Website terms

Legal Notice.

The following information if provided in accordance with The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 para 6.-(1) (f)
David Searle is a member of the Notaries Society, the representative body for notaries in England and Wales.
David Searle is regulated by the Faculty Office.
The applicable professional rules are the Notaries Practice Rules 2001

Website Terms of Use

Welcome to the Notary Plymouth website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with the privacy policy govern David Searle - Notary Plymouth's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use the website.
The term 'David Searle - Notary Plymouth' or 'Notary Plymouth' or 'me' or 'I' refers to the owner of the website. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of the website.
The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
This website uses cookies to monitor connection sessions. If you do allow cookies to be used, no personal information will be stored by me for use by third parties.
Neither I nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and I expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which I shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to me. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that I endorse the website(s). I have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Privacy Policy

David Searle - Notary Plymouth ("I") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy (together with my terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data I collect from you, or that you provide to me, will be processed by me. Please read the following carefully to understand my views and practices regarding your personal data and how I will treat it.


I may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on my site (my site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use my site, subscribing to my service, posting material or requesting further services. I may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion, and when you report a problem with my site.
If you contact me, I may keep a record of that correspondence.
I may also ask you to complete surveys that I use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
Details of transactions you carry out through my site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
Details of your visits to my site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for my own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.


I may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to my advertisers. This is statistical data about my users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.


My website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of my website. This helps me to provide you with a good experience when you browse my website and also allows me to improve my site. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


The data that I collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for me or for one of my suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. I will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Where I have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of my site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. I ask you not to share a password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although I will do my best to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to my site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once I have received your information, I will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


I use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from my site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
To provide you with information, products or services that you request from me or which I feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
To carry out my obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and I.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of my service, when you choose to do so.
To notify you about changes to my service.
I may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and I or they may contact you about these by post or telephone or email or SMS.
If you are an existing customer, I will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
If you are a new customer, and where I permit selected third parties to use your data, I (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
If you do not want me to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please email this request to


I may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that I sell or buy any business or assets, in which case I may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If I am under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply my Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of David Searle - Notary Plymouth, my customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


You have the right to ask me not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. I will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if I intend to use your data for such purposes or if I intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms I use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting me at My site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of my partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that I do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet my costs in providing you with details of the information I hold about you.


Any changes I may make to my privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to


Information contained on this website is for information purposes only. The information is provided by David Searle, Notary Public, and whilst I endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of David Searle, Notary Public. I have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website available. However, I take no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily or permanently unavailable.

Regulations & complaints


My notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury:

The Faculty Office
1, The Sanctuary
Telephone: 020 7222 5381


If you are dissatisfied about the service you have received please do not hesitate to contact me.


If we are unable to resolve the matter you may then complain to the Notaries Society of which I am a member, who have a Complaints Procedure which is approved by the Faculty Office. This procedure is free to use and is designed to provide a quick resolution to any dispute.


In that case please write (but do not enclose any original documents) with full details of your complaint to:

The Secretary of The Notaries Society
Old Church Chambers
23 Sandhill Road
St James
Northampton. NN5 5LH
Tel: 01604 758908

If you have any difficulty in making a complaint in writing please do not hesitate to call the Notaries Society/the Faculty Office for assistance.


Finally, even if you have your complaint considered under the Notaries Society Approved Complaints Procedure, you may at the end of that procedure, or after a period of eight weeks from the date you first notified me that you were dissatisfied, make your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, if you are not happy with the result:

Legal Ombudsman
Baskerville House, Centenary Square,
Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND
Tel: 0300 555 0333


If you decide to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman you must refer your matter to the Legal Ombudsman within six months from the conclusion of the complaints process.

About Notaries

Notaries are a separate branch of the legal profession. To become a notary under the present regulations, as well as satisfying the Qualifications Board of your existing qualifications as a lawyer you must successfully complete a two year post graduate diploma at Cambridge University.
Notaries can trace their roots back to the 13th century. The link with the Archbishop of Canterbury arose because notaries were originally appointed by the Pope. When Henry VIII appointed himself head of the Church in England he passed the duty of appointing notaries to the Archbishop.
The status of a notary is recognised internationally. Documents which are to be sent to foreign jurisdictions will only normally be accepted if they bear the seal and signature of a notary.
The notary's prime responsibility is to ensure that his notarial act may be relied upon by anyone in he world who may receive the document.