Introduction

It is important that you read this page as it contains important information regarding accessing our website.

ABS Accountancy is strongly committed to each visitors’ right of privacy.  The following statements explain how we protect our visitors/users information gathered via our website.  By using this website, you are deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions.  If you do not wish to be legally bound by these, please do not access or use the website.  We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without any prior notice, and you are advised to regularly review these terms to ensure you are aware of any changes.  Your continued use of the Website after such changes are posted will be deemed agreement on your part.

Whilst every effort has been made in the preparation of this site, to ensure that the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible has been used.  Nonetheless inadvertent human errors can and do occur, and applicable laws, rules and regulations often change.  Information displayed on our Website is not intended for use without prior professional advice.

The information on this site is intended to afford general guidelines on matters we belief may be off interest to our users.  The application and impact on laws can vary, however, from case to case, based upon the specific or unique facts involved.  Accordingly, the information on this site is not intended to serve as legal, accounting, financial or tax advice.   We encourage our users to consult with on off our professional advisors for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision.  In the event of dispute all matters will be subject to the jurisdiction of UK English courts.  This disclaimer and the following terms and conditions are governed by and to construed in accordance with the laws of England & Wales.

No part of the text or graphics on this site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including by photocopying, facsimile transmission, recording, re-keying, or using any information storage device or retrieval system, without the prior written permission from ABS Accountancy.

ABS Accountancy is not responsible for the content of any external website.

  • Privacy

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website.  The website only collects personal data that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors.  Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, company name, e-mail address, and telephone number.

We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on a blogs, forums and other relevant social media applications and its associated services that we may provide.  ABS Accountancy will only use any such personal data for the purposes in which you have provided it.

Whilst we have made every effort to provide accurate and up to date information on our website, the law is constantly changing and affects each person or business in different ways. The information contained within this website is no substitute for specific advice and we will not accept liability if you rely solely on information gained from the website.

By accessing this website you agree to the general terms and conditions set out below.

  • Cookies & Web beacons

ABS Accountancy collects standard Internet log information including your IP address, browser type and language, ISP and geographic location.  To ensure that our website is well managed and maintained to facilitate navigation, we or our service provider may also use cookies (small text files, which are stored in a users browser.)  Or Web beacons (electronic images that allow the website to count visitor numbers who have accessed a particular page) Additional information on cookies and other tracking technologies can be found at http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies.

  • Use of Personal Information

We will only use your personal information for the specific purpose on which it was provided, except where you have indicated you would like to receive other information.  When requesting material or asking someone to contact you, you might be given the option to receive other information from us which may be of interest.

Although we may provide personal information to service providers that handle information, under a data processor agreement, on our behalf, we do not share, sell or distribute personal information to or with other parties, unless the transfer of your information to third parties is necessary for the performance of the purpose it was provided.

  • Security of your information

Generally accepted standards of technology and operational security have been implemented to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.  However, no data transmission over the internet can’t be entirely secure, as a result, while we will take every reasonable endeavour to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee that any information you submit to us will be free from unauthorised access, use, intrusion or destruction.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, or your use of our website.

We cannot guarantee that our Website is free from viruses or other malicious code.  You therefore agree that it is ultimately your responsibly to satisfy yourself that your own information technology/equipment used to access the Website is protected against such viruses and/or codes.

All employees, subcontractors and principals are required to keep personal information confidential and only authorised personnel have access to information.

You can ask to review the personal information we hold about you and ask to change or delete any of this information.  You can do this by email info@absaccountancy.co.uk

We reserve the right to charge a small administration fee of £10 in relation to any requests for access to personal information.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner as a data controller.  Details of our registration can be viewed at http://www.ico.gov.uk/, under registration code ZA145429

  • Links

This website may provide links to other websites from time to time. Linked sites are not under our control and the provision of a linked site is not evidence of any endorsement by us of the material held there. We do not accept responsibility in any way for the content of any linked site, or any link contained within a linked site, or for any material you may encounter when you leave this website (whether knowingly, or not).

