Regency Accounting Privacy Statement
Regency Accounting is committed to keeping your information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities under privacy and data protection laws.
This privacy statement provides information of how we process personal information. WE may update this policy from time to time and therefore advise that you should periodically review this page.
What information we collect
We will only collect information that is solely necessary for the preparation of your financial data in preparing accounts and tax return information or as outlined in any other financial request by you.
This may also include information that we will obtain from Companies House that is public record and from HM Revenue & Customs from our online Agent gateway.
Legitimate Business Interest
Regency Accounting operates under Legitimate Interest as our business meets the following criteria.
- We only use personal information in a way an individual would reasonably expect
- The data we hold is necessary in order to keep records of submissions made on your behalf to the relevant Government organisations and your sole purposes.
- To enable us to fully advise you at any time
Keeping your personal information safe
We employ a variety of physical and technical measures to keep your personal information safe and to prevent unauthorised access to, use or disclosure of it. We control who has access to your data (using both physical and electronic means). These means include electronic firewalls and other protection measures that involve virus scanning, data encryption, passwords and there are procedures for handling physical information.
Storage and retention
Where we store your personal information
Electronic data and databases are stored on secure servers in the United Kingdom and we do not transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area.
How long we keep your personal information
We collect and store personal information for purposes connected with our business, as such we will only retain your personal information for those purposes, by law for your accounting records this will be at least seven years., thereafter unless requested to be returned by you this information with be confidentially destroyed and certified by a licensed provider.
Disclosing your personal information
We will not disclose your information to third parties other than as outlined in your engagement letter as authority to act as your agent to H M Revenue & Customs or by specific consent from you.
Disclosures by law
We are subject to the law like everyone else. We maybe required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or we are legally obligated to do under the anti money laundering laws.
We want you to remain in control of your personal information. Part of this is making sure you understand your legal rights which are as follows:-
a. Where your personal information is processed on the basis of consent, the right to withdraw that consent.
b. The right to confirmation as to whether or not we are holding your personal information
c. From 25th May 2018 the right to have certain data provided to you in a portable electronic format (where feasible)
d. The right to have inaccurate information rectified
e. The right to restrict how your personal information is used
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Keep track of advertisements.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
Updating this policy
We may update this Policy at any time, therefore we recommend your review our site and policy frequently to check for any changes.
This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018