Privacy Policy

What this Privacy Policy covers

Carter Lemon Camerons LLP (“CLC”), company number OC333252, is located at 10 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HJ and we are providing this Privacy Policy to explain our data collection, use and storage of any personal data which we process.  We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), registration number Z63322140.  Our VAT registration number is 244 6998 17.  CLC’s trading names www.cartercamerons.com and www.cartercamerons.co.uk and Carter Camerons  are also registered with the ICO.

CLC is committed to protecting your privacy.  This statement of privacy applies to  our processing activities in general including the CLC website.  The conditions of processing of personal data and the purposes for which personal data may be collected, stored and used are described in this Privacy Policy.  By using the CLC website, you signify that you are happy with the data protection practices described in this statement.

New legislation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective from 25th May 2018 provides new rights to individuals regarding the collection, storage and use of their personal data.  This Privacy Policy has been updated to take account of any new requirements under GDPR, which will be enacted in the UK via a revised Data Protection Act.  Also covered in this Privacy Policy are the requirements of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 updated 2004 and 2011 (PECR).  A revised ePrivacy Directive will be enacted into UK law and any changes will be adopted in a revised Privacy Policy.

Who is the Data Controller?

Carter Lemon Camerons LLP

Data Controller contact details

Tel: 020 7406 1000

Email: privacy@cartercamerons.com

Responsible person

Ian West

What is personal data?

Personal data means any information which relates to a living individual who can be identified either directly or indirectly by reference to an identifier such as their name, email address and other personal details.

What type of data do we collect?

We may collect from you:

• your full name
• your job title (if applicable)
• your email address
• your postal address
• your landline telephone number
• your mobile number
• your national insurance number

New rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

You have some additional rights under the GDPR.

Access: Data Subject Access Request.  You have the right to access the personal information we may hold about you.  On receipt of such a request we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, but at least within one calendar month.  You must provide us with 2 forms of personal identity to ensure that we only disclose to you information which is relevant to you personally.

Rectification: You have the right to request that we amend any personal information that may be incorrect or require updating. 

Erasure: You have the right to request that we delete any personal information pertaining to you. Any questions about these rights may be sent to privacy@cartecamerons.com

Data Portability:  Under GDPR there is a new right to data portability, primarily designed to make it easier for individuals to switch between service providers.  This is unlikely to be relevant to your relationship with CLC.

The right to restrict or suspend processing:  Individuals have a right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of personal data.  If you decide to do this, we will continue to store the data, but not further process it until we have agreed a solution to the issue you have raised.

Data breach reporting:  You have the right to be informed of a data breach if there is material damage which might affect you.  We have a process in place just in case this unlikely event happens.

Do we collect any special categories of personal data?

We do not collect any special categories of personal data, as defined by the GDPR, except if you are a staff member.  If you apply for a vacancy within CLC but are not successful, we will delete your personal information including any special categories in line with our retention policy.

Special categories of data under Article 9 of the GDPR are:

“racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation”.

What about children’s data?

Children’s personal data requires additional protection because they may be less aware of the risks involved.  We do not normally process personal data of children under 16.  However, on occasions where we do we will follow the relevant regulations including where appropriate obtaining consent from the child.

Is data collected from third party or public domain sources?

We may collect your personal data from you, a member of staff, face to face, or from a public source where we believe that you will be interested in what we do.  Where we collect personal data from third party or public domain source we provide a means to opt-out or unsubscribe on every message we send you. 

How do we use your personal data?

We will only use your data for the purposes we have specified, primarily we use your personal data to send you what you have agreed to receive or where we have your consent to send you other information that we think you might be interested in.

What are our grounds for lawful processing?

We require your consent to deliver the services which you have agreed to receive from CLC.  You always have a choice of opting out or unsubscribing or by contacting us at privacy@cartercamerons.com

How to stop receiving communications

CLC will not send marketing communications to individuals who have unsubscribed, opted-out or otherwise asked us to stop direct marketing.  Where we collect contact information from you which may be used for marketing purposes, we will let you know how to stop receiving such information if that’s what you prefer.

Surveys or marketing research

We may contact you from time to time to seek your views via a short survey to assist in planning or promoting our business and in maintaining the quality of our services.  You always have the choice about whether to take part in our research.

Is data processed outside of the UK? – If so how is it protected?

We do not hold personal data outside of the UK.  However, with your consent, and to enable us to complete the work we do for you, it may be necessary to supply your personal data outside the UK.

Is data shared with 3rd parties and if so, who?

We do not share personal data with 3rd parties for any purposes unless required to by law or we have received your consent to do so.  For example, we may need to share personal data in order to comply with our legal and professional obligations and to cooperate with professional bodies.

Disclosure to other organisations, e.g. authorities, data processor

We sometimes disclose personal data to our suppliers in order for them to process personal data on our behalf.  When we do so we have a contract in place compliant with the GDPR to ensure the security of any personal data that each processor or sub-processor processes.  We have an obligation to disclose data on legal and tax issues, where they apply, to the regulatory authorities.

Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies and or other tracking devices.  Details of our cookie policy can be found on our website.

Data security – how we protect your data

We follow appropriate security procedures in the collection, storage and use of your information so as to prevent unauthorised access by third parties.

We process data at our offices at 10 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HJ with access restrictions in place and at the sites of our data processors within the UK.   Our IT specialist retains our data at a different location equally protected behind the appropriate firewalls and other security devices.

However, unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot ensure the security of your information transmitted by you to us via the internet.  Any such transmission is at your own risk and you acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of your information, except to the extent we are required to accept such responsibility by the GDPR or the PECR.  Once we have received your information we will use security procedures and features to prevent unauthorised access to it.

External links not covered by this policy

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website or you request a service from a third party, our Policy no longer applies.  Your browsing and interaction on any other website or your dealings with any other third party service provider, is subject to that website’s or third party service provider’s own rules and policies.  We do not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties.  We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of every website you visit or third party service provider that you deal with and to contact them if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies and practices.  This Policy applies solely to information collected by us through our website or services and does not apply to these third party websites and third party service providers.

Data Retention Policy

Our policy is to retain data only as long as this is necessary.  If you unsubscribe or opt-out we may keep our personal data on a suppression list so that we don’t contact you again.

CCTV

Please be advised that if you visit our premises CCTV is in operation for security purposes in the main entrance hall which is controlled by the owners of the Building.

What to do if you have a concern

Please contact us at privacy@cartercamerons.com and we’ll be happy to help you.

The Regulator of the GDPR and the PECR is the Information Commissioner’s Office.  If you feel you wish to draw the Regulator’s attention to the way and the purposes for which we are processing personal data, you may contact the ICO by clicking here https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Amendments  to this Privacy Policy are made every time something changes in the way or the purposes under which we process personal data.

When last updated?

May 2018