Cummings Law is responsible for your Personal Data. In this Policy, references to Cummings or “we”, “us”, or “our” means Cummings Law Ltd. Our registered office is at 42 Brook Street, London W1K 5DB and we are authorised and regulated in the UK by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (www.sra.org.uk).
As described above, "Personal Data" is any information that can be used to identify you or that we can link to you and which we have in our possession or control.
We process Personal Data about lots of different categories of people, including our clients, people involved in matters we act on for our clients, people we or our staff have relationships with, and other third parties who interact with us (either directly).
Because of the nature of the services we provide, the types of data we process can be quite varied, but will usually include full names, contact details, and associated client information. Depending on the nature of our relationship with you, we may also process information about your business and company affiliations; identification (including copies of your passport); financial affairs; family, lifestyle and social circumstances; education and employment background; the services we provide you or your company; and the goods or service you or your company provide us; and your use of our website.
In some circumstances we may process special categories of Personal Data about you, in which case we take particular care to only process such data in accordance with the strict legal parameters. This type of data can include information about your health; racial or ethnic origin; religious or political beliefs; trade union membership; sex life or sexual orientation; genetic or biometric data; or philosophical beliefs.
We may obtain such Personal Data from you directly, from our clients, from third parties involved in matters we act on for our clients, and from other third parties (including publicly available information).
Where you are our client, it will sometimes be necessary for you to provide us with information directly, and in those cases, it is your responsibility to ensure that all such information is complete in all material respects and not misleading. The accuracy and appropriateness of our advice may be affected as a consequence of your failure to do so. If any information changes, please let us know so that we can keep it updated on our systems.
We may do the following with your Personal Data:
Also, we may collate, process and share any statistics based on an aggregation of information held by us provided that any individual is not identified from the resulting analysis and the collation, processing and dissemination of such information is permitted by law.
We will only process your Personal Data where we have a lawful basis for doing so. In general, our lawful basis will be one of more of the following:
In providing services to our clients and in complying with our legal obligations, we may share the Personal Data that we obtain about you, insofar as we are permitted by law to do so, with the following:
Where we transfer your Personal Data outside Europe, we will ensure that it is protected and transferred in a manner consistent with legal requirements applicable to the information.
How long we hold your Personal Data for will vary and will depend principally on:
We will ensure that the Personal Data that we hold is subject to appropriate security measures.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner in respect of our processing of your Personal Data. Information can be found at www.ICO.org.uk. If you would like to raise your complaint with us in the first instance, please contact us.
You have rights under data protection laws to request from us access to, rectification of, or erasure of your Personal Data. You also have the right to request the restriction of any processing or to object to our processing of your Personal Data. Finally, you have the right to data portability. Please use the contact details below to exercise your rights. You can find more information about your rights at www.ICO.org.uk.
If you would like further information on the collection, use, disclosure, transfer or processing of your Personal Data or the exercise of any of your rights listed above, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.