Apartments In Town Limited is a global provider of temporary furnished apartments for
relocations, assignments and projects and individuals.
At Apartments In Town Limited we are committed to working towards maintaining our
highly regarded and respected service.
Our Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner and data protection representatives can be
contacted directly here:
This website is owned and operated by Apartments In Town Limited. Your privacy is very
important to us. We respect the privacy of every individual who visits this website or responds to
any correspondence we send. To help protect your privacy, we stick to the following guidelines.
This policy applies only to this website. The following discloses our information gathering
activities for this website only.
Apartments In Town Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected, and our use
of your personal information is governed by this privacy notice. On this site, “Apartments In
Town Ltd, “our” and “we” each mean the Apartments In Town Limited offices, in Dubai and
London, which collect and use your information in the manner set out in this privacy notice.
Any reference to “you” or “your” refers to anyone whose personal information we process.
Our use of your personal data will be governed by this privacy notice.
Apartments In Town Limited is a controller for the personal information that it collects and uses
about you and a processor for some data referred to us by a third party who you would have
allowed or enabled to use your data for a lawful purpose. We will always treat your personal
information as confidential and in accordance with applicable data protection legislation in all the
countries that we operate in. Your personal information will only be shared with others in
accordance with this privacy notice.
This privacy notice explains:
- What personal information is
- How we collect your personal information
- The types of personal information we collect
- How we use your personal information
- The legal basis for processing your personal information
- How we share your personal information
- How long we keep your personal information
- How we keep your personal information secure
- Your rights in relation to your personal information
- How to make complaints and how to contact us
If we need to change the way in which your personal information is used by us, this privacy
notice will be updated and if the changes are significant, we will advise you.
2. What is personal information?
Personal information is any information that tells us something about you. This could include
information such as name, contact details, date of birth, bank account details or any information
about your needs or circumstances which would allow us to identify you.
Some personal information is classified as special data under data protection legislation. This
includes information relating to health, racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs or political
opinions and sexual orientation. This information is more sensitive, and we need to have further
justifications for collecting, storing and using this type of personal information. There are also
additional restrictions on the circumstances in which we are permitted to collect and use criminal
Any references to personal information in this privacy notice will include personal data, and
where relevant, special categories of personal data.
3. What personal information do we collect?
We will collect your full name and contact details (such as phone number, email address and
postal address) from you when you initially become involved with us.
If we are providing a service to you, or on your behalf, where we are required to do so by law,
we will collect information relating to your identity, which will be at least one form of
photographic identification (such as a passport, a driving licence or an identification card) and
one form of documentation with proof of your place of residence (such as a recent utility bill).
Depending on the service that we provide to you (or on your behalf) we may also collect
additional personal information as detailed below
Let or rent
If you wish to book a property we are listing;
- Your bank / building / similar account details to allow us to manage an approved tenancy
deposit account for you and to set up your payments
- We may collect details of a biometric residence card, your passport, your immigration
status document and/or your birth certificate to carry out our required checks under this
We may ask for additional emergency contact information in case we need to get in touch with
you outside of working hours or in the event there is a matter requiring your urgent attention.
Where you engage us for apartment/hotel/accommodation services we will share your personal
information with third party lenders as is necessary to allow us to fulfil our obligations to you and
to properly manage and advise you on your property investments.
If you subscribe to receive research, news or other market updates from us, then in addition to
the above we will collect details about the sector in which you work and the type of content that
you would like to receive.
4. How we use your personal information
What is the legal basis of our data processing?
Under data protection legislation we are only permitted to use your personal information if we
have a legal basis for doing so. We rely on the following legal bases to use your information;
- For employment-related purposes
- Where we need information to perform the contract we have with you or to provide a
service for you
- Where we are complying with a legal obligation
- Where processing is required to carry out activities which are in Apartments In Town
Limited legitimate interests (or those of a third party) to do so and provided that your
interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests, including:
Processing that is needed for us to promote our business, brands and products
and measure the reach and effectiveness of our campaigns. This could include
sending marketing information from time to time after you have engaged us to
provide services or received services from us which may be similar and of
interest to you or where you have expressly indicated that you would like to
receive such information. You will always have a transparent right to opt out of
receiving this information at any time.
Processing necessary for us to operate the administrative and technical aspects
of our business efficiently and effectively – this will include: verifying the accuracy
of information that we hold about you and create a better understanding of you
as a customer, processing for administrative efficiency purposes such as where
we outsource certain administrative functions to third parties who are specialise
in such services; processing for network and information security purposes i.e. in
order for us to take steps to protect your information against loss, damage, theft
or unauthorised access or to comply with a request from you in connection with
the exercise of any of your rights outlined below.
In more limited circumstances we may also rely on the following legal bases:
- Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else's interests); and/or
- Where it is needed in the public interest or for official purposes
We may process special categories of personal information and criminal conviction information
in the following limited circumstances:
- With your explicit consent, in which case we will explain the purpose for which the
information will be used at the point where we ask for your consent.
How we use your personal information
For specific information on how your personal information will be used for the services you have
requested from us, please select from any of the options below:
- We use your personal information for the purposes of fulfilling our obligations to you to
let a property for, or to, you. If you are a prospective tenant, tenant, or landlord, we may
use your data for the purposes of arranging a contract to let, lease or rent to you, or for
- If you are renting a property we are acting as letting agents of, we may share your
personal data with third party referencing agencies for the purposes of the prevention
and detection of crime, fraud and/or money laundering and checking your suitability to
rent that property.
