Practice

IDP Architects is committed to operating in a way that complies fully with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.  IDP Architects recognises that the personal data legitimately required in order to carry out its business must be collected, processed, stored and disposed of fairly, lawfully and with due regard to confidentiality.  IDP Architects fully respects your privacy.

IDP Architects has a clear internal framework to enable it to meet its obligations in relation to the eight legally enforceable Data Protection principles laid out in the Act.  See IDP Architects Data Protection Policy.

All IDP Architects partners and employees have responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 and are trained appropriately for their specific roles on complying with the provisions of the Act.  Managers are trained to ensure that staff are aware of their responsibilities and adhere to the relevant requirements and processes.

By providing your personal data, you are agreeing to its processing and use by IDP and/or its partner organisations for the purpose for which it was given.  You can opt out of processing and sharing for marketing purposes by contacting us at administrator@idparchitects.co.uk

We may also disclose your information to any area of our business and/or our partner organisations in connection with the purpose for which you provided the data.  We will not share the data with any other third party unless permitted to under the Act, including for example, disclosures in respect of the prevention or detection of crime, the assessment or collection of tax or duty, disclosures required by law or by order of a court, or disclosures for the purpose of or in connection with any legal proceedings.

IDP Architects will take all necessary steps to make sure that personal data is kept secure at all times against unauthorised or unlawful loss or disclosure.  IDP Architects will retain personal data only for as long as it is needed for its original purpose.  Any data no longer required will be deleted or disposed of confidentially and completely.  Records deleted on live systems will also be deleted from system backups and archives along with any hard copies.

The Data Protection Act gives rights to individuals in respect of the personal data held about them.  One of those rights is the right to access the information we hold about you.  You can obtain a copy of IDP Architects Data Protection Access Request Form, which outlines the process for dealing with a request for data disclosure, from the Data Protection Officer by emailing harriet.loud@idparchitects.co.uk