Information about our organization and websites
Types of information we collect and use
In this policy, “personal information” or “personal data” means information about an identifiable individual that is subject to protection under the law in the jurisdiction in which you reside. In some jurisdictions, “personal information” or “personal data” will not include business contact information.
Personal data is defined in the GDPR as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. It can include obvious data like your name but also identification numbers, online identifiers and/or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.
Special category data is not collected in respect of PPI claimants but data with regard to employees is data processed relating to regulatory functions, powers and duties in respect of the Law Society and the SRA. This includes data revealing race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
Slater Hayward Law collects information through a variety of different ways and for different purposes. If you choose to instruct Slater Hayward Law then you will be requested to provide contact information (name, address, telephone number, email address. We use this information to contact you about the services we provide.
Where personal data is collected and processed for one purpose, it may only be processed for a further purpose if that processing is compatible with the first purpose. If the new purpose is compatible then Slater Hayward Law will not need to establish a new legal basis for processing. Moreover, if the further processing activity is in the public interest, or in connection with the exercise of Slater Hayward Law’s official authority, this constitutes compatible and lawful processing, as would processing for archiving purposes under Law Society Rules to cover the Law of Limitation.
Communications from Slater Hayward Law
When necessary, Slater Hayward Law will send you service-related announcements, which are not promotional in nature.
Please note that we do not provide your email address to our business partners if relevant.
Sharing of information and Cross-border Transfers
Slater Hayward Law does not disclose personal data with third parties for their own use without your permission. However, in some cases, Slater Hayward Law may be required to share information as a result of applicable law. For example, Slater Hayward Law may be required to disclose information as a result of a court order, subpoena or warrant. In addition, we may, subject to applicable law, voluntarily provide information in order to assist in a law enforcement investigation or where the disclosure is necessary to protect our systems, our business or the rights of others.
Access to and accuracy of your information
We will provide you with access to your information, including making reasonable effort to provide you with online access and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to refuse to provide visitors to our websites with a copy of their personal data, but will give reasons for our refusal.
Keeping your information secure
Slater Hayward Law does not guarantee or warrant the security of our servers nor can we guarantee that information you supply through the Slater Hayward Law Website will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. We follow generally accepted industry technical standards to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
In the event that Slater Hayward Law goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred.
Terms and Conditions
How long we keep Information
We keep personal information for as long as necessary to ensure we can fulfill our regulatory role in the public interest and in line with published retention and disposal policies as outlined by the Law Society/SRA.