UK VisasPrivacy Policy

Important information regardingYour privacy

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data collectively all information that you submit to UK Visas Ltd via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
Cookies a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
Data Protection Laws any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;
GDPR the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
UK Visas Ltd, or us UK Visas Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number F200300183 whose registered office is at Alphacom House, 8A Oakhill Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5SB;
UK and EU Cookie Law the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronxic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
User or you any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by UK Visas (UK) Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to UK Visas Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
Website the website that you are currently using, www.ukvisas.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

“including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;

reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

 

Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of UK Visas Ltd and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, UK Visas (UK) Ltd is the “data controller”. This means that UK Visas Ltd determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

 

Data collected

We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

name;

contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

How we collect Data

We collect Data in the following ways:

data is given to us by you; and

data is collected automatically.

 

Data that is given to us by you

UK Visas Ltd will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:

when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;

contact form;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

Data that is collected automatically

To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.

 

Our use of Data

Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

internal record keeping;

improvement of our products / services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below).

 

Who we share Data with

We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:

our employees, agents and/or professional advisors – to respond to comments and enquiries;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

Keeping Data secure

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.

we store your Data on secure servers.

Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: info@ukvisas.co.uk.

If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

 

Data retention

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

 

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to your Data:

Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.

Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.

Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.

Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.

Right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: info@ukvisas.co.uk.

If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.

It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

 

Links to other websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

 

Changes of business ownership and control

UK Visas Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of UK Visas Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

 

Cookies

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. UK Visas Ltd uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. UK Visas Ltd has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling UK Visas Ltd to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

 

This Website may place the following Cookies:

Type of Cookie Purpose
Analytical/performance cookies They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

 

General

You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

 

Changes to this privacy policy

UK Visas Ltd reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.You may contact UK Visas Ltd by email at info@ukvisas.co.uk.

 

Cookies

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

Analytical/performance

We use the following analytical/performance cookies:

Description of Cookie Purpose
Analytics This website collects a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical information purposes – the user’s IP address, the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed, the previous site visited and type of browser used. This information is analysed regularly to assess the site’s usage statistics.

 

Client Confidentiality Policy

UK VISAS is committed to providing a confidential advice service. All users of the service have the right to confidentiality to protect their interests. Assuring confidentiality is necessary to maintain the credibility of the service.

Subject to what follows, no information regarding an advice-service user (client) shall be given directly or indirectly to any third party who is not a UK VISAS staff member, without the client’s expressed consent to the disclosure of such information. No information will be given to any external agency without the client’s expressed consent unless the provision if such information is required by law. The manager or in his/her absence his/her deputy may, however, decide that information should be disclosed without consent if in their judgement there is a risk of immediate physical danger to the client or others.

UK VISAS recognizes that information may need to be shared when staff members discuss cases. Staff are expected to ensure that such discussions take place in an appropriate environment – and not normally outside the office, except where seeking additional advice from an external adviser.

Where UK VISAS is committed to the statistical recordings of advice service use to enable it to monitor the demand for the service and to identify any practical or policy issues related to advice services. It is the responsibility of that staff member to ensure that all statistical records given to third parties are produced in an anonymous form so that individuals cannot be recognised.

It is the responsibility of the advice service staff to ensure that all individual case records are locked securely at the end of each working day. This includes note books, copies of correspondence and any other sources of information; it is also their responsibility to ensure that all computer records are held secure and appropriately protected.

If staff members wish to conflict or correspond with clients, they are responsible for confirming that it is acceptable to call or write to them at home or work in relation to their case. All staff must ensure they make no reference to the purpose of the call when making telephone contact through third parties. All details of expressed consent must be recorded on the case file.

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and UK Visas Ltd, the owner and provider of this Website. UK Visas Ltd takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

17/07/2018

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UK VISAS NO WIN NO FEE PROMISE

We provide a ‘No Win – No Fee’ guarantee for all points-based system visa applications unless expressly stated at the time of appointment. We will guarantee our service for these applications by offering a full refund on our fee should it be unsuccessful.

These guaranteed terms are conditional upon the client being able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Home Office that they have earned the income claimed or that they have the necessary funding in place for maintenance or are fully conversant with their business plan in the case of Tier 1 Entrepreneurs.

It also presumes that neither the applicant nor their dependants have previously come under scrutiny or been under investigation by the Home Office for any immigration matter. In order that we can do our job properly the necessary information and details required should be made available and they must genuine as well as accurate.