Privacy Statement and Use of Cookies

This explains how we, Nice Chaps store and process data regarding living individuals. Nice Chaps aims to operate with the highest integrity and will fully comply with the law and GDPR in terms of data privacy and data protection. Our policy respects the six principles of GDPR, ensuring your personal data should be:

  • - processed fairly, lawfully and transparently;
  • - collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a way which is incompatible with those purposes;
  • - adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose for which it is held;
  • - accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
  • - not kept longer than necessary; and
  • - processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data.

How do we obtain your data?

Most of our data comes directly from you, given to us freely in order for us to retain contact. This could be by swapping business cards at events or by submitting a contact form on our website. In some cases, we may collect data from someone else, for example where existing contacts feel that you would be interested in our work and suggest your name. We may also collect data from publicly available sources such as news articles or LinkedIn. We may also use publicly available directories and similar information such as Companies House.

What data do we store?

Nice Chaps may store personal data such as:

  • - name, postal and email address, phone number and other relevant contact details and preferences
  • - occupation, skills and professional and employment details
  • - information on our relationship with you, such as correspondences
  • - any other information needed for ongoing communication
  • - information about our relationship with you, correspondence, meeting notes, attendance at events etc.

Storing your data

Nice Chaps is committed to taking appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage. We have taken steps to ensure that all external databases we use are also GDPR compliant. We have Data Protection and Data Retention and Destruction policies in place. These can be obtained from Nice Chaps should, you wish to review them.

Nice Chaps will keep your data for as long as is necessary for the reason it was originally obtained. This could be the life of a project and the following future in order to monitor any impact. We also value the relationships we have with any person or organisation which could be interested in our work, so we will keep your data to retain contact with you for as long as you wish to hear from us. You are able to view our Record Retention and Destruction Policy on request.

Sharing your data

We will only share personal data with others when we are legally permitted to do so. When we share data with others, we put agreements or contracts and security mechanisms in place to protect data and to comply with our data protection and confidentiality standards. Data held by us may be transferred to:

  • - processors, who provide specific services to us. A contract is always in place with a Data Processor.
  • - subcontractors working with Nice Chaps who assist us with our work
  • - third party organisations that assist us in providing services; our auditors and other professional advisers.

The Data Protection Act also recognises that it is sometimes appropriate to disclose personal data for certain purposes to do with the criminal justice or the taxation system. In these cases, individuals’ rights may occasionally need to be restricted.

Legal basis for holding and processing your data

The law requires us to tell you the basis on which we process your data. We will keep data for as long as is needed to complete the task for which it was collected. For example:

  • - in response to information requests about Nice Chaps and our work
  • - for our service providers, we hold your personal data to fulfil a contract with you.
  • - we process your data for reasons of “legitimate Interest.” Broadly speaking legitimate interest means that we can process personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of the rights and freedoms of the individual.

If the law requires your consent to process data in a certain way, then we will obtain it before carrying out that activity.

Your Rights

You have the right of access to personal data held by us as a Data Controller. To update personal data submitted to us, you may email us at info@nicechaps.com, or where appropriate contact us at the Nice Chaps address, below.

Where practically possible, once we are informed that any data processed by us is no longer accurate, we will make corrections (where appropriate) based on your updated information. Should you wish to be removed from our systems at any time you may contact us to do so. As long as we are not keeping your details for any other legal reason or to fulfil a contract we will remove you without delay.

If you have any questions regarding this please contact us at: 2a Mandeville Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 6AD. Call (0)20 8758 1054 or email info@nicechaps.com

If you are unhappy with how we are storing or processing your data you may submit a complaint to Nice Chaps via info@nicechaps.com or contacting the address above. You may also contact the Office of the information Commissioner (‘ICO’) or other relevant authority. Please refer to the ICO website.

Cookies

Whenever someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of user behaviour patterns. This is done to help us find out things such as the number of visitors to any particular part of the website. This information is collected in a way that doesn’t identify anyone. We don’t try to identify users of our website nor do we try to match-up any data gathered with any personally identifying information from any other source. If / when we do collect personally identifiable information through our site we are open and clear about this and we will make it clear as to what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by Nice Chaps.com

The list below explains the cookies we use on the site and why.

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics privacy policy.

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