Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Gold Stag Accounts Ltd, the owner and provider of this Website. Gold Stag Accounts Ltd takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

This privacy policy sets out our current approach and demonstrates our commitment to your privacy. Gold Stag Accounts Ltd, is a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 10967892 whose registered office is Launchpad, Charringtons House, The Causeway, Bishop’s Stortford, United Kingdom, CM23 2EN;

We want to look after the personal information you provide to us and make sure that we do not use your data in a way that you wouldn’t expect. Our privacy policy tells you how we use your data and how you can control the use of your data. If once you have read this policy you wish to make any changes to the way we use your data or if you have a question please contact

By using this website www.goldstagaccounts.co.uk, you expressly agree to the collection and use of your information for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

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

1.

a) the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
b) references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub- clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
c) a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
d)”including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
e) reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment
of it;
f) the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

1.0 This Privacy Policy
1.1 We are committed to protecting your personal data and other information you provide to us via this website. Please read this privacy policy carefully as it contains important information about our use of your information. It explains what information we collect about you, and how we use it, including when we might disclose it to third parties.

1.2 Our services are not designed to appeal to or to be sold to persons under the age of 16 therefore, we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive information from children.

1.3 This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Gold Stag Accounts 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. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites. We encourage users to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

1.4 For the purpose of GDPR Gold Stag Accounts is the Data Controller.

1.5 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the GDPR, for more details on security see the clause below (How we protect user information).

2. What information does Gold Stag Accounts collect?

2.1 So that you can benefit from our services you will have chosen to submit your details to Gold Stag Accounts and, as part of that process some of the information will be personal to you including:

a) Name
b) Job Title;
c) Profession;
d) Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
e) Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
f) Any other information you place in the contact form.
h) A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); your name, email address, IP information and contact number.

2.2 We also collect an address and VAT number (where applicable) from business customers to provide our invoice. Your information may be submitted using our website enquiry form or may have been provided verbally or by email. We will process your information on the basis that we provide an accountancy, tax or bookkeeping service to you/your business. If you are not in contract we will only contact you where we have a legitimate reason to do so or, where you have given us your explicit consent.

2.3 We do not process sensitive personal data as defined by the GDPR as data consisting of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

3.0 How we use your Information.

3.1 We process the data you provide in accordance with Article 6 1 b) of the GDPR to provide our contract for either our accountancy, tax or bookkeeping service. There may be other legitimate reasons that make it legal for us to process your data. A list is provided at the end of this privacy policy.

3.2 Once you have submitted your enquiry using our website enquiry form we will contact by email to follow up your enquiry. In addition to the follow-up contact we may contact you at other times but only in accordance with your preferred contact option stated when you submit your enquiry and with your specific consent. The information you provide will only be used to contact you about the services we provide.

3.3 If you decide to use one of our services you are advised to read our client engagement letter that will be emailed to you once a proposal is discussed. Once we are in the contract we will process your personal information lawfully on the basis that we are in contract with you and in accordance with the agreed terms to provide our service.

3.4 We may use the information collected to personalise your experience on the website and to help you to log-in in future. Where we have your explicit consent we may, from time to time, use your information to let you know about the accountancy, tax or bookkeeping services we provide.

3.5 When you submit your initial enquiry using our web-form you will have been advised to read this Privacy Policy by way of a link. We include opt-in tick boxes for you to agree to be contacted, if you choose not to opt-in, we will not use your data other than to assist you with a specific enquiry. If you opt-in you can exercise your right to ‘opt out’ at any time by emailing ‘Opt-out’ to info@goldstagaccounts.co.uk, please include your name.

3.6 Any or all the above Data may be required by us from time to time to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

a. internal record keeping;
b. improvement of our products/services;
c. transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
d. Telephone marketing, unless opted out using the email address provided at 3.5 above.

4.0 How long we keep your personal information

4.1 When you submit your information but do not use the service your personal data is retained for no longer than 12 months.

4.2 If we have provided a service to you and once our service has been completed, an obligation to hold certain documentation after the client relationship ends. Identification (see below) evidence will be kept for a period of five years from date of disengagement, and relevant transactional information and working papers will be kept for a period of ten years from the date of transaction, or five years from disengagement, whichever is soonest. This is in accordance with Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and GDPR 2018.

5.0 Sharing information with Third Parties.

5.1 We will only disclose your personal information to third parties if needed to provide our services. Where we do use a third party who is given access to your data every care is taken to make an enquiry to satisfy ourselves that they comply with GDPR. We carry out due diligence checks to ensure that their services are compliant and secure.

5.2 From time to time we may use third party suppliers and service providers. Where any service provider collects information directly from you (such as the situation where we ask a service provider to conduct a survey for us) you will be notified of the involvement of the supplier or service provider, and all information disclosures you make will be strictly optional.

5.3 We may use third-party hosting partners to maintain your data securely, administer or develop our website ranking if so, that information is only given to those third parties for that limited purpose and subject to those third parties agreeing to keep the information secure.

5.4 In addition, we may provide aggregate statistics about our customers; sales, traffic patterns and related website information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

6.0 Legal disclosure

6.1 We may disclose personal data to the extent permitted or required under any enactment, by rule of law, order of the Court, as requested by other government law enforcement authority, to enforce our legal rights, to operate our systems properly, or to protect ourselves or our users.

7.0 Your consent and your rights

7.1 You acknowledge and agree that in the course of using this website and any services offered via this website, certain information about you will be captured electronically or otherwise and transmitted to us or and, potentially, to any third parties as set out above, or to third parties who host our web servers or assist us in maintaining this website.

7.2 Under the GDPR you have the following rights:
• To know that your data is being processed and to make a ‘Subject Access Request’
• To access your personal data free of charge
• To data portability without undue delay
• To have your information corrected if inaccurate (Including ensuring any third party puts right any inaccuracy)
• To request that your data be erased in certain circumstances
• To restrict processing
• To object to processing and;
• To rights relating to automated decision making and profiling

We have policies in place to assist you with any of the above rights, you can view our GDPR Policies here

7.3 You have a legal right to see a copy of the information we hold about you, this is referred to as a Subject Access Request or SAR. When you request a SAR it is provided free of charge and within 30 days, however, we will need to ask for identification. If you have a representative acting on your behalf we will require your authority to release information to the person appointed. Please email info@goldstagaccounts.co.uk if you would like to request a SAR.

8.0 How we protect user information?

8.1 The GDPR’s require that we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of the information you provided to prevent unauthorised access. To protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your data.

8.2 If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

8.3 We endeavour to do our best to protect your Personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.

9.0 What are ‘Cookies’ and how do we use them?

9.1 Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer or device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Read more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them by clicking here

9.2 Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually, you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to receive cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of this website.

9.3 We may conduct analyses of user traffic. These analyses will be performed using IP addresses and cookies which are required to ensure a secure server connection. We do not use cookies to store any personal data or browsing habits.

10.0 Changes of business ownership and control

10.1. Gold Stag Accounts Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Gold Stag Accounts Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

10.2 We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

10.3 In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

11.0 General

11.1 You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

11.2 If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

11.3 Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

11.4 This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

12.0 Changes to this Privacy Policy

12.1 Gold Stag Accounts Ltd reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

12.2 You may contact Gold Stag Accounts Ltd by email at info@goldstagaccounts.co.uk.

13.0 What to do if you have a Complaint

13.1 If you are unhappy with any aspect of personal privacy as part of our service you may complain to us by emailing info@goldstagaccounts.co.uk. If you are dissatisfied once we have dealt with your complaint you are entitled to contact the ICO whose contact information is available at where you can also find further information about data protection issues.

14.0 Contact

14.1 If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you please contact us at the address or telephone number on our contact us page or email info@goldstagaccounts.co.uk