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Beechwood House,

Newport, NP19 8AJ

01633 740 740

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WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY 2018

We are M4PC Limited (company number 06988590) and our address is Beechwood House, Beechwood Park, Newport, NP19 8AJ (referred to as “we” or “us” or “our”). We are the providers of the website www.m4pc.co.uk (referred to as the “Site”). Our VAT number is 976407877. A reference to “you” or “your” is a reference to a user of the Site or any of our services.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy (referred to as the “Policy”) explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you. Please read this Policy carefully. If you have a query about information relating to your property on the Site, please contact us on [email protected]

CONTACTING US

If you would like to stop receiving marketing and communications from us please contact us via email at [email protected] or please write to us at Beechwood House, Beechwood Park, Newport, NP19 8AJ.

If you have any questions about this Policy or our use of your personal information or would like to submit a subject access request or exercise your other data subject rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer via email at [email protected] or please write to The Data Protection Officer, Beechwood House, Beechwood Park, Newport, NP19 8AJ.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?

In the course of providing our services, we collect property data such as images of properties, property asking prices, sales history and sold prices, property addresses, property locations and property descriptions.

The property data is provided to us by our clients or other third parties on behalf of those clientss.

We will use this information for a number of reasons including:
to provide the M4PC Site;
to enable potential purchasers or tenants to see detailed descriptions and images of properties that they may be interested in;
for our own commercial purposes such as to identify trends in the property market, automated survey and valuation tools, and to build property databases.

We have a legitimate interest to process this information. These legitimate interests are:
providing a service to our clients by helping them to market properties;
providing a service to our clients by advertising properties to potential purchasers or tenants;
providing a service to potential purchasers and tenants so that they know what properties are currently on the market and the price of those properties

We will stop advertising a property when we are instructed to do so by our clients. However, the property information will remain available on the Site as historical property information to allow users to benefit from services such as identifying previous for sale or sold prices.

We will collect the information that you give to us when using our Site:

Enquiries
If you choose to access a particular search feature or to fill in a form on the Site you may be asked to provide information about yourself, such as your name and contact details. We may also collect other information about you at the same time, such as details of the sort of property you are interested in, the cost and location of the property, and your current address;
if you choose to contact us using the telephone number on Site, calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Communications
Information that you provide to us by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise

 

We will use this information:

Enquiries
to make sure that you receive the benefit of the M4PC service. This may include transferring your property enquiry to our client advertising that property so that they can respond to your enquiry;
for training and monitoring purposes where calls are recorded;

Communications
to process and resolve any queries that you may have

 

We will store the information summarised above for the following periods:

Enquiries
all enquiry data will be kept for two years from the date on which the enquiry is sent at which point it will be erased or anonymised so that the data no longer identifies you. This does not apply to call recordings which are stored for a shorter period of the three months from the date of the recording, at which point they are deleted.

Communications
information that you provide to us by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise will be retained for the later of 18 months from the date of communication or until your query is resolved.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

What we collect and where it comes from

This is different to “information you give us” because it relates to technical data that we collect. We may:
collect technical information that has the potential to identify you, such as the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

collect information about your visit, including the full uniform resource locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs) and methods used to browse away from the page; and

we may combine technical information with other information that we have about you to help us with our processing of your information as set out in this Policy.

Why we collect it

We will use the information summarised above:

to provide the Site to you;
to conduct reviews that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Site;
to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;
to administer our Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
as part of our efforts to keep our Site safe and secure; and
to customise and enrich your experience on our Site.

Our lawful basis for processing this personal data

We have a legitimate interest to process this information. These legitimate interests are:

to help ensure the on-going security of the Site;
enhancing the service that you receive on the Site; and
providing information necessary to enable us to provide a competitive, cost effective services.

How long we will keep it for

We will store this personal data for two years in order to allow us to review and monitor normal traffic patterns and trends on Site.

USE OF YOUR DATA FOR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Sometimes we may use your personal information to provide marketing messages to you. We will always seek your consent before doing so and you can opt out of marketing and other communications at any time by contacting [email protected] You can always make use of the Site without having to agree to marketing. The types of things that we may do include:

providing direct marketing advertisements and communications to you via email, text, post or telephone;
making suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Site about goods or services that may interest you or them;
communicating with you on third party social media platforms; and
monitoring the effectiveness of our direct marketing communications and your responses to it.

REMOVING PROPERTY DATA FROM THE SITE

If you have any concerns about the property data on the Site, please contact us at [email protected] and we will endeavour to resolve the issue promptly.

If you are a vendor or landlord of a property that is being actively marketed on the Site, please contact M4PC directly.

If you have concerns about historical property information about a property featured on our Site and you can prove to us that you have a valid association to that property, please contact us at [email protected]

WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We retain access to all personal information that we have collected from you or about you. In relation to property data, it is provided to us by our clients (or third parties that act on their behalf). Our clients (or any third party that acts on their behalf) will be responsible for information in their possession and that information will be subject to any privacy terms or policies that the client has in place; we are not responsible for use (or misuse) of your information by any of our clients.

We may also have links to other websites from our Site. We are not responsible for the content, security, privacy policies and practices of any other websites, even if you access them using links from this Site or if you can access this Site or use our services from them. We recommend that you check the policy of each website that you visit and make sure that you are comfortable with the terms of such policies before providing any personal information.

If our business is sold or merged, or if we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. We will make sure that any such transfer is done in a secure way.

If we offer or supply a service to you that is provided on our behalf by a third party we may have to pass your information to them in order to deliver the service. The categories of third parties (who are acting as a data processors) include: telephone call recording and our support ticketing systems. We may also use third parties to provide services on our behalf which may include processing (but not using themselves) your information e.g. to complete partial addresses or to augment the information we hold about you. In either case, we will not pass your information to anyone who is not also subject to adequate privacy commitments in our contract with them.

We will not otherwise disclose, sell or distribute your information to any third party without your permission unless we are required to do so by law or to obtain professional advice.

WHERE DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers or contractors. Territories outside of the EEA may not have equivalent legal protections to those that apply within the EEA but we are under a duty to make sure that our suppliers and contractors located outside of the EEA continue to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy. By submitting your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Unfortunately, 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 your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We follow strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it. The computers that store the information are kept in a secure facility with restricted physical access and we use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access. If we are working with third parties, we will require them to have in place similar measures to protect your information.

Only employees who need access to your information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. We may require you to co-operate with our security checks before we disclose information to you.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data at any time.

You have the right to use our Site without consenting to marketing and communication services that we provide. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. We always use the most recently submitted form to be your current consent status.

You have a right to request access to or rectification of your personal data which we hold about you. You also have a right to erase your personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data and the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us, the right to object to our processing of your personal data and a right to request that we transmit your personal data to another data controller.

Where we process your personal data because you have given us your consent to do so, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer whose contact details are provided earlier in this policy.

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you feel unhappy with the way we process your data. Please visit www.ico.org.uk for more information.

COOKIES AND TRACKING

Like many websites, we use “cookies” to enable us to personalise your visits to our Site, simplify the signing-in procedure, keep track of your preferences and to track the usage of our Site. For full details about what cookies we set and why we use them, please see our Cookie Policy available here.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

Any changes we may make to this Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Policy.