Privacy Policy

At Harris Real Estates, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users. and protecting your privacy.

This privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you. It applies to all products and services, and instances where we collect your personal data.

How do we collect personal information about you?

Personal information is collected by Harris Real Estate (Services) Ltd through:

• The use of enquiry and application forms
• Employers
• Landlords
• From 3rd parties such as Fraud Prevention Agencies and Credit Reference Agencies.

What kinds of personal information about you do we collect and process?

The personal information we collect from you and that we’ll process in connection with all our products and services includes (but is not limited to):

• Name
• Home address and phone number
• Mobile telephone number
• E-mail address
• Number of dependents
• Employment details including salary
• Accountants details
• Bank details
• NI Number
• Nationality

The personal information is required to provide services to you. If you do not provide personal information that we ask for, it may delay or prevent us from providing our services to you.

How long do we retain your personal information?

Unless we explain otherwise to you, we’ll hold your personal information based on the following criteria:

• For as long as we have reasonable business needs, such as managing our relationship with you and managing our operations.
• For as long as we provide goods and/or services to you and then for as long as someone could bring a claim against us.

How do we use your personal information?

We may use the information that you directly provide to us in the following ways:

• For the purpose of carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and Harris Real Estate (Services) Ltd, such as providing you with products and services you have
requested, visiting and arranging viewings and maintenance of your property.
• We may use your name, email address and postal address to provide you with information, you have requested from us, respond to enquiries or requests from you, communicate with you in relation to those enquiries or requests and arranging visits to your property by our staff or contractors.
• Where you are a party to an existing contract with us or regularly enter into contracts with us for our goods and services, we may use your name, email address, postal address or phone number to notify you of changes to the terms and conditions of our services.
• We may use your name, date of birth, postal address, residency status, photographic ID reference number from a Passport/Driving licence & utility bill to verify your identity when you enter into a contract to market your property, apply for a mortgage, agree to purchase or rent a property.

Who has access to information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We may share your information to third party service providers for the purposes listed below, including but not limited to:

• Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention Agencies
• Other organisations and businesses who provide services to us such as debt recovery agencies, back up and server hosting providers, IT software and maintenance providers, document storage providers and suppliers of other back office functions
• When we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and otherwise use your information in accordance with applicable data protection law.
• Governmental and regulatory bodies such as HMRC, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Ombudsman, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your Rights

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do this in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. More information about lodging a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (the relevant UK supervisory authority) can be found at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Security Policy
We take appropriate technical and organisational precautions to secure your personal information and prevent its loss, misuse or alteration. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

Use of Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is a simple, tool that helps website owners track and measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners with a record of information about the page a user has seen. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

Use of IP addresses - we use a method known as IP masking an option to tell Google Analytics to use only a portion of an IP address, rather than the entire address, for geolocation. For more information about Google Analytics & their cookies click here.

Review of this Policy

We may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. We encourage you to check this privacy notice for changes whenever you visit our website – www.harrisrealestateservices.co.uk

If you have any concerns or comments regarding the above policy, please contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated August 2018.
Harris Real Estate (Services) Ltd,
Richardshaw Business Centre,
Grangefield Industrial Estate,
Richardshaw Road,
Pudsey, Leeds LS28 6RW
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