About this notice

This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

K&B Accountancy Group respects the privacy of individuals and is committed to protecting your personal data. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal data is protected against unauthorised access and it will not be sold or disclosed (other than as specified under this notice) to another company or organisation. The only time we may disclose your personal data is when we are legally required to do so or as required by our regulators.

K&B Accountancy Group

K&B Accountancy Group is a leading specialist accountancy provider for the contractor and freelancer market. This website is managed by K&B Accountancy group, registered in England & Wales with registered number 2407547.

Third party links and websites

K&B Accountancy Group is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party sites to which links are. The privacy policies on such sites should be checked before providing them with any personal information.

Purpose of this privacy notice

This privacy notice aims to give you information on how K&B Accountancy Group collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website (or in events connected to this website and/or K&B Accountancy Group marketing activities) including when you:

    • Search and browse for content;
    • Subscribe to publications and reports;
    • Register for online services;
    • Join a mailing list;
    • Participate in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums;
    • Submit data for a survey or quiz;
    • Register for events and seminars;
    • Submit resumes or work history information;
    • Contact us for further information;
    • Visit our website while logged into a social media platform; or
    • Provide us with business cards or other contact information.

Some pages on this website may permit you to send emails or other messages to us. Emails and messages sent to us will contain your name and email address, as well as any information you may wish to include in the message.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.

How we use your personal data

When you provide personal information to us, we may use it for any of the purposes described in this privacy notice or as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of collection), including:

    • To administer and manage this website, including to confirm and authenticate your identity and prevent unauthorised access;
    • To personalise and enrich your browsing experience by displaying content that is more likely to be relevant and of interest to you;
    • To sort and analyse user data (such as determining how many users from the same organisation have subscribed to or are using this website or k&b accountancy group services);
    • To determine the company, organisation, institution, or agency that you work for or with which you are otherwise associated;
    • To develop our business and services;
    • To conduct benchmarking and data analysis including, for example, regarding usage of this website and demographics analyses of their users;
    • To conduct quality and risk management reviews;
    • To understand how people use the features and functions of this website in order to improve the user experience;
    • To monitor and enforce compliance with our business terms, including acceptable use policies, and legal and other regulatory obligations to which k&b accountancy group is subject; and/or
    • Any other purposes for which you provided the information to k&b accountancy group, including any of the purposes given in the ‘purpose of this privacy notice’ section above.

This website does not collect or compile personally identifying information for sale to any party for consumer marketing purposes.

Lawfulness of processing

We process personal data on the following legal grounds:

    • Our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you and in the effective and lawful operation of our businesses (provided these do not interfere with your rights);
    • To satisfy any legal and regulatory obligations to which we are subject;
    • To perform our obligations under the contractual terms of any contract you (or an entity you are connected to or affiliated with) may have with k&b accountancy group, or any website or other terms you agree with k&b accountancy group.
    • Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending third-party direct marketing communications to individuals via a personal (not business) email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us at admin@kbaccountancygroup.com

Security of information

K&B Accountancy Group has implemented and uses technical measures and security policies that are aimed at protecting the personal data it has under its control from:

    • Unauthorised access;
    • Improper use or disclosure;
    • Unauthorised modification;
    • Unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

What we will not collect

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

We do not intend to collect sensitive information through our website unless we are legally required to do so.  Examples of sensitive information include race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; genetic data; biometric data; sexual life or sexual orientation; and criminal records.

We ask that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature when using our websites.  If you choose to provide sensitive information to us for any reason, the act of doing so constitutes your explicit consent, where such consent is necessary and valid under your local law, for us to collect and use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

Marketing

Where we are legally required to obtain your explicit consent to provide you with marketing materials, we will only provide you with such marketing materials if you have provided consent for us to do so.

If you opt-in for any subscriptions, you will receive automated emails when content is updated. If you select any preferences such as issues, topics, subjects or industries, you may receive email communications related to those self-selected topics.

We may send emails and marketing communications on our own or in conjunction with another organisation with which we have entered into a collaboration arrangement.

Transfers of personal data

Your personal data provided to K&B Accountancy Group may be transferred to and stored outside the UK.  This includes countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal information. Where we collect your personal information within the EEA, transfer outside the EEA will be only:

    • To a recipient located in a country which provides an adequate level of protection for your personal information; and/or
    • Under an agreement which satisfies European Union (“EU”) requirements for the transfer of personal data to data processors or data controllers outside the EEA, such as standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission.

Retention of personal data

We will retain your personal data on our systems only for as long as we need it, given the purposes for which it was collected, or as required to do so by operation of law or regulation.

We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a recipient unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honour your request.

Rights in relation to your personal data

You may have certain rights under UK or EU law in relation to the personal data held by K&B Accountancy Group about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

    • Request a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
    • Ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
    • Ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you, or restrict the way in which we use such personal data. Please note that we may not always be able to comply with a request for deletion of personal data for legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request;
    • Object to our processing of your personal data; and/or
    • Withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you would like to exercise these rights please contact us by sending an email or by one of the means set out at the end of this privacy notice. We may charge for a request to access details of your information, if permitted by law.  If your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive we may refuse to comply with your request.

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.

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. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.

Inaccuracies and corrections

We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date, but we do not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of your personal information. If you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies, or you believe our website has collected excessive information about you, please let us know by contacting us or emailing admin@kbaccountancygroup.com

If you have questions about the accuracy of identifying information you previously submitted to K&B Accountancy Group, or want to have outdated information removed, please contact us.  When requested, and provided that it is practical and commercially feasible to comply with the request and there is no legal, regulatory or operational need for us to keep the information, we will delete identifying information from current operational systems.

Unsubscribe

If you want to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, you should look for and follow the instructions we have provided within the appropriate area(s) of the communications to you. Alternatively, you can contact us at any time to request that such communications cease using the contact us links on this website.

If you choose to unsubscribe from any or all mailings, we may retain information sufficient to identify you so that we can honour your request.

Cookies, analytics and traffic data

Cookies are small text files, which are transferred from our websites, applications or services and stored on your device. We use cookies to help us provide you with a personalised service and to help make our websites, applications and services better for you.

Our cookies may be session cookies (temporary cookies that identify and track users within our websites, applications or services, which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service) or persistent cookies (cookies which enable our websites, applications or services  to “remember” who you are and to remember your preferences within our websites, applications or services and which will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service).

We use the following different types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website.

Performance cookies and analytics technologies

These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, applications and services, for instance, which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites, applications or services. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.

Web beacons and parameter tracking

We also use cookies and similar software known as web beacons to count users who have visited our website after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in emails. These web beacons collect limited information, which does not identify particular individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies.

IP Address and traffic data

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, to help the website analyse how users use the websites, applications or services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the websites, applications or services (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the websites, applications or services compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser or within the application, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using our websites, applications or services you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To find out more, see “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”, (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, or any other URL Google may provide from time to time).

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptou

How to disable cookies

You may be able to configure your browser or our website, application or service to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however, if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website, applications or services. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the www.allaboutcookies.org website.

Other sites and social media

If you follow a link from our website, application or service to another site or service, this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the information handling practices of third party sites or services and we encourage you to read the privacy notices appearing on those sites or services.

Our websites, applications or services may enable you to share information with social media sites. Those social media sites may automatically provide us with access to certain personal information retained by them about you (for example any content you have viewed). You should be able to manage your privacy settings from within your own third party social media account(s) to manage what personal information you enable us to access from that account.

Contact us

Please contact us at admin@kbaccountancygroup.com for any questions around this notice.