Real Estate Design & Development Limited and Real Estate Design & Development S.A.M.
This Privacy Notice informs you about how we use and look after your personal data, including any data you may provide through this website, or when you request information about other services from REDD or otherwise communicate with us, when we provide our services to you and when information and personal data is provided to us relating to our business. This Notice also informs you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
This Notice is to provide you with the information required under the UK GDPR and the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It applies to any individual whose personal information we hold or use, whether you are a current or prospective investor, client or supplier or anyone else. Where the information is held and used by Real Estate Design & Development S.A.M. this Notice will apply provided you are in the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Our services are not aimed at children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Who we are
Real Estate Design & Development Limited and Real Estate Design & Development S.A.M. are each independent controllers and responsible for your personal data (referred to as "REDD", "we", "us" or "our" in this Privacy Notice). Real Estate Design & Development Limited is the controller of your personal data which it holds or uses, and Real Estate Design & Development S.A.M. is the controller of your personal data which it holds and uses if you are in the UK or the EEA.
References in this Privacy Notice to "REDD", "we", "us" or "our" are to Real Estate Design & Development Limited or Real Estate Design & Development S.A.M., as applicable.
Our Data Protection Manager is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights (including any opt-out mentioned in this Privacy Notice), please contact the Data Protection Manager using the details set out below.
Our full details are:
Data Protection Manager:
If you have a complaint relating to such data, please contact the Data Protection Manager by email, telephone or post at the above address. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, prefer to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
In this Privacy Notice, the terms “personal data”, “processing”, “controller” and “processor” have the meanings ascribed to them in the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).
1. Personal data we collect
We may obtain information from you directly. For example you may give us information by filling in forms on www.redd-realestate.com (our website) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you make enquiries through our website, subscribe to our updates, communicate with us while we are providing our services to you or contact us in other ways about our business and services. The information collected will include some or all of the following:
If you do not provide personal data that we request, it may mean that we are unable to provide you with the services and/or perform all of our obligations under our agreement with you.
We will also hold information we collect about you from other sources. This could include:
We also collect personal data automatically when you use the website and when you navigate through the website. Data collected automatically may include:
For more information on our use of these technologies, see our Cookie Notice.
We may monitor or record phone calls with you in case we need to check we have carried out your instructions correctly, to resolve queries or issues, to help improve our quality of service and to help detect or prevent fraud or other crimes. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes.
If you give us personal data about other people (for example your clients) then you confirm that they are aware of the information in this Notice about how we will use their personal data.
2. How we use your personal data, and the legal basis for doing so
This section includes details of the purposes for which we use personal information and also the different legal grounds upon which we process that personal information. We use personal information to provide and improve services and for other purposes that are in our legitimate interests, as well as for compliance purposes. Further information is set out below.
We are can only process your personal data on a basis permitted by law. The legal basis will usually be one of the following:
Note that we may process your personal data on more than one lawful basis depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. You are welcome to contact us for further information on the legal grounds that we rely on in relation to any specific processing of your personal information.
Legitimate interests for use
We use personal information for a number of legitimate interests, including to provide and improve our services, administer our relationship with you and our business, for marketing and in order to exercise our rights and responsibilities. More detailed information about these legitimate interests is set out below.
Where we rely on legitimate interests as a lawful ground for processing your personal information, we balance those interests against your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms. For more information on how this balancing exercise has been carried out, please contact our Data Protection Manager.
Special categories of data
We do not generally collect special categories of data (also known as sensitive personal data), such as information about your health. If we were to do so, we would do so on the basis that it was necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, to establish, exercise or defend any legal claims, or in some cases, with explicit consent. We may for example collect health or disability information in specific cases so we can make our services accessible to certain clients. In any case, we would carry out the processing in accordance with applicable laws.
Automated Decision Making
We do not analyse personal data in relation to our services in a way which involves profiling, which is processing your personal data using software that is able to evaluate your personal aspects and predict risks or outcomes.
3. Messages to you (including marketing)
We may send you messages (by telephone, post, text and email and other digital means) to help you manage your account and to keep you informed about features of the services you use.
We may also send you marketing messages, to inform you about services (including those of others) that may be of interest to you. You can ask us to stop or start sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us (see Contact Us at the beginning of this Privacy Notice) or by following the unsubscribe instructions in our marketing messages.
