Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

This document is correct as at 25th April, 2024.

The CELIA Alliance website is owned and operated by Abbiss Cadres LLP (“”Firm”, ”we”, “our” “us”).  We are committed to the protection of your privacy.  This document sets out key information relating to the how we use personal data about you, how we share it, and how you can exercise your rights in respect of it.  It is addressed to our clients, potential clients, individuals in respect of whom we provide services or with who we deal on behalf of our clients, visitors to our website, and those who subscribe for our communications, who seek further information about our services or with whom we deal in connection with our business.

We may update this document from time to time.  The latest version will appear on our website.

We deal with your personal data in accordance with UK data protection laws and the General Data Protection Regulations “GDPR” (together the “Data Protection Legislation”).  This document is drafted in compliance with the Data Protection Legislation and may be updated from time to time in accordance to changes in UK law.

We are a “data controller” in relation to your personal data.  This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you.  Our contact details are: Abbiss Cadres LLP, 11 Ironmonger Lane, London, EC2V 8EY.  Telephone: +44 (0) 203 051 5711.  Abbiss Cadres LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC339497.

Third-party links

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications.  Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you.  We do not control these third-party websites and when you leave our website we encourage you to locate and consider the privacy policy applicable to every website you visit.

Types of personal data we may collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.  It does not include data where your identity has been removed (anonymous data).

The following is a list of personal data we may collect about you

“Identity Data and Biographical Data” including first name, maiden name, last name, marital status, title, date and place of birth, nationality, gender, tax status, passport / national identity card details and country of domicile, your employment and employment history, job title and roles, earnings (particularly where we provide tax/social security advisory or compliance services to you), education, interests and other information relevant to our provision of professional services or our relationship with you or which you share with us voluntarily.

“Contact Data” includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.

“Financial Data” includes bank account details and data relating to your financial status and for fraud prevention purposes.

“Transaction Data” includes details about payments from you and other details of matters on which you have instructed us and/or products and services you have purchased from us as well as information gleaned from meetings with you including your aims in seeking professional services from the Firm.

“Technical Data” includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

“Usage Data” includes information about how you use our website, products and services.

“Marketing and Communications Data” includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences and your feedback and survey responses obtained through professional and/or social interaction.

How we collect your personal information

We collect data from and about you in various ways including from:

Direct interactions. You may give us information about your identity, contact and job data by giving us business cards in hard or electronic copy, by filling in forms (including electronic forms on our website) or by communicating with us by telephone, email, post, or otherwise, or briefing us when you meet with us in person.  This includes personal data you provide when you:

Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns.  We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.

From third parties or publicly available sources. Information about you may also be supplied to us by your organisation or your agents, advisers or other intermediaries or persons acting on your behalf, or by other clients of ours.  We may also receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:

How we use information about you

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to.  Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are considered unlikely to arise:

We set out below the purposes and our legitimate interests for which we may use your personal data.  How we use personal data may vary as between individuals depending on their relationship to the Firm and includes:  

How we use sensitive personal information

The provision of our services to you may also require us to process special categories of personal data (including data relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health and sexual life) and / or data relating to criminal convictions and offences.  Such special category data is subject to additional protection.  We may only process such personal data with your explicit consent or the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for reasons of substantial public interest or where you have made such data public.

Data Sharing

In addition to our own staff we may share your data with third parties who process your data on our behalf,  when required by law to do so, where it is necessary to administer the commercial relationship with you or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.

We currently share personal data with the following categories of third party:

We are required to ensure that all such third parties are obliged to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information.  We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes.  We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

To ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection we have put in place appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with and which respects Data Protection Legislation.

We may also share your data with other third parties who do not process your data on our behalf.

These include:

Parties we engage to assist in providing services to you, such as lawyers (including barristers), other professional services firms, translators and / or couriers;

Your rights in relation to your data

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current.  Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

If you want to exercise any of these rights please contact us on or by post to “Privacy Partner” at our address as stated above.

Opting Out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into the website and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences or by following the opt-out or unsubscribe links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.  In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time.  To withdraw your consent, please contact us at Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.

International Transfers

We may transfer the personal information we collect about you to a Consultant of the Firm resident in Kazakhstan. There are no adequacy regulations in respect of that country. This means that the country to which we transfer your data is not deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for your personal information.

However, as authorised by law we have put in place the following appropriate safeguard to ensure that your personal information is protected and that enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies are available to you: 

The provision of our services to you may require us to transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area to other jurisdictions which may have inferior levels of data protection.  We will ensure that any such transfer meets the requirements of the Data Protection Legislation.  

Data Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties acting on our behalf who have a business need to know.  They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.  To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In many cases this will mean that we shall retain your personal data for the same period as we retain your files or a copy of your files.  If you are a client of the Firm then we will usually retain our file of the matter (which may include personal data) for 16 years. 

Data Protection Responsibility

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact us at, on +44 (0) 203 051 5711 or by post to Privacy Partner at our address as stated above.

Changes to This Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time.  We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better understand the users’ experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

Types of Cookies we use

Manage cookie preferences

Cookie Settings

Call Tracking and Recording

We use telephone tracking numbers to link a user’s call to the marketing channel that they originated from. This is done using cookies – you can choose to decline cookies, as explained above, if you would prefer not to be tracked.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party antivirus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third-party downloads and downloads provided by external third-party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party antivirus software or similar applications.

External Website Links & Third Parties

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 you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the appropriate privacy policy applicable to the relevant website being used.

Social Media Usage

While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.


If you have any queries in relation to the above please do not hesitate to contact us through any of the contact methods on our site.

Resources & Further Information

  1. Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  2. Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998
  3. Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) 2003
  4. The Guide to the PECR 2003
  5. Twitter Privacy Policy
  6. Facebook Privacy Policy
  7. Google Privacy Policy
  8. LinkedIn Privacy Policy