Data Protection Officer: Duane Bridger
Who we are
Bridger’s Law Limited is a Limited company incorporated in England and Wales and is a ‘controller’ under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Whose data we hold
We may hold data about the following people:
- Suppliers and service providers
- Advisers, consultants and other professional experts
Data that will be collected
We will only collect information from you which is relevant to the matter we are dealing with. In particular we may collect the following information from you which is defined as ‘personal data’:
- Personal details
- Family details
- Lifestyle and social circumstances
- Financial details
- Business activities of the person whose details we are processing
We may also collect information that is referred to as being ‘special category’. This could include:
- Physical and mental health details
- Racial or ethnic origin
- Religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature
- Criminal convictions
- Sexual orientation
Basis for processing
It is necessary for the performance of our contract with you.
It is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation.
It is in our legitimate interest to do so.
You have given us your consent (this can be withdrawn at any time by advising our data protection officer).
How we will use your data
We may use your information for the following purposes:
- The provision of legal services including advising and acting on behalf of clients.
- To maintain our accounts and records.
- Promotion of our goods and services.
- To support and manage our employees
Who we will share your information with
- Courts and tribunals
- Business associates
- Ombudsman and regulatory authorities
- Financial organisations
- Credit reference agencies
- Private investigators
- Central government
- Finance Companies
- Anyone associated with your transaction that require the information in order to conclude your matter
Where you authorise us, we may also disclose your information to your family, associates or representatives and we may also disclose your information to debt collection agencies if you do not pay our bills.
In respect of Marketing Services, we will not process your data without your consent unless it is on the basis of there being a legitimate interest.
Transfers to third countries
We may from time to time transfer your personal data to a country outside of the EEA. We will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place at all times and will only do so where it is necessary to conclude your matter or where a relevant party (person or legal entity) is residing or registered outside the EEA .
We shall ensure that all the information that you provide to us is kept secure using appropriate technical and organisational measures. In the event of a personal data breach we have in place procedures to ensure the effects of such a breach are minimised and shall liaise with the ICO and with you as appropriate.
More information is available from the data protection officer.
How long we will keep your information for
We will normally keep your information throughout the period of time we do work for you and afterwards for a minimum period of six years, as we are required to do by law and also by the regulations that apply to us. In some cases (for example where we have prepared a will for you) we may retain your information for a longer period and we will advise you of this at the time.
More information is set out in our data retention policy which is available on request from the data protection officer.
Your Data Protection rights
You have the following rights under the GDPR:
- Right to be informed
- Right of access
- Right to request rectification
- Right to request erasure
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to data portability
- Right to object
Right of access
You have a right to see the information we hold about you. To access this you need to provide a request in writing to our data protection officer, together with proof of identity. We will usually process your request free of charge and within 30 days. However, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable administration fee and to extend the period of time by a further two months, if the request is manifestly unfounded or vexatious and / or is very complex.
Full details are available in our data subject access policy which is available on request from the data protection officer.
Right of erasure
You have a right to ask us to erase your personal data in certain cases (details may be found in Article 17 of the GDPR). We will deal with your request free of charge and within 30 days, but reserve the right to refuse to erase information that we are required to retain by law or regulation, or that is required to exercise or defend legal claims.
To exercise your right to erasure, please contact our data protection officer
Who you can complain to
If you are unhappy about how we are using your information or how we have responded to your request then initially you should contact the data protection officer; Mr Duane Bridger, Data Protection Officer, Bridger’s Law Limited, Ground Floor Rear,10 Conqueror Court, Vellum Drive, Sittingbourne Kent, ME10 5BB.
If your complaint remains unresolved, then you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. Details are available at www.ico.gov.uk.