What are YOUR Legal Rights to YOUR Data?
The General Data Protection Regulation confers upon clients the following rights to their data:
Right to be informed – Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data. This is a key transparency requirement under the GDPR.
This policy outlines our purposes for processing your personal data, retention periods for that personal data, and who it will be shared with. We call this “your personal data”.
Right to request:
- Access – so you may access your personal data in the form of a ‘subject access request’ under which we can provide you a copy of the information we hold on file for you.
Please note: A reasonable fee may be charged for the additional work required to comply with your request.
We request that our previous clients give us 7 days’ notice in which to locate your file and information held on file.
We reserve the right to request additional time where such is required due to the circumstances of each case.
- Correction/Deletion – so you may ask us to remove personal data or delete the same if you do not believe we have a good reason for continuing to process it. You may also alternatively delete your data where you believe we have processed your information unlawfully.
Please note: In some instances we may not be able to delete your information for legal reasons. However should this be the case, you will be individually informed of this.
- Restriction – so you may stop us from processing your personal data when:
The accuracy of the data is concerned.
You object to the processing of your data on the grounds of unlawfulness (below) but do not wish for us to erase the same.
You object to the use of your data by our firm but before erasure we require investigation of whether there are overriding legitimate reasons for retaining it.
- Transfer – so that you may ask us to transfer your personal data from us to yourself or a third party.
This will be information you will have originally provided us with your consent.
Please note: we will not normally charge a fee for complying with such request but do deserve the right to put a hold on the transfer if there are fees outstanding on your file on account of legal services provided till date.
- Right to Object – so you may not agree with your personal data being processed even when we have a legitimate reason for doing so this. This can be because you either believe processing of your specific personal data is against your rights or because you no longer which to be subject to marketing activities the firm undertakes.
Please note: In some instances the legitimate reason for which we retain your personal data may override the right and freedoms you claim to be affected.
As our client, you will therefore have the benefit of all the above rights, and we will ensure we adopt effective protocols and procedures to comply with these.
In light of the above please note: As a client, you reserve the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This means any processing after this will only be lawful if there is a legitimate reason for doing so, however any processing done before this will be considered lawful in light of your initial consent.
Please be aware that if you withdraw your consent we will no longer be able to provide you our legal services and as such your file will be closed.
We reserve the right to take appropriate ID measures to ascertain your identity when instructing us with relation to processing of your personal data. This is for the security of your data and any instructions with relation to personal date will not be taken unless ID checks have been conducted and verified.