We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This privacy notice (together with any other documents referred to in it) sets out how we look after your personal data when you visit our website, and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
If you have any queries about this policy or how we use your personal information, please contact us using the details below.
This website, hwfisher.co.uk (the “site“), is operated by the HW Fisher group, which comprises HW Fisher LLP (registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under number ZA841407) and HW Fisher Business Solutions Limited (registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under number Z7250629. Together, these companies are referred to in this notice as “HW Fisher“, “we“, “us” and “our“.
HW Fisher LLP is a data controller and we are responsible for any personal data collected from you when you use this site.
Our contact details are:
HW Fisher LLP
Acre House, 11-15 William Road, London, NW1 3ER
We have appointed an Information Security Officer who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the Information Security Officer using the details set out above.
This privacy notice
You can use most of this website without giving us any personal data. However, if you wish to take advantage of some of the more personalised services that we make available (such as signing up to receive our updates, or contacting us), you will need to provide certain information. This privacy statement describes how we collect and use information collected through this site. Please read this privacy notice carefully.
In certain circumstances (for example, if you become our client), we may provide you with additional privacy notices which are relevant to you.
This site is not intended for children under the age of 18.
What information do we collect?
We collect different information depending on how you use our site and how you interact with us. ‘Personal data’ means any data which can be associated with you as an individual, either directly or indirectly.
The personal data we collect via this site may include:
We do not usually collect ‘special categories’ of personal data through our website. (‘Special categories’ of data include details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, health information, or criminal convictions and offences.) If we do collect any special categories of data, our reason for doing so will be made clear to you, and we will seek your explicit consent to this.
How we collect information
Different data is collected in different ways.
Careers and job applications
If you apply for a graduate training contract or the AAT training scheme online you will need to complete an online application form. The form asks you to enter information including your identity, contact details, education, employment history and similar matters. This allows our recruitment personnel to make an informed decision as to whether to proceed with your application. Where the information provided is sensitive (such as your racial background or your state of health), you will need to expressly consent to our use of the information to assess your application and to allow us to carry out equal opportunities monitoring.
To apply for any other position with the firm, you may supply us with your email address. This will trigger an email from us to you inviting you to send your curriculum vitae. Any information you send us for the purpose of a job application will be treated by us with the greatest care and for that purpose only.
How and why we use information
We will only use your information where:
We use your technical information to:
We may use any or all of the information above to administer and manage our business in general, and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise.
If you feel that your interests and fundamental rights outweigh our business purposes, and that we should therefore stop processing your data, please let us know.
How we share information
We take your privacy seriously, and we do not sell, share, or transfer this information, except as set out in this statement.
We may pass your information between the HW Fisher group of companies (as set out above).
We share your information with a very limited number of technical service providers. When we share your information with our service providers, we will ensure that your data is kept secure and used only in accordance with this notice.
We do not transfer personal data collected via our website outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
The security of your personal information is important to us. We seek to use reasonable physical (e.g. key card office entry, locking doors), technical (e.g. password protection, network firewalls, laptop encryption, authentication mechanisms), and administrative safeguards (e.g. confidentiality agreements, training, procedures that limit access to and use of data) to protect the information we process. However, no method of transferring data over the Internet or storing electronic data is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use reasonable and appropriate means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
If we become aware of a data breach and think that it may pose a high risk your rights, we will notify you without undue delay.
How long we keep your data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
We will retain your personal data in line with our records retention schedule unless a valid business reason exists which means we need to retain personal data for longer. You can request a copy of our retention schedule by contacting us.
Our site contains links to third-party sites and/or applications whose information practices may be different than ours. Please consult all third party sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, third parties.
The law gives you certain rights over your personal data. You may:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or by writing to us at our address set out above.
You also have the right to refer a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), which is the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, be grateful if you would contact us in the first instance so we can endeavour to deal with your concerns direct.
Changes to this policy or your data
We may amend or modify this privacy notice from time to time. We will post any revised notice on this site, or a similar site that replaces this site. If you have consented to receiving our updates (or you are a current or former client), we will notify you of any changes.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.