Clients of First Legal Solicitors should read this notice in addition to our terms and conditions.
Data is collected, processed and stored by First Legal Solicitors; we are what is known as the ‘data controller’ of any personal information you provide to us.
First Legal Solicitors Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 634939.
First Legal Solicitors Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under registration reference [2A240665]. Mr Christopher Smith is the appointed Data Protection Officer who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you are of course entitled to access your own personal data, known as a right of access.
You may access your personal data we hold on you, usually name, contact details incl. address, emails, telephone numbers etc, date of birth etc, it does not necessarily mean that you are entitled to any documentation which contain such data.
Should you wish to make such a request, at any time please do so in writing to our DPO Data Protection Officer, Mr Christopher Smith.
In certain circumstances, in addition to your entitlement to access your data you also have the following rights:
1. The right to be informed: satisfied via our privacy notice and our clear, transparent explanation confirming how we aim to use your personal data
2. The right to rectification: you are, of course entitled to request personal data be rectified in the event it is inaccurate and/or incomplete, at any time
3. The right to be forgotton: you do, of course have the right to request removal of your personal data in circumstances where there are no compelling reasons for continued processing. This applies only in certain/specific circumstances:
4. The right to object: you do, of course have the right to object to processing if based upon legitimate interests and to object to direct marketing activities. Please note this right only applies in the following circumstances:
5. The right to restrict processing: you do, of course have the right to request restriction and/or suppression of your individual data. Please note when and if processing is restricted, we are able to store data but are unable to use that data. This right applies only in the following circumstances:
Legal work undertaken at this firm on behalf of children is communicated through representatives parents, guardians and so on, and therefore our website and services are not aimed specifically at children. If you are a child and need further advice or explanation about how we would use your data, please email email@example.com
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) there are two types of personal data (personal information) that you may provide to us:
In most cases personal data will be restricted to basic information and information required to complete requisite ID checks. However some of the work we do, on occasion, may require us to ask for more sensitive information, when deemed appropriate.
Information about you may be obtained from a number of sources; including:
The primary reason for asking you to provide us with your personal data, is to allow us to represent you and to carry out your requests.
The following are some examples, although not exhaustive, of what we may use your information for:
First Legal Solicitors Ltd have a data protection regime in place to oversee the secure processing of your personal data. We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Generally, we will only use your information within First Legal Solicitors Ltd. However there may be circumstances, when undertaking legal work, where we may need to disclose some information to third parties; for example:
In the event that it is necessary to share your information with any of the aforementioned third parties, we ensure that they comply with our instructions and they do not use your personal information for their own purposes unless you have explicitly consented to them doing so.
In the event of requiring specific consent for certain uses of personal data, we will contact you separately and ask for your consent, which you are free to withdraw at any time.
We understand the importance of your information and will take all reasonable measures to protect it whilst it is in our care.
First Legal Solicitors Ltd have all reasonable measures in place to ensure we protect personally identifiable data from misuse, loss, alteration and destruction.
Personal information will be retained by First Legal Solicitors usually in computer files or manual files only for as long as necessary throughout the course of the matter you instructed the firm to deal with on your behalf, or as required by law or as detailed in any relevant contract held with the firm. For example:-
In accordance with the DPA you may submit a Subject Access Request to obtain a copy of your personal data. If you wish to make a request, please do so in writing addressed to our Data Protection Officer Mr Christopher Smith or contact the individual dealing with your case.
A request for access to your personal data means you are entitled to a copy of the data we hold on you – such as your name, address, contact details, date of birth, information regarding your health etc. This means that a Subject Access Request will not normally result in you getting a copy of your file because you are only entitled to your personal data – not the documents that contain that data.
If it ever should be the case that you wish to raise a complaint relating to how First Legal Solicitors have handled your personal data, you may contact our Data Protection Officer directly who will investigate further. Our Data Protection Officer is Mr Christopher Smith and you can contact via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should it be the case following our enquiries and investigations that you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you reserve the right to complain directly to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office)
In the event of any queries relating to the above and our privacy policies please do not hesitate to email email@example.com
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