Privacy & Cookies Policies

1              Privacy


Marchand Petit operate this website and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  Marchand Petit use the principal of ‘Legitimate Interest’ as the basis for collecting and processing personal data or in cases dealt with by our Client Services department (cross selling property related information) or Direct Marketing department (non-property related information) we use the principle of ‘Consent’ as the lawful basis to conduct business.


This policy (together with our Terms of Website Use) sets out the basis on which any personal data on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.  By visiting you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controllers are Marchand Petit (Estate Agents) registered office address at 94 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1PP.


2              Information we may collect from you


Our aim is to maintain your data as accurately as possible and to collect data for a specified, explicit and legitimate reason.  The data should be limited to what is necessary for us to provide you with property related information or undertake business transactions for you.  Fair and transparent treatment of your data is essential.


Once you have consented (opted-in) to receive continuous communications from us, it is also easy to withdraw content (opt-out) by unsubscribing from the communication emailed to you or by emailing us with your request.


We may collect and process the data about you outlined in the document download below:




3              Information you give us


You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise.  This includes information you provide when you search for a property, list your own property, request a valuation on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our site.


4              Information we collect about you


With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:


                a  technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your

                    computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone

                   setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and

                b  information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL)        

                   clickstream to, through and form our site (including date and time); properties you

                   viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to

                   certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs),

                  and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call us.


5              Information we receive from other sources


We may receive information about you if you use any other websites we operate or the other services we provide.  We may also work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.


6              Uses made of the information


We use information held about you in the following ways:


Information you give to us.  We will use this information:


                a  to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and

                  us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us;


                b  to notify owners of properties you tell us you are interested in of your interest;


                c  to store your property preferences and search criteria so that we may contact you with

                  details of properties which may be of interest to you;


                d  to provide details of your property to interested parties if you ask us to provide property

                   marketing services (which we will display on our site, at our offices, in marketing emails

                   and on information sheets we produce to market your property;


                e  to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those

                   that you have already purchased or enquired about;


                f   to provide you with information about services we feel may interest you.  If you are an

                   existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (email or SMS) with

                   information about services similar to those which were the subject of a previous

                   sale or negotiations of a sale to you;


                g  to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you

                   and for your computer.


Information we collect about you.  We will use this information:


                a  to administer our site and for internal operations including troubleshooting, data analysis,

                   testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;


                b  to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for

                   you and for your computer;


                c  to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do               so;


                d  as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;

                e  to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others

                    and to deliver relevant advertising to you;


                f  to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about

                   goods or services that may interest you or them.


Information we receive from other sources.  We may combine this information with information you give us and information we collect about you.  We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive)


Disclosure of your information.


We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.


We may share your information with selected third parties including:


                a  individuals or organisations interested in a property you own if you ask us to provide

                  property marketing services;


                b  individuals or organisations who own a property if you indicate to us that you are

                    interested in that particular property;


c  business partners, New Home Partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance

    of any contract we enter into with you;            


                d  advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant

                    adverts to you and others;


                e  analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation

                    our site.


We may disclose your personal information to third parties:


                a  in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose

                    Your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;


                b  if Marchand Petit company assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal

                   data held about customers will be one of the transferred assets; and


                c  if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any            legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Website and other

                    agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Marchand Petit, our customers

                    or others.  This includes exchanging information with other companies and

                  organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


Where we store your personal data.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA).  It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.  Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of any services you request from us, the processing of your payment details and the provision of general support services.  By submitting your personal data you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.  We ask you not to share a password with anyone.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.  Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Your rights


We will not share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes unless we obtain your permission to do so.  We may use your personal data for our own internal marketing purposes and to contact you in accordance with the terms of this Privacy & Cookies Policy.  You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for any marketing purposes.  You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us.


Your data protection rights are as follows:


1              the right to be informed

2              the right of access

3              the right of rectification

4              the right to erasure

5              the right to restrict processing

6              the right to data portability

7              the right to object

8              the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling


Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or such third parties use of your personal data.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Access to information


The Act gives you the right to access information held about you.  Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.


Changes to our privacy policy


Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.  Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.