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Privacy Policy

ABP Associates Privacy Policy



This Privacy Policy relates to any information you may send to ABP Associates Limited (ABP); whether through use of our website, or by contacting us by telephone, email or letter.


Who we are?


ABP Associates provide asbestos consultancy services including management, refurbishment and demolition surveys, all air monitoring services (leak, background, reassurance, boundary, personal and four stage clearance testing), asbestos bulk and asbestos in soils analysis, asbestos related training courses, face fit testing, asbestos in soils ground investigations, asbestos project management and expert witness.


The Data Protection Officer is Alison Pomeroy

If you have any queries regarding this Privacy Policy then please contact Alison Pomeroy at Alison.pomeroy@abp.uk.com or by telephone via 023 8052 8571.


Details We May Collect


When you participate in or access any of ABP’s services, activities or online content, such asnewsletters, training courses, or make bookings through our online registration system or via telephone or email correspondence we may receive personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, job title, company name , email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number and or date of birth.


By submitting your details, you enable ABP to provide you with the services, activities or online content you select.


ABP also uses cookies (if you have consented to their use) and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet) from visitors to the ABP website.


ABP does not collect special category data as standard. There may be a need to collect health related data prior to a training course should specific preparations be required to accommodate a disability or specific health needs for the completion of exams and assessments. This information would only be collected directly from the individual in question and retained solely for the purpose of the training course and then destroyed 6 months after collection date.


How Your Data Will Be Used and the Legal Bases for This


ABP will use your information for a number of purposes including:


  • To provide services or information to deal with your requests and enquiries and consequently to enter into a contract with us
  • Sending further information based on the services you have received from us, or expressed an interest in receiving – this data processing is undertaken on the basis of consent
  • To send updates or reminders to you, such as when training courses are due for renewal
  • To analyse and improve the services offered by ABP
  • To improve the website experience for our usersGenerally we will only ever use your data within ABP and keep it confidential. We will only ever share your information with a third party where you have requested us to (positive opt-in), or we are required to do so by law. These include:
  • HMRC;
  • Telephone and email providers;
  • IT service providers; and


Hosting providers. ABP does not store credit/debit card details nor does it share with any third parties aside from the use of a credit card processing company (Worldpay) or a Direct Debit service. These companies do not store, share or use personal information for any purposes other than to provide this service to ABP.




ABP will not transfer your personal data to any country outside the European Economic Area (EEA). ABP will not use your data for any automated profiling or automated decision-making processes.How Long We Retain Your Data



When you engage our services we retain that information for a period of 6 years following the end of the financial year during which you entered into a contract with us. It is our legal obligation to keep these records to meet the requirements of our UKAS Accreditation for these services and for tax purposes. With regard to enquiries we will keep your information for as long as is required to respond and complete your enquiry, and for a further 12 months before deleting your information unless otherwise agreed.




A cookie is a small amount of data which usually contains a personal identifier and is sent to your browser from a website. Each website can send its own cookie if your browser settings allow it, but the website will only be permitted to view its own cookie. Many websites do this to track online traffic.


Your browser settings can be changed to accept or reject any or all cookies.


The ABP website uses a tracking cookie in order to monitor online traffic and website usage, usually to give an indication of how many times a visitor has used the site and to make improvements to the site content and services.


Some third party websites are available to access through the ABP website. ABP are not responsible for the content of third party contents or their data management; as such ABP urge you to read eachwebsite’s privacy policy in detail.


Your Rights:


Subject to certain limitations you have the right:

  • to be informed;
  • to access;
  • to rectification;
  • to erasure;
  • to restrict processing;
  • to data portability in a commonly used machine readable format;
  • to object; and
  • not to be subject to automated decision-making including profilingLinks 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 other sites and other sites than our own are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Concerns and Complaints


If you have any concerns or questions over the collection, storage or processing of your data please contact the Data Protection Officer directly on:


T: 023 8052 8571

You also have the right to report a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) via https://ico.org.uk/