Studio Cherry provides architectural services to private, public and commercial clients. In the course of delivering our services we collect personal data from clients, other consultants and suppliers.
Studio Cherry is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We collect your personal information to provide the services you have requested from us and to keep you informed.
This policy (together with our standard terms and conditions) 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 understands our policy regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
The rules on processing personal data are set out in General Data Protection Regulations (GPDR).
Why we collect your information
We need certain personal information to be able to communicate with you during the course of a potential or confirmed project and to effectively perform our contractual and other obligations.
We may use visualisations, drawings and photographs of your project in our marketing material and on our website, however we will never reveal your personal details without your specific consent.
Occasionally we may use your data for other purposes
• In-house benchmarking analysis
• To inform you of news, events or activities
• To maintain our own records and accounts
What personal information we collect
This would normally include:
• Your name
• Email address
• Telephone number
• Address of your home, business and the property where the development is taking place as relevant to the project
• Records of our communications with you
How we collect your personal information
We collect your personal information face to face during our initial meeting, over the phone, by email, social media, SMS or other digital messaging or post.
We also retain contact details for anyone we have met at a business meeting or networking event, when business cards or emails have been exchanged.
We collect data from visitors to our website using google analytics and the contacts page when you contact us with an enquiry.
With whom we share your data
In the performance of our contractual services and duties to you we may pass your data on to third parties for the following purposes:
• Assisting you in obtaining quotations and appointing the relevant consultants for your project
• Applications made on your behalf to the planning authority, building regulations or other statutory bodies
• Obtaining advice, information and quotations from third party suppliers of products and services directly related to the design and delivery of your project
• Tendering and appointing contractors for your project
We will not pass your personal data on to other third parties for any other reason without your consent unless we are obliged to disclose personal data by law, or the disclosure is necessary for purposes of national security, taxation and criminal investigation.
How we protect your personal information
Studio Cherry are committed to ensuring that your personal information is stored safely and securely. All devices on which we store your information electronically are encrypted and password protected.
All paperwork containing your personal information is securely stored and safely destroyed when no longer required.
How long we keep your data
We will only hold your information for as long as is necessary to conduct our business, unless you change your preferences or request your data to be removed at an earlier date. Our policy is to retain data for the duration of the six-year liability period following the completion of our services to you. Following the end of the six-year liability period we will delete your data from our database. If you would like to see or remove your personal data from our database, please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accuracy of your personal data
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
We will review this policy regularly to ensure it stays in line with current legislation.
If you have any comments or queries related to your personal information and how we use it please contact us at email@example.com