SILVINE SOLICITORS LIMITED – PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction

Silvine Law respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.

This policy describes:

Controller

Silvine Law is the controller and responsible for your personal information (collectively referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

Contact details

Silvine Solicitors Limited t/a Silvine Law is a limited company with company number 08367719 and registered office at 8-10 Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3ED.

info@silvinelaw.com

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share information about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

Personal information that we collect about you

We may collect, use, store and transfer personal information about you in the course of our business, including through your use of our website, when you contact or request information from us, when you engage our legal or other services or as a result of your relationship with one or more of our staff and clients.

The personal information that we process includes:

Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with our legal services). In this case, we may have to cancel the contract you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

How we obtain your personal information

How we use your personal information

We collect and process your personal information in a number of ways in the provision of our services, as follows:

Legal Services

We collect and process personal information in the course of and in connection with the services we provide to our clients. We will process identification and background information as part of our business acceptance, finance, administration and marketing processes, including undertaking anti-money laundering checks, conflict, reputational and financial checks. We will also process personal information provided to us by or on behalf of our clients for the purposes of the work we do for them. The information may be disclosed to third parties to the extent reasonably necessary in connection with that work. 

We use your personal information on the following bases:

Marketing

Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information other than in relation to sending direct marketing communications to you via email. If you receive marketing communications from us and no longer wish to do so you may unsubscribe at any time by contacting us.

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal information with any company outside of Fletcher Day for marketing purposes.

Meetings, events and seminars

We will collect and process personal information about you in relation to your attendance at our offices or at an event or seminar organised by Fletcher Day. We may share your personal information with IT and other service providers or business partners involved in organising the particular event.

Change of Purpose

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.

If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

Sharing your personal information

We may be required to share your personal information with certain trusted third parties in accordance with certain contractual obligations that we have with them and to assist us in providing you with our services, including:

How we protect your personal information

We have in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

How long we keep your personal information

We will only keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means. We also take into account legal and regulatory requirements which require the retention of personal information for a minimum period of time, limitation periods for taking legal action, good practice and Silvine Law’s general business purposes.

Your rights regarding your personal information

You have certain rights under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations and other data protection laws

in relation to your personal information. You can: