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Privacy Policy

The Buy to Let Business is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by its customers and upholding data protection principles.

Collection of personal information

In order for clients to use our service, we need to collect various types of information. This will involve you completing on-line forms which request personal information about you such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers.

Processing of data

Information we collect is used to process your application for a quotation, for accounting purposes and to contact you when necessary. This information may also be used for the purpose of dealing with any claims that may arise. All data processing takes place in the UK, and is regulated under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Disclosure of information

We do not disclose any information provided by you to third parties, except as detailed below, unless we are required to by law or any court order.

Third party companies

In order to provide you with quotations we will disclose various details about you to mortgage lenders.

Product updates

We will keep your name, address and contact details on our database and may from time to time use that information to make you aware of additional products, services and developments in the financial sector which may be of interest to you. If you do not want your contact details used for these purposes please contact us at the address below.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, such a request will be made clearly – for example when filling in a request for a mortgage quote.

Use of cookies by The Buy to Let Business

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The following explains the cookies we use and why.

A list of cookies used on this site follows. Please note that providers may change cookie names and expirations so you are advised to visit their privacy pages for further information.

Essential Site Cookie

Every time our site is visited, a cookie is used to hold the unique session ID. This cookie is deleted when you close the browser

Name Expires
PHPSESSID when user exits browser

Google Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form:
A – stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. B & C – are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
Z – stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Name Expires
_utma 2 years
_utmb Less than a day
_utmc End of Session (Date not set)
_utmz 6 months

Facebook Cookies

This website carries embedded ‘share’ Facebook buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through Facebook.

Name Expires
Datr 2 years
Lsd End of Session (Date not set)
reg_ext_ref End of Session (Date not set)
reg_fb_gate End of Session (Date not set)
reg_fb_ref End of Session (Date not set)

Twitter Cookies

Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve their service including understanding user interaction, monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing. Twitter’s privacy policy page.

Name Expires
k 7 days
guest_id 2 years
original_referer End of Session (Date not set)
external_referer 1 day
_twitter_sess End of Session (Date not set)

LinkedIn Cookies

LinkedIn cookie, introduced by the LinkedIn share button. Used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. For more information visit LinkedIn’s privacy policy page.

Name Expires
leo_auth_token Less than one day
JSESSIONID Date not set
bcookie 730 days
visit 730 days
PersistenceCookie Less than one day
NSC_MC_QH_MFP Less than one day
lang Date not set
leo_auth_token Less than one day
NSC_MC_WT_DTQ_IUUQ Less than one day

StumbleUpon Cookies

StumbleUpon cookie, introduced by the StumbleUpon Submitre button used to enable users of the site to easily share a link to the current page via StumbleUpon. For more information visit

Name Expires
_cfduid 7 Years

Opting out of cookie usage

If you want to control which cookies you accept. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit


Where relevant, this web site and our computer systems have security measures in place with the aim of protecting the credit card information and personal details that you provide us.

Modifying and removing personal information

You may update any information you have given to us by either writing to the address below or calling 0800 170 1888. If at any time you would like your record and all personal information relating to you removed from our systems, please contact us by writing to the address below. Such removal may not be possible until any current contracts with you have expired.

You may be entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. To request copies contact us at the address below. A fee is charged for providing such information.

Changes in the Data Protection and Privacy Statement

We will notify you of changes to this Data Protection and Privacy Statement by displaying them on this web page. If you have any questions about this statement or any part of our service, you may contact us by writing to us at the address below or telephoning 0800 170 1888.

Our registered and trading address is:

Building Eight, Watchmoor Park, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YL. Registered in England No. 5695802.

Telephone 0800 170 1888 Fax: 01276 903 203

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. No. 472199

Most buy to let products are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.