Who are we?
What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
As you have instructed Butterworths to act in legal matters on your behalf we have a legitimate interest to process the personal information that you provide to us as our client. Our legitimate interests are summarised below:
As our client we have a relevant and appropriate relationship with you and the processing of your data can be reasonably expected in order for us to provide legal services to you;
We also have a legal obligation to identify and prevent fraud so there some instances where we process some of your personal data to fulfil this requirement.
What types of data do we hold/collect?
We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need in order to provide and oversee our service to you. The following types of personal data are collected, held, and processed by the Practice: This may not relate directly to your current case, and the below is for example purposes only;
|Category||Type of Data||Purpose of Data|
|Personal||Name, Previous Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Occupation||To contact you, identification, Anti-Money Laundering.|
|Contact||Email address, postal address, telephone numbers||To contact you, identification, Anti-Money Laundering|
|Financial||Bank account/savings account details,||Anti-Money Laundering or to send any payments to you;|
|Documentary||National Insurance Number, Driving License, Passport, Utility Bills, Marriage Certificate, Bank Statements||Identification and Anti-Money Laundering|
|Special||Claim Details, Loan agreements||Establishment of a legal claim|
|Social||Family details/dependent details||Provision of tailored legal services|
What do we do with your data?
The legitimate business activities we use your information for includes some or all of the following:
Our use of your information is subject to your instruction, the Data Protection Bill 2018/GDPR, and our duty of confidentiality.
Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential, and your basic contact information will be shared only with appointed data processors for Butterworths Solicitors. We outsource the booking of appointments for Butterworths staff to discuss provision of further services as part of our Service Pledge. This processing enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services for the benefit of our clients. We may also share your data with third parties that offer services and products outside our remit, but we would only do this with your informed consent. Your data will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
How long do we keep your data?
We will keep our hard copy file of your papers for up to 7 years, except those papers that you ask to be returned to you. We keep files on the understanding that we can destroy those 7 years after the date of the final bill. We will not destroy documents you ask us to deposit in safe custody such as Title Deeds or Wills and any ancillary documents required to support such documentation.
What are your rights?
Whenever we process data for the purposes stated above we will ensure that we always keep your Personal Data rights in high regard and take account of these rights.
Unless subject to an exemption under the Data Protection Bill 2018/GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out the tasks above for your benefit.
To exercise all relevant rights or if you wish to raise a complaint please in the first instance contact our Privacy Officer, Paul Sunderland, using the details below:
Email: [email protected] Tel: 01228 593939
24 Lowther Street
If you are not satisfied with our response you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.