Other uses of your personal information
- We will share personal information with our regulators, governmental, law enforcement
authorities and with courts, tribunals and arbitrators as may be required from time to time
to comply with our regulatory and legal obligations
- Where we use third party services providers who process personal information on our
behalf to provide services to us. This includes IT systems providers and IT contractors
as well as third party referencing or screening agencies for the purposes of the
prevention and detection of crime
- We may share your personal information with any person working within Apartments In
Town Limited on a need to know basis to ensure we are able to perform our obligations
What happens if you do not provide information that we request?
We need some of your personal information to perform the services you have requested from
us. For example:
- where you have asked us to find you a property which meets certain access
requirements, we may need to know some further details about your circumstances so
that we can find you a suitable property.
We also need some information so that we can comply with our legal obligations. For example,
we may need identity documents from you to meet our obligations to prevent fraud and money
If you do not provide the information required for these purposes, we will not be able to perform
our contract with you and may not be able to provide services to you or continue to provide
certain services to you. We will explain when this is the case at the point where we collect
information from you.
5. How we keep your information secure
Whilst visiting our website, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using
our website. This information includes the URL of the website which linked you to our website,
your IP address and the pages you visit while on our website. The IP address indicates the
location of your computer on the internet. We keep a record of each user's activity by reference
to the IP address of the internet connection(s) they use to access our website. These logs
enable us to prevent users who breach our terms and conditions by refusing communications
from their IP addresses to our website.
The security of information is very important to us and we have measures in place which are
designed to prevent unauthorised access to your personal information including but not limited
- Our client files are stored on our secure client management systems. Access is
restricted on our client systems to those within the business who are required to have
access to your information for legitimate business purposes
- Hard copy documentation is stored in locked cabinets.
All data is hosted in datacentres which have systems and protections in place to protect against
both unauthorised access, and other external factors that could cause damage to, your personal
data. There are strict access requirements in place and access is restricted to those necessary.
We ensure access to personal information is restricted to Apartments In Town Limited
employees. Training is provided to any of those Apartments In Town employees and workers
who need access to personal information.
6. For how long, do we keep your personal information
The period for which we will keep your personal information will depend on the type of service
you have requested from us. The retention period may be longer than the period for which we
are providing services to you where we have statutory or regulatory obligations to retain
personal information for a longer period, or where we may need to retain the information in case
of a legal claim.
7. Your rights in relation to your personal information
Apartments In Town Limited does not collect personal information from individuals
unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. We do not require you to register
in order to use the website. We use the information supplied for the purpose of providing
the services you've requested. This website will explicitly ask when it needs information
that personally identifies our customers or allows it to contact our customers. This
website may use personal information to operate the site, provide services, and to inform
our customers of new features, services, and products.
You have several rights in relation to your personal information, these include the right
- Be informed about how we use your personal information
- Obtain access to your personal information that we hold
- Request that your personal information is corrected if you believe it is incorrect,
incomplete, or inaccurate
- Request that we erase your personal information in the following circumstances:
- If Apartments In Town Limited is continuing to process personal information
beyond the period when it is necessary to do so for the purpose for which it was
- If Apartments In Town is relying on consent as the legal basis for processing and
you withdraw consent
- If Apartments In Town Limited is relying on legitimate interests as the legal basis
for processing and you object to this processing and there is no overriding
compelling ground which enables us to continue with the processing;
- If the personal information has been processed unlawfully (i.e. in breach of the
requirements of the data protection legislation)
- If it is necessary to delete the personal information to comply with a legal
- Ask us to restrict our data processing activities where you consider that:
- Personal information is inaccurate
- Our processing of your personal information is unlawful
- Where we no longer need the personal information, but you require us to keep it
to enable you to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim
- Where you have raised an objection to our use of your personal information
- Request a copy of certain personal information that you have provided to us in a
commonly used electronic format. This right relates to personal information that you
have provided to us that we need to perform our agreement with you and personal
information where we are relying on consent to process your personal information
- Object to our processing of your personal information where we are relying on legitimate
interests or exercise of a public interest task to make the processing lawful. If you raise
an objection we will carry out an assessment to determine whether we have an
overriding legitimate ground which entitles us to continue to process your personal
- Not be subject to wholly automated decisions which produce legal effects, or which
could have a similarly significant effect on you.
If you would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Complaints and Contact Details
If you have any complaints about the way we use your personal information, please contact our
central hub, email@example.com where we will try to resolve the issue. If we
cannot resolve any issue, you have the right to complain to the data protection authority in your
country (the information commissioner in the UK). If you need more information about how to
contact your local data protection authority, please let us know by contacting
please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
writing to Apartments In Town Limited, data protection team, 3 rd Floor, 86-90 Paul Street,
London, EC2A 4NE
Our customers should also be aware that information and data may be automatically collected
are not programs that come onto a system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by
assigning a unique number to each customer that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If
most browsers that allows a customer to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you
should note that cookies may be necessary to provide customers with certain features.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit certain
websites and allows a website to recognise a user's computer. Cookies are used to help users
navigate websites more efficiently and to perform certain functions, as well as to provide
information to the owners of the website.
What cookies do Apartments In Town Limited use?
How do I restrict or delete cookies?
Cookies that we use are essential for parts of the website to operate as effectively as possible
and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this website, but please
be aware that restricting or deleting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website.
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not
ask for information. In addition, users who no longer wish to receive our email communications
may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe information
contained in the email.
Apartments In Town Limited may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by others
(third-party websites). When you use a link online to visit a third-party website, you will be
subject to that website’s privacy and security practices, which may differ from ours.