Park Square Barristers is committed to protecting the personal data that you provide to us and recognises the importance of being clear about how we intend to use it.
All personal data provided by you through this website will be held by Park Square Barristers. Our address is 6 Park Square East, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2LW.
Full details of our notified purposes can be viewed at the website of the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).
Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
GDPR is based around seven key principles which are the starting point to ensure compliance with the Regulation as incorporated by the Data Protection Act 2018.
Everybody working in, for and with Park Square Barristers must adhere to these principles in performing their day-to-day duties. The principles require Chambers to ensure that all personal data and sensitive personal data are:
- Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the subject (‘lawfulness, fairness and transparency’)
- Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes (‘purpose limitation’)
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed (‘data minimisation’)
- Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay (‘accuracy’)
- Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which personal data are processed (‘storage limitation’)
- Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage using appropriate technical or organisational measures (‘integrity and confidentiality’)
And the seventh principle is that Chambers must be able to demonstrate its compliance with (1) – (6) above in other words accountability’
A copy of our Data Protection policy is available on request – firstname.lastname@example.org
Information we may collect from you
When you receive a service from our website, we may ask you for personal data and other information to allow us to provide you with the services that you require. This could include the following:
- Full name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Details of your enquiry
- Name of your organisation
- Curriculum vitae details (for those enquiring about jobs)
The internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted through our website or by email. Any transmission is at your own risk. Some of the information you provide to us as a ‘data subject’ may be considered sensitive personal data as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. This means information about your ethnic or racial origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We would advise users of this website to send such information by a more secure system, such a fax. Our fax number is 0113 242 4395. Sensitive personal data will only be processed following your explicit consent.
How do we intend to use your personal data?
In providing a service to you, we may contact you for reasons relating to the service for which you have made a request. We would use your contact details to manage this and may retain them for marketing purposes. Please refer to the marketing section below on how we may use your personal data for marketing purposes.
If you are interested in working for us, we will only use your personal data to process your application, monitor recruitment and provide statistics. Personal data about unsuccessful candidates will be retained for 6 months after the recruitment process is completed, at which point it will be disposed of securely.
Will my personal data be shared with other organisations?
Your personal data provided by you via our website will be only used by Park Square Barristers. However, we may need to pass your personal data to one or more of our barristers to allow us to provide services to you. All of our barristers are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and adhere to strict security standards.
In exceptional circumstances, such as dealing with fraud, credit risk, abusive online behaviour, rights enforcement, or the protection of property or human safety, if the law requires it or if we sell or merge any part of our business, we may pass your personal data to another person or organisation to use for their own purposes. We will not otherwise disclose your personal data to anyone outside Park Square Barristers to use for their own purpose without telling you; for example, by updating this privacy statement.
How long will Park Square Barristers retain my personal data?
We will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the required service to be provided to you. All retained personal data is subject to the controls of our data protection policy and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use.
Where will my personal data be kept?
Once we have received your personal data we will use recognised industry-standard procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Your personal data will be under the control of Park Square Barristers. It will be held on our computer system. Parts of our computer system, including our website and email, are provided by our UK suppliers of computer systems, and are provided for Park Square Barristers’ sole use. When we print your personal data, this will be in the possession and control of our employees and barristers at all times, and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use to us.
We would like to contact our clients for marketing purposes and to promote new services to you. This may be by post, telephone, fax or email. If you do not wish to receive direct marketing from us, please contact us with your request.
Cookies are text files placed by our website onto your computer. They collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information. Park Square Barristers website only uses session cookies which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. Cookies enable us to improve our website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. We do not collect any personal data by using cookies.
Access to your personal data (subject access requests)
You have the right, under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018, to be provided with a permanent copy of certain personal data that Park Square Barristers holds about you. You have the right to know:
- any information available as to the source of your personal data
- the personal data of which you are a data subject
- the purpose for which we are using it
- the recipients to whom we have disclosed or may disclose your personal data.
The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 does not entitle you to see non-personal data or information about other data subjects. This information will be provided to you within 1 month of receiving your written request and payment of £10 (non-refundable) to cover our administration costs. To make a subject access request for your personal data, please post your request for the attention of The Data Controller, Park Square Barristers, 6 Park Square East, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2LW. Please enclose your payment for £10 and make cheques payable to Park Square Barristers.
You have rights under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 which you can exercise at any time by writing to the Data Controller at the address above. Exercising your rights may make it difficult or impossible for us to provide you with services.