A new law effective from 25th May 2018 will provide further clarity over how personal information is managed by businesses.

It is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and this will replace the current Data Protection Act.

The new rules mean Christopher Michael Ltd, like other businesses in the UK, will be making sure that we are clear about how we handle your data.

We are committed to protecting your personal data and this Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use personal data and provides information about clients’ rights.


Christopher Michael Ltd is an accountancy, auditing and tax advisory firm. We are registered in England and Wales as a limited company under number 05858660 and our registered office is at 26 Station Road, New Barnet, Herts, EN5 1QW.

For the purpose of the GDPR and this notice, we are the ‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. We are required under the GDPR to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.


Personal Data is any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.

Our policy is to collect only the personal data necessary for the purposes agreed and generally, we collect this data from clients.

We may collect and use the following types of data:

  1. Identity Data – first name and surname, National Insurance number
  2. Contact Data – Address, telephone number and email address
  3. Business Activities including any financial related information
  4. Information we receive from other sources, such as publicly available information or information provided by your employer
  5. Professional Data – any information collected during the course of the provision of our services.


We generally collect data directly from clients. This may be provided during meetings, over the telephone, by email or via the post, or from publicly available sources.


We may process your personal data for purposes necessary for the performance of our contract with you and/or with your company and to comply with our legal obligations.

We may process your personal data for the purposes necessary for the performance of our contract with our clients. This may include processing your personal data where you are an employee of our client.

We may process your personal data for certain additional purposes with your consent and in these limited circumstances where your consent is required for the processing of your personal data then you have the right to withdraw your consent to processing for such specific purposes. 

We may process personal data for the provision of professional services including:

  1. Payroll services
  2. Audit services
  3. Accounting services
  4. Taxation services
  5. And complying with legal, regulatory and professional obligations


We keep personal data processed by us for as long as considered necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and as required by applicable law or regulation.


You have rights under data protection laws in relation to your data. Under certain circumstances, you are able to:

  1. Request access to your personal data.
  2. Request correction, erasure, restriction or cessation of processing of your personal data.
  3. Request transfer of your personal data to other organisations.
  4. Withdraw consent to how their data is processed.


Cookie Policy

Do we use cookies?

Yes we do. A cookie is a piece of text that is stored on your computer by your web browser. We use cookies to monitor how people use our site. This helps us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our websites so we can develop and improve their design, layout and more relevant content.

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that by using our website you agree we can place these types of cookies on your device. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “In Private” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.) 

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

  • Login:A login cookie is used to preserve your personal login preferences as set on the login screen.
  • Google Analytics:We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service here.

  • Banner advertising:These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert and how long it is since you’ve seen it.
  • PPC:These cookies use Flashtalking and Google Analytics to track our PPC campaigns by dropping cookies onto users’ browsers.

More info on Flashtalking and Google Analytics can be found here:




Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks.

Cookies are currently set by:

  • AddThis
  • Facebook

In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.


Some emails we send we track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We do not use this information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should opt out of our emails which you can do via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send.

Blocking & deleting cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

  • Internet Explorer – to  refuse all cookies click “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and select “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector
  • Firefox – to block all cookies click “Tools”, “Options”, and un-check “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box or select “Clear private data” if you want to delete all cookies.
  • Chrome – click on the Chrome menu in the toolbar, click on “settings”, click on “advanced settings”, choose “Privacy” section, then click on ” Content settings” button and choose either block or delete as appropriate.

Blocking or deleting  all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.


If you have any questions regarding this notice or if you would like to speak to us about the manner in which we process your personal data, please email M Michael at mm@christopher-michael.co.uk or call us on our telephone number 0208 449 8919.