The Legal Bit!


WEBSITE Terms and Conditions
This website is the property of Open House Estate Agency – Wirral, registered number 8865403. By using this website you agree that you consent to and are bound by the following terms and conditions:
Disclaimer
Open House Estate Agency takes all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate, however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and we reserve the right to change the information on this website (including these terms and conditions) at any time. You must therefore check these terms and conditions for any such changes each time you visit this website.
The description of the properties offered are for information purposes only. The information and descriptions contained herein are not intended to be complete descriptions of all the features. While we endeavour to ensure that the information and description is accurate and up-to-date we cannot guarantee this. Any reliance on the information contained is at your own risk. 
While we take every care to ensure that the standard of the website remains high and to maintain the continuity of the website, errors, omissions, interruptions of service and delays may occur at any time. In addition, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, and freedom from viruses, availability, reliability or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published on the website (including all texts, advertisements, links or other items) which may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors.
Nothing on this website shall be deemed to constitute financial advice and in the event that you wish to have any such advice, you should contact a financial advisor.
Copyright, Trade Mark and other Intellectual Property Rights
The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Open House Estate Agency website including all text, graphics, photos, code, files and links belong to Open House Estate Agency and the Open House Estate Agency website may not be reproduced, transmitted or stored in whole or in part without Open House Estate Agency’s prior written consent. However, you may print out, save or download individual selections for your own personal, private and non commercial use.
Applicable Law
Any disputes arising from the use of this website shall at all times be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Force Majeure
We shall not be liable to you for any breach of conditions of use or any failure to provide or delay in us providing our services through our website resulting from any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, break-down of systems or network access, fire, explosion or accident failure of any third party telecommunications or service provider.
Account registration
When you register with us you are stating that you are eighteen [18] years of age or over. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate and complete and that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times.  Details of the information that we collect and how this is used is contained within our Privacy Policy.
Other Applicable Terms
These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Open House Estate Agency website:
Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. 
Our Cookies Policy, which sets out the way in which we use Cookies on the Open House Estate Agency website.
How to contact Open House Estate Agency
We welcome your views. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send an e-mail to david.burgess-joyce@localagent.co.uk

