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Client Privacy Notice

Client Privacy Notice

What is ‘Personal Data’?

Personal Data is data from which an individual can be identified, such as:

What do we use your Personal Data for?

We use your Personal Data primarily for the provision of legal services to you, but also for related purposes such as:

You have a right of access under the GDPR to the Personal Data that we hold about you.

Our work for you may require communication of your Personal Data to third parties, such as expert witnesses, barristers and other professional advisers.

We are required to undergo audit and other types of quality checks for legal and regulatory compliance purposes. External organisations who conduct these inspections are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your Personal Data.

How long will we keep your Personal Data for?

When we have completed a matter, if you do not want us to return certain papers to you, we will keep them for at least thirteen years.  After this, we may destroy them.  If we keep important original documents such as title deeds, trust deeds and wills, we will store them in our fireproof safes.  We currently do not charge for this service. We will not destroy original documents of this nature unless you ask us to do so. We reserve the right to withdraw this service at any time and return the original documents to you for safekeeping.

Transferring personal information outside the European Economic Area

We may need to transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). We will only do so if the transfer is necessary for the performance of our contract with you, where the reason for the transfer serves our legitimate interests, or there is another lawful condition for the transfer.

To the extent that we transfer your personal information outside of the EEA, we will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that a similar degree of protection is afforded to such information as is offered within the EU. We will do so by ensuring one or more of the following safeguards is in place:

You can obtain further information about these measures from our Data Compliance Officer.

What kind of protection and limitation does the GDPR provide?

The GDPR requires that the Personal Data we hold about you must be:

If you believe that a member of the firm is not complying with these requirements in relation to your Personal Data, please get in touch with our Data Compliance Officer using the details below.

Lucy Gibson
Data Compliance Officer
Harcus Sinclair LLP
3 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3AA

Email: dco@harcus-sinclair.co.uk

Tel.: 020 7242 9700

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