web site owners with information on the number of visits they receive and help Internet browsers recall the sites they have accessed. Some people prefer not to allow cookies to be sent to them and can control this from their own computers. For more information consult the help menu of the programme that allows your Internet browser

Website Terms of Use
Your access to and use of mdales.uk (‘the Website’) is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.

The contents of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.

Michael Dales Partnership Limited reserves the right to: change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that Michael Dales Partnership Limited shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to Michael Dales Partnership Limited or otherwise used by Michael Dales Partnership Limited as permitted by law. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed.

The Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, Michael Dales Partnership Limited will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website. Michael Dales Partnership Limited makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Michael Dales Partnership Limited for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Michael Dales Partnership Limited or that of its employees or agents.

You agree to indemnify and hold Michael Dales Partnership Limited and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Michael Dales Partnership Limited arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.