PRIVACY Terms and Conditions
Who We Are
Open House Estate Agency gather and process your personal information in accordance with this privacy notice and in compliance with the relevant data protection Regulation and law. This notice provides you with the necessary information regarding your rights and obligations, and explains how, why and when we collect and process your personal data.
Open House Estate Agency’s registered office is at 19 Millhouse Lane, Moreton, Wirral CH46 6HL and we are a company registered in England and Wales under company number 8865403. We are registered on the Information Commissioner’s Office Register of Data Controllers under registration number ZA040402 and act as the Data Controller. Our designated Data Protection Officer is David Burgess-Joyce, and he can be contacted at:
Open House Estate Agency, 19 Millhouse Lane, Moreton, Wirral CH46 6HL, 0151 678 6437 or david.burgess-joyce@localagent.co.uk
Information That We Collect
Open House Estate Agency processes your personal information to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services. We will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you and do not process your information in any way, other than already specified in this notice. 
The personal data that we collect from is: •Name •Date of Birth •Home Address •Personal Email •Business Email •Home Telephone Number •Work Telephone Number •Mobile Telephone Number
We collect information in the below ways: •Online forms•Telephone•Face-to-face conversation
How We Use Your Personal Data
Open House Estate Agency takes your privacy very seriously and will never disclosure, share or sell your data without your consent, unless required to do so by law. We only retain your data for as long as is necessary and for the purposes specified in this notice. Where you have consented to us providing you with promotional offers and marketing, you are free to withdraw consent at any time.  The purposes and reasons for processing your personal data are detailed below: -Maintaining data records: For selling, buying, letting or renting property, we need to ensure our data is kept updated to ensure our data records are maintained. Email marketing: One of our most effective formats of marketing property is via our property emails, which get property in front of customers based on requirements specific to individuals circumstance. Forwarding mail: In some instances we are able to forward on old mail which is still being sent to a property we represent.
Your Rights
You have the right to access any personal information that Open House Estate Agency processes about you and to request information about: –
  •What personal data we hold about you •The purposes of the processing •The categories of personal data concerned •The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed •How long we intend to store your personal data for •If we did not collect the data directly form you, information about the source
If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will strive to update/correct it as quickly as possible; unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified. 
You also have the right to request erasure of your personal data or to restrict processing in accordance with data protection laws, as well as to object to any direct marketing from us and to be informed about any automated decision-making that we use. 
If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the relevant request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure.
Sharing and Disclosing Your Personal Information
We do not share or disclosure any of your personal information without your consent, other than for the purposes specified in this notice or where there is a legal requirement. Open House Estate Agency uses third-parties to provide the below services and business functions, however all processors acting on our behalf only process your data in accordance with instructions from us and comply fully with this privacy notice, the data protection laws and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
Not only will we be able to work with you more closely to manage your existing tenancy agreement, your track record as a tenant will enable Experian to use the information supplied to them to assist other landlords and organisations to:
  • assess and manage any new tenancy agreements you may enter into; • assess your financial standing to provide you with suitable products and services; • manage any accounts that you may already hold, for example reviewing suitable products or adjusting your product in light of your current circumstances; • contact you in relation to any accounts you may have and recovering debts that you may owe; • verifying your identity, age and address, to help other organisations make decisions about the services they offer; • help to prevent crime, fraud and money laundering; • screen marketing offers to make sure they are appropriate to your circumstances; • for Experian to undertake statistical analysis, analytics and profiling,  • and for Experian to conduct system and product testing and database processing activities, such as data loading, data matching and data linkage.
If you would like to see more information on these, and to understand how the credit reference agencies each use and share rental data as bureau data (including the legitimate interests each pursues) this information is provided in this link: www.experian.co.uk/crain (Credit Reference Agency Information Notice (CRAIN)). (For a paper copy, please get in touch with us or with Experian using the contact details in this letter). Safeguarding Measures
Open House Estate Agency takes your privacy seriously and we take every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure your personal data. 
Consequences of Not Providing Your Data (if applicable, see Article 13(2)e)
You are not obligated to provide your personal information to Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings, however, as this information is required for us to provide you with our service, we will not be able to offer our services without it. 
How Long We Keep Your Data Open House Estate Agency only ever retains personal information for as long as is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations. We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed.  Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep such data until you notify us otherwise and/or withdraw your consent.
Special Categories Data   Owing to the products, services or treatments that we offer, Open House Estate Agency sometimes need to request sensitive personal information from you. These are for instances such as selling, buying, letting or renting property. Proof of identity and date of birth information is essential in all such cases. Such data is also essential to comply with Money Laundering Regulations 2017. Where we collect sensitive personal data, we will only request the information required for the specified purpose and always ask for your explicit consent through a signature. You can modify or remove consent at any time, which we will act on immediately, unless there is a legitimate interest or legal reason for not doing so. 
Promotions & Offers   Occasionally, Open House Estate Agency would like to contact you with details of offers, services, competitions, newsletters and promotions that we provide. If you consent to us using your contact details for these purposes, you have the right to modify or withdraw your consent at any time by using the opt-out/subscribe options or by contacting Open House Estate Agency directly.
Lodging A Complaint
Open House Estate Agency only processes your personal information in compliance with this privacy notice and in accordance with the relevant data protection laws. If, however you wish to raise a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data or are unsatisfied with how we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. 
Open House Estate Agency at 19 Millhouse Lane, Moreton, Wirral CH46 6HL 0151 678 6437 or david.burgess-joyce@localagent.co.uk

COOKIES Terms and Conditions
Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer by websites that you visit. They are used to make websites work, to improve efficiency of websites, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information on websites. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
The settings on your web browser can usually allow you to choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them.
We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to http://www.aboutcookies.org
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of the cookies described below that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.
We use the following cookies:
Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms.
Analytical cookies. These are persistent cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Marketing cookies. These are persistent cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.

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