Garfield Smith – Technology & Data Lawyers is the trading name for the company Garfield Smith Solicitors Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 9378978) and at registered office, The Exchange Building, 132 Commercial Street, London, E1 6NG, UK. Garfield Smith Solicitors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No. 620674).
When we refer to “we” or “our” or “Garfield Smith – Technology & Data Lawyers” or “us” we are referring to Garfield Smith Solicitors Limited.
We are committed to protecting your personal information when you are accessing our Website (either on a personal computer or mobile device) (“Website”) or utilising any of the full range of legal or information services provided by Us (our “Services”).
When you visit our Website or use our Services we may receive personal information about you. Personal information may, depending on how you interact with us, our Website and our Services, consist of information including, but not limited to:
Please note that the functionality of our Website and our other Services may change from time to time and we specifically reserve the right to make changes to the personal information that we process.
Our Website and some of our other Services may require you to sign-in via a third-party service such as LinkedIn. If you choose to sign-in via a third-party service, we may receive extra information about you from the third-party.
We will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
Where we use your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above.
We may contact you:
Garfield Smith – Technology & Data Lawyers will only use your information for marketing purposes, or to promote new services, activities or content where you have agreed to this by submitting your details to the Website or by having previously indicated to one of our lawyers that you wish to receive marketing material in relation to legal services.
We will always keep your information confidential except in the circumstances set out below when we may disclose it to the third parties described below.
We may disclosure your personal information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies where our disclosure of that personal information is required or permitted by law. Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour. If you post or send offensive, inappropriate, or objectionable content anywhere on or to us or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour in respect of our Website or any of our other Service, we may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.
We may disclosure your personal information to certain third parties (“Data Processors”) that we use to process your information on our behalf, for example to host our information technology infrastructure or to carry out data analysis. We require Data Processors to enter a legally binding contract with us and to comply strictly with our instructions. Furthermore, we require that our Data Processors do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way.
Garfield Smith – Technology & Data Lawyers does not collect, hold or otherwise process the following types of personal information about you:
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. This is called a Data Subject Access Request. We have a statutory right to charge you £10 for carrying out a Data Subject Access Request and are obliged by law to require you to prove your identity which will include, but may not be limited to, providing us with two documents that conclusively prove your identity. We will always comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 in order to supply, correct or delete personal information about you that we process. Please address requests and questions about this to firstname.lastname@example.org
When you download or use our Website on your mobile device information may be accessed from or stored to your mobile device. This is used in a similar way to a web browser cookie, such as by enabling the mobile device to ‘remember’ you or provide you with the content you have requested.
Your web browser on your device or your mobile device’s operating system may also provide us with information about your mobile device, such as a device identifier or IP address. Device identifiers may be collected automatically, such as the device ID, IP address, MAC address and IMEI number.
If you have any concerns about the information which might be accessed from or stored to your device by us you should not use your mobile device on our Website and you may wish to only access the Website through a web browser on a personal computer that allows you to alter the settings as set out above in section 11 on Web browser cookies.
The Data Protection Officer
Garfield Smith Solicitors Limited
The Exchange Building
132 Commercial Street