Protecting your Privacy
Smart Move Estate Agents (Scotland) Ltd are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy notice aims to give you information on the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us, how we will collect and process your personal data through your use of our website and during and after use of any of the services provided by us.
It also explains how we will store and handle and keep that data safe.
This notice applies to anyone who uses our website or services.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.
The following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch by contacting us by post, telephone or email. Our contact details are shown below.
Smart Move Estate Agents (Scotland) Ltd (Company No. SC280324) Registered Office: Suite 23, 94 Duke Street, Glasgow G4 0UW (referred to as Zostro Digital, Firm, we, us, our in this privacy notice) is the controller and is responsible for your personal data. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. We are required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.
It is likely that we will need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. You are welcome to come back and check this at any time or contact us by any of the means shown below. The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons or conditions for which an organisation may collect and process your personal data, including:
In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. This might include when you complete a form online to receive an email about ways you can receive information about us and our services.
When Smart Move Estate Agents (Scotland) Ltd collects your personal data, we will always make clear to you why data is necessary and for what purpose.
We need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations when using one of our services.
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.
For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting Smart Move Estate Agents (Scotland) Ltd.
In specific situations, we may require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected when we pursue our aims and objectives as an organisation and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.
For example, we will use personal details to send regular information to our clients about our services.
WHEN WE COLLECT YOUR DATA
When you email us, we may collect your name, gender, date of birth, postal address, email and telephone number. For your security, we keep all data secure with appropriate organisational and technical safeguards to keep information safe. When we interact with you we may also collect notes from our conversations with you, details of any complaints or comments you make. We might record your age for identity where the law requires this. We may use technology such as cookies to help us deliver relevant and interesting content in our communications in the future.
We will only ask for and use your personal data collected for the purpose stated at the point at which it is collected. If we believe your data is no longer needed for this purpose we will not process your data further.
Your image may be recorded on CCTV when you visit our premises for safety and crime prevention and detection.
Telephone calls may be recorded for security and staff training purposes.
We may collect your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels, to help us respond to your comments, questions and feedback.
The data privacy law allows this as part of our legitimate interest in understanding our clients.
If and when you wish to change how we use your data, you will find details in the ‘What are my rights?’ section below.
OVERVIEW OF YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
Access to the personal information we may hold about you. This is free of charge and will be supplied to you within one month of your request.
You can withdraw consent or object to marketing communications we send you if we do not have a legitimate interest to continue, or once the purpose for which we hold the data has ended.
You can object to our processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
You have a right to know why we are processing your data and whether we are sharing your information with any third parties.
You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that we may hold at any time to check whether it is accurate.
To ask for your information, please contact the Data Protection Officer using the details below.
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data you have the right to change your mind and stop future communications. You may also opt-out, in some cases, of our processing of your data where we have a legitimate interest.
To protect the confidentiality of your information and the interests of the Firm, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request for information. If you have authorised a third party to submit a request on your behalf, we will ask them to prove they have your permission to request such information.
You are free to opt out of hearing from us by any channels at any time unless we have a legal obligation to communicate with you.
We may send you relevant and personalised communications by post. We will do this on the basis of our legitimate interest but only after certain risk assessments.
You are free to opt out of receiving marketing materials from us by post at any time.
Sometimes we are required to inform you about certain changes. For example, updates to this Privacy Notice and where we have a legal obligation. These administrative messages will not include any marketing content and do not require prior consent when sent by email. If we did not use your personal data for these purposes, we would be unable to comply with our legal obligations.
To display the most interesting content to you on our website, we may use data we hold about your previous visits.
We may use your data to send you a survey and feedback requests to help improve the way we communicate. These messages will not include marketing and do not require prior consent when sent by email. We have a legitimate interest to do so as this helps make our services more relevant to you.
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we will only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely, put beyond use or anonymised.
PROTECTING YOUR DATA OUTSIDE THE EEA
The EEA includes all EU Member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. We may transfer personal data that we collect from you to third-party data processors in countries that are outside the EEA such as the USA. For example, this might be required when we store data in a Cloud.
If we do this, we have procedures in place to ensure your data receives the same protection as if it were being processed inside the EEA and we will treat the information under the guiding principles of this Privacy Notice.
STOPPING US FROM USING YOUR DATA IN THE FUTURE
You can stop communications from us by contacting us using the information below.
HOW TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA
If you feel that your data has been handled incorrectly, or you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your query regarding the way we use your personal data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which regulates the use of information in the UK.
You can call them on 0303 123 1113 or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns
If you are based outside the UK you have the right to complain to the relevant data protection supervisory authority in your country.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this policy or the way we handle or process your information please contact our Data Protection Officer using the details below.
Here’s how to get in touch:
By writing to us at:
Data Protection Officer,
Smart Move Estate Agents (Scotland) Ltd,
94 Duke Street
You can email us at:
Please call us on
0141 552 2107 and ask for the Data Protection Officer
Reviewed and updated September 2018