1.1 Slee Blackwell LLP, is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This
data you provide via our website, email or networking with our people and when you
otherwise communicate with us (including in the course of the legal services we provide
or the running of our business).
1.2 Our details are as follows:
1.3 This Policy may change from time to time and, if it does, the up-to-date version will
always be available on our website and becomes effective immediately.
1.4 Please take the time to read this Policy, which contains important information
about the way in which we process personal data.
1.5 For the purposes of this Policy, “European Data Protection Legislation” is
defined as, for the periods in which they are in force, the European Data Protection
Directive 95/46/EC, all laws giving effect or purporting to give effect to the European
Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (such as the Data Protection Act 1998) or otherwise
relating to data protection (to the extent the same apply) and, from 25 May 2018, the
General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/670) (“GDPR”) or any
equivalent legislation amending, supplementing or replacing the GDPR.
2 Information we may collect about you
2.1 We may collect and process information about you through various means, including:
2.2 The personal data you give to us may include:
2.3 Each time you visit our website, we may automatically collect the following information:
2.4 We may ask you for information when you report a problem with our website.
2.5 If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
2.6 The personal data described above may relate to any of the following categories of person:
2.7 Any personal data relating to children that we hold will have been provided to us by the child’s parents or guardian or as part of any legal process involving the children.
experience on our website, and, to recommend content that may be of interest to you.
4 How we will use your information
4.1 We may use your information for the following purposes:
5 Legal grounds for processing your information
5.1 We will rely on the following legal bases under European Data Protection Legislation for processing your personal data:
6 Sharing your information
6.1 We may share your details with carefully selected third parties. These may include service providers, support services and organisations that help us to market our services and third parties instructed to enable us to fulfill our contractual obligations to you and/or our clients in the course of business.
6.2 If we share your information with third parties they will process your information as either a data controller or as our data processor and this will depend on the purposes of our sharing your personal data. We will only share your personal data in compliance with the European Data Protection Legislation.
6.3 We may disclose your information to third parties when: you specifically request this or it is necessary to provide our legal services to you (e.g. when we need to instruct lawyers in another jurisdiction to provide advice which you have requested) we feel other companies’ products and services may interest you if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of our website, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
6.4 The third parties include:
6.5 Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of
advertisers and partners. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that
these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any
responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you
submit any personal data to these websites.
6.6 We will not rent or sell our users’ or other contacts’ details to any other organisation
7 Storage and retention of your personal data
7.1 We follow strict security procedures as to how your personal information is stored
and used, and who sees it, to help stop any unauthorised person getting hold of it. All
personal information you register on our website will be located behind a firewall. Once
we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features
to try to prevent unauthorised access. Unfortunately, the transmission of information
via the Internet is not completely secure and although we do our best to protect your
personal data, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of your data.
7.2 We will keep your information stored on our systems for as long as it takes to
provide the services to you and in accordance with our Terms of Business. We may
keep your data for longer than our stated retention period if we cannot delete it for legal,
regulatory or technical reasons. We may also keep it for research, preventing conflicts
of interests or statistical purposes. If we do, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards
are in place to protect your privacy and only used for those purposes.
7.3 Any contact details stored on our client database will be removed from our mailing
lists if they do not interact with our emails (i.e. open emails or click on links within
them) for a certain period following which they will be moved to an archive folder
before being deleted permanently.
7.4 The third parties we engage to provide services on our behalf will keep your data
stored on their systems for as long as is necessary to provide the services to you.
7.5 We will, subject to paragraph 7.2, not store your information for longer than is
reasonably necessary or required by law.
8 Sending your information outside of the EEA
8.1 If we need to share your personal data with a recipient outside the European
Economic Area (“EEA”) (e.g. a professional advisor or third party engaged by us or
you as part of our work under an engagement letter) we will ensure we do so in
compliance with European Data Protection Legislation, including where applicable by
ensuring that the transfer is necessary to perform a contract in place with you or a
contract entered into in your interests. As part of this, we will ensure we have a set of
EU-approved Model Clauses (or other approved protection mechanism) in place with
our practice management system provider located in the US (and to the extent New
Zealand no longer benefits from an EU `adequacy finding’, in New Zealand) and with
our recruitment portal provider in Australia. If these transfers affect you, you may
contact us to obtain more precise information and a copy of relevant documentation.
8.2 Our people may access our systems remotely when working abroad (including from
jurisdictions outside the European Economic Area). Where they do so, they are required
to use our systems and access any personal data in accordance with all the usual policies
9 Withdrawal of consent
9.1 Where we process your personal data we do so on the basis that you have provided
your consent for us to do so for the purposes set out in this Policy when you submitted
your personal data to us. You may withdraw your consent to this processing at any time
by contacting us at [email protected]
9.2 If you do withdraw your consent, we may still be able to process some of the data
that you have provided to us on other grounds and will notify you of these at such time.
10 Your information rights
10.1 European Data Protection Legislation gives you the right to access information
held about you. You are entitled to be told by us whether we or someone else on our
behalf is processing your personal information; what personal information we hold;
details of the purposes for the processing of your personal information; and details of
any third party with whom your personal information has been shared.
10.2 You can access the personal information we hold on you by writing to us at: FAO:
Data Protection Officer, Slee Blackwell LLP, 10 Cross Street, Barnstaple, Devon,
EX31 1 BA. You can also contact us by email at [email protected]
10.3 We will ask you to provide proof of identity before we show you your personal
information —this is so we can prevent unauthorised access and any request may be subject
to a fee of £10.00 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold
10.4 You have the additional rights to request rectification and erasure of your personal
data and to request restriction of, and to otherwise object to, our processing of your
personal data and you can exercise these rights at any time by contacting
1 1.1 If you consent to us contacting you, we will always aim to be respectful, relevant
and appropriate. If at any time you do not think that we have complied with this, please
contact us straight away to let us know.
1 1.2 You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s
Office. For more details please visit the ICO website.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy should be addressed to the following:
Name: Data Protection Officer
Address: 10 Cross Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1BA.
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone number: +44 (01271 349959).
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