Data Protection – Bonnar Accident Law
Bonnar Accident Law takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we require to advise you that we will collect and hold and process personal data relating to you.
This policy explains how we use the information and personal data about those who visit our web-site, provide us with information about a potential claim, and about those who subscribe to our email updates.
By visiting our website and submitting information to us, you consent to our using your personal data and/or information in accordance with this policy. If you are a client of the firm, we may use information about you in different ways. Further information about this is available on request.
We will use or process that data because it is necessary for us to do so for the performance of the contract which you “the data subject” have entered into with us to pursue a claim on your behalf or it is necessary for us to process that information in order to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
The processing may also be necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest as “data controller” under the GDPR.
We will retain the data for the length of time that we are acting for you in the legal contract in which we have been instructed by you and for a period of seven years beyond that date.
We require to retain such personal data to satisfy any enquiries or legal actions arising after the end of the claim and because we are obliged by rules set out by the Law Society of Scotland (who govern the conduct of solicitors) to retain personal data for that time. At the end of that period we will dispose securely of all data held by us.
Accuracy of Personal Data Held. We obviously require the personal data held and processed by us to be as accurate as possible. If you consider that the information we hold is not accurate in some way then please contact us immediately and we will update your personal data in accordance with our policy.
If you consider there is a problem with the way that we are processing your personal data you have the right to complain to an official body called the information commissioner’s office (ICO). Their website address is www.ico.org.uk.
PRIVACY NOTICE – DATA PROTECTION ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
Personal Data that we will hold and process. This is information about you such as your name, address, date of birth, gender and email address.
“Sensitive” Personal Data.
This is data coming under the definition of “special categories of personal data” in article 9 of GDPR and includes material such as medical records and medical reports. Bonnar Accident Law will process such data because it will be necessary for us to do so to establish and / or pursue the personal injury claim in which we are acting on your behalf.
Sending on Personal Data
We will not send your personal data to anyone else unless it is necessary for us to pursue your case. We may therefore require to send your data to medical experts and others acting on our instructions, to insurance companies and their lawyers and to Courts and Tribunals.
We may require to send your personal data to other legal firms with which the firm is associated with or who are carrying out work for us on your behalf in pursuit of your personal claim. We will endeavour to ensure that all those to whom personal data is sent, treat that data in the appropriate way required of the law as in force at the time.
Transfer of data outside the EU – This will only occur if it is required to pursue your case, for example, in relation to an accident occurring outside the EU.
Accuracy of Personal Data
We will keep your personal data correct and up to date. If any of your personal data changes you should contact us and let us know and we will make the appropriate changes to the personal data that we hold.
Accessing and updating your information
You have the right to access information we hold about you. Please email our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make an access request, if you would like to update or amend the information we hold about you or if you have any other queries about this policy.
If you change your mind and no longer wish to receive information or email updates, you can click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link on any email received by you from us or notify us of this by contacting us at email@example.com
Bonnar Accident Law and your privacy – General principles
We are committed to protecting your right to personal privacy. This notice is to explain the type of information we collect on this web site (the “Site”) and how we use this information. This Policy also explains the choices that you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
By using this web site you are deemed as agreeing to use of these details as described in this Policy.
Information we collect – personally identifiable information
We request identifying information from you for specific purposes. Typically, identifying information is collected:
- For registration to certain areas of the Site;
- To allow us to respond to your enquiries for further information;
- To distribute requested materials.
The type of personal information collected on the Site could include your name, address, email address, telephone number, user name and password.
Information we collect – non-personally identifiable information
The way we use information
When you register with the Site, you can elect to receive information and updates on our products and services by email. Will not use these addresses for any other purpose unless you give us your express permission to do so.
We use return email addresses to answer any emails that we receive, and we may use return email addresses to send you other information that you request. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose.
You will have the opportunity to forward pages or information on the Site to friends. The information you provide to facilitate this email communication is used on a one-time basis and is not collected or retained by us.
We make every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If you believe the Site has collected excessive information, we encourage you to contact us via the Contact page.
Unsubscribe / Delete
You have the right to access personal data which you have submitted through the Site. We give you the following options for managing or removing your information from our database:
Manage Your Profile: Within the “my account” section you have the option to manage your personal profile. The management system allows you to update or delete your information from our database. We also allow you to subscribe or unsubscribe to any of the email updates you’ve requested from the site.
Contact Us Directly: Via the details on our Contact page. Be sure to include your name and clear instructions on what you would like us to do.
Our Privacy Practices with Third Parties
It is our policy to only disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
- As required by law
- When explicitly requested by a visitor
- When required to deliver products or services requested by a visitor
We share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. Subject to the above three circumstances, we do not provide any identifiable personal information to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. For example, we may tell a business partner the number of men and the number of women that entered a competition, but we do not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Access by our employees and agents to your personally identifiable information are only on a need to know basis on the understanding that this is confidential business information.
Our intention is never to use or share personally identifiable information provided to us in ways that are different than the ways described above without also providing you with an opportunity to “unsubscribe” or prohibit such unrelated uses.
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Our Commitment to Data Security
We take reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.
Changes in Our Policy
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