Privacy & Cookies Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline how Scott Tallon Walker Architects (“we” / “us”) deal with the personal information you provide to us, including the personal information that we may collect when you visit our website (“site”).

Our site contains links to and from other websites or applications operated by third-parties, which are not covered by this Privacy and Cookies Policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy compliance of third-party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy and cookies policy of every website you visit.

1. Types of information we collect

We collect personal information in the course of providing our services. This mainly includes names, email address and phone numbers of persons that we correspond with when engaged by you or your company.

We also collect some information from your use of this site from cookies. Please see the ‘Cookies’ section below for more information on how we use cookies.

2. Purposes for which information is held

We collect personal information from you for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To deliver our services to you or your company
  • To process and respond to enquiries
  • To deliver, evaluate and improve our business (including, managing our communications, performing data analytics, auditing and other internal functions and enhancing and improving our services, site and systems)
  • To detect and prevent fraud and cybercrime
  • To communicate with you
  • To provide you with relevant marketing communications relating to our services
  • To provide you with relevant marketing communications relating to our services
  • To comply with our legal obligations, relevant industry standards and our policies

We will only process your personal information (a) where it is necessary to do so to perform the contract that you or your company have with us or (b) where we have a legitimate interest in doing so (including internal administration functions, processing and enforcing legal claims and conducting our business in compliance with our legal obligations, relevant industry standards and our policies) or (c) where we have obtained your consent.

3. Cookies

A cookie is a very small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet, mobile or other device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read thecontents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and number.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

3.1 First Party Cookies

Cookies which are set by the website you are visiting.

3.2 Third Party Cookies

Some cookies on our site are not operated by us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook or social media widgets like the Facebook like button, these service providers may use their own cookies. We do not control the use of these cookies and as they can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Users looking for more information on third party cookies should refer to the third party's own privacy and cookie policies.

3.3 How we use Cookies

We use cookies to:

  • Help identify your computer, so we can tailor your user experience (first party cookie)
  • Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics (third party cookie)
  • Embed social media content such as Facebook Like buttons (third party cookie).

3.4 How to disable Cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies on your device, please visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do disable cookies on your browser.

Our website will work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

4. Sharing Information

We only share your personal information where necessary for the provision of services and in accordance with law.

In some instances, this information may be shared with service providers that we engage (e.g. subcontractors, suppliers) to perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. If we do share your information with service providers, we will always do so, on the basis of an agreement that complies with data protection legislation and ensures the security of your information.

5. Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purposes for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

  • the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide services to you
  • whether there is a legal obligation to retain your personal information to which we are subject; and
  • whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

6. Security

To help protect the privacy of data provided to us we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards pursuant to our Business Continuity Plan. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis.

7. Data Subject Rights

Please inform us of any changes to your personal information and in accordance with our obligations under data protection legislation we will update or delete your personal information accordingly.

If you are in the EU, you have certain rights to your personal information including:

  • the right to find out what personal information we hold on you and request to access it;
  • the right to have your personal information amended, updated or removed from our systems;
  • the right to object to the use of your personal information or to restrict access to it; and
  • the right to request that we send your personal information to a third party.

Please note that some of these rights may be limited under local law.

To exercise any of these rights please contact Michael Earley at michael.earley@stwarchitects.com.

8. Questions, concerns or complaints

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, or if you wish to exercise your rights under data protection legislation please contact Scott Tallon Walker at michael.earley@stwarchitects.com. If you are not happy with our response to your request or query we hope that you might contact us so that we may assist, but you may also lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your jurisdiction at any time.

Any changes to this policy will be posted on the site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any we disclose it. This policy was last updated on 16th August 2018.