Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

Baileyfields Solicitors Limited (“Baileyfields”) is committed to protecting the privacy of information provided to us & information about visitors to our websites. Baileyfields is the data controller of any personal information provided to us when you use our services as set out in ‘scope of privacy policy’ below.

This Privacy Policy explains how we may collect & use information that we obtain about you & your rights in relation to that information. Your use of our online services or your provision of information to us constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please do not send us any of your information if you do not want it to be used in the ways described in this Privacy Policy.

SCOPE OF PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of any of our services, including:

  • when you request information from us;
  • when you engage our legal services;
  • as a result of your relationship with one or more of our clients;
  • where you apply for a job; &
  • your use of our website.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

General

We will collect personal information directly from you, from our clients or their authorised representatives.  We may also collect personal information from third parties such as regulatory authorities, your employer, other organisations with whom you have dealings, government agencies, credit reporting agencies, recruitment agencies, information or service providers, publicly available records & the third parties described in ‘Disclosure of your information’ below.

We may collect current & historical personal information including your name, contact details, identification, organisation, employment, positions held & enquiry/complaint details. We may also collect personal information about your other dealings with us & our clients, including any contact we have with you in person, by telephone, email or online.

Online Services

When you use our online services, we may collect the following:

  • information you provide by completing ‘Request a Call Back’ forms & application forms (including when you  submit  material or request further services);
  • information you provide to us if you contact us or raise a query or comment; &
  • details of visits made to our online services such as the volume of traffic received, logs (including, the internet protocol (IP) address & location of the device connecting to the online services & other identifiers about the device & the nature of the visit) & the resources accessed.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may use your personal information if:

  • it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or necessary in connection with a legal obligation; or
  • you have provided your consent for such use; or
  • we consider such use of your information as not detrimental to you, within your reasonable expectations, having a minimal impact on your privacy, & necessary to fulfil our legitimate interests; or
  • we are otherwise required or authorised by law.

We use your information to:

  • provide & improve our services & products to you;
  • maintain & develop our relationship with you;
  • facilitate our internal business operations;
  • fulfil our legal requirements (including in relation to anti-money laundering) & professional obligations;
  • monitor & analyse our business;
  • send you marketing information (please see section 10 for more information).

We may not be able to do these things without your personal information.

We will only retain your personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary in the circumstances. Personal information provided in connection with the provision of our legal services will be retained for no longer than six years unless we agree otherwise with you.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties where:

  • you have consented for us to do so;
  • we are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, in order to comply with anti-money laundering requirements);
  • it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with, legal proceedings, or to exercise or defend legal rights;
  • if, in the future, we re-organise or transfer all or part of our business, we may need to transfer your information to new entities or third parties through which our business will be carried out;
  • it maybe relevant in the circumstances to disclose the information to our clients, your employer or place of business, or your professional advisers;
  • we provide anonymous statistical information about users of our websites & related usage information to reputable third parties, including analytics & search engine providers.

We use third party service providers to provide services that involve data processing, for example archival, auditing, reference checking, professional advisory (including legal, accounting, financial & business consulting), mailing house, delivery, technology, website, social media, research, banking, payment, client contact, data processing, insurance, forensic, litigation support, data room, marketing & security services.

SECURITY

We take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form & to prevent unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Our information security policy is supported by a number of security standards, processes & procedures & we store information in electronic databases requiring logins & passwords. We require our third party data storage providers to comply with appropriate security standards. All staff & third party providers with access to confidential information are subject to confidentiality obligations.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our online services; any transmission is at your own risk.

COOKIES

We use cookies on our online services. Please see our Cookie Policy for details.

THIRD PARTY SITES

Our website may contain links to other sites which are controlled by third parties.

Visitors should consult these other sites’ privacy policies & please be aware that we do not accept responsibility for their use of information about you.

YOUR RIGHTS

The privacy laws of the United Kingdom give individuals the right to access, amend or delete their personal information or, in some circumstances, to restrict or object to the processing of their personal information.  If you would like to request a copy of your data please contact us as set out below.  We may refuse to provide access & may charge a fee for access if the relevant legislation allows us to do so, in which case we will provide reasons for our decision as required by law.

Information we hold about you should be accurate. Please advise us of any changes to your information using the contact details set out below.

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE MARKETING INFORMATION FROM US 

If you receive marketing materials relating to our services by email or post, you may withdraw your consent for us to send these to you at any time, by using the “unsubscribe” option included in the email or other material. Alternatively, you can let us know your preferences by sending an email to hdriley@baileyfields.com

STATUS OF THIS POLICY

We review this Privacy Policy regularly & reserve the right to revise it or any part of it from time to time to reflect changes in the law or technology practices.

CONTACT & FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or want to submit a written complaint to us about how we handle your personal information, please contact us at:

Baileyfields Solicitors Limited

Thorne Estate Business Park

Forge Hill

Bethersden

Kent TN26 3AF

Email: hdriley@baileyfields.com

If you make a privacy complaint, we will respond to let you know how your complaint will be handled. We may ask you for further details, consult with other parties & keep records regarding your complaint.