At AMD Solicitors your personal data is important to us and we are committed to protecting any personal data which we hold on you.
1. Important information and who we are
In this privacy notice the terms, 'we', 'us' or ‘our’ is AMD Solicitors Limited.
AMD Solicitors Limited is a private limited company, incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 4836244, whose registered office is at 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4JZ.
We are the controller responsible for your personal data.
We have appointed a data privacy manager. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our data protection practices please contact the data privacy manager using the contact details below:
Data privacy manager: Katie Hughes
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: 100 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4JZ
Telephone number: 0117 962 1205
2. The data we collect about you
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
If you fail to provide personal data
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of our retainer with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform our retainer. In this case, we may have to cancel the retainer we have with you but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
4. How we use your personal data
We use and process your information:
We may also, with your consent, use your personal data to keep you informed in the latest developments in legislation that may affect you, your family or your business or to tell you about events and developments that our taking place within our business. If you wish for us to use your personal data to receive updates from us, you can sign up to receive our e-newsletter by visiting www.amdsolicitors.com/resources.
5. How we share your personal data
Our work for you may require us to provide information to third parties such as:-
Any third party to whom we disclose information about you will be under an obligation to keep your information secure and not to use it for any purpose other than that for which it was disclosed.
We may also be under a duty to disclose your personal data as part of our legal or regulatory obligations.
We may need to disclose data to third parties in order to comply with those requirements or to prevent fraud or money laundering.
We may also need to disclose data to our auditors and external assessment bodies to achieve and maintain any Regulatory or Quality Assurance Standards and accreditations which meet our legal obligations and enable us to provide quality legal services to you. These external organisations are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your files. If you do not want your file to be part of this process, please contact our Privacy Data Manager as soon as possible.
We may disclose your personal data to third parties from whom we are buying a business/assets or to whom we are selling some or all of our business/assets as part of any due diligence process. Your personal data may subsequently be transferred to such third parties.
Where you authorise us we may also disclose your information to your family, associates or representatives, however, we reserve the right to refuse to do so if we form the view that it is not in your interests to do so.
In certain circumstances your personal data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) where data protection legislation may not offer the same protection as within the EEA. If you would prefer that we did not transfer your personal data outside the EEA please write to our data privacy manager.
Where you are acting as an agent or as a trustee, you agree to advise your principal or the beneficiary of the trust that their personal information will be dealt with on these terms. Unless you inform us otherwise, by disclosing any personal information to us about the principal or the beneficiary, we will assume you have obtained consent for the use of such information on these terms.
6. How long we will retain your data
Your personal data may be held in hard copy and/ or electronic form. We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
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 of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available in our retention policy which you can request from us by contacting our Data Privacy Manager.
7. Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data including the right to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office, the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.