Worthingtons Solicitors (“We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Worthingtons Solicitors of 24-38 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG. Our nominated Data Protection Officer is Maxine Orr LLB.
KEEPING PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCURATE
We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is kept accurate and up to date. However, we can only make changes to your personal information if you notify us. It is your responsibility to let us know if there are inaccuracies or changes to your personal information. Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any changes to or inaccuracies in your personal information, providing us with sufficient information to enable us to identify you, so that any changes can be made.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you provide to us:
Information we collect about you:
With regard to each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect the following information about you: · Technical Information, including but not limited to, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or mobile device to the Internet; your log-in information (if applicable); browser type and version; the plug-in applications used by your browser; time-zone setting; operating system and platform used by your computer and tablet or mobile device;· Information about your visit, including but not limited to, the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including the date and time our site was accessed); services you viewed or searched for on our site; page response times; download errors; lengths of visits to certain pages and; page interaction information (such as scrolling, mouse-overs and clicks).
Information we receive from other sources:
We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or other services we provide. Where we have done so we will inform you when we collect that data so that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site www.worthingtonslaw.co.uk. We are also working closely with third parties (including for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical services, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, search engine optimisation providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
Information provided to third parties through hyper-links or embedded functionality:
HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you provide to us
We will use this information:
Information we collect about you
We will use this information:
Information we receive from other sources
We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Worthingtons Solicitors does not sell or otherwise release your personal information to third parties to allow them to direct market their products and services to you. In order to provide our products and services we may, however, need to share your personal information with third party service providers that process data on our behalf. We may share your information with selected third parties including:
We will disclose your personal information to third parties:
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The data that we collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at a third party location within the United Kingdom. Personal data should never be transferred outside of the European Economic Area.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted before electronic transfer. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, 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 and there may be instances where your data travels internationally. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
WORTHINGTONS AS A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER
In relation to applicants for employment, Worthingtons Solicitors will use the personal information they supply to process the application and to monitor recruitment statistics. If as part of this process Worthingtons Solicitors intends to disclose information to a third party such as taking up a reference or obtaining a disclosure certificate from Access NI, Worthingtons Solicitors will not do so without first informing the applicant beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law. Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for any purposes. When you accept our Terms of Business you are accepting that we have the right to retain personal data about you on our files and/or computer records and indeed that we are obliged to retain such records pursuant to advice issued by our regulating body, the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Examples can include financial information, bank details, sensitive personal data and medical records/reports. In accepting these Terms of Business you confirm that we may receive and hold confidential and/or personal data in relation to you and that, where appropriate, this may need disclosed to others, such as counsel/solicitor advocates, experts and other parties including Legal Expenses Insurers and the Legal Services Commission.
In addition, we may contact you from time to time to let you know about our services, which may include sending you, by post/email, Newsletters and news on training events, seminars or changes in the law that may affect you. You can exercise the right not to receive such marketing material at any time by contacting us at Worthingtons Solicitors, 24-38 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG or email@example.com or by writing to/emailing the Solicitor responsible (or Partner supervising) your case.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request will be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.