The leading independent Chartered Accountants in Dorset

Regarding collection of your Personal Information:

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are signing up to Dorset FD offers and information, or future services.

Personal information collected by Dorset FD is usually Corporate related data but may include other information when needed to provide a service if required.
Dorset FD also collects information about which pages our members and visitors visit within our site. See google analytics below.

Regarding use of your Personal Information:

  • We use your personal information for the following purposes:
    To ensure our site and services are relevant to your needs.
  • To deliver services, such as news, documents, offers, events, surveys and other information, to keep you up to date with our products.
  • To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to new services, updated information and other membership information.

We never share personal information with other organisations for third-party marketing purposes.

We may also share information when required by law for example where ordered by the Court or to protect an individual from immediate harm.
Dorset FD abides by Data Protection Act regarding the collection, use, and retention of data.

Regarding control of your Personal Information:

When you register, sign up to any mailings or otherwise give us personal information, Dorset FD will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Dorset FD may send out periodic e-mails informing you of new services or information related and offers. You will be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as part of any email sent to you.

Regarding access to your Personal Information:

You may contact us on 01305 568864 any time to review or update this information.

Regarding security of your Personal Information:

Dorset FD is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.

We will apply appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure your personal information is secure. For example, we have systems in place to ensure that access to personal information is restricted to authorised individuals on a strictly need-to-know basis.

Your Rights

We are committed to upholding your rights in respect of your personal data.

The right to be informed

Through the provision of this and other privacy notices on the website, we will be open and transparent about how and why we use your personal information.

The right of access

You have a right to ask us what personal information we hold about you and to request a copy of your information. This is known as a ‘subject access request’ (SAR).
SARs need to be made in writing and we ask that your written request is accompanied by proof of your address and identity.

If you are seeking to obtain specific information (e.g. about a particular matter or from a particular time period), it helps if you clarify the details of what you would like to receive in your written request.

If someone is requesting information on your behalf they will need written confirmation from you to evidence your consent for us to release this and proof of ID (both yours and theirs).
We have 30 calendar days within which to provide you with the information you’ve asked for (although we will try to provide this to you as promptly as possible).

The right to rectification

You can ask us to rectify your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete. Please help us to keep our records accurate by keeping us informed if your details change.
The right to erasure

The right to erasure is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’. In some circumstances, you can ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. This is not an absolute right, and we will need to consider the circumstances of any such request and balance this against our need to continue processing the data. Our response will also be guided by the provisions of our retention schedule.

The right to object

You can tell us you object to us processing your data to provide news update emails.

How long will you keep my data

We only hold records during the period of our relationship and for a set period afterwards to allow us to meet our legal obligations, including resolving any follow up issues between us.
Please contact us if you would like any more information.

Regarding enforcement of this Privacy Statement:

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact Dorset FD by e-mail:

Regarding changes to this Statement:

Dorset FD may, from time to time, update this privacy statement.


To make our site simpler to use, we sometimes place small files on your computer. These are known as cookies, almost all websites do this too. Cookies have many uses and most are not damaging to your privacy, all of the cookies used on this web site fall into that category. We do not use cookies that collect or transfer your personal data to other web sites for advertising or any other purpose.

Cookies are used on this site purely to improve services for you through, for example:
•enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task

•recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested

•measuring how many people are using the site, so it can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure it is fast enough

We use Google Analytics to measure how many people use this site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting users’ needs and to understand how we could improve it.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

Deleting Cookies

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
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Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

To find out more about cookies please visit: and see which contains further information about behavioural advertising and online privacy.


Dorset FD welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail: