Privacy & Website Policy
Your privacy is as important to S.S. Basi & Co as it is to you. This policy sets out when and for what reasons we may request you to supply the firm with your personal information. It elaborates on how we utilise it, secure storage of the data and to whom we may disclose such information to.
We request current and potential clients of S.S. Basi & Co to read and understand this policy. This should be read in aggregation with our general terms and conditions.
S.S. Basi & Co LLP as a data controller, collects the information, process and store the personal information that is provided to the firm. S.S. Basi & Co is a limited liability partnership which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID: ).
Please note this policy is not applicable to conjoined links within our website.
The information we may request
The type of information the firm may request will be dependent upon your matter type, guidelines and your instructions to the firm. S.S. Basi & Co LLP do not ask clients to provide excess or irrelevant information. The firm will only request enough information which is necessary to assist you with your legal needs.
On occasions where clients complete forms on the website, telephone, email or correspond with the firm, the firm will only collect the personal information that the client themselves provide. That personal information could comprise names, financial information, personal description, photographic images, identity, nationality information, date of birth, your personal circumstances and your contact details such as telephone numbers, email, and postal address.
This website nor the firm’s services are targeted at minors, nonetheless there may be instances where the firm may receive personal information about children should they be involved in a legal matter. If you are not a client of the firm, the firm may obtain information about you from the client or other publicly available sources in order to adhere to the client’s legal needs. The firm need not inform you they possess such information if you already have it or if doing so may jeopardise their ability to provide the legal service to their clients and potential clients.
The firm may share your information with, and obtain information about you from third parties who will be directly involved in your legal matters, credit reference agencies or fraud prevention agencies. Other than that the firm will not disclose any information to any company outside of S.S. Basi & Co except when adhering to fraud prevention procedures or if required to do so by Law.
We may share limited technical personal information, such as your IP address, with Google Analytics. We use this information to understand how people use our website and not for direct marketing purposes.
Cookies are small fractions of information which are stored on your computer. Cookies assist in simplifying the process to log on to and use the website during future visits. This further assists in monitoring website trafficking and to personal the content of the website to your preference. You may wish to set up your computer to reject cookies, this may limit features within the website. The firm may also collect technical information and data form your use of the website.
Explanation as to why we process your personal information
Personal Information is collected primarily for the intention of providing the client with the legal services, complying with the firm’s regulatory and legal obligations and compliance with the firm’s operational requirements.
Should you not provide the firm with your consent to process your personal information in this manner, the firm may be obligated to effectively dismiss your matter and stop acting for you, as this may mean that the firm is unable to provide you with accurate or correct legal advice or the firms legal or regulatory compliance obligations.
The legal basis’ upon which the firm may process personal information include consent to do so, legitimate interests, pursuant to a contract between you and the firm or compliance with legal or regulatory obligations.
The firm’s legitimate interests include offering the client with legal services, quotations and preliminary advice prior to obtaining formal instructions. This also includes the enablement of the firm to process payments, management and development of the business. This would further include the enforcement of the terms of any contract between the firm and the client.
Our legitimate interests include offering to provide you with legal services, quotations and preliminary advice prior to formal instructions. It also includes enabling us to process payments, manage and develop our business, for marketing activities and to better understand how our website and services are used. It also includes hosting and maintaining our website. It also includes enforcing the terms of any contract between us and any client.
The firm share your personal data with some third party service providers, such as the electronic case management system provider. In some cases, personal information may be transferred (the definition of which includes making available remotely) to countries outside of the EEA. This will only happen if this is done with your informed consent; is necessary for the performance of a contract between us and a client; or is to a country or international organisation which provides appropriate safeguards.
Preservation of your personal information
The information that you provide to the firm or that the firm collect is stored on within the secure servers or in hard copy in secure storage facilities.
The will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires and for the specific purposes for which it was obtained.
You have the right to at any time request the firm to provide you with access, rectification, and update your personal information. You also have the right to restrict the way in which we process your information or to request the destruction of the same. You have the right to request the transfer your personal information to another person or business, unless the firm holds a lien over the same.
For further information on how your information is used, maintenance of security of the same and your rights to access information we hold on you, you can contact the firm on email@example.com