PRIVACY POLICY

The Burnside Partnership respects your right to privacy and confidentiality is at the core of our business.

The Burnside Partnership Solicitors Limited (“our Firm”) is a limited company registered in England and Wales (registered no. 09479835).  Our Firm is authorised and regulated by the SRA.  The registered office is The Carpenters’ Workshop, Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Combe, Oxfordshire OX29 8ET.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal data in connection with the day-to-day management of our business.

We collect personal data from you when you send us an enquiry via our Website (www.theburnsidepartnership.com) or make an enquiry in person, via email or on the telephone and when we provide legal services to you. We may also collect data from clients and colleagues and publicly available sources. Where our Firm receives data from its clients about other individuals, the client is responsible for ensuring that any such data is transferred to our Firm in compliance with data protection laws.

The principal purpose for our Firm collecting your personal data is to respond to enquiries from you and to provide legal advice. In addition, we may collect your personal data to manage our business and administer the client relationship, address our legal and regulatory obligations, consider individuals for employment opportunities and on occasion to provide relevant marketing materials or send you invitations.

We only share your personal data as necessary to provide our services and respond to requests and otherwise fulfil other business and compliance purposes.

We use cookies on our Website. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet and visitor behaviour information. The information is used to tract visitor use of our Website and for statistics compiled on website activity.

Our Firm does not sell or rent your information.

The accuracy of your information is important to us.

You may be removed from the Firm’s database at any time and review the personal data we hold about you by contacting Richard Burnside at richard.burnside@theburnsidepartnership.com. You have the right to request access to, rectify, delete, and/or object to your personal data.

We review our data retention periods for personal data on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for only as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.

You have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you are concerned about the way in which we are collecting and using your personal data. See: www.ico.org.uk.

We may update this Policy from time to time. When we update this Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we are making.

May 2018