Privacy Notice 2017

Being transparent and providing accessible information to individuals about how we use personal information is a key element of the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). The most common way to provide this information is in a privacy notice. 

Data Controller
Studio Winter Chartered Architect is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (registration number: ZA251472).          
Contact details for the Studio Winter Chartered Architect’s data controller are: 

Post: Data Protection Officer, Studio Winter Chartered Architect, The Guildhall, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3JE.


Purpose of Processing Personal information 
As an Architect’s practice, the Studio Winter Chartered Architect delivers services to clients.  In order to do this in an effective way we will need to collect and use personal information about you. 

The Data Protection Act 2017 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation ensure that we comply with a series of data protection principles.  These principles are there to protect you and they make sure that we: 

  • Process all personal information lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Collect personal information for a specified, explicit and legitimate purpose
  • Ensure that the personal information processed is adequate, relevant and limited to the purposes for which it was collected
  • Ensure the personal information is accurate and up to date
  • Keep your personal information for no longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected
  • Keep your personal information securely using appropriate technical or organisational measures

During your contact with Studio Winter Chartered Architect you will be informed of how your information will be used and shared with other services or organisations.

We will usually seek your consent prior to processing or sharing your information.  If you object you must inform the Studio Winter Chartered Architect, however, if there is a legal reason, as outlined under the Data Protection Act, we may not require your consent, e.g.:

  • Stated purposes as discussed when information is supplied
  • Where the disclosure is necessary for the purposes of the prevention and/or detection of crime.
  • Tax or duty assessment
  • Required by court or law

Categories of personal data 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Email address(es)
  • Geolocation data

Information Sharing 

  • To manage your project
  • To enable us to manage payment of invoices
  • To enable us to maintain our own accounts & records
  • To ensure we comply with legal and statutory obligations
  • To obtain third party quotes on clients’ behalf with direct appointment to the client
  • Your information is not automatically shared with third parties
  • Your information is not shared with third parties for marketing purposes

Retention Periods 
We will only keep your information for as long as it is required to be retained. The retention period is either dictated by law (minimum of 6 years) or by our discretion. Once your information is no longer needed it will be securely and confidentially destroyed.   

Studio Winter Chartered Architect maintains a record retention disposal schedule.

Data Storage
Studio Winter Chartered Architect stores data securely as hard copies, in digital form (password protected office and off-site (but not third party) server, smart devices, local hard drives).

Your Rights 
You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), these are: 

  • The right to be informed via Privacy Notices such as this
  • The right of access to any personal information Studio Winter Chartered Architect holds about yourself

To request a copy of this information you must make a subject access request in writing, either via a letter to Studio Winter Chartered Architect, The Guildhall, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3JE, via the Studio Winter Chartered Architect’s website, or via email to

To ensure that we can deal with your request as efficiently as possible you will need to include your current name and address, proof of identity (a copy of your driving licence, passport or two different utility bills that display your name and address), as much detail as possible regarding your request so that we can identify any information we may hold about you, this may include your previous name and address.  

The Studio Winter Chartered Architect does not charge for making a subject access request. You are entitled to receive a copy of your personal data within 30 calendar days of our receipt of your subject access request. 

  • The right of rectification, we must correct inaccurate or incomplete data within one month. 
  • The right to erasure. You have the right to have your personal data erased and to prevent processing unless we have a legal obligation to process your personal information. 
  • The right to restrict processing. You have the right to suppress processing. We can retain just enough information about you to ensure that the restriction is respected in future. 
  • The right to data portability. We can provide you with your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine readable form when asked. 
  • The right to object. You can object to your personal data being used for profiling, direct marketing or research purposes. 
  • You have rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling, to reduce the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention. 

Complaints, Comments and Compliments 
If you wish to make a compliment, comment or complaint about how Studio Winter Chartered Architect are processing your data, then please visit send a compliment or comment or make a complaint to Studio Winter Chartered Architect.

If you are still dissatisfied with how Studio Winter Chartered Architect have handled your complaint, you may contact the Information Commissioner's Office. 

Post: The Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Phone: 08456 30 60 60   


If this privacy notice changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. By regularly reviewing this page you will ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we share it with others.

Last edited: May 2018