1.1 You will be able to access most areas of this Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of this Website are only open to you if you register.
1.2 We may revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should check this Website from time to time to review the then current terms and conditions, because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these terms and conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this Website. If you do not wish to accept any new terms and conditions after we have given notice, you should not continue to use this Website.
2.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from this Website for your own use on the following basis:
no documents or related graphics on this Website are modified in any way;
no graphics on this Website are used separately from accompanying text; and
no video is to be copied or modified in anyway
no audio is to be copied or modified in anyway
all of our copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies. You may not use or exploit any part of this Website for commercial purposes
2.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the software and all material on this Website (including without limitation photographs, graphical images artwork, data compilations, audio and video material) are owned by us or our licensors. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, any use of extracts from this Website other than in accordance with clause 2.1 above for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in these terms and conditions, your permission to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from this Website.
2.3 Subject to clause 2.1, no part of this Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission.
2.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.
3. SERVICE ACCESS
3.1 While we endeavour to ensure that this Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we will not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.2 Access to this Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
4. VISITOR MATERIAL AND CONDUCT
4.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website any material:
that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial or religious hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience;
for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals;
which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in the UK or any other country in the world; or
which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
4.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).
4.4 We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clauses 4.2 or 4.3
5. LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
5.1 Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this Website. We have not reviewed all of these third party websites and do not control and are not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. We therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
5.2 If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of this Website, and subject to the following conditions:
you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of any logo or trademarks;
you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around this Website;
you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any products or services other than our own;
you do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false, misleading, derogatory or offensive information about us;
you do not otherwise use any logo or trade marks displayed on this Website without our express written permission;
you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
We expressly reserve the right to revoke the right granted in this clause 5.2 for breach of these terms and to take any action we deem appropriate.
5.3 You shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage we or any of our group companies may suffer or incur as a result of your breach of clause 5.2.
6.1 To register on this website you must be over 18.
You can update your registration at any time at the My Account section of our website.
6.2 Each registration is for a single user only. We do not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
6.3 Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you and if you know or suspect that someone else knows your password, you should contact us immediately. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password.
6.4 We may suspend or cancel your registration immediately at our reasonable discretion or if you breach any of your obligations under these terms and conditions.
7.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the information on this Website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this Website. We may make changes to the material on this Website, or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on this Website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.
7.2 The material on this Website is provided “as is” without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide you with this Website on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which but for these terms and conditions might have effect in relation to this Website.
8. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
9.1 You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions.
9.2 If any provision of these terms and conditions is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which shall continue to have full force and effect.
9.3 Only the parties to these terms and conditions may seek to enforce them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
9.4 If you breach these terms and conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation in which you breach these conditions at any time.
By using the Website and any services we offer, you agree to be bound by this Policy in respect of the information we collect about you.
Housesetc Ltd is committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. Looking after the information you share with us is very important and we want you to be confident that your personal data is kept safely and securely and to understand how we use it to offer you an excellent buying selling or renting experience
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Controller is Housesetc, 91 Pasture Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 6BP
These are collectively known as our "Communication Channels".
By engaging the services of Housesetc or by visiting our Website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
If you have any queries or comments about the policy, our use of your personal information or wish to unsubscribe from messages from us, please get in touch by contacting the Data Protection Officer at Housesetc, 91 Pasture Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 6BP or at email@example.com
Personal Information Collected
1.1 "Personal information" is any information that relates to you and identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. To use the Housesetc services on the Website, you will need to provide certain information about yourself, including your name and contact details. where services are purchased, we will require bank details, credit or debit card and information about your property or personal circumstances as a Seller, Buyer, Landlord, Tenant, Licensee or anyone interested in a property or the products & services offered by us.
1.2 Information to enable us to tailor our marketing and communications to you, based on your personal preferences, such as the types of service you are looking for, the location of your search area, the budget you are willing to spend etc. (hereafter "Criteria").
1.3 We may also ask you to complete surveys, either on our own Website or through a third-party provider, which we use for research purposes; although you do not have to respond to them.
1.4 Housesetc may also collect information about how you use the Website or Online Platform including your searches, the properties and pages you look at, the advertisers or partners you contact and the contents of the emails you send to them. We will collect information on your use of dashboard and any correspondence that you have with us as well as your IP (internet protocol) address and cookies which may uniquely identify your browser or account. This will help us with verification and identity.
