Who we are

London Tax Society (LTS) is run by London Tax Network Limited (LTN). This privacy notice aims to give you information on how LTN collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you sign up to our newsletter, register for an event or comment on our blog.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

Our website address is: https://www.londontaxsociety.com.

Controller

LTN is the controller and responsible for your personal data (referred to as, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice). If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact LTN using the details set out below.

Contact details

Full name of legal entity: London Tax Network Limited

Email address: mala@londontaxsociety.com

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ (ICO), the supervisory authority for data protection issues. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

The personal data that we collect and how we use it

The data that we routinely collect includes members’ names, the name of their firm or chambers and personal or corporate email address. We collect this data directly from our members when they join the LTS mailing list.

Sometimes members will pay for events using payment methods such as PayPal. This results in the provision by members of data such as addresses, phone numbers and email addresses which may be different to their membership data. The LTS does not make use of this information.

We may collect, use, store and transfer other personal data about you :

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data).

How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

What is this data used for?

We use membership data for:

How is your data stored?

We store membership data securely within an encrypted database on a server. controlled by Website Design Limited. The database is accessible only by LTN.

Who is your data shared with?

Sometimes we are required to provide attendee lists for events and it is in these circumstances that membership data may be shared with third party organisations. In these circumstances, we will not share your any details other than your name unless consent is expressly given by you.

Your personal data is not passed on by us to organisations other than as indicated above.

Withdrawing consent for the LTN to hold your data

You can withdraw consent at any time for us to hold your personal information. Should you wish to do so, please contact LTN (details above). Should you wish to withdraw consent and you notify us accordingly, your details will be removed from the LTS membership database and you will no longer receive communications from LTS.

How long we keep your data for, and why?

We will hold your data for the duration of your membership of LTS or subscription to the LTS mailing list if later. After the later of your membership lapsing, cancellation of your membership, or you request your details be removed from the database, LTN will hold your data for a further year. After this period if you have not renewed your membership we will delete your information.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see cookie policy 

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out at the end of this Policy, please contact LTN.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Should you have any queries about how we hold and process your data please contact mala@londontaxsociety.com.