Last updated: May 24, 2018
Matthew Wilkinson Solicitors Limited (Registered in England and Wales, Company Number 7496907) (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the http://www.matthewwilkinson.co.uk website. We are a firm of Solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under reference 557317 and provide legal services in England and Wales (the “Service”). Our registered office is 39 Albert Road Middlesbrough TS1 1NS.
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
We are also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller and we are committed to protecting your information and privacy in accordance with our professional rules and obligations under the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the GPDR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
We use your information for providing and improving the service
- If you provide us with any personal data while using this website we may use it to provide you with any information or services you have requested.
- We may also use it for any other purpose for which you give your consent. For example we may send you additional information about the firm or its services, if you have consented to us doing so.
- Communicating with you and third parties in the normal course of your enquiry or matter
- updating and enhancing client records
- analysis to help us manage our practice
- statutory returns
- legal and regulatory compliance
- Information and identity documents for anti-money laundering checks will be processed only for the purposes of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, or as otherwise permitted by law or with your express consent.
- replying to queries or complaints
- processing enquiries received for purposes preparatory to engaging in a contract for legal services
- marketing and statistical analysis for the purposes of our business ( but we will not send you marketing material after completion of your matter without your consent)
- Conducting your Matter-Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you. The contract or retainer is set out in our Client Care Letter, Terms of Business and any Funding Agreement, which set out the terms of our contract and the services to be provided to you.
- Processing an Enquiry- Processing is necessary to take steps requested by you prior to entering into a contract with you.
- Marketing analytics, Re-marketing, Cookies, Google adwords-Processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in managing and promoting our business and reaching customers wishing to use our services, except where those interests are overridden by the interests, or fundamental rights or freedoms of affected individuals. In order to determine this we shall balance factors such as what you were told at the time you provided your data, what your reasonable expectations are, and the nature of the data and if you could be identified from it, how it would impact upon you.
- Legal and Regulatory compliance-Processing is necessary for compliance with mandatory legal obligations to which we are subject.
We do not normally copy such information to anyone outside the European Economic Area, where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction, however we may do so when the particular circumstances of your matter so require. All such third parties are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your information and files.
If you are located outside of the United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United Kingdom and process it there.
In the event that a dispute arises with regards to the international transfer of data, you agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the matter.Links To Other Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.Children’s Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 16 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a children under age 16 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.Data Protection – Your Obligations If you send us personal data about anyone other than yourself you will ensure you have any appropriate consents and notices in place to enable you to transfer that personal data to us, and so that we may use it for the purposes for which you provide it to us. Access to your Information You have a right of access under data protection law to the personal data that we hold about you and to correct or complete information held by us. We seek to keep that personal data correct and up to date. You should let us know if you believe the information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. Other Rights You may also in certain circumstances have other rights as follows:
- A right to request that we erase the personal data we hold about you
- A right to restrict its processing whilst we continue to hold it
- If we process your personal data by automated means, ask us to transmit that data to another data controller.
- A right to object to processing. This applies unless we can demonstrate (1) an overriding legitimate business interest or (2) such processing is necessary in relation to legal proceedings
- Rights in respect of automated decision making and profiling. This is unlikely to apply as we do not currently carry out any profiling or automated decision making using personal data and we are very unlikely to take decisions which have a legal or similarly significant effect on you by automated means
- A right to be informed about a personal data breach if it results in a high risk to your rights and freedoms
- A right to withdraw your consent if you have given your consent to our processing of any of your personal data. However, this cannot affect the validity of any processing carried out prior to withdrawal and it will not invalidate our processing which is not relying upon consent and which is being carried out on a different legal basis( see above for the legal basis for the use of your data).
- There is usually no charge in respect of the exercise of these rights.