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1. Meaby adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations 2006 (“GDPR”) in conjunction with its professional obligations under the Solicitors Regulation Authority including outcome 7.5 in Chapter 4 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011. This policy outlines the basis on which we collect your personal data and how it will be processed by us. By becoming a client of this firm you make the decision to accept and consent to the practices as described herein.
2. By virtue of our practice in providing legal advice, we collect personal information about you. Personal information is collected when you use our website and contact or request information from us. This can include (but is not limited to) your name, employer, job title, your relationship to other persons, email addresses, telephone numbers, home addresses, financial information, technical information (information that you have provided to us willingly or upon request), identification and personal history arising from our know your client checks and anti-money laundering checks and matters arising from communications from you to us and any other information that may be sent to us.
3. When accepting our terms of business, it is necessary for us to collect personal information from you to fulfil our retainer and comply with other regulations upon us concerning your identity and, in some cases, sources of funds which require us to collect data into your financial history.
4. We may obtain personal information using our technology tools and databases, including your use of our website and email communications.
5. Third parties may provide us with information on you. We may collect information from other sources such as information provided to us historically or using public resources.
6. Such information is essential for us to provide our services to our clients. It may also be used to promote our services including sending marketing material, links to articles and details of events held by our firm. The information will also be used to fulfil our statutory obligations including exercising or defending legal claims that may be necessary from time to time. Information may also be used for HR and recruitment purposes.
8. We hold for existing clients and will continue to collect for future clients, information that will be used in the context of marketing and events held by our firm. This may include items including, but not limited to, dietary requirements, previous attendances and your location. It may be necessary for us to share your personal information with third parties helping us organise any event.
9. Your personal information will be retained in accordance with our retention policy. This is governed by our obligations under the Solicitors Regulation Authority rules and the requirements of our professional indemnity insurer.
10. It may be necessary for us to share your information with third parties including, but not limited to, agents involved with the matter, your professional advisers such as mortgage advisers and surveyors, solicitors acting in a matter upon which we are retained, barristers, third party search providers, government departments such as the Land Registry, our own professional advisers such as our accountant and auditors, parties by whom we are regulated ourselves, our suppliers that provide support services to us, third party IT providers and third parties involved in organising events or marketing.
11. We may be obliged from time to time to share your information with third parties such as law enforcement agencies. We may have no choice but to disclose this information by virtue of the regulations imposed by law upon us.
12. We reserve the right from time to time to re-organise the business of Meaby and, where necessary, transfer the data to the new entity.
13. From time to time, we may use social media, including, but not limited to, Linked In, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. When using these sites, you must satisfy yourself as to their own data protection policies.
14. All parties, employees, volunteers and consultants of Meaby are bound by this policy. We have put in place procedures to ensure that all employees familiarise themselves and adhere to this policy. We have made it clear to all members of staff and consultants that their failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action against them.
15. We recognise the importance of keeping employees’ and clients’ affairs confidential. This includes prospective clients making enquiries with us. Confidentiality may be overridden if the individual consents or if that duty is overridden by law. By engaging with us, you accept that we may share your information, where necessary and required by the extent of our retainer and marketing with the third parties listed in the paragraphs above.
16. Under GDPR, you are entitled to enquire with us what information we hold and how the same is processed. You must notify us if you object to the holding or processing of your data and we are obliged to respect that request that. This may mean that we are unable to fulfil our retainer and, on that basis, we may have no choice but to cease the provision of services to you.