Privacy Policy

Our ICO number is ZA806190

This Privacy Policy Explains How Pearson Locke Solicitors Uses and Protects Your Information

We strictly adhere to the principles of data protection legislation as outlined in the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our Data Protection Register number is ZA806190.

Information You Provide to Us

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. We are dedicated to safeguarding the privacy and security of any personal information you provide to us. By supplying personal information, such as your name and email address, through the forms on this website, you consent to us contacting you regarding the information you have requested.

Usage of Your Personal Information

The personal information you provide to us may be utilized in various ways, including:

  • Provision of our legal services;
  • Quality control and audit inspections, including legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Human resources purposes if you are an employee or potential employee;
  • Occasionally contacting you for market research purposes.

When working on your behalf, we may need to share information with third parties, such as expert witnesses and other professional advisers. Any third party to whom we disclose your information will be bound to keep your information secure and use it solely for the intended purposes.

We may also have legal or regulatory obligations that require us to disclose your personal data to third parties, such as fraud prevention or anti-money laundering efforts.

Some forms on our website may include an option for you to give permission for us to add you to our mailing list. This mailing list operates on an opt-in basis, and your personal information will only be used by us. Under no circumstances will your personal information be sold or shared with any other organization.

Periodically, we may include links in our emails to other websites that we believe may be of interest to you.

Every email communication you receive from us will include the option to unsubscribe and remove your email address from our list.

Personal information will be electronically stored unless otherwise specified or agreed.

Promotional Communications

We may use your personal data to send you updates (via email, text message, telephone, or post) about legal developments that may interest you and information about our services, including exclusive offers, promotions, or new services.

We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data for promotional purposes (refer to 'How and Why We Use Your Personal Data' above). Usually, we do not require your consent to send you promotional communications. However, if consent is needed, we will request it explicitly and separately.

We will always treat your personal data with the utmost respect and will never sell or share it with other organizations for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time by:

  • Contacting us via our general email address
  • Using the 'unsubscribe' link in emails or 'STOP' number in texts

We may request you to confirm or update your marketing preferences when instructing us to provide further services in the future or due to changes in laws, regulations, or our business structure.

Information We Monitor About Visitors

During your visit to our site, the pages you view, along with a small text file called a 'cookie,' are downloaded to your computer. Many websites use cookies for beneficial features, such as identifying whether a user has logged in or visited the site previously. For more information, please visit the ICO website.

Security

We are committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect and secure the information we collect and process.

Your Rights

You have the right to request access to, rectification or erasure of data, to object to and request the restriction of processing, and to data portability.

Under the DPA 2018, you may request details of any personal information we hold about you. Such requests should be sent to our Data Protection Officer, whose contact details are provided below. We will not charge any fees for this service, and we will respond within one calendar month. If we decline your request, we will explain the reasons and outline your rights to lodge a complaint.

If you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete or if you have any comments, queries, or requests regarding the use of your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer. Any incorrect information will be promptly corrected.

Changes

Any significant changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page, and when appropriate, we will notify you of the changes via email.

Contact

For further information on how we use your information, how we maintain its security, and your rights to access your information, please contact:
Sadiyya Patel, our Data Protection
Officer Phone: 0161 820 1101
Email: spatel@pearsonlocke.co.uk