References to we/us/our in this Notice will also include Walker Morris Resources Limited when used in relation to our processing of our employee data.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act) and the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 as transposed into UK law under the the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR), Walker Morris LLP is the data controller of your personal information and is entered in the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Register of Data Controllers with registration number Z3377061. For employees only, Walker Morris Resources Limited is also a data controller of your personal information and is entered in the ICO Register of Data Controllers with registration number Z6629971.
This Notice explains how we may collect and process personal data about:
Depending on our relationship with you this notice may be supplemented with additional information relating to our use of your personal data included for example in our Terms of Business and Terms of Engagement letter (for clients) and our applicant form and employment contract (for job applicants and employees).
We may collect and process the personal information about you including information:
We may also collect information about you in other ways, for example:
The way we process your personal data we collect as set out above varies depending on our relationship with you. In each case the purposes for which we request the information will be clear from the context in which it is acquired. These include:
We will only disclose your personal information to another person or organisation where we:
Our use of your personal data as outlined above is subject to different legal bases for processing, including where necessary for:
If you do not agree to provide your personal data to us we may not be able to provide you with legal services or process your application for other services or employment. Where our use of your data is not necessary for one of the purposes outlined above we may use it in a particular way with your consent (for example if you have registered to attend an event we are hosting or to receive legal updates). Where we ask for your consent you are free to refuse our use of your personal data for those purposes and you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details set out below. This shall not affect the lawfulness of any processing that was based on your consent before you withdrew it.
As a law firm our work is largely regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are often engaged by businesses that provide financial services that are in turn themselves regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA). As part of our legal work on their behalf, we are required to follow certain FCA rules, including recording telephone calls in respect of certain customer transactions that we deal with. We may share any customer call recordings with the relevant financial services business of which you are, or may previously have been, a customer. This recording is undertaken for regulatory compliance, training and quality purposes.
The personal information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the United Kingdom or the EEA who work for us or one of our suppliers or in circumstances where your instruction has international considerations and/or parties related to your matter are located overseas. Before we transfer your personal data outside the United Kingdom or EEA we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any such transfer is made securely and that there is adequate protection in place in order to protect your personal data, as required by the Act and Chapter V of the GDPR. Please contact us if you wish to obtain more information regarding relevant safeguards. By submitting your personal information you agree to this transfer, storing or processing outside the United Kingdom and the EEA.
We will retain your personal information for a minimum of six years and so long as is reasonably necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained and in accordance with our legal obligations and follow our data destruction policy and processes thereafter.
This Notice only extends to our Website, which is owned and operated by Walker Morris LLP and does not, therefore, extend to your use of, provision of information to and collection of information on any website not connected to Walker Morris LLP to which you visit by using the hypertext links within our Website.
Your personal information is protected under data protection law and you have a number of rights (see below) which you can seek to exercise. Please contact us in writing, by email or telephone using the details shown under ‘Contact and Complaints’ below if you wish to do so, or if you have any queries in relation to your rights. Please note these rights do not apply in all circumstances.
Right of access – subject to certain exceptions, you have the right of access to your personal data that we hold.
Right to rectify your personal information – if you discover that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to have this information rectified (i.e. corrected).
Right to be forgotten – you may ask us to delete information we hold about you in certain circumstances. This right is not absolute and it may not be possible for us to delete the information we hold about you, for example, if we have an ongoing contractual relationship or are required to retain information to comply with our legal obligations.
Right to restriction of processing – in some cases you may have the right to have the processing of your personal information restricted. For example, where you contest the accuracy of your personal information, its use may be restricted until the accuracy is verified.
Right to object to processing – you may object to the processing of your personal information (including profiling) when it is based upon our legitimate interests. You may also object to the processing of your personal information for the purposes of direct marketing and for the purposes of statistical analysis.
Right to data portability – you have the right to receive, move, copy or transfer your personal information to another controller when we are processing your personal information based on consent or on a contract and the processing is carried out by automated means.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to collect aggregate information for us to use. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Cookies are small text files that are created and stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are often placed on your computer to enable the website to operate properly, to ‘remember’ who you are, and to monitor website traffic and usage. Cookies are generally only visible to the website that serves them and not to other websites.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can accept, delete or disable cookies through your browser if you wish. To learn more about controlling the placement of cookies through your browser settings, please review the options available in your internet browser’s ‘Help’ menu, or alternatively visit the IAB website.
To ensure that you have maximum control over how cookies are placed on your computer, we also operate a cookie banner which appears when you first visit our Website, but can also always be accessed through the dedicated link at the bottom of the homepage. This enables you to set your preferences with respect to certain cookies used in connection with the operation of the Website. For more detailed information about the specific types of cookies used, please read the section below..
Cookies are used on our Website for different reasons. Sometimes cookies are necessary for the operation of the Website, for example to ensure its security, or to ‘remember’ your Cookie preference information so that we can make sure those preferences apply to your next visit. Other cookies may serve a different purpose, for example to provide analysis of how the Website is used and to improve functionality for users.
Unless strictly necessary for the functioning of our Website or for the transmission of communications, we will only place cookies where you have previously provided your consent. If you do not provide your consent then you can still access and use our Website, however certain functions or features may be disabled which could negatively affect your user experience.
Walker Morris LLP takes great care to ensure the security of our Website and your personal information. Only authorised personnel and contractors have access to your information. We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We are also Information Security ISO27001 certified.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We may change this Notice at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Website.
If you have any questions about how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy, or if you have any comments or wish to seek to exercise any of your rights as outlined above, to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us or to complain about our use of your personal data, please write to Tracy Foley at Walker Morris LLP, 33 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4DL, by email at email@example.com or by telephone on +44 (0)113 283 2500.
You may also lodge a complaint with the ICO by writing to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF telephone 0303 123 1113. www.ico.org.uk/.
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Last updated: 31 August 2021