privacy policy

general is a website operated by Nick Shipp Architects Ltd.  We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are responsible for protecting your personal information as a ‘data controller’ under applicable data protection legislation.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.  By visiting this website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please get in touch by emailing


what information do we collect and how do we get it?

  • We may collect technical information about your use of our website including the browser being used, the operating system, the IP address or Internet Service Provider. Note that none of this statistical data identifies you as an individual.
  • We obtain personal information from you when you enquire about our services, have signed up to our mailing list, send or receive an email, ask a question or otherwise provide us with personal information. This may include your name, email address, phone number, postal address or the address of the site in question.
  • We record your requests for information and any feedback we receive from you.
  • We also gather information through our CCTV, which is located and monitoring the inside of our premises in the interest of preventing and detecting crime. Visitors entering qwill be recorded and deemed to consent.


why do we collect this information?

We collect this information for the purposes set out in paragraph 4.  The lawful basis for which we process your information is:

  • your consent
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party. If you fail to provide this information we may be unable to perform the contract
  • processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interest pursued by us or a third party, except where your rights as a data subject override our legitimate interest


how we use your information

as a user of our website…

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how visitors use this website. Google Analytic uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer to collect internet logs and visitor behaviour information anonymously. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to create statistical reports of website activity for Nick Shipp Architects.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We will not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

more information about cookies

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is an industry body that develops standards and guidelines to support online business processes. It has produced a series of web pages that explain how cookies work and how they can be managed.

For further information and explanation about cookies please visit

links to Nick Shipp Architects

Nick Shipp Architects is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites linked to this website. If you have followed a link from the website to another website you may be supplying information to a third party yourself.

mailing lists…

We are not in the practise of sending e-newsletters, however if you have actively opted in to receive any potential future newsletter, we will hold the relevant personal information. We use this information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about the things you’ve asked us to tell you about (for example, Practice news or any upcoming events we’re hosting) to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We occasionally use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver newsletters.  We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletters. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.  You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing


  • To improve our service – your feedback is vital, so any suggestions that you make to improve our website, our customer service or products is acted upon.
  • To keep internal records to document customer interaction.
  • If you are a confirmed or previous client of the Practice and have entered into a contractual agreement with us, you will receive a copy of our Terms and Conditions which outlines specifically what information we hold and how we use this information.


how long do we keep your information?

We keep your information for no longer than necessary.  We will retain your information for any period required by law, for example, for compliance with HMRC requirements.  Where we are not under legal obligation to retain your information, we will determine what is necessary by reference to the lawful basis for processing set out above and our legitimate interests.


how do we protect personal information?

We ensure that your information is kept secure by putting in place suitable physical, electronic and corporate policies to safeguard all information we collect from you.  We also ensure that all information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


requesting information

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018, you are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold for you. If you would like a copy of this information then please email a request to

If you believe the information we hold for you is incorrect or incomplete, please let us know and we can correct or update this as soon as possible.



If we decide to make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post these here.

18.05.2018 – Privacy Policy revised to ensure it conforms to EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018

This Privacy Policy was last updated 18.05.2018

terms of use

acceptance of terms

Your access to and use of (“the Website”) is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.


The contents of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.

changes to the website

Nick Shipp Architects reserves the right to:
i) change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that Nick Shipp Architects shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal;
ii) change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

links to third party websites

The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.


i) All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to Nick Shipp Architects or otherwise used by Nick Shipp Architects as permitted by law.
ii) In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

disclaimers and limitation of liability

i) The Website is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
ii) To the extent permitted by law, Nick Shipp Architects will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.
iii) Nick Shipp Architects makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
iv) Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Nick Shipp Architects for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Nick Shipp Architects or that of its employees or agents.


You agree to indemnify and hold Nick Shipp Architects and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Nick Shipp Architects arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.


If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.