Privacy Notice

Privacy Policy in Brief

Gales Solicitors collects data from visitors throughout the website experience. This is largely to provide interactive functionality that would otherwise be impossible without collecting the minimum amount of data. Some data is also used to analyse your experience anonymously to improve the website experience.

Gales Solicitors respects your privacy so we will not sell your data to third parties, allow any access to the data that isn’t necessary to honour any other contracts we have in place or store excessive amounts of data we no longer need.

Gales Solicitors will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU May 25th 2018).

Privacy Policy in Detail

Definitions

Data Subject – any living person.

Third Party – another company who Gales Solicitors works with to provide services to the Data Subject.

Personally Identifiable Information – data belonging to the Data Subject that can be used to uniquely identify them.

Data Controller – any organisation that stores Personally Identifiable Information, E.g. Gales Solicitors.

Data Processor – any organisation that works on (processes) Personally Identifiable Information.

How we obtain your data

Gales Solicitors collects data from the Data Subject during the usage of this website. Some of that data may be Personally Identifiable Information. This may be entered into web forms or provided to the website by the browser (such as IP address).

Gales Solicitors may also obtain Personally Identifiable Information about the Data Subject from a Third Party as part of a contract to work with that data.

How we use your data

Gales Solicitors primarily uses data from the Data Subject either to serve a contract between Gales Solicitors and the Data Subject, or to provide necessary functionality on this website.

Gales Solicitors may also collect additional data to satisfy other legal requirements, such as is required for e-commerce.

Third Parties which have access to the data collected

Gales Solicitors works with several Third Parties to provide the service the Data Subject receives.

In all cases there is either an explicit contract in place between Gales Solicitors and the Third Party, Terms and Conditions or another legally binding relationship.

The data will likely be shared with:

Intergage Ltd – website host/provider.

The data is also rarely shared with the following:

Mobile phones – our staff may enter your contact number into their phones for the purpose of a meeting away from the office or phone lines been down and will then erase the number after use.

Marketing

Gales Solicitors does not share your data with any Third Parties for marketing purposes unless the Data Subject has explicitly opted in.

Third Party Cookies

Gales Solicitors can largely operate without the use of third party cookies. However, in many cases third party cookies improve the website experience.

Gales Solicitors will not add social sharing buttons to the page unless the Data Subject has explicitly opted in to social cookies.

Gales Solicitors will not include any tracking systems unless the Data Subject has explicitly opted in to tracking cookies.

Gales Solicitors will allow Google Analytics to operate on this website in order to provide necessary anonymous analytical data. This may result in a small amount of Personally Identifiable Information being collected but this is only used as statistics and not for identification purposes.

Data Security and Storage

Gales Solicitors will store data for only as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was obtained. Some data may be held for longer if it is either held on other systems that have not been updated, in backup data that has not expired or because of another lawful basis.

Gales Solicitors takes security seriously and makes use of technology where feasible to secure data and protect against breaches.

Personal data protection principles

We adhere to the principles relating to processing of Personal Data set out in the GDPR (as follows) which require Personal Data to be:

Data Subject's rights and requests

Data Subjects have rights when it comes to how Gales Solicitors handles their Personal Data. These include rights to:

Updates to our Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice will be reviewed regularly and this page will be updated with changes.

Contacting the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

If you have any concerns about how Personally Identifiable Information is used by Gales Solicitors please contact the Data Protection Officer:

Sarah England
138 – 140 Tuckton Road Tuckton Dorset BH6 3JX
sarah@gales-solicitors.co.uk
01202 422622

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How this information is used

  • Your data will not be shared with third parties
  • You will only be contacted via the channels you have opted in to
  • Your data will only be stored for these purposes
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