ABS Accountancy makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the information or the content and security of any website that are linked by way of hyperlink or otherwise to this website.

You may link to our Website provided that such link does not involve:

  • Unauthorised use of our logo
  • Any false claim (actual or implied) of endorsement by, or other relationship with ABS Accountancy
  • Framing or embedding of any pages of our site; or
  • Other infringement of any trademarks, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights.
  • Emails

We do not guarantee that any email sent to us will be received or that the contents will remain private during transmission. If you are concerned about this please consider other means of communication. You are responsible for ensuring any electronic message or information you send to us is free from any virus or defect that may harm our systems in any way

  • Blogs, forums and other social media

This website may host various blogs, forums and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users.  Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control.

Any comments submitted in connection with our blogs, forums and Social Media platforms are submitted on the basis that we will review and may edit such comments prior to publication, and not all submissions will be published.  Publication is entirely at the discretion of ABS Accountancy or other agency appointed by us.  We accept no responsibility or liability in relation to any other the material posed or published.  You are entirely liable for all activities conduced by you or others authorised by you or otherwise on your behalf.

All communications which we receive from you in connection with our blogs or social networking platforms and any material that you transmit or post or submit via tis website will be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary and we reserve the right to use the content of such communications for any purpose.  In relation to such contributions you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed in the future.

By submitting your contribution you also agree to use this website only for the lawful purpose and in a manner that does not restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this website by any third party.  Prohibited behaviour includes, without limitation, conduct which is deemed unlawful or which may cause distress, harassment to any person and the submission or transmission or consent which is defamatory, abusive, obscene, offensive, pornographic, indecent, discriminatory, inflammatory or in breach of confidence or privacy or which in the opinion of ABS Accountancy may cause offence to any person or damage our reputation.  You must not use any abusive or aggressive language, swear, threaten, harass or abuse any other person including other users.

You must not intentionally or knowingly violate any laws, rules or regulations.  You also agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and other purposes.  You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ABS Accountancy against any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss we may incur including without limitation legal fees as a result of any violation by you of the provisions specified above.

No user must post nor recommend any other website nor refer to specific URLS (website addresses) where those linked website would damage any of the above provisions.  No user must post any advertisement on the Website or any social networking profiles.

  • Children’s privacy protection

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world.  This website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children under 13 years of age.  It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

  • Changes to our privacy policy

We may modify or amend this policy statement from time to time at our discretion.  When we make changes to this statement, we will amend the revision date at the bottom left of this page.  We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

  • Disclaimer and limitation of liability

The information on this Website has been carefully prepared, but it has been written in general terms and should be seen as broad guidance only.  The information cannot be relied upon to cover specific situations and you should not act, or refrain from acting, upon the information contained therein without obtaining specific professional advice.  Please contact ABS Accountancy to discuss these matters in the context of your particular circumstances.  ABS Accountancy, its employees or principals and agents do not accept or assume any liability or duty of care for any loss arising from any action taken or not taken by anyone in reliance on this information or for any decision based on it.

  • Severability

If any of these terms and conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extend and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

  • Governing law and jurisdiction 

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.  As the ABS Accountancy website can be visited from locations around the world with different laws from those of England, when you access the website you agree that the laws of England will apply to all matters relating to your use of the website.  You and we also agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts with respect to such matters.  Notwithstanding this, we reserve the right to bring enforcement proceedings in any court or courts including, if appropriate, in the courts of your country or residence.

  • Visitors’ questions

If you have particular questions or concerns regarding our website, please direct them to our Webmaster via email to webmaster@absaccountancy.co.uk.

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

To contact our professional indemnity insurer, Hiscox, please write to Thomas Lowe at ABS Accountancy, 10 Fairfield Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 7DW.   The territorial coverage of the policy is worldwide.