The Livestock Auctioneers' Association Limited (LAA)

Privacy Policy


We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and users of our services. We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information.


Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.


This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 6.0 below).

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

A list of Council, Associate, Fellow and Student members are published on our website and will be saved to this website’s database. This information is used to identify you as a member of the LAA.

Auction Marts
A list of Auction Marts are published on our website and will be saved to this website’s database. This information is used to identify the location of LAA member auction marts, the services they offer and contact details.

Professional Auctioneer or Valuer
A list of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers are published on our website and will be saved to this website’s database. This information is used to identify the location of LAA member Professional Auctioneers or Valuers, the services they offer and contact details.

Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or via email, the data will be collated into an email and received buy our devices using our GDPR compliant email system (see OUR THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS).

Email newsletter
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you provide to us will be stored securely by the LAA Executive Secretary to provide email marketing services. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database but will be stored on our secure internal computer system.

Your email address will remain within our database for as long as we continue to use email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list and entering UNSUBSCRIBE as the email title.

While your email address remains within our database, you may receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us.


On This Website
As detailed above, if you become a member of the LAA this will be published on this website this will be also stored within this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website.

What Other Data Do We Collect
When you make an enquiry using our enquiry form we may collect the following information from you such as:
Name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, telephone conversations, emails, letters.
We use this information for our day to day membership and supplier management and for invoicing and accounts administration.  


This website is hosted within a UK data centre.

External Certifications
ISO 27001: Information Security Management System
ISO 14001: Environment Management System
ISO 9001: Quality Management System
PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
BSI PAS 2060: Carbon Neutral
NIC EIC Approved Contractor

Protection of Hardware & Data
ISO 27001:2013 (Info Security Mgmt.), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and PCI DSS
Access control
Proximity cards
Staffed 24/7/365 (by SIA-accredited staff)
CCTV - internal and external
2.8m secure fencing and razor wire perimeter fence
Site-specific, dedicated firewall technology
24hr NSOI-accredited security patrol

Additional Security
Not only do we protect your data from threats, we continuously monitor and control all of our security and fire systems using a number of additional systems. These systems include: network connectivity and latency CCTV systems, cage and entry door access controls as well as the physical grounds, temperature, moisture and humidity levels in individual suites and power levels (down to individual power bars within racks).

All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.


We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been very carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0.

Castle Computers (Email and Cloud Services) - Privacy and Data Protection Statement
Dotcom Associates - (Website Development Services) - Privacy and Data Protection Statement


We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.


The data controller of this website is: Livestock Auctioneers Association Limited, Cobblethwaite, Wreay, Carlisle, CA4 0RZ. 


This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our members or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below.

Change log
24/05/2018 – version 1.0
Privacy policy instigated