Privacy Policy

  

  1. Privacy Policy & Notice

This privacy policy and notice is for Layco Property Services Ltd, in this document any reference to ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ refers to Layco Property Services.

Our registered address is: Layco Property Services Ltd, 51 Grange Close, Linslade, LU7 2PP

Our trading address is: Layco Property Services Ltd, 51 Grange Close, Linslade, LU7 2PP

Confidentiality and your privacy are of crucial importance to us, we understand that clients, applicants, tenants and users of our website will be concerned that any data given or collected will not be used for any purpose other than that intended by the user. In this document we will outline how Layco Property Services use the data given by you and how it is protected.

We are committed to adhering to the principles laid out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  1. Information we collect.

We may collect information from you directly, by telephone, email or face to face meeting. We also collect data that is provided by you via online contact forms on our website, online enquiry forms on property portal websites, such as Rightmove.co.uk and others.

The information we collect will be relevant to the business of Renting and Managing private rental properties in the open market.

Examples of the information we may collect directly from you include but are not limited to;

For Applicants/Tenants

Name

Email address

Postal address

Telephone numbers

Employment circumstances/income

Household size

Preferences for property

Bank details

For Landlords/Prospective Landlords

Name

Email address

Postal address

Telephone numbers

Bank details

Proof of insurances

Proof of ownership

Information relating specifically to the property intended to be Let.

  1. Uses of Information

We may use the information given by you to tailor a service to meet your requirements, assist with finding a rental property for you, handle tenancy matters during the life of a tenancy or deal with end of tenancy matters.

We engage some third-party companies for some of our services including; Tenant Reference Checks (the lettings hub), Energy, Council Tax and Water supplier switching service (tenant shop), Media and broadband switching service (tenant shop), Tenancy Deposit Scheme for the protection of deposits (TDS) and Contractors for arrangement of works and for invoicing (you can request a list of our preferred contractors by emailing your request to lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk).

The companies engaged by Layco Property Services for these functions will be utilised by Layco Property Services solely for the functions set out above, the companies will only contact you to offer further services or offers if consent is given either directly to those companies or to Layco Property Services.

We will not share your data with any organisation without your consent.

  1. Personal Information Retention Period

We will only hold your personal information for as long as is relevant to the business conducted.

For example, if you register your details with Layco Property Services in a property search but do not obtain a property with Layco Property Services, we will remove your personal information after two months have passed from the time you registered, unless we are instructed by you to hold the information for a longer period, or there is a legitimate reason to hold your details or a legal requirement to do so.

Or

If you are a landlord we will be required to hold certain transactional data for six years, we may be required to hold data that links a landlord to the transactions for the same duration.

You can request the removal of personal data at any time by emailing  lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk  we may request verification of your information to ensure we remove the correct personal information, you can also unsubscribe from marketing or change your preferences at any time.

Where there is legitimate interest, legal obligation or contractual requirement in holding personal information, Layco Property Services can reject a request to remove personal data where it may impede the course of normal duties under contract or an arrangement.

  1. Your Communication Preferences

You can choose how we communicate with you:

Email

Postal Mail

Telephone

We may use any of the above means to communicate offers/services/properties that may be suitable to you and our monthly newsletter.

You can choose how we communicate these with you and you can choose what you would like us to communicate with you and what you do not wish to receive.

  1. Your Information and Your Rights

You have certain rights provided for by the applicable laws which relates to the management of personal data we hold about you.

Access

You can request at any time to see a copy of the personal data we hold for you. You can make this request by emailing  lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk  we will respond to the request within 30 days. If the request is particularly complex we may require more time to process the request, in which case we will notify you at the earliest opportunity.

  1. Right to be Forgotten

You can at any time request to have your personal data removed from our database by emailing your request to  lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk  . Upon receipt of your request, Layco Property Services will anonymise any personal data held for you as long as it does not impede the course of normal business (ie; If you are a tenant in an active tenancy arranged by Layco Property Services, we will not be able to remove your personal information.).

Other Rights

You have the right to request rectification of your personal data, to restrict the use of personal data and to object to the processing of personal data including direct marketing and data portability. To make any changes please email  lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk  .

  1. Consent

Where you have provided consent for the processing of your personal data by Layco Property Services, you can withdraw consent at any time by emailing  lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk  .

  1. Complaints

If you feel we have processed personal data against the principles of appropriate laws please contact us at  lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk . If you feel we have processed your personal data against the principles of the appropriate laws and we have not remedied the issue to your satisfaction, you can complain formally with the ICO (www.ICO.org.uk)

  1. Information Security

We are committed to keeping your personal information secure.

Access to personal information is limited to those who have a business need.

We have processes and policies internally to avoid any loss, misuse or alteration of personal data.

Data is stored on an encrypted CRM (Acquaint) and a cloud server (Supplied by 1and1.co.uk) with secure off site data centres based within the EU.

The servers benefit from-

SAS 70 Type II Certification, Steel Reinforced Walls, Fully air-conditioned rooms and provides safety from gas, water and fire with 24 hour surveillance by highly qualified specialists.

Each User at Layco Property Services has a password protected access to the CRM and database ensuring security at all times.

  1. Childrens Privacy

We do not direct any marketing to anyone under the age of thirteen and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on any platform or means.

  1. Updates to Our Privacy Policy and Notice

If ever there is a material change to our Privacy Policy and Notice, we will notify you by sending an email to the most recent email address we hold for you giving notice of the change on our website.

  1. About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

  1. Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)        [authentication – we use cookies [to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website] [ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];

(b)       [status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website] [ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];

(c)        [personalisation – we use cookies [to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you] [ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];

(d)       [security – we use cookies [as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally] [ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];

(e)       [advertising – we use cookies [to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you] [ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]];

(f)        [analysis – we use cookies [to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services] [ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]]; and

(g)        [cookie consent – we use cookies [to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally] [ (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies])]].

  1. Cookies used by our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.[ The relevant cookies are: [identify cookies].]

Contact us

Email lettings@laycoproperties.co.uk

Telephone 01525 307600

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Layco Property Services

51 Grange Close

Linslade

LU7 2PP