How we use your information
We may use your Information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you (occasionally) about important changes or developments to the Website or Online Platform or any of our products and services. Where you have consented, we may also use your Information to contact you with details about any other products or services we, or our partners or advertisers offer that may be of interest to you. Where you have consented to being contacted by third parties, we may make your Information available to them. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please write to us at the address above.
When you contact us a record of your communication will be kept.
2.2 Your address will be disclosed on marketing materials such as digital property particulars, that will also contain reference to the characteristics of your property provided and on all property portals
3.1 To register on the Website, you will be asked for personal information your name, address, telephone number, email address and a password. You can change and update this information at any time through the dashboard.
3.2 Information for payment such as the name, card number, start date, expiry date, security code or issue number as well as your bank details will be required. This information will be used to take the agreed payment or to pass to the provider ( as defined in the service Agreement) and will not be stored by the card merchant and or the future will you get the choice to use the same card and we will then call for the information from the card merchant. You can choose not to have your card stored should you so wish.
3.3 we will also use your personal information to assess your creditworthiness (in the case of buying or renting a property) and to prevent fraud. For this purpose, we may need to share your personal information with our referencing providers and/or solicitors (see “how we share your personal information” below). This is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in ensuring we are not the victim of fraud and to protect our legal rights.
3.4 If you contact our team (or vice versa), we will use personal information such as your email address, phone number and residential address as well as your contact history to process your request and provide you with the best service possible. We will process your personal information in this way if it is necessary for the performance of a contract or if it is required for us to comply with any legal obligations. If it is not necessary to process your personal data for either of these reasons, we will process it as it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in ensuring we can provide the best service possible.
3.5 When you register your details with us for any of our Services, or enter in to a transaction with us, provide feedback on our service online or use our Website; we will use your personal information to create a profile based on the information we hold about you. This is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in ensuring we have accurate information about you in one place. We create your profile in accordance with your preferences in order to provide you with the best personalised experience, to send you relevant and personalised information, property updates, Service information and for opinion research purposes. Below you can find a more detailed description of the ways in which we will use your personal information for these purposes.
3.6 The way you interact with us across all the different channels described above (e.g. our Website, social media and marketing messages we send you) and the information we collect in that regard from each of these channels provides us valuable information about your current circumstances and preferences. This insight gives us the opportunity to offer you the best customer service experience possible. To learn about you and your interests, we analyse your interactions with our company using various kinds of information, as set out above. If you have registered your details with us or engaged one of our services by entering into a transaction with Us, or if We are permitted by law to send such communications without obtaining your consent, We use the information that you have provided to us when interacting with us for sending you personalised marketing messages about our products or services, events and promotions. In some instances, we will also aggregate your personal information with that of other individuals, to create comprehensive reports about how clients and customers use our products and services. This is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in analysing our brand and determining how to improve our services.
3.7 The messages we will send you will be personalised and tailored to your individual preferences and requirements. We use analytics in order to generate such personalised messages. These analytics will process your personal information and place you in categories, which determine the content of the messages you will receive from us. These direct marketing messages may contain information about our products and Services, events or promotions and other company news. We personalise these messages based on that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in ensuring that we provide the most appropriate information. We will, in certain circumstances, also use the channels for opinion research (such as to ask if you would like to participate in a survey) and to learn about your experience and improve your experience with Housesetc, including by sending you personalised messages.
3.8 We will use your personal information (including by anonymising and aggregating it with other customers’ personal information) for sales and financial analysis purposes, to determine how Housesetc is performing and where improvements can be made and where necessary to report back to our parent or affiliate group companies. This is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in understanding how our business is performing and considering how to improve our performance. We will ask for your consent if we wish to use your personal information for purposes other than those listed in this privacy statement and as required to do so under applicable law. We will not use your personal information for other purposes before we have received such consent.
Sharing Information, Viewings and Offers
We treat your personal information with care and confidentiality and do not share it with third parties other than as set out below:
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
4.2 Where required we may share limited personal information you provide when you register with us or enter in to a transaction with us, as necessary and only for the purposes and on the lawful grounds described above with various third parties who process your personal information on our behalf (Data Processors), such as;
4.3 Including but not limited to Solicitors/Conveyancers, Surveyors, Financial/Mortgage advisors, other estate agents in a chain, Developers where a purchase is agreed, contractors and property maintenance services.
Software and system providers including but not limited to Jupix Agent Software, On The Market, Rightmove, I-am-Sold, SDL, BriefYourMarket, Fixflo, Law firm Services, RG Law, The Mortgage Store (referral only basis)
Website Hosts and analytics platform providers including but limited to, Google Analytics, Google AdWords Remarketing & the Google Display Network, BriefYourMarket.
