I and the employees of Stour Chambers are responsible for ensuring that this notice is made available to you.
I am a barrister specialising in the provision of legal services. The personal data I may collect from you may include some or all of the following: your name and contact details, financial records, bank statements, medical records, recordings, evidence cookies, IP address.
I collect this data for the following purposes:
To provide agreed services
Personal Data will be collected from forms, contracts or correspondence to me and/or Stour Chambers by post, phone, email or through any other agreed communications. This may include data provided when requesting the provision of legal services.
When engaging with me or Stour Chambers some personal information may be collected in order to provide support or advice as required. This information may include:
The special categories of personal data concerned are:
By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving me permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified. Consent is required to process personal data, and it must be expressly given. Where I ask you for sensitive personal data I will always tell you why and how the information will be used. You may withdraw consent at any time.
I will not pass on your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your consent.
I will process and store personal data for a period of 6 years beginning from the date when I last provided legal services to you or was contacted by you (whichever is the later).
At any point while I am in possession of or processing your personal data, you have the following rights:
When requests for information are received, I may need to request specific information from you to confirm your identity and to prevent disclosure to individuals or parties who have no right to access this information
All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved in the processing of your personal data.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by me (or third parties as described above), or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority.
Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as: “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.
This privacy notice tells you how I will collect and use your personal data.
In order for me to provide you with a service I need to collect personal data. I am committed to ensuring that the information I collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
I may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers, Chambers or Barristers contracted to me in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that I may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide you on our behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with my procedures. If I wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party I will only do so once I have obtained your consent, or unless I am legally required to do otherwise, or within legal basis and legitimates interests.
I will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. I am required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.
I can confirm on request what information I hold about you and how it is processed. If I hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
I will share specific and relevant information with law enforcement and government agencies or public bodies where we are legally required to do so. Examples include:
There are some cases when I will share your information to support legitimate business purposes. I do this to make sure that I can meet your needs, and to meet health and safety obligations towards those delivering services on my behalf. This may include sharing information with my contractors and suppliers to allow them to carry out duties on my behalf or to meet contractual obligations I may have.
I store personal information both electronically and in paper form. I implement security policies, processes and technical security solutions to protect the personal information we hold from:
When you contact me, I may ask you to provide me with some information so that I can confirm your identity. Employees and third parties who have access to, or are associated with the processing of, your personal information will be required to ensure compliance with the GDRP and Data Protection Act and make reasonable efforts to safeguard it.
I accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: Passport, driving licence, birth certificate, utility bill (from last 3 months).
I will collect standard internet log information for statistical purposes.
I am the owner of this document and I am responsible for ensuring that this record is reviewed in line with the review requirements of the GDPR.
This document is reviewed annually.