Privacy Policy

Introduction

Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (“SNELS”) takes privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This policy explains how and why we collect information about you, how this information is used, the conditions under which it may be disclosed to others and how it is kept secure.

SNELS is the data controller in relation to processing your personal information. Please direct any queries about this policy to:

By email to:
The Data Protection Officer
snels@topcopysec.co.uk


How we collect your personal information
When you contact us, we collect relevant personal information directly from you, from documents that you may send us and from other parties who may be significant.

Where you have provided us with personal information about other individuals such as employees, please ensure that those individuals are made aware of the information contained in this policy.

When you contact us, we collect relevant personal information directly from you, from documents that you may send us and from other parties who may be significant.

Where you have provided us with personal information about other individuals such as employees, please ensure that those individuals are made aware of the information contained in this policy.

What information we collect from you
The type of personal information we collect is relevant to SNELS, but will normally include name, address, telephone number and email address. Where it is relevant to obtain other information about you, we will ask for your consent.

How we use your information
We will use your information to comply with our legal obligations for example, to identify you when you contact us, to assist any public authority or criminal investigation body as required, to verify your identity and the accuracy of the information we hold about you and to comply with your rights.

Who we share information with
We may be required to share your information with other organisations. Other organisations, known as data controllers, will be responsible to you for their use of personal data for example, banking services and government bodies. We may also transfer your information to a third party if we have a duty to comply with a legal obligation, for example to detect or report a crime.

How long we store your personal information
We do not retain personal information in an identifiable format for longer than is necessary.

Your rights
You have a right to make a subject access request to see a copy of the personal information that we hold about you by providing one form of identification and proof of your address. You have a right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies or update the information we hold and you have a right to ask us to transfer, restrict or erase your personal data. Please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website for more information: https://ico.org.uk or telephone their helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Please note that we will periodically review and update this policy.

August 2018

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