Legal & Privacy Policy

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Website Privacy Notice

This privacy policy notice sets out how Macleod Simmonds Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Macleod Simmonds Ltd when you use this website.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data.  This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the laws protect you.

We will ensure that all staff who handle personal data on our behalf are aware of their responsibilities under this privacy notice and other relevant data protection and information security policies, and that they are adequately trained and supervised


Purpose of this privacy notice

This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Macleod Simmonds collects and process data you may provide through this website.


Macleod Simmonds Ltd is the controller and responsible for your personal data.

We have appointed a data privacy manager (DPM) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the DPM using the details set out below.

Contact details

Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity:          Macleod Simmonds Ltd

Name or title of DPM:               Denise Simmonds

Email address:               

Postal address:                        Hills Barns, Appledram Lane South, Chichester, PO20 7EG

Telephone number:                  +44 (0)1243 537375

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

Changes to the privacy notice and your duty to inform us of changes

This version was last updated on 24 May 2018.

If we hold any data that is incorrect please advise the DPM as detailed above.

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, and store different kinds of personal data about you as follows:-



We use different methods to collect data from and about you through:

Please see our cookie policy for further details.


We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to and for business purposes only. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:



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Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.


Your data will be shared internally for business purposes only. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.


Personal data will not be transferred to a country of territory outside the EEA unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection of the appropriate safeguards are in place for your rights and freedoms.



We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

We will review personal data collected via the website on an annual basis and data will be deleted if no longer required.


Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.


You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights).

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.