We take your privacy very seriously. Please read this privacy policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how and why we collect, store, use and share your personal information. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us or supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are subject to 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.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This is the Privacy Policy of Harrisons Solicitors LLP ( “Harrisons or we”) this policy relates to any Personal Information or data  that we hold about you

Personal information we collect about you

We may collect and use the following personal information about you:

This list is non exhaustive.  This personal information is required to deliver the services which we are contracted to provide to you. If you do not provide personal information we ask for, it may delay or prevent us from providing products and services to you

How your personal information is collected

We collect most of this personal information directly from you—in person, by telephone, text or email and/or via our website. However, we may also collect information:

Cookies and other information-gathering technologies Policy

How and why we use your personal information

We process your personal information and data to perform the services we are contracted to provide to you, and to communicate with you about events or information that we consider will be relevant to you .  Under data protection law, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, e.g.:

A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests.

Promotional communications

We may use your personal information to send you updates (by email, text message, telephone or post) about our events, products and services, including exclusive offers, promotions or new products and services.

We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal information for promotional purposes (see above ‘How and why we use your personal information’). This means we do not usually need your consent to send you promotional communications. However, where consent is needed, we will ask for this consent separately and clearly.

We will always treat your personal information with the utmost respect and never  share it with other organisations outside Harrisons for marketing purposes.  We do not sell rent or lease any of the personal information collected from you to third parties.

You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time by:

We may ask you to confirm or update your marketing preferences if you instruct us to provide further products and services in the future, or if there are changes in the law, regulation, or the structure of our business.

Who we share your personal information with

Only  members of our staff who have a legitimate need to access your personal information will be authorised to do so.  We may also be required to share your data with third parties we use to help us deliver our events, products and services to you, e.g. insurance providers and brokers, barristers, experts,  IT suppliers website hosts; our banks and if you have authorised a credit check credit reference agencies;

We only allow our service providers to handle your personal information if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your personal information.

We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Where your personal information is held

Information may be held at our offices or that of our home workers, service providers, representatives and agents as described above, we may also have to travel with your files of papers to Court or to meetings or as is necessary to undertake our contract with you. (see above: ‘Who we share your personal information with’).

How long your personal information will be kept

We will keep your personal information while we are engaged by you or we are providing products and services to you. Thereafter, we will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary:

We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information that we hold.

When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information, we will delete or anonymise it.

Your rights

You have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge:

Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed unlawfully. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to access 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.

Exercising your rights and how to complain

If you would like to exercise any your rights, please contact us by email to enquiries@harrisonsllp.com; by telephone on 01938552545 or by post to Harrisons Solicitors LLP, 30 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7RR.  Let us have enough information to identify you (e.g your full name and address), proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill); and let us know what right you want to exercise and the information to which your request relates.

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you may 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.