Purnells Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction and Terms

    Corporate Recovery Specialists Limited Trading as Purnells (“We “or “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your personal data and privacy. This privacy and cookie policy relates to our use of any personal data we collect from you from any of our services. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal data; including the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) together, and with other subsequent laws “Data Protection Laws”.

  2. Who We Are and How to contact us

    For the purpose of the Data Protection Laws, the data controller is Corporate Recovery Specialists Limited, registered company number 06324774. However due to the nature of insolvency appointments, a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner can also be considered a data controller in their own right in respect of the cases over which they are appointed. 

    Accordingly Corporate Recovery Specialists Limited, and all Licensed Insolvency Practitioners employed by it, are registered with the Information Commissioners Office. If you want to request more information about our privacy policy or information regarding data protection you should contact us using the details provided below:

    FAO: Privacy Officer - Chris Parkman

    Corporate Recovery Specialists Limited

    5a Kernick Industrial Estate



    TR10 9EP

    Email:             Chris.Parkman@purnells.co.uk
    Telephone:      01326 340 579 and ask to speak to the Privacy Officer                                                                                      

  3. Under the GDPR your rights are:

    To be informed – We must make available this privacy notice with the emphasis on transparency over how we process your data.

    Access – You are entitled to find out what details we may hold about you and why.

    Rectification – We are obliged to correct or update your details.

    Erasure – This is also known as the request to be forgotten.

    Restrict processing – You have the right to ‘block’ or suppress the processing by us of your personal data.

    Data portability – You have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data that you have provided to us.

    Object – You have the right to object to us processing your data in relation to direct marketing and or profiling.

    Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – We do not use automatic decision making or processing.

  4. The data we collect about you

    We process Personal data. Personal data we process may include name, address and email address. It also may include IP address and cookies (Website).

    Our collection methods are:

    Through our website
    Through engagement of our services
    By communications
    Through engagement of service providers                                                                                                                                                        

  5. How your data will be used

    We use information held about you to:

    ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your devices;
    provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes or by Legitimate Interests; 
    carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
    allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so, e.g. asking a question through our website.
    carry out necessary maintenance to our infrastructure; and
    notify you about changes to our services
    We also embrace the use of social media and may wish to process any comments made public by you.                                       

  6. Legitimate Interest & MARKETING

    Where we use Legitimate Interests we will record our decision and our method on making this decision. This can be requested by you at any time.

    If you are an existing contact, referrer or client we will only contact you by postal and electronic means (e-mail) with information about services or information which you have previously received from us, inquired about, or we believe you may be interested in. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by post or electronic means only if you have consented to this. You can choose to not receive these types of communication by contacting us.


    We will keep your information within the ‘organisation’ except where disclosure is required or permitted by law or when we use third party service providers (data processors) to supply and support our services to you.  We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal data unless we have instructed them to do so. They will not share your personal data with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.

    Please see below the list of services where we use third party data processors which sets out the categories of recipients of personal data.


    IT Support –  Kernowtek

    IT Storage - Physical Servers Located in UK Office

    IT Back Up - Dropbox

    Email Provider - Gmail

    Website Hosting - Fasthosts

    Cloud Server - Hostinguk.net

    Cleaning service (Offices) - DJ Cleaning Services

    Accountants - Francis Clark

    Solicitors - Stephens Scown and Verisona Law

    Valuers and Auctioneers - Lodge and Thomas and Beaumont Associates

    HR and Health and Safety Service Provider - Peninsular Group Limited

    Bond Provider and Open Cover Insurer - Insolvency Risk Services

    Governing Body - Insolvency Practitioners Association

    Social Media - Twitter and Facebook

    Advertisers - The Stationary Office


    Our data retention policy is dictated by the Data Protection Laws and is available for inspection by submitting a written request using the contact details provided in this policy.


    Under GDPR you have the right to erasure under specific circumstances. A request for your personal data to be deleted will be decided on a case by case basis and must be submitted in writing to the contact details provided in this policy.


    We will correct or update your data without delay provided you make the request in writing to the contact details provided in this policy, clearly specifying which data is incorrect or out of date.


    We strive to be as open as we can be in terms of giving people access to their personal data. Individuals can find out if we hold any of their personal data by making a formal request under the Data Protection Laws. Such requests must be in writing to the contact details provided in this policy. If we do hold your personal data we will respond in writing within one calendar month of your request (where that request was submitted in accordance with this policy).

    The information we supply will:

    Confirm that your data is being processed;
    Verify the lawfulness and the purpose of the processing;
    Confirm the categories of personal data being processed;
    Confirm the type of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, and
    Let you have a copy of the data in an intelligible form.                                                                                                       

    Please note that you may need to provide identification in order to prove who you are to access your data.

    If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.

    In the instance that we do not hold information about you we will also confirm this in writing at the earliest opportunity.

  12. Changes

    We keep our privacy notice under regular review and you should check back regularly to ensure you are aware of changes to it. We may display this notice to you from time to time to help ensure you are aware of its contents.

  13. Complaints

    You have the right to complain about the processing of your personal data. Please contact us using the details provided above. If you are still unsatisfied you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office

Would you like us to give you a call?

Fill in the form and we'll give you a call as soon as we can to discuss your needs in a free initial consultation with a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. Alternatively give us a call on 01326 340579 if there is an urgency to your needs.

The information provided will be used solely to contact you and any information you provide will be held in accordance with our firm's privacy policy, and not used for marketing purposes.