GDPR Privacy Statement
Who We Are
Comfort Letting Agents LLP (‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) gather and process your personal information in accordance with this privacy notice and in compliance with the relevant data protection Regulation and laws. This notice provides you with the necessary information regarding your rights and our obligations, and explains how, why and when we process your personal data.
Information That We Collect
Comfort Letting Agents LLP processes your personal information to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services. We will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you and do not process your information in any way, other than as specified in this notice.
The personal data that we may collect from are, and are not limited to: -
- Date of Birth
- Home Address and previous addresses
- Personal Email
- Business Email
- Home Telephone Number
- Mobile Telephone Number
- National Insurance Number
- Passport Number
- Driver’s License Number
- Student ID
- Visa or equivalent immigration checks
- Bank Account details and/ or statements
- Previous Landlord details
We May Collect Information In The Below Ways:
Online capture forms, website, employment CV’s, application forms, telephone calls/recordings, references and public sources.
How We Use Your Personal Data (Legal Basis For Processing)
Comfort Letting Agents LLP takes your privacy very seriously and will never disclose, share or sell your data without your consent; unless required to do so by law. We only retain your data for as long as is necessary and for the purpose(s) specified in this notice. Where you have consented to us providing you with promotional offers and marketing, you are free to withdraw this consent at any time.
The purposes and reasons for processing your personal data are detailed below:
We collect your personal data in the performance of a contract.
We collect and store your personal data as part of our legal obligation for business accounting and tax purposes.
We may have a legal obligation to share your personal data with a credit reference agency who provide us with financial background checks prior to you commencing a tenancy with us.
We will occasionally send you marketing information where we have assessed that it is beneficial to you as a customer and in our interests. Such information will be non-intrusive and is processed on the grounds of legitimate interests.
We may share your information with any relevant party who has a contractual interest in your tenancy agreement, including, but not limited to, the landlord, tenants and permitted occupiers, guarantors, insurers, mortgage companies, contractors, solicitors, mortgage brokers and valuers, utility companies, telephony providers or the Council etc.
You have the right to access any personal information that Comfort Letting Agents LLP processes about you and to request information about:
- What personal data we hold about you
- The purposes of the processing
- The categories of personal data concerned
- The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
- How long we intend to store your personal data for
If we did not collect the data directly from you, information about the source
If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will strive to do so as quickly as possible; unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified.
You also have the right to request erasure of your personal data or to restrict processing (where applicable) in accordance with the data protection laws; as well as to object to any direct marketing from us. Where applicable, you have the right to data portability of your information and the right to be informed about any automated decision-making we may use. If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure.
Sharing And Disclosing Your Personal Information
We do not share or disclose any of your personal information without your consent, other than for the purposes specified in this notice or where there is a legal requirement. Comfort Letting Agents LLP uses third-parties to provide the services and business functions; however, all processors acting on our behalf should process your data in accordance with instructions from us and comply fully with this privacy notice, the data protection laws and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
Comfort Letting Agents LLP takes your privacy seriously and takes every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure your personal data. We work hard to protect you and your information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures in place.
Consequences Of Not Providing Your Data
You are not obligated to provide your personal information to Comfort Letting Agents LLP, however, as this information is required for us to provide you with our services, we will not be able to offer some/all our services without it.
As noted in the ‘How We Use Your Personal Data’ section of this notice, we occasionally process your personal information under the legitimate interests’ legal basis. Where this is the case, we have carried out a thorough Legitimate Interests’ Assessment (LIA) to ensure that we have weighed your interests and any risk posed to you against our own interests; ensuring that they are proportionate and appropriate.
How Long We Keep Your Data
Comfort Letting Agents LLP only ever retains personal information for as long as is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations. We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed.
Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep such data until you notify us otherwise and/or withdraw your consent.
Special Categories Data
Owing to the services that we offer, Comfort Letting Agents LLP sometimes needs to process sensitive personal information (known as special category data) about you. Where we collect such information, we will only request and process the minimum necessary for the specified purpose and identify a compliant legal basis for doing so.
All calls are recorded for the following purposes:
- To record evidence of business exchanges
- To review whether quality standards are being met
- To ensure a business complies with regulations
- To prevent and detect criminal activity
- To investigate the suspicious use of a network
- Guarantor Personal Data
Guarantor personal data
From time to time, applicants may provide contact details of suitable Guarantors for forming a contractual relationship with our Landlords. This information is provided by an applicant and the applicant confirms that the data subject, being the Guarantor, has expressly given their permission to share the data via our application processes with Comfort Letting Agents LLP, third-party referencing companies and the Landlord. Guarantor data will be processed for contractual purposes.
Comfort Letting Agents LLP registered office:
Comfort Letting Agents LLP are registered in England at 47 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5AW. Registered Number: OC365521