Allington Hughes Law are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. This policy applies whether we are acting directly for you and you are our client or whether we are acting as trustees under a trust that you are a beneficiary or if we are acting as a guardian or litigation friend for you. It also applies if you are contacting us as a prospective client. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations, the data controller is Allington Hughes Limited of 10 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham LL11 1SD, which is also our registered office. Our company registration number is 07831162 (ICO Reg. No ZA021921). Our Data Protection Manager is Mr John Partington Tel 01244 312166 who is also a Director of Allington Hughes Limited.
Information we collect from you
We will collect and process the following data about you:
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored in our three offices at Wrexham, LLanrwst and Chester as well as on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access your information that we keep, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
For how long do we store your personal data?
When your matter is finished we will retain your information for a period of time that is appropriate for your matter. We will mark your matter and your personal data to be destroyed either after seven, twelve once you (if you are a child) reach the age of 18 years. We shall advise what the appropriate period is for you.
You have the right to access information held about you. In addition you can request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data. If this is something that you want to do, please contact us.
Further, you are entitled to request that your personal data be transferred to another person and you also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that we are misusing your personal data. The relevant supervisory organisation for us is the Solicitors Regulation Authority whose contact details are:
Solicitors Regulation Authority
199 Wharfside Street
Telephone number: 0370 606 255
You may wish to contact our Data Protection Manager and/or our Practice Manager first and foremost.
In addition you can also refer any concerns that you may have regarding the use of your personal data to the Information Commissioners Office whose contact details are:
Information Commissioners Office
Telephone Number 0303 123 1113
Changes to our privacy notice
Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be notified to you on our website, by letter and where appropriate by e-mail.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to Maria Piercy, our Practice Manager Tel 01978 291000 or [email protected]