What do we do?
Simplify Accountancy Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide us, will be processed by us.
Who we are and what we do?
Simplify Accountancy Ltd is an accountancy service provider for contractors and self employed individuals.
Types of Data We Collect
In order to provide the best possible opportunities to our members, we need to process certain information. We only ask for details that will genuinely help us to help members find new opportunities, such as name, contact details, education details, employment history and immigration status (and other relevant information you may choose to share).
Where appropriate, and in accordance with local laws and requirements, we may also collect information related to diversity, security clearance status or details of any criminal convictions.
If you are a Simplify Accountancy client, we need to collect and use information about you, or individuals at your organisation, in the course of providing you with our services. This can include promotion of your vacancy, product or service to our members.
Simplify Accountancy Ltd will also store information relating to previous dealings with us, including job applications, email and telephone communications, job interviews and recent introductions via the platform.
We collect a limited amount of data from the users of our website which we use to help us to improve your experience when using our website and to help us manage the services we provide. This includes information such as how you use our website, the most popular referrers and website responsiveness. You can read more about this in our Cookies Policy.
Where we obtain your information
We may obtain candidate information from any number of locations:
· When you register with our website
· When you correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise
· When you visit our website
· When you are referred by a friend / colleague
· When we obtain your information from external sources such as LinkedIn, corporate websites and job boards we will inform you, by sending you this privacy notice, within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data of the fact we hold personal data about you, the source the personal data originates from, and for what purpose we intend to retain and process your personal data.There are three main ways in which we collect client data:
Directly from you
From third parties such as members, LinkedIn and networking.
We will delete member personal data from our systems if we have not had any meaningful contact with you for seven years (or for such longer period as we believe, in good faith, that the law or relevant regulators require us to preserve your data). After this period, it is likely your data will no longer be relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.
We will consider there to be meaningful contact with you if you submit your details onto our website. We will also consider it meaningful contact if you communicate with us about services, either by verbal or written communication or engage with any of our marketing communications.
Under new data protection regulations (GDPR), we are required to keep the data we hold accurate and, where necessary, up to date. As such, we will make an effort to regularly communicate with you to ensure your data is up to date and accurate.
Whilst we will endeavour to permanently erase your personal data once it reaches the end of its retention period or where we receive a valid request from you to do so, some of your data may still exist within an archive system. While certain details may still exist on an archive system, this cannot be readily accessed by any of our operational systems, processes or staff.
Legal Basis for Processing
Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate business interests, described in more detail below, although we will also rely on contract, legal obligation and consent for specific uses of data.
We will rely on contract if we are negotiating or have entered into a placement agreement with you or your organisation or any other contract to provide services to you or receive services from you or your organisation.
We will rely on legal obligation if we are legally required to hold information on to you to fulfil our legal obligations.
We will, in some circumstances, rely on consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your express consent, if legally required. Examples of when consent may be the lawful basis for processing include permission to introduce you to a client (if you are a member).
Here at Simplify Accountancy, we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide you with our services.
We think it's reasonable to expect that, if you have registered with us online, you are happy for us to collect and otherwise use your personal data to provide our services to you,
We may also need to use your data for our internal administrative activities, like payroll and invoicing where relevant.
Data Storage and Processing
All of the personal data we hold about you will be processed by our staff in the United Kingdom, and accessed by our cloud-based CRM system, (USA data centre). We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is processed securely and prevent unauthorised access to, and misuse of your personal data. For more information, please see our security policy.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Who do we share your data with?
As required under GDPR, we will only share your information to prospective employers with your express consent.
Unless you specify otherwise, we may also share your information with associated third parties such as our service providers where we feel this will help us to provide you with the best possible service and we have the appropriate processing agreement in place.
Data Subject Access Requests
You may ask us to confirm what information we hold about you at any time, and request us to modify, update or delete such information. If you wish to access your data at any time, there will be no administration charge (unless the request is excessive) and the request should be fulfilled within 30 days.
From time to time we would like to send you details of reports, promotions, offers, networking and client events and general information about the industry sectors which we think might be of interest to you.
Changes to our privacy notice
Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.