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Privacy Policy

BACKGROUND:

                Goldman Knightley Solicitors understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our customers and stakeholders and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Limited Company registered in England and Wales under company number 09733115
Registered and trading address: 2nd Floor, Interchange House, 42 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, BL1 1LF
VAT number: 230 4687 20
Data Protection Officer: Mr Ayaaz Khan
Email address: info@goldmanknightley.co.uk
Telephone number: 01204 563 533
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2.         What Does This Notice Cover?

This Privacy Information explains how we use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that we use is set out in Part 5, below.

 

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The primary reason for asking you to provide us with your personal data is to allow us to carry out your requests/instructions, which will usually be to represent you and carry out legal work. This can include, but is not limited to:

Goldman Knightley operates a data protection regime to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. Ordinarily we will only use your information within Goldman Knightley; we will not share your information with third parties. However, there may be occasions where we may need to provide some information to third parties, to enable us to carry out your instructions/our legal work. These may include: -

Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data will be used for the following purposes:

With your permission, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message and/or post with information, news, and offers on our services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
If at any point you wish to query any action that we take on the basis of this or wish to request ‘human intervention’ (i.e. have someone review the action themselves, rather than relying only on the automated method), the GDPR gives you the right to do so. Please contact us to find out more using the details in Part 11.

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):

We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.

We will not transfer, disclose, sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties other than our partners, employees and agents of Goldman Knightley Solicitors to administer any accounts, services provided to you by now or in the future unless we have your permission or are required by law.

We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply services to you. These may include claim processing, delivery, and marketing and payment processing. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.

If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 8.
If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR, as explained above in Part 8.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

We are committed to ensure that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on line.

If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 11.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 2 weeks and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of The Data Protection Officer
Email address: info@goldmanknightley.co.uk
Telephone number: 01204 563 533

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Any changes will be made available in our website within the contents of this privacy policy.