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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Peak Accountancy Training uses and protects any information that you give Peak Accountancy Training when you use this website.

Peak Accountancy Training is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should 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 policy. Peak Accountancy Training may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 18th May 2018.

This Privacy Policy applies to the main website and to Peak Accountancy Training’s online learning website.

is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. When we obtain certain information from you by which you can be identified then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Peak Accountancy Training are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within the United Kingdom.

What we collect

Peak Accountancy Training will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.

Peak Accountancy Training collects personal data when an online enquiry is submitted, on enrolment for Peak Accountancy Training Online Gold or Basic, when a student enrols or is enrolled by their employer on Peak Accountancy Training’s course,  when study materials are ordered, or when computer-based examinations are ordered.

To process enquiries and orders, Peak Accountancy Training will collect name, email and postal addresses, contact phone number, and, if applicable, company and type of business, and where applicable training manager’s name and email address. Learners may be asked for their date of birth and professional body registration number as well as credit or debit card information for payment.

Peak Accountancy Training may use postal and email addresses to send information relating to a learner’s studies or to make a learner aware of related goods and services provided by Peak Accountancy Training. Peak Accountancy Training may also use personal information to communicate with the AAT regarding examination and registration status. Peak Accountancy Training does not disclose personal details to any third party. If a learner does not wish for Peak Accountancy Training to contact them by post or email, then they can opt out by emailing or writing.

We will only collect and use your information where we have lawful grounds and legitimate business reasons to do so.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Data Sharing

We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to Peak Accountancy Training while dealing with you.

To fulfil your booking, we will need to share your data with our cloud-based databases - our booking system, online learning platform, and supplier of study materials.

When your employer is paying for your courses with Peak Accountancy Training, we will share your data, course feedback, course attendance, and test results with your employer

For results service procedures we will also share your data with the AAT.

When submitting mid-course assessments, or course exams, we may also share your personal data with external markers.

Any third parties that we may share your data with are also obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide you on our behalf.  When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details complying with Peak Accountancy Training

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All personal details are held on a secure server so that all details are protected from unauthorised use, modification or disclosure. The padlock symbol in the web browser means that industry-standard secure server software (SSL) is in place to encrypt any information that is sent. This ensures the safe processing of credit/debit card details when online orders are placed. Peak Accountancy Training does not currently store any financial details (credit/debit card numbers).

Retaining and deleting personal data

Peak Accountancy Training will retain and process your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

For further details please see our Data Retention Policy.

What are my rights?

Under GDPR, EU data subjects are entitled to exercise the following rights:

Data Subject access process

Peak Accountancy training at your request, will confirm the information held about you and how it is processed.

Data subjects are entitled to obtain:

For more details please see our Data Subject Access Process, requests can be made using the Subject Access Request Record. 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies from Google Analytics to identify which pages are being used. Google Analytics logs what pages you visit, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer system. This information is anonymous.

These traffic log cookies help us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Peak Accountancy Training's websites 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 will not be held 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. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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 have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: Peak Accountancy Training, Steam Mill Business Centre, Steam Mill Street, Chester, CH3 5AN

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Comments, complaints or feedback

If you have any comments, complaints or feedback regarding the Peak Accountancy Training privacy policy, please contact the data controller at Peak Accountant Training, Steam Mill Business Centre, Steam Mill Street, Chester, CH3 5AN, or email sales@peakaccountancytraining.co.uk and use privacy policy as the email subject.