Tutts of Dorking Privacy Policy

Tutts of Dorking Ltd (We’, ‘Us’ or ‘Our’) know that you take the privacy of your information and how it used and shared very seriously and we will only use your personal information in accordance with the current data protection law in the UK and this privacy policy. This notice describes the Tutts of Dorking privacy policy and how we aim to repay the trust you have shown by sharing your personal data with us.

This policy applies to our website, our use of emails and text messages for marketing purposes, and any other methods we use for collecting information. It covers what we collect and why, what we do with the information, what we won’t do with the information, and what rights you have.

This privacy policy only applies to personal information we hold about individuals. It does not apply to information we hold about companies and other organisations.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by publishing the amended version on our website. Unless we have legal grounds to do otherwise, we will provide you with at least 30 days’ notice of the effective date of the revised privacy policy. We may post the notice on our website and/or send you the notice by email.


In this policy, whenever you see the words ‘Tutts of Dorking, it refers to Tutts of Dorking, Unit 7 Curtis Road Industrial Estate, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1EJ. Company No: 3668649. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’), we are a data controller in respect of the personal information that we collect and process about you as described in this privacy policy.

Tutts of Dorkig is a privately owned automotive servicing and repair company based in Dorking, Surrey, England. Our established family business, with a reputation for high standards, was founded over 50 years ago.


We will only ever collect the information We need – including data that will be useful to help improve Our services.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

1. Personal information, such as name, postal address, phone number, email address, that you provide by filling in forms on Our web site (tuttsofdorking.co.uk) and in Our reception, when you contact Us via telephone and includes information provided when you:

• subscribe to receive one of Our e-communications;

• request an estimate;

• book a service, repair etc;

• enquire about a specific product or service;

• request a call back;

• respond to a campaign;

• enter a competition or promotion;

• submit a question to Us or provide Us with feedback.

2. Details of your visits to Our site including but not limited to, IP addresses (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. This helps Us to determine how many people use Our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, and how popular Our pages are. This is statistical data about Our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. It simply allows Us to monitor and improve Our service.

You are provided with an opportunity to opt out from receiving communications from us at the time that your details are submitted and on each occasion that you are contacted thereafter.

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purpose for which we use them please see our ‘Use of Cookie’s’ section. If you want to disable cookies please refer to your browser help.


A cookie is a small data file that is sent from a web server to a web browser when that browser visits the servers site. Anonymous cookies which do not hold any personal data are used, with your consent, on the Tutts of Dorking website to enable the functioning of our site.
By using our website http://www.tuttsofdorking.co.uk you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Notice. In particular, you accept the use of Analytics Cookies for the purposes of collecting information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
Information collected by the Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. If you do not accept the use of these cookies please disable them by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.


We may process your personal data for our legitimate business interests. “Legitimate Interests” means the interests of our company in conducting and managing our business and providing you with the best services and products in the most secure way. These interests include:

  • To ensure that content from Our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • To provide you with information about Our products, services and general information about the industry that you request from Us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • To ensure the ongoing safety and care of your vehicle.
  • To contact you regarding your opinions on Our products and services which may be used for marketing, research and analysis, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To help Us identify you when you contact or visit Us.
  • For general administration purposes.
  • To help Us improve the quality of Our products and services
  • To help Us detect and prevent fraud and money laundering.
  • To help Us recover debts.
  • To carry out analysis and customer profiling.
  • When you communicate with us for customer service or other purposes (e.g., by emails, faxes, phone calls, tweets, etc.), we may retain such information and our responses to you in the records of your account.

When we process your personal data for our legitimate business interests we always ensure that we consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection laws.

If you have any concerns about the processing described above, you have the right to object to this processing. For more information on your rights please see “Your Right” section below.


Whenever the processing of your personal data requires your consent then you will be given the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out to having your contact details used as set out above, at the time your details are submitted.

For example, when you request information, you can tell Us when you provide your details if you do not want to receive any other information from Tutts of Dorking, or you can let Us know how best to get in touch with you with information that may be of interest.

If you do not wish Us to use your data as set out above, please let us know.

If you no longer wish to receive email or other promotional materials from Us, you may opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by one of the following methods:

  • by replying to the email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line;
  • by writing to Tutts of Dorking, Unit 7 Curtis Road Industrial Estate, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1EJ.
  • by calling us on 01306 885178.

The range of products and services offered by Tutts of Dorking include, but are not limited to:

Motor related products and services including vehicle MOT Testing, servicing and repairs.

Vehicle parts and accessories.


We may share your information for any of the purpose set out above with carefully chosen business partners who provide products or services through Tutts of Dorking and Our service providers and agents who perform services on Our behalf, such as marketing agencies and data management firms.

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties, if We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data for legal or regulatory purposes, in relation to existing or future legal proceedings, for the prevention of fraud/loss or to protect the rights, property, safety of Tutts of Dorking, Our customers or others.


Information is stored by Us on computers located in the UK. We may transfer the information to other offices and to other reputable third party organisations as explained above – they may be situated inside or outside the European Economic Area. We may also store information in paper files.

Tutts of Dorking have security protocols and policies in place to manage and record your data privacy and preferences correctly and that your data is stored securely to protect against its loss, misuse and alteration. Documentation can be supplied on request.

Tutts of Dorking take steps to ensure that any businesses that we share your data with will have security protocols and policies in place to manage and record your data privacy and preferences correctly and that your data is stored correctly.

Unfortunately, the transmission of data across the internet is not completely secure and whilst We do Our best to try to protect the security of your information We cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur whilst data is being transferred.

We will keep your information only for as long as We need it to provide you with the goods, services or information you have required, to administer your relationship with Us, to comply with the law, or to ensure We do not communicate with people that have asked Us not to. When We no longer need information, We will always dispose of it securely.


When individuals apply to work at Tutts of Dorking, we will only use the information they supply to us to process their application and to monitor recruitment statistics. Where we want to disclose information to a third party, for example where we want to take up a reference or obtain a ‘disclosure’ from the Criminal Records Bureau we will not do so without informing them beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law.


Once a person has taken up employment with Tutts of Dorking, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person’s employment. Once their employment with Tutts of Dorking has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it.


Under the data protection legislation, you have the right to request copies of your data, request rectification of your data, request erasure of your data, object to Us processing your data, the right to prevent your data being used for direct marketing, request Us to restrict the process and where our systems allow, the right to access a copy of the information We hold about you (a subject access request).

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us in writing at Tutts of Dorking Ltd, Unit 7 Curtis Road Industrial Estate, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1EJ or by emailing reception@tuttsofdorking.co.uk

For more information about your rights under the Data Protection Act contact the Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org

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