Website Privacy Policy

James Sharp & Co is committed to protecting your private information; we are responsible for the processing of your personal data and are the data controllers for all such information.

Any personal information you provide to us through this website will be dealt with in accordance with this privacy policy, the terms and conditions of this website and any signed authority form that you give to us.

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully before continuing with this website, your continued use indicates your agreement to the Privacy Policy and any changes to it.

This Privacy Policy describes the information we may collect from you and the purpose for our collection of it.

1. Data Protection

As data controllers we take all necessary steps to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and its relevant secondary legislation when handling any personal information.

When you supply any personal information to us we will meet our legal obligations to you in the way that we deal with that information.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 we are required to collect the information fairly and to let you know how we will use it (see section 2 below) and whether we will pass the information on to anyone else (see section 3 below).

We will comply with the Principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and we will ensure all personal information supplied to us is held securely.

We will ensure that any information will be held only as long as is necessary to ensure our service runs smoothly.

We use up to date industry procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access.

You have a right to access information we hold about you. Should you wish to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold on you please write to the firm's Compliance Manager, James Sharp & Co, The Exchange, 5 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DN; a small fee may be payable to us to cover administration costs. As soon as we are satisfied as to your identity we will send you, within 40 days of receipt of your written request coupled with the details of payment, a copy of all the data we hold concerning you. Please contact us at address below if you have any reason to believe the data we hold on you is inaccurate.

2. What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?

We may collect and use personal information about you in order to administer the services to be provided to you, for know your client purposes, market research, customer surveys, and for marketing to you products and services, which we feel may be of interest to you.

If you do not wish to be contacted about or receive marketing information from us, send an e-mail to or write to The Compliance Manager at the address set out below and we will remove you from our marketing lists.

3. To whom will we supply your personal data?

  • Any personal data provided by you to us at any time will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will mainly use your personal data in connection with the provision of our services to you, but may also use it to contact you in connection with other services. We will not provide information to organisations without your consent, unless we are obliged to by the law or are requested to do so by HM Revenue & Customs, FSA, the LSE or any other regulatory body. For further information write to The firms Compliance Manager at the address set out below;
  • Where we need to share the information to provide a service you have requested;
  • To assist licensed credit reference agencies in relation to credit assessment or if you breach the terms of any agreement we have with you to prevent fraud or other crime;
  • Where we need to send the information to persons, agents, sub-contractors or other organisations who work on our behalf to provide a service to you but such persons or organisations may only use this information in order to provide such product or service and not for any other purpose; and
  • Where we are required to forward the information in order to comply with a regulatory or legal process.

4. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

5. Cookies and how they are used

There are instances where we may use cookies to gather information regarding our services in a mathematical collection for our website and our advertisers.

Any information collected will not have any identifying data. It is statistical data about our visitors and how they have used our site. No personal details will be shared that could identify you.

We may assemble information about your common internet use with a cookie file. When used, the cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. The cookie is stored on the hard drive, with transferred information. The data sought by the cookie helps us improve our website and any service offered to you.

Your browser has the ability to decline cookies. This is done by setting your browser options to decline all cookies. Note: if you do decline the download of cookies, some aspects of our site may not work or allow you access.

6. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may edit or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the Home page of our website. Our Privacy Policy was last amended on 21/02/2012.

7. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or any other aspect of this website please contact the firm's Compliance Manager, James Sharp & Co, The Exchange, 5 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL09 0DN. Telephone 0161 764 4043 or email us at Our hours of business are 8:00am-5:15pm Monday to Friday. Visit our Contact page here.