Privacy and cookie policy

    Together with our terms and conditions, this page sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By visiting (our site) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in the notices and policies on this page.

    Any changes we make to our privacy or cookie policies will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any changes to our policies.

    Information we may collect on this website


    Our cookie policy below explains what data we collect when you visit this website. Only where you interact with the site via one of our forms and provide personal data about you such as name, address and phone number, can you be identified. How we then handle your data is set out in our privacy notice below. This is a summary of our full privacy policy (which is written with clients and potential clients in mind).

    Privacy notice

    Who we are

    We are Porter Dodson LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in England & Wales. We are a ‘data controller’ under Data Protection law.

    How you are protected

    Legal & regulatory protection

    • You are protected by the law and by our professional duty of confidentiality.

    Our commitments

    • We take seriously your privacy and the security of the information we hold about you.

    • We will never sell or share your personal information outside Porter Dodson for marketing purposes.

    Obtaining data about you

    What we obtain and from where

    • We may obtain a variety of information about you, mostly directly from you but sometimes from others involved in work you ask us to do. We ask only for what we need and use it in limited ways.

    Our reasons

    • Most of the information we obtain is needed to be able to do work you have asked us to do (or quote for), or to fulfil our legal/regulatory obligations.

    • We may process your personal information for our own purposes, such as for administrative reasons, or to promote our services to you (see ‘Marketing’ below).

    • We will be happy to justify to you why we need any piece of information about you and what we are going to do with it.

    Sharing your data with others

    Sharing only if we need to

    • We only share information about you if we need to, or if the law requires it.


    • Our privacy policy contains examples of the types of organisations with whom we may need to share information about you.


    • If you are or become a client, we may tell you about services related to work you have asked us to do if it is in your best interests to do so.

    • If you are or become a client, or make enquiries about becoming a client, we may tell you about any of our services (or those provided by others) if we believe they may be relevant or of interest to you.We are allowed in law to do so because we have a legitimate interest in promoting our business to these groups of people.

    • We will never sell or share your personal information outside Porter Dodson for marketing purposes.

    • If you do receive marketing information from us (because you have asked us to send it or we have sent it to you because you are a client or have shown interest in becoming one), you can tell us at any time that you want us to stop sending this.

    Keeping your data

    How long we may keep your data

    • We keep information about work we have done for clients for at least 7 years (in electronic and paper form).

    • We will keep other data only for as long as necessary. We will delete it when we are satisfied that no queries or disputes will arise from it and we will not breach any legal or regulatory obligations by doing so.


    Contacting us

    • We have a Data Privacy Partner, who can be contacted at Porter Dodson LLP, The Quad, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX.

    Your right to complain

    • You can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO,, but please contact us first, as we would like to try to resolve complaints ourselves.

    Other rights

    • The law gives you other rights, so you can be in control of the information you provide. Further details are in our privacy policy (and are available from the ICO).

    We use the term ‘data’ to mean any information about you which we obtain (either directly from you or from other sources).

    Need to know more?

    Further details can be found in our privacy policy.

    Cookie Policy


    We use cookies for the following purposes:

    • Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our site.

    • Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

    • Analytical/performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics and HubSpot for this purpose. Click on the links to find out more.

    If you do not consent to us storing cookies in your browser:

    • You can click the button in the banner at the top of the page on our website to tell us you decline cookies.

    • You can remove them from your device if you wish via your browser.

    • You can change your browser settings so that it either blocks cookies altogether or asks you if you would like to accept them from some websites.

    • Some of our cookies are essential for our site to work properly (the interactive parts, such as enquiry and contact forms).


    More detailed information

    Further information

    The internet industry body, the Internet Advertising Bureau, has set up a website to provide information and advice on cookies: Another source which gives information about how to delete and control cookies is

    [Last updated on 25 May 2018]