How we will use and share your data
This notice explains how Benchmark Solicitors LLP will collect, use or otherwise process the personal data we collect from you through our website. “Personal data” is information relating to you as a living, identifiable individual. Benchmark Solicitors LLP will process your personal data in accordance with data protection and privacy laws applicable to the firm (including, as applicable: the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK GDPR and the EU GDPR).
What information we may hold
You can access most of the pages on our website without giving us your personal information. However, you may choose to provide us with your personal information (name, email address, mailing address) on some pages of our website, for instance by completing an enquiry form. By submitting your personal information, you consent to our use of the information as set out in this privacy notice.
We may also generate personal data about you in connection with our work for you or in connection with marketing activity. Our marketing systems record information such as your contact details and interactions with us.
When you visit our website, our server will automatically record your IP address and the time and duration of your visit. We may use the information we collect about your interactions with our website to tailor our marketing communications to those areas that we consider are most likely to interest you (“profiling”).
The purpose and law behind us holding data about you
The primary legal basis for processing your personal data is to provide you with information about our services which are of interest to you based on your stated preferences with your consent.
Processing of your personal data may be necessary for compliance with our legal and professional obligations to third parties. This includes for example, our professional and contractual duties to the courts and our obligations to regulators (for example reporting data breaches to the Information Commissioner).
Further, processing may be necessary in pursuit of our legitimate interests. We have a legitimate interests:
- in processing your personal data to measure and improve the performance of our websites in order to provide you with the best possible visitor experience in circumstances where your personal data is appropriately protected from misuse by technical measures, policies and procedures;
- in the case of Business to Business subscribers to or requestors of our digital content or registrations for our events, and our clients, in establishing and maintaining a two-way enduring and mutually beneficial relationship with you and in the case of processing your data for marketing purposes, in marketing our services including providing information about our services which are or may be of interest to you.
- in requesting, analysing and following up on feedback you may provide in order to improve future events, to feedback to our speakers, to use in marketing campaigns (this would be anonymised) and/or to make via LinkedIn.
If you do not wish to receive any communications from us, please tell us that you wish to opt out by emailing us at email@example.com
Who will see your data and who might we share it with
Any personal data collected via our website will be seen by our team for the purposes of providing you with information about our services which are of interest to you based on your stated preferences with your consent or our legitimate interests as described above.
We may from time to time use our agents or service providers to assist us in these activities. In these cases relevant personal data would be provided to and processed by the provider of such services, in accordance with the terms of our contract with them and to the extent appropriate for the performance of that contract.
We do not otherwise share your data for marketing purposes.
Transfer of your data to other countries
In the course of carrying out the activities referred to above we may transfer your data to other countries, which may not have the same legal protections for your data as the UK.
Where data is being transferred outside of the UK and/or European Economic Area, we will take steps to ensure that your data is adequately protected in accordance with UK legal requirements and the EU GDPR (as applicable).
How long do we keep your data
As an active contact within our marketing system, we expect to retain your data for at least 6 years from the date that you first provided it.
Your rights over your data
You have the right to request copies of the personal data we hold about you. If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data, you may contact us by post at 232-233 Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y 0HP, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have the right to ask for inaccuracies in your data to be corrected, and in certain circumstances for us to stop processing your data or for your data to be erased. Some of these rights are not automatic, and we reserve the right to discuss with you why we might not comply with a request from you to exercise them.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, the practices of this web site or your dealings with this web site, please use the following contact point: email@example.com.
If you believe that we have not complied with any of our obligations under data protection laws in the UK, please let us know. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.