Leeds Law Society (“we”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Our obligations as a data controller
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is The Leeds Law Society, a company registered in England with company number 5017 whose office is at 62 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office with registration number Z2466834.
As we are committed to your protecting your privacy, we take all necessary steps to comply with our obligations under the Act and its relevant subordinate legislation when handling any personal information.
When we process any personal information, we meet our legal obligations to you in the way that we deal with that information.
We will comply with the Principles set out in the Act and we will ensure all personal information supplied to and processed by us is held securely.
In accordance with the Act, we are required to collect personal information fairly and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information on to anyone else.
Information we collect about you and why
We may collect and process the following data about you:
How we use your information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Disclosure of your information
We may share your information with selected third parties including The Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, regional law societies, business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
Where we store your personal data
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. It is also important for you to protect against unauthorised access to the password-protected parts of our site and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
How long do we keep your information?
We will keep the information that is necessary to enable us to provide you with a service that you have requested through this website for as long as it takes us to provide that service.
If you have asked that we do not use your details for marketing purposes, we may still need to keep them to ensure our systems reflect your preferences.
We will generally keep records of any transactions you enter into on this website for a minimum of six years from the date on which you entered your information. We will keep other information about you if it is necessary for us to do so to comply with the law, or where appropriate for legitimate business needs.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by making appropriate selections on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our business partners, associated organisations and other affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or how personal data submitted by or collected from you is processed. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access the personal information we hold about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Requests can be sent in writing to:
Leeds Law Society
62 Wellington Street,
As soon as we are satisfied as to your identity we will send to you within 40 calendar days, a copy of summary of all the personal information we hold about you.
We take great care to ensure the security of our site and your personal information. Only authorised personnel and contractors have access to your information. We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Last Updated (26th May 2017)
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