(1) We may, during the provision of the Services, receive personal data relating to you or third parties (“Personal Data”). We will use, retain and process Personal Data for the purposes of providing the Services, keeping our files and records up-to-date and meeting our legal and regulatory requirements. This may involve sharing Personal Data with third parties and we only do so where necessary. We shall handle your Personal Data in accordance with our obligations as a data controller and in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR); (2) to the extent that we are acting as a data processor for you (as defined in the GDPR), we will only process Personal Data in accordance with your instructions, and we will take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect against the unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss of or destruction or damage to such Personal Data; (3) we shall not be liable for any acts or omissions of a data controller to whom we may pass your data in connection with your Matter.
In terms of the strict requirements of the Money Laundering Regulations we are required to be satisfied as to the identity of our clients and as to the source of any funds passing through our hands. (1) We will require you to provide suitable evidence of identity and any other information required by us to comply with our obligations under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. This may include information relating to the identity of other parties involved in the Matter, the source of funds or source of wealth being used in the Matter and any other information required by us to carry out customer due diligence measures under the above mentioned legislation; (2) failure to provide such evidence or information timeously may lead to a delay in the Matter or to us ceasing to act for you; (3) information passed to us is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties save as authorised by you or as required by the law. For example, obligations are imposed on us by the Terrorism Act 2000, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 to make a disclosure to the relevant authorities if we know or suspect that your Matter involves money laundering or concerns an arrangement involving assets which are the proceeds of any criminal offence; (4) if we do make a disclosure to the relevant authorities: (a) we are obliged not to disclose to you that we have done so; (b) we may have to stop working on your Matter for a period of time and may not be able to tell you why; (c) we will not be liable to you for the consequences of any such disclosure made in good faith. In the event that some time passes without contact with our client, we are required to update our client identification records and we shall ask you for proof of identity and other information in order to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations. In addition, we shall require your National Insurance Number if we complete a Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Form online on your behalf. We reserve the right to withdraw from acting for you, and may need to withdraw during the course of a transaction, if you do not provide us with the information requested of you and required in connection with our Money Laundering procedures. Please note that we do not accept more than £500 cash from you. In the event that you provide us with a bank draft we will require that your name appear on the bank draft or we will require a letter from the bank issuing the draft confirming the source of the funds from your account. In the event that funds are received on your behalf from the account of a third party we are required to be satisfied as to the identity of third party. In terms of the Money Laundering Regulations the source of all bank CHAPS or BACS transfers and bank drafts is to be identified before we settle a transaction on your behalf. Please ask your bank or lender to write to us to confirm the sum to be transferred and the account details. We may not be able to settle a transaction without this information. It is important that these arrangements are made with your bank to provide this information prior to settlement. In the event that we suspect money laundering we shall, in terms of our legal obligations, report any such suspicion to the National Crime Authority (NCA). Please note that you cannot provide us with photocopies of identification documents as we are required to see the original.identification documents.
Effective date: April 04, 2019
The Law Practice (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.thelawpractice.org website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
The Law Practice uses the collected data for various purposes:
The Law Practice may process your Personal Data because:
The Law Practice will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United Kingdom and process it there.
The Law Practice may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. The Law Practice aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.