The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect from the 25 of May 2018. In order to comply with the new requirements of the law, and to ensure that we serve our clients better, Rockstone Law Solicitors has updated its data protection policy.
Please find below our updated Policy which provides the information we hold of you and how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights in relation to this.
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We provide information on what will happen to any personal data that you provide to us as a consequence of using our website. This information is for the benefit of general visitors to our website. However, if you are one of our clients or become our client in the future, we shall process your personal data and deal with a wider range of private related issues. Our clients shall be provided with the relevant detailed information on engagement.
Your Personal Data
Your privacy is very important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and e-mail address via the forms on this website, you agree to us contacting you with regard to the information provided. Some forms on our website also include a check box asking you for permission to add you to our mailing list. This is an opt-in mailing list and your personal information will be used solely by us (and all such emails include a link for opt-out).
How we use your Personal data in our website
We use the data to
Communicate with you, for example: we use contact details such as email address or phone number when responding to enquiries made via online forms
Monitor website trends, for example: we use Google Analytics to help us aggregate traffic so we can monitor how the website is being used
Operate our business more effectively, for example: we seek feedback and use this to help improve our service
Our lawful reasons for processing your personal data
The “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) which came into effect on the 25 of May 2018 is the primary piece of legislation defining your rights over our processing of your personal information. The GDPR requires us to declare which of six “lawful reasons” we are relying on when we are processing your personal data: we operate on the basis of “consent” when sending newsletters (you won’t get sent a newsletter unless you have explicitly opted in to receive one)…. and we operate on the basis of “legitimate interest” when communicating with you in other ways (e.g. when responding to your enquiry).
Storage of your Personal information on our website would only be for a period of up to 90 days after which time it is removed automatically.
Transfer of Personal Data
Questions and Complaints regarding your personal data protection
In the first instance we hope you will contact us directly with any questions or complaints (contact details are displayed prominently on this website). However, legal rights regarding privacy are the remit of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and you will find more information about how to complain here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to monitor how our website is being used so that we can make necessary improvements. Our use of Google Analytics requires us to pass to Google your IP address (but no other information) – Google uses this information to prepare site usage reports for us, but Google may also share this information with other Google services. In particular, Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
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