Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy Notice

The policy: This privacy policy notice is served by Geoffrey Barnett Associates Ltd, The Old Mill, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY, United Kingdom under the website; The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:

  • "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the business, Geoffrey Barnett Associates Ltd.
  • "you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Key principles of GDPR:

Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles; (a) Lawfulness, fairness and transparency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accuracy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

· We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register.

· Lawful basis: Consent

· We process your information in the following ways:  We process your personal data to allow us to provide you with our services as your professional organisation. Your data will also be used to manage communications between us regarding our services.

· Data retention period:  GBA will only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for reasons as given (i.e. employment or Contractor) and for as long as GBA are required to keep it by law. We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent, or it is determined your consent no longer exists.

· Sharing your information:  GBA do not share personal data with anyone other than those involved within a contract and only in the capacity of the Project and the way that the project needs to move forward. No personal data is given to a third party without the express consent of the individual or company.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

Cookies that we use are;

  • _tccl_visit
  • _tccl_visitor
  • dps_site_id
  • 1P_JAR
  • ANID
  • DV
  • HSID
  • NID
  • OGPC
  • SID
  • SSID
  • UULE

Data security and protection

GBA will protect your personal information. The use of appropriate technical measures, including encryption to protect your personal information will be reviewed regularly. GBA will protect your information using physical and IT security controls including access controls as to who may access this data.

Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Resources & further information