We may obtain consent to collect and use certain types of personal data when we are required to do so by law (for example, sometimes when we process sensitive personal data or when we place cookies or similar technologies on devices or browsers). If we ask for your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions in our communications with you or by contacting us using the details set out in the Contact Us section at the beginning of this Privacy Notice or, if in relation to cookies or similar, via the Cookie Notice.
4. Disclosure of personal data
We will treat all your personal information as private and confidential (even when you are no longer a client). We will not reveal your name, address or any details of your relationship with us to anyone, other than in the following cases:
Before we disclose personal data to a third party, we take steps to ensure that the third party will protect personal data in accordance with applicable privacy laws and in a manner consistent with this Notice. Third parties are required to restrict their use of this personal data to the purpose for which the data was provided.
Sometimes the third party will be outside the UK or European Economic Area (EEA), in which case see section 6 for more information.
5. External links and social media sites
This website and our services may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies of those social media platforms.
Our website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from our web pages to the social media platform in question. Where you use such social sharing buttons you do so at your own discretion. You should note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account. Please note these social media platforms have their own privacy policies, and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these social media platforms.
6. Where we store personal data
If you live in the UK or the European Economic Area, the personal data relating to you that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, locations outside the UK or EEA. It may also be processed by staff operating outside these territories who work for us or for one of our service providers or group companies.
As described in this Privacy Notice, we may also share personal data relating to you with third parties who are located overseas for business purposes and operational, support and continuity purposes, for example, when we use IT service providers or data storage services.
Countries where personal data relating to you may be stored and/or processed, or where recipients of personal data relating to you may be located, may have data protection laws which differ from the data protection laws in your country of residence. By submitting your personal data, you accept that personal data relating to you may be transferred, stored or processed in this way. We take measures to ensure that any international transfer of information is managed carefully and in accordance with data protection law to protect your rights and interests and in accordance with this Notice.
These measures include:
You have the right to ask us for more information about our safeguards. Please contact the Data Protection Manager (see the Contact Us section at the beginning of this Privacy Notice).
7. Changes of Business Ownership and Control
We may, from time to time, expand, reduce or sell our business, and this may involve the transfer of certain divisions or the whole business to other parties. Personal data relating to you will, where it is relevant to any division so transferred, be transferred along with that division to prospective buyers and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Notice, be permitted to use personal data relating to you for the purposes.
8. Security and data retention
Once we have received personal data relating to you, we use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
The security of personal data regarding you is a high priority. We take such steps as are reasonable securely to store personal data regarding you so that it is protected from unauthorised use or access, misuse, loss, modification or unauthorised disclosure. This includes both physical and electronic security measures. Examples include the use of passwords, locked storage cabinets and secured storage rooms. Other features include:
Retaining your data
We will keep your personal data for as long as we have a relationship with you. Once our relationship with you has come to an end (e.g. following a transaction), or you decide not to go ahead with one of our services, we will only retain your personal data for a period of time that is calculated depending on the type of personal data, and the purposes for which we hold that information.
We will only retain information that enables us to:
Our policy is to hold personal data only for as long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected (or one of the other specific purposes listed above). We then delete or de-identify your data. The retention period is generally linked to the amount of time available to bring a legal claim, which in many cases is six or seven years following closure of your account or following a transaction. We will retain your personal data after this time if we are required to do so to comply with the law, if there are outstanding claims or complaints that will reasonably require your personal data to be retained, or for regulatory or technical reasons. If we do, we will continue to make sure your privacy is protected.
9. Your rights
You have certain rights regarding your personal data. These include the rights to:
Where we rely on our legitimate interests to obtain and use your personal data then you have the right to object if you believe your fundamental rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests. Where processing is carried out based upon your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent.
Your ability to exercise these rights will depend on a number of factors and in some instances, we will not be able to comply with your request e.g. because we have legitimate grounds for not doing so or where the right does not apply to the particular data we hold on you.
You should note that if you exercise certain of these rights we may be unable to continue to provide some or all of our services to you (for example where the personal data is required by us to comply with a statutory requirement, or is necessary in order for us to perform our contract with you).
We ask that you contact us to update or correct your information if it changes or if the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate.
Please contact the Data Protection Manager if you wish to exercise any of your rights.
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using personal data relating to you, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
10. Changes to this Notice
We review and amend our Privacy Notice from time to time. Any changes we make to this Notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Notice. The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept them to continue your use of the website.
Last updated: September 2022