Last updated Sunday 19th February 2023.How we use your personal informationYour information will be held by Compass (Harwich) Ltd & Compass Management (Harwich) Ltd herebyknown as Compass.Our privacy promise1.To keep your data safe and private.2.Not to sell your data.3.To give you ways to manage and review your marketing choices at any time.Data Protection Law changed on Friday 25th May 2018This notice sets out most of your rights under the new law.How the Law protects youAs well as our privacy promise, your privacy is protected by law. This section explains how that works.Data protection law say that we are allowed to use personal information only if we have a properreason to do so. This includes sharing it outside of Compass.The law say we must have one or more of these reasons:-1.To fulfill a contract we have with your or2.When it is in our legitimate interest or3.When you consent to it.A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information.But, even then is must not unfairly go against what it is right and best for you. If we rely on ourlegitimate interests we will tell you what this is.Types and where / how we collect personal information / dataWe may collect personal information about you and also collect it from other industry relatedcompanies e.g. Solicitors, other Estate Agents, Surveyors and building firms etc.Types of data collectionWhen you contact Compass or any associated company we will collect personal data about you.This may consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephonenumbers etc. The amount of data collected depends on what type of service you require e.g.mortgage applications require salary / employment details and other sensitive data and rentalapplications require verification documents such as passports / visa. By submitting your detailsyou enable Compass (and where applicable associated companies) to provide you with the serviceyou select.Where / How we collect data•When you talk to us on the phone or in branch•When you use our websites, mobile device apps, web chat•In emails and letters•In financial reviews and interviews•In customer surveys•If you take part in our competitions or promotionsWho we share your personal information withWe may share your personal information with companies within Compass as well as the following:-•Companies that introduce you to us•Companies that we introduce you to•Financial advisors•Credit reference agencies•Insurers•Social networks•Fraud prevention agencies•Payroll service providers•Land agents•Public information sources such as Companies House•Agents working on our behalf•Medical practitioners *•Government and Law enforcement agencies•HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities•Any party linked with you•Companies we have a joint venture or agreement to co-operate with* For some insurance products, your GP or other medical professionals may be contacted. This will only be done with your consent.If you choose not to give personal informationWe may need to collect personal information by, or under the terms of a contract we have with you.If you choose not to provide us with personal information, it may delay or prevent us from meetingour obligations. If may also mean that we cannot perform services needed to run your accounts orpolices. It could mean that we cancel a product or service you have with us.Any data collected that is optional would be made clear at the point of collection.MarketingWe may use your personal information to tell you about relevant products and offers. That is whatwe talk about ‘marketing’.The personal information we have for you is made of what you tell us and data we collect when youuse our services, or from third parties we work with.We study this to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest toyou. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant to you.We can only use your personal information to send you marketing messages if we have either yourconsent or a ‘legitimate interest’. That is when we have a business of commercial reason to useyour information. It must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you.Your can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages by contacting us at any time.We may ask you to confirm or update your choices, if you take out any new products or serviceswith us in the future. We will also ask you to do this if there are any changes in the law, regulation,or the structure of our business.If you change your mind you can update your choices at any time by contacting us.How long we keep your personal informationWe will keep your personal information for as long as you are a customer of Compass.After you stop being a customer we may keep your data for up to 6 years for one of the followingreasons:-•To respond to any questions or complaints•To show that we treated you fairly•To maintain records according to rules that apply to usWe may keep you data for longer than 6 years if we cannot delete it for legal, regulatory ortechnical reasons.How to get a copy of your personal informationYou can access your personal information we hold by writing to us at this address:-Compass, 28 Kingsway, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3ABLetting us know if your personal information is incorrectYou have the right to question personal information we have about you that you think is wrong orincomplete. Please contact us if you want to do this. If you do we will take reasonable steps to checkit’s accuracy and correct it.What if you want us to stop using your personal informationYou have the right to object to our use of your personal information, or to ask us to delete, remove,or stop using your personal information if there is no need for us to keep it. This is known as the‘right to erasure’, or the ‘right to be forgotten’.They may be legal or other official reasons why we need to keep or use your data. But, please tell usif you think that we should not be holding your personal data.We may sometimes be able to restrict the use of your data. This means that it can only be used forcertain things, such as legal claims or to exercise legal rights. In this situation we would not use orshare your information in other ways while it is restricted.If you want to object to how we use your data, or ask us to delete it or restrict how we use it,please contact us.How to complainIf you are unhappy with how we have used your personal information you can contact us at:-Compass, 28 Kingsway, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3AB.Your also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Find out on theirwebsite how to report a concern.
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