Privacy Policy
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Privacy Policy

Introduction

The Kerr Brown Partnership is a law firm and provides legal advice and assistance to its clients. It is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

The personal data that The Kerr Brown Partnership processes to provide these services relates to its clients and other individuals as necessary, including staff and suppliers’ staff.

This policy sets out The Kerr Brown Partnership’s commitment to ensuring that any personal data, including special category personal data, which The Kerr Brown Partnership processes, is carried out in compliance with data protection law. The Kerr Brown Partnership processes the personal data of staff from all over the world, including the personal data of a large number of non-EU citizens, but is committed to ensuring that all the personal data that it processes is done in accordance with data protection law. The Kerr Brown Partnership ensures that good data protection practice is imbedded in the culture of our staff and our organisation.

The privacy of our clients’ personal data is of utmost importance to us. This Privacy Notice explains the type of information that we may hold, why we hold it, the sharing of that information with others, how you can access that information and the security of the information held.

Data Controller

Our Data Controller is: -

Robert Kerr

Kerr Brown Partnership

Baltic Chambers

50 Wellington Street

Glasgow G2 6HJ

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any requests received will be considered under the applicable data protection legislation. If you are not satisfied with our handling of your queries, you have the right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at ico.org.uk . We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number ZA131582.

How we collect and use (process) your personal information

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact Details
  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Photographic Images
  • CCTV footage
  • Passport number and copies of passport
  • Bank Account details
  • Meeting Notes

The purpose of obtaining that data may be:-

  • To provide you with legal advice and representation;
  • To check your identity;
  • As required by law; and
  • To process and make payments

We may need to have access to information about you held by third parties, for example doctors, hospitals, HMRC, all medical treatment providers, employers and your insurance company. We will provide you with a legal mandate in order to recover that information.

Sharing of information with others

In limited circumstances, and to deal with our representation for you we may share your personal information with others including the following:-

1. Medical Professionals and other expert witnesses;

2. Solicitors and Advocates

3. Insurers;

4. Motor Engineers;

5. Motor Insurers Bureau;

6. Our internet service provider;

7. Government Bodies and Law Enforcement Agencies;

8. If Language support is required by you then any person who is assisting you with this language support;

9. A third party who has referred to us the matter we are dealing with for you;

These third parties must at all times keep your personal information secure and, where required, they will be bound by a legal agreement with Kerr Brown to keep your personal information private, secure and to process it only on our specific instruction.

Kerr Brown will not transfer your personal data to a country outside the European Economic Area without your prior consent.

You have the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You have the right to object to the processing. If you wish to do that please contact our Data Controller whose details are as undernoted.

Access to Personal Information

You have certain rights as a Data Subject under the Data Protection Act 1998 to request details, and in particular circumstances, a copy of the personal data which we hold about you. We have one month from receiving such a request to deal with it. If you would like a copy, please write to the Data Controller, Robert Kerr, The Kerr Brown Partnership, Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If it comes to your attention that there are inaccuracies in your personal data, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can amend our records accordingly.

Security & Storage of your information

We use appropriate standards of technology and operational security to protect your personal information. This includes the use of a secure server and firewall connection. Access to your personal data by our employees is limited to those who require access to that information in order to allow us to provide our clients with legal advice and representation. Our employees have a duty to maintain the confidentiality and security of that information.

Your personal information will be kept no longer that necessary for the purpose for which it was processed and in line with the Law Society of Scotland Guidance in relation to the ownership and destruction of files.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better understand the users’ experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies in accordance with Google’s privacy policy:-

Universal Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

Google Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser When you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached the site (for example from another website or a search engine) 6 months

Call Tracking and Recording

We use telephone tracking numbers to link a user’s call to the marketing channel that they originated from. This is done using cookies - you can choose to decline cookies, as explained above, if you would prefer not to be tracked.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party antivirus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third-party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party antivirus software or similar applications.

External Website Links & Third Parties

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the appropriate privacy policy applicable to the relevant website being used.

Social Media Usage

While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

Contact

If you have any queries in relation to the above please do not hesitate to contact us through any of the contact methods on our site.

Resources & Further Information

• Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
 Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998
• Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) 2003
• The Guide to the PECR 2003
• Twitter Privacy Policy
• Facebook Privacy Policy
• Google Privacy Policy
• LinkedIn Privacy Policy

Your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please call 0141 221 4880.

Contact

If you have any queries in relation to the above please do not hesitate to write to us at Kerr Brown Partnership, Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ.

We reserve the right to modify or amend this privacy policy at any time and for any reason. Details of changes will be posted on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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