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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the way we obtain, process, transfer and/or store your personal data and was created to make you aware of how we use your data. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and data protection laws, Blossom Bookkeeping is registered as a Data Controller on the register kept by the Information Commissioner Office.

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Notice Statement

In accordance with GDPR anyone processing Personal Data must comply with the six principles of good practice. These provide that Personal Data must be:

  • processed fairly, lawfully and transparently

  • only used for the purpose for which it was collected

  • adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose for which it is being processed

  • accurate and kept up-to-date

  • kept no longer than necessary to fulfil the purpose of its collection

  • kept secure and protected from unauthorised processing, loss, damage or destruction

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How We Use Your Data

We will only collect and process your Personal Data to the extent that it is needed to fulfil our obligations and contractual needs or to comply with any legal requirements.

We shall access and use your Personal Data in accordance with your instructions and is reasonably necessary:​

  • to fulfil our contractual obligations and responsibilities to you

  • to provide, maintain and improve our bookkeeping and/or payroll services

  • to respond to your requests, queries and problems.

  • to inform you of any changes to our services and related notices, such as security and fraud notices

  • if we intend to use your Personal Data for advertising and marketing of our services we shall seek your separate consent. You are entitled to opt out of these services at any time.

We will ensure that all Personal Data held is accurate and up-to-date when collected and at regular intervals afterwards. If you become aware any of your Personal Data is inaccurate please contact us and ask for it to be amended.

We will not keep Personal Data longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected. Once Personal Data is no longer required we will take reasonable steps to destroy and erase it.

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How We Share Your Data

There are times when we may need to share your Personal Data in certain situations:

  • in our role as your bookkeeper, we may need to share your Personal Data with certain bodies to fulfil our contract with you, such as your accountant, ICB, HMRC and other governmental regulatory bodies.

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligations, law requests, court orders and legal process.

  • to enforce or apply any contract or any other agreement with you

  • to protect our rights, property or safety in the course of investigating and preventing money laundering and fraud.

We do not sell your Personal Data.

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Your Rights

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

• Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it

• Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected

• Request the erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue processing it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below)

• Object to processing of your personal data in particular ways, including processing based on the lawful basis of legitimate interests and direct marketing. Halfleet Bookkeeping does not use your data for direct marketing

• Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it

• Request the transfer of your personal data to yourself or another party in a safe and secure way, without affecting its usability, for example in a format that is structured, commonly used, and machine-readable

Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply. Further details regarding these rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website:

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Contact & Complaints

If you have any queries about this privacy policy or how we process your personal data, or if you wish to exercise any of your legal rights, you may contact Blossom Bookkeeping:

• by email:
• or by post: Office 2, Eventus, Sunderland Rd, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8FD

If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. You can find out more about your rights under applicable data protection laws from the Information Commissioner’s Office website:

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Changes to Privacy Policy

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review and reserve the right to amend and update the policy as required. Where appropriate, we will notify you of those changes by mail, email and/or by placing an updated version on our website.

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