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Whilst reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this website to ensure that the information contained is accurate and helpful to users, no representation or warranty is given expressly or implied that such information is of a satisfactory quality, or that the information is accurate, complete or up to date. This cannot be guaranteed and we urge all users to make extremely careful assessments of any of the information contained in this site, and if any reliance is placed on it, it is entirely at the users risk.
It is our intention that the standard of this site remains high and to the best of our ability we will endeavour to make sure that this is so, and to ensure that the best principles of internet use are maintained but no guarantee of uninterrupted or error free access can be given. We cannot be held liable for any failure in processing details due to software or internet errors or hosting difficulties or unavailability or any circumstances beyond our reasonable control. We cannot ensure that any software of any nature downloaded, or otherwise obtained, is free from defects, viruses or any other inherent problems, which maybe incompatible with a user’s equipment.
As far as other websites are concerned, such links from Cognatum.co.uk are provided for the convenience of the user and Cognatum cannot be responsible for, and accepts no liability for the content of any sites thereby linked. Specifically we can make no warranties as to the suitability of such sites and cannot be responsible for the content and accuracy of the information contained. Users therefore must link to any other sites at their own risk. Also links to Cognatum are expressly refused without our prior written consent and signed by a director of the company.
Information we collect comes from three sources:
- Directly from you – personal data and bank details
- From a third party acting on your behalf eg. Estate Manager, family member or solicitor
- From the website
Personal information includes name, address, email address, telephone number, IP address, nationality, gender, marital status, next of kin, family members, General Practitioners, medical conditions, religious beliefs, special requirements, and bank details. Data from our website such as details of visits, pages viewed and resources accessed. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
We use such information to:
- Allow us to raise service charge demands, car parking charges, garage rents, facilities usage, mooring fees, fishing permits or any other demands we are entitled to raise under your lease.
- We hold the personal data you have provided within our ‘Security Details Forms’ on estates for the use of the Estate Manager when dealing with an emergency and also at Head Office. We also pass on the personal data provided to the appointed 24-hour emergency alarm service provider (if applicable)
- If we have collected your data from our website we will hold it to provide information that you have requested from us relating to our retirement properties or services.
- Provide you with services in compliance with our obligations under your lease.
More generally we may use your information to process job applications, contact you to obtain feedback on our services, comply with any contractual obligations we may have to you, communicate with you where you have requested us to do so, understand how you have used our website and process applications to join our services directories and communicate with you on these matters where it is necessary to do so.
The legal basis for Cognatum collecting, storing and using this data is for performance of a contract, being your lease, and for compliance with our legal obligations to you. We have made sure that your information, and your rights in relation to that information, are protected. We only use this information to carry out our duties as managing agent and landlord within the retirement housing industry. We will share any personal data (not bank details) within the Security Details Forms with the appointed 24-hour careline provider (if applicable) and not with any other companies. We will also use your bank details to collect direct debit payments. We will keep your information for operational and legal considerations and are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory and regulatory obligations eg. health and tax/accountancy purposes. We will hold such information for no longer than is necessary as long as you have a relationship with us and after it ends where we might need it for our legitimate purposes eg. to help us to respond to queries or complaints.
We will not sell or rent your personal data or information to third parties. We will not share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes. We may pass your information including personal data on to trusted third-party organisations where you have given us your permission to do so and where this is done we will only give these third-parties the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service we have agreed with you.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes but may contact you for feedback about our services. You have a choice about whether or not you wish to be contacted. By default you will not be contacted for this purpose unless you give us permission. If you give us permission but later decide you do not wish to hear from us please contact Cognatum Estates to inform them of your wishes.
No method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure. We use a combination of technical, administrative and physical control to maintain the security of your data and if you have any concerns please contact the Governance Task Group at Cognatum Estates. If you require further information on Your Rights then please contact Cognatum Estates at Head Office who will provide you with our ‘Individual Rights Policy’.