PRIVACY NOTICE issued by Benedetto Accounts & Tax


The Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA 2018”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) impose certain legal obligations in connection with the processing of personal data.

We may amend this privacy notice from time to time. If we do so, we will ask you to review this webpage to see the amended privacy notice. 

Where we act as a data processor on behalf of a data controller (for example, when processing payroll), we provide an additional schedule setting out required information as part of that agreement. That additional schedule should be read in conjunction with this privacy notice.

Our contact details 

Name: Benedetto Accounts & Tax LTD. 

Address: 1st Floor, 6 Nelson Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF

Phone Number: 01702 596 770


About Us

For the purpose of the Data Protection Legislation and this notice, we are the ‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. We are required under the Data Protection Legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer. Our Data Protection Officer is our Data Protection Point of Contact and is responsible for assisting with enquiries in relation to this privacy notice or our treatment of your personal data. 

Should you wish to contact our Data Protection Point of Contact you can do so using the contact details above.

The type of personal information we collect 

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Your personal details (such as your name, address, email, telephone number, date of birth, ethnicity)

  • Details of contact we have had with you in relation to the provision , or the proposed provision, of our services

  • Details of any services you have received from us;

  • Business details (name, address, email, telephone number)

  • Our correspondence and communications with you

  • Information about any complaints and enquiries you make to us;

  • Information from research, surveys, and marketing activities;

  • Information we receive from other sources, such as publicly available information, information provided by your employer

  • Details of any goods or services you may provide to us

  • Your financial information

  • Your identification information


How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • At the time you instructed us to act, you gave consent to our processing your personal data for the purposes listed in the next subparagraph.

  • The processing is necessary for the performance of our contract with you.

  • The processing is necessary for compliance with legal obligations to which we are subject (e.g. MLR 2017).

We use the information that you have given us in order to:

  • To enable us to supply professional services to you as our client.

  • To fulfil our obligations under relevant laws in force from time to time (e.g. the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 as amended (“MLR 2017”)).

  • To comply with professional obligations to which we are subject as a member of Association of Accounting Technicians.

  • To use in the investigation and/or defence of potential complaints, disciplinary proceedings and legal proceedings.

  • To enable us to invoice you for our services and investigate/address any attendant fee disputes that may have arisen.

  • To contact you about other services we provide which may be of interest to you if you have consented to us doing so.


We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:

  • Your former accountant should you switch accounting provider to us


We may share this information with:

  • HMRC

  • Companies House

  • The Charity Commission

  • any third parties with whom you require or permit us to correspond

  • subcontractors

  • an alternate appointed by us in the event of incapacity or death

  • tax insurance providers

  • professional indemnity insurers

  • our professional body Association of Accounting Technicians and/or the Office of Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervisors (OPBAS) in relation to practice assurance and/or the requirements of MLR 2017 (or any similar legislation)

  • IT and cloud services


If the law allows or requires us to do so, we may share your personal data with:

  • the police and law enforcement agencies

  • courts and tribunals

  • the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)


Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are: 


(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting Data Protection Officer,, 1st Floor, 6 Nelson Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF

(b) We have a contractual obligation.

(c) We have a legal obligation.

How we store your personal information 

Your personal information will be securely stored in accordance with GDPR, DPA 2018 and the Association of Accounting Technicians requirements and guidelines.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected.

When assessing what retention period is appropriate for your personal data, we take into consideration:

  • the requirements of our business and the services provided;

  • any statutory or legal obligations;

  • the purposes for which we originally collected the personal data;

  • the lawful grounds on which we based our processing;

  • the types of personal data we have collected;

  • the amount and categories of your personal data; and

  • whether the purpose of the processing could reasonably be fulfilled by other means.

Transfers of personal data outside the EEA

Transfer arrangements have been made with international organisations in the US and Australia only. Adequate safeguards have been implemented with these organisations. Transfer arrangements are also in place with adequately protected countries, New Zealand, Canada. Data is otherwise processed in EEA countries.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. 

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. 

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Withdrawal of consent

Where you have consented to our processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Please inform us immediately if you wish to withdraw your consent.

Please note:

  • the withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of earlier processing

  • if you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to continue to provide services to you

  • even if you withdraw your consent, it may remain lawful for us to process your data on another legal basis (e.g. because we have a legal obligation to continue to process your data)


Please contact us at, 01702 596 770, 1st Floor, 6 Nelson Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF if you wish to make a request.

Automated decision-making

We do not intend to use automated decision-making in relation to your personal data.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at: 

Data Protection Officer
1st Floor, 6 Nelson Street,
Southend on Sea,
SS1 1EF.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:  

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,



SK9 5AF.


Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:

Benedetto Accounts & Tax

Updated: 18th June 2021