Privacy Policy

This policy sets out the conditions for the use of our website, notice about financial information quoted on our website, Notice about privacy of personal data, the type of personal information that we collect, how it is collected, how it is used and stored, data sharing and transfer.  The Policy also covers Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.


Conditions of use



This website is operated by 3Stones Ltd. Please read these terms and conditions of use ("conditions of use") carefully. By accessing this website you agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to be bound by these conditions of use you should not access or view this website.


To make these conditions of use easier to read, we use a few definitions. The terms “3Stones”, "The Talisman", “we”, “us” and “our” are used to refer to 3Stones Ltd

The terms “3Stones TA The Talisman”, is also used to refer to 3Stones Ltd .

Any enquiries or complaints which you have in relation to this website should be made either by using the Contact us facility or be addressed to the General Manager, 3Stones Ltd, 9 Market Square Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Wales UK, NP23 4AJ.


Financial information

The information, materials and data provided on this website are for general information purposes.  They do not directly or indirectly constitute investment advice nor are they an invitation, offer, solicitation, inducement or recommendation to acquire or dispose of any investment or to engage in any other transaction in the company or its subsidiaries, including investing in shares or other securities, or any other products or services or otherwise dealing in these or entering into a contract with 3Stones Ltd or any other company. The information, materials and data provided should not be relied upon in connection with any investment decision. They may contain forward-looking statements regarding the performance and financial condition of 3Stones Ltd or any other company. However, the past performance of 3Stones Ltd or any other company referred to on the website cannot be relied upon as a guide to its future performance. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements because of various risks, uncertainties and other factors. For example, rates of exchange may cause the value of underlying investments or products to go up or down and tax arrangements may change. Please see also the general disclaimer of liability under paragraph 8 of the section headed ‘General Provisions’ below.


Privacy Notice

We respect your privacy. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. Please read this document carefully as it sets out our 'Privacy Policy' which informs you what we do with your personal data, whether we are providing you with news alerts or using your personal data as part of the research that we conduct for or statistical purposes.

This Privacy Notice applies to the personal data of visitors to this website.

  •  For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation (including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the "GDPR"), the company responsible for your personal data is 3Stones Ltd, 9 Market Square Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Wales UK, NP23 4AJ.

  •  We may amend this Privacy Notice from time to time. Please visit this page if you want to stay up-to-date as we will post any changes here.

  •  If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our Privacy Notice, you may have legal rights which we have described below where relevant.

1) Information we collect about you

Depending on the relevant circumstances and applicable local laws and requirements, we may collect some or all of the information listed below to help us with this:

  •  Name;

  •  Contact details;

  •  Country of residence;

  •  Background i.e. vocation/profession; and

  •  Extra information that you choose to tell us.

The above list details the ways in which we collect your personal details pleased note that this is not exhaustive.

  •  Some of the personal data we collect from you are required to enable us to fulfil our duties to you or to others. For example, when you sign up to email alerts, we need to collect your email address, name and country to be able to process your request.  Other items may simply be needed to ensure that our relationship can run smoothly.

  •  Depending on the type of personal data in question and the grounds on which we may be processing it, should you decline to provide us with such data, we may not be able to fulfil the request.

  •  For details of the legal bases that we rely on to be able to use and process your personal data, please see the below section entitled "Legal bases for us processing your data".

2) How do we collect your personal data?

We collect your personal data in three primary ways:

  1. Personal data that you give to us;

  2. Personal data that we receive from other sources; and

  3. Personal information we collect automatically.


Personal data you give to us:

There are numerous ways that you can share your information with us. These include:

  •  Where you register with our website (for example email alerts);

  •  Where you contact us proactively, usually by phone, email or via social media; and/or

  •  Where we contact you, either by phone or email


Personal data we receive from other sources

Your information may be shared with us by independent organisations. These independent third parties will only share your information when you have consented. You should check their Privacy Notice when you provide your information to understand fully how they will process your data.


