Guildways is a trading name of Lovetts Limited (‘Lovetts’). We respect the privacy of every individual who visits our website. We are committed to safeguarding any information that you give to us in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). This statement outlines what information we may collect from you and how we use that information, as well as how you can check what information we have about you and how you can instruct us to erase that information.
The information we collect
We do not collect personal information about you such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail addresses unless you choose to fill out a form on our website which is e-mailed to us directly with such information or you provide consent for us to use your personal data through the course of our services.
We may store personal information you send to us. This information may be required in order to access certain sections of this website such as CaseManager. We may also collect and store information about your computer and how you use this website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, pages viewed and how you navigate this website.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on the computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. The cookies typically contain the domain name of where the cookie has come from and the lifetime of the cookie. When you visit our website we will send you a cookie which may be used to personalise features on our website which gives you the ability to recall a recently viewed page and see information which has been put online. Cookies will also allow us to collect aggregate statistics which do not identify you personally. There are two types of cookies which may be used on this website. Firstly, session cookies which are temporary ones and remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site and persistent cookies which remain in the cookie file of your browser for longer. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You may disable cookies.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect from you to provide the best possible service and on occasion we will use your information for various commercial communications and marketing purposes. The information you provide may also be used to help combat fraud and to identify you before disclosing any confidential information. We are continually developing products and services based on information and feedback we receive from visitors to our website which we may share with you.
When you complete a form on our website or register as a client, the information held includes:
1) Company name
2) Company Address
3) Your name
4) Your email, fax and phone numbers
5) Preferences on how you would like to be kept up to date
6) Your company trading style
7) Your company registration number if applicable
8) What type of services or goods you provide
9) Bank Details
All of the above is required by Lovetts to make sure we can provide you with debt recovery and commercial litigation services on your behalf and/or we will use this data from time to time to email or post you marketing literature on our service or new products we might think would help you collect your debts smoother and faster, you can unsubscribe from emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your email.
Customer information passed to Lovetts for the purpose of debt recovery and commercial litigation services will be held on our databases but may be passed to third parties such as HMCTS, trace agents, process servers, Bailiffs and High Court Enforcement Officers, Counsel and other approved Court Advocates and credit agencies.
Who sees your information
We may disclose your information to any of our employees, subcontractors or associated companies as reasonably necessary to provide you with our services. We will never sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes. Other than as required by law, or as set out in this privacy statement, we will not disclose information about you to any third party without your permission.
Lovetts is Cyber Essentials Plus accredited and we will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent loss, misuse or alteration of the personal information you provide. Of course the transmission of data over the internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
Third party websites
This website may contain links to external websites that have been created, edited or maintained by third parties. Lovetts does not accept any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.
Lovetts fully complies with all aspects of the UK General Data Protection Regulation. You may request copies of the personal information we hold about you or request to amend any factual inaccuracies or delete any personal information we have on record. Any requests must be directed to our Data Protection Officer/Privacy Compliance Officer, Michael Higgins at Guildways, Bramley House, The Guildway, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1LR. Any request may be subject to an administration fee if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
From time-to-time we may revise this statement. Any revised changes will apply to this website from the date of publication. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are fully aware of any changes to the disclaimer. If you have any queries regarding this privacy statement or the treatment of your personal information please call our IT department on 0333 3409 000.