WHO WE ARE
This website is owned and controlled by Sandersons solicitors (referred to as Sandersons, us, our or we in these Conditions). We are a limited company operating as Sandersons Solicitors.
Sandersons Solicitors treats the privacy of its clients and website users very seriously and we take appropriate security measures to safeguard your privacy. This policy explains how we protect and manage any personal data* you share with us and we hold about you, including how we collect, process, protect and share that data.
*Personal data means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home.
HOW WE OBTAIN YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Information provided by you
You provide us with personal data either in person, over the telephone or via email, this includes your name, address, date of birth, email address along with other sensitive information if it is necessary for us to deal with your matter. Depending on the circumstances of the matter we deal with this information may be sensitive. We use this information in order to provide you with the legal services you have requested us to deal with on your behalf.
The provision of this personal data is essential for us to provide you with effective and accurate legal advice; this means the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for the performance of our contract with you.
Information we get from other sources.
We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as a builder, estate agent, solicitor or other agency if this is permitted by law. We also may use legal public sources to obtain information about you for example, to verify your identity.
This information (including your name, address, email address, date of birth etc.) as relevant to us, will only be obtained from reputable third-party companies that operate in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). You will already have submitted your personal data to these companies and specifically given permission to allow them to pass this information to other companies that provide similar or complementary products and services to those we offer.
In the processing of your matter we may need to record information relating to a 3rd party who we have a legitimate interest in ie, purchaser of your property, an ex-partner in a divorce or another party who you wish to have a contract with. We will only hold their information for as long as is deemed necessary.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The data and information we hold about you in dealing with your matter will be for example:
Name & Address    -   letters sent to you
Email                      -    emails sent to you
Bank details            -   any money we receive and need to send to you
Date of birth            -   used for forms and applications
Do we use your personal data for marketing purposes?
Any information you choose to give us will not be used for marketing purposes by us or given to any third party for this purpose. We will hold your personal data only for the purpose of providing you with the legal services you require us to provide for you.
During the time we act for you and in order to properly deal with your matter, we may find it necessary to share your details with a third party. This could include the Land Registry, the Legal Aid Agency, other solicitors, estate agents etc. Depending on the nature of your legal needs we may also share your data with expert witnesses, counselling services or other third parties involved in your matter.
Transfer of your personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)
We do not currently transfer your personal data outside the EEA. If in the future we need to transfer your personal data, we will make sure that the receiver agrees to provide the same or similar protection as we do and that they only use your personal data in accordance with our instructions. If we do need to correspond with a country outside the EEA we will seek your written consent prior to us providing them with any personal data.
How long do we keep information about you
Once your matter has been completed we are obliged to keep your file for 10 years. This is in line with the Law Society Guidelines. After a period of 10 years files are destroyed. If we store a Will or Deeds for you these will be kept indefinitely.
DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS
Subject access requests
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grant you (sometimes referred to as the “data subject”) the right to access particular personal data we hold about you. This is referred to as a “subject access request”. We will respond promptly, and certainly within one month from the point of receiving a subject request, and provide you with all requested information about you. Our formal response will include details of the personal data we hold about you, including the following:-
-   Sources from which we acquired the information;
-   The purposes for processing the information; and
-   Persons or entities with whom we are sharing the information.
RIGHT TO RECTIFICIATION
You have the right to ask us and for us, to deal with, without undue delay, the rectification of any inaccurate personal data we hold concerning you. Taking into account the purpose of us having and using the information about you, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
RIGHT TO ERASURE
You have the right to ask us to erase any of personal data concerning you without undue delay after the period the Law Society requires us to keep the information regarding the matter we deal with on your behalf, providing we are not obliged to keep the data longer for Legal reasons.
RIGHT TO RESTRICTIONS OF PROCESSING
Subject to exemptions, you have the right to obtain from us a restriction limiting our ability to process personal data concerning you where one of the following applies:
-   The accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, and is restricted until the accuracy of the data has been verified;
-   The processing is unlawful and you, oppose the erasure of the personal data and instead request the restriction in its use;
-   We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but it is required by you, for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
-   You, have objected to processing of our personal data pending the verification of whether there are legitimate grounds for us to override these objections.
NOTIFICATION OBLIGATION REGARDING RECTIFICATION OR ERASURE OF PERSONAL DATA OR RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING
We communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing as described above to each recipient to whom the personal data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort and cost. We shall provide you with information about those recipients if you request it.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit this data to another controller, without hindrance from us.
RIGHT TO OBJECT
You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, including any personal profiling; unless this relates to processing that is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or an exercise of official authority vested in us. We shall no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of you, the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
RIGHT TO NOT BE SUBJECT TO DECISIONS BASED SOLELY ON AUTOMATED PROCESSING
We do not carry our any automated processing, which may lead to an automated decision based on your personal data.
INVOKING YOUR RIGHTS
If you would like to invoke any of the above data subject rights with us, please write to The Data Protection Officer at Sandersons Solicitors, 17-19 Parliament Street, Hull, HU1 2BH.
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION
In order to provide the highest level of customer service possible, we need to keep accurate personal data about you. We take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of any personal data or sensitive information we obtain. We ensure that the source of any personal data or sensitive information is clear and we carefully consider any challenges to the accuracy of the information. We also consider when it is necessary to update the information, such as name or address changes and you can help us by informing us of these changes when they occur.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
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Questions and Queries
If you have any questions or queries which are not answered by the Privacy Notice, or have any potential concerns about how we may use the personal data we hold, please write to the Data Protection Officer at Sandersons Solicitors, 17-19 Parliament Street, Hull, HU1 2BH.
If you have a complaint
If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal data or sensitive information then please contact us by writing to the Data Protection Officer at Sandersons Solicitors, 17-19 Parliament Street, Hull, HU1 2BH.
If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction and you wish to make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) you can contact them on 01625 545745 or 0303 123113.