Privacy policy

Contents

Introduction

We protect your personal data in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR requires data controllers such as ourselves to document our lawful basis for processing personal data. It also gives you rights over how your data is processed. This privacy policy documents the data we collect, why and how we process it, and how to exercise your rights.

Data controller

The data controller responsible for this website is Focus Mediation Ltd, who can be contacted at Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH.

This website contains links to third-party websites, which have their own data controllers and privacy policies. This privacy policy applies only to this website.

Lawful basis for processing

For each method by which we collect personal data, this privacy policy documents our lawful basis for processing the data. Where we rely on your consent to process your data, we explain how you can withdraw your consent and delete your data.

Individual rights

The GDPR gives you rights over how your personal data is processed. You can exercise your rights by contacting us. In some cases you can also exercise your rights through automated systems, as described at the relevant points in this privacy policy.

Security

The GDPR requires us to implement appropriate technical measures to protect data. We verify the identity of any individual who requests access to data before granting access. We use Transport Layer Security (TLS, also known as SSL) to encrypt any data you supply to us through our website. Additional technical measures are described at the relevant points in this privacy policy.

Disclosures

In addition to any sharing of data described elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose data for legal reasons. If we suspect criminal activity we may disclose data relating to those involved or affected to the appropriate authorities. We may also be obliged to disclose data if we receive a request from an appropriate authority.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may occasionally make changes to this privacy policy. Following any changes, the date at the top of this privacy policy will be updated. If any change allows for wider access to data, such changes will only apply to data collected after the date of the updated privacy policy.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored by your browser. Each cookie has a name and is associated with a particular site. When your browser sends a request to a site (for example, to download a page, image, or video), the computer that responds (known as a server) may tell your browser to set one or more cookies. When your browser makes further requests to the same site it sends the cookies back to the server. This allows the server to remember you as you browse the site, and provide features such as shopping baskets or password-protected areas. For more information on the cookies we use, see our cookie policy.

Data collected when you contact us

‘Contact us’ form

If you provide us with your details by submitting a form on this website, we will use these details to contact you, answer your questions and, if appropriate, send you further information in the future that you may find useful. Serving you in this way is certainly in both of our interests. We will not share your contact details with anyone outside of Focus Mediation Ltd (except as noted in 2.5 above, or unless we contact you beforehand and proceed with your explicit consent). If you have not contracted with us for mediation services you may ask us to delete your data from our records at any time.

Lawful basis for processing: Pursuance of our legitimate interests 
Why? To advise those who have contacted us about services useful to them and for our commercial interests.

Data collected by third parties on our behalf

Google AdWords

We use Google AdWords to track visitor interaction with our site in order to measure the success of our advertising and target it more effectively. Google collects details of the adverts with which you interact, pages you view and the time you viewed them, the features of your browser, and your IP address. For more information on how Google handles the data it collects, see Google’s privacy policy.

To opt out of Google AdWords tracking on our site, see the Google AdWords section of our cookie policy. To opt out of Google AdWords tracking on all sites, see Google’s Ad Settings.

Lawful basis for processing: Pursuance of our legitimate interests 
Why? To allow us to analyse the effectiveness of our advertising

Google analytics

We use Google Analytics to track visitor interaction with our site in order to produce statistical reports. Google collects details of the pages you view and the time you viewed them, the features of your browser, and your IP address. We have enabled IP anonymisation so that Google will not store your complete IP address. For more information on how Google handles the data it collects, see Google’s privacy policy.

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking on our site, see the Google Analytics section of our cookie policy. To opt out of Google Analytics tracking on all sites, use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Lawful basis for processing: Pursuance of our legitimate interests 
Why? To allow us to analyse how visitors interaction with our site in order to improve our site and our services

Other data collected by third parties

Mapbox maps

When you view a page containing Mapbox maps, your browser connects to Mapbox. For more information on how Mapbox handles the data it collects, see Mapbox’s privacy policy.

Twitter profile widget

When you view a page containing the Twitter profile widget, your browser connects to Twitter. For more information on how Twitter handles the data it collects, see Twitter’s privacy policy.

YouTube video player

When you view a page containing the YouTube video player, your browser connects to YouTube. For more information on how Google (the operator of YouTube) handles the data it collects, see Google’s privacy policy.