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 of a trust under which 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. 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
We will retain your data for so long as it necessary, consistent with our professional duties to maintain records for our professional purposes. Those purposes include retaining your data for a minimum statutory period (which is normally 6 years but may well be longer in individual cases), retaining data in order to reconstitute a file in the future, for professional duties such as undertaking conflict searches or for other record purposes.
Your rights relating to the use of your personal data
You have the right to be informed about how we use your data and this notice discharges that obligation.
In addition, you have the right to access information held about you. You can request deletion or correction of your personal data, please note our retention period as regards deletion of your data. If this is something that you want to do please contact us.
You can apply to restrict processing (please note this may impact our ability to provide our services to you).
You also have the right to object to certain types of processing of your data, subject to our rights to refuse to do so on legal grounds.
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
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