At Shaw & Company, we take your privacy very seriously and want to share our Privacy Notice with you to explain how we collect, store and handle your personal data.

Why we collect your data

We want to provide you with the best possible service and the data we hold about you helps us to do this.

How we collect your data

We do this in a number of ways, e.g. when you complete  one of our communication  preference forms, sign up for one of our newsletters or  register with our online portal.  We treat your data with the utmost care and take  Appropriate steps to protect it.

When we will share your data

Sometimes we need to share data with third parties to help us provide a better service, e.g., if a contractor needs to  contact you or if we need to  involve solicitors or debt  recovery agents regarding the collection of arrears.

Know your rights

You have many rights regarding your personal data, including seeing what data we hold, and updating your information. If you’d like to find out more, please see our Privacy Notice below.

1. Introduction
2. Who are Shaw & Co?
3. Explaining the legal bases we rely on
4. When do we collect your personal data?
5. What sort of personal data do we collect?
6. How and why do we use your personal data?
7. Combining your data for personalised direct marketing
8. How we protect your personal data
9. How long will we keep your personal data?
10. Who do we share your personal data with?
11. What are your rights over your personal data?
12. How can you stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing?
13. Contacting the Regulator
14. Any questions?

1. Introduction

This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It  also explains how we’ll store  and handle that data and keep  it safe. We know that there’s a  lot of information here, but we  want you to be fully informed  about your rights, and how  Shaw & Co uses your data, e.g. processing service charge demands or contacting you  with information about your property or the development in which you live.

2. Who are Shaw & Co?

Shaw & Co Property Management Limited is a well- established, specialist  residential property management company. Based  in Central London, we  principally service prestigious  residential apartment blocks throughout the Capital. Our company provides a bespoke, quality driven and client focused, professional  management service, in  addition to offering direct “in  house” Chartered Building  Surveying services. For  simplicity, throughout this  notice, ‘we’ and ‘us’ means  Shaw & Co.

3. Explaining the legal bases we rely on

The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process personal data, including:


In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent, e.g. when you tick a box to receive email newsletters. When collecting  your personal data, we’ll  always make clear to you what Data is necessary in  Connection with a particular service.

Contractual obligations

In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations, e.g. we manage your development on behalf of our client under the terms of a  management agreement. Our client is the party within the  lease and/or transfer  Document which has responsibility for looking after the communal areas, services and facilities and we act on their behalf in this respect. The lease or transfer relating to your property provides for you to make a service or amenity charge payment to our client and it is this money we use to maintain your development.

Legal compliance

If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data, e.g. we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity to law enforcement.

4. When do we collect your personal data?

  • When you complete one of our communication preference forms
  • Register with our online portal
  • Sign up for one of our newsletters
  • Visit our website
  • When you engage with us on social media
  • When you contact us by any means with queries, complaints etc.
  • When you choose to complete any surveys we send you
  • When you comment on or review our services
  • When you fill in any forms which we have sent you
  • When you’ve given a third-party permission to share with us the information they hold about you
  • We collect data from publicly-available sources (such as Land Registry) when you have given your
    consent to share information or where the information is made public as a matter of law

5. What sort of personal data do we collect?

  • If you have registered with our online portal: your name, property address, alternative contact address (if applicable), email address and telephone  numbers. For your security,  we’ll also keep an encrypted record of your login password
  • Details of your visits to our website and which site you came from to ours
  • Information gathered by use of cookies in your web browser
  • Bank account information
  • Your comments and product reviews
  • To deliver the best possible web experience, we collect technical information about your internet connection and browser as well as the country and telephone code where your computer is located, the web pages viewed during your visit and any search terms you entered
  • Your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels, to help us respond to your comments, questions or feedback

6. How and why do we use your personal data?

We want to provide the best possible management service and data privacy law allows us to collect and use your  Personal data as part of our legitimate interest in understanding our customers and providing the highest levels of service.

If you wish to change how we use your data, you’ll find details in the ‘What are my rights?’ section below. It is important to note that if you choose not to share your  personal data with us, or refuse certain contact  permissions, we might not be able to manage your  Development as effectively as we or our client would like.

Here’s how we’ll use your personal data and why:

  • To issue requests for service charge payments and provide you with information about the
    property you own.
  • To respond to your queries and any complaints. Handling the information you have provided enables us to  Respond. We may also keep a record of these queries or complaints to help with any future communication and to demonstrate how we communicated with you  throughout. 
    We do this on the basis of our contractual obligations to our client, our legal obligations, our legitimate interests in providing you with the best service and understanding how we can improve our service based on your experience.
  • To protect our business and your account from fraud and other illegal activities. This
    includes using your personal data to maintain, update and safeguard your account. We’ll also monitor your browsing  activity with us to quickly  identify and resolve any  problems and protect the integrity of our websites. We’ll do all of this as part of our legitimate interest, e.g. by  checking your password when you log in and using  automated monitoring of IP addresses, we try to identify
    possible fraudulent logins from unexpected locations.
  • To process payments and to prevent fraudulent  transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests. This also helps to protect our customers from fraud.
  • If we discover any criminal activity or alleged criminal activity, we will process the data for the purposes of  preventing or detecting  unlawful acts. Our aim is to  protect the individuals we 
    interact with from criminal activities.
  • With your consent, we will use your personal data, preferences and details of your transactions to keep you  informed by email, web, text and telephone about relevant services.

