Privacy Policy

VFM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT and VFM PROCUREMENT LIMITED : PRIVACY POLICY

About our Privacy Policy

By using any VFM Property Management, VFM Procurement or VFM Group website (our “Sites”) and our services, you unconditionally agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.
Our Sites are located at:
www.vfmpropertymanagement.com
www.vfmproperty.com
www.vfmgroup.com
and such additional and replacement sites from time to time.

VFM Property Management wants to offer you the best possible internet experience. Consequently additional functions, features, products or services are incorporated into Our Sites from time to time.
This, and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information, may result in periodic changes to this Privacy Policy.
As a result, please remember to refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly to review any amendments.
If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of our Sites.
Any questions regarding our Privacy Policy should be directed to:
VFM Property Management
Provident House
Burrell Row
Beckenham
Greater London
Kent BR3 1AT
Alternatively Contact Us

Personal Information

DATED 21 May 2018

PRIVACY NOTICE
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
provided by
VFM Procurement Limited T/As VFM Property Management
Email : vfm@vfmproperty.com
Telephone : 020 8658 6824
Address : Provident House, Burrell Row, Beckenham BR3 1AT

This privacy notice explains what personal data (information) we hold about you, how we collect it, and how we use and may share information about you during our management of your property and after it ends.  We are required to notify you of this information under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Please ensure you read this notice (sometimes referred to as a “privacy notice” and any other similar notice we may provide to you from time to time when we collect or process personal information about you.  This privacy notice contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

1.             Who we are

 VFM Procurement Limited trading as VFM Property Management collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

In this privacy notice, references to “we” or “us” means VFM Property Management.

The Company’s GDPR Representative is Mr J R A Dyer or such other person as may be appointed at the Company’s registered office.

2.             DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES

We will comply with the data protection principles when gathering and using personal information, as set out in our GDPR data protection policy.

3.             The personal information we collect and use:  INFORMATION COLLECTED BY US

In the course of our managing agent and associated duties we collect the following personal information when you provide it to us:

  • Name, contact details, address, property address, home and mobile telephone numbers, e-mail address, mortgage details if required.

The provision of the above personal information is required from you to enable us to perform our contract as managing agent appointed for and on behalf of our employer under the property lease. We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to us.

 

4.             THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE:  Information collected from other sources

We also obtain personal information from other sources as follows:

  • Name, contact details (address, property address, home and mobile telephone numbers, e-mail address, mortgage details) from solicitors, accountants, other managing agents, parties to your property lease including the freeholder, lessor and management company.

5.             How we use your personal information

We will typically collect and use this information for the following purposes:

  • For the performance of a contract you have with our client being the company or person responsible for management under the property lease and pursuant to which we are appointed as their agent.

and/or

  • For the purposes of our legitimate interests or those of a third party, but only if these are not overridden by your interests, rights or freedoms.

We seek to ensure that our information collection and processing is always proportionate.  We will notify you of any material changes to information we collect or to the purposes for which we collect and process it.

6.             Who we share your personal information with

We routinely share the following categories of personal data:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Mobile telephone number

This personal information may be shared with the following categories of recipients:

  • Solicitors, debt collection service providers, accountants, computer software providers, IT support service providers, other managing agents, parties to the lease including our employer as managing agent, contractors attending the property where necessary for access with your express permission.

This data sharing enables us to perform our contract as managing agent.

We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.

We will not share your personal information with any other third party.

7.             WHERE YOUR personal INFORMATION MAY BE HELD

Information may be held at our offices and those of our group companies, and third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above.

We have security measures in place to seek to ensure that there is appropriate security for information we hold including those measures detailed in our GDPR data protection policy.

Or, for example, a set number of years after a data subject ceases to be a lessee in that development.

8.             How long your personal information will be kept

  • We will hold Name, contact details, address, property address, home and mobile telephone numbers, e-mail address, mortgage details if required
  • for a period of six years which is the period we are required to retain this information by applicable UK tax law

9.             Reasons we can collect and use your personal information

We rely on contract as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data.

10.          Transfer of your information out of the EEA

We will not transfer your personal information to areas located outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

11.          Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:

  • fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information
  • access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
  • require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
  • require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
  • receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
  • object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
  • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
  • otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
  • claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

  • email, call or write to us using the following contact information which is also provided on the front page of this document for ease of reference.

Address : Provident House, Burrell Row, Beckenham BR3 1AT

Email : vfm@vfmproperty.com Telephone : 020 8658 6824

 

  • let us have enough information to identify you including your full name, address, property address and email address.
  • let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill), and
  • let us know the information to which your request relates, including any account or reference numbers, if you have them

12.          Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

13.          How to complain

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.

14.          Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice was published on 21 May 2018 and last updated on 21 May 2018.

We may change this privacy notice from time to time, and when we do we will inform you.

15.          Do you need extra help?

If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above).

Contacting us

If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by contacting us at:
VFM Property Management
Provident House
Burrell Row
Beckenham
Greater London
Kent BR3 1AT