Lowick Group Ltd., known as Lowick, is committed to compliance with all relevant EU and UK laws in respect of personal data, and the protection of the personal data of individuals whose information Lowick collects and processes in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

ABOUT THIS POLICY

This Privacy Policy has been prepared in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018.

The Information Commissioner’s Office states that a privacy policy needs to include the following information:

·       Who you are;

·       What you are going to do with personal data; and

·       Who it will be shared with.

ABOUT US

Lowick is a communications consultancy advising on reputation and political risk.

We help our clients understand and respond to the rapidly changing global environment, from strengthening established markets to entering new communities, markets and territories.

Lowick Group Ltd

13 Dirty Lane

London,

SE1 9PA

[email protected]

+44 203 633 0763

Company Registration No: 10648644.

HOW WE USE PERSONAL DATA AND WHO IT IS SHARED WITH

Lowick uses personal information in the following ways:

CONTACT DATABASE

This is an internal database used for business related contacts and is stored on secure servers using Google Drive cloud services. The database only holds contact information – name, job title, company name, address, email and phone numbers – of clients, associates and other relevant contacts for our business. It does not hold any personal information and we do not have or utilise a CRM system.

This information is never shared with any third party, except where detailed below where we collect data on behalf of our consultation clients.

NEW BUSINESS MARKETING

We issue occasional updates or marketing communications which are circulated by email via Malichimp or directly via email. The recipients of this email are or have been either clients or associates of Lowick, hold political or officer positions within UK governance with emails sent to their official email address, or have added themselves to be a subscriber.  These communications are always issued with a one-click unsubscribe link in each email and any new subscribers with information not already in the public domain (such as elected politicians) will have a double opt-in process, requiring them to enter their email address and then click on a link sent to that email to confirm their subscription.

Lowick gathers statistics around opening rates to help us monitor and improve our newsletters. The list of email addresses held within Mailchimp or on our own servers for the purposes of distributing marketing materials is never shared with any third party whatsoever. For more information, please see Mailchimp’s privacy policy.

CONSULTATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Lowick regularly organises consultation surveys, public exhibitions, design workshops or other engagement meetings as part of community consultation activities on behalf of our clients, for example where they are proposing new development. We are required to collect consultation data in respect of these proposals so that feedback from the local community can be assessed and summarised within any future planning application documents.

Any such information gathered is only and exclusively used for the purpose of that consultation and no personal or other such data is transferred either to the Lowick contact database or to the Mailchimp database for marketing purposes. Information gathered may be shared with the client commissioning the work, the core consultant team working on the project and the local authority where any planning application is being submitted but is never shared with any third parties. Where we are collecting name and contact information, we have a consent box on all such forms where anyone leaving their details has to specifically opt-in to receive further information. Even where they do so they will only be kept informed about progress with the specific consultation and development being consulted upon and not used for any other purpose.

JOB APPLICATIONS TO LOWICK

We process personal data relating to those who apply for job vacancies with us or who send speculative job applications to us. We do this for employment purposes, to assist us in the selection of candidates for employment and to assist in the running of the business. The personal data may include identifiers such as name, date of birth, personal characteristics such as gender, qualifications and previous employment history.

We will not share any identifiable information with third parties without the consent of the individual concerned unless the law requires us to do so. The personal data provided during an application process will be retained for a period of at least six months or, if required by law, for as long as is required.

If you would like to know the information we hold for you, or would like to have your details removed from our records, please contact us on [email protected]

You also have the right to raise a concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate)

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 27 March 2024.