We require that these service providers and other third parties adhere to strict rules when processing your personal information, including to only use your personal information in accordance with our specific instructions (such as for the purposes of completing referencing or contacting you to arrange access to carry out necessary repairs) and the applicable laws.
4.4 Housesetc will disclose personal information where required by law or legal process, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interest, for investigations by law enforcement or regulatory bodies, to protect and Housesetc property and legal rights, to protect the personal safety of our website users or by order of a valid injunction from a court or law enforcement agency.
4.5 In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If Housesetc or all its assets are acquired by a third party, personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.
4.6 Personal information of others:
Once registered on the website you can update your information. If you wish to de-active your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. By using the site and the services you are consenting for your personal data to be shared with the other buyer/seller and their solicitors.
The length of time we hold your information for will vary dependent on lawful basis for collecting and processing the data.
6.1 Housesetc will hold data supplied where there is a legitimate interest in doing so (such as where a client or customer has registered with us, expressing an interest in in any of our Services such as buying, selling, letting or renting a property through us.)
6.2 Where a transaction has been entered in to and there is a contractual necessity to do so, or where there is a requirement to comply with legal obligations (for example in order to comply with the requirement of the TPO Codes of Practice, both for Sales and Lettings Agents, to maintain clear and full written records of transactions for a period of six years and to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 requirement to hold records for a period of 5 years).
6.3 If you have an Account on our Website and it has been deemed dormant then we may delete the Account and all personal information “tied to” or “held against” it. We consider an Account to be dormant if one of the following conditions is met:
it has not been accessed by you for more than 5 years (7 max),
if you have not responded to any emails sent to the registered email address,
if we receive email delivery failure notifications in response to any email sent to the registered email address,
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes, to alter your preferences for the type of marketing content you receive (such as properties for sale, information about related services etc) or to alter the methods via which you receive marketing correspondence from us (i.e. via email, text, post or phone call). We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.
You can also exercise the right to prevent such processing of your data at any time by contacting us at email@example.com or by following the links contained in our correspondence.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partners and third-party service providers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. Use of third-party websites is at your own risk.
Access To, Deletion, And Correction of Personal Information
You can update some of your personal information by signing into your Account on our Website using your email address and password. In addition, you may contact us, and we will be able to update your records on our data management systems - please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
If you would like to know what personal information Housesetc holds about you, you may make a request to Housesetc for copies of this information. You should be aware that we will need to see proof of identity before processing any such request (known as a ‘subject access request'). If requested, Housesetc will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete information about you on file.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and addressed to for attention of The Data Controller, Housesetc, 91 Pasture Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 6BP.
In addition, you may write to us at any time requesting amendments to certain personal information that you consider to be incorrect or irrelevant or to request that we block, erase or otherwise remove your personal information (The Right to Erasure/The Right to be Forgotten).
You may also write to us at any time to object to our use of your personal information or request that we provide your personal information in a usable electronic format and transmit to a third party (Right to Data Portability). We will comply with these requests in relation to your personal information in line with applicable law.
Personal Data Breaches
In order to comply with applicable law, Housesetc has implemented procedures to detect, report and investigate personal data breaches.
A data breach is defined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as;
"A breach of security leading to the destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or, or access to, personal data."
The ICO will be informed of all data breaches which present a high risk to our clients and customer’s rights and freedoms and in line with applicable law, a notifiable breach will be reported within 72 hours of us becoming aware of it. The individual(s) involved will also be informed.
Changes to This Policy
Housesetc has pledged to adhere to the fundamental principles of privacy and data protection. We therefore regularly review our privacy statement in order to ensure that it is free of errors and clearly visible on our website, that it contains appropriate information about your rights and our processing activities, and that it is implemented and is compliant with applicable law. If we make significant changes to this privacy statement, we will inform you by posting a notification on our websites along with an updated version of the privacy statement.
Cookies and tracking
As you browse our site, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partners, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with Housesetc. The techniques our partners employ does not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number. You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll and their partners’ targeted advertising
The Right to Lodge A Complaint
If you have a complaint regarding how Housesetc have handled your personal data, subject access request or right to erasure, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in this case the ICO, using the contact details below.
Information Commissioner’s Office
Alternatively, you can write to:
Housesetc, 91 Pasture Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 6BP
Or you can call us on 01405 780666