Via Social Media
Depending on your settings or the privacy notices for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn or Twitter, etc., you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.


Via information available publicly

This may include information found in places such as  Companies House and information that has been published in articles/newspapers.

3) Why do we collect your personal data?

We collect, use and disclose your personal data for a number of reasons, including:

  •  to ensure that we can respond to any queries and contact you if you request us to do so

  •  for storing your details (and updating them when necessary) on our database, so that we can contact you in relation to email news alerts or respond to any query you have asked us to answer

  •  as part of the research that we conduct for statistical purposes


4) Who do we share your information with?

We will never commercially sell your personal data to anyone else. We will only ever share your personal data in other circumstances, not listed above, if we have your explicit and informed consent at the time of collection. However, we may need to disclose your details if required to by the police, other agencies, for example HMRC, regulatory bodies or our legal advisors.

5) How long do we keep your personal data for?

We will not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which we collect it unless we believe that the law or other regulation requires us to preserve it (for example, because of a request by a tax authority or in connection with any anticipated litigation).

When it is no longer necessary to retain your data, we will delete the personal data that we hold about you from our systems.

6) How do we keep your personal information secure?

We care committed to protecting your information. We ensure that there are appropriate physical and technical controls in place to protect your personal details and we work within good practice, for example, confidential paper records are securely stored, or securely disposed of as appropriate. PCs holding personal information are protected with appropriate anti-virus and malware protection and this is routinely monitored for any breaches through an automatic scan.

Access to information that we hold is only accessible to Management or appropriate staff members.   If a breach is detected and likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting you, we will inform you without undue delay. Unfortunately, there is always risk involved in sending information through any channel over the internet. You send information over the internet entirely at your own risk. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted over the internet and we do not warrant the security of any information, including personal data, which you transmit to us over the internet. If you suspect any misuse or loss of or unauthorised access to your personal information please let us know immediately. Please raise your concern by contacting us using the Contact us section of the website, in the first instance, and we will investigate the matter and update you as soon as possible on next steps.

7) Your rights

You have various rights in relation to the data which we hold about you. We have set these out below.

Right to object

This right enables you to object to us processing your personal data where we do so for one of the following reasons:

  •  because it is in our legitimate interests to do so (for further information please see section 10 below);

  •  to enable us to perform a task in the public interest or exercise official authority; or

  •  for scientific, historical, research, or statistical purposes.

Right to withdraw consent

Where we have obtained your consent to process your personal data for certain activities, you may withdraw this consent at any time and we will cease to use your data for that purpose unless we consider that there is an alternative legal basis to justify our continued processing of your data for this purpose, in which case we will inform you of this condition.

Data Subject Access Requests

You may ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time, and request us to modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this unless permitted by law. If you request further copies of this information from us, we may charge you a reasonable administrative cost.  Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request we will always tell you the reasons for doing so.

Right to erasure

You have the right to request that we "erase" your personal data in certain circumstances. Normally, this right exists where:

  •  The data are no longer necessary;

  •  You have withdrawn your consent to us using your data, and there is no other valid reason for us to continue;

  •  The data has been processed unlawfully;

  •  It is necessary for the data to be erased in order for us to comply with our obligations under law; or

  •  You object to the processing and we are unable to demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds for our continued processing.


We would only be entitled to refuse to comply with your request for erasure in limited circumstances and we will always tell you our reason for doing so. When complying with a valid request for the erasure of data we will take all reasonably practicable steps to delete the relevant data.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, for example if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data that we hold about you or you object to our processing of your personal data for our legitimate interests. If we have shared your personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the restricted processing unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We will, of course, notify you before lifting any restriction on processing your personal data.

Right to rectification

You have the right to request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold about you. 

Right of data portability

If you wish, you have the right to transfer your personal data between service providers. In effect, this means that you are able to transfer the details we hold on you to another third party. 

Right to complain

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority which is the Information Commissioner's Office in the UK. You can contact them in the following ways:

  •  Phone: 0303 123 1113

  •  Email:

  •  Post: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your personal data), please contact us using the Contact us  form on the website. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

8) Who is responsible for processing your personal data?

