1 Introduction

East Coast Administration Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We take care to protect the privacy of our clients and users of our services that communicate (online or offline) with us, over the phone, by email, through our mobile applications, websites and social media platforms.

We have therefore developed this privacy policy to inform you of the data we collect, what we do with your information, what we do to keep it secure as well as the rights and choices you have over your personal information.

2 The information we collect and when

We only collect information that we know we will genuinely use and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The type of information that we will collect on you, and you voluntarily provide to us in relation to our contract with you includes:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Email address
  • NI Number
  • DOB
  • Business information including UTR, Company Registration number, and any other information needed for the day to day work which you require from us. You will be asked to sign a tick list of the information we would hold on file and may process in relation to you and your business to show your agreement to us holding and processing this data.

We may, in further dealings with you, extend this information to include services used, and subscriptions to software, records of conversations, emails and agreements and payment transactions.

  • You are under no statutory or contractual requirement or obligation to provide us with your personal information; however we require at least the information above in order for us to deal with you as a service user in an efficient and effective manner and we are required by HMRC to obtain specific information about our clients and in the case of payroll processing their staff in order to meet the requirements of the money laundering regulations and the rights of a person to work within the UK.
  • The legal basis for processing your data, depending on the service we provide to you is based on one or more of the following – your specific consent/performance of a contract/compliance with a legal obligation that we will have requested/stated at the point the information was initially provided, therefore we will not store, process or transfer your data outside the parties detailed above unless we have an appropriate lawful reason to do so.

3 How we use your information

  • To contact you, following your enquiry, reply to any questions, suggestions, issues or complaints you have contacted us about;
  • Make available our services to you;
  • Take payment from you or give you a refund;
  • To power our security measures and services so you can safely access our website and mobile apps;
  • Help us understand more about you as a client, the services you use, so we can serve you better;
  • Contact you about services from us;
  • Help answer your questions and solve any issues you have.

4 Who we might share your information with

We may share your personal data with other organisations in the following circumstances:

  • If the law or a public authority says we must share the personal data;
  • If we need to share personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (this includes providing personal data to others for the purposes of preventing fraud and reducing credit risk); or

From time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for our legimate operations. This may include allowing software providers access to our systems in order to solve software issues.

5 How we keep you updated on our services

We will send you relevant information and news about our services in a number of ways including by email, but only if you have previously consented to receive these marketing communications. When you register with us we will ask if you would like to receive updates on our services, and you can change your marketing choices at any time.

If you wish to amend your marketing preferences, you can do so by emailing us at karen@eastcoastadministration.co.uk.

6 Your rights over your information

6.1.1 Right to Access Your Personal Information

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you in many circumstances, by making a request. This is sometimes termed ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you (or someone else on your behalf), we will provide it to you or them free of charge and aim to do so within 30 days from when your identity has been confirmed.

We would ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information.
If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us as set out below.

6.1.2 Right to Correction Your Personal Information

If any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, you may ask us to correct it.
If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us as set out below.

6.1.3 Right to Stop or Limit Our Processing of Your Data

You have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more, to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long or have its processing restricted in certain circumstances.

If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us as set out below.

6.1.4 For more information about your privacy rights

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regulates data protection and privacy matters in the UK. They make a lot of information accessible to consumers on their website and they ensure that the registered details of all data controllers such as ourselves are available publicly. You can access them here https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public.

You can make a complaint to the ICO at any time about the way we use your information. However, we hope that you would consider raising any issue or complaint you have with us first. Your satisfaction is extremely important to us, and we will always do our very best to solve any problems you may have.

7 How long we keep your information for

We retain a record of your personal information in order to provide you with a high quality and consistent service. We will always retain your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and never retain your information for longer than is necessary. Unless otherwise required by law, your data will be stored for a period of 6 years after our last contact with you at which point it will be deleted or returned to you. If we are unable to trace you we will delete any information we hold which may include copies of work that we have carried out on your behalf.

8 Giving your reviews and sharing your thoughts

When using our website or mobile applications, you may be able to share information through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. For example, when you ‘like’, ‘share’ or review our Services. When doing this, your personal information may be visible to the providers of those social networks and/or their other users. Please remember it is your responsibility to set appropriate privacy settings on your social network accounts so you are comfortable with how your information is used and shared on them.

9 Security

Data security is of great importance East Coast Administration Ltd and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your collected data.

We take security measures to protect your information including:

  • Limiting access to our buildings to those that we believe are entitled to be there
  • Implementing access controls to our information technology
  • We use appropriate procedures and technical security measures (including strict encryption, anonymisation and archiving techniques) to safeguard your information across all our computer systems, networks, website, mobile apps, offices and stores.
  • Asking you to provide us with our own passwords to any software/bank application you may wish us to access as part of our role with you and not to provide us with your own; This enables you to limit our access to those areas and functions required in order to provide the service you require from us.
  • Advising you never to enter your account number or password into an email or after following a link from an email.

10 How to contact us

If you would like to exercise one of your rights as set out above, or you have a question or a complaint about this policy, the way your personal information is processed, please contact us by one of the following means:

By email: karen@eastcoastadministration.co.uk

By post: 3 Fairstead Cottages, Spexhall, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 0RF

Thank you for taking the time to read our Privacy Policy.

East Coast Administration Ltd

This Policy was last updated on 14th May 2018


East Coast Administration Services Ltd
3 Fairstead Cottages
IP19 0RF

Tel: 01986 872072

Our Services Include

  • Payroll
  • Book-keeping
  • Typing
  • General Administration Services