Terms & Conditions

Website Terms

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Information relating to personal finance matters on our websites is generic. Alex Edmans is not regulated to provide financial advice and no information provided on this website should be construed as being a recommendation to acquire, or not acquire, particular investments or financial products or to adopt, or not adopt, particular investment strategies. You should take advice from a regulated financial adviser for recommendations on specific products or strategies or if you are not certain what to do.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Alex Edmans takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues.

Privacy Notice for May Contain Lies – Alex Edmans

Our services depend on an open and trusting relationship with our clients. Alex Edmans is the data controller and this policy sets out how we use and protect your personal data and sets out the terms relating to use of our website. We may update this notice at any time.

How we use your personal data

The lawful basis for our use of your personal data will normally fall into one of the following four categories:

  • To perform the contract between us.
  • To support our legitimate business interests.
  • To comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Where you have given your consent for us to do so.

Other potential legal grounds for use of your data, which are less likely to arise, include:

 

  • Vital interests, when processing data will protect someone’s physical integrity or life.
  • A public task to complete an official function or to protect the public interest.
  • Compliance with a legal obligation.

Legitimate interests

We will use your personal information to fulfil our legitimate business interests in the following areas:

Developing our business

Reviewing the content of our work with you and the way in which you have used our services or engaged with our content in order to:

  • Develop our services, content, pricing and marketing strategy.
  • Measure the effectiveness of our website advertising and services using data analytics.
  • Make suggestions and recommendations about services that may be of interest to you.
  • Decide how to communicate with you in an effective way.

Using your personal information and data on how you have used our services and engaged with our content in order to:

 

  • Analyse trends for business performance monitoring and planning.
  • Communicate with you.

Administering our business

Using your personal information and data on how you have used our services and engaged with our content in order to:

 

  • Keep our records up-to-date.
  • Troubleshoot service delivery or technology.
  • Protect our business and website.
  • Report data for the purposes of business analysis and business optimisation.
  • Assist with recovery of money owed to us.
  • Deal with legal disputes.
  • Produce regulatory and tax returns.

Consent

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information or purchased services from us or if you have elected to receive marketing information from us. In each case we will obtain your explicit consent through ticking the appropriate box.

You may withdraw your consent at any time by using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link on email communications or by contacting admin@maycontainlies.com.

What data do we collect?

We collect personal information including:

  • Name & email address

 

 We will not collect any special category data. This is data that:

 

  • Reveals your racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; or trade union membership;
  • Is genetic or biometric data;
  • Concerns your health, sex life or sexual orientation.

Sharing your data with third parties

In order to communicate with you or to meet our legitimate interests outlined above, we may need to share your personal data with third parties including:

 

  • MailChimp.

 Data security

We have adopted appropriate security measures to protect your data. This includes use of recognised secure cloud-based data storage services, appropriate use of encryption and password protection and, where practical, anonymisation of data. As legally required, we will notify you and any applicable regulator of an actual or suspected personal data breach.

No information sharing or storage can ever be entirely secure. We encourage clients to share data using encrypted online file sharing tools as opposed to email in order to increase security. If you share personal information with us by email then you assume the risks of such information being intercepted, not delivered or received by an individual that was not the intended recipient.

Data retention

We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, for those on our email marketing list, we will delete the information within one month of them unsubscribing from that list.

In some circumstances we may anonymise personal data for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may keep it indefinitely.

Your rights

You have rights under UK GDPR in relation to your data. These mean that in certain circumstances you can:

  • Get copies of your data.
  • Get your data corrected.
  • Get your data deleted.
  • Limit how we use your data.
  • Get your data in a way that is accessible so that it can be transferred to someone else.
  • Object to the use of your data.
  • Raise a concern.
  • Withdraw consent for your data to be processed by us.

You can see more about these rights at the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data or exercise your rights. However, if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive then we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply with the request. If we have a legitimate interest in law to continue processing your data then we may be entitled to refuse your request.

If you exercise your rights then we may need to request information from you to verify your identify. This is a security measure to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to anyone it should not be. We may also contact you to ask for information to help speed up our response.

We try to respond to legitimate requests for information or exercise of rights within one month, although for particularly complex request, or if you have made a number of requests, then it may take longer. In this case we will keep you informed of progress.

You may complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you are not satisfied with how we are processing your data.

Contact

You can contact us on admin@maycontainlies.com.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage 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. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can find out more about cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Updated 28th October 2023.