Clario Legal & HR Limited Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy of Clario Legal & HR Limited.

Clario Legal & HR Limited respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

  1. Important information and who we are

Purpose of this privacy policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how Clario Legal & HR Limited collects and processes your personal data and how you can assert your privacy rights. It applies to all individuals who access our website or engage our legal services.

Controller

Clario Legal & HR Limited is the controller and is responsible for your personal data.

The person responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy is Susan Gordon. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your data subject rights, please contact us using the details set out below.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please contact Susan Gordon in any of the following ways:

  • Legal entity: Clario Legal & HR Limited
  • Email address: susan@clariolegalandhr.com
  • Postal address: Green Park House, 15 Stratton Street, London W1J 8LQ
  • Telephone number: 07930 124521

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

  1. The data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data includes, name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender
  • Contact Data includes home or business address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers
  • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract for services we have entered into with you. In this case, we may have to terminate our services, but we will notify you if this is the case.

  1. How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including:

  • Direct interactions: You may give us your identity, contact, financial and other personal data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, and email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you instruct us to act on your behalf as your legal adviser or when you request details of our products and services or subscribe to our¬†publications
  • Automated technologies or interactions:¬†As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy for further details.

Most of the information we will collect and process about you will be information that you voluntarily disclose to us. In some circumstances we may also receive personal information from: regulatory bodies, credit reference agencies, organisations providing services to us and from other publicly available sources.

  1. How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation
  • Where you have given us your explicit consent to using your personal data

We may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.

Specific circumstances in which we will use your data include the following:

  • To register you as a new client
  • To provide services to you
  • To process and deliver your services including (a) managing payments, fees and charges and (b) collecting and recovering fees due to us
  • To manage our relationship with you including (a) providing legal advice in accordance with the terms of our engagement with you; (b) notifying you about changes to our terms of business or privacy policy; (c) asking you to leave a review or take a survey
  • To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
  • To pursue our legitimate interests for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security and to prevent fraud
  • To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
  • To study how clients use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy
  • To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, client relationships and experiences

We may use your identity, contact, technical, usage and profile data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or engaged our services and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Opting out

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at any time using the contact details set out above.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of engaging us as your legal adviser.

Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see our cookie policy.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us using the details above.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

  1. Disclosures of your personal data

We may share your personal data with third parties where there is a legitimate need. This may include our suppliers and service providers, regulatory bodies, your employer and in circumstances where you have consented to us doing so for the purpose of providing the legal advice and services that you have engaged us to provide on your behalf.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

  1. International transfers

From time to time we may use external third-party suppliers whose processing activities of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA. Whenever that occurs, we will ensure protection is afforded to your personal data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission
  • Where we use certain service providers, we use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe
  • Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US

 

  1. Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

  1. Data retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.

Please contact us if you require further information about our retention policy using the contact details above.

  1. Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us using the contact details set out above.

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing, where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data by law.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.