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Privacy Policy

Atherden Fuller Leng Ltd (AFL) acknowledges that everyone has rights with regard to the way in which their personal data is handled. This Privacy Policy explains how AFL uses and protects any information that you share with us. We are committed to ensuring that information collected is used fairly and in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We keep our Privacy Policy under review and may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

What Information we Gather

AFL typically collects personal information directly from the individual to whom it relates, except where the individual has consented to AFL collecting the personal information from a third-party or the law otherwise permits AFL to do so.

AFL will collect and store information when you interact with afl-architects.com, some of which may contain personal information, by online applications as follows: (i) limited information is automatically collected about you when you visit afl-architects.com through the use of Google Analytics (as discussed below); or (ii) you may voluntarily provide information, including personal information, to us by: (a) emailing AFL about our services, employment or internship opportunities, marketing, media requests, and other business matters; (b) by registering online to receive our email newsletters.

Cookies and our Website

A cookie is a small piece of digital information that is transferred to your PC to help retain records of your visits to specific websites. Most major web sites use cookies and their use is standard on the Internet.

Google Analytics is a free third-party service that uses “cookies” to measure, collect, analyse and report web data for purposes of optimizing the experience of users of afl-architects.com. You can opt-out and prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics with the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

AFL does not make any attempt to use Google Analytics or Log Data to find out the identities of those visiting www.afl-architects.com. It is your responsibility to adjust your browser settings to accommodate your personal privacy preferences and by your continued use of www.afl-architects.com you have consented to AFL’s collection of information as discussed above.

Client Lists and Newsletters

As part of the registration process for new clients, we collect personal information.

The information we collect may include:

  • Your name
  • Organisation name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Job Title
  • Email address


We use that information for a couple of reasons: to inform you about our services; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to that you are happy and satisfied with our services.

We do not share your information with any other party without your express permission, or if required to do so by any statutory, governmental or regulatory body for legitimate purposes.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our e-newsletters. This is to send you information about our projects and services. You may opt out at any time through the unsubscribe notice in each newsletter or via the below. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us using the contact details noted below.

How Long we Keep that Information

During the course of our working relationship with you we will retain data which is necessary to provide services to you. We will take all reasonable steps to keep your personal data up to date throughout our relationship.

In the event our relationship comes to an end, we will keep hold of your information for up to 1 year. We reserve the right to retain data for longer where we believe it is in our legitimate interests to do so. In any case, we will not keep your personal data for longer than 6 years after our relationship with you has ended.

You have the right to request deletion of your personal data. We will comply with this request, subject to any regulatory restrictions and legitimate interests.

Access to your Information and Correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your information, please contact us using the contact details noted below.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is incorrect.

How to Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or information we hold about you by either telephoning us on 0161 263 6263 or by emailing us at rebecca.thorley@afl-architects.com or write to us at:

AFL Architects

1st Floor

St George’s House 56 Peter Street Manchester

M2 3NQ