When we process your personal data we are required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) until and including 24 May 2018, and in substitution from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (“GDPR”) (the DPA and GDPR are together referred to as the “Data Protection Legislation”).

Your personal data includes all the information we hold that identifies you or is about you, including but not limited to your name, email address, postal address and phone number.

Everything we do with your personal data counts as processing it, including collecting, storing, amending, transferring and deleting it. We are therefore required to comply with the Data Protection Legislation to make sure your information is properly protected and used appropriately.

This fair processing notice provides information about the personal data we process about you, why we process it and how we process it.



Richard Hopkins French Polishers Limited is the data controller of the personal data you provide. Our Administration Manager will have the day to day responsibility for ensuring we comply with the Data Protection Legislation and dealing with any requests we receive from individuals exercising their rights under the Data Protection Legislation. If you would like to contact them or us about our compliance with the Data Protection Legislation, you can contact us by post, or by emailing



We process your personal data in order to fulfil the contract we have entered into with you, to receive services or goods from you, and/or to provide the services you have requested from us. We may also process your personal data to respond to any queries or comments you submit to us, including via our website and to send you marketing information where we have your consent or where we are otherwise entitled to send marketing to you in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation.

We may need personal data from you to be able to enter into a contract with you and provide you with all the information you need. If we do not receive that personal data from you, we may be unable to fulfil our obligations to you.

We process most of your information on the grounds of our legitimate interests (i.e. processing that is necessary to continue our relationship with you and to provide you with or receive from you (as applicable) services or products), fulfilment of our contract with you or to comply with a legal obligation.

If none of the grounds set out above applies, we will obtain separate consent from you to the processing of your personal data. You can withdraw your consent at any time. This won’t affect the lawfulness of any processing we carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent.



We only transfer your personal data to the extent we need to. Recipients of your personal data may include:

Delivery companies, software providers



You benefit from a number of rights in respect of the personal data we hold about you. We have summarised your rights below, and more information is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office website. These rights apply for the period in which we process your data.



You have the right to ask us to confirm that we process your personal data, as well as access to copies of your personal data. You can also ask us to provide a range of information, although most of that information corresponds to the information set out in this fair processing notice.

We will provide the information free of charge unless your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or repetitive, in which case we are entitled to charge a reasonable fee. We may also charge you if you request more than one copy of the same information.

We will provide the information you request as soon as possible and in any event within one month of receiving your request. If we need more information to comply with your request, we’ll let you know.


If you believe personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you can ask us to rectify that information. We will comply with your request within one month of receiving it, unless we don’t feel it’s appropriate in which case we’ll let you know why. We’ll also let you know if we need more time to comply with your request.


In some circumstances, you have the right to ask us to delete personal data we hold about you. This right is available to you:

Where we no longer need your personal data for the purpose for which we collected it;

Where we have collected your personal data on the grounds of consent and you withdraw that consent;

Where you object to the processing and we don’t have any overriding legitimate interests to continuing processing the data;

Where we have unlawfully processed your personal data (i.e. we have failed to comply with GDPR); and where the personal data has to be deleted to comply with legal obligation.

There are certain scenarios in which we are entitled to refuse to comply with a request. If any of those apply, we will let you know.


In some circumstances you are entitled to ask us to suppress processing of your personal data. This means we will stop actively processing your personal data but we don’t have to delete it. This right is available to you:

If you believe the personal data we hold isn’t accurate – we’ll cease processing it until we can verify its accuracy;

If you have objected to us processing the data – we’ll cease processing it until we have determined whether our legitimate interests override your objection;

If the processing is unlawful; or

If we no longer need the data but you would like us to keep it because you need it to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.


You have the right to ask us to provide your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you are able to transmit the personal data to another data controller. This right only applies to personal data you provide to us:

Where processing is based on your consent or for performance of a contract (i.e. the right does not apply if we process your personal data on the grounds of legitimate interests); and

Where we carry out the processing by automated means.

We’ll respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event within one month from the date we receive it. If we need more time, we will let you know.


You are entitled to object to us processing your personal data:

If the process is based on legitimate interests or performance of a task in the public interest or exercise of official authority;

For direct marketing purposes (including profiling); and/or

For the purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics. Note that we currently don’t process your data for this purpose.

In order to object, you must have grounds for doing so based on your particular situation. We will stop processing your data unless we can demonstrate that there are compelling legitimate grounds which overrides your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.



Automated decision making means making a decision solely by automated means without any human involvement. This would include, for example, an online credit reference check that makes a decision based on information you input without any human involvement. It would also include the use of an automated clocking-in system that automatically issues a warning if a person is late a certain amount of times (without any input from HR, for example).

We do not carry out any automated decision making using your personal data.



If you think we have processed your personal data unlawfully or that we have not complied with GDPR, you can report your concerns to the supervisory authority in your jurisdiction. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). You can call the ICO on 0303 123 1113 or get in touch via other means, as set out on the ICO’s website.



If you have any questions or would like more information about the ways in which we process your data, please contact


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Highlands Farm,
Southend Road,
Rettendon Common,

01245 409 487

Name & Registered Office:
Richard Hopkins French Polishers Limited,
Sutherland House, 1759 London,
Road, Leigh On Sea,

Company No. 06376187