Privacy & Transparency Policy
MM Acquisitions Ltd is a trading name of The Willow, Millennium Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 5BL, who is the data controller. Further contact details are available from http://www.mmacquisitions.com/contact.
Purposes of Processing
Your data will be processed in order to:
• provide services under contract to you;
• provide services to others (in so far as this does not breach client confidentiality);
• comply with regulatory and other legal obligations; and
• protect MM Acquisitions Ltd against potential claims.
Your data will be processed on the basis that MM Acquisitions Ltd has a legitimate interest in being able to achieve the aims of processing set out above. Where special category data is provided, the provider of the data warrants that they consent to MM Acquisitions Ltd processing that data or that they have obtained written consent from the data subject.
Personal Data Held
As a minimum, MM Acquisitions Ltd is required to positively identify its clients. This also includes positively identifying a director in the case of a corporate client. In addition, MM Acquisitions Ltd holds whatever information is provided to it by its clients and others. This will rarely include special category data.
Failure to Provide Data
If you fail to provide MM Acquisitions Ltd with the data required you will not receive services or
MM Acquisitions Ltd obtains most personal data from its clients and those who have indicated that they have an interest in MM Acquisitions Ltd services. MM Acquisitions Ltd also obtains some personal data from other correspondents. MM Acquisitions Ltd also collects some data from publicly available sources (e.g. Companies House).
Any data provided by a client is treated as confidential to that client and will only be shared with others in so far as this is necessary in order to provide the services contracted for by the client, to comply with regulatory and other legal obligations and to protect MM Acquisitions Ltd against a potential claim. In order to provide its services, MM Acquisitions Ltd relies on the services of certain data processors. These include secure cloud storage for files and emails. In each case, MM
Acquisitions Ltd ensures that data is processed in compliance with this policy.
Third Countries and Safeguards
Other than where required in order to provide services as required in individual client matters,
data is rarely sent to third countries. Where it is, the relevant devices are password protected and equipped with tracking and remote wipe software. The devices are personally accompanied.
Data is held for six years from the end of the relevant matter or for six years here not associated with a particular matter.
Data Subject’s Rights
Where relevant, you have the right (subject to client confidentiality) to:
• withdraw consent to the processing of your data;
• complain to a supervisory authority regarding the processing of your data (https://ico.org.uk/); and • obtain a copy of the data held on you and to correction of any errors in that data.
Automated Decision Making
The Data Controller will provide further details of any of the above on request.
Cookies on our website
When you visit our Website we issue a "cookie" file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information. Cookies enable us to: improve the use of our Website; to recognise your computer; to store settings to help facilitate your use of our Website; and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
- Session Cookie -To enable the delivery of functionality that improves the ease and security of our Website.
- Google Analytics - To enable us to track the relative popularity of disparate parts of our Website. This in turn enables us to concentrate our efforts on developing those parts of the Website that are generating the greatest consumer demand.
This is a tool that we use to better understand how people are using our website. It is also used by Google to better understand the performance of its own websites. What information are they tracking? The Google Analytics cookie enables our website to recognise you if you visit again - as well as information about the pages you visit; when you visit; how long you visit our website; the IP address and what site you were looking at before arriving at our site (the referring url). We also use Google to provide services such as Google Maps.
This is a transient cookie (named PHPSESSID) that is automatically generated when you log onto our website and is deleted once you close your web browser. It allows our website to confirm if you are logged in and allowed to visit sensitive areas of our website and also as a security feature to prevent automated systems abuse to our website. No personally identifiable information of any sort is stored.
For further information on cookies or for details on how to delete them or refuse their installation on your computer, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/