Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED: 16 February 2018

This privacy policy applies to www.cheadle-accounts.com which is provided by Cheadle Chartered Accountants. This policy governs the privacy of the website's users, outlining the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and the website owners. Details are also provided of the way that this website processes, stores and protects user data and information.

Information we collect

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website.

As a Visitor, you can browse our website to find out more about our Website. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.

Submission of forms and how we handle your data

If you choose to get in touch with us through our online contact forms then we will only send the data from these if you have explicitly ticked the consent checkbox located within each of the forms. The data is processed over HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) which encrypts the form submission data from the website, to the server and back again. The data processed from all of our forms is then emailed to a single Cheadles email account. We do not store your data other than receiving it as an email. We do not use this data in relation to third party processors.

We keep your data within the email that is received until we no longer deem it necessary to keep it on record.  Upon request we can completely remove this data from our records and / or hand this data over to you. Please contact our Data Protection Officer to request this.

Google Analytics data collection

We use Google Analytics to track visitors to this website. From this tracking we can see how visitors use our website through tracking page visits as well as how many users we have on the website.

Google Analytics does not store personal information that will easily identify who you are. The following data is stored against a unique visit to the website:

  • A unique client ID that is stored as a cookie within the user’s browser. This is a randomly generated string that is used to determine subsequent visits within the same browser.
  • IP address (this tracking can be turned off – see below)
  • Geographical location
  • Device you are using to browse the website
  • Internet browser that is being used
  • Operating system that is being used

You can tailor your experience in regards to how your visit to the website interacts with Google Analytics, with the following options. Please note that configuring these options will mean placing a cookie on the device you are using to allow us to remember the choice you have made for any subsequent visits to the website.

Don’t log my IP address but I am happy to have my visit tracked

More on IP anonymization

Don’t track my visit within Google Analytics

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Data Controller

Cheadles Chartered Accountants are the data controller for this website.

Cheadles Chartered Accountants
Telegraph House
59 Wolverhampton Road
Stafford
ST17 4AW

Data Protection Officer

Alistair Peake
Telephone: 01785 254550
or contact Alistair through the contact form