Legal and Privacy

Sherwood Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

DISCLAIMER

This website contains general information based on English law and, while we make every effort to ensure that the contents are accurate and up to date, nothing in these pages should be construed as legal advice. Please contact us if you need advice on any specific legal matter. All and any liability which might arise from these pages (or copies made) is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

PRIVACY & DATA COLLECTION POLICY

Sherwood Solicitors are committed to preserving the privacy of all users of and visitors to our website. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the data that you provide to us. By registering your interest in this site, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of data under the terms of this policy.

This privacy policy sets out how Sherwood Solicitors uses and protects any information collected when using this website.

Sherwood Solicitors address is The Little Globe, 153 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JG

The ICO Registration number for Sherwood Solicitors is ZA245564

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to a privacy policy that shows respect for our clients’ personal data in a professional, regulatory and transparent way. We provide information in a way that is concise, transparent, intelligible, easily accessible and uses clear and plain language.

Please note that we may change this page from time to time as our business changes. You should therefore periodically check this page to ensure you are happy with the way we view your personal information. This policy is effective from 18th June 2019

This document covers the following points regarding the privacy of your data.

• Information we collect.
• Lawful basis of processing.
• Who we share data with.
• How data is used.
• How long data is held.
• Your personal rights.
• Security.
• Links to other websites.
• Data security breach procedure.

1. Information we collect from you

• Full name.
• Address.
• Post code.
• Email address.
• Telephone numbers.
• Your National Insurance details.
• Your bank and/or building society account details.
• Information to enable us to verify your identity e.g. your date of birth or passport details.
• Your financial details so far as relevant to your instructions, e.g. the source of your funds if you are instructing on a purchase transaction.

1.1 Information we collect when you visit our website

This website uses cookies. Please see our separate cookies policy here.

1.2 Information we collect from third parties

From publicly accessible sources, e.g. Companies House or HM Land Registry.

Via our Information Technology (IT) systems, e.g.

Document Management.

Automated monitoring of our websites and other technical systems, such as our computer networks and connections, communications systems, email systems.

2. Lawful basis of processing

Sherwood Solicitors will only process your personal data under one of the six legal grounds stated under the GDPR regulations, namely: contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public interest, legitimate interests and consent.

3. Who we share your personal data with

The data you provide to us will be held on our database. Those parties process information, invoices and payments and provide support services on our behalf. We will not transfer your data outside the EEA (European Economic Area).

If our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your data may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the data you provide to us without your consent.

4. How your information is used

Your data will enable us to supply the services you have requested. It will also enable us to contact you concerning your relationship with us. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

5. How long is your information held for

We protect your data from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your data for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires. You are entitled to see the data held about you and verify that this is kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us.

6. Your personal rights

• You can ask for a copy of your personal information we hold.
• You can ask us to correct your personal information.
• You can ask us to delete your personal information.
• You can withdraw consent to use your data.
• Lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
• The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

7. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online.

8. Links to other websites

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

9. Data Security Breach Procedure

In the event of a data security breach, this will be communicated to those users affected and an emergency plan will be put into action. A notification will be sent to those affected within 72 hours.

SHERWOOD SOLICITORS COVER MORE THAN JUST BRIGHTON

Sherwood Solicitors are conveniently located in central Brighton and provide a range of legal services to clients in the East Sussex and West Sussex areas and beyond. As well as Brighton, we also serve the following areas in East Sussex: Hove, Hassocks, Portslade, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Lewes, Saltdean, Seaford and Uckfield and the following areas in West Sussex: Shoreham, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Southwick and Lancing. We can also act for clients nationally and internationally.