Privacy Notice

Worden Richmond Ltd is a “data controller”, which means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to inform you about how we hold and use that data.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

If you use our website, we may collect and process anonymous statistical data about your browsing activity. This includes information about your computer and your use of our website. We do that to compile reports and to help us improve the website.  

If you contact us we may collect and process information that you provide to us.

If you become a client of ours we will collect and process information in order to provide you with the legal services you request from us.

If you are involved in a matter on which we are working at the request of a client of ours, we may be provided with information about you. We will process this only for the purposes of advising and representing our client, complying with our legal obligations and duties to regulators and maintaining records of work we have carried out for our clients.

If you become a supplier or consultant to us we will collect and process information relating to you and the products or services you provide to us.

We do not use automated decision-making when processing any personal information.  

RESPECTING YOUR PRIVACY

We will comply with our obligations under relevant data protection legislation which provides that the personal information we hold about you must be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes
  • Accurate and kept up to date
  • Kept only as long as is necessary for the purposes we have told you about
  • Kept securely

HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We will not share your personal information unless it is necessary or appropriate to do so in light of the reasons it has come into our possession. For example, it may be necessary or appropriate to share your information:

  • in order for us to provide services to our clients;
  • to obtain advice or representation for our clients from Counsel or other experts;
  • for the purposes of legal proceedings;
  • with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board or other regulatory authorities, ombudsmen or legal advisers
  • with HMRC or other government authorities

WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

The data that we collect from you is stored within the EU and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. We also take appropriate organisational and technical measures to protect the personal information that we hold, and limit access to those who we believe reasonably need it in order to carry out their jobs.

HOW LONG WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

We will retain your personal information only so long as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected by us, fulfil any of the services we are engaged to provide, or to comply or demonstrate compliance with our legal or regulatory duties. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the purposes for which we process it and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

You have the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with UK data protection laws. Any access request may be subject to a small administrative fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. Contact us at info@wordenrichmond.com for details.

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WEBSITE  LINKS

Our website may contain links to and from other websites and services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other sites.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

We may occasionally modify our Privacy Notice. Any changes we make will be posted on this page.