Privacy Notice

This privacy notice explains how we collect and use any personal information about you.

Davies Blunden and Evans is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We are committed to being clear and transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations.

The information that we collect about you

We collect information about you when you engage us to act for you in relation to the provision of legal services.  This information will relate to your personal and financial circumstances amongst other things.  Depending on your instructions we may require from you your name, address, title, telephone contact details, date of birth, marital status, banking details, company name, email address, family information including dependants, financial details, national insurance number, information about your nationality and ability to work, details of your employer, job title, the terms and conditions of your employment, details of your employment history, photographic evidence of identity and documentary evidence of where you live.  This list of possible required information is not exhaustive and there may well be other personal and financial information that may be required of you including special categories of personal data such as data about your criminal convictions and your health if this is necessary for the provision of our services to you or for our compliance with our legal or regulatory obligations.

If you visit our website your browser will transmit some data automatically, such as the date and time of retrieval of the webpages, your browser type and settings, your operating system, the last web page you visited, the date transmitted, the access status and your IP address.

Why do we need to collect and use your personal data

The primary basis that we intend to collect and use your data is for the performance of our contract with you for the provision of legal services. The information that we collect about you is essential for us to carry out the services that you require from us effectively and or to enable us to comply with statutory regulatory and legal requirements.  We may also use this data to keep you informed of significant future developments in the legal sphere that may affect or interest you.

How we will use the information about you

We will collect and use information about you lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way in order to provide to you the legal services for which you engage us. 

We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.  If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will advise you of this and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

You should be aware that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.

Who we might share this information with

We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies.

In order to deliver our services to you effectively or to meet statutory regulatory or legal requirements we may send your details to third parties in the course of the provision of our legal services to you.  We will not, however, disclose any personal sensitive data to any third party without your permission, unless we believe that we are under a legal obligation to do so or it is necessary to carry out your instructions.   

To fulfil our obligations in respect of the prevention of money laundering and other financial crime we may send your details to third party agencies for identity verification purposes.

How long we shall keep this information

We will keep your personal data and files of work in accordance with our file retention policy, and any regulatory requirements, after which time it will be destroyed if we consider that there is no legitimate reason for retaining this information. We also reserve the right to retain data or files if it or they may be required to defend a future claim against us.

You have the right to request deletion of your personal data.  We will comply with this request, subject to the restrictions of our regulatory obligations and our legitimate interests.

How data is stored

Data is stored in a range of different places, including in files and in IT systems (including our email system).

How you can access the information that we hold about you

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.  If you would like a copy of some or all the data that we hold about you please email chhui.jones@ dbande.co.uk or write to us and address your letter to at Managing Data Regulation Partner Mrs C N Jones Davies Blunden & Evans 43-45 Victoria Road Farnborough Hampshire GU14 7PD.  Please make your request clear that you are making a subject access request.  You may be required to submit a proof of identity.

If any information that we hold is incorrect , you may request that we correct it.  If you believe that we are improperly using your information you may request that we stop using it or even delete it completely.

Other websites

This privacy policy applies only to Davies Blunden and Evan’s website so when you link from this website to other websites, you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review.  This policy was last updated on 22nd May 2018.

 

How we protect your data

We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to prevent your data being lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed.  Details of these measures are available on request.

When we engage third parties to process personal data on its behalf, they do so on the basis of written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data.

Internet communication, which includes email, is not secure.  We cannot accept any responsibility for unauthorised access by a third party or for the loss, theft or modification of data while it is being sent to us by email.

What you can do if you are unhappy with how your personal data is processed

If you believe that we have not complied with your data protection rights, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.  In the UK the address of the Information Commissioner’s Office is:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy notice or the information we hold about you please contact us by post at Managing Data Regulation Partner Mrs C N Jones Davies Blunden & Evans 43-45 Victoria Road Farnborough Hampshire GU14 7PD or alternatively by email at chhui.jones@ dbande.co.uk.

 

Contact Us

Farnborough Office

Tel: 01252 541633

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Yateley Office

Tel: 01252 872617

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Davies Blunden & Evans (SRA Number 00280516)
is authorised and regulated by the solicitors regulation authority.     

Privacy Notice