You are free to opt out of hearing from us by any of these channels at any time.

  • To send you relevant, personalised communications by post relating to the management of your development. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interest.
  • You are free to opt out of hearing from us by post at any time.
  • To send you communications required by law or which are necessary to inform you about our changes to the services we provide you. If we do not use your personal data for these purposes, we would be unable to comply with our contractual obligations.
  • To develop, test and improve the systems, services and products we provide to you. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests, e.g. we’ll record your browser’s Session ID to help us understand more when you leave us online feedback about any problems you’re having
  • To comply with our contractual or legal obligations to share data with law enforcement, e.g. when a court order is submitted to share data with law enforcement agencies or a court of law
  • To send you survey and feedback requests to help improve our services. These messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent when sent by email or text message. We have a legitimate interest to do so as this helps make our services more relevant to

You are free to opt out of receiving these requests from us at any time by updating your preferences
via our online portal.

  • To process any contractor visits, e.g. if you have reported a leak from the flat above yours, we may need to ask a contractor to visit your  property to establish the cause of the leak and any resultant damage. We would need to share your details with this contractor to enable the issue
    to be resolved.

Here’s more information on how we share personal data with third parties.

7. Combining your data for personalised direct marketing

We want to provide you with the best possible service and from time to time may send you information about other services that may be of interest to you. For this purpose we also combine the data that we collect directly from you with data that we obtain from third parties to whom you have given your consent to pass that data onto us – such as the Land Registry mentioned above.

8. How we protect your personal data

We know how much data security matters to all our customers and we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.

Access to your personal data is password-protected, and we secure access to all transactional areas of our websites using ‘https’ SSL encryption.

We regularly monitor our system for possible  vulnerabilities or attacks; and carry out penetration testing to identify ways to further strengthen security.

9. How long will we keep your personal data?

Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical
analysis and business planning.

10. Who do we share your personal data with?

We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties, e.g. contractors visiting your home, arrears management companies, when handling complaints, etc.

Here’s the policy we apply to those organisations to keep your data safe and protect your privacy: We provide only the information they need to perform their specific services. They may only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in our contract with them.

We work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected at all times. If we stop using their services, any of your data held by them will either be deleted or rendered anonymous.

  • Examples of the kind of third parties we work with are:
  • IT companies who support our website and other business systems.
  • Operational companies such as contractors.
  • Direct marketing companies who help us manage our electronic communications with you.
  • Google/Facebook to show you products that might interest you while you’re browsing the internet. This is based on either your marketing consent or your acceptance of cookies on our websites.
  • Data insight companies to ensure your details are up to date and accurate.
  • We will only share your data with third parties for their own purposes in very specific circumstances, for example:
  • For fraud management, we may share information about fraudulent or potentially fraudulent activity in our premises or systems. This may include sharing data about individuals with law enforcement bodies.

We may also be required to disclose your personal data to the police or other enforcement, regulatory or Government bodies, in your country of origin or elsewhere, upon a valid request to do so. These requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis and take the privacy of our customers into consideration.

We may, from time to time, expand, reduce or sell Shaw & Co and this may involve the transfer of divisions or the whole business to new owners. If this happens, your personal data will, where relevant, be transferred to the new owner or controlling party, under the terms of this Privacy Notice.

For further information please contact our Data Protection Officer.

11. What are your rights over your personal data?

You have the right to request:

  • Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.
  • The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.

For example, when you withdraw consent, or object and we have no legitimate overriding interest, or once the purpose for which we hold the data has come to an end (such as the end of our management appointment).

  • That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).
  • That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.

You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that we hold at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To ask for your information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at 94 Park Lane, Croydon, CR0 lJB. Or email  [email protected]. Should you need to amend your information please contact our team.

If we choose not to action your request we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal.

Your right to withdraw consent

Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.

Where we rely on our legitimate interest

In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data

Direct marketing

You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.

Checking your identity

To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice. If you have authorised a third party to submit a request on your behalf, we will ask them to prove they have your permission to act.

12. How can you stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing?

  • There are several ways you can stop direct marketing communications from us:
  • Click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email communication that we send you. We will then stop any further emails.
  • If you have registered with our online portal, log in to change your preferences.
    Write to Customer Services, 94 Park Lane, Croydon, CR0 lJB.
    Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your
    preferences while our systems are fully updated.

13. Contacting the Regulator

If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113. Or go online to

If you are based outside the UK, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence.

14. Any questions?

We hope this Privacy Notice has been helpful in setting out the way we handle your personal data and your rights to control it. If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please contact our Data Protection Officer who will be pleased to help you. Email us at: [email protected] or write to our Data Protection Officer at 94 Park Lane, Croydon, CR0 lJB.


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