Collections Legal (we) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed. By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), the so called data controller is CollectionsLegal, owned by Bruno Boesch, 1 Stanley Gardens, penthouse flat, London, W11 2ND. We are a registered data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office under number A8365797. Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Bruno Boesch.
- Information we collect from you
We will collect and process the following data about you:
- the information about you that you give us by filling in forms on the website (Site), interacting with the Site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise, including your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, as well as preliminary information relating to the nature of your enquiry, and
- information that we receive from other sources, including especially from CollectionsLegal Members.
- Information we collect about you
Social Media platforms:
We use social media platforms. These platforms are, in most cases, operated outside of the EU and do not comply with current Data Privacy Act and subsequent GDPR provisions although they may well conform to the U.S Privacy Shield protocol.
It is our process and protocol that any personally identifiable data gathered on these platforms is only in response to users interacting out of their own volition with our marketing pages. The contact is deemed as a legitimate business enquiry. The personal contact data is removed from the site when no longer required or when the user has requested so.
Our website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website. We anonymise this data at the point of collection and automatically delete user and event data when no longer required.
- Use made of the information
All information about you that we collect or receive may be used by us in the following ways:
- to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us,
- to administer the Site, and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, system and security updates, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes,
- to improve the Site in order to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer,
- as part of our efforts to keep the Site safe and secure, and
- to comply with our record keeping and information storage obligations and policy (see the “Where We Store Your Personal Data” section below).
- Disclosure of your information
We may share your personal information with:
- any CollectionsLegal Member and their affiliated firm in the ordinary performance of any contract entered into with them (subject to any possible express restrictions set by you), and
- ordinary third-party support services, such as website administration, accounting systems and hosting data centre,
- analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Site;
We will disclose your personal information to third parties:
- to protect our rights, property or safety, and those of CollectionsLegal Members.
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- Where we store your personal data
All information that you provide to us is stored on our, or our members and third-party support services secure servers, and we will take reasonable steps to protect your information in accordance with this policy, including by
- installing a secure firewall,
- using anti-virus protection software,
- encrypting data, and
- carrying out regular back-ups.
All data sent via website forms is passed through a third-party relay service and deleted when no longer required.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any data transmitted to the Site; and any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
- Your rights
You have the following rights under law in respect of your personal information:
- The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal information;
- The right of access to your information to verify the legality of our use of it;
- The right to request that inaccurate or incomplete information about you is rectified;
- The right to request the deletion or removal of your information where there is no further reason for us to use it (such as you have withdrawn your consent or we no longer provide your children with education);
- The right to restrict the use of your information;
- The right to obtain and reuse the information that we have about you for your own purposes;
- The right to object to certain uses (such as for marketing purposes); and
- The right not to be subject to a decision that has a legal effect on you that has been based on an automated decision.
Should you wish to exercise any of these rights, you may do so at any time by writing to us, CollectionsLegal, c/o B Boesch, 1 Stanley Gardens, penthouse flat, London, W11 2ND.
If you feel that your rights have been breached in any way, you should contact Bruno Boesch at the address above or lodge an official complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website (https://ico.org.uk) or by writing to: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
The Site contains links to and from the websites of CollectionsLegal Members and selected service providers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
- Information about cookies
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree to their use, is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. They contain information that is transferred to your hard drive.
The cookies that we could use can be split into the following categories:
- Necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into parts of the website.
- Analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and to see how they move around within the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- The cookies we use
We use the following cookies:
3. How you can block cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
However, please be aware that blocking cookies may affect your ability to use the website. In particular, you may not be able to access all or parts of the website or use the functionalities contained on it.