Barrie Hough Financial Services Ltd is committed to protecting your personal information.

Our Privacy Policy contains important information about what personal details we collect; what we do with that information; who we may share it with and why; and your choices and rights when it comes to the personal information you have given us.

We may need to make changes to our Privacy Policy; so please check our website for updates from time to time. If there are important changes such as changes to where your personal data will be processed; we will contact you to let you know.

Our Cookie Policy forms part of our Privacy Policy. When you browse our websites we use cookies to store information about how you use these websites in order to improve the quality of service provided to you. To understand what type of cookies we use and how these work when you use our websites please read our Cookie Policy.

This version of our Privacy Policy was last updated 12 March 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the information we collect or use about you, please contact;

Barrie Hough
Barrie Hough Financial Services Ltd Reliance House
Moorland Road
Burslem, Stoke on Trent
ST6 1DP
Email: advice@barriehough.co.uk

Information we collect and use

  • Information about who you are e.g. your name and contact details
  • Information about your contact with us e.g. meetings, phone calls, emails / letters
  • Information that is automatically collected e.g. via cookies when you visit one of our websites
  • Information you may provide us about other people e.g.
  • Your client’s names and basic information when you input them to our system

Where we collect your information

  • Phone conversations with us
  • Emails or letters you send to us
  • Meetings with one of our employees
  • Our online services such as websites and social media accounts (‘Apps’)

We may also collect your personal information from you or a client firm to which you are connected to enable access to our services and places such as business directories and other commercially or publicly available sources e.g. to check or improve the information we hold (like
your address) or to give better contact information if we are unable to contact you directly.

Why we collect and use your information
We take your privacy seriously and we will only ever collect and use information which is personal to you where it is necessary, fair and lawful to do so. We will collect and use your information only if we are able to satisfy one of the lawful processing conditions set out in the data protection laws.

This will be the case where:

  • You have given us your consent to use your information to send you information about products and services offered by Barrie Hough Financial Services Ltd which we believe may be of interest and benefit to you.
  • It’s necessary to deliver services for the performance of a contract with you or in preparation to enter into a contract with you.
  • It’s in the legitimate interests of Barrie Hough Financial Services Ltd i.e.
    • Where we need to process your information to better understand you and your needs so we can send you more relevant communications about the services you have with us
    • To develop new services
    • To manage the security and fair usage of our web applications

Where the processing is in our legitimate interests or those of a third party, we will always
conduct an assessment to ensure that this use of your personal information is not excessive or
unnecessary or otherwise more intrusive than it needs to be.

If you do not wish us to collect and use your personal information in these ways, it may mean that we will be unable to provide you with our products or services.

Who we may share your information with
We may share your information with third parties for the reasons outlined in ‘Why we collect and use your information’.

We may share your information with:

  • Companies we have chosen to support us in the delivery of the products and services we offer to you and other customers
  • Whenever we share your personal information, we will do so in line with our obligations to keep your information safe and secure.

Where your information is processed
Your information is processed in the UK and European Economic Area (EEA).

How we protect your information
We take information and system security very seriously and we strive to comply with our obligations at all times. Any personal information which is collected, recorded or used in any way, whether on paper, online or any other media, will have appropriate safeguards applied in line with our data protection obligations.

Your information is protected by controls designed to minimise loss or damage through accident, negligence or deliberate actions. Our employees also protect sensitive or confidential information when storing or transmitting information electronically and must undertake training on this.

Our security controls are aligned to industry standards and good practice; providing a control environment that effectively manages risks to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information.

How long we keep your information
We will keep your personal information and copies of records we create (e.g. calls with us) to provide you with our services while you are a client of ours.

We may also keep your information after this period but only where required to meet our legal or regulatory obligations. The length of time we keep your information for these purposes will vary depending on the obligations we need to meet.

Your rights
You have a number of rights under data protection law which may be exercised in certain circumstances. These are:

  • Right to be informed about how and why we are processing your personal information
    – You have a right to receive clear and easy to understand information on what personal information we have, why and who we share it with – we do this in our Privacy Policy and privacy notices.
  • Right of access to personal information relating to you – You have the right of access to your personal information. If you wish to receive a copy of the personal information we hold on you, you may make a data subject access request (DSAR).
  • Right to request rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal information – If your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you can request that it is corrected.
  • Right to request erasure of your personal information – You can ask for your information to be deleted or removed if there is not a compelling reason for Barrie Hough Financial Services Ltd to continue to have it.
  • Right to restrict processing of your personal information – You can ask that we block or suppress the processing of your personal information for certain reasons. This means that we are still permitted to keep your information – but only to ensure we don’t use it in the future for those reasons you have restricted.
  • Right to data portability – You can ask for a copy of your personal information for your own purposes to use across different services. In certain circumstances, you may move, copy or transfer the personal information we hold to another company in a safe and secure way. For example, if you were moving your pension to another pension provider.
  • Right to object to processing of your personal information – You can object to Barrie Hough Financial Services Ltd processing your personal information where: it’s based on our legitimate interests.
  • Right to not be subject to automated decision making including profiling – We do not undertake any automated decision making in relation to your personal data.

More information can be found on your rights here https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/

If you want to talk to us about any of your individual rights, please contact us at:

Barrie Hough
Barrie Hough Financial Services Ltd Reliance House
Moorland Road
Burslem, Stoke on Trent
ST6 1DP
Email: advice@barriehough.co.uk

How to make a complaint
We will always strive to collect, use and safeguard your personal information in line with data protection laws. If you do not believe we have handled your information as set out in our Privacy Policy, please let us know immediately and we will do our utmost to make things right.

  • By email: advice@barriehough.co.uk
  • Or write to us at: Barrie Hough, Reliance House, Moorland Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 1DP

While we hope that we can resolve any complaints for you, you do have the option to complain to
the ICO (whether or not you have exhausted our complaints procedure). Their contact details
are: Website: https://ico.org.uk

Postal address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number