Privacy Policy

McPhersons GDPR Privacy Policy for Website/Email Marketing

Please note, this is the privacy policy relating to our website users and for marketing purposes only. If you are a client, a separate policy is available on request by emailing

McPhersons Chartered Accountants is a data Controller and a data Processor who can be reached at 23 St Leonards Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1HH and and our Data Protection Officer is Peter Watters who can be reached at 23 St Leonards Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1HH and

We process your personal information, for which we have stringent safeguards in place to protect it.

We collect, process and retain your personal information including, but not limited to, name, address, email address and telephone numbers that directly or indirectly potentially indicate your identity.

You have the right to access, rectify or erase personal information, or restrict processing, or object to processing, as well as the right to data portability. Any requests to access/amend/delete data should be directed to . You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner.  You also have the right to seek judicial remedy.

If you feel that we or any third party we use have not done enough to respect and protect your privacy and confidentiality, in the first instance please contact us or our data protection officer about any matters that concern you.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by emailing

Security of data

McPhersons has the Cyber security accreditation and local machines are ESET protected. All our work is carried out on the Cloud using a EU based cloud provider, Hosted Desktop UK Ltd.
Any data we store is held on servers within the EU. We will hold data collected for marketing purposes for up to 7 years unless there is a request to delete it before this time.

Our website

When you visit our website, there are several ways your data may be collected:

  1. Website Forms

If you complete a website form, the data we collect will be used only for the purpose of your request e.g. providing further information on our services. We will not share your personal information with any third parties

  1. Cookies (see appendix 1)
  2. Google Analytics

Our website has the Google analytics plugin installed. The purpose of this is to allow us to monitor website activity, visitor numbers, pages visited, referring sites, keywords used. Information it will tell us about you includes your country, operating system, device type, IP address. This information is  retained internally for reporting purposes and will not be shared with any third party other than our website provider, JE Consulting 2 Mitre Court, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2LZ

Use of Google Fonts Web API

Our website utilises Google Fonts API to provide a unified and visually pleasing textual experience for our users. Google Fonts is a service offered by Google LLC (“Google”) that allows websites to utilise high-quality fonts.

By using Google Fonts, some information may be transferred to Google servers, which may be located in other countries. This section outlines how Google collects and uses data in relation to the Google Fonts Web API.

Data Collection by Google

When you visit a page on our website that uses Google Fonts, your web browser automatically sends a request to Google’s servers. This request may include the following information:

This data is primarily used by Google to serve the font files to your browser and to improve the overall service quality.

Google may also use this data for the purposes of analytics and to enhance user experience. The data is processed in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy, which you can review for further details: Google’s Privacy Policy.

If you are concerned about the data collection practices associated with Google Fonts, you may choose to disable the Google Fonts service through browser settings or use browser extensions designed to block such features. However, doing so may affect the appearance and functionality of our website.

Updates to this Section

We reserve the right to update or amend this section at any time to reflect changes in our practices or amendments to Google’s terms of service or privacy policy. We recommend reviewing this section periodically for the latest information on our use of Google Fonts.

Our Emails to you

McPhersons issues a monthly newsletter by email. If you already receive our email, we will continue to send these unless you opt out. Every email we send has an unsubscribe button at the bottom. Our lawful basis for continuing to send these emails is legitimate interest.

After May 2018, if  you are not  already receiving our emails, you will need to opt in to receive them.

If you would like to opt in to receive this monthly email, please click here.

When we send bulk emails, we capture and analyse the response. For example, who has opened the email, who has clicked on which link.

We store the data we need to send emails with a third party provider, Emailblaster UK Ltd who are GDPR compliant.

Appendix 1 Use of cookies

Please be aware that this site uses cookies. On your first visit to this site, you will be asked to accept our use of cookies. Some cookies are essential for the functionality of the website, some are to help us tailor our website better to your requirements. These are non-essential so you don’t have to them. Therefore, you can opt to turn off the non-essential cookies (see bottom of this page).

A cookie is a text file that is used by many websites to identify your computer to their server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

The use of cookies by McPhersons Chartered Accountants complies with the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation.

The so-called “Cookie Law” requires websites to obtain consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device, like a smartphone or tablet.

McPhersons uses cookies purely for analytical purposes (i.e. to count the number of unique visitors to the site) and does not collect any sensitive personal data.

As such, and in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s guidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we understand by visiting this site, you have given your consent for cookies being set on your device.

Another form off cookies are functional cookies provided by third parties. For example, if you view one of our videos, you are using the YouTube platform. These third parties have their own identifiers. However, without them the videos will probably not work. More more details on cookies, click here.

How to turn off cookies

You can turn off cookies at any time, by going into your browser settings, however this may have a detrimental effect on your user experience. If you are happy to continue letting us use cookies in the ways set out in this policy, to help us guide our work, then you need not do anything.

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