Privacy Policy

Athertons Estate Agents is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy forms part of our Legal Information and explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you.

About us

Athertons Estate Agents is a trading name of Athertons (Bournemouth) Limited. Our registered address is 508 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH9 2EX. Our Company number is 02035426. VAT Registration number is 423 4141 92. The Director of the Company, Bill Atherton, is a Fellow member of the National Association of Estate Agents, who are regulated by the NFoPP (Propertymark) and part of the Property Ombudsman redress scheme, both of which hold confirmation of our Professional Liability Insurance cover.

Data Protection

We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and any information you supply will be treated in accordance with the Act. You can obtain further information about data protection by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.org.uk

Our privacy promise:

We follow strict procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it. The computers that store the information are kept in a secure facility with restricted physical access and we use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access.

We may contact you by post, email, telephone or SMS for marketing or communication services. If you do not want to receive such communication you can opt out at any point by contacting us at info@athertonsestateagents.co.uk or writing to us at 508 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH9 2EX

Please note that there may be instances where it may be necessary for us to communicate with you, in any event, for administrative or operational reasons relating to our service.

General Data Protection Regulation

One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law comes into effect on 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, is a really positive step towards you having more control over how your data is used and how you’re contacted. As part of these changes you will find us asking for your consent to hold your information and how you wish to be contacted. We can only use your personal information to send you marketing messages if we have your consent and a ‘legitimate interest’ to contact you. The changes will help to better protect your personal data and we take your data privacy seriously.

How the law protects you

As well as our Privacy Promise your privacy is protected by law. Data Protection law says that we are allowed to use personal information only if we have proper reason to do so. This may sometimes include using your data to provide additional marketing or communication services (such as financial advisors, conveyancing solicitors, surveyors and/or specialist damp and building preservation experts).

According to the new GDPR law we must always have your consent prior to contacting you and have one or more of the following reasons to do so: