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Data Protection Policy
In the course of our investigations and enquiries IP Forensics (GB) Ltd receives and obtains a large quantity of data. This includes personal information.
We ensure that we deal with this information correctly and properly in order to maintain our integrity and the confidence of our clients.
To this end we are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 and its eight principles which, in brief, are as follows:
Personal data to be processed fairly and lawfully.
Personal data to be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
Personal data to be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the processing of personal data.
- Personal data to be processed fairly and lawfully.
- Personal data to be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
- Personal data to be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the processing of personal data.
- Personal data to be accurate and kept up to date.
- Personal data processed for any purpose will not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
- Personal date to be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act.
- Appropriate technical and organisational measures will be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
- Personal data will not be transferred to a country or territory outside the EEA unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
Our recording of data is secure and restricted in order to avoid any possible leakage of information.
In order to detect or prevent Crime we may at anytime be obliged to share the information we obtain with other organisations including Law Enforcement Agencies should necessary legal application be forthcoming.
Our database of information is continually reviewed in order to ensure that the information we retain has been processed fairly and lawfully, obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes, is adequate and relevant, accurate and up to date and requires to be retained.
It is understood that in all dealings with IPF (GB), both clients and agents fully comply with the requirements and principles of the Data Protection Act and/or legislation relevant to country of origin.
Terms & Conditions
Instructions from clients are undertaken on the express understanding that clients are responsible for all fees and disbursements incurred whether on behalf of their clients or otherwise.
Unless otherwise agreed in advance, payment of invoices must be received within 30 days of receipt of invoice.
Any query regarding a submitted invoice should be raised within 14 days, after which it will be deemed the invoice has been accepted as a debt due.
We retain the right to claim statutory interest @ 8% above the Bank of England base-rate at the date the debt became due, in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act (Interest) 1998.
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We cannot guarantee that the available material on this site has no errors and is free from viruses.
Dick Smith QPM (Director)
Since 1997, Dick has been operating against distributors of counterfeit product for various multi-nationals and organisations, often working in conjunction with Law Enforcement and/or Civil Lawyers.
In this role, he has been supervising and implementing investigation and surveillance ops against crime syndicates both in the UK and abroad and has been instrumental in achieving notable successes in obtaining evidence providing grounds for the recovery of lost revenue and damages on behalf of clients.
As a career detective predominantly engaged in national security matters, Dick earned a series of Judge’s, Met Commissioner’s and Chief Constable’s commendations and in 1995 was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service.
This “hands-on” experience stood him in good stead for the transition to the commercial world. In 2002, he was awarded an “outstanding contribution” certificate by Microsoft Corp in recognition of his work for the Anti-Counterfeiting Team, Europe, Middle East and Africa. During 2011, he carried out a protracted investigation into electoral irregularities in a West African country, heading up a team of 28 investigators.
Dick is a member of a number of UK and worldwide accredited associations related to the investigation industry. He was presented with the prestigious (Association of British Investigators) award of Investigator of the Year for 2010/2011 in recognition of his outstanding investigative performance and impressive results. The award is held in great esteem and keenly sought by ABI membership. In 2015, Dick was voted onto the Governing Council of the ABI and in May 2018, was inaugurated the President of the Association at a ceremony at the Grand Hotel, Brighton. He retains the post of Law Enforcement Liaison Officer.
For more than ten years, Dick successfully operated as Wessex Enquiry Bureau, which worked in tandem with IP Forensics (International) Ltd, of which he was a founder in 2001. The company morphed into IP Forensics Ltd in 2008, for which Dick directed operations until 2012, when IP Forensics (GB) was then established.
In 2015, Dick attained the national IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF)
Greg Smith (Director)
From a background of 10 years in the security industry, (Greg was a Security Manager in the retail and corporate sectors), Greg joined Wessex Enquiry Bureau as a partner and investigator in 2002 and IP Forensics Ltd in 2008.
As such, he gained experience in commercial fraud investigations, particularly operating against distributors of counterfeit products for various multi-nationals and organisations, most especially, but not exclusively, in the software industry.
Throughout this period, Greg has built up a specialisation in research, notably becoming very adept in open source intelligence investigations and producing due diligence reports for numerous international clients.
His ability to build credible and robust legends in order to penetrate target organisations involved in illicit trading has resulted in developing an evidence-gathering formula in the test-purchasing arena, so succeeding where others tend to fail.
Greg has attended numerous seminars in the use of the internet as an investigative tool and the collection of open source intelligence. In 2015, he attained the national IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF).
He has been an active member of the Association of British Investigators for some years.
Registered Office: 5/6 Harington Place, Bath, BA1 1HF, United Kingdom. Company Directors: Dick Smith QPM, Greg Smith. Incorporating Wessex Enquiry Bureau founded 1997.