Your personal information is important to you, which is why we take extra care looking after it. We keep it secure; we never share it, and we respect your privacy.
Howarths Removals is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and if we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The data we collect
Howarths Removals may collect the following information via our enquiry form, email received from the customer and from telephone calls into our office:
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Existing and new address
- Moving date
This information is used purely for the purposes of providing a quote and for the move or storage service. This data is then stored securely online then input to our invoice software in order to send you invoice for payment.
What we do with the information we gather
Completing our contact or quote forms may result in a response to your enquiry but will NOT result in you receiving additional marketing information from us. We do not use information received via our website, email or by telephone for direct marketing and do not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
We require this information for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- Quoting purposes.
- We may use the contact information provided to follow up your initial enquiry.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org stating what the issue is and we will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
How long we store the data for
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
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If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).