Hymans Robertson LLP ("We") are committed to protecting and
respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our terms of website use and
any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which
any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us,
will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to
understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and
how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the
data controller is Essex Pension Fund of Essex Pension Fund PO Box 11 County Hall Chelmsford Essex CM1 1LX.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site
www.essexpensionfund.co.uk (our site). This includes information provided at the time of
registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting
material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for
information when you report a problem with our site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that
- Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited
to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication
data, and the resources that you access.
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer. We may obtain
information about your general internet usage by using a cookie
file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies
contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard
Cookies are small text files located in browser directories.
Cookies are used to enhance a user's experience by ensuring the
websites work efficiently, perform certain functions and to provide
information to the website owners. Some of the cookies used are
essential for the site to operate. We may collect information about
your computer, including where available your IP address, operating
system and browser type and for system administration. This is
statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns,
and does not identify any individual.
Further details on the cookies used in this site appear in the
|These cookies are used to collect information about
how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile
reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect
information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors
to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the
pages they visited. You can find more information at Privacy at Google.
||This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has
been to the site, the date of their first visit, and the date of
their last visit.
||This cookie records the exact time a visitor enters the
||This cookie records the exact time a visitor leaves the
||Browser session plus 30 minutes
||This cookie records the details of how a visitor reached the
site. This may be in the form of a link on another site, or the
search engine and keywords used.
|Initiated by you
|The following cookies are essential to the normal
operation of our website, and do not store any personal
||This cookie records if you have accepted cookies on this
||On accepting cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser
which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
However, if you use our browser settings to block all cookies
(including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all of
parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so
as you visit our site. To find out more about cookies, including
how to manage and block them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being
tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and
stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area
("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the
EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe
engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the
processing of your payment details and the provision of support
services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this
transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably
necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure
servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a
password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you
are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you
not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet
is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect
your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data
transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once
we have received your information, we will use strict procedures
and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most
effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you
request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have
consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered
into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our
service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to
use your data, to provide you with information about goods and
services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact
you about these by post or telephone.
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by
electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and
services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale
If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third
parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by
electronic means only if you have consented to this.
If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass
your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please
contact us on the email address below.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our
group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company
and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in
which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective
seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Hymans Robertson LLP or substantially all of its assets are
acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it
about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data
in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to
enforce or apply our terms of
website use and other agreements; or to protect the rights,
property, or safety of Hymans Robertson LLP, our customers, or
others. This includes exchanging information with other companies
and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data
for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before
collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such
purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third
party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent
such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to
collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by
contacting us at Essex Pension Fund PO Box 11 County Hall Chelmsford Essex CM1 1LX or E-MAIL [email protected].
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the
websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If
you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these
websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept
any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check
these policies before you submit any personal data to these
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about
you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the
Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our
costs in providing you with details of the information we hold
be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by
are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected].