In order to provide you with legal services and, if you agree, to allow us to send you information about other services we offer, we need to collect and retain personal information about you. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the information you provide in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
We will process (collect and store) some or all of the following personal information:
You are not obliged to provide your personal information to us however as such information would be required for us to provide you with our services or may be necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations we will not be able to engage you as a client without the provision of such information as we may request.
We will collect personal information from you when you provide us with instructions but we may also obtain information directly from third parties such as former legal advisers, financial advisers or from identity verification agencies.
Your personal information may be used for the following purposes:
We may be required to process your personal data to comply with our obligations under legislation e.g. the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and under Common Law. Accordingly, we may be required to disclose your personal data to relevant authorities. Subject to this however we will never disclose share or sell your personal data without your consent.
We may when required and only in so far as is necessary share your personal data with other organisations. This could include:
You have the right to:
We will not erase or restrict the processing of your personal data during the period in which we have a legal obligation to obtain that data. Where we have obtained your personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you or if we have a legitimate interest for processing your personal data for the exercise of a legal claim or carrying out a transaction we will erase the data as soon as it no longer necessary to retain it in relation to the purpose for which it was originally provided.
We will not share or disclose your personal information without your consent other than for the purposes specified in our terms of business or where the law requires it to do so.
We are committed to ensure that all information we hold about you is secure and we are implementing appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and protect the information.
You have the right to have access to your personal data and to verify the lawfulness of our processes. If you would like a copy of the personal data that we are processing please contact Jeremy Manuel at Manuel Swaden Limited, 340 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LN. We will need to verify your identity before responding to your request. We will not charge for providing this information and will endeavour to send it to you within one month of receipt of your request.
If you are dissatisfied with our response you may complain to a supervisor about our response to this request. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. https://ICO.org.uk.