Privacy Policy

Oakstone Consulting Ltd t/a Oakstone Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. This is where we tell you how and where we use your personal information and how we look after it.

At Oakstone Ltd we collect personal data:

  • To enable us to deliver the services you have requested
  • To meet any regulations and requirements from our regulatory bodies
  • To analyse what services are popular and how we can improve these service offerings
  • To talk to you about the other services we offer that may be of interest to you

To make is easier for you to read this policy, we have broken it down into the following sections:

  • About this policy
  • What information we collect about you and how we use it
  • Why we collect data
  • Updating your personal information
  • Who we share data with
  • Use of Cookies
  • Who we are
  • Your right to complain
  • Changes to the privacy promise

1. About This Policy

The protection of your privacy and personal information is important to us. We make sure that not only do we have appropriate security measures in place, but that any other organisation we work with to provide a service also meets the same standard as us.

We will respect your privacy. You should receive marketing emails only from us and, if you agree, from other organisations we have carefully chosen. We will make sure that the boxes you need to tick if you are happy to receive marketing are presented clearly and at an appropriate time.

We will make it clear at the point when we request your information, what we are collecting it for and how we are going to use it.

We will collect and use your personal information only if we have your permission or we have sensible business reasons for doing so.

We will minimise the amount of information we collect from you to what we need to deliver the service you have requested.

We will be clear in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.

We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected, and we will make sure we store it safely, and delete it securely.

Our websites are accessible via the internet. Please remember that if you post any comments or links on any of our sites that they can be read and accessed by anyone and everyone.

2. What Information We Collect About You And How Do We Use It

We may collect information on you:

  • when you ask us to deliver a service
  • when you contact us for information
  • when you book an appointment
  • when you use the website through cookies
  • if you choose to reveal information in postings
  • if you complete your details on customer feedback surveys or research questionnaires, and

This personal information may include but is not limited to the following information about you:

  • your name (including your first names and surname);
  • your email address;
  • other details about you that you or others provide to us; and
  • sensitive personal data but only where you have provided your explicit consent for the collection of and use of such sensitive personal data

3. Why We Collect Data

We have to tell you the reason for collecting your information – and this is called the legal basis for processing.

Where you provide information in the course of a Contract Agreement, we process your data under Contract, so your data is necessary to fulfil the service you are paying for.

Any additional contact, i.e. telling you about another services closely related to the service you have contracted is managed under legitimate interest.

When you sign up to receive more information about our services, we manage this under consent because you told us you wanted to receive it.

When you buy Oakstone Ltd services, we have a legal obligation to keep a record of the transaction, not least to be able to provide you with an appropriate bill afterwards.

How Long Do You Hold On To My Data?

Because we collect data for a wide range of purposes, we do not have a singularly defined retention period. For each individual service we define a carefully assessed timeframe within which we retain your data.

4. Who We Share Data With

We do not and will not, sell or share your information at any time to anyone else for marketing purposes.

Any other organisations who access your information in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your information and keep to data-protection and privacy laws which apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards.

5. Cookies

Cookies are packets of data that sit on our website, in some cases to make it work, and in some cases to add additional services. For more information about cookies, how to look after them, even how to turn them off, please visit our page on cookies.

6. Who We Are

Oakstone Ltd denotes Oakstone Consulting Ltd a company registered in England with the number 11741151. Our address is: 2 The Ride, Totternhoe, Diunstable, Beds, LU6 1RH.

If you would like to contact Oakstone Ltd, please email or contact us by telephone on 07884 268079.

7. Your Right to Complain

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled a request regarding your data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority – details of which are given below:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: +44 303 123 1113

8. Changes To Our Privacy Promise

If we make changes to this document we will show you what they are here. If these changes are significant, we may also choose to email relevant individuals with new details. If we are required by law, we will obtain your consent to make these changes.

Changes To This Policy By Date

December 2019 – New company privacy promise created.