Privacy Policy

At Curry Popeck we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We handle all personal information with great care and have policies in place to ensure it is protected.

Your privacy is really important to us and we understand how important it is to you. This Privacy Policy tells you about the type of information Curry Popeck collects and processes, what we do with it, how we keep your information secure, your rights and how to contact us.

We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we do so, the changes will be posted on our website and hard-copies will be available on request. Any changes will apply from the time we post them. This policy was last changed on May 10th 2018.

About Curry Popeck

Curry Popeck Solicitors is the Data Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any other associated data protection regulation. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk) under registration number Z6120715.

Applicability

This Data Privacy Policy is intended for clients and prospective clients only. There is a separate Privacy Policy in place for employees and employment applicants.

Information Compliance Manager

Curry Popeck’s Information Compliance Manager is Jonathan Lemon and he is based at our Harrow office 380 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 8DP.

Personal data processed by Curry Popeck

Curry Popeck may collect, store and process personal information about you from a number of sources:

  • You may supply the information to us verbally, in writing (letter or email) or via our website;
  • We may receive information about you from third parties to enable us to carry out legal work as instructed by you. For example from banks or building societies, accountants and other professional service firms;
  • Details of your visits to our website may be collected including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

The specific information that we will request from you will depend on what you have asked us to do for you. We will always keep requests for information to a minimum.

Curry Popeck will only process (use) your personal information where we have a proper reason to do so. In general, this is to allow us to carry out legal work on your behalf or provide you with a quotation before starting work. The reasons on which we rely to use your information are where we:

  • have asked for your consent for us to do so;
  • have a ‘legitimate interest’ to do so in order to support our business purposes. Our use will be fair and balanced and never unduly impact on your rights;
  • have a contract with you that we can only fulfill by using your personal information, e.g. to carry out a task that you have requested;
  • have a legal obligation to use or disclose information about you, e.g. we are required by law to provide information under certain circumstances.

Example of where we might use your information are listed below:

Type of dataPurposeLegal Basis for processing
Your name and contact details.To provide you with the services, products or information that you asked for and communicate with you during the matter.

To keep a record of your relationship with us.
Legitimate interest – this information is necessary for the purposes of satisfying your request.

Contractual purposes – this information is necessary to take steps (at your request) prior to entering a contract.
Copies of your official
documents such as birth
certificates, passports and
utility bills.
Verifying your identity and
complying with anti-fraud
regulations.
Legal obligation.
Information obtained from you during the course or our legal work or services provided to you.To provide you with the services, products or information that we have undertaken on your behalf.Legitimate interest – this information is necessary for the purposes of satisfying your request.
Financial records.Internal management and
resource planning including
meetings and business
development.
Legitimate interest – this is necessary for the ongoing operation of our business.
The details of the work that
we have done or are doing
for you.
Internal management and
resource planning including
meetings and business
development.
Legitimate interest – this is necessary for the ongoing operation of our business.
Your marketing preferences.So we know how you prefer to be contacted and that you have consented to be contacted.Legitimate interests – we collect this information to help
us comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and the laws on electronic marketing.
Information about your
visit to our website.
To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.Legitimate interest - ensuring the continued functioning and performance of our website.

Who we share your personal data with

When we are appointed to carry out legal work for you we are likely to have a requirement to disclose some information to parties outside Curry Popeck in the course of carrying out this work. These disclosures are only made when required. Examples of this would be:

Recipient/Category of organisationPurpose of sharing
Legal counsel or other experts.To ask for professional advice and opinion on your case.
Identity checking services.To verify that we can take you on as a client.
The Land Registry.To register a property or check a registration.
The solicitors acting for another party involved in your matter.To work on your matter.
Auditors and regulators.We are required to undergo regular checks as part of our professional regulation.
Email marketing services.We employ email marketing services to send informational material to our newsletter subscribers.
IT support companies.We may share Curry Popeck data with our IT support company so they can investigate software issues.

How long do we keep your personal information?

Curry Popeck will only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary to carry out the relevant activity. This information may be held digitally or in paper files.

  • We will keep your information whilst we are providing you with the services or information you require or to administer your relationship with us;
  • We will continue to keep your information until the period that you could make a claim against us has elapsed;
  • Certain categories have specific retention requirements with which we comply. Examples of this are wills, probate information, and deeds.

Where we are not under a legal obligation to retain your information, we will determine what is necessary by reference to the lawful basis for processing set out above and our legitimate interests.

Automated decision making and profiling

Curry Popeck does not use any form of automated decision making or profiling based on the information that we hold about individuals.

Marketing

We will only send marketing information by email and text where you have given us consent to do so. Every email or text message we send will provide an option to opt out of receiving future messages if you wish.

We do not give, sell or exchange your information with other organisations for marketing purposes. You may, at any time, opt out of receiving marketing from Curry Popeck by contacting us via post or emailing us at dataprotection@currypopeck.com

Like most websites, www.currypopeck.com uses cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser and are used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for information about cookies and our use of them.

International transfers

Curry Popeck transfers personal data outside of the United Kingdom to Campaign Monitor in the USA for the purposes of sending out promotional and informational emails to subscribers on our mailing list.

OrganisationCountryPurposeSafeguards
Campaign Monitor.USA.Email marketing.Various safeguards are in place
https://www.campaignmonitor.com/trust/security/
Intapp.USA.Digital time recording.Various safeguards are in place
https://www.intapp.com/privacy/

Your rights

The GDPR significantly increases your rights over the personal data Curry Popeck holds about you.

You have the following rights over your personal data;

Right of access.You have the right to obtain confirmation from Curry Popeck as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to that personal data.
Right to rectification.You have the right to oblige Curry Popeck to rectify inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed by providing a supplementary statement.
Right to erasure (right
to be forgotten).
You have the right (under certain circumstances, but not all) to oblige Curry Popeck to erase personal data
concerning you.
Right to restriction of
processing.
You have the right (under certain circumstances, but not all) to oblige Curry Popeck to restrict processing of your personal data. For example, you may request this if you are contesting the accuracy of personal data held about you.
Right to data portability.You have the right (under certain circumstances, but not all) to oblige Curry Popeck to provide you with the personal data about you, which
you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machinereadable
format. You also have the right to oblige Curry Popeck to transmit that data to another controller.
Right to withdraw
consent.
If the lawful basis for processing is consent, you have the right to
withdraw that consent which you can exercise by writing to the Information Compliance Manager at address provided above.
Right to object to direct
marketing.
Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Rights in relation to
automated decision
making and profiling.
Curry Popeck does not perform any automated decision-making based
on personal data.

For more information about any of your rights, please visit:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation- gdpr/individual-rights/

If you wish to exercise any of your rights concerning your personal data, please contact Curry Popeck’s Information Compliance Manager at the address shown above. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. In the United Kingdom this is:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House. Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
(t) 0303 123 1113 (e) casework@ico.org.uk

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