3Stones is responsible for processing your personal data on this site. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this Privacy Notice please contact us using the Contact us form on the website. We take privacy seriously and will get back to you as soon as possible.

9) How we store your data?

Your personal data is store in physical files or PCs. However, 3stones runs subsidiaries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Although they may not be subject to the same data protection laws as organisations based in the UK, We will take steps to ensure adequate level of protection in accordance with UK data protection law. By submitting your personal information to us you understand your personal data will be transferred, stored and processed at a location outside the EEA


Like most websites, we use “cookies” to help us make our site, and the way you use it, better. We do not store any personal data in the cookies that we use.  Cookies mean that a website will remember you. They’re small text files that sites transfer to your computer (or phone or tablet). They make interacting with a website faster and easier – for example by automatically filling your name and address in text fields.

In addition, the type of device you’re using to access our website or apps and the settings on that device may provide us with information about your device, including what type of device it is, what specific device you have, what operating system you’re using, what your device settings are. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us.

The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it. You should be able to control what cookies are placed on your device through your browser settings. Go to to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them.


We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our websites by generating statistical and other information. Details captured during your visit to our websites will include, but are not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources you access. However, all data collected is anonymous and will not identify you as an individual.  Google, not the Association, stores this activity information. You can view Google’s privacy notice here. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit their website here.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the original template pages for this site are W3C compatible.  However, as some of the content of pages is supplied by partners or public sources, such content may not be compatible.

General provisions

  1. This website is provided to you free of charge, without any warranties or guarantees unless specifically stated. The information contained in this website is intended for general information purposes only.

  2. Except as expressly provided for on this website, 3Stones Ltd is not responsible for the content or use of any web pages or any messages sent or received by you.

  3. All copyright, trade marks, and other intellectual property rights used as part of this website are vested in 3Stones Ltdand / or its licensors. You acquire no rights in the website other than the limited right to use the website in accordance with these conditions of use. You may not offer for sale or sell or distribute over any medium, any part of this website or its content.  However, you are permitted to print out or download information and content from this website for your own personal, non-commercial use only.  Other than as stated in these conditions of use, you may not make any part of the website available as part of another website, whether by scraping, crawling, hyperlink framing on the Internet or otherwise unless you have been authorised to do so in writing by 3Stones Ltd.

  4. You shall not use this website for any illegal purposes and in particular agree that you shall not send, use, copy, post or allow any posting which is defamatory or obscene or which is abusive, indecent or in breach of the privacy of any person. You agree not to send any unsolicited promotional or advertising material, spam or similar materials or any volume messages which may interfere with the operation of this website or with the enjoyment of this website by other visitors.

  5. 3Stones Ltdreserves the right at any time and without notice to enhance, modify, alter, suspend or permanently discontinue all or any part of this website and to restrict or prohibit access to it.

  6. You hereby agree to indemnify 3Stones Ltd against any costs, claims, losses and damages (including legal fees) incurred by or awarded against 3Stones Ltd as a result of your misuse of this website or your breach of these conditions of use.

  7. If you are in breach of these conditions of use 3Stones Ltd may suspend or block your access to this website and refuse to provide you with any further access to it.


  9. If any part of these conditions of use is found to be unenforceable as a matter of law, all other parts of these conditions of use shall not be affected.

  10. These conditions of use govern our relationship with you and represent our entire agreement with you.

  11. The conditions of use and the content of this website are governed by English law whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.


Company information

3Stones Limited. Incorporated in England and Wales, Company number 08520982
Physical Address: The Talisman, 9 Market Square Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Wales UK, NP23 4AJ.
Phone: +44 1495 312 138

Please send legal notices and all other correspondence in relation to this website (including any enquiries or complaints) to: The General Manager, 3Stones Limited, 9 Market Square Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, Wales UK, NP23 4AJ. 

Last updated: May 2018