Barringtons Group Limited

Trading As: Barringtons Funeral Directors

Privacy Policy

Welcome to Barringtons Funeral Directors Privacy Policy.

Barringtons Funeral Directors respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.  We recognise the importance of the correct and lawful treatment of personal information, and we will only use personal information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website.  Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the publication of your information.

In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Barringtons Group Limited ‘Trading As’ Barringtons Funeral Directors.

This Privacy Policy sets out how Barringtons Funeral Directors collects and uses any information that you give us.  If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, our contact details are:

Barringtons Funeral Directors | 50 Hockerill Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2DW.

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time. An up-to-date version will always be available on our website:

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current.  Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.


All data subjects whose personal data is collected, in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Personal data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.


Barringtons Funeral Directors is responsible for ensuring that this notice is made available to data subjects prior to Barringtons Funeral Directors collecting/processing their personal data.

All Employees of Barringtons Funeral Directors who interact with data subjects are responsible for ensuring that this notice is drawn to the data subject’s attention and their consent to the processing of their data is secured.

Who are we?

Barringtons Group Limited is our legal name.

Trading name is Barringtons Funeral Directors.

Trading Address, 50 Hockerill Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2DW.

Company Registration number 12369955

Registered Office address: 27 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, London E11 2PU

We are funeral directors and offer all funeral related services and products.

In what capacity will Barringtons Funeral Directors hold your personal information?

During the course of providing our services, we are required to hold certain personal information about you as it is a necessary part of the service that we provide.

In providing our services, we will act as both a Data Controller (whereby we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use your personal information) and Data Processor (whereby we are responsible for processing your personal information) in respect of your personal information.

How will Barringtons Funeral Directors use personal information held about you?

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to.

We will use your personal information where it is:

  • For the fulfilment of your funeral service
  • For enabling permission being sought and thereafter headstones being erected
  • To enable information to be given regarding future memorial events
  • To enable future contact regarding ashes, fingerprints or jewellery collection
  • To enable future contact regarding any future funeral ‘Wish List’ needs or to notify nominated funeral plan providers

Our legal basis for processing for the personal data:

  • Fulfilment of a contract
  • Continued Support
  • To enable future contact regarding existing funeral plans or future ‘Wish List’ needs or to notify nominated funeral plan providers

Any legitimate interests pursued by us, or third parties we use, are as follows:

  • For the fulfilment of the funeral service
  • To enable future contact regarding existing funeral plans or future ‘Wish List’ needs or to notify nominated funeral plan providers

The special categories of personal data concerned are:

  • Religious beliefs
  • Bereavement support

How is your personal information collected?

We collect the personal information directly from you or in some cases from a third party. This is provided using the following methods:

  • By telephone
  • In person
  • Via Barringtons Funeral Directors website enquiry form
  • Other electronic formats. For example: PDF attachment to an email or within the body of an email
  • Questionnaires provided by Barringtons Funeral Directors
  • Via the post

What personal information may Barringtons Funeral Directors hold about you?

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Full name and title
  • Contact information. For example: home or correspondence address, email address, telephone numbers
  • Date of Birth
  • NHS Number
  • Financial details. For example: bank account details
  • Identification documents. For example: copy passport or driving licence
  • Proof of address documents. For example: copy utility bills or bank statements
  • Information about a person who has died

Under what circumstances may Barringtons Funeral Directors contact me?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask unnecessary or irrelevant questions. The information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide certain information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered into with you or we may be prevented from complying with our legal or regulatory obligations.  In such a situation we may no longer be able to proceed with your matter and provide you with our services.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.


By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified.

Consent is required for Barringtons Funeral Directors to process both types of personal data, but it must be explicitly given.

Where we are asking you for sensitive personal data, we will tell you why and how the information will be used.

You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting us to update your preferences.


Barringtons Funeral Directors will not pass on your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your consent. The following third parties may receive your personal data for the following purposes:

  • A local crematorium for the purpose of organising cremation of the deceased or ashes interment
  • A local cemetery, church or burial ground for the purpose of organising burial of the person who has died or memorial requirements
  • A nominated minister or celebrant for the purpose of arranging details of the funeral service and or memorial requirements
  • A local musician for the purpose of liaising with you for your musical choices for the funeral service
  • Bereavement Group or Counsellor for additional bereavement support
  • Debt recovery agencies and solicitors regarding non-payment of accounts

Retention period

Barringtons Funeral Directors will process personal data for as long as is necessary to allow us to fulfil our services and will store the personal data indefinitely on our computer system and in paper format for seven years. The personal information can be removed from our computer system on request.

Your rights as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right of access: You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you
  • Right of rectification: You have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete
  • Right to be forgotten: In certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records
  • Right to restriction of processing: Where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing
  • Right of portability: You have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation
  • Right to object: You have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling: You also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling
  • Right to judicial review: In the event that Barringtons Funeral Directors refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why.

All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved (as stated above) in the processing of your personal data.


We have put in place measures to protect the security of your information. Details of these measures are available upon request.

Third parties will only process your personal information on our instructions and where they have agreed to treat the information confidentially and to keep it secure.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit the website again, it is recognised as a repeat visit by means of the cookie.  The cookie cannot be used to identify you on websites of third parties.  The cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Links to other websites

Our website may include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

Further information

Any questions about this Privacy Notice or if you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Barringtons Funeral Directors (or third parties as described above), or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and Barringtons Funeral Directors.

The details for each of these contacts are: 

Supervisory authority contact details
Contact name: Information Commissioner’s Office
Email:  | Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Barringtons Funeral Directors | 50 Hockerill Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2DW
Email:  | Telephone: 01279 860055