Terms & Conditions, GDPR & Privacy

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Terms & Conditions, GDPR & Privacy

General

Grand Organisers will aim to provide you with suggestions to create good habits and techniques that will keep your living or office space clutter free and functioning smoothly

We can provide some options to help you decide how you can dispose of any unwanted items, for example; recycling, charity shop donations, on-line selling, car boot sales, or any other appropriate method.  How you decide to dispose of any items will always remain your choice

Cleaning materials and cleaning equipment, for example: bin liners, vacuum cleaners, cleaning products, stickers, pens and files will need to be provided by the client. We can provide basic cleaning materials, for an additional fee, to be agreed at point of project booking

Storage materials and equipment may be sourced and collected on behalf of clients, for an additional fee, to be agreed at point of project booking

Grand Organisers is insured as a business for Public Liability and Professional Indemnity

Grand Organisers is a member of APDO UK, The Association of Professional De-clutterers and Organisers and we abide by their code of ethics

At the point of a consultation site visit, you will be provided with a copy of these terms and conditions and you will be required to sign and date a copy

Please note, for Health & Safety reasons a member of Grand Organisers will know where staff are located on all projects at all times

Limits of Work

A 10 minute rest break every couple of hours is advised for both client and Grand Organisers staff due to the often physical and emotional demands of a project

When a full-day project is carried out, Grand Organisers staff will take an un-paid 30 minute lunch break

Due to the nature of the work, there is a minimum booking requirement of three hours per day

Client requirements differ and so a client may prefer to work over a period of time, for example; once a week over several months, or may require a more condensed time frame working over a few days or weeks

It is not always possible to provide clients with exact time frames for required projects.  We will provide you with an estimate based on other work we have carried out but each job and each client is unique and could take longer than estimated

When handling your property we will take great care to look after it. However if an accident does occur Grand Organisers shall not be liable for loss or damage. It is the clients responsibility to hold  insurance  at  all  times  which  will adequately compensate  you  for  loss  or damage  caused by Grand Organisers working for you

We are able to drop off clients unwanted items to charity shops, if requested and advance notice has been provided. However, Grand Organisers are not responsible for such items once they have been donated to the charity shop. Should a client change their mind over an item/s, or believe they have made an error in donating a particular item/s, then it is the responsibility of the client to contact the relevant charity shop to trace the item/s.

Whilst carrying out work for you, we will assume all items and possessions are yours and yours alone to decide what to do with. If you are sorting out the possessions of others then you will need to obtain their permission beforehand. Grand Organisers will not be responsible for any other person’s possessions

We will help clients to move things around, but a large amount of box shifting is not included in this service. If there are heavy boxes to lift and move, you will need to seek additional assistance for this task

We do not construct, dismantle or move large pieces of furniture, you will need to seek additional assistance for this task

Should you ask Grand Organisers to source other services such as a house clearance or gardening services, for example, we can investigate such services for you. However, we will not be responsible for your relationship with such service providers, and it will be your responsibility to satisfy yourself that their services and prices are right for your needs

Any staff member from Grand Organisers has the right to leave a property or area at any time without having to provide an explanation if deemed necessary for their own Health & Safety

Payment Terms

All fees will need to be made at the end of each consultation site visit and at the end of each daily booked session, without exception, and should be made in cash or by bank transfer

All rates include the 10 minute rest break every couple of hours

Due to the nature of our de-cluttering work, we aim to minimise producing paperwork as much as possible. On this basis, a receipt for paid and completed work can be provided via email should the client request it at the time of making payment

Grand Organisers are not VAT registered

Cancellation

Please provide us with 5 working days notice of any project cancellations

GDPR & Privacy

As of 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. Even though we are leaving the EU these changes will still affect the UK. The GDPR Applies to any company dealing with the personal data of individuals residing in the EU, regardless of the company’s location, and requires that personal data be securely held for a reasonable amount of time.

Grand Organisers is a professional organising and decluttering service and as such we take your privacy very seriously. We will ensure that we will not share or sell any information about you with any third parties without your consent, unless we are required to do so by law.

As a Grand Organisers client, or potential client, your data is stored in secure software which is password protected. Information is accessed through a phone or PC, both of which are also password protected. Data which is gained via paper will be shredded once inputted onto the secure software.

Grand Organisers will hold your personal data for 2 years from the date of last communication. After 2 years we will consider you a completed client and will dispose of all your personal data. Of course, should you wish to contact Grand Organisers again in the future, we will collect relevant personal data from you at this time.


Grand Organisers are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Holder under the Data Protection Act 1998

Photographs & Testimonials

If clients are in agreement, we would like to take before and after photographs of projects. Should we want to use these images for our website or for marketing purposes we will always ask for your permission to do so. Please note that all photographs would remain anonymous and, once again, would only be used with your express permission

Once a project is fully completed Grand Organisers will ask clients for feedback. This feedback could be used for our website testimonials or for marketing purposes. We would be grateful for any testimonial that you would be willing to provide. If your testimonial is placed on our website or used as part of our marketing material, it will appear as: Grand Organisers Client, along with the area of where the work was carried out. For example: Grand Organisers Client, Cambridge