PRIVACY & COOKIES POLICY
This policy (together with our terms of website use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www. com (“our site”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our partner networks and affiliates. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookie files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer. These cookies collect information, and are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.
Access to information
The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations give you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with this Act.
You have the right to ask us to remove information that we may hold about you.
For instructing clients
Ashton Ross Law operates strict procedures in relation to client confidentiality and we take extensive measures to ensure that your personal data is protected at all times. In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations and for your information, please note the following:
- As part of our compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, we will always need to hold proof of your identity and residence before commencing with an instruction. When dealing with financial transactions, we may also require evidence in relation to the source of funds.
- In order to progress your specific instruction, we may need to share your personal details (and those of any related persons) to one or more of the following parties:
(i) Governmental bodies including the Home Office, Border Force, the Department for Work and Pensions, UK Visas and Immigration;
(ii) Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service and other associated professional bodies;
(iii) Our regulatory bodies including the Solicitors Regulation Authority, The Law Society and/or the Legal Ombudsman;
(iv) Your spouse/Civil Partner/Relative/Employer;
(v) Other legal representatives including barristers and their chambers;
(vi) Social Services, Local Authority bodies;
(vii) The Land Registry;
(viii) Mortgage companies/lenders/banks and other financial institutions;
(ix) Letting Agencies/Estate Agents and
(x) Any related witnesses to your case including expert witnesses;
Please note that the above list is non-exhaustive.
3. Ashton Ross Law will make every effort to ensure that you are always aware of the purpose and location of your data and with whom it is shared with. You may object to your data being shared with any party during any stage of your instruction however please note that this may affect the progression of your legal matter.
4. You may request that your personal data is completely removed from our systems at any stage once it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected.
Please note that this can also include timeframes necessary for the establishment,
exercise and defence of legal claims.