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Direct Accounting

Accountancy and Business Management Services

Privacy Policy

Here at Direct Accounting, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of you and all our visitors to this website.

Please be clear Direct Accounting is NOT in the business of selling, giving away email lists to other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

Our Privacy Policy, which is provided here gives you the information on when and why we may collect your personal information, how we use it and how we keep it safe and secure. Direct Accounting may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 14th May 2018.

What we collect

  • We may collect the following information:
  • name contact information including email address demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

Your financial details

We DO NOT store any credit/debit card details.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Like most websites, Direct Accounting use cookies to collect specific information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your PC or other devices ( smartphones /tablets’) as you browse our website. They are used to remember when your computer or device accesses our website. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of the website.

Information collected

Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour when you access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed and your journey around a website. We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details.

What are cookies used for?

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: -

For Microsoft Internet Explorer: 1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options” 2. Click on the “privacy” tab 3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Google Chrome: 1. Choose Settings> Advanced 2. Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”. 3. Click “Cookies”

For Safari: 1. Choose Preferences > Privacy 2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”

For Mozilla Firefox: 1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options” 2. Click on the icon “privacy” 3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further: 1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences” 2. Privacy

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off

Google Analytics

When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify you. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our occasional e-newsletter, we collect personal information that you tell us. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We DO NOT sell or trade email lists with any other organisations and businesses. We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing Martin Smith our data protection officer.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Please call our data protection officer Martin Smith. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Changes to this Privacy Notice We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 14 May 2018