Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Here at Richard Brown & Partners we take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy contains important information on who we are and how and why we collect, store and use your personal data. 

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. 

Personal Data we may collect about you 

  • Your name, address, email address and telephone number(s)
  • Information relating to the matter in which you are seeking our advice or representation

What we do with the information we gather

  • Use it to provide professional services to you.
  • Complete Statutory Returns on your behalf.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may periodically send newsletters to you.
  • Compliance with a legal obligation.
  • We will always treat your personal data with the utmost respect and never sell or share it with other organisations outside Richard Brown & Partners for marketing purposes.

Who we share your personal data with

  • Other professional advisers who we instruct on your behalf, for example, these may include The Rural Payments Agency, Natural England, HMRC and other government organisations, law enforcement agencies, other professional organisations such as solicitors and accountants, and to suppliers sub-contracted by us to carry out work on your behalf. Other than when we are legally obliged to do this, we will not pass your information to third parties without your consent.
  • We would only allow our service providers to handle your personal data if we were satisfied that they take appropriate measures to protect your personal data. We would also impose contractual obligations on service providers to ensure that they can only use your personal data to provide services to us and to you.

Retention of Data

 We will only hold your personal data in accordance with our data retention policy and in any event for the duration of our relationship with you or longer where we have a professional, legal, or other legitimate reason for doing so.

Your legal rights

 You have the following rights relating to personal data:

  • Access – The right to request access to the personal data Richard Brown & Partners hold.
  • Correction – The right to request that your personal data is amended if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Erasure – The right to request that your personal data is erased where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.
  • Restrict processing – The right to request that the processing of your data is restricted.
  • Object to processing – The right to object to your personal data being processed.

 If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us.

 You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in such circumstances.

 We may need to request specific information from you in order to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data. 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 for further information in relation to your request.

Please note that we try to respond to all legitimate requests within one (1) calendar month. Occasionally, it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or if you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this privacy policy. 

Phone us on 01668 213546

Email us at dpo@richardbrownandpartners.co.uk;

Write to us at Richard Brown & Partners, The Office, South Bellshill, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7HP.

This privacy notice was last updated on 18th April 2024. We may change this notice by updating this page to reflect changes in the law or our data protection practices.