Who we are
This website is operated by Hadfield Bull and Bull a trading name of Hadfield & Co, Bull and Bull and Neves Scott (“the Firms”). The Firms are each Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority www.sra.org.uk (SRA Numbers. 79862; 497412, 68466 and 284970; and 561341 respectively). Our Data Protection Officer is the Firms’ senior partner Mr. Michael Thomas Hadfield.
We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties. These other third party websites may also gather information about you in accordance with their own separate privacy polices.
Our collection and use of your personal information
We collect personal information about you when you access our website and/or contact us via our website. We collect this personal information from you either directly, such as when you contact us or indirectly, such as your browsing activity while on our website (see ‘Cookies’ below).
The personal information we collect about you depends on the particular activities carried out through our website. Such information includes: your name, address and contact details, information about the reason you are making enquiries with us and information about the services we may provide to you. We use this personal information to create and manage your account with us, verify your identity, provide services to you or improve our services.
This website is not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect or use personal information relating to children.
Our legal basis for processing your personal information
When we use your personal information we are required to have a legal basis for doing so. There are various different legal bases upon which we may rely, depending on what personal information we process and why. The legal bases we may rely on include:
- consent:where you have given us clear consent for us to process your personal information for a specific purpose
- contract: where our use of your personal information is necessary for a contract we have with you, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract
- legal obligation: where our use of your personal information is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations)
- vital interests:where our use of your personal information is necessary to protect you or someone else’s life
- public task: where our use of your personal information is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law
- legitimate interests:where our use of your personal information is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party (unless there is a good reason to protect your personal information which overrides our legitimate interests)
Who we share your personal information with
We occasionally share personal data such as names and contact details with our third party suppliers. This data sharing enables our third party suppliers to deliver their services in support of our services. Some of our third party suppliers may be based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Such countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law. We will not share your personal information with any other third party.
Whether information has to be provided by you, and if so why
We may require you to provide your name, address, contact details (email address and phone numbers) and photographic ID often in the form of a passport or drivers licence to enable us to carry out identity checks (which we are required to do as a matter of law) and perform our services. We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to us.
Cookies and similar technologies
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
- fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information
- access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
- require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
- require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
- receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the rightto transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
- object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
- object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
- object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
- otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
- claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
How to complain
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
How to contact us
Please contact us or Michael Hadfield our Data Protection Officer OR if you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you.
If you wish to contact us or Mike Hadfield, our Data Protection Officer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org write to Hadfield Bull & Bull, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX or call 0208 301 0808.