Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and FaulknerBrowns Architects, the owner and provider of this Website. FaulknerBrowns Architects takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data — collectively all information that you submit to FaulknerBrowns Architects via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998

Cookies — a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the section below headed Cookies

FaulknerBrowns Architects, or us — FaulknerBrowns Architects of Dobson House, Northumbrian Way, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE126QW

UK and EU Cookie Law — the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

User or you — any third party that accesses the Website

Website — the website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions

In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation: 

  • the singular includes the plural and vice versa
  • references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy
  • a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships
  • "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation"
  • reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it
  • the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy

Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of FaulknerBrowns Architects and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

Data collected and our use of it

For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, FaulknerBrowns Architects is the "data controller". ICO registration number: Z6589176.

On our ‘Careers’ page we invite interested parties to apply for any of the current vacancies listed by sending an email of interest to Any information we receive from you in response to this invitation and as a result of subsequent follow up, will be stored for the legitimate interest of assessing your suitability for the role in question. We may also keep hold of your details for a maximum of twelve months, in case we feel you are suitable for future job roles which become available. After this point your data will be safely destroyed. We will not share your information with any third parties unless we receive your consent to do so. 

On our ‘Contact’ page we provide contact details for the practice to allow visitors to the website to submit enquiries. We may also provide contact details on other pages of the website when it is appropriate for an individual member of our staff to be contacted with regards to a specific purpose (for example arranging an appointment to meet with us at a trade show or event). Any enquiry you make will be processed in a manner which is appropriate to your request, and your data will be stored when there is a legitimate interest on your behalf. Your data will not be shared with any third party without your consent. 

By agreeing to receive the FaulknerBrowns Architects newsletter you provide your consent for this data to be held by the third party marketing automation service MailChimp. This service will also track how you interact with the email newsletter, allowing us to improve the relevance of the information we send to you in future. You have the right to withdraw your consent to receive this communication at any time. You will be provided with the option to unsubscribe from this email newsletter at the bottom of each communication you receive, at which point your personal data will be removed from the third party service and you will not be contacted in this manner again. MailChimp may process and store your data in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). MailChimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. They are committed to subjecting all Personal Information received from European Union (EU) member countries to the Framework’s applicable Principles. More information can be found in the MailChimp privacy policy:
MailChimp takes data security very seriously and takes robust steps to ensure the security of your data. Information about data security at MailChimp can be found here:

This website employs cookies to allow us to operate Google Analytics, a tool which provides us with data on how our website is being used, so that we can review the performance of our site and optimise its content for your benefit. For more information see the section below headed Cookies.

Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. 

All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see the section below headed Security.


This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. FaulknerBrowns Architects uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website. FaulknerBrowns Architects has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

This Website may place the following Cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies — This website uses Google Analytics to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. To do this Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users. 
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users. 
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. 
AMP_TOKEN30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id>90 daysContains campaign related information for the user.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

Third party websites and services

FaulknerBrowns Architects may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that we request. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties will be processed within the terms of this privacy policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links to other websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.


Data security is of great importance to FaulknerBrowns Architects and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

We are certified as compliant with the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme, developed by the UK government to provide organisations with a mechanism to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that we have taken the essential precautions to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats. You can view our certification here:

More information on the Cyber Essentials Scheme and the requirements expected of certified organisations can be found here:

We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.

Your rights

You have the right to access the data we hold on you. This information will be provided within 30 days of the request being lodged.

You have the right to rectify any incorrect or incomplete data that we hold. This information will be rectified within 30 days of the request being lodged.

You have the right to request that we erase your data. Your information will be erased within 30 days of the request being lodged.

You have the right to data portability, allowing you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services.

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to withdraw consent at any time.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think your data has been misused or that it has not been held securely.


You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

FaulknerBrowns Architects reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. You may contact FaulknerBrowns Architects by email at


Excerpts of this privacy policy were created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (

24 May 2018