Any changes we may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.
What rights do I have?
You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format, and to ask us to share (port) this data to another controller.
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).
These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.
To exercise any of these rights, you can get in touch with us using the details set out below. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How do I get in touch with you?
If you have any questions about this policy, or would like to opt out of direct marketing, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What information do we receive from third parties?
Sometimes, we receive information about you from third parties. In particular:
• Social Media Companies including Facebook, when you interact with our brand through these platforms;
• Previous or current landlords for the purpose of referencing;
• Enquiries through property portals when you request further information on a property or request information or contact from us;
• Other agents/ companies as and when required for purposes which will be disclosed.
How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?
We process this personal data for the following purposes:
To fulfil a contract. This includes:
providing our services including processing information in connection with a property’s letting, arrangements for the transfers of funds by or to third parties, end of contract arrangements;
communicating with you.
As required by us to conduct our business and pursue our respective legitimate interests, in particular:
we will each use your information to provide services to you before we have a contract with you (for instance sending tenants property details), and to respond to any comments or complaints you may send us;
we use information you provide to investigate any complaints received from you or from others, about our services or the properties which we deal with;
we will use data in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes as necessary (including disclosure of such information in connection with legal process or litigation); and
Where you give us consent:
We will send you direct marketing in relation to our relevant products and services, or other products and services provided by us and our partners such as:
we place cookies and use similar technologies in accordance with our Cookies Policy and the information provided to you when those technologies are used; and
on other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the data for the purpose which we explain at that time.
For purposes which are required by law, to verify your identity; and in response to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.
Withdrawing consent or otherwise objecting to direct marketing
Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may each have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above. In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our respective legitimate interests.
You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing or profiling we carry out for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by following unsubscribe instructions contained in the communication, or by contacting us using the details set out below.
We may share your data with
• Mortgage brokers we are partnered with for mortgage services and advice;
• Independent financial advisers for advice relating to your property;
• Solicitors for legal advice relating to your property or your tenancy;
• Any other named party to a signed contract, such as your landlord or tenant;
• Third parties who provide services to the property for maintenance and repairs including plumbers/electricians/builders/carpenters-);
• Surveying companies for surveying services required for the sale/purchase of your property;
• Utilities companies where we are required to do so to adhere to a tenancy agreement;
• Referencing companies to obtain references for letting a property;
• Block managers where a let property is a leasehold property;
• Insurance and warranty companies where you have decided to buy a product or service through us.
Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.
Personal data will also be shared with third party service providers, who will process it on behalf of Sharp Lettings to help us run this website and also to provide our services to you. Such third parties include providers of identity checking, referencing, database management, email communications and live chat services.
In the event that we sell or integrate our business with another business, your details will be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s adviser and will be passed to the new owners of the business.
How long will you retain my data?
Where we process personal data in connection with performing a contract, we keep the data for 7 years from your last interaction with us.
Where we process registration data, we do this for as long as you are an active user of our sites and for 7 years after this.
Where we process personal data for marketing purposes or with your consent, we process the data until you ask us to stop and for a short period after this (to allow us to implement your requests). We also keep a record of the fact that you have asked us not to send you direct marketing or to process your data indefinitely so that we can respect your request in future.