You’ve got several important rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you. The most relevant are:
• Access: You’ve the right to request access to and be provided with a copy of the personal data held about you together with certain information about the processing of such personal data to check that we’re holding it lawfully and processing it fairly
• Correction: You’ve the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data held about you
• Deletion: You’ve the right to ask us to delete or remove any personal data held about you where there’s no good reason for us to continue holding it or where you’ve exercised your right to object
• Restriction: You’ve the right to ask us to restrict how we hold your personal data, for example, to confirm its accuracy or our reasons for holding it
• Objection: You’ve the right to object to our holding of any personal data about you which is based on our legitimate interests or those of a third party based on your circumstances. You also have the right to object to our holding your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Some of the above rights only apply in certain circumstances and may be subject to certain exemptions. For example:
• If we obtain your personal data from someone else in the course of seeking legal advice from us, this will be subject to legal professional privilege and, as we have a professional obligation to maintain the confidentiality of such personal data, you’re not entitled to be informed about our processing of your personal data or request a copy of it
• You don’t have any of the above rights where the disclosure of your personal data is required by law or an order of a court of tribunal
• You don’t have any of the above rights where disclosure of your personal data is necessary for the purpose of, or relates to, any current or prospective legal proceedings, is necessary for someone to obtain legal advice from us or is necessary for the purposes of establishing, exercising or defending our legal rights or those of our clients
You’ll not have to pay any fee to exercise any of the above rights, though we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply with your request where permitted to do so by law. Where this is the case, we’ll let you know. To protect the confidentiality of your personal data we may ask you to verify your identity before fulfilling any request in relation to your personal data.
You’ve the right to complain if you’re not happy with how we have collected or used your personal data. We would hope to resolve any issues informally but, if we can’